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South African Tourism Has “Huge Growth Potential”: Minister

South African Tourism Has “Huge Growth Potential”: Minister

South Africa will speed up visa processes and lure major conferences in an effort to boost foreign arrivals by 40 percent by 2021, said its tourism minister. The new measures are part of a goal to attract five million additional travellers – four million international tourists and one million extra local holiday trips and will […]

Women Urged To Be Innovative In Marketing Tourism

Women Urged To Be Innovative In Marketing Tourism

WOMEN working in tourism sector have been challenged to be confident and innovative in a bid to better their lives. The Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu challenged the women to be confident and innovative, saying it’s a key requisites to penetrate in the lucrative sector. “This is one […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Where is Your ‘Cape Point’?

LOUD WHISPERS: Where is Your ‘Cape Point’?

I am a very poor tourist. This might sound a bit strange coming from me, because I am quite adventurous and curious about the world. I love to see new places, sights and sounds. I am a recovering shopaholic and a notorious curator of a range of items specific to certain countries or regions of […]

A Toast To African Women In Tourism At Akwaaba 2017

A Toast To African Women In Tourism At Akwaaba 2017

For their contribution to the development of the tourism sector in Africa, 100 African women were honoured at the just concluded 13th edition of the Akwaaba African Travel Market, at the Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. Among the receipts is Mrs Florence Ita Giwa popularly known as Mama Bakassi, for her role in fighting for […]

2 Seychellois Women Recognised Regionally For Education, Tourism Leadership

2 Seychellois Women Recognised Regionally For Education, Tourism Leadership

Two Seychellois women have recently been recognised during an award ceremony in Mauritius recognizing Africa’s most influential women in business and government. Shella Mohideen and Daniella Payet-Alis were the winners of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) Country and Regional awards in their respective categories – ‘Education and Training Academy’ and ‘Tourism and Leisure’. The awards […]

U.S. tourism Sector Faces Squeeze Of Strong Dollar, Trump Travel Ban

U.S. tourism Sector Faces Squeeze Of Strong Dollar, Trump Travel Ban

The U.S. travel sector is bracing for a year in which a strong dollar and uncertainty over President Donald Trump’s travel ban could deter visitors, industry representatives said at the world’s biggest tourism trade fair in Berlin. Trump on Monday signed a revised executive order banning citizens from six Muslim-majority nations from traveling to the […]

Deputy Minister Tokozile Xasa On Measures To Uplift Women In Tourism

Deputy Minister Tokozile Xasa On Measures To Uplift Women In Tourism

Women empowerment and issues pertaining to entrepreneurial development on the African continent featured highly on the agenda at the round table discussion hosted by Deputy Minister, Tokozile Xasa, on the eve of the official opening of the 2016 Women in Tourism Conference in Pretoria. The session afforded African dignitaries and key tourism industry players an […]

Interesting Places You Need To Visit In Africa

Interesting Places You Need To Visit In Africa

Happy Tourism Day. It’s the world Tourism day 2016 and on this platform we have decided to explore the beauty of Africa. There are beautiful places in Africa that showcases how great the continent is. You need not travel abroad to see beauty, Beauty lies in our planet. So we did a collation of beautiful […]

FG To bring Culture, Tourism Sectors Into Mainstream Of Economy – Lai Mohammed

FG To bring Culture, Tourism Sectors Into Mainstream Of Economy – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal Government is working hard to bring the culture and tourism sectors into the mainstream of the nation’s economy. The Minister, who stated this in Lagos on Sunday at a meeting with Arts,Culture and Tourism Correspondents, said the sectors are among those that […]

Eating the intra-African trade pudding: Uganda, South Africa top as neighbours drive Kenya’s tourism recovery

Eating the intra-African trade pudding: Uganda, South Africa top as neighbours drive Kenya’s tourism recovery

Proving Africa will reap from trading with itself, vacationers from Rwanda, Burundi, DRC and Ethiopia have shored up Kenya’s tourism. LAST year, to much fanfare, 26 African nations signed off on a free-trade ‘super bloc’ that seeks to improve the absurdly low levels of intra-regional trade on the continent, at the Egyptian seaside resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. […]