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Speed networking at the Seychelles Roadshow

We caught up with the director for Africa and America's Seychelles Tourism Board and marketing manager for Alphonse Island at the Seychelles Roadshow, to find out more about MICE services and its positioning within the Seychelles

By Robin Fredericks 16 hours ago

AHIF, AviaDev and WTA Africa are all happening at the same time, in the same place

For the first time, Rwanda will welcome the World Travel Awards with the Africa Gala Ceremony 2017 to take place alongside the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) and AviaDev Africa

13 hours ago

Nairobi to land Sh4.6m per person luxury flight

A Hong Kong-based airline operator plans to launch a Sh4.6m-a-ticket luxury flight to Nairobi targeting Asia's super-rich keen on sampling Kenya's prime holiday destinations

By Brian Ngugi 1 day ago

Disruption anticipated at Standard Bank Top Women Conference

What's your next? As an entrepreneurial, ambitious woman, the best place to answer that question is at the must-attend event this Women's Month: the 2017 Standard Bank Top Women Conference

Issued by Topco Media 1 day ago

#CSIMonth: How the Seychelles is restoring its marine ecosystem through coral farming

We are all familiar with the expression ‘green fingers', however, in the Indian Ocean Island of Seychelles it would probably be more fitting to say ‘reef fingers'

2 days ago

$156m plan to boost tourism in Ruaha, Selous

$156m plan to boost tourism in southern Tanzania, will involve upgrading of roads leading to iconic tourist sites including the Ruaha National Park and Rungwa and Selous game reserves

By Zephania Ubwani 2 days ago

Can tourism alleviate global poverty?

Wouldn't it be great if something as simple and pleasurable as international travel could help end something as grinding and enduring as global poverty? After all, the industry is booming

By Susanne Becken 2 days ago

IATA, A4A launches year-long campaign to improve baggage tracking

"Arriving without a bag is a very frustrating experience for our customers. Over the last decade, we have reduced mishandled baggage by 54% with improved processes. The next step is to realise the full benefits of baggage tracking"

21 Jul 2017

Exploding volcano may open maiden 'Geopark'

Tanzania is creating the first ever Geopark in the Sub-Sahara African region and this maiden geology-based tourism and scientific site is likely to open with real-life fireworks from the anticipated 'Lengai' volcano likely to soon hit the skies

20 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: How to create the ultimate sustainable travel adventure

“Millennial travellers are always looking for their next big adventure where they want to see, feel and taste their destination, explore every aspect of the culture, and, of course, give back to the communities they visit."

20 Jul 2017

Star-studded new British Airways safety video adds comic relief

In a new and entertaining pre-flight safety video, British Airways spreads important safety messages, while boosting fund-raising for Flying Start - the charity partnership between British Airways and Comic Relief

19 Jul 2017

Tanzania named Africa's leading safari destination

Tanzania is Africa's best safari destination, according to SafariBookings.com. Tanzania's famed wild spaces made it the best country overall for wildlife too

19 Jul 2017

Hotelier Summit Africa (North) finally returns for the 2017 edition

The initiative aims to underscore Africa's rapidly growing hospitality and real estate market, which is attracting increased interest from international investors, developers and occupiers

Issued by IDE Consulting Services 19 Jul 2017

Nigeria accounts for less than three percent of tourists visiting Africa

The Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria, FTAN, says that less than three per cent of tourists visiting Africa annually, choose Nigeria as their tourism destinations

18 Jul 2017

Etihad adds year-round flights to Egypt, Nigeria

Etihad Airways is adding year-round flights to Cairo and Lagos later this year to cater to growing demand to and from the United Arab Emirates

17 Jul 2017

Hospitality and tourism's relevance to African markets

The ripple effect tourism's advancement has created is largely noticeable, especially in its contribution to the continent's economy

By Josephine Wawira 17 Jul 2017

Air Seychelles speeds up passenger processing with new state-of-the-art technology

The airline - which provides ground-handling services to airlines operating from Seychelles International Airport - is currently upgrading its technology to ensure a smooth travel experience every step of the way

14 Jul 2017

AHIF of significant economic benefit to host countries

Grant Thornton has quantified the significant economic benefits of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum to host countries. Hosting an AHIF event is of direct benefit to the local economy, with an estimated worth of over $4bn

14 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Why the Seychelles' ban on large hotel developments is a good thing

Bigger, better, taller and more expensive is becoming less of a trend as top tourism destinations globally are shifting focus to the preservation and conservation of their tourism heritage and natural resources

13 Jul 2017

Avani Hotels & Resorts to open its first hotel in Mauritius

Avani Hotels & Resorts will make its debut in Mauritius with the development of Avani Bel-Ombre Mauritius Resort & Spa - a 150-room beachfront hotel which is set to open in 2021

13 Jul 2017

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International

How far can the Chinese tourism market go?

In Asia, Europe and the Americas, Chinese tourists have now become an ubiquitous presence. Their number has more than doubled in the last seven years, from 57.38 million in 2010 to 122 million in 2016, according to the its government's tourism administration.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 8 hours ago

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