Tourism: Latest News
Ann Brown, 7:00 pm
Travel across some parts of Africa will be easier now. Proflight Zambia and Fastjet have partnered to allow easier travel between 15 destinations across Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania. “We have strengthened our partnerships with a number of airlines recently, [such as] Emirates, Kenyan Airways and Ethiopian Airlines as well as Precision Air,” Keira Irwin commercial […]
Ann Brown, 8:00 pm
The Ebola epidemic continues to grow and spread across Africa. Now Mali has said that it discovered three suspected victims of Ebola. So far, the deadly disease that has killed 84 people in Guinea. “Three suspected cases of haemorrhagic fever have been detected in the country. Samples have been taken and sent abroad for analysis,” […]
Julia Austin, 8:00 am AFKI Original
There’s nothing like the adrenaline rush of seeing leopards run by your bedroom window to spice up a romantic getaway, which is exactly what you’ll get at Granite Private Suite at Londolozi Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Johannesburg, Cost: around $1,000 per night. There are three Granite private suites, each looking onto an elephant bathing pool.
Makula Dunbar, 5:33 pm
A township made famous by the presence of Nelson Mandela’s former Vilikazi Street home, the community is now host to Soweto Outdoor Adventures. Located near the house, the business was founded to give dependable visitors an alternate South Africa tourist experience, CCTV Africa reported. Local companies have latched onto the new concept encouraging team building among employees.
Kimberly Jacobs, 1:40 am AFKI Original
As international and domestic tourism increases in Africa, the use of technology to book travel accommodations has also risen. The needs of tourists have changed. that’s where Sleepout.co.ke — soon to be sleepout.com — comes in.
Dana Sanchez, 2:00 pm
Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International Inc., talked about the company’s purchase of Protea Hotels and whether it plans to sell Protea anytime soon. “We’re buying an operating company in sub-Saharan Africa,” he said. “We’re really thrilled to be entering that market in a big way.” Marriott expects to be in 16 African countries by 2017.
Makula Dunbar, 5:14 pm
As Tunisia makes a push to increase tourist visits, the country will not give visas to individual Israeli travelers, the minister of tourism said in an interview with Tunisia Live. All would-be Israeli visitors need to arrange their travel as a group through a travel agent and receive special permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Tourism Amel Karboul told Tunisia Live.
Julia Austin, 11:15 am AFKI Original
Anse Source d’Argent is a Seychelles island with massive, smooth boulders embedded in the beach, and thick tropical foliage hugging the waters. The water is shallow for several meters out, so you can go for a long beach stroll with just your ankles wet, or sit in the tide without worrying about it getting too high.
Dana Sanchez, 1:28 pm
The ebola outbreak in Guinea poses new challenges unseen in previous outbreaks that involved “more remote locations as opposed to urban areas,” said Doctors Without Borders. “The vast geographic spread of the Guinea outbreak is worrisome because it will greatly complicate the tasks of the organizations working to control the epidemic.”
Ann Brown, 1:00 pm
From Reuters Kenya’s vital tourism sector is “on its knees” after attacks by al Qaeda-linked Islamist militants carried out in retaliation for its intervention in neighboring Somalia, President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Friday. Kenyatta met ethnic Somali leaders and asked for their help in identifying people they thought may be behind attacks that have dented […]
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