Africa

Macolline forest joins African Tourism Board

The African Tourism Board (ATB) is pleased to announce that Macolline forest in Northeastern Madagascar has joined ATB as a member. Macolline is a 25-acre native forest in a region of Northeastern Madagascar founded by Marie-Helene Kam Hyo. Founded in 2001, Macolline is open to receive tourists, students, and scientists. For an entertaining full day, the site features a walking […]

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Air Tanzania becomes first African A220 operator

Air Tanzania as become the first African carrier to take delivery of the Airbus A220 and the latest Airbus aircraft operator. Representatives from the airline as well as officials from the United Republic of Tanzania government, alongside executives from the A220 program, celebrated the aircraft handover at the A220 Mirabel assembly line. “The A220 unrivalled passenger comfort combined with its […]

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Agents and Tour Operators See a Surge of Interest in Egypt

With little unrest in recent years, tourism demand for Egypt is making a big comeback. Tour operators are beefing up offerings and agents are seeing renewed interest among clients. Interest in Egypt among U.S. travelers, which fell into a long, deep slumber following the Arab Spring unrest of 2011 and subsequent incidents, is steadily reawakening, with 2019 poised to be […]

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Uganda Tourism Board searching for a new CEO

Uganda Tourism Board CEO job is up for grabs as Stephen Asiimwe bows out after four years at the helm. Following the restructuring of major government agencies including the Uganda Tourism Board, one would have thought that no one would be willing to steer a ship that is set for decommissioning. Public Service head Catherine Bitarakwate since clarified that the […]

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South Africa Tourism Minister sees policies recognized

Derek Hanekom, the Minister of Tourism of South Africa is seeing his policies being recognized beyond the African borders. The recent invitation for Sisa Ntshona, the CEO of SA Tourism to join the World Tourism Organization’s Advisory Board of its UNWTO.QUEST program showed the respect for South Africa in world tourism as a serious and important player. CEO of SA […]

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Suspended! Fastjet airline services in Tanzania

Tanzanian aviation authorities temporarily revoked FastJet’s operating license up through the end of January next year, quoting the cancellation of its trips and huge debt accumulation the airline owes its contractors and the government of Tanzania. Aviation authorities in Tanzania’s commercial hub of Dar es Salaam said late on Monday that FastJet had failed to address operating issues which led […]

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Ghana’s First Lady Nutrition champion

The African Leaders for Nutrition has inaugurated Ghana’s first lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo as a Nutrition Champion. This is in acknowledgment of her work and commitment to sound nutrition and the wellbeing of mothers and infants. The ALN initiative is a platform for high-level advocacy and engagement to advance nutrition in Africa, endorsed by the Assembly of Heads of State and […]

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Botswana – a right royal favourite

Best known for its rare combination of desert and delta, as well as a vast array of wildlife, Botswana is regarded as one of Africa’s most exclusive and breath-taking luxury safari destinations. So it’s easy to see why it’s a favourite of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Specialist safari operator, Sanctuary Retreats, operates four unique luxury boutique properties in […]

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SA increasing efforts on climate change

South Africa is scaling-up its current ambitious efforts to address climate change, says Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom. “We are encouraged by successes achieved thus far. These include our Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPP), which has unlocked in excess of US $14 billion for power generation. This includes $3.74 billion in foreign direct investment,” Hanekom said. The Minister […]