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Nigeria: Abuja Airport - Operation Resumes in New Terminal After Fire Scare:

April 21st, 2019

[Premium Times] The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has announced the resumption of flight operations at the new terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, hours after a fire scare on Saturday.


Nigeria: Visa Horrors - U.S. Embassy Tries to Give Tips:

April 18th, 2019

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Have you ever been denied a visa?


South Africa: Limpopo Targets Easter in Quest to Be Tourism Mecca:

April 19th, 2019

[CAJ News] POLOKWANE, (CAJ News) - THE Limpopo Tourism Agency (LTA) is making the most of the Easter period to market the province as a leading domestic destination of choice in the country.


Nigeria: Sirika, African Ministers Push Single Air Transport Market:

April 19th, 2019

[Guardian] Nigeria's Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, and other Africa transport ministers have rallied other countries on the continent behind the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM).


Zimbabwe: Currency Crisis Blights Tourism Sector:

April 19th, 2019

[Zimbabwe Independent] The tourism sector has been recovering after years of being hard hit by negative perception, caused by government's toxic policies and confrontation with Western countries. However, the hospitality sector faces a number of challenges in its recovery process. Zimbabwe Independent business reporter Kudzai Kuwaza (KK), spoke to Tourism Business Council of Zimbabwe chief executive Paul Matamisa (PM, pictured) on the state of the sector, the high prices of tourism products and the sector's promotion drive. Belo


Nigeria: Air Peace Deploys B777 Aircraft On Local Routes:

April 19th, 2019

[Guardian] Leading local carrier, Air Peace airlines, yesterday deployed a Boeing 777 aircraft on the Port Harcourt-Abuja and Abuja-Port Harcourt routes. The quite unusual use of a long-haul wide-body aircraft on very short local trips will last all through the Easter period.


Nigeria: Airports Authority Issues Warning to State, Private Airports on Debts:

April 18th, 2019

[This Day] The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has issued a notice to private and state-owned airports in Nigeria to settle their debts or be shut on May 1.


Africa: Former Tourism Minister of Seychelles Is Named African Tourism Board President:

April 18th, 2019

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles' former tourism minister, Alain St Ange, has been named the new president of the African Tourism Board.


Nigeria: Easter - Lagos Airport Witnesses Large Passengers:

April 18th, 2019

[Premium Times] The domestic terminals of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos recorded higher numbers of passengers on Thursday ahead of the Easter holidays.


Rwanda: New Firm Takes Over Rwf5bn Nyandungu Eco-Tourism Project:

April 18th, 2019

[New Times] Government has contracted a new firm for the development of the Nyandungu Urban Wetland Eco-Tourism Park project after terminating the previous contractor.


Nigeria: Namibia Opens Visa Processing Office in Lagos:

April 18th, 2019

[Namibia Economist] The Namibian High Commission to Nigeria in partnership with Air Namibia recently opened a Namibian Visa Processing office in Lagos.


Kenya: The Light Is Green, the Light Is Red, Who Cares, This Is Nairobi, Just Get a Move On, Will You?:

April 18th, 2019

[East African] Driving through the busy streets of Nairobi around nine one morning, the taxi driver asked me if I were enjoying the music.


South Africa: NUMSA Slaps Comair With Easter Weekend Wage Strike Threat:

April 18th, 2019

[Daily Maverick] After months of negotiations between Numsa and Comair over wage discrepancies and increases, the union has issued a notice to the airline operator informing it of plans for a strike action on Thursday 18 April. Numsa has warned that flights will be affected, while Comair insists it has a contingency plan in place.


Nigeria: Govt Mulls Specialised Surgery Centres to Check Medical Tourism:

April 18th, 2019

[Guardian] Lafia -The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole, yesterday said the Federal Government was mulling establishment of specialised centres to handle cardiovascular and thoracic surgeries in a bid to check medical tourism.


Liberia: President Weah Inspects Fleet of Motor Vehicles, Others for Traffic Management:

April 17th, 2019

[Govt of Liberia] Monrovia -His Excellency President George Manneh Weah Tuesday, April 16, 2019 inspected a fleet of vehicles, tow trucks, motorbikes and bicycles brought into the country by Liberia Traffic Management (LTM), a private group.


Africa: Boeing May Have Killed People - but Here's Why It Won't Be Going Down:

April 17th, 2019

[Daily Maverick] In two crashes in the six months since 29 October 2019, 346 people have lost their lives in Boeing 737 Max 8 planes. If anyone is still waiting for real corporate accountability, honesty and transparency in response to this sort of carnage, they will wait in vain.


Ethiopia: Ivanka Trump Honors Ethiopian Airlines Crash Victims:

April 16th, 2019

[VOA] Ivanka Trump met with religious leaders Monday in Addis Ababa at Holy Trinity Cathedral, an Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo church.


South Africa: Should the Likes of AirBnB Be Regulated in SA? a New Bill Says Yes:

April 16th, 2019

[News24Wire] The public has 60 days from Monday April 15 to submit comments on the Tourism Amendment Bill, which will regulate short-term accommodation in the so-called shared economy, Blessing Manale, chief director of communications at the Department of Tourism, told Fin24 on Monday.


Rwanda: On the Kigali City Night Bus Tour:

April 16th, 2019

[East African] I have always been keen on knowing my city well. So, on a balmy Friday evening, I joined a group of domestic tourists on a Kigali sightseeing tour in the new open-top bus, the first of its kind in Rwanda, that was introduced two weeks ago.


Liberia: Prospects for Commercial Domestic Air Travel in Sight:

April 16th, 2019

[Observer] Authorities at the Liberia Airport Authority (LAA) have ended a week-long assessment and inspection tour of five rural airstrips in the southeastern region of Liberia.


Botswana: BTO Exhibits At World Travel Market Africa:

April 17th, 2019

[The Patriot] Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO) joined the tourism industry players this past week to exhibit at the 6th edition of World Travel Market Africa in Cape Town, South Africa.


Ghana: Backpackers Are Worried About Using Mobile Devices in Ghana. Here's Why:

April 15th, 2019

[The Conversation Africa] Backpacking emerged in the 1970s as a low cost form of travel that allowed particularly young people to explore the world without spending too much money.


Tanzania: 2019 National May Day Tournament Attracts 25 Teams, Says Safari:

April 15th, 2019

[Daily News] TWENTY five teams have so far confirmed their participation in this year's National May Day Cup tournament, set to kick off on Tuesday in Mbeya.


Ethiopia: AHIF Returns to Ethiopia Since 2015:

April 16th, 2019

[The Exchange] The Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), will this September return to Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, since 2015.


Kenya: It's Free Entry to Nairobi National Park, for Just a Day:

April 14th, 2019

[Nairobi News] Tourism Secretary Najib Balala has scraped entry fee at the Nairobi National park, Safari walk and Orphanage for Sunday


Uganda: Tourists Raise Safety Queries On Uganda:

April 13th, 2019

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -A number of international tourists have raised concern about their safety while in Ugandan national parks. This follows the kidnap of US tourist Kimberly Sue Endecott from Queen Elizabeth National Park recently.


Uganda: How Dream Trip for American Tourist Became a Nightmare:

April 13th, 2019

[Observer] It was Kimberly Sue Endicott's dream to go on an excursion to see gorillas in their natural habitat.


Zimbabwe: First Lady Launches Tourism Programme:

April 12th, 2019

[The Herald] First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa --through her charity foundation, Angel of Hope -- has launched a training programme that will see young women from disadvantaged backgrounds gaining entrepreneurial skills that will empower and capacitate them to be self-reliant.


Africa: High-Speed Rail Network on Track - AU:

April 12th, 2019

[VOA] Plans are on track for a high-speed rail network connecting the continent's borders by 2063, the African Union's Development Agency says. The ambitious multibillion-dollar project aims to ease the movement of goods and people across African borders, but the AU warns that corruption could derail that goal.


Seychelles: Tourist Arrivals to Seychelles Up 10 Percent in 2019 So Far, Tourism Minister Says:

April 12th, 2019

[Seychelles News Agency] The increase in tourism arrivals, the operation of Air France in Seychelles instead of sister airline Joon and the expansion plan for Port Victoria were among the topics highlighted by the Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine in a press conference on Wednesday.


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