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

Off-the-radar destinations every visitor to China should consider. CNN

CNN , With China finally reopening to the worldWell, it’s time to dust off that travel wish list and start planning. Being one of the world’s most visited tourist destinations pre-pandemic, the country has long lured international travelers to popular attractions like Beijing’s Forbidden City, Xi’an’s Terracotta Warriors or Chengdu’s giant panda research base. And … 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

Jet lag hits differently depending on your travel direction. Here are 6 tips to get over it. CNN

Editor’s Note: The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writer. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide news analysis and commentary. The content is produced solely by The Conversation. CNN , After a few difficult years of lockdowns and travel restrictions, people … 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

Airfares across Asia are sky-high this year. Here’s why. CNN Business

hong kong CNN , Travelers across Asia Pacific will likely continue to fork out more than usual for flights this year, even as planes return to the skies at a rate not seen since the start of the pandemic. Airfares within the region were 33% higher in February than the same month in 2019, compared … 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

They bought a ghost village in Italy then left it to crumble. CNN

Editor’s Note: Sign up CNN Travel’s Unlocking Italy newsletter for insider intel on Italy’s best-loved destinations and lesser-known regions to plan your ultimate trip. Plus, we’ll get you in the mood before you go with movie suggestions, reading lists and recipes from Stanley Tucci. CNN , With more and more dwindling Italian towns offering up … 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

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