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Rwanda Becomes Arsenal’s First Tourism Partner

Rwanda Becomes Arsenal’s First Tourism Partner

Rwanda is Arsenal’s first-ever tourism partner. The top-flight English Premier League football club will have all their teams wear ‘Visit Rwanda’ on the sleeves. Vinal Venkatesham, Arsenal’s Chief Commercial Officer said the deal will bring Rwanda into people’s minds in a new and dynamic way. “This is an exciting partnership which will see us support […]

Luambe National Park Now The World’s Most Carbon Neutral

Luambe National Park Now The World’s Most Carbon Neutral

Luambe National Park in Zambia has achieved a conservation milestone this week as it became the most carbon neutral National Park in the world. Luambe’s carbon neutral status is a result of the USAID-funded Community Forests Program (CFP) implemented by BioCarbon Partners (BCP) (http://BioCarbonPartners.com), in partnership with the Zambian Government. This world-first level of carbon […]

The emerging markets set for faster growth in revenue than developed countries in hospitality sector

The emerging markets set for faster growth in revenue than developed countries in hospitality sector

The hospitality sector in Africa’s emerging markets looks set to profit from foreign investment and an influx of foreign travellers. The emerging markets are set to post faster growth in revenue than their counterparts in developed countries, making them integral to the expansion strategies of some of the world’s leading hotel developers. Pietro Calicchio, Hospitality […]

Facebook & Instagram help put African tourism on the social media map

Facebook & Instagram help put African tourism on the social media map

Attending the Annual World Tourism Conference in Rwanda, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) and Instagram representatives were in Kigali this week (28-31 August) to discuss and explore ways in which social media can be used to effectively drive tourism growth across the Continent. Showcasing how both platforms can be used as a tool to creatively help change the […]

Why Travel to Ethiopia Teaches More Than a History

Why Travel to Ethiopia Teaches More Than a History

Truly Ethiopia is an exceptional destination from the never ending warmth sun to affordable explorations it’s the ultimate exciting destination that will linger in your memories for years. In Ethiopia it’s hard to decide which destination to go as the sights are many and enlightening and breath-taking making picking a destination very challenging. Ethiopia is […]

Africa’s hospitality sector withstands economic headwinds

Africa’s hospitality sector withstands economic headwinds

South Africa’s hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years bolstered by inbound travelers amid a difficult and volatile economic climate. Pietro Calicchio, Hospitality & Gaming Industry Leader for PwC Southern Africa (www.PwC.co.za), says: “Africa’s hotel sector has remained resilient in the face of strong economic headwinds.” PwC’s 7th edition of […]

Zimbabwe Finds Investment For ‘Disneyland in Africa’ – Report

Zimbabwe Finds Investment For ‘Disneyland in Africa’ – Report

In a development likely to get conservationists worried, Zimbabwe has signed an agreement with Chinese investors to develop its ‘Disneyland in Africa’ concept near the prime resort of Victoria Falls. Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi said the conference centre and theme park was part of a vision for a $5 billion tourism industry in Victoria Falls, […]

Angola urgently needs funds as Congolese refugee influx overwhelms services, warns UN agency

Angola urgently needs funds as Congolese refugee influx overwhelms services, warns UN agency

As refugees fleeing violence and communal tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continue to arrive in neighbouring Angola, the United Nations refugee agency has appealed for more resources to cope with the influx and to provide those coming with the support they urgently need. According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner […]

Uganda Wild Authority Captures Man-Eating Crocodile

Uganda Wild Authority Captures Man-Eating Crocodile

Residents of Masindi, Nakasongola and Kiryandongo districts are breathing a sigh of relief after a crocodile suspected to have eaten three children in the area in the last two months was captured on Friday. Mr Jossy Muhangi, the Uganda Wild Authority (UWA) spokesperson, confirmed the predator was captured at River Kafu that straddles the boundary […]

Global Hotel Chains Venture Into Zanzibar

Global Hotel Chains Venture Into Zanzibar

Global hotel chain Marriott International has announced that it will open a hotel in Zanzibar to tap into the isle’s tourism business. The planned $330 million hotel will be part of the Amber Resort complex, and the largest accommodation facility occupying 1,750 hectares of Indian Ocean coastline in the northeast of the island. It is […]

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