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  • Destinations

AA Travenews Destination West Africa Project set for launch September 24

The initiators of Destination West Africa Project (DWAP), the duo of Goge Africa; Isaac Moses and Nneka Isaac–Moses, have announced plans to present the project to the public on September 24, 2022, at the Lekki Conservation Centre, Lagos.

Aside Goge Africa, the new project, which is powered by a number of organisations an… read more

  • Destinations

Gambia Gambia records 15 Percent Increase in tourist arrivals

The Gambia tourism industry which has been one of the steady sectors contributing to the Gambia GDP but witnessed a setback like other sectors as a result of the Covid-19 emergence, is now gradually picking up as its number of air arrival increased by 15% in 2021 compared to the same period in 2020.

According to the data, … read more

  • Cruise

Cruise Holland America Holland America to return to Africa in 2023 for circumnavigation of continent

Holland America Line will reprise its African circumnavigation voyage in 2023 with a 73-night cruise around the entire continent.

The Grand Africa Voyage will depart Fort Lauderdale, Florida on October 10th, 2023 and visit 26 ports in 22 countries and territories, including four overnight calls.

The shore excursions in destina… read more

  • Accomodation

Gambia Gambia Hotel School students introduced to revenue laws

The Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) recently convened a two-day forum, where they exposed students of Gambia Hotel School to the mandates and revenue laws of the authority.

The event organised by GRA was supported by UNDP through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs. The event held at Metzy Hotel, was also designed to enlight… read more

  • Accomodation

Hotels Radisson Blu President Barrow Lays Foundation Stone for Radisson Blu Banjul Hotel

President Adama Barrow has laid the foundation stone for Radisson Blu five star hotel in Bajilo, in the West Coast Region.

The five-star hotel is one of the five projects to be implemented in the country for the OIC’s 2022 Summit, with just six months to go, before the end of the year. During the foundation stone laying… read more

  • Cruise

AA Travenews Cape Town cruises for 2022/23 season

While 2021/22 was a disappointment for the South African cruise sector thanks to the Omicron variant, 2022/23 is looking to be much better, with 48 roundtrip itineraries scheduled.

The emergence of the Omicron variant in late 2021 forced many cruise lines to cancel their planned homeporting seasons in Cape Town, and when MSC Cruises pushed… read more

  • Flights

Senegal Transair Transair extends its West African network and inaugurates Central Africa

The leader in domestic transport in Senegal, Transair is entering a new phase in its international deployment with the opening of three new routes, including Libreville and Brazzaville.

Transair's international network will double from one to more than two as of July 2, 2022. On this date, the Senegalese private carrie… read more

  • Destinations

AA Travenews Goge Africa and Walk For Love Africa launch 'Destination West Africa' project

West African countries have several tourist destinations, which are not sufficiently promoted. Goge Africa television, which specialises in promoting African tourist destinations and culture, and its partner "Walk For Love Africa" have identified these shortcomings and want to remedy them.

To promote tourism, culture and economic activi… read more

  • Cruise

Cruise Royal Caribbean Royal Caribbean Cruise recruits over 500 Gambians

Royal Caribbean Cruise Company Ltd. on Sunday May 8 commenced recruitment of about six hundred (600) Gambian youth for various ship hotel professions.

The Royal Caribbean wants professionals on ship hotels including restaurant workers, cooks, launders, security personnel, healthcare officers, bar workers, and photographers among oth… read more

  • Miscellaneous

AA Travenews Africa turns to e-visas to prop up tourism, attract skilled workers

Close to half of all countries in Africa have activated online processing of visas, with some countries opening access to more than 180 nationalities to lure more tourists from within and outside Africa. South Africa, the latest to offer digital travel documents, is also keen on attracting skilled migrants after tightening its immigration rules.… read more

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