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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 […]

Why Tanzania Will Not Burn Illegal Ivory

Why Tanzania Will Not Burn Illegal Ivory

After several attempts by conservation groups to push the government of Tanzania into burning a huge stockpile of ivory, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism says it won’t happen, with Minister Jumanne Maghembe saying the tusks will be used for scientific research. “Our position is clear, that, we are keeping them for scientific research […]

Rwanda Development Board Projects Tourism to Fetch Rwf370 Billion in 2017

Rwanda Development Board Projects Tourism to Fetch Rwf370 Billion in 2017

Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has projected that the tourism sector will fetch about $444 million (about Rwf370 billion) in 2017, up from $404 million last year. The increase in revenue banks on continued tourism promotion efforts as well as the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events and Exhibitions (MICE) strategy. Clare Akamanzi, the chief executive of RDB, […]

President Jacob Zuma Praises Uganda’s Natural Beauty

President Jacob Zuma Praises Uganda’s Natural Beauty

South African president Jacob Zuma has spoken glowingly about Uganda’s sprawling scenic beauty, and urged President Yoweri Meseveni to return Lake Victoria to its original name to attract more tourists. “Africa is beautiful. One day, I was visiting Uganda and it is a beautiful country – evergreen [with] huge Lake Victoria – and I don’t […]

Despite turmoil in the region, tourism in Morocco still thrives

Despite turmoil in the region, tourism in Morocco still thrives

The tourism industry in Morocco is still successful despite the turmoil in the region since 2011, Masralarabia.com reported on Friday. More than 10 million tourists visit the country every year, with Morocco being the least affected by the ongoing geopolitical changes in the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region. Moroccan Tourism Minister Mohamed Sajid expects a […]

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