Tourism: Latest News
Kevin Mwanza, 2:57 am
East Africa is becoming the next frontier for top hotel chains expanding on the continent with earnings from tourism expected to more than double by 2020 as countries across the region continues to discover oil and gas
Kevin Mwanza, 2:39 am
The South African health organization on Sunday issued an alert to hikers and campers on a possible outbreak of the deadly Congo fever, a contagious haemorrhagic fever. Congo fever is contracted through a tick bite and was discovered in South Africa in 1981. Since then the country has usually experienced up to 10 cases annually, not all of which resulted in death.
Kevin Mwanza, 2:02 am
A permit to hunt a black rhino in Namibia sold for $350,000 at an auction in Dallas on Saturday with proceeds going to protect the endangered animals despite protests from animal rights groups that saw the sale as immoral conservation.
Ann Brown, 6:00 pm
Emirates Airlines said that China has become one of the most popular destinations for travelers from Zambia
Ann Brown, 1:00 pm
A permit to hunt a black rhino in Namibia sold for $350,000 at an auction in Dallas
Kevin Mwanza, 3:26 am
Zambia, Africa’s biggest copper producer, is planning to form a national airline this year to boost its tourism sector and says it has received interest from potential partners in Europe, the U.S., Africa and the Middle East.
Ann Brown, 6:00 pm
Business is low at Nigeria’s airports
Ann Brown, 12:00 pm
Cape Verde was on the list of Portuguese travel agency Solférias’ hottest-selling tourist packages for the New Year’s holiday.
Dana Sanchez, 3:40 pm
Local tourism stakeholders were angry about the postponement of a single joint travel visa In East Africa after publishing on their websites that the common visa would be effective Jan. 1. Many encouraged clients to come to Uganda but also to visit Rwanda and Kenya.
Dana Sanchez, 11:49 am
World Bank reports that Nigeria needs more air carriers, more competition and more government support to drive down the cost of tickets. The portion of the population traveling by air should increase from 10- to -40 percent, according to an eTurboNews report.
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