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Welcoming the world: Rwanda to start issuing visas on arrival for all countries

Global citizens, prepare to pack your bags to visit Rwanda. The country has announced that effective from 1 January 2018, nationals of all countries will get a visa upon arrival without prior application

By Arthur Chatora 1 day ago

Natural Selection to open new safari camp in remote Namibia in 2018

In a joint venture between Natural Selection, local communities and Dr Julian Fennessy, Africa's foremost giraffe expert, the safari tourism business will open a new camp in the remote and wild Kaokoland

17 Nov 2017

Leles African Cuisine taps into virtual restaurant trend

The food industry is changing, with some restaurant owners forgoing physical retail spaces and instead opting to trade solely online

17 Nov 2017

Airlines urged to embrace e-commerce

African airlines have been urged to embrace e-commerce and digital technologies to become more profitable

By Peterson Tumwebaze 17 Nov 2017

Marriott International adds mixed-use property to its Nigerian portfolio

"The Renaissance Lagos Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments will be a significant addition to our strong Nigeria portfolio. There is a growing need for high calibre short and extended stay lodging in Nigeria"

16 Nov 2017

Major hotel groups to discuss growth strategies for West African hotel sector at WAPI Summit

The growth of the hotel sector is an important indicator of how well a market is developing its travel infrastructure, and the indicators for West Africa are mixed

15 Nov 2017

Kenyan Tourism CS joins #7SummitsAfrica to promote conservation through tourism

Kenyan Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has joined the Mt. Kenya leg of the 7 Summits Africa Challenge, drawn to it by its driving ethos of promoting conservation through sustainable tourism in East Africa

15 Nov 2017

Hayward's Grand Safari Company awarded best mobile safari in Africa

Hayward's Grand Safari Company has received The Safari Guild's Best in Africa Award for top mobile safari at the 11th The Safari Awards

15 Nov 2017

Tourvest consolidates travel brands, looks beyond southern Africa for growth opportunities

A partnership between Tourvest and German tour operator partner Dertouristik, has prompted the group to look beyond southern Africa for further growth opportunities

13 Nov 2017

Volunteer tourism: What's wrong with it and how it can be changed

Volunteer tourism, or voluntourism, is an emerging trend of travel linked to "doing good". Yet these efforts to help people and the environment have come under heavy criticism

By Andrea Freidus 13 Nov 2017

Three dozen cruise ships expected in Seychelles this season, a 20% increase

"The various cruise ship calls this season will give the Seychelles islands the chance to showcase itself to potential visitors with the hope that their short experience will whet their appetite for future visits."

13 Nov 2017

Carlson Rezidor to make its debut in Cameroon with Radisson Blu

With the debut of Radisson Blu in Cameroon, the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has entered its 30th African country. The Radisson Blu Hotel & Apartments Douala, Cameroon is scheduled to open in 2019

10 Nov 2017

Kenya, SA to lead in luxury hotel growth in Africa

Kenya and South Africa have been named the projected continent leaders in luxury hotel growth in a new report

10 Nov 2017

Cathay Pacific taps into PressReader library to expand range of reading material

Cathay Pacific has partnered with PressReader, enabling them to provide thousands of popular newspapers and magazines to passengers

10 Nov 2017

Three animal tourist attractions you should never do

Wild animals should always be in the wild and not made to do our bidding. The pursuit of travel can be done responsibly, with an awareness of the environment and its inhabitants

By Elaine Clara Mah 8 Nov 2017

AccorHotels bolsters Ivory Coast portfolio with Novotel and Adagio Abidjan

AccorHotels has signed a hotel management agreement with Noral for a combined 200-room Novotel and 110-apartments Adagio complex in the capital city of Abidjan

8 Nov 2017

Fixing the challenges frustrating tourism in Africa

Most African nations face tough challenges and constraints in leveraging the benefits of tourism services in trade and economic development

By Olukayode Kolawole 8 Nov 2017

Johannesburg only sub-Saharan Africa city in Top 100 City Destinations Ranking 2017

Euromonitor International has released the 2017 edition of the Top 100 City Destinations Ranking, incorporating global travel trends to provide insight on how cities are at the forefront of tourism growth

7 Nov 2017

CNN's Go There Media Fund to aid distressed destinations in boosting travel and tourism

CNN International Commercial's (CNNIC) 'Go There Media Fund' provides travel and tourism expertise to distressed destinations and countries recovering from natural disasters

7 Nov 2017

Marriott opens second hotel in Kenya overlooking famous Nairobi National Park

Marriott International has further strengthened its presence in Kenya with the announcement of the opening of its second hotel, Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport, overlooking the World's Wildlife Capital

7 Nov 2017

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International

Club Med awarded resort Brand of the Year

Club Med has received the Brand of the Year Award in the resorts category, for the second time, in the World Branding Awards which took place at Kensington Palace. The fourth instalment of the awards looked at brands from the food, luxury, lifestyle, hotel and services industries. Major French and international brands such as L'Oréal, Cartier, Facebook, Google, Samsung, Qatar Airways and more all received awards. There were over 3,000 nominees, and 245 companies from 32 countries around the world.

9 Nov 2017

Eurowings expands intercontinental range to Cape Town, grows long-haul offering

Eurowings has expanded its intercontinental range to include Cape Town, with flights leaving for Cape Town from Cologne/Bonn once a week - with departures late on a Sunday evening, and returns every Monday evening.

8 Nov 2017

Emirates boost Algiers service with extra flight, becomes daily

Emirates Airlines will be adding an extra flight to its service between Dubai and Algiers as of 13 December 2017, complementing Emirates' current six flights a week and making it a daily service. The additional flight will further boost inbound and outbound passenger traffic and cargo flow between Algeria and Dubai, and Emirates' worldwide network.

3 Nov 2017

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