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The Kasanka National Park in Zambia – home to the world’s largest mammal migration – is under immediate threat from agricultural development.
Up to ten million fruit bats migrate to the wetlands in Kasanka for a few months every year. It is a globally significant biological spectacle that draws in tourists and helps to und… read more
When the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) was launched in January 2018, it was enthusiastically embraced as the key that would unlock air travel in Africa.
Although 33 countries in the continent are signatories to the project, industry observers are not optimistic that many countries in Africa would open their airs… read more
With over 210 million people, Nigeria is overwhelmingly Africa’s most populous country and the world’s seventh-largest. It had 4.63 million international passengers in 2019, its highest to date. In a week next month, seven airlines will fly long-haul from Nigeria with 11 bookable routes. Emirates will be the largest carrier with service t… read more
On Friday morning, the South African government announced it had found a new private equity partner for South African Airways. When the airline takes to the skies again, it will be 51% controlled by the Takatso Consortium, which says its goal is to turn SAA into an iconic South African brand and a world-class pan-African airline.… read more
Seerbit is a Nigerian company that provides payment processing solutions to businesses. Founded in 2019, Seerbit is headquartered in Lagos with branches in Ghana, Kenya and Senegal; it has processed over $146 million in transactions. Founder and CEO Omoniyi Kolade answers our questions.
1. Give us your elevator pitch.
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) will be the hot topic for World Travel Market Africa in the month of June as it joins the LGBTQ+ community in celebrating Pride Month.
Following on from the success of EQUAL Africa, held in partnership with the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) during Africa Travel Week in A… read more
German airline Lufthansa will connect the Victoria Falls to Europe
with three-times-a-week flights to the tourism hub starting in March
The flights – with a connecting stop in Windhoek, Namibia– will be
undertaken by Lufthansa’s new leisure-based long-haul subsidiary,
Eurowings Discover.… read more
As African countries look inwards by taking concert measures to attract tourists' arrivals in the coming years, hopes are high of better days ahead. It is no hidden secret that the emergence of Covid-19 has battered global tourism sector. And no country is immune during those struggling period.
It an undisputable fact that the tourism indu… read more
Victoria Falls, located on the Zambezi River, at the border between
Zambia and Zimbabwe, is the largest waterfall in the world, measuring
1 708m wide and 108m high.
A top attraction for travellers,
Victoria Falls is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Travel to this iconic
site has never been cheaper, with return fl… read more
To ameliorate the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on its tourism
industry, South Africa is initiating a number of measures to get
tourists back into the country
On top of the agenda is the extension of its electronic visa
application system to more countries. The country’s Department of Home
Affairs earlier in May p… read more