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Nigeria No reliable data on tourists visiting Lagos

THE Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, yesterday, decried the lack of reliable statistics and data about the numbers of visitors or tourists that visit Lagos on yearly basis.

Speaking at the launch of the Q4-Lagos initiative, put together in partnership with QTOURISM Limited, Akinbile… read more

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Ghana Ghana and U.S. to collaborate top promote Tourism

Ghana and the United States of America have agreed to collaborate to boost tourism, arts and culture in the two nations.

As part of the collaboration, the two countries will hold joint tourism fora in Ghana and the United States to help promote Ghana's tourism potential.

The Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr Ibrahim M… read more

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Tanzania Travel agents dub Tanzania the sleeping giant of Africa

Seasoned global travel agents currently on a familiarization tour have said that Tanzania may well be Africa’s sleeping giant of tourism.

“I’ve fallen in love with Tanzania because of its breathtaking landscapes and awe-inspiring wildlife. This country is a sleeping tourism jewel of Africa,” said Ms Luisa Yu from Miami, Florida, … read more

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AA Travenews Six reasons why North Africa is an excellent travel destination

In years past, travel to Africa has experienced a slight lull in tourism. This is for a variety of reasons, with the pandemic being the most recent. But with so much on offer and travel bans being lifted, North Africa has so much to offer. From wildlife safaris to immersive cultural experiences and more, North Africa has some of the best experie… read more

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SouthAfrica CPT Table Mountain Latest report shows how domestic visitors rescued Cape Town

Crash-and-burn is one way to describe the devastating effect that the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular the Omicron variant, had on Cape Town Central City’s visitor economy in late 2021.

And the timing couldn’t have been worse, with this variant surfacing in South Africa in December of that year.  Fortunately, the corresponding surge i… read more

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AA Travenews  Liberalise East African airspace for tourism

East African Community (EAC) Partner States have been urged to liberalise their airspaces and open up skies to promote the tourism industry in the region.

The call was made by the  chairperson of the East African Tourism Platform (EATF) Fred Odek, who was speaking during the official opening of the 2nd EAC Tourism Expo i… read more

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Madagascar Madagascar Reduces Visa Fees

Madagascar’s Ministry of Tourism has announced that, for  visits of up to 15 days, travellers will no longer need to pay a visa fee to enter the country. Only a €10 fee for border control formalities is required for such short trips. The cost of 30-day visas remains at €35.

Source: Madagascar Tourism / Asisten Travel

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Tanzania Number of tourists for Tanzania on the rise

A TOTAL of 742,266 tourists visited Tanzania tourism destinations between January and July 2022, up from 546,133 who were recorded during a corresponding period last year. The increase, which stands at 60 percent of the previous data, became possible due to the government's commitment and continued efforts to market the available tourism … read more

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Mauritius Holidaymakers From Reunion Island Allowed in Mauritius Without a Passport

The Republic of Mauritius has announced that tourists from Reunion Island will be allowed to enter the country with only a valid identity card from Monday 19 September 2022 to 30 June 2023.

Holidaying in Mauritius is made easier for visitors from Reunion Island subject to the following conditions:

This measure will appl… read more

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