May 24, 2017


The 1st Algerian summer fair to be launched in Oran, July 5th

The first Algerian summer fair has been scheduled to take place in the coming summer season, in the province of Oran (west Algeria), starting from 5th to 12th July, Radio Algerie reported on Tuesday, citing the organizers.

Initiated by the “Médina Events” agency specialized in events, this fair coinciding with the summer holidays, will bring together between 40 and 50 exhibitors, activating in several areas, related to travel,"...

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May 24, 2017


UNWTO to Build Tourism, Biodiversity Capacity for West and Central Africa

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) is launching a capacity building programme on sustainable tourism and biodiversity protection, to be implemented in West and Central Africa.

The programme will build on previous tourism and biodiversity seminars that UNWTO successfully delivered in The Gambia, Ghana, and Tanzania and will address biodiversity conservation and environmental protection, taking into account the importance of this"...

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May 23, 2017


More African Countries Improve Rankings on Visa Openness Index

More African countries have relaxed visa conditions thereby improving their rankings on the second edition of the Africa Visa Openness Index.

The Index launched by the African Development Bank in collaboration with the African Union Commission and the World Economic Forum analyses the visa regime in Africa and how open countries are in terms of relaxation or elimination of visa requirements for citizens from other African countries traveling to"...

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May 21, 2017


SITEV: National Tourism and Travel Confederation to be set up before end of 2017

“We are working to bring together the federations active in the field of tourism and travel in a one confederation that will be set up by the end of 2017,” Oulbachir said, as part of the 18th edition of the International Tourism and Travel Exhibition (SITEV), taking place from 18 to 22 May at Safex (Algiers).

“In addition to the FNH, the future Confederation will also join the National Federation of Tourist Offices (FNOT), the"...

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May 18, 2017


How South Africa is “doing tourism”

South African Tourism has launched their new ‘I Do Tourism’ campaign to target domestic travellers at their annual INDABA trade show.

The initiative sets out to remind South Africans that the tourism industry is vital to the country’s success and how they, as individuals, can advocate for South Africa as a destination.

With President Zuma citing the economic"...

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May 15, 2017


South Africa: President Zuma to Open Tourism Indaba 2017

President Jacob Zuma will on Tuesday officially open the Tourism Indaba 2017 at the Chief Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban.

'The Indaba is Africa's top tourism trade show that brings together more than 7 000 delegates that represent the top tourism products in Africa, as well as the world's leading travel buyers and travel and tourism media,' the Presidency said on Sunday.


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May 15, 2017


Bosnian Holidays Targets Third Highest Tourism Growth Market in the World 

Bosnian Holidays opened its doors for business as a travel company specialized in inbound destination management. The World Travel Organization (WTO) has stated that Bosnia Herzegovina has the third highest tourism growth rate in the world continuing up to the year 2020.

The Bosnian Holidays grand opening ceremony was held in the Sarajevo premises of the new company where top officials from Bosnia Herzegovina and senior investors were present.


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May 13, 2017


Festival City's IMAGINE Show with Panasonic Projectors Receives Second Guinness World Record 

(ME NewsWire)-- Guinness World Records recognized IMAGINE, the latest multimedia attraction in Dubai, for the World's Largest Permanent Projection Mapping after a three-month successful run, using over 60 Panasonic projectors covering approximately 4,857 square meter of projection area on the facade of InterContinental Dubai Festival City.

[Video] Projection Mapping with Panasonic Projector - Dubai"...

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May 11, 2017


Exploring a forgotten world in Algeria

Curtains of cold drizzle sweep over the plateau. The nearby hilltops, just two or three hundred metres higher, are flecked in snow. To keep warm, I’m wrapped up like a bear, in fleeces, thermals and gloves, but still the cold bites into any exposed skin.

For as far as I can see, the plateau is littered with columns and broken-down walls. A few arches stand tall above everything else, and at the far end of the plateau, I can make out the layered"...

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May 3, 2017


EAC Saves $3.4m From Streamlined Travel Budget

The East African Community (EAC) has saved $3.4 million from cost-cutting measures designed to reduce travel expenses.

For the 10-month period from May 2016 to February 2017, EAC travel expenditures fell to $9.1 million compared to $12.5 million during a similar period the previous financial year.

The Community’s travel expenditure includes air tickets and Daily"...

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