Algeria kicks off 1st UNWTO Regional Capacity Building Program on Tourism Statistics
February 26, 2017
In the framework of the technical assistance that the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) provides to Member States, especially in their development of sound statistical systems, the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria has hosted the 1st Workshop on Regional Statistics of the Tourism Sector (13-15 February 2017).
The program aims to enable the development of tourism statistics according to the United"...
Uganda’s Tourism Excellence Awards showcase the best of the best
February 22, 2017
The end of the 2017 edition of the Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) was marked with a gala dinner at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel to give hosted buyers and international travel media a befitting send off and celebrate excellence in the country’s tourism industry.
Uganda’s Vice President Edward Ssekandi handed over the key awards to the winners of the night. There were 25 awards in the"...
China remains leading growth market for South African tourism industry
February 21, 2017
China remains leading growth market for South African tourism industry Xinhua | Updated: 2017-02-21 09:57
CAPE TOWN - China remained the leading growth market for South Africa's tourism industry, with year-on-year growth recorded at 38 percent last year, figures released on Monday showed.
The growth in tourist arrivals from China has been consistent over the year, following improvements in the visa application processes in those countries, Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom said.
Africa: Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda Launch East Africa Tourism Portal
February 20, 2017
In an effort to market the region as single tourism destination, the three Northern Corridor integration project partner states of Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda yesterday launched the East African Tourism portal.
The launch of the portal as well as the joint tourism promotional video was held during the ongoing annual Pearl of Africa Tourism expo in Kampala, Uganda.
Algeria-Saudi Arabia: Need to promote investments in tourism sector
February 18, 2017
Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment Majid bin Abdullah Al Qasabi underlined, Thursday in Algiers, the need to promote and encourage investments between Algeria and Saudi Arabia, especially in the sector of tourism.
In a statement to the press following his discussions with Minister of National Planning, Tourism and Craft Industry Abdelouahab Nouri, the Saudi minister said that he proposed"...
ETA pens plan to attract tourists from central Europe, Asia, North Africa
February 16, 2017
The Egyptian Tourism Authority (ETA) intends to pen a plan to study attracting tourists from new markets—including southern and eastern Asia, central Europe, and North Africa—as a prelude to intensify tourism promotion during the coming period, according to sources in the body.
A source told Daily News Egypt that the new markets represent a good opportunity for Egyptian tourism, especially as none of the countries targeted have issued travel bans for Egypt in the"...
Authentic Africa Safari Experiences Can Still Be Found
February 8, 2017
One of the most talked about travel trends on the African continent is the growing tourism that is overcrowding safari experiences. The Kenya Tourism Board reports that 730,000 people visited the country in the first nine months of 2016, up 16% from the same period in 2015, with American tourists making up the fastest-growing large market. Other popular African countries, like South Africa, report similar growth. But agents willing to work a little harder still can find intimate and immersive experiences for clients in less traveled-to destinations....
Uganda Tourism welcomes hosted buyers and international travel media to Pearl of Africa
February 7, 2017
Mr. Steven Asiimwe, CEO of the Uganda Tourism Board, welcomed buyers, media, and invited guests for the welcome function of the Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo at the Best Western Premier Garden Hotel in Entebbe.
Over 70 hosted buyers and international travel trade media personnel, besides regional and local media representatives, made it to Entebbe where the Uganda Tourism Board had arranged a meet and"...
Media Registrations Open For Africa’s Travel INDABA 2017
February 2, 2017
Members of the media can now apply online for accreditation to Africa’s Travel INDABA 2017, taking place from Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18 May 2017 at the ICC in Durban, South Africa.
As part of South African Tourism’s refreshed commitment to the tourism industry and an even greater emphasis on collaborations with media, exhibitors and buyers alike, this year, the trade show will see some exciting enhancements.
Regarded as one of the must-visit travel events of its kind, this global event"...
NTDC signs MOU with ITC on Bwari Tourist Village
February 1, 2017
In furtherance of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the development of tourism in Nigeria, the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with International Tourist Choice Limited, to build a world class Tourist Village at Bwari in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria.
The Acting Director-General of the corporation, Mrs. Mariel Rae-Omoh, in her"...
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