West Africa has been at the heart of the continent’s growth and economic transformation in recent years.
Tourism is now emerging as a dynamic sector for economic growth and development in Eastern Africa.
Marriot International, Inc. has opened its second hotel in the “World’s Wildlife Capital”, Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport, further consolidating its presence in Kenya.
COMESA and the International Organization on Migration (IOM) have resolved to give fresh impetus towards the implementation of programmes on the free movement of people across the region.
African cities must adopt holistic approach to tourism growth, Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index
Tourism has been a catalyst for economic growth in Africa. The sector is especially important now when governments are seeking out ways to drive diversification as part of their growth strategies.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) South African Low Carbon Transport (LCT) Project has announced the extension of project activities in the Northwest Province.
Ethiopia extends E-Visa service to Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) participants
Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs main Department in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines Group has launched E-Visa service for African and international participants of Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions to be held in Ethiopia.
CityBlue Hotels has announced its first property in Kenya with the opening of the CityBlue Creekside Hotel & Suites, Mombasa.
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts plans to double the number of Hyatt hotels in Africa, with six new hotels expected to open by 2020.
On a continent where unemployment is a major concern, tourism – especially tourism between African countries – is providing hope.
The Domestic tourism survey 2016 report released by Statistics South Africa shows a pattern of decline in domestic tourism over the past two years, with the total number of day trips decreasing from 44,3 million in 2015 to 39,4 million in 2016.
The COMESA Business Council (CBC) will next week launch a regional tourism and wildlife heritage handbook to promote COMESA as a single tourist and wildlife destination.
The hospitality sector in Africa’s emerging markets looks set to profit from foreign investment and an influx of foreign travelers.
Excellent Guides Tanzania, Ltd., the only East African safari tour company that is fully owned and operated by local Tanzanian guides, has opened its doors to the U.S. Travel Market.
Taxify, a ride sharing company in Africa has entered into a strategic partnership with Didi Chuxing, the world's leading mobile transportation platform.
As Director of Namibian German Centre for Logistics (NGCL) here in Namibia, I am tasked with promoting and highlighting the Importance of our sector.
Linebooker, a Cape Town based online bidding platform in the freight transport sector, has produced an average saving of 12% for its clients since it launched five months ago.
After the successful implementation of an intelligent new safety feature was introduced to Uber driver-partners in South Africa early this year, the company has announced that the same feature will be implemented in other markets in Africa.
BON Hotels announced the signing of its 12th hotel in Nigeria, further increasing the company’s presence and footprint in West Africa and making the group the largest hotel management company in Nigeria, with additional opportunities still in play.
Countries in the African region have underscored the need to embrace an integrated approach towards marketing and promotion of cruise tourism to immensely gain from the sector.
Passengers travelling on the Madaraka Express trains between Nairobi to Mombasa will from Wednesday pay their fares via M-Pesa, removing a hurdle that had opened the ticketing business to middlemen.
With over one million tourists per annum, Namibia is known as a top ecotourism destination and it’s a sector that’s growing as evidenced by the 5% year on year growth in international traffic into Namibia.
Governments across East Africa are set to change transportation and trade development by investing in the expansion and rehabilitation of existing roads, the creation of new road links between key cities and cross-border connections
Kenya’s tourism sector got a major boost as President Uhuru Kenyatta opened two international hotels and laid the foundation stone for the tallest building in Africa.
Marriott International has announced the signing of an agreement with Pennyroyal Gibraltar Limited, to debut The Ritz-Carlton brand in the exotic Zanzibar Archipelago. Slated to open in 2021, the 90 room all-suite and villa resort will bring the defining luxury experience of The Ritz-Carlton to one of the most magical destinations in the world.
Global travel technology provider, Sabre Corporation, is celebrating ten years of success in Nigeria and the continued growth of the local travel industry.
Viking River Cruises has announced details of the newest addition to its river fleet, Viking Ra™. Recently acquired, the vessel has been stripped down to the steel to undergo a complete renovation that will reflect Viking's award-winning Scandinavian design.
Bolloré Transport & Logistics Ivory Coast has launched public water transport vehicles in the Ebrié Lagoon. Six water buses, which will be operated by Société de Transport Lagunaire (STL)
In the wake of the decline in tourism, the Egyptian Ministry of Sports and several sports federations have begun to boost tourism by organising international championships in Egypt, especially in touristic areas such as El-Gouna, in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism.
The much-awaited construction of standard railway track from Lagos to Ibadan has commenced with the Managing Director of Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Engr. Fidel Okhiria advising those with illegal structures on the railway right of way to leave immediately.
Kenya is now the third highest ranked sub-Saharan African country in terms of its travel and tourism competitiveness, according to a World Economic Forum report.
Leading travel commerce platform Travelport has entered into an arrangement with Kenya’s Travel Creations that will see Travel Creations become the first travel agent in Africa to roll out ‘GOL’ an online booking tool powered by Travelport’s technology.
Kenya and the rich Persian Gulf nation of Qatar have signed agreements of cooperation on tourism, education and culture as part of activities marking the Emir of Qatar’s State Visit to East Africa’s economic powerhouse.
Ghana’s leading telecommunications service provider, MTN, has announced a partnership agreement with Uber Ghana to offer free rides for MTN customers.
In celebration of Global Money Week, Uber and Old Mutual have announced that they will be extending its free money management course that took place in South Africa to its driver-partners in Accra, (Ghana), Lagos (Nigeria) and Nairobi, (Kenya).
Uganda has started an aggressive and marketing and promotion marketing campaign in order to increase tourist arrival from the current 1.3 million visitors to four million by the year 2020, according to Ephraim Kamuntu, the Minister of Tourism.
Marriott International to debut Aloft Hotels in Mauritius with signing of the brand’s first adaptive re use project in Africa
Marriott International, Inc. has announced plans to launch its cutting-edge Aloft brand in the capital city of Mauritius with the signing of Aloft Mauritius Port Louis. Slated to open in early 2019, the hotel will be the brand’s first adaptive reuse project in Africa.
South Africa has celebrated the reopening of Elandsfontein Intermodal Terminal saying it would enhance the competitiveness of the rail system in the country.
The process of obtaining a Nigerian visa has been likened to a “camel passing through the eye of a needle.” To visit, foreigners need to successfully navigate a maze of paperwork both before and after they get into the country.
Diani Reef Resort &Spa has launched a model that will allow holiday-makers save for their vacations. Under the model, ‘Easy Pay Plan’, domestic tourists will be able to choose what package suits them and pay in installments through bank transfers and mobile payment platforms.
The Tourism Finance Corporation (TFC) has appointed six new managers. The agency is seeking to fill positions in legal, procurement, finance, public relations and communications as well as audit departments.
Listed South African transport and logistics company Imperial Holdings has acquired 70 per cent stake in Kenya based Surgipharm company in a deal estimated at $35 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.
The management of Safaricom-backed taxi hailing app Little is set to launch a mobile-based Savings and Credit Co-operative Society (Sacco) for its drivers.
Tourism Finance Corporation has hired six managers to drive the parastatal’s reform agenda as the key foreign exchange earner tourism industry begins to recover.
GE Transport and Transnet, South African-based freight logistics chain have entered a digital partnership to seamlessly connect shippers and transport operators in streamlining pricing and capacity on the network, shipment planning, fuel costs savings and delivering goods to the market more effectively.
Zambia has received $620,00 for the construction of a modern bus station in Southern Province’s provincial capital Choma.
Tanzania has picked Turkish construction company YapiMerkezi and Portuguese building firm Mota-Engil to build a railway at a cost of more than $1.1 billion to connect the East African country with landlocked neighbours.