Tourism

January 18, 2018

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City Blue Hotels expands into Mombasa

Born in Rwanda, open in Uganda and now in Kenya, CityBlue Hotel’s recent takeover of the landmark Creekside hotel at Tudor Point in Mombasa is a declaration of the company’s expansion plan for Africa. Founded in January 2013 with the vision of introducing much-needed world class hospitality facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa’s mid-scale hotelscape, CityBlue Hotels is already sending shock waves through the region’s hospitality industry as Africa’s fastest growing, home-grown hotel group.
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January 18, 2018

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Nairobi the top tourism capital in Africa, third best in the world

World-renowned travel and restaurant website, TripAdvisor has ranked Nairobi the top tourist destination in the Africa and third best in the world.

The website describes Nairobi as an “energetic, modern city that serves as a fascinating introduction to both wildlife and nightlife.”

Among the top destinations frequented by tourists in Nairobi are the Karen Blixen"...

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January 17, 2018

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Radisson Blu opens second hotel in Lagos, Nigeria

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group's Radisson Blu has opened its third hotel in Nigeria, and its second hotel in Lagos.

The hotel is located in Ikeja, the capital of the Lagos State. It is situated next to Mobolaji Bank Anthony Highway, a main highway linking Ikeja with the rest of Lagos, and is also just a few kilometers away from Murtala Muhammed International Airport.

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January 14, 2018

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Sabah Rotana Receives Preliminary Approval by the DTCM for Construction of a 5-Star Touristic Hotel/Hotel Apartments

Sabah Rotana has been granted approval to begin its construction of a hotel establishment under category rating of 5-star and Tourism property by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM). Sabah Rotana, a premium property, is a collaboration between accomplished property developers, RSG Properties and Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the region with hotels across the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. The establishment will bring together the two leading names of their fields and promises"...

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January 13, 2018

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A New Legend on the Lake: Hilton Arrives in Lake Como

(AETOS Wire) -- Set amidst the rolling hills and crystalline waters of one of the world’s most idyllic destinations, Hilton Lake Como opens its doors today, marking Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) first property in the region. As the largest hotel in Lake Como, the newly opened property will deliver Hilton’s signature hospitality to the renowned leisure destination with its upscale accommodations and awe-inspiring lake views. Ideally located in the residential heart of the city, between central Como and the Swiss border, the hotel places guests steps away from a haven of romantic villas and luscious gardens including the promenade along Lake Como and the neoclassical Villa Olmo. As one of the most culturally rich and historically significant regions in the world, guests will be able to explore the city’s many world-famous works of art, churches, museums, theatres, parks and palaces. If seeking an active holiday, the hotel provides easy access to a number golf courses, tennis courts and water activities including boat trips and sailing lessons. For those......

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January 11, 2018

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Zambia to host tourism project

ZAMBIA has been selected to next year host the Global Centre of Restoration of the African-American Diaspora aimed at promoting Africa’s potential in areas of business tourism and economic trade.

Diversity Restoration Solution (DRS) president Eric Sheppard said the project dubbed ‘2019 Africa Homecoming Project’ will promote the continent’s investment"...

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January 10, 2018

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A Nigerian travel startup is trying to open up Africa’s tourism market to Africans

One of the many difficult things about traveling within the continent for Africans is the sparse pool of affordable hotel selections available for booking. It’s not that these hotels don’t exist, it’s that very few online booking platforms have enough information on such hotels.

Global travel booking platforms with operations in Africa often list only the most expensive hotels in a bid to capture foreign business travelers and"...

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January 10, 2018

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Namibia launches biometric passport

In an effort to fulfill International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirements, Namibia is now only issuing biometric passports, or ePassports, instead of the old machine-readable passports, according to the country’s Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration.

“There have been attempts in the past to forge our passports but the current technology makes electronic passports secure,” said the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration’s"...

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January 10, 2018

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Dubai Airports and ITP Media Group to Launch Breakthrough Media Brand

In a world-first, Dubai Airports and ITP Media Group have joined to launch Time Out DXB, a new media brand with the opportunity to engage with the 90 million passengers that pass through the world’s leading international airport every year.

From February 2018, passengers passing through all terminals at Dubai International will have real-time access to"...

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January 9, 2018

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Nigeria Seeks $40bn to Fund Railway Projects

Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed that the Federal Government would require $40 billion to finance the ongoing rail projects in the country.

He added that government was negotiating with contractors handling the Lagos-Ibadan railway to raise funds for the projects, stressing that everything would be done to finish the projects this year.

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