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  • Miscellaneous

Tansania Zanzibar Flag Zanzibar preparing international Tourism summit

THE Zanzibar Tourism Investment Association ZATI in collaboration with the Organisers of Tourism Exhibitions from Arusha KILIFAIR have entered into an agreement to organize a large international summit on Tourism Opportunities in Zanzibar next year.

The meeting dubbed the 'Z - SUMMIT 2023' is scheduled for February 23-24read more

  • Flights

AA WorldFlight Air traffic controllers suspend strike in West and Central Africa

A 48-hour strike by air traffic controllers in West and Central Africa has been suspended, their union said on Saturday.

The strike, which started on Friday, has disrupted flights across the region and left hundreds of passengers stranded at airports on Saturday. The Union of Air Traffic Controllers’ Unions (USYCAA), which called t… read more

  • Flights

Europe Flag Gambians raise concern over 45-Day Schengen Visa processing at EU embassies

Gambian Schengen visa applicants have voiced concerns over the prolonged period of visa processing at EU embassies.

The Point has learned that short-term visa applicants from The Gambia now have to wait for almost 50 days to receive their travel documents from European embassies like Germany.

The processing of visa docu… read more

  • Conservation & Wildlife

AA Travenews New rhino population estimates released

According to a report to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) by the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) African and Asian Rhino Specialist Groups, the total rhino population worldwi… read more

  • Miscellaneous

AA Travenews Tourism in Africa Following Covid-19

Tourism has been a fundamental component of the African economy for years, with many countries depending on the industry as a primary source of revenue.

In addition to supporting the economy directly through foreign currency, tourism in Africa has become a reliable source of income for many locals. Some of these individuals w… read more

  • Destinations

Seychelles 2022 Logo The Seychelles Island unveils new brand identity

“It was the right time for us to stand out again,” said the Director General of Destination Marketing at Tourism Seychelles, Mrs Bernadette Willemin, during a meeting at L’Escale Resort yesterday as she unveiled the revamped destination brand in the presence of the principal secretary for Tourism, Mrs Sherin Francis.

The mileston… read more

  • Miscellaneous

AA WorldFlight East Africa a trailblazer for open skies

The operationalisation of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), a crucial continental agreement to improve air connectivity across borders, is becoming one step closer to reality with the piloting of the initiative in the East Africa Community (EAC).

For the EAC partner states, a fully operational SAATM is expected to … read more

  • Rail

Rail SouthAfrica Blue Train Blue Train about to resume ops

Transnet SOC Ltd (“Transnet”) has completed investigations into incidents which led to the suspension of the Blue Train service in the latter part of the 2021/22 financial year.

This paves the way for services to resume imminently.

In February this year, management took a decision to temporarily suspend Blue Train operations as a pre… read more

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