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  • Destinations

Nigeria Nigeria's new visa policy to drive Tourism

Nigeria, located on the Gulf of Guinea in Africa, has relaxed its visa-free entry policies for 23 countries to promote both tourism and business travel. The country is home to numerous natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Notable sites include Cross River National Park and Yankari National Park, which feature waterfalls, dense rainfor… read more


  • Rail

Rail Tanzania Railways Tanzania launches electric passenger train services

Passenger services on the 201·8 km electrified standard gauge railway from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro were formally launched on June 14. President Samia Suluhu Hassan paid the fares for the 1 400 passengers on the first trip.

The journey time is less than 2 h. Services are to be extended to the capital city Dodoma by July 25, … read more


  • Rail

AA Travenews East African community advances regional railway projects amidst challenges

Eng. Achieng’ Akun Beatrice, Railway Expert at EAC and Eng. Godfrey A. Enzama, Head of Transport & Works and Acting Director of Infrastructure at EAC, recently represented the East African Community (EAC) at the African Union Commission (AUC)’s Department of Infrastructure and Energy (IED) Continental Workshop on the Implementation… read more


  • Rail

AA Travenews Driving East African rail onnectivity

In this edition of Coffee with the Editor, Zaituni Nakonde, Director of Infrastructure Development at the Central Corridor Transit Transport Facilitation Agency (CCTTFA), discusses the role and mandate of the CCTTFA as well as some highlighted activities from the region’s railways.

The Central Corridor is a multilateral organ… read more



  • Miscellaneous

AA Travenews Finalists for 2024 Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Challenge announced

Africa Tourism Partners has announced the top five finalists for the 6th Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Challenge 2024. The Challenge opened on the 01st of November 2023 for the youth to submit their projects. The Challenge closed on the 01st of March 2024 and attracted over 154 entries from innovators across Africa.

As part … read more


  • Miscellaneous

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


  • Miscellaneous

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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