Tourism: Latest News
Julia Austin, 1:30 pm AFKI Original
We wish these unspoken rules of airplane etiquette were real rules. If you’re flying with hyperactive children who like to scream, kick seats, and run around in the aisles, make sure you’re sitting with or at least near them. Don’t leave the poor passengers around them to police your kids. Here are 17 rules of airplane etiquette that should be enforced way more.
Mark Rausch, 11:38 am AFKI Original
Almost 2,500 bird species and 111 bird families have been seen in Africa. The African crowned eagle is bird of prey that soars above the savannas of sub-Saharan Africa like a boss, swooping down to feed on monkeys and other smallish-sized mammals. Weighing around eight pounds and with a wingspan that can approach six feet, it is a dominant winged creature that can hold court with lions. Here are 10 birds that make Africa a bird-watching paradise.
Becca Blond, 2:45 am AFKI Original
African wild dogs are one of Africa’s most endangered species with less than 5,000 left. Many are killed by cars. They have a distinct evolutionary line. The greatest number of wild dog packs are found in Zimbabwe, where you’ll have the best chance of seeing them on safari. A small number also live in South Africa, Botswana and Tanzania. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about African wild dogs.
Ann Brown, 3:00 pm
From CNBC Africa Recent hotel developments in Africa indicate a divergence in activity as international firms move into the continent. According to Lagos-based consultancy W Hospitality Group’s 2013 survey, international and retail chains are signing more deals in sub-Saharan Africa than in North Africa. “We’ve been doing the survey for six years now and in […]
Ann Brown, 10:00 am
From CNBC Africa Lagos, Nigeria is ready to birth its tourism sector as its potential as a powerful economic driver has been realized. As part of the plan to develop the commercial capital of Nigeria’s tourism sector, the […]
Kevin Mwanza, 7:45 am
For the first time since 2009 more international and regional hotels chains are expanding into sub-Saharan Africa than in North Africa as demand for hotel rooms and services in the southern countries that had been neglected by hospitality investors for a long time due to difficult economic conditions, picks up in tandem with rising economies in the region mainly fuelled by an oil and gas boom and a growing middle class.
Kevin Mwanza, 6:18 am
South African author Peter Delmar and digital tour guide Tourism Radio have launched a storytelling app dabbed ‘The Platinum Road’ – features images, maps, historical stories about vanished Tswana cities, the Anglo-Boer War and the Freedom Struggle – covers the Platinum Road linking South Africa and Botswana. The app is free for Android and iOS users and doesn’t incur data charges once downloaded. It also has information on geology, wildlife, curious place names and stories from South Africa’s famous short-storyteller, Herman Charles Bosman.
Kevin Mwanza, 4:39 am
The entrance of Gulf carriers in Africa’s air and cargo passenger industry is fuelling cutting edge competition, which could sink poorly run and loss-making state-owned airlines. Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad are among new airlines, which are staking their claim in African skies, outcompeting with the continent’s giants such as South African Airways, Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airways and budding ones like Air Namibia, only to mention a few
Makula Dunbar, 5:12 pm
Tunisia is seeking to benefit from the achieved political success by promoting a new image for its tourism through social media. Since coming to office, Tourism Minister Amel Karboul said she would exploit the political calm and the security improvements achieved by Tunisia in a bid to promote tourism recovery by attracting visitors from various countries.
Dana Sanchez, 11:29 am
One of South Africa’s most colorful, controversial and successful businessmen, Sol Kerzner built Sun City. This week he sold his family’s interests in Kerzner International Holdings to Investment Corporation of Dubai. Its portfolio is comprised of wholly and partly government-owned businesses.
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