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  • E-sports grow a following in sub-Saharan Africa
    Throughout the world, e-sports are taking off as an alternative to traditional video games, heightened by the steep increase in digitisation that the world is currently witnessing. E-sports began in the late 2000s as amateur engagements and have risen to popularity in the last decade; transitioning into professional, organised multiplayer tournaments with huge followings. Issued by Borderless Access
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    Zimbabwe re-introduces rhinos in Gonarezhou park after three decades

    Zimbabwe is re-introducing rhinos to its second biggest wildlife park Gonarezhou in the south of the country...

    By MacDonald Dzirutwe 13 May 2021

    IATA welcomes G20 Push to restart tourism

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the agreement by the G20 Tourism Ministers to support the safe restoration of mobility by following the G20 Rome Guidelines for the Future of Tourism...

    7 May 2021

    Africa hotel transactions set to increase as owners forced to consider disposal prospects - JLL

    According to JLL's Hotels & Hospitality Group, Covid-19 is expected to impact the hotel sector in Sub-Saharan Africa in the long term with an increase in the number of transactions expected over the next few years...

    12 Mar 2021

    Positioning Mozambique as the premier tourism destination

    By re-injecting gas revenues into the economy and facilitating infrastructural development nation-wide, Mozambique can realise its goal of becoming a regional tourism leader...

    By Charné Hundermark 8 Feb 2021

    WTTC: Downfall of discriminating against unvaccinated travellers

    With comprehensive Covid-19 testing allowing for the free and safe movement of travellers, there should be no further requirements for proof of vaccination from the coronavirus...

    By Linda Hohnholz 13 Jan 2021

    Vaccines may soon make travel possible again. But how quickly will it return - and will it be forever changed?

    The Covid-19 pandemic brought the global tourism industry to a screeching halt in 2020. With vaccines starting to be rolled out, there is hope international travel can resume soon...

    By Joseph M. Cheer, Colin Michael Hall, Jarkko Saarinen 29 Dec 2020

    How the decline in Chinese tourists around the world has hit the luxury sector

    A significant number of Chinese tourists spend large sums on luxury items, such as designer clothes and accessories, when they travel overseas...

    By Xiaoqing Chen and Carol Zhang 1 Oct 2020

    SA's tourism sector promises to keep travellers safe as borders set to open

    Following President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that the country's borders would open to international travellers under the strictest conditions, the South African tourism sector has promised to keep these incoming travellers safe...

    17 Sep 2020

    Review of nine African 'blue economy' projects shows what works and what doesn't

    Africa has 38 coastal countries and six islands whose maritime industry is estimated to be worth $1trn per year. This figure will increase as they develop their offshore hydrocarbon, energy, tourism, maritime transport, shipping and fishing sectors...

    By Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood 12 Aug 2020

    IRF awards grant to offset Covid-19 impact, protect rhinos in Southern Africa

    The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) has awarded emergency grants totalling nearly $150,000 to six wildlife organisations in Southern Africa...

    15 Jul 2020

    Urgent appeal to global community to support African tourism, travel

    Without urgent funding, the Covid-19 crisis could see a collapse of the sector in Africa, taking with it millions of jobs...

    7 May 2020

    The end of global travel as we know it: An opportunity for sustainable tourism

    The Covid-19 crisis is an epic disaster for the global travel industry. But we shouldn't try to return to business as usual...

    18 Mar 2020

    WTM Africa 2020 visitor, media registration now open

    World Travel Market Africa 2020, which takes place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre is set to be one of the African continent's largest and leading business-to-business travel trade show yet...

    5 Mar 2020

    Tourism holds positive growth for business in Nigeria

    Business in Nigeria is on the rise and foreign investors are taking notice...

    7 Feb 2020



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