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  • Opinion

AA Travenews Africa’s tourism sector bouncing back

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

  • Flights

Tanzania Air Tanzania Still loss-making, Air Tanzania cut losses by 40% in 2021

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

  • Cruise

Cruise Fred Olsen New Fred Olsen cruise ship Bollette to sail via Saudi and South Africa in 2023

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

  • Rail

Rail Uganda Railways Uganda Railways revamp to spur trade

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

  • Destinations

Tanzania Govt ommits to improve investment climate in Tourism

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

  • Accomodation
  • Destinations

AA Travenews New grading rules for hotels in East Africa coming

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

  • Flights

Nigeria Azman Air Services Azman Air re-launches its Kano-Jeddah A340 service

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

  • Miscellaneous

AA Travenews A giant step for Africa tourism

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

  • Destinations

Uganda Tourism How Uganda's travel industry is successfully adapting to the pandemic

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

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