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South Africa: Tourism On Celebration of World Tourism Day
by Govt of SA on 28/09/2020 at 10:58
[Govt of SA] SA celebrates World Tourism Day with a commitment to reignite domestic travel markets
South Africa: Nation Wants to Be Top Tourist Destination - Soon
by Daily Maverick on 28/09/2020 at 09:14
[Daily Maverick] Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane expects that South Africa will soon become a destination of choice despite lingering uncertainty at the last minute about which countries will be on the Covid-19 'safe list'.
Liberia: Passport Wahala
by New Dawn on 28/09/2020 at 08:58
[New Dawn] Former Foreign Affairs Minister Gbehzohngar Milton Findley under whose nose Liberian passports were allegedly sold to foreigners is now blaming his opponent for holding him accountable for the alleged sales of the passports.
Tanzania: As We Mark World Tourism Day, Let Us Take Pride in Our Heritage
by Daily News on 28/09/2020 at 06:09
[Daily News] TODAY, Tanzania joins the world to mark World Tourism Day (WTD), which is celebrated each year on September 27 since 1980.
East Africa: EAC Celebrates World Tourism Day in Style
by Daily News on 28/09/2020 at 06:09
[Daily News] THE East African Community (EAC) is joining the rest of the world in celebrating the World Tourism Day themed 'Tourism and Rural Development', being marked today, but with two-hour virtual session tomorrow.
Kenya: CS Balala Urges Kenyans to Embrace Domestic Tourism
by Capital FM on 28/09/2020 at 05:12
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has asked Kenyans to embrace domestic tourism so as to help revive the sector that has been crippled by the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Ghana: A Good Museum Experience Pays Off for the Tourism Sector in Ghana
by The Conversation Africa on 27/09/2020 at 08:45
[The Conversation Africa] The 2019 Year of Return, when Ghana welcomed Africans in the diaspora to participate in events associated with the country's rich cultural heritage, was an opportunity to learn more about what tourists want. One million foreign visitors entered the country to mark 400 years of the first enslaved Africans arriving in the United States.
South Africa: What the Tourism Sector Can Learn From Cape Town's Drought
by The Conversation Africa on 25/09/2020 at 11:12
[The Conversation Africa] Extreme weather events have been topical in the southern African region and beyond in the past decade or so. Prior to tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth, no major extreme weather event had attracted such international media attention as the Cape Town drought popularly dubbed Day Zero did. Day Zero was the day the taps of Cape Town were anticipated to run dry.
Tanzania: 'We Need Tourist Hotels in Mara'
by Daily News on 25/09/2020 at 10:29
[Daily News] MARA Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Adam Malima, has invited investors to build tourist hotels in Musoma municipality, following the decision by the fifth phase government to upgrade Musoma airport.
Zimbabwe: Zim Tourism Sector Lost Us$1b During Covid-19 Lockdown
by New Zimbabwe on 25/09/2020 at 10:05
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Liberia: Liberia Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Association Collaborate to Showcase Liberia's Rich History On World Tourism Day
by FrontPageAfrica on 24/09/2020 at 09:52
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Liberia National Tourism Association in partnership with the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC) is expected to showcase the rich history of the country's culture, destinations, and arts and crafts at the celebration of this year's World Tourism Day.
Ghana: Minister Implores Stakeholders to Promote Domestic Tourism
by Ghanaian Times on 24/09/2020 at 09:07
[Ghanaian Times] The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, has called on all stakeholders in the tourism sector to collaborate with the ministry to promote domestic tourism.
Nigeria: Nigerian Embassy in Canada Reopens After One Month
by Premium Times on 24/09/2020 at 07:29
[Premium Times] The mission said it would resume immigration and consular services on September 24.
Nigeria: Chances of Covid-19 Infection in Aircraft Cabin Very High- - Molecular Biologist
by Vanguard on 23/09/2020 at 13:12
[Vanguard] A renowned molecular biology expert, Dr. Casmier Ifeanyi, has said airline operators must find a balance between cost recovery and passenger safety, as the nature of an aircraft cabin is not a foolproof defence against COVID-19 infection even though the cabin air is filtered.
Uganda: Govt Shifts Focus to Local Tourism
by Monitor on 23/09/2020 at 12:57
[Monitor] Government and tourism stakeholders are discussing strategies through which they can revive the tourism sector with focus and resources shifted to the domestic market.
Ethiopia: Ministry Underlines Sustainable Tourism Returns Amid Covid-19
by Ethiopian Herald on 23/09/2020 at 11:39
[Ethiopian Herald] BISHOFTU - Ministry of Culture and Tourism stated that it has set the new research intervention strategy that would help hotels and tourism related activities recover from COVID-19 impact, reopen and continue running activities in future.
Ethiopia: Developing Tourism Destinations, Advance Sustainable Development
by Ethiopian Herald on 23/09/2020 at 11:38
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia is endowed with the richest biodiversity, unique landscape, classy forests, snow-capped peaks and arid deserts. The varied flora embraces the world's most extensive tracts, along with a varied mix of forest, savannah, desert and cultivation.
Kenya: Jambojet Launches Campaign to Encourage Domestic Travel
by Capital FM on 23/09/2020 at 08:35
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Regional low-cost carrier Jambojet has partnered with various players in the travel industry to launch a campaign that will encourage domestic travel.
Liberia: 'Deny Corrupt Justices Visa' - Outgoing Imo Rep. Calls On U.S. Government
by FrontPageAfrica on 23/09/2020 at 08:06
[FrontPageAfrica] London -- Liberia's outgoing Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) based in London, the United Kingdom, Atty. Isaac W. Jackson, Jr. is calling on the United States Government through its Embassy near Monrovia to deny visas to Liberian Justices and Judges deemed to be corrupt as was done in the case of Mr. Andrew Wonploe, former Director of Passport.
Kenya: High-End Hotels Affected the Most By Covid-19 as Local Visitors Boost Sector
by Nation on 23/09/2020 at 05:15
[Nation] Domestic tourism is now emerging as a lifeline for the hospitality industry as the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic continue to bite the sector.
Seychelles: 24 Hotels Identified As Transit Facilities to Help Welcome Visitors to Seychelles Safely
by Seychelles News Agency on 22/09/2020 at 16:47
[Seychelles News Agency] The Ministry of Tourism has identified 24 hotels to use as transit facilities that will welcome visitors from leading tourist markets even if their COVID-19 infection rate changes, said a top official on Tuesday.
Uganda: Entebbe Airport, Borders to Reopen for Travellers, Tourists On October 1
by Monitor on 22/09/2020 at 10:11
[Monitor] Government has clarified that Entebbe airport and borders will reopen on October 1 for both tourists and other travellers.
Liberia: Scuffle At NPHIL Over Covid-19 Travel Certificate
by FrontPageAfrica on 22/09/2020 at 09:08
[FrontPageAfrica] Congo Town -- Scuffle erupted Monday at the offices of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia between some disenchanted persons and private security officers assigned at the entrance of NPHIL over delay of issuance of COVID-19 Certificates.
Africa: How Tourism Can Lead Covid-19 Recovery and Why Africa Is Well-Placed to Benefit
by Ghanaian Times on 21/09/2020 at 13:35
[Ghanaian Times] Around the world, countries are steadily shiftingfrom responding to the COVID-19 pandemic to the recovery phase. And for many, tourism will play a key role here, not least due to its importance in job creation, supporting livelihoods and driving inclusive development.
Angola: Huila - Packed Dash Kwanza Flight Arrives in Lubango
by ANGOP on 21/09/2020 at 13:11
[ANGOP] Lubango -- Lubango-based Mukanda International Airport, southern Huila province, received a commercial TAAG Dash Kwanza flight which after 147 days returned with 74 passengers at 02:12 pm under strictly measures of biosecurity surveillance.
Africa: Beyond the Year of Return - Africa and the Diaspora Must Forge Closer Ties
by Africa Renewal on 21/09/2020 at 10:29
[Africa Renewal] - Ghana Mission in Washington DC
South Africa: KZN Tourism Picks Up As Regulations Eased
by SAnews.gov.za on 21/09/2020 at 09:32
[SAnews.gov.za] Travel-starved local tourists are descending on KwaZulu-Natal shores in record numbers since the COVID-19 outbreak, with the gradual easing of restrictions.
Liberia: Tourism Department Accelerates Renovation Works At Historic Providence Island
by LINA on 21/09/2020 at 09:03
[LINA] Tourism Department Accelerates Renovation Works At Historic Providence Island
Somalia: Aden Adde Airport Resumes Normal Operations After Crash-Landing
by Dalsan Radio on 21/09/2020 at 09:00
[Dalsan Radio] Aden Adde international airport has resumed normal operations after a cargo plane carrying consignment crash-landed hitting a perimeter wall at the airport on Saturday causing flight cancellations.
Somalia: Three Wounded in Somalia Plane Crash - Minister
by Shabelle on 21/09/2020 at 08:41
[Shabelle] A cargo plane crashed Saturday morning at the international airport in Somalia's capital, and the country's transport minister said three of the four crew members on board were injured.