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Zimbabwe: 1 Million More Zimbabweans Added to Poor Bracket - World Bank:

October 18th, 2019

[New Zimbabwe] Extreme poverty in Zimbabwe has risen to 34 percent, with 1 million more citizens now added to the existing 4.7 million, World Bank (WB) said in a recent Poverty and Equity brief.


Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe Mausoleum Must Be Commercialized for Tourism:

October 18th, 2019

[263Chat] Iconic Legends live forever no matter how controversial they were during their tenure of being amongst the living.


Nigeria: IATA Calls for Greater Use of Technology to Improve Passenger Comfort:

October 18th, 2019

[This Day] The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments and aviation industry to work together to make the best use of modern technology to put the passenger at the centre of the journey and to achieve greater efficiency from infrastructure.


Nigeria: Mendis - Governments Don't Operate Airlines Efficiently:

October 18th, 2019

[This Day] The Chief Operating Officer of the Africa World Airlines, Sean Mendis, in this interview says it will be difficult for government in Africa to successfully establish profitable national airlines. He also notes that West Africa has the potential to become a huge air travel market. Chinedu Eze provides the excerpts:


Nigeria: Wole Shenbanjo - Redefining the Potentials of the Tourism Industry:

October 18th, 2019

[This Day] Wole Shenbanjo is the Chief Executive Officer of Shenbee Travels, a travel and tourism agency, located in Ikoyi area of Lagos. With experience in investment banking, enterprise risk management, mergers and acquisitions, PFAs, across AXA Mansard and GTB, he brings a shrewd knowledge of financing and management to the travel and tourism industry. As one of the sponsors of the last Pan Atlantic University's EDC Small and Medium Enterprise Week, Shenbanjo speaks about the challenges and opportunities in the tr


Nigeria: As FG Hunts for New NCAA DG:

October 18th, 2019

[This Day] The Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Muhtar Usman was at the cusp of handing over to the most senior official of the agency when this story was filed.


Nigeria: Arik Air Reconnects Owerri:

October 18th, 2019

[This Day] Arik Air has re-launched flight services to Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri the Imo State capital. The airline said daily flights to Owerri from the Murtala Muhammed Domestic Airport; Lagos would resume on Monday, October 21, 2019. Arik Air explained that it suspended flights to Owerri early this year, due to operational exigencies, saying since then passengers have been yearning for a return of the leading carrier.


South Africa: Efforts to Grow SA Tourism:

October 18th, 2019

[SAnews.gov.za] Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane will next week visit China and Japan as the country intensifies efforts to grow arrivals from the Asia Pacific region.


South Africa: Iconic Mpumalanga Lodge, Hotelier Duly Recognised:

October 18th, 2019

[CAJ News] Mbombela -LOCATED on a high point between Mbombela and White River, the eBundu Lodge is one the Lowveld's most notable tourist facilities, attracting guests from within South Africa and neighbouring Mozambique.


Nigeria: Travellers Lament Resurgence of Extortion By Security Operatives At MMIA:

October 18th, 2019

[This Day] Travellers and other airport users have once more lamented the alleged brazen extortion going on by security operatives at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.


Tanzania: Kijazi Says Tourism Should Be Propped:

October 19th, 2019

[Daily News] STAKEHOLDERS in the tourism sector have been challenged to come up with strategies that will help to increase the number of tourists who visit the country.


Rwanda: Via Via Kigali Hotel Brings Town to Life:

October 18th, 2019

[East African] Kibagabaga, which lies between Kimironko and Gacuriro in Kigali, had fallen off the radar of tourists for several years because of limited accommodation and restaurant options and the fact that it was so far away from everything else.


Kenya: Bridge Linked to Man-Eating Lions Turns 120:

October 18th, 2019

[Nation] Motorists driving through Tsavo West National Park on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway marvel at the giant bridge on the modern railway line at Man Eaters near Manyani Township.


South Africa: Chickens Pay for Guest House:

October 18th, 2019

[GroundUp] First a hair salon, then a booming chicken business, and now serial entrepreneur Nthabiseng Moshoeshoe has opened her own guest house in Mfuleni, Cape Town.


Kenya: Qatar Airways Increases Mombasa Flights to Five:

October 18th, 2019

[Nation] Qatar Airways is set to increase its flights between Mombasa and Doha in December, stepping up competition for struggling national carrier Kenya Airways.


Nigeria: Govt Cuts Travels, Estacodes for Ministers, Other Officials:

October 17th, 2019

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Federal Government has slashed estacodes and foreign trips for ministers and heads of parastatals. Among other cost saving measures is the restriction of foreign travels to two per quarter for ministers, heads and top officials of Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs.


Gambia: Maiden Flight Brings 141 Tourists:

October 17th, 2019

[Foroyaa] Officials of the Gambia Tourism Board on Monday afternoon received 141 Tourists for the 2019/2020 winter tourism season flight at the Banjul International Airport.


East Africa: Air Tanzania Suspend Flights to Johannesburg, Cites 'Security':

October 16th, 2019

[East African] Air Tanzania Company Ltd has announced the indefinite suspension of its flights to Johannesburg, South Africa hardly four months since they were relaunched amid much fanfare in June.


Africa: Government Determined to Make Ghana an Aviation Hub in Africa - - President Akufo-Addo:

October 16th, 2019

[Ghana Govt.] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the construction of new aprons at Ghana's International Airport, rehabilitation of Sunyani Airport and new passenger terminals in Kumasi and Tamale airports are all geared towards making the country's aviation industry competitive in Africa and beyond.


Africa: Kotoka Ranked Best Airport in West Africa:

October 16th, 2019

[Ghanaian Times] Ghana's Kotoka International Airport has been adjudged the best airport in West Africa and the fourth best in the World by the Airport Council International (ACI) Africa.


Nigeria: ITF to Establish Tourism School in Lagos:

October 16th, 2019

[Vanguard] The Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund, ITF, Sir Joseph Ari has lamented that despite the abundant tourism potentials in Nigeria, the country has been unable to harness them to boost its revenue base hence, to encourage interest in the sector, the Fund is set to establish a training institute in tourism and hospitality management in Lagos State.


South Africa: Unabridged Birth Certificates No Longer Required for Overseas Tourists:

October 15th, 2019

[SAnews.gov.za] Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is expected to make an announcement soon that unabridged birth certificates will no longer be required for overseas tourists travelling to South Africa with children.


Gambia: Three New Flights to Gambia in Response to Thomas Cook's Liquidation:

October 15th, 2019

[Foroyaa] The Gambia Experience has said in a statement that they have added three new weekly flights to The Gambia following the bankruptcy of British airline, Thomas Cook.


Sudan: Hamdok Affirms State Concern With Finding Radical Solutions to Transport Crisis:

October 15th, 2019

[SNA] Khartoum -Prime Minister, Dr. Abdalla Hamdok, has stressed the state concern, at all levels, with finding radical solutions for the transport crisis.


Tanzania: UK Out to Woo More Tourists to Tanzanian Unique Sites:

October 15th, 2019

[Citizen] Arusha -The United Kingdom is keen to woo more of its tourists to visit Tanzania and enjoy the latter's rich natural attractions.


Nigeria: World Thrombosis Day - Why Air Travellers Face Greater Risk, Especially With Alcohol - - Expert:

October 14th, 2019

[Premium Times] Air travellers face increased risk of thrombosis and should pay more attention to condition that involves poor blood flow and clotting, a haematologist has said.


Congo-Kinshasa: DR Congo - 8 People Missing After Plane Crash:

October 14th, 2019

[Cameroon Tribune] Search and rescue teams in the Democratic Republic of Congo are yet to find any bodies, after a cargo plane carrying presidential staff crashed in the eastern part of the country. All eight passengers and crew are feared dead, a presidential adviser told Reuters on Friday. The plane, carrying President Felix Tshisekedi's driver, a logistics manager and some soldiers, left Goma to the capital Kinshasa and went off radar on Thursday afternoon, an hour after departing, a statement from the civil aviation auth


Zimbabwe: Editorial Comment - Beitbridge Highway - Time for Real Action:

October 14th, 2019

[The Herald] Harare -Chirundu Highway is by any imagination one of the busiest road traffic nerves of Southern Africa, annually moving essential goods worth billions of dollars between the north and south of the continent and beyond.


Liberia: Solimar Int'l Releases Report On National Ecotourism Development Study:

October 14th, 2019

[Observer] Mr. C. Mike Doryen accepted and endorsed the National Ecotourism Study report, which he classified as vital road map for the sector.


Ethiopia: Ethiopia Turns Former Palace, Torture Site Into Tourist Draw:

October 14th, 2019

[Nation] A palace that once housed Ethiopia's emperors and also served as a torture site under the communist Derg regime is to open to the public in a controversial government tourism project.



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