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EAC Tourism Sector Lost U.S.$4.8 Billion, 2 Million Jobs

EAC Tourism Sector Lost U.S.$4.8 Billion, 2 Million Jobs

The East African region lost more than $4.8 billion and two million jobs in the tourism sector in 2020 due to the pandemic, according to a new report. The August report titled “EABC Studies on Impact of Covid-19 on Selected Sectors: Tourism & Hospitality Industry; Light Manufacturing Sector and Agriculture & Food Security” found that […]

Govt Lifts Duty on Luxury Cars in Move to Woo Tourists

Govt Lifts Duty on Luxury Cars in Move to Woo Tourists

Rwanda will forgo millions of dollars in tax exemptions from importers of expensive vehicles as it attracts high-end tourists into the country. It is the latest attempt to boost tourism, which is struggling to recover from the second wave of Covid-19 infections that have led to new travel restrictions by some countries. In a letter […]

Tourism Day : Years Celebrating This Important Economic Sector

Tourism Day :  Years Celebrating This Important Economic Sector

40 years celebrating this important economic sector Tourism is one of the world’s most important economic sectors. It employs one in every ten people on Earth and provides livelihoods to hundreds of millions more. For some countries, it can represent over 20 per cent of their GDP. It allows people to experience some of the world’s […]

Coronavirus Forces Tourism Rethink In World’s Most Visited City

Coronavirus Forces Tourism Rethink In World’s Most Visited City

Bangkok tourist destination Khao San Road is usually heaving with people on weekends, its cheap beer bars, tattoo parlours, street vendors, hostels and buzzing nightlife drawing budget travellers and tour group alike. On a recent Saturday evening, the street was deserted except for a few dozen locals who wandered past boarded up shops, ignoring restaurant […]

First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa Urged Women To Participate In Tourism

First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa Urged Women To Participate In Tourism

First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa yesterday encouraged women to actively participate in the tourism sector and help contribute to economic development. She made the remarks while officially launching the Women in Tourism initiative which is expected to increase participation by women in the sector. The function which was running under the theme, “Women Empowerment for Tourism […]

Ethiopia Is The New Destination After Dubai

Ethiopia Is The New Destination After Dubai

The extraordinary rise of Ethiopia as a destination and a transfer hub for long-haul travel to Sub-Saharan Africa has been revealed in the latest findings from ForwardKeys which predicts future travel patterns by analyzing 17 million flight booking transactions a day. The data shows that Addis Ababa (Ethiopia’s capital) has grown its volume of international […]

Tanzania To Tax Air Travellers $5 From October

Tanzania To Tax Air Travellers $5 From October

Tanzania announced a security levy on air passengers, which businesses warn is likely to affect tourist numbers. The new levy, which takes effect on October 1, is meant to help improve airport security installations and safety services including perimeter fences and scanning machines. Tanzania Airports Authority director-general Richard Mayongela said foreign travellers boarding aircraft at […]

Kenya Plans to Court Ryanair, easyJet to Boost Beach Tourism

Kenya Plans to Court Ryanair, easyJet to Boost Beach Tourism

Kenya plans discussions with low-cost airlines such as Ryanair Holdings Plc and easyJet Plc to begin flying to the East African nation famous for its beaches and safaris, its tourism minister said. Tourism is one of the country’s biggest generators of foreign exchange after remittances and agricultural exports, and earned the nation 119.9 billion shillings […]

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 […]

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