April 24, 2017


Tourism vehicles: More than 7% drop in imports bill in Q1

The imports bill of tourism vehicles amounted to 336.05 million dollars during the first quarter of 2017 against 362.97 million dollars in the same period of 2016, a drop of 7.42 %, Customs told APS.

As for vehicles for the transport of peoples and goods (classified in the group equipment goods), their imports bill amounted to 126.87 million dollars, against 202.31 million dollars, a drop of 37.3% between the two periods of comparison.


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April 21, 2017


Tourico Holidays Reports Middle East Hotel Room Nights Double in 2017 

Tourico Holidays, the world’s fastest growing wholesale travel brokerage company, today shared data reporting inbound hotel room nights to the Middle East have increased by 112 percent year-over-year in 2017. Equally as encouraging, outbound travel from the market is on the rise, as well. Hotel room nights sold from the Middle East are pacing at an increase of 138 percent through the end of 2017 - meaning future hotel reservations through the end of the year have more than doubled compared to the same time in 2016. Travel from China is a driving force in the market’s inbound hotel industry success. Tourico reports a sharp increase in Chinese travel to the Middle East, marked by a 60 percent surge in hotel room nights booked so far in 2017. Additionally, The United States has increased its hotel room nights to the Middle East by 12 percent year-over-year, while Germany (+21% YOY),......

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April 20, 2017


South African Tourism hosts RMD, Seyi Shay, others

South African Tourism West Africa recently organized an eight-day tour to South Africa for top celebrities to explore the beautiful sceneries and culture of the country. The fun-filled, eight-day experience focused on the Western Cape Province.

From helicopter rides to elephant rides, the trip was indeed activity filled and memorable. The guests that were taken on the trip, this time around, included Richard Mofe Damijo, John Dumelo, Francis Doku,"...

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April 20, 2017

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April 19, 2017


Cameroon is among the 17 African tourist destinations with the most competitive prices

Based on the 2017 edition of the global tourism competitiveness index recently published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Cameroon is among the 17 African tourist destinations with the most competitive prices. Cameroon indeed appears in the 15th spot in Africa and is ranked 58th at the global level.

At the CEMAC level, as is the case with several global rankings for some years now, Cameroon dubbed “Miniature Africa” due to the diversity"...

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April 18, 2017


Nouri calls on investors to opt for large resorts

GUELMA- Minister of National Planning, Tourism and Craft Industry Abdelwahab Nouri Abdelouahab Nouri called on Monday in Guelma investors to opt for the implementation of large resorts and to be in line with the momentum characterizing the tourist sector in the country.

While inspecting a private project of a tourist village in Hammam Debagh, Nouri highlight the need to opt for large resorts offering high-quality services "meeting international"...

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April 11, 2017


AccorHotels reinforces position in Algeria with grand opening of Novotel and ibis Setif

More than 200 national and international guests, including Nacer Maaskri, the Wali of Setif, industry professionals and public figures recently gathered for the grand opening ceremony of the Novotel and ibis Setif site - a joint project developed by the Algerian private group GIMMO and the AccorHotels group as part of the SIEHA joint-venture.
In his opening remarks, Gérard Pélisson the co-founder of the AccorHotels group stated:

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March 30, 2017


Africa is the next tourism frontier and SA needs to cash in

Africa is on track to become the next tourism frontier, South African Tourism CEO Sisa Ntshona said, speaking ahead of the launch of Indaba 2017, a travel show which will bring more than 7,000 delegates from around the word. The continent as a whole reported an 8% surge in international arrivals in 2016, with Sub-Saharan Africa increasing 11% and SA by an impressive 13%.

The local tourism sector seems buoyant again after a few years of uncertainly,"...

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March 29, 2017


UTB partners ICPA Uganda to promote tourism

Uganda Tourism Board has announced a partnership with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants Uganda (ICPAU) through which the two agencies seek to promote Uganda's tourism potential to delegates of the forthcoming 4th Africa Congress of Accountants (ACOA 2017). ACOA is an international event held after every two years that brings together professional accountants and business leaders from the African continent and beyond. The conference is take place between the 2nd – 5th of May, 2017 at the Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala under the theme: 'Accountancy and Accountability: Transforming Africa's Economies. Over 1,200 delegates majorly from Africa are expected at the conference that shall last almost a week. Previous editions of the conference were held in Ghana and Mauritius in 2013 and 2015 respectively. 'We partnered with ICPAU in ensuring that while the delegates are in Uganda,......

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