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- Liberia: Liberian Government Condemns Piracy Attacks in Gulf of Guineaby New Republic on 28/01/2021 at 09:31
[New Republic] The Liberian Government, through the Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA), has strongly condemned the growing scourge of piracy and kidnapping in the Gulf of Guinea. In a release, Liberia calls for urgent multilateral action to address this menace in West Africa.
- Seychelles: New 'Workation' Programme Hopes to Lure Working Professionals for Long Stay in Seychellesby Seychelles News Agency on 27/01/2021 at 12:04
[Seychelles News Agency] Stuck at home doing dreary winter work and wish you were at a beautiful vacation hotspot? A "workation" in Seychelles might be your answer.
- South Africa: Govt Launches R1.2 Billion Tourism Equity Fundby SAnews.gov.za on 27/01/2021 at 09:16
[SAnews.gov.za] Government on Tuesday launched the Tourism Equity Fund aimed at creating an inclusive and growing tourism sector by supporting entrepreneurship and investment on the supply side of the tourism sector.
- Zimbabwe: Tourism Feels the Pinchby The Herald on 27/01/2021 at 09:05
[The Herald] Kariba Bureau
- South Africa: Seeing Conservation Through a Blind Rhino's Eyesby Daily Maverick on 27/01/2021 at 08:28
[Daily Maverick] Munu is one of 256 black rhinos left in the world. He used to be grumpy, but now he helps inspire conservation.
- Zimbabwe: Tourism Ministry Official in Courtby The Herald on 26/01/2021 at 15:22
[The Herald] Deputy head procurement in the Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry is being accused of unprocedurally awarding a local company tender to supply aircrafts to the ministry for cloud-seeding in Harare and Bulawayo when he was aware that the said aeroplanes had no fitness certificates and could not carry out public functions.
- Nigeria: Air Peace Announces New Domestic Routesby Premium Times on 26/01/2021 at 13:26
[Premium Times] The airline says it will also reactivate suspended routes.
- Kenya: Kenya Lauded for Travel Management Portalby The Exchange on 26/01/2021 at 10:42
[The Exchange] The African Union has lauded Kenya's move to to adopt the Africa CDC Trusted Travel platform for Managing travels through the Covid -19 Pandemic.
- Botswana: Utilise Initiative - BTO Officialby Botswana Daily News on 26/01/2021 at 09:41
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -- Tourism operators have been urged to take advantage of initiatives offered by financial institutions to sustain their operations.
- South Africa: Western Cape Finance and Economic Opportunities On Tourism Sector Under Level 3by Govt of SA on 25/01/2021 at 15:47
[Govt of SA] New data shows tourism sector hammered by the Alert Level 3 restrictions
- Kenya: Kenyans Urged to Promote Local Tourism to Boost Industry's Fortunesby Capital FM on 25/01/2021 at 07:43
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenyans have been urged to contribute to the recovery of the tourism sector which has been adversely affected by the harsh economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
- South Africa: U.S. Set to Impose Ban on Travellers from South Africa - Reportby allAfrica on 25/01/2021 at 05:39
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- United States President Joe Biden is set to ban most non-U.S. citizens who have recently been in South Africa from entering the country, in a bid to contain the spread of a new variant of Covid-19, a senior U.S. public health official has told the Reuters news agency.
- Tanzania: Arusha Airport Facelift Gathers Paceby Daily News on 24/01/2021 at 09:51
[Daily News] Arusha -- PLANS are underway to relocate the Arusha-Minjingu highway to facilitate Arusha Airport operations. Part of the stretch will now feature in the envisioned Kisongo-four way lane, Arusha Airport Manager Elipid Tesha said on Saturday.
- Seychelles: North Island Makes Condé Nast Traveler's Top 5 Island Beaches for 2020by Seychelles News Agency on 24/01/2021 at 09:09
[Seychelles News Agency] A private island luxury resort in Seychelles - North Island - is listed amongst the Top 5 beaches in the world by Condé Nast Traveler readers for 2020.
- Burundi: Will Burundi's Tourism Turn the Tide?by East African on 22/01/2021 at 11:11
[East African] Burundi, which describes itself as "The Heart of Africa", is generally bypassed by travellers to the region, with its more famous neighbours -- Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda -- taking the lion's share of East Africa's tourism pie.
- Nigeria: Sustaining Air Safety in Nigeriaby This Day on 22/01/2021 at 08:11
[This Day] Chinedu Eze writes about ways to sustain and improve on safety record attained in the industry.
- Nigeria: Air Peace Resumes Dubai Flight Service Feb 5by This Day on 22/01/2021 at 07:39
[This Day] Air Peace has announced the resumption of flights into Dubai via Sharjah from February 5, 2021. This is as the airline has also increased its flight frequency to and out of Enugu.
- Nigeria: Travel Agencies Reposition for 2021by This Day on 22/01/2021 at 06:58
[This Day] The Group Managing Director, Finchglow Group, Mr. Bankole Bernard has identified ways travel agencies can reposition for better business in 2021.
- Namibia: Nwr Downplays Namutoni Decayby Namibian on 22/01/2021 at 06:43
[Namibian] NWR downplays Namutoni decay
- Kenya: Lupita Is 'Inaccessible', Balala Justifies Naomi Campbell's Appointmentby Nation on 22/01/2021 at 05:41
[Nation] Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has defended the recent appointment of supermodel Naomi Campbell as Magical Kenya's international ambassador, saying the appointment is set to market Kenya through the model's international networks.
- Africa: AU Member States Adopt Digital Covid Certificatesby East African on 21/01/2021 at 11:49
[East African] African Union member states will from this month start using digital Covid-19 certificates as one way of eliminating travel restrictions that were occassioned by outbreak of coronavirus.
- Nigeria: Air Peace Resumes Flights Into Dubaiby This Day on 21/01/2021 at 08:50
[This Day] Air Peace has announced that it would resume flights into Dubai via Sharjah on February 5, 2021.
- Rwanda: How Tourism Will Maintain Operations During Lockdownby New Times on 21/01/2021 at 08:30
[New Times] Tourism activities will remain open during the 15 day lockdown which commenced on January 19 in response to rising Covid-19 cases and mortalities.
- Rwanda: RDB, Kenya Association of Travel Agents Ink Deal to Promote Regional Tourismby New Times on 21/01/2021 at 08:02
[New Times] Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and Rwanda Chamber of Tourism (RCT) have inked an agreement with the Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) and the East African Tourism Platform (EATP) to develop business and leisure travel in the East African Community.
- Seychelles: Vaccinations in Seychelles Targeting Tourism Sector Then Rolling Out to General Publicby Seychelles News Agency on 20/01/2021 at 14:58
[Seychelles News Agency] Most frontline medical and essential workers in Seychelles have received the COVID-19 vaccine and efforts will now move to tourism employees, said a top official.
- Kenya: Laikipia's Nanyuki Fast Emerging as a Holiday Destinationby Nation on 20/01/2021 at 12:49
[Nation] Apart from the usual military activities held in Nanyuki, the bustling town is currently emerging as one of Kenya's best holiday destinations.
- Kenya: Hotel, Tourism Sectors in the Woods as Covid-19 Bitesby Nation on 20/01/2021 at 09:03
[Nation] Driving into the Sankara Nairobi, one easily notices that the main entrance is locked, even though the five-star hotel re-opened way back in September.
- Tanzania: The Tourism Ambassador Debateby Citizen on 20/01/2021 at 06:48
[Citizen] Tanzania was recently dragged willy-nilly into a debate on social media on whether or not it was prudent to name a foreigner as the country's goodwill tourism ambassador.
- Botswana: Programme to Benefit Tourism Sectorby Botswana Daily News on 20/01/2021 at 06:27
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -- Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Basic Education, Ms Bridget John, says introduction of a multiple pathways programme at Maun Senior Secondary School will benefit the business community.
- South Africa: The Tourist Accommodation Sector Is Still in Meltdownby Daily Maverick on 19/01/2021 at 15:32
[Daily Maverick] The tourist accommodation sector generated about a third of the income in November 2020 that had flowed its way 12 months before.