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Sierra Leone Tourism Sierra Leone unveils new Brand Logo for its Tourism at FITUR

The Minister of Tourism and Culture of Sierra Leone Memunatu Pratt has unveiled the new brand identity of Sierra Leone Tourism at the just ended FITUR International Tourism Fair.  The logo which is themed ‘’Explore Freedom’’ is part of the country’s tourism covid recovery strategy to market the country.

Speaking at a media brie… read more

  • Accomodation

Hotels African Suin Zim African Sun Limited pledges to help tourism grow

Hospitality group Africa Sun Limited has pledged to work with the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority to ensure the growth of the tourism industry in Zimbabwe.

Tourism is one of the key pillars for economic revival in Zimbabwe together with agriculture and mining. Economic experts say it is also one of the low hanging fruits that the government sho… read more

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Burkina-Faso Burkina Faso flights suspended after Military arrests President

An attempted coup in the West African nation of Burkina Faso has led to the cancelation of flights while the country looks to regain stability. The last flight logged as having departed was on January 24th at 17:25. This saw an Airbus A320 leave for  Abidjan with  Air Cote d’Ivoire. The flight cancelations appear to be continuing throu… read more

  • Flights

Saudi Arabia Saudia Saudia to open new East Africa link

Saudi Arabia and Uganda are set to be connected by nonstop scheduled flights from February with the launch of a new route by Saudia.

The SkyTeam alliance member intends to begin service between its base at Riyadh’s King Khalid International (… read more

  • Flights

Morocco Royal Air Maroc Royal Air Maroc bets big on USA and Canada this summer

Royal Air Maroc has up to six daily flights bookable to the US and Canada between June and September, returning to what it had in the same period in 2019. It comes as many more flights were added in the past week, with New York JFK rising to twice-daily and Montréal not far behind. Washington Dulles nears once-daily, and Miami grow… read more

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Gambia Tourism Board Gambia looks to Africans to revive Its stricken Tourism Industry

In an effort to revitalise Gambia's flagging tourism sector, which has been decimated during the Covid-19 pandemic, the West African country is looking closer to home, and even at its own, to bolster the once-vibrant industry.

Beaches normally teeming with British and Dutch sunseekers are nearly empty, hawkers of fresh juice and sou… read more

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Ethiopian Ethiopian Airlines preparing to resume Boeing 737 MAX operations

At the end of 2021, about one month ago, Ethiopian Airlines revealed that it was planning to bring the Boeing 737 MAX back into service in February 2022. The day appears to be fast approaching, as the airline took to Twitter on January 23rd to announce that it was “only a few days away” from returning the MAX back to the skies.

A “few dread more

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Rwanda Rwanda ranked safest country in Africa

Rwanda has been named as the safest country for solo travelers in Africa and the sixth on the planet according to a review conducted by usebounce, a renowned and trusted travel website.

The country was the only one in Africa to make it in the top 10 list which is led by Switzerland.

According to the survey, the main cri… read more

  • Cruise

Cruise Aida Costa and AIDA Cruises cancel Dubai itineraries until February

Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises have cancelled the next two cruises aboard their Dubai-based ships Costa Firenze and AIDAbella. Costa Firenze was meant to depart the Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal on Saturday evening, while AIDAbella was meant to depart Sunday, both on week long roundtrip cruises in the Arabian Gulf.

Instead, both read more

  • Miscellaneous

AA WorldFlight Why has South Africa had so many short-lived airlines?

Over the last three decades, there has been an abundance of South African airlines that have ceased operations. Some veterans have become a thing of the past, while many newcomers have also stopped flying in such a short period of aviation history.

A major shift

In the early 1990s, South Africa’s government went through a nota… read more

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