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Friday, February 17, 2017 - 17:00

Tourism in Gambia has been hit hard by the crisis sparked by ex-President Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to leave office as well as the threat of military action by regional bloc Ecowas. But there are high hopes that the return of new President Adama Barrow and the security provided by Senegalese troops stationed in the country […]

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Friday, February 17, 2017 - 13:00

Africa is becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination among adventure-seeking Chinese tourists. The number of visitors who went to Africa in 2016 was up sharply due to looser visa restrictions and new direct flights between China and Ethiopia, Kenya, and South Africa, among other popular destinations. Chinese arrivals in South Africa alone were up 93 […]

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Friday, February 17, 2017 - 08:00

South Africa is witnessing a rise in wedding tourism involving overseas Indian families. It recorded a 27% increase in the number of Indian tourists last year thanks to weddings. Nearly 81,500 Indian nationals visited South Africa till October 2016, of which around 5,000 were from Chennai. Briefing reporters at a press conference here on Monday, […]

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Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 17:00

Lagos – Nagged by a sharp back pain three years ago, Abidemi Ogbonna from Lagos, Nigeria, decided to visit a nearby hospital called Apollo. Thinking it was just a minor problem, she was shocked when her physician informed her that she urgently needed a kidney transplant. The procedure could not be performed locally, her doctor […]

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Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 14:00

Kenya — Global technology and business leaders will converge in Nairobi next month for the NextGen Africa 2017. The event will connect technology leaders with local developers and entrepreneurs in an effort to engage and collaborate on developing more locally relevant technology. Microsoft Regional Chief Executive Kunle Awosika says the NextGen Africa 2017 theme is […]

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Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 08:00

The United Nations has declared 2017 as “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development”, with the official launch by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on January 18 in Madrid. On this occasion, UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai put the continued growth of tourism into figures: “In 2016, more than 1.2 billion people travelled around the world […]

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 17:00

During the first half of 2016, the worldwide international tourist arrivals increased by 4% according to United Nations World Travel Organization (UNWTO), as compared to the period between January and June the previous year. Specifically, Sub-Saharan Africa is noted to be on an upward recovery curve at (+12%). This is a promising growth trend in […]

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 14:00

INVESTOUR, a unique platform for tourism businesses from Africa and Europe to meet has convened more than 20 African Ministers of Tourism at FITUR, the Spanish Tourism Fair. The initiative, now in its 8th edition, has taken place on 19 January in a joint initiative of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Casa Africa. In […]

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 16:00

Technology will bring more tourists to Africa, ultimately boosting economies and livelihoods across the continent, according to South African startup Tribaltourist. Launched in 2015, Tribaltourist aims to provide a central booking platform for adventure travel trips across Africa.  The startup differentiates itself by providing a personalised, authentic service, ensuring all trips arranged in collaboration with […]

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 14:00

As technology evolves at exponential pace, and increasing numbers of individuals live in urban areas, the concept of Smart Cities is gaining momentum. Smart Cities rely on massive volumes of data being gathered by sensor-based technology and fed into intelligent networks. If developed cohesively, these networks can integrate with one another, sharing data and forming […]

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