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Deadly coronavirus threatens Africa’s hotel earning

The African hotel development had returned to growth at the start of 2020, with more than 78,000 rooms in 408 hotels in the pipeline, according to the 12th annual survey by W Hospitality Group, acknowledged as the industry’s most authoritative …

  • Deadly coronavirus threatens Africa’s hotel earning

    Published on : Wednesday, June 17, 2020

    The African hotel development had returned to growth at the start of 2020, with more than 78,000 rooms in 408 hotels in the pipeline, according to the 12th annual survey by W Hospitality Group, acknowledged as the industry’s most authoritative …

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  • African Destinations Meet to Plan Growth and Sustainable Future forTourism

    Published on : Wednesday, June 10, 2020

    Recovery and resilience were the central themes as the members of the World Tourism Organization’s Regional Commission for Africa (CAF) met for the 63rd time today. Reflecting the extraordinary circumstances, the meeting was held virtually, bringing together Ministers of Tourism …

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  • African national parks close to protect apes from coronavirus

    Published on : Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    The African national parks are closing its doors to protect the gorillas and chimpanzees. The national parks in Rwanda and Congo are provisionally shutting their doors to tourists and researchers to protect Africa’s endangered chimpanzees and mountain gorillas from contracting …

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  • Niagara Tourism – Reeling under COVID-19

    Published on : Friday, March 13, 2020

    The tourism of Niagara Falls has experienced a hit from COVID-19, however it has not undergone badly as destinations like Las Vegas and San Francisco.   These cities, along with many others, draw several conventions and business tourists, many of …

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  • Coronavirus disruption to cost African airlines $40 million in revenue this year

    Published on : Friday, March 6, 2020

    Coronavirus has hit the global tourism sector hard and the aviation sector is no exception. As per a global industry body, African airlines could face a loss of $40 million in revenue this year due to Coronavirus disruption.   The …

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  • The statement of the African Tourism Board Executive Committee on outbreak of Coronavirus

    Published on : Friday, February 28, 2020

    To its members, the African Tourism Board Executive Committee has recently issued a proposal in terms of Coronavirus and travel saying.   The African Tourism Board has recommended members to assess the urgency to attend an important gathering like international …

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  • Sense Africa announces 8-night creative tour to Eswatini Led by Craft & Travel

    Published on : Monday, February 24, 2020

    Eswatini specialist tour operator Sense Africa is adding a new tour to its portfolio this year, focusing on creative, experience travel. In a new ‘Craft and Safari Tour’, participants will visit two national parks, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and Hlane Royal …

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  • Hostels in Morocco – a recent phenomenon

    Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2020

    Hostels in Morocco are a recent phenomenon, an institution born in early 20th century Germany and brought to Morocco in the past two decades. The establishment of hostels in Morocco is akin to the rapid development of guesthouses in the old cities. …

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  • Algeria aims to open its tourism doors to the world

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    With a warm Mediterranean sea in summer, great winter skiing, vast Saharan deserts, lofty Roman ruins and prehistoric art of global acclaim along with an intriguing modern Arab culture, Algeria makes a top travel destination!   However, conflicts left the …

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  • African Tourism Board is working towards revealing the rich assets of the continent’s tourism

    Published on : Friday, February 14, 2020

    Setting new plans and strategies for marketing African tourism within and outside the continent, the African Tourism Board (ATB) is now looking to work closely with embassies and diplomatic missions across the continent for revealing its rich attractions.   The African Tourism …

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  • Africa to use its embassies to help market tourism worldwide

    Published on : Thursday, February 13, 2020

    Formulating new strategies to market African tourism within and outside the continent, the African Tourism Board (ATB) has started looking to cooperate and work closely with embassies and diplomatic missions across the continent to display its rich attractions.   Speaking …

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  • INNOVATIVE AFRICA: Investing in the Tourism Value Chain at WTM Africa’s ATIS

    Published on : Thursday, February 6, 2020

    The African Tourism Value Chain – and finding innovative ways to participate in and stimulate the continental tourism economy – are the focus of the African Tourism Investment Summit (ATIS) 2020, in partnership with ABG, at World Travel Market Africa …

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  • WTM Africa named BEST OVERALL EXHIBITION in 2019

    Published on : Thursday, February 6, 2020

    Reed Exhibitions Travel, Tourism and Sports team were recognised with eight awards across the portfolio at the 4th annual Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) ROAR Awards on Friday 31 January at the Gallagher Convention Centre – including Best Overall …

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  • For coronavirus, Egypt calls off tourism trips from China!

    Published on : Monday, January 27, 2020

    The Association of Egyptian Travel Agencies has stopped all tourism flights from and to China. It’s awaiting further notice as a safety measure after the outbreak of the coronavirus, the association declared on Sunday in a recent statement. The association …

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  • SAA consolidates selected domestic flights and international service to Munich

    Published on : Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    South African Airways (SAA) is in the process of consolidating selected domestic flights between the airline’s main hub, Oliver Tambo International Airport Johannesburg (JNB) and Cape Town (CPT), as well as between Johannesburg (JNB) and Durban’s King Shaka (DUR) airports. …

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  • SAA continues operations as normal

    Published on : Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    South African Airways (SAA) wishes to assure its customers and stakeholders that flights to all its destinations continue as normal.   The airline is aware of media reports suggesting that it will cease operations. SAA is always committed to transparently …

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  • Kenya is all set to reform its entry rules & living packages for all retirees

    Published on : Monday, January 20, 2020

    Kenya is all set to reform its entry rules and living packages for all retirees who are keen on spending holidays in the country as the country is interested to push annual tourism earnings above Sh200 billion.   To Kenya, …

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  • Flash flooding submerges Djibouti in a single day

    Published on : Friday, November 29, 2019

    Flash flooding has submerged Djibouti. The government of the small East African country is claiming that the equivalent of two years’ rain has fallen in a single day due to which the current situation has prevailed.     Several regional …

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  • Tourism Expert says, opportunities for Africa are huge

    Published on : Wednesday, November 20, 2019

    With the travel sector contributing under 10 per cent to GDP and employing more than 300 million workers worldwide, the opportunities for Africa are huge.   This is the view of Lavonne Wittman, the President of Skal International, who visited …

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  • S A Government takes zero measures as tourism numbers continue to plunge

    Published on : Friday, October 25, 2019

    The recent data published by StatsSA this week verifies the continuing downward trend in terms of tourism in South Africa.  The data is performance-based and records information from January to August 2019s.  The statistics verifies that fewer international tourists are visiting …

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