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New travel show for Vox Africa

Vox Africa has launched a new travel show hosted by UK comedian Eddie Kadi...

26 Mar 2019

OR Tambo no longer accepts irregular shaped bags
OR Tambo no longer accepts irregular shaped bags

New rules for checking in bags of irregular shape and size will be applied at OR Tambo International Airport. The rules are aimed at preventing blockages and breakdowns in the baggage handling system...

25 Mar 2019

Safari tourism may make elephants more aggressive - but it's still the best tool for conservation
Safari tourism may make elephants more aggressive - but it's still the best tool for conservation

Countries such as South Africa and Kenya receive two to five million visitors to protected areas each year, generating receipts of up to $90m. But as it becomes more popular worldwide, it's worth remembering that we often don't know how tourism affects the animals we observe...

By Isabelle Szott and Nicola F. Koyama 25 Mar 2019

Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitation
Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitation

By efficient management, the sustainable exploitation of resources in oceans, seas, lakes and rivers - also known as the blue economy - could contribute up to $1.5tn to the global economy...

By Ruth Waruhiu 25 Mar 2019

How can African hospitality effectively adopt new hotel technology?
How can African hospitality effectively adopt new hotel technology?

Although hotel technology development is gaining traction across the globe, Africa's hospitality industry is still lagging somewhat in its uptake...

22 Mar 2019

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AAVEA launches boosting attractions, visitor experiences in Africa

Earlier this month, the African Association of Visitor Experiences and Attractions (AAVEA) celebrated its inception with a digital media launch, with the aim to unify and elevate the attractions sector...

15 Mar 2019

Mauritius selected to host World Travel Awards Africa, Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony
Mauritius selected to host World Travel Awards Africa, Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony

Voting for the WTA Africa and Indian Ocean regions is open and concludes on 21 April 2019...

14 Mar 2019

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Westin promotes wellness travel across the Middle East, Africa with #JOMO

"JOMO is an extension of Westin's commitment to make it easy for travellers to reclaim their well-being routine while on the road."

14 Mar 2019

#VisaFreeAfrica: 55 Voices for Africa writing competition launched for youth
#VisaFreeAfrica: 55 Voices for Africa writing competition launched for youth

Youth from across the African continent are invited to share stories about the challenges they have faced with intra-continent travel...

14 Mar 2019

Ethiopian Airlines plane had "flight control problems," says airline CEO
Ethiopian Airlines plane had "flight control problems," says airline CEO

The pilots of the doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight told air traffic control they were having "flight control problems" before the crash, airline CEO Tewolde GebreMariam told CNN's Richard Quest.

13 Mar 2019

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How an innovation hub could boost Africa's travel trade

Deeper collaboration is needed to drive the development and delivery of cutting-edge technology across the continent' travel and tourism industry.

13 Mar 2019

African City Guide launches connecting business travellers to Africa
African City Guide launches connecting business travellers to Africa

The new website, African City Guide has launched connecting travellers to African cities and what they have to offer...

12 Mar 2019

Cape Town selected for prestigious study on global destinations
Cape Town selected for prestigious study on global destinations

Cape Town, South Africa, was selected as one of 15 top global destinations for a case study by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation and the World Tourism Cities Federation...

By Enver Duminy 12 Mar 2019

Inaugural 2019 Arabian Travel Week to feature 4 co-located events
Inaugural 2019 Arabian Travel Week to feature 4 co-located events

Taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 27 April-1 May 2019, the event will comprise ATM 2019 and ILTM Arabia as well as CONNECT Middle East, India and Africa 2019...

11 Mar 2019

36 organisations nominated for 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards
36 organisations nominated for 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards

The 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards has moved into the second round in which 36 tourism organisations will compete for the top spots...

6 Mar 2019

The African aviation industry is still growing
The African aviation industry is still growing

The overall state of air travel and aircraft finance on the continent remain positive, with many carriers managing to weather the political and economic storms of the past few years...

By James Geldenhuys 4 Mar 2019

New survey raises concerns about elephant poaching in Botswana
New survey raises concerns about elephant poaching in Botswana

Botswana has an elephant poaching problem. The numbers far exceed previous years according to a new survey...

By Ross Harvey 4 Mar 2019

#MeetingsAfrica: Growing South Africa's inbound tourism
#MeetingsAfrica: Growing South Africa's inbound tourism

South African Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona, and Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom meets 16 hosted journalists from around the world to discuss the health of South Africa's tourism industry and how the country intends to grow it...

27 Feb 2019

New online UK visa application service now available in Kenya
New online UK visa application service now available in Kenya

The new online service has been designed based on customer feedback and replaces the Visa4UK website...

27 Feb 2019

#MeetingsAfrica: Collaboration is key to growing MICE tourism in Africa
#MeetingsAfrica: Collaboration is key to growing MICE tourism in Africa

Day one of Meetings Africa 2019 saw regional and local speakers share knowledge during the aptly named BONDay, or Business Opportunity Networking Day, on a variety of topics affecting the business events industry...

26 Feb 2019

Bongiwe Pityi-Vokwana, general manager of the airport
OR Tambo is African Airport of the Year for the 4th time

OR Tambo International Airport was named African Airport of the Year for the fourth time at the Air Cargo Africa conference and exhibition...

22 Feb 2019

Rovos Rail launches 15-day east, west expedition
Rovos Rail launches 15-day east, west expedition

Luxury train operator, Rovos Rail is introducing a 15-day expedition through Tanzania, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola in July...

21 Feb 2019

Radisson Hotel Group expands Africa portfolio with 16 new hotels
Radisson Hotel Group expands Africa portfolio with 16 new hotels

The Radisson Hotel Group has signed 16 new hotel deals across Africa, with 96 hotels and 20,000 rooms in operation and under development across 31 countries.

12 Feb 2019

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Marriott International signs three new African hotel deals

Marriott International has signed three new deals across North and West Africa, thereby expanding the hotel group's presence across the continent. The new deal signings highlight the company's growth in Morocco and Ghana, while marking its debut in Liberia.

12 Feb 2019

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Africa's Travel Indaba to be rescheduled

SA Tourism has announced that the 2019 Africa's Travel Indaba will be rescheduled, after the president confirmed 8 May as the date of the country's general election...

8 Feb 2019

How Kenya's tourism industry has felt the impact of terrorist attacks
How Kenya's tourism industry has felt the impact of terrorist attacks

The impact of Kenya's recent terrorist attack will be felt greatly by its tourism industry. Terrorism, and insecurity generally, is largely responsible for the sector's poor performance over the last decade.

By Steven Buigut 28 Jan 2019

Tribal Tourist launches new website connecting adventure travellers to Africa
Tribal Tourist launches new website connecting adventure travellers to Africa

Tribal Tourist has launched a new website to provide travellers with an easy way to find and book tours and activities; and promote responsible adventure travel in Africa...

25 Jan 2019

10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programme
10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programme

Airbus and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit have announced the top 10 African tech startups that will take part in the latest Airbus Bizlab #Africa4Future accelerator programme...

21 Jan 2019

Self-service ekiosks deliver safer, speedier experience for passengers at Uganda's Entebbe Airport
Self-service ekiosks deliver safer, speedier experience for passengers at Uganda's Entebbe Airport

Gemalto, in partnership with SCINTL, has been awarded the contract for the supply of a Border Management System including airport self-service e-kiosks at Entebbe Airport, Uganda...

15 Jan 2019

Africa's travel and tourism top 2018 highlights
Africa's travel and tourism top 2018 highlights

Africa's travel and tourism industry continued to record impressive growth in the past year. The continent hit a 63 million high in international tourist arrivals in 2017, as compared to 58 million in 2016...

By Josephine Wawira 14 Jan 2019

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