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“Kenya’s air transport recovery is stalling and requires ongoing support. Among the interventions, we are urging Kenya’s government to reduce the cost of PCR tests for travellers, which, at roughly US$80 each, is significantly higher than the average in Africa,” said Kamil Al Awadhi, IATA’s regional vice president for Africa and Middle East.… read more
IATA has flayed the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies (NANTA) warning it to ask it’s members to desist from criminal acts of issuing air tickets for Basic Travel Allowance (BTA) purposes to individuals who eventually void the tickets after gaining access to foreign exchange a practice called Ticket renting.
IATA described th… read more
The Uganda Tourism School is due to be handed over to the government following the completion of physical works which stand at 89 per cent, officials have said. Works on the Shs24b facility started in 2018.
"We are now focused on achieving practical completion of the project as soon as possible while maintaining the highest quality … read more
The overarching objective of the ongoing Africa Travel and Tourism
Summit (ATTS2021) is to revive travel and tourism confidence among
tourists and visitors to Africa.
This is particularly important to consolidate what the continent has
chalked in mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on the travel and
tourism industry. This… read more
UNWTO has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) to work more closely together and strengthen the relationship between the aviation and tourism sectors.
The MoU was signed by Abderahmane Berthe, AFRAA’s secretary-general and UNWTO secretary-general Zurab Pololikashvilil. Under… read more
Qatar Airways announce its participation on the Global Coalition for Sustainable Aviation of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), becoming the first airline in the Middle East to join the global coalition, reaffirming its commitment to work together with the relevant industry stakeholders, such as manufacturers, academia,… read more
Biden Administration has taken the decision to allow vaccinated
travellers into the US from early November, including traffic
originating in South Africa. These passengers will require only proof of vaccination, a negative
COVID-19 test result prior to travel and, of course, the correct visa.
… read more
Speaking at Africa’s Travel and Tourism Summit’s SMME Day on
Sunday, South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Tourism Fish Mahlalela said
governments in Africa need to collaborate to reawaken the continent's
tourism sector after the pandemic.
"The success of Africa’s
tourism sector in the midst of Covid-19 hinges on increased
col… read more
Mrs. Susan Akporiaye, President National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA), won the Nigeria Media Platinum MERIT Award for her leadership and resilience in keeping the Nigerian travel trade business together despite the impact of covid 19 pandemic on global travel and tourism.
In a citation by the Board of… read more
Tour Operators Union of Ghana (TOUGHA) have a made a donation to the Volta Home at Ve Deme.
The donation comprised detergents, sanitizers, nose masks, clothing
items and an undisclosed amount of money and it was part of the union’s
familiarization tour of the Volta and Oti Regions.
President of TOUGHA, Mrs. Alisa Osei-… read more