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AA Travenews Third edition of East African Regional Tourism Expo kicks off in Nairobi

The annual regional travel fair, East African Regional Tourism Expo (EARTE), opened on November 20 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi.

The expo, which brought together over 250 exhibitors, is scheduled for November 20-22. The EARTE aims to showcase the region's diverse tourism offerings to consumers an… read more


  • Destinations

Rwanda Three things to know about Rwanda's visa-free policy

Rwanda has slowly reformed its visa system to be more open to visitors and businesspeople, aiming to promote international relations, cooperation, and economic growth, particularly through tourism, according to government officials. The latest changes, which include visa waivers for citizens of more than 100 countries over a specif… read more


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Afcfta The role of the AfCFTA Agreement in Africa’s Tourism drive

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement, as one of the flagship projects of the African Union’s Agenda 2063: “the Africa We Want”, entered into force on 30 May 2019 following the deposit of the twenty-second (22nd) instrument of ratification of the Agreement. Following the decision of the 13th Extraordinary Sess… read more


  • Opinion

Uganda Uganda Airlines We’re coming into Nigeria to make a difference – Uganda Airlines COO

Mr. Adedayo Olawuyi, Chief Commercial Officer (COO), Uganda Airlines, in this interview with OLUSEGUN KOIKI, spoke about the airline’s plans to commence direct flight service into Nigeria from its base in Entebbe, Uganda, the Nigerian markets, future of Uganda Airlines and the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) led by the African… read more



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Rail TAZARA Chinese concessionaire to run TAZARA Railway in 2024

In a significant development for the Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA), it has been revealed that a Chinese concessionaire is poised to take control of the railway as early as the first quarter of 2024. The announcement came from Frank Tayali, the Zambian Minister of Transport and Logistics, who accompanied President Hakainde Hic… read more


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Kenya 3rd East Africa Regional Tourism Expo launched

It is Kenya’s turn to host the 3rd edition of the East Africa Regional Tourism Expo (EARTE) slated for November as the country roots for regional tourism.

While unveiling the event at KICC set for November 20th -22nd 2023, Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Peninah Malonza at the same time announced tha… read more


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Rwanda Unpacking Rwanda's plan to become a Medical Tourism Hub

Besides achieving Universal Healthcare Coverage for all citizens, Rwanda has an ambitious target of becoming a medical tourism hub where people from various parts of the continent and the world can access advanced healthcare services and training.

In line with this, the country is undertaking several efforts to develop its healthcar… read more


  • Rail

Burundi Railway construction project: Malagarzi-Musongati-Gitega

Burundi is a landlocked country in East Africa surrounded by Tanzania, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Currently, the only means of importing or exporting goods to or from the Port of Dar es Salaam, which is considered the closest, is by road, over 1600km away.

The proposed railway line spans approximately 1… read more


  • Destinations

Kenya KTB Kenya Tourism Board drops MKTE for Regional Tourism Expo

The Kenya Tourism Board has announced that it will not be hosting its flagship tourism trade event, Magical Kenya Tourism Expo (MKTE) this year.

A communique signed by John Chirchir, Acting CEO of the Kenya Tourism Board says, “Kenya will instead host the 3rd edition of the East African Regional Tourism Expo (EARTE).… read more


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