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A total of twenty-three (23) countries from Africa participated in this year’s FITUR in Madrid, Spain.
Participation from these countries will include state tourism
ministries, boards, private sector businesses, organisations and
individual travel and tourism stakeholders.
Fitur is a global benchmark event in the tourism sect… read more
Africa is set to outperform the rest of the world in economic growth over the next two years, with real gross domestic product (GDP) averaging around 4% in 2023 and 2024.
This is higher than projected global averages of 2.7% and 3.2%, the African Development Bank Group said in Africa’s Macroeconomic Performance and Outl… read more
Oceania Cruises is brining Nautica back to South Africa for the 2023/24 cruise season, but unlike other luxury cruise lines such as Silversea, Regent and Azamara, they will not be sailing a full season.
Nautica will instead sail just two cruises from Cape Town at the tail-end of the 2023/24 season, with departur… read more
The Gambia Government through the Ministry of Tourism and Culture on
Tuesday launched a $68 million Tourism Diversification and Resilience
project meant to boost the tourism industry.
The Ministry of Tourism with support from World Bank Executive Board
secured a grant from the International Development Association (ID… read more
The 2022 Africa Visa Openness Index (AVOI) report shows African
countries making progress in their freedom of travel policies, most of
which had been severely curtailed by the Covid-19 crisis.
The annual publication, prepared by the African Development Bank
Group in collaboration with the African Union Commission, is … read more
A new report has indicated that 93 percent of African countries have maintained or improved their visa process. Reviewing their scores last year and comparing them with what was obtained this year, the report stated that relative to 2021, two-thirds of African countries have adopted more liberal visa policies compared to six years ago.… read more
Nigeria has ranked sixth in the Africa Visa Openness Report released by the African Union (AU) and the African Development Bank (AfDB). The report, which is the seventh edition, was released at the 2022 African Economic Conference (AEC) being held in Balaclava, Mauritius on Sunday.
The report noted that Benin, Seychelles and The Gam… read more
The tomb of Jihadist Imam Sait Matty Bah, which is located in Bakau is one of the most visited Senegambian tombs.
It is built at the former Sunswing Hotel now Sun Beach Hotel in Cape Point, Bakau.
The tomb, built over century ago is about six meters walk from the gate of the hotel. From the gate you will directly see th… read more
Holland America Line’s cruise ship Zaandam has made her maiden port call to Durban during the 2022/23 cruise season, arriving on Sunday during her 71-night Grand Africa Voyage.
Zaandam was escorted into the Port of Durban by tug boats that provided a traditional water cannon salute, while Durban Harbour Master’s office… read more
Ibom Air is boosting its capacity ahead of the peak season. The Akwa State-based carrier took delivery of two Airbus A320-200 aircraft on November 17 and 20.
The two aircraft (MSN 2584, 4273) were acquired under a one-year ACMI contract with Getjet Airlines, a Lithuanian aircraft leasing and charter company. They are owned… read more