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AA Travenews Ukrainian Railways relaunches Ukraine-Romania railway connection

The twice-daily connection between Ukraine and Romania has reopened. Back in August 2022, amid the Russian aggression and invasion in Ukraine, railway workers rebuild twenty kilometers of new track, which was closed for seventeen years. Ukraine waited another four months for Romania to complete their part.

The new network was build between… read more

  • Miscellaneous

Ghana Tour Operators UnionTour Operators Union Of Ghana TOUGHA Tour operators from Ghana exhibit at Vakantiebeurs 2023

Ghanaian tour operators have participated in this year’s Vakantiebeurs in Utretcht, Netherlands. Vakantiebeurs made a return after a two-year absence due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The January 12 -15th show attracted thousands of participants from across the world in various sectors of the tourism and travel industry; in… read more

  • Cruise

Cruise Cruise Queen Victoria to cruise Cape Town to UK and Germany in 2024

Queen Victoria is set to be the second Cunard Line vessel to sail from South Africa during 2024, with a Cape Town to Hamburg voyage on April 12th. Queen Victoria will join her fleet mate Queen Mary 2 in cruising from South Africa, although Queen Mary 2 will depart Cape Town in February, bound for Australia and Hong Kong.

The … read more

  • Beyond Africa

AA Travenews Online travel agencies: a key player in reviving European tourism post-COVID-19

When COVID-19 hit, and global lockdowns brought the world to a halt in early 2020, the travel and tourism industry found itself among the worst affected. Yet, despite severe restrictions, online travel agencies (OTAs) continued to bring international guests to European hotels, supporting jobs and boosting GDP. So, what’s the state of pla… read more

  • Destinations

South-Africa South African E-Visa Service lags behind other African countries

The Africa Visa Openness Index, a joint initiative of the African Development Bank and the African Union Commission, has tracked visa regimens in Africa since 2016. SA is ranked 33rd out of 54 African countries, which is no surprise as its online system is far from user-friendly.

Ten months after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced … read more

  • Destinations

AA Travenews 93% of African countries improved their visa policies

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

  • Destinations

Nigeria Nigeria ranks 6th in Africa visa openness report

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

  • Destinations

Madagascar World Bank boss excited about Madagascars’ cconomic

The World Bank is committed to assist Madagascar to jumpstart its economic recovery and put the country back on the path to development.

According to the Regional Vice President for Eastern and Southern Africa at the World Bank Victoria Kwakwa, the parallel shocks of the pandemic, the war in Ukraine resulting in economic chal… read more

  • Flights

Rwanda CAA Rwanda Rwanda signs air agreements with six countries including Senegal and Morocco

A delegation from the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA) is currently in Abuja, Nigeria, to participate in the 14th International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAN) Air Services Agreements Negotiation. An opportunity for the country to sign more air services agreements (BASA)

Rwanda will return from the 14th Internatio… read more

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