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

Private jet flights in Europe soared to record levels — and most were ultra-short journeys.

A private jet is landing over the snowy mountains of St. Moritz in Switzerland. Private jet emissions, which have a disproportionate impact on the environment, were found to have more than doubled in Europe in 2022. Picture Alliance | Picture Alliance | Getty Images A private jet aviation boom shows no signs of slowing. Analysis … Read more

WATCH | Man shows up at Atlanta airport with a bag full of knives and scissors | News24

Atlanta police say a man was found carrying at least 20 sharp objects, including knives and scissors, in his bag at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. He pulled out a knife and waved around while sitting down, an airport worker told police, according to Fox 5. Authorities say the man’s behavior was strange, but they do … 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

Asia’s ‘best restaurants’ list is out — and it’s no surprise which country made the list 17 times

Japan is the top destination in Asia for gastronomes this year, according to new rankings Released by the 50 Best organization. The country is home to 17 of the region’s “best” 100 restaurants, which were released in two parts in March. Singapore and Thailand tied for second place, with 15 restaurants on the list each. … 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

Club Med owner is bullish on China’s reopening, says resort is ‘definitely not for sale’

In this picture taken on October 12, 2016 a general view shows the Club Med resort in Sanya. Almost two years after being bought out by Chinese investment fund Fosun, the holiday resort French group Club Med tries to import its recipes on a promising Chinese market, where a growing upper middle-class now discovers the … 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

More millennials are turning 40 — and they’re changing travel as we know it

Middle aged millennials have arrived. As more millennials — often defined as those born between 1981 and 1996 — turn 40, a generation long defined by youth transitions to a new phase in life. And they’re bringing their tech-savviness, social consciousness and spending habits in tow, which is transforming a travel industry intent on staying … Read more

India’s travel industry may not overtake China soon but there are still ‘massive’ opportunities

Crowd of travelers waiting to check-in for their flight at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, India, on May 31, 2022. Nurphoto | Nurphoto | Getty Images India’s airline industry may be on a strong growth trajectory — but don’t expect India’s outbound travel to overtake China’s soon, aviation analysts say. Travel demand to and … 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

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