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The Kasanka National Park in Zambia – home to the world’s largest mammal migration – is under immediate threat from agricultural development.
Up to ten million fruit bats migrate to the wetlands in Kasanka for a few months every year. It is a globally significant biological spectacle that draws in tourists and helps to und… read more
On 10 May, the presidents of Botswana and Zambia officially opened the new Kazungula Bridge and one-stop border posts, aimed at ushering in more traffic. The bridge is part of the Trans-African Highway Network and the North-South corridor link between the SADC and COMESA free trade areas.… read more
Mauritius will be welcoming international travellers from 15 July 2021. The island will be opening in phases during 2021 and the first phase, from 15 July to 30 September 2021, will enable vaccinated travellers to enjoy a resort holiday on the island.
Holidaymakers will be able to enjoy facilities within their chosen r… read more
THE government yesterday moved to reduce Tanzania Tourism Business Licence (TALA) for tour operators, a move it says will promote the country's key for exearning sector.
Presenting the 2021-2022 national budget in Dodoma yesterday, Finance and Planning Minister Mwigulu Nchemba announced his intention of reducing TALA for travel agen… read more
When the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) was launched in January 2018, it was enthusiastically embraced as the key that would unlock air travel in Africa.
Although 33 countries in the continent are signatories to the project, industry observers are not optimistic that many countries in Africa would open their airs… read more
With over 210 million people, Nigeria is overwhelmingly Africa’s most populous country and the world’s seventh-largest. It had 4.63 million international passengers in 2019, its highest to date. In a week next month, seven airlines will fly long-haul from Nigeria with 11 bookable routes. Emirates will be the largest carrier with service t… read more
On Friday morning, the South African government announced it had found a new private equity partner for South African Airways. When the airline takes to the skies again, it will be 51% controlled by the Takatso Consortium, which says its goal is to turn SAA into an iconic South African brand and a world-class pan-African airline.… read more
Ibom Air, the Akwa Ibom State owed airline is determined not just to help stimulate business activities in the Aviation industry but to show that private airline can succeed if properly run and managed. Starting operations barely two years ago, the airline management has displayed exceptional leadership qualities of innovation, focus, pru… read more
Seerbit is a Nigerian company that provides payment processing solutions to businesses. Founded in 2019, Seerbit is headquartered in Lagos with branches in Ghana, Kenya and Senegal; it has processed over $146 million in transactions. Founder and CEO Omoniyi Kolade answers our questions.
1. Give us your elevator pitch.
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Carnival Cruise Line has finally revealed details of the maiden voyage for its new mega cruise ship Mardi Gras, with the ship due to sail its first passenger voyage from Port Canaveral on July 31st, 2021. Mardi Gras’ week-long cruise will be the first of several visiting the Eastern and Western Mediterranean. As a result of … read more