Tourism: Latest News

  • American Tourists Looking To Africa For Business Opportunities

    By Kevin Mwanza, 5:44 am

    American tourists are looking for adventure travel and vacations in Africa as well as more business opportunities on the continent. At an annual tourism seminar in Washington last week African tourism government agencies sought to encourage more Americans to visit the continent.

  • Kenya Airways Bets On Middle Class To Revive Low Cost Subsidiary

    By Kevin Mwanza, 5:38 am

    Kenya’s largest airline is betting on the country’s expanding middle class and recent economic growth to drive the success of its new low-cost subsidiary a decade after it was forced to shut down a similar venture. Low-cost carrier Jambojet, a subsidiary of Kenya Airways, is set take to the skies on April 1, flying from Nairobi to three major towns in Kenya (Mombasa, Kisumu and Eldoret).

  • Tourism In Egypt Down 28% This Year So Far

    By Ann Brown, 7:00 pm

    In one year Egypt has seen a whopping 28 percent drop in tourism to 1.3 million when comparing the first two months of 2014 to January and February 2013. “The majority of the decline in visits is attributed to Middle Eastern countries, specifically Syria, Libya and Bahrain. Visits from Arab countries fell 58 percent, mostly […]

  • 10 Reasons To Explore South Africa’s Garden Route

    By Becca Blond, 10:32 am AFKI Original

    Storms River is the adrenalin junkie headquarters of the Garden Route. If you’re itching to hang by your ankles at the world’s highest bungee jump, go to Bloukrans River Bridge, 21 kilometers west of Storms River. Or take in some black-water tubing, but don’t miss this tiny and scattered hamlet with tree-shaded lanes at the extreme eastern end of the Garden Route.

  • Burundi Looks To Tourism To Change Its Image

    By Dana Sanchez, 3:18 pm

    There has been increased tourism investment in Burundi, driven mainly by local investors, says the country’s new tourism director. They “have shown a strong sense of belief in the tourism prospects for Burundi.” The country is taking an inventory of its tourism assets to identify and develop its tourism product. The goal is to first attracts the Burundian people and the expatriate community, then going further to attract the regional and international community to Burundi.

  • 10 Top Toasting Spots in South Africa’s Wine Region

    By Becca Blond, 11:40 am AFKI Original

    An hour from Cape Town are the vineyards of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. If you don’t have a designated driver and want to hit up a number of vineyards, then join an organized tour. One of my favorites is Easy Rider Wine Tours. The day trips are great and include lunch and brandy tasting along with multiple vineyard stops.

  • International Airlines Cancel Flights To Sierra Leone After UN Visit

    By Kevin Mwanza, 9:11 am

    International airlines have cancelled flights to and from Sierra Leone after a United Nations aviation regulator discovered that the only functioning fire engine at its main airport had broken down, an airport official and airline staff said on Sunday. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) downgraded Freetown airport after it made the discovery during a spot check

  • Hotel Group Eyes Peace Dividends In Somalia

    By Kevin Mwanza, 4:33 am

    One of the first Kenyan owned hotel management company, Icon Hotel Group Africa is set reap Somalia’s peace dividends by setting up a branch in the country. Peace and normalcy has returned to the Horn of Africa State after Kenya and the African Union defeated the Alshabab. Somalia had not known peace for more than two decades.

  • Drop In Tourists Could Force Kenyan Hotels To Close

    By Ann Brown, 6:00 pm

    From allAfrica Tourism at the Kenyan Coast which drives the region’s economy and greatly contributes to Kenya’s foreign exchange kitty is facing difficult times following low tourists numbers visiting the region this season. Famous for its white sandy beaches, luxurious hotels and holiday destinations, hotels in the region are facing a crisis despite this being […]

  • Uganda, Ethiopia Now Attracting More Hospitality Investment Than Kenya

    By Ann Brown, 2:00 pm

    From Standard Digital   Ethiopia and Uganda have overtaken Kenya as key investment destinations for global hotel chains scouting for opportunities in the region. The two nations feature on the top five list, whose hotel sectors are expected to receive huge investments in sub-Saharan Africa, alongside Nigeria, Angola and Ghana. A new report ranking countries […]

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