CNN Hero of the Year Nelly Cheboi returned to Kenya with plans to lift more students out of poverty. CNN

CNN , Just weeks after being named the 2022 CNN Hero of the Year, Nelly Cheboi traveled more than 7,000 miles to bring her award home. Far from the lights, cameras, and celebrities who surrounded her at the gala event in New York City, Cheboi was greeted by her own heroes: the students she serves … 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

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

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

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

Tanzania: What Sustainable Tourism Entails

Arusha — TOURISM stakeholders have expressed mixed views on how to realize the envisioned concept of Sustainable Tourism as Tanzania gears to receive five million tourists, come 2025. The players, who were speaking separately at a Sustainable Tourism Roundtable hosted by the European Union Business Group (EUBG) here midweek, rooted for the protection of wildlife … Read more

Seychelles: Increase in Fees Introduced at Two Seychelles’ Nature Reserves on Praslin Island

The entrance fees for individual tourists visiting the Vallee de Mai and Fond Ferdinand nature reserves on Praslin Island will increase as of Monday, March 6, the Seychelles Islands Foundation said on Thursday. According to the foundation, the entrance fees for the Vallee de Mai, one of Seychelles’ UNESCO World Heritage Sites, will increase to … Read more

Kenya: KQ Launches Trafficking in Persons Policy, Public Awareness Campaign

Nairobi — National Carrier, Kenya Airways (KQ)on Monday launched its Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Policy and Public Awareness Campaign in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The fully endorsed Trafficking in Persons Policy which came into effect in January 2023, outlines the airlines stand and actions against Human Trafficking. The … Read more

Rwanda: How to Ride Rwanda is Promoting Cycling Tourism, Adventure

While Tour de Rwanda continues to attract a host of international riders who convene in the country for the race, tourists from all walks of life also visit the country to not only enjoy the race but also ride for fun while discovering remarkable Rwanda on a road bike. Since 2019, Professional Hospitality Solutions, a … Read more

Kenya: Mount Kenya University’s Paramount Hotel to Serve Region

An upcoming university training hotel under construction in Rwanda will be a regional center for hospitality and tourism studies, the Mount Kenya University (MKU) founder, Prof. Simon Gicharu has revealed. Gicharu disclosed that the facility will trade by the name Kigali Paramount Hotel which was unveiled last week, and will help hone the skills of … Read more

Rwanda: Nature-Based Tourism Key in Boosting Rwanda’s Economy – World Bank

Investing in and preserving Nature Based Tourism (NTB) is crucial in driving Rwanda’s economic growth as well as generating multi-sectoral benefits, according to the World Bank. ALSO READ: Services shine as economy registers double-digit growth This is highlighted in the Rwanda Economic Update report by the World Bank which is themed “Making Most of Nature … Read more

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