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  • Opinion

How Covid-19 has had a strong impact on the travel and tourism industry globally

In the last few years, the tourism industry has managed to stay afloat for a long time, now that many people are willing to spend on air travel. This has made it one of the biggest industries across the globe that contributes to economic growth. In other words, the sector experienced a staggering 59% growth in the last 10 years as per the number… read more

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Discovering cultural tours, the tamer side of Africa

In a post-Covid world, the draw of Africa's vast open spaces, natural beauty and spectacular wildlife has been incredible. People who were locked down in their houses for longer than they ever thought possible are now craving the freedom of the natural wilderness.

However, as travelers are looking for longer and more meaningful stay… read more

  • Opinion

The Uganda Airlines I travelled in

“Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive,” author Barry Lopez wrote. This today, applies to Ugandan Airlines, who will definitely need many positive stories to keep in the sky.

On 19th  July 21, I travelled to one of the countries in the region for a business engagement. I boarded a Uganda Airlines CRJ… read more

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How to revive African tourism after the Covid-19 pandemic

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the global tourism industry contributed $9.2 trillion (about R134 trillion), or 10.4%, to global GDP. It was considered one of the fastest-growing industries, accounting for at least one in every four new jobs globally.

Fast forward to 2021, and the pandemic has all but crippled the sector. Touri… read more

  • Opinion

Covid-19 - Tourism not out of the woods yet

There is no light at the end of the tunnel for tourism globally. The latest United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) report shows that the losses occasioned by the Covid-induced crash in the sector are expected to be worse than previously projected.

In fact, the slump in tourism will contribute to a real gross domest… read more

  • Opinion

Nigeria should join hands to unlock tourism potential

The Nigerian Government and players in the tourism sector have been challenged to cooperate in order to unlock the tourism potential in the country.

The country was also charged to emulate Thailand, Saudi Arabia and Sao Tome and Principle, which earn $60 billion, $12 billion and $66 million, respectively from tourism alone annually.

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  • Opinion

Will RwandAir be the next big African airline?

There has been some impressive growth in African aviation in recent years. Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways have seen significant expansion, and Rwanda-based RwandAir could be on its way to something similar. It is still early days, but RwandAir has already seen some solid expansion, and with investment from Middle Eastern giant Qatar… read more

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IATA's forecast for recovery in global air travel by 2023 is 'about the right timeframe': Scoot CEO

The  International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) forecast for global air travel to return to pre-pandemic levels by around end-2023 is “about the right timeframe”, said the chief executive of budget carrier Scoot on Monday (Jun 28). Mr Campbell Wilson was asked by reporters at a virtual press conference for his prognosis of the hard-hi… read more

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The real reason behind Delta Air Lines cutting Cape Town plans

Delta Air Lines recently announced it would be returning to South Africa from August. While the airline has maintained plans to run flights on a triangle routing from Atlanta to Johannesburg to Cape Town to Atlanta, the airline abruptly reversed course on those plans just last week. Now, regulatory filings provide some detail as to the re… read more

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