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By Conrad Onyango, bird Story Agency
With the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, Africa’s tourism sector has started showing signs of a recovery as international arrivals begin to grow, airlines relaunch and offer new routes and increased frequencies, and international hotel chains open their doors again.
News that French hospitality g… read more
In 2016/17, the Tanzanian government decided to restructure Air Tanzania Company Ltd (ATCL). Despite this reform, the national airline is still not profitable. Nevertheless, it is continuously improving its financial deficit.
Although still in the red, Air Tanzania improved its performance in its last financial year. Accor… read more
Fred Olsen Cruise Line will sail a roundtrip grand voyage from Southampton in the UK to Africa and the Middle East in 2023.
The 93-night cruise aboard Fred Olsen’s new Bollette (the former Amsterdam of Holland America Line) will depart Southampton on November 19, 2023, with the ship becoming the first Fred Olsen vessel ever to call … read more
Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) has embarked on an ambitious revamping exercise in an effort to fast-track development and spurring regional trade.
These are also planned to open up the mineral-rich regions, agriculture production, and markets to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. The total cost is estim… read more
THE government has reiterated its commitment to continue putting in place an enabling environment for investment in the country's natural resources and tourism. According to Natural Resources and Tourism Minister Dr Damas Ndumbaro, among ministry's facilitation was to speed up issuance of licenses for tourism activities and improve accomm… read more
A new classification criteria for hotels and restaurants in East Africa is under review. The review is aimed to standardize services offered by the accommodation facilities in the region.
“Standardisation will be extended to services offered by the tour operators and tour guides,” said Simon Kiarire, the principal tourism officer with the … read more
Azman Air was granted international carrier status in June 2021 after successfully conducting a series of demonstration flights from Nigeria to Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania, Bahamas with its recently acquired Airbus A340-600.
Nigerian private carrier Azman Air has resumed service to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. On Wednesday 30 March, flight … read more
Africa is finally putting the dreaded, and costly, PCR test for vaccinated travelers in the rearview mirror. In the past month Kenya, Botswana, Mauritius, Namibia and Tanzania all lifted the requirement for fully vaccinated travelers to present a negative Covid-19 test. And this week, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa … read more
After the full opening of the economy in January 2022 by President Yoweri Museveni, many rejoiced as the uncertainity that had been brought up by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic for almost two years had to come to an end.
While few industries were spared by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the travel industry as fragile as it is, w… read more
Afrail Express seeks to transport more than 600 million paying passengers and more than 500 million packages through its express courier service, every week.
Afrailways is developing Afrail Express as a high-speed passenger rail system, based on Magnetic Levitation (Maglev) Technology, to connect the entire African continent, from South Af… read more