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Fastjet takes 'Best African Low-Cost Airline' title

Fastjet has been awarded the 'Best African Low-Cost Airline' title at the World Airline Awards, presented by Skytrax, at the Paris Air Show in France

21 Jun 2017

Flights resume as NCAA certifies Abuja airport

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, has formally reopened for operations after six weeks of closure with an Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-900, the first plane to land at the repaired runway.

19 Apr 2017

Ethiopian Airlines' new Victoria Falls route a catalyst for tourism growth

The launch of Ethiopian Airlines' new route into Victoria Falls has been hailed “a significant catalyst for tourism growth in Zimbabwe and across the region.”

31 Mar 2017

Nearly completed Gondar Hills Resort set to invigorate the Ethiopian tourism sector

aha Hotels & Lodges has announced that Gondar Hills Resort is nearing completion. The new luxury resort will be managed exclusively by aha Hotels & Lodges and incorporated fully under the aha brand

29 Mar 2017

Ethiopia's tourism potential yet to be fully exploited

The country is looking for a transformational growth that will take the sector to the next level, marketing Ethiopia locally and internationally to list the country among Africa's top five destinations

By Josephine Wawira 22 Feb 2017

AccorHotels to manage three new hotels in Addis Ababa

AccorHotels has entered into three partnership for the construction and management of hotels in Addis Ababa

16 Feb 2017

Biggest hotel acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa

Quantum Global's Hotel Fund Acquires Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra…

12 Jan 2017

Ethiopian Airlines launches weekly flights to Victoria Falls

On 26 March 2016, Ethiopian Airlines will start four weekly flights to Victoria Falls, the site of the most spectacular waterfalls and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world

5 Dec 2016

Driving corporate travel

While initially travel was only associated with leisure, the surge of corporate travellers across the world with close focus to Africa, has contributed highly to the massive increase in international travel

By Josephine Wawira 3 Oct 2016

East African hospitality sector set for positive growth

"East Africa is expected to deliver the strongest real GDP growth in Sub-Saharan Africa over the next decade, according to BMI Research."

30 Sep 2016

#THINCAfrica: Hotels are expanding their African footprint

Despite some short-term challenges, Africa is open for business when it comes to hotel development with hoteliers of all sizes expanding their African footprint

7 Sep 2016

Traverse the best wine countries in Africa

For many, the mention of wine brings luxury, vineyards, dining and wining to the imagination. For other, fancies go all the way to romantic and exotic destinations

By Josephine Wawira 19 Aug 2016

BON Hotels makes a move into Ethiopia

BON Hotels has added another property to its portfolio - BON Hotel Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

16 Aug 2016

Six lessons in storytelling

As the world shifts to all things digital, our storytelling has adapted, but remains an effective tool for

By Nicole Biondi 28 Jun 2016

Top 10 apps for travellers

Huge advances in mobile technology and the proliferation of smartphone apps have made travel easier, but choosing the right app for your next trip

24 Jun 2016

Tourism and natural treasures to pull Ethiopia out of poverty and famine

Despite a cultural, historical and linguistic identity quite distinct from the rest of Africa, Ethiopia never became a major tourist destination on the continent

By James Jeffrey 6 Jan 2016

SA's borders closed to Ebola-affected countries

South Africa has imposed a total travel ban for all non-citizens traveling from identified high risk countries to prevent the spread of Ebola to the country.

22 Aug 2014

Ethiopian plane forced to Geneva, hijacker arrested

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: An Ethiopian Airlines flight en route to Rome was hijacked on Monday (17 February) and forced to land in Geneva, where the hijacker has been arrested, police said.

18 Feb 2014

IMF forecasts "solid growth" for Africa

Economies in sub-Saharan Africa will ride out the bumpy global recovery in the next few years to post growth rates not seen outside Asia, the IMF said in its latest economic forecasts Tuesday (16 April).

17 Apr 2013

More people flying in Africa

Intra-Africa passenger numbers increased by 9.4% year-on-year (y/y) in January the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Wednesday (6 March).

By Helmo Preuss 7 Mar 2013

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