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Africa: Africa Sports Tourism Summit for Sept. 19-20:

August 22nd, 2019

[Ghanaian Times] The African Sports Tourism Summit and Olympic Roundtable will headline the African Sports Tourism Week Ghana 2019, scheduled for September 19 -20 in Accra.

Rwanda: Destination Kivu Belt - a New Hiking Trail Is Set to Boost Cultural Tourism and Inform About Colonial History:

August 22nd, 2019

[New Times] The Institute of National Museums of Rwanda (INMR) in collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH carried out a three-day familiarization trip to promote cultural tourism as a lucrative and exciting experience. The trip was conducted under the theme "Discovering the Richard Kandt Trail". The participants of the familiarization trip included local tour operators, media houses, representatives from MINISPOC, the Rwanda Tourism Chamber, INMR and GIZ.

Somalia: Kismayo Airport Flight Operations Suspended for Election Reason:

August 21st, 2019

[Shabelle] The authorities at Jubbaland regional state of Somalia have announced new security measures to beef up security ahead of the Presidential election.

Rwanda: Revenue From Gorilla Tourism Grows By 25%:

August 21st, 2019

[New Times] Revenue from Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park grew by 25 per cent in 2018 to $19.2M from the previous year, latest Rwanda Development Board data indicates.

Tanzania: Swahilii International Expo to Take Place in Mid-October, Says Tanzania Tourists Board:

August 21st, 2019

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) has today said that at least 200 companies from 60 countries and 400 tourist agents are expected to participate in this year's Swahili International Tourism Expo (SITE).

South Africa: Ukrainian Hiker Murder Accused to Remain Behind Bars:

August 21st, 2019

[News24Wire] Three men accused of the murder of Ukrainian, Ivan Ivanov, at the scenic East Fort on Chapman's Peak Drive have abandoned their bail application in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Ghana: Three Airlines Introduce New Service to Kumasi Agents:

August 21st, 2019

[Ghanaian Times] AWA-ASKY-Ethiopian airlines have jointly introduced their new service to travel consultants at the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi.

Liberia: Yekeh 'Begs' Court for Travel Mercy:

August 21st, 2019

[NEWS] ... Files Bill Of Information

Kenya: Maasai Mara Hotels Run Out of Beds on Wildebeest Crossing:

August 21st, 2019

[Nation] Hotels in Maasai Mara have run out of bed space on increased tourist arrivals following the annual wildebeest migration. This has compelled visitors to seek accommodation in private homes.

East Africa: Tanzania, Kenya Hotels Forecast Growth Despite Hurdles:

August 20th, 2019

[East African] Tanzania and Kenya are among African nations where the hospitality industry is forecast to maintain a growth trajectory over the next five years, amid economic uncertainty, tempered foreign direct investment and threats of terrorism.

Kenya: Tanzania, Kenya to Have Fastest Growing Hotel Industry - P Wc:

August 20th, 2019

[Daily News] TANZANIA and Kenya are projected to have the next fastest growing hotel industry in Africa thanks to ongoing extensive tourism promotional campaigns, robust economy and strong visitors appeal, a new report says.

Ethiopia: Ethiopian Airlines Adds New York's JFK Airport to Its Network:

August 20th, 2019

[Ghanaian Times] Ethiopian Airlines, one of the fastest growing African carriers, has started three weekly services to John F Kennedy (JFK) Airport in New York via Abidjan.

Somalia: Drama As Ethiopian Plane Denied Landing in Kismayo:

August 20th, 2019

[Dalsan Radio] Kismayo airport in southern Somalia refused to allow an Ethiopian plane to land on Monday, a witness said, amid heightened tensions between the federal government and the regional leadership ahead of elections on Thursday.

Ghana: President Akufo-Addo Cuts Sod for Tamale Airport Phase II Project:

August 20th, 2019

[Ghana Govt.] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, cut the sod for the commencement of the 2nd Phase of the Tamale Airport project, which is expected to be completed in 30 months.

Seychelles: Concerns Raised Over Beach Access, Road Diversion for Planned Hotel in Seychelles:

August 19th, 2019

[Seychelles News Agency] The existing moratorium on large hotels and beach access were some issues raised by Seychelles' civil society concerning a planned mixed-use project at Anse La Mouche in the west of Mahe, the main island.

Kenya: Kisumu Airport Braces for More Business:

August 19th, 2019

[Nation] Kisumu International Airport serves as a major entry point for western region as well as the East African Community.

Rwanda: American Tourists to Rwanda Grow By 114% - Travel Agencies Say:

August 19th, 2019

[New Times] Numbers of American tourists to Rwanda have grown by 114 per cent year on year, according to data from an international travel agency network.

Botswana: Batswana to Play Key Role in Tourism:

August 19th, 2019

[Botswana Daily News] Shakawe -Government is committed to ensuring that Batswana benefit from the tourism sector.

Zimbabwe: Mixed Fortunes for Tourism Players:

August 19th, 2019

[The Herald] THE tourism and hospitality industry recorded mixed fortunes over the Heroes and Defence Forces holidays with resort hotels' occupancy averaging between 51 percent and 81 percent in most areas.

Nigeria: Enugu Airport Runway Closing for Repairs August 24:

August 18th, 2019

[Premium Times] The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has notified airlines and passengers that the runway at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu will be closed on August 24 for major repairs.

South Africa: Joburg Zoo Threatens to Sue Animal Rights Group Over 'Distressed' Elephants Video:

August 16th, 2019

[News24Wire] The Johannesburg Zoo finds itself embroiled in another legal controversy after three elephants were caught on video in seeming distress on Elephant Day, according to animal experts.

Ghana: President Akufo-Addo Cuts Sod for Tamale Airport Phase 2 Project - to Be Completed in 30 Months:

August 16th, 2019

[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, 15th August 2019, cut the sod for the commencement of the 2nd Phase of the Tamale Airport project.

Nigeria: Developing Aviation Downstream Sub-Sector:

August 16th, 2019

[This Day] There has been allegations that the downstream sector of the aviation industry is being neglected by the regulatory authority, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), other concerned agencies and that the Ministry of Transportation does not even pay attention to the sub-sector.

Nigeria: Travel Agency Trains Partners:

August 16th, 2019

[This Day] Finchglow Travels, one of Nigeria's leading Travel Management Company (TMC), recently held training with its trade partners in Abuja, on how to collaborate and work with the new International Air Transport Association (IATA) payment and distribution system.

Kenya: Crack Down on Tourism Cheats:

August 16th, 2019

[Nation] There is a group of unscrupulous businesspeople, who are giving our country a bad name overseas and threatening a vital industry that earns some decent foreign exchange to meet basic needs and boost national development.

Botswana: Land Boards to Allocate Prime Tourism Concessions:

August 16th, 2019

[The Patriot] Tawana land board will start allocating prime tourism land in the Okavango delta following a decision by government to give land boards authority to take control of allocating tourism concessions.

Angola: National Production Supplies Hotel Industry:

August 16th, 2019

[ANGOP] Luanda -The chairman of the Angolan Association of Hotels and Resorts (AHRA), Armindo César said Thursday in Luanda that National production is now able to supply part of the needs of the Angolan restaurant and hotel industry.

Nigeria: 'Political Leaders'll Determine Success of Planned National Carrier':

August 16th, 2019

[This Day] Aviation industry stakeholders have said that for the planned national carrier to succeed political leaders in the Ministry, the Presidency and the National Assembly must put the right legislation and regulation in place to make it succeed.

Tanzania: Tanzania, South Africa On Plans to Boost Tourism Via Tazara:

August 15th, 2019

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania and South Africa have embarked on a plan to transform the tourism sectorboth countries after their Heads of States on Thursday, August 15, 2019 held talks at Statehouse in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Nigeria: 'Tours2china Will Promote Nigeria-China International Flights':

August 15th, 2019

[This Day] The Chief Executive Officer, 1860 Travels, Mr. Francis Daodu has said Tours2china will promote in-bound and out-bound international flights between Nigeria and China.

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