May 20, 2018


Africa Travel Indaba showcases Africa’s tourism

Africa’s Travel Indaba in Durban saw greater participation than last year as Africa looks to cash in on the growing interest in the BRICS member countries of a trip to see the unspoiled and largely untapped African scenery, in particular the “hidden gems” that are off the beaten track.

Of the more than 1,100 exhibitors, 200 were first-time exhibitors with Tourism South Africa and the national tourism department aiming to promote"...

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May 17, 2018


А Visa Agreement between Bulgaria and Algeria

The Council of Ministers endorsed the agreement between the governments of Bulgaria and Algeria for mutual relief from the requirements for short-stay visas for holders of diplomatic and service passports, the press center of the Council of Ministers has announced.

Thus, Bulgarian citizens holding such passports and staying in Algeria for up to 90 days will be exempted from the short-stay visa requirement.


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May 16, 2018


Cvent Unveils 2018 List of Top 25 Meeting Hotels in the Middle East and Africa

(AETOS Wire) -- Cvent, Inc., a market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, today announced the results of its Top 25 Meeting Hotels in the Middle East and Africa. The list was compiled by analysing group booking activity through its Cvent Supplier Network, which sourced more than $14.7 billion and more than 40 million room nights in 2017, helping to support more than 715,000 events worldwide. “With industry research showing the current global value of the meetings and events industry at $750+ billion* and growing substantially, there is huge potential for hotels across the region to capitalise on group business opportunities,” said Bharet Malhotra, Senior Vice President of Sales for Cvent’s Hospitality Cloud. “In the Middle East and Africa, Dubai continues to dominate in the group business category, but it is great to see seven different hotel chains......

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May 10, 2018


South African Tourism Launches Its Indaba Travel Trade Show

For the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, South African Tourism (SAT) brought 100 delegates from the U.S. travel trade to attend Indaba, the African travel trade show, May 8-10 at the Albert Luthuli Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa. The contingent included about 35 members of the media and 65 representatives of the travel trade, including travel agents, tour operators, group organizers and buyers.

The Americans who took South African"...

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May 10, 2018


Sanlam Eyes Travel Agents In Insurance Uptake Drive

An article on BusinesDay cited that; Sanlam Kenya has rolled out a training programme targeting travel agents as it seeks to increase the uptake of insurance by travellers.

It is designed to equip them with skills to help them recommend appropriate insurance covers to clients.

Sanlam Kenya said the programme, which will be facilitated by International Air Transport Association"...

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May 9, 2018


Ethiopian Airlines is unstoppable with its plans to take over Africa’s skies

Ethiopian Airlines is proving to be unstoppable in its plans to take over Africa’s skies.

This month, the company announced new aircraft purchases valued at around $332 million to help solidify its domestic and regional reach. The order of the Q400 turboprops will expand its Bombardier fleet to 39 and will help reach underserved markets"...

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May 8, 2018


These are the surprising, fastest-growing African destinations on Airbnb

Cape Town has long been Airbnb’s most popular African destination, but that lead is slipping as tourists make bolder moves to undiscovered spots on the continent.

South Africa’s “Mother City” remains the top destination for Airbnb’s more than 100,000 listings in Africa and the third most popular city in the southern hemisphere"...

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May 8, 2018


Monsters Kick off Summer Vacation by Cruising into CANNES FILM FESTIVAL to Launch a Sneak Peek from “HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: A MONSTER VACATION”

Drac’s Pack splashed down in a dazzling and colorful parade to kick off their monster vacation at the start of the 71st Cannes Film Festival at The Carlton Pier on May 7, 2018.

Following the aquatic procession and photo call along the French Riviera, director Genndy Tartakovsky, alongside some of the film’s international voice talent, debuted a new sneak peek from the upcoming summer film, “Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation.”"...

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May 8, 2018


UNITE with Tomorrowland Unveils LIVE Artist Line-Up at Du Forum, Abu Dhabi This Summer!

UNITE with Tomorrowland releases its power packed line-up for the magical party at Du Forum, Abu Dhabi on 28th July 2018. The thrilling artist and DJ line-up for this party, stars some of the biggest names on the international party scene with Dutch powerhouse duo LUCAS & STEVE, Dutch/ Turkish star UMMET OZCAN and Belgian house producer DJ LICIOUS getting on-stage to create a truly unforgettable experience for the People of Tomorrow. Also adding"...

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May 7, 2018


Tanzania sets sights on Eastern Europe as potential tourism market

Tanzania is now focusing on Eastern Europe in its tourism marketing strategies after registering success in Western Europe and North America, an official of the country's Tourist Board said on Sunday.

Willy Lyimo, Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) northern zone manager, said that the new market will complement the otherwise traditional markets such as the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and France.


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