Africa

  • Africa keen to draw international tourists by perking up sustainable tourism

    Published on : Friday, September 21, 2018

    Africa attracts just five percent of the tourists worldwide in spite of bragging attractions ranging from the Pyramids and Victoria Falls to wildlife safaris and never-ending strips of unspoiled beaches. However immense potential of the continent can be unraveled by …

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  • Africa boosts sustainable tourism to lure tourists

    Published on : Thursday, September 20, 2018

    Africa draws just five percent of the world’s tourists despite boasting attractions ranging from the Pyramids and Victoria Falls to wildlife safaris and endless strips of pristine beach.     But the continent’s huge potential can be unlocked by eco-tourism, …

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  • Africa is keen to take its tourism beyond safaris

    Published on : Thursday, September 20, 2018

    Africa attracts just five percent of the tourists worldwide in spite of boasting attractions starting right from the Pyramids and Victoria Falls to wildlife safaris and endless strips of immaculate beaches.   However, the huge potential of the continent can …

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  • UNWTO: Tourism shows a record performance in 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, September 5, 2018

    Since the last eight years, the international tourism sector saw uninterrupted growth in arrivals. In 2017 it was the highest since 2010 showing a record performance of US$ 1.6 trillion.     As per the UNWTO  there has been a …

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  • Nigeria to reintroduce its national airline in December

    Published on : Friday, July 20, 2018

    Nigeria is going to reintroduce a new national carrier nearly 15 years after the previous state-run airline, Nigerian Airways ceased operations. The new airline will be known as Nigeria Air.     Nigerian Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika …

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  • Tourism supports around 21 million jobs in Africa

    Published on : Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    The African Union (AU) said that the tourism sector supports about 21 million jobs in Africa with value of over $160 million. It surpasses manufacturing and banking sectors taken together.   Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid, the AU Commissioner for Infrastructure and …

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  • International arrivals in Africa increased by 6 percent

    Published on : Thursday, July 5, 2018

    As per the recent United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO’s) World Tourism Barometer, the continent merged in 2017’s robust results, led by Sub-Saharan Africa (+6 per cent) as North Africa witnessed a 4 percent growth during the first quarter of …

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  • African craft and tourism sector – a large employer of women

    Published on : Friday, June 22, 2018

    On the whole, the African craft and tourism sector is generally recognized as a large employer of women, encouraging female entrepreneurship.   The sector has the potential to provide supplementary income for the household, and also expand to meet the …

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  • Rwanda Convention Bureau makes its UK debut at The Meetings Show

    Published on : Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    Meetings and incentive travel planners in the UK will soon, for the first time, discover why Rwanda is growing rapidly in popularity with event organisers worldwide when the Rwanda Convention Bureau makes its debut at The Meetings Show, at Olympia, …

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  • Tourism needs effective marketing and branding in Africa

    Published on : Friday, June 15, 2018

    Although much has been said about the political and economic realities of Africa, a sector which has been largely overlooked and neglected is tourism. For many African countries, tourism plays a significant role in the economy and with the world …

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