Liberia: Amb. McCarthy Reaffirms United States’ Support to Liberian Government’s Multi-User Rail Policy, Mittal Agrees, but With Conditions

Monrovia — United States Ambassador Michael McCarthy has reiterated that the US supports the Government of Liberia’s decision to set up a National Railway Authority (NRA) to manage the country’s rail network and ensure multiple users of the rail. The debate over who should own the right to operate the rail running up from the … Read more

Ghana: Solicit Migration Counseling Before Traveling – Ntarmah

Head of Education of the Migrants Labor General Workers Union International (MLGWUI), Mr Justice Baako Ntarmah, has advised Ghanaians who seek to travel outside the country for greener pastures to solicit migration counseling before embarking on their journey. According to him, there were many dubious travel agents out there who lured their victims into accepting … Read more

Uganda: Govt to Cast Light on Country’s Best-Kept Secrets in Western Uganda With Latest Domestic Tourism Drive

The Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities has said it is looking at casting the light on tourist attractions in Western Uganda and creation of new itineraries in the area. Speaking during the launch of Explore West tourism campaign at the Kampala Tourism Information Center at Sheraton Hotel, Vivian Lyazi, a commissioner, Ministry of Tourism … Read more

Seychelles’ Tourism Sector Performance Still Positive Amid Global Uncertainties

The performance of the Seychelles tourism sector, the top pillar of the economy, for the first three months of 2023 continues to be positive, said the governor of the Central Bank on Tuesday. Caroline Abel made the statement in a press conference on the bank’s monetary policy decisions for the second quarter of 2023. “We … Read more

South Africa: Tourism Sector Working Hard to Recover

Tourism Minister Patricia de Lille says over the last two years, the government has been hard at work to recover the tourism industry to what it was at pre-COVID-19 conditions. The Minister was speaking at the launch of the Africa Travel Indaba to be held in Durban in May. “We are all working towards seeing … Read more

Uganda: Govt to Build More Airfields to Boost Tourism, Says Museveni

President Museveni has said the Ugandan government is determined to build a number of upcountry airfields that will help not only tourists but travelers in general as one of the ways to boost tourism. While addressing investors and trade representatives at the annual Trade Representative Forum (TRF) at State House Entebbe organized by the Presidential … Read more

Tanzania: What Saudi Airline Scheduled Flight to Jnia Means

THE Saudi Arabian carrier, Saudi Airlines on Sunday commenced direct flights from Jeddah to Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) in Dar es Salaam. The inaugural flight arrived in Dar es Salaam at 6am and was greeted with a traditional water salute. Saudia airlines will be traveling four times a week. Onboard the 180-seater Airbus A320 … Read more

Nigeria: Headwinds From Trapped Funds, Litigation May Hinder Nigeria Air’s Takeoff

The plan by the federal government to commence the operation of Nigeria Air before the end of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has received condemnations from stakeholders in the nation’s aviation industry who said the airline may not fly before May 29, 2023, unless certain things are put in place. According to the stakeholders, things … Read more

Ghana: ‘Consistent Media Highlights Will Increase Domestic, International Tourism in Ghana’

The President of the Ghana India Trade Advisory Chamber (GITAC), Mr Dominic Oduro-Antwi, has urged the media to intensify promotion of the Ghanaian culture and heritage for socio-economic development. According to him, the media had a crucial role to play in putting tourist destinations in Ghana and Africa on the global map through positive projections … Read more

Africa: From the Bed Sheets to the TV Remote, a Microbiologist Reveals the Shocking Truth About Dirt and Germs in Hotel Rooms

For most of us, staying in a hotel room is either something of a necessity – think business travel – or something to look forward to as part of a holiday or wider excursion. But what if I told you there’s a large chance your hotel room, despite how it might appear to the naked … Read more

Seychelles to Obtain Flexibility for US Visa Process, Says Us Ambassador

Seychelles and the United States will continue collaboration in maritime security, social and economic development as well as providing more flexibility for the US visa process as a top agenda, the newly accredited American ambassador to Seychelles said. Henry Jardin made the statement to the press after presenting his credentials to President Wavel Ramkalawan on … Read more

Tanzania: Exploring Nyerere National Park Attractions

JUST returned from my visit to Nyerere National Park, I can’t wait to revisit the park in near future without penning down key highlights about the largest game reserve in the country. I Joined the women tourists’ group from Kisaki Ward in Morogoro District, Morogoro Region and spent the whole day at Nyerere National Park … Read more

Zimbabwe: Mana Pools Image Wins Prestigious World Nature Photography Award

A picture of a crocodile swimming through the mud at the Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe has been selected as the grand prize winner of the 2022 World Nature Photography Awards (WNPA), which honored the most evocative shots from thousands of entries in a variety of categories. Titled ‘Danger in the Mud’, the picture, … Read more

Tanzania: Kilwa Port Spices Tourism Boom

TANZANIA Ports Authority (TPA) has significantly improved service delivery at Kilwa Masoko Port, which has resulted in increased number of tourists in Southern Tanzania. The refurbished port has been the boon of the southern economy after witnessing an influx of tourists recently, a feat which could be attributed to strategic and deliberate measures by the … Read more

Ghana: Finance Ministry Recommends Fees, Charges for New Road Tolls

The Ministry of Finance has recommended new fees and charges for inputs in the revised Road Tolls Act to enable the restart of the collection of road tolls. A letter dated March 10 by the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta and copied to the Minister of Roads and Highways, said the recommendation commences the … Read more

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