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World Travel Market Africa 2017

Ecotourism camps flourish through impact investment

Asilia's newest impact investment, Roho ya Selous, in the UNESCO world heritage site of Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania, is the latest addition to its stable of ecotourism camps...

11 Aug 2017

WTM Africa adds Women in Travel to its 2018 programme

With strong indications that women entrepreneurs are on the rise, the World Travel Market Africa team have announced the addition of the Women in Travel Meetup to its 2018 programme...

10 Aug 2017

Pam Golding appointed to market Zanzibar Amber Resort luxury apartments and villas

Pam Golding Property has been appointed to market the luxury apartments and villas of mega-development Zanzibar Amber Resort, set to be the largest premium hospitality investment and resort in East Africa...

8 Aug 2017

Fastjet rebrands in-flight magazine

The in-flight magazine of Fastjet, Smart Travel, has been relaunched as Places Magazine to reflect the extended market the airline covers across Africa...

4 Aug 2017

$156m plan to boost tourism in Ruaha, Selous

$156m plan to boost tourism in southern Tanzania, will involve upgrading of roads leading to iconic tourist sites including the Ruaha National Park and Rungwa and Selous game reserves...

By Zephania Ubwani 24 Jul 2017

Exploding volcano may open maiden 'Geopark'

Tanzania is creating the first ever Geopark in the Sub-Sahara African region and this maiden geology-based tourism and scientific site is likely to open with real-life fireworks from the anticipated 'Lengai' volcano likely to soon hit the skies...

20 Jul 2017

Tanzania named Africa's leading safari destination

Tanzania is Africa's best safari destination, according to SafariBookings.com. Tanzania's famed wild spaces made it the best country overall for wildlife too...

19 Jul 2017

Etihad adds year-round flights to Egypt, Nigeria

Etihad Airways is adding year-round flights to Cairo and Lagos later this year to cater to growing demand to and from the United Arab Emirates...

17 Jul 2017

Dar passport is second most powerful in EAC

Tanzania's passport is the second most powerful travelling document in East Africa after Kenya, according to The Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index 2017. It enables a Tanzanian to travel 65 countries visa-free...

30 Jun 2017

Tourism and hospitality playing a key role in the growth of African economies

Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Djibouti are the African countries among the 10 fastest growing economies globally in 2017. In Ethiopia, travel and tourism directly contributed to...

By Josephine Wawira 29 Jun 2017

Positive outlook for African hotel sector

Five African countries showed growth in the hotel sector in 2016, and are set to continue this positive outlook from 2017 to 2021...

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Jun 2017

PwC Hotels Outlook 2017-2021: Africa's hotel sector remains resilient

Africa's hotel sector has remained resilient in the face of strong economic headwinds. South Africa's hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years...

28 Jun 2017

#HerdTracker: Crowd-sourcing the great wildebeest migration

HerdTracker has been updated to include crowd-sourced data from anyone sharing sightings of the migratory herds using #HerdTracker and the location of the herds at the time of the sighting...

27 Jun 2017

Ngorongoro: A sparkling tourism jewel

Ngorongoro forms part of the Serengeti ecosystem and is home to about 2.5 million wild animals. The area is one of the most favoured tourist spots in Tanzania...

By Sosthenes Paulo Mwita 26 Jun 2017

Fastjet takes 'Best African Low-Cost Airline' title

Fastjet has been awarded the 'Best African Low-Cost Airline' title at the World Airline Awards, presented by Skytrax, at the Paris Air Show in France...

21 Jun 2017

flydubai increases frequency to Tanzania with flights to Kilimanjaro

flydubai has announced that it will start flying to Kilimanjaro from 29 October 2017 with six flights a week, three of which are via a stop in Dar es Salaam...

19 Jun 2017

Key strategies to developing Zanzibar into a world-class destination

Dr Ramakrishna Sithanen recently paid a visit to Zanzibar to offer insight into strategies that led Mauritius becoming one of Africa's leading economies...

12 Jun 2017

Four alternatives to gorilla trekking in Rwanda

Rwanda has doubled the cost of its gorilla permits, but there are still alternatives for travellers who want to see gorillas in the wild and tick this amazing experience off their bucket list...

By Mareike Pietzsch 7 Jun 2017

Dr Ramakrishna Sithanen invited to Zanzibar to help eradicate poverty through tourism

Former Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Mauritius, Dr Ramakrishna Sithanen has been invited to Zanzibar because of his knowledge and expertise on being a key role player in the transformation of Mauritius...

2 Jun 2017

Marriott to strengthen Indian Ocean position with debut of Ritz-Carlton in Zanzibar

The hotel will be part of the Amber Resort complex expected to be the largest mixed-use development in Africa occupying approximately 1,750 hectares of pristine Indian Ocean coastline in the northeast of the island...

23 May 2017

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