Cape Town News

Probe into Robben Island ferry sinking

Passenger ferry began to sink on way back to Cape Town.An investigation has been launched to determine why a passenger ferry returning from Robben Island to Cape Town started taking water and began si...
Cape Town News

Cape Town airport to get major upgrade

Airport project to boost tourist sector and increase air traffic.Cape Town International Airport is set to receive a major upgrade in an effort to transform the tourism industry and increase visitor n...
Cairo News

Cairo pass for tourists

Egypt's antiquities ministry has introduced a new five-day tourist pass providing unlimited entry to all Egyptian, Islamic and Coptic museums and archaeological sites in Cairo and Giza. The Cairo Pass...
Accra News

Accra edition of Monopoly

Accra Monopoly game to promote tourism and financial literacy. Accra's own edition of the world’s most popular board game Monopoly has been launched by the Ghanaian ministry for tourism, culture an...
Cape Town News

Tourism smart card for Cape Town

Cape Town introduces iVenture City Pass. A new tourism smart card, developed in partnership with Cape Town's tourism authorities, is now available for visitors of the city. The iVenture City Pas...
Nairobi News

Hilton aims for Africa's tallest building with Nairobi hotel

Hotel chain plans 330-m-high skyscraper in Upper Hill area. The Hilton chain of exclusive hotels plans to manage the tallest building in Africa when the Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill opens in 2020....
Cairo News

Second terminal reopens at Cairo Airport

Reconstruction comes to an end as Cairo resumes air traffic with Russia. Cairo International Airport has reopened its second terminal on a trial basis, Egypt's civil aviation ministry has said....
Cairo News

Sinai plane crash another blow to Egyptian tourism

Egypt dismisses claim that Islamist terrorists brought down Russian passenger plane. An investigation has been opened after a Russian passenger plane crashed early on 31 October in Egypt's Sinai Pe...
Arusha News

Tourist disputes continue between Kenya and Tanzania

Talks between Kenya and Tanzania on the organisation of cross-border tourism have broken down again. The meeting in mid-March proved as inconclusive as the one in February and at present both sides...
Dar Es Salaam News

UK resumes issuance of visas in Dar es Salaam

Tanzanians no longer required to travel to Kenya for UK visa Tanzanians wishing to travel to the UK can now submit visa application documents in Dar es Salaam without having to travel to Kenyan cap...
Arusha News

Arusha tourist meeting postponed

Tanzania's decision to postpone a top level meeting of Kenyan and Tanzania's tourist industry ministers and operators, which was set for the first week in February, has caused an immediate tough react...
Accra News

New city map of Accra

Launch of new map for tourists  A digital version of the Accra Visitors Map with the most visited districts and amenities can be downloaded and printed or viewed on laptops, smart phones and t...
Arusha News

Electronic permits for Arusha's safari tourists

Pilot initiative introduced at Lake Manyara National Park Tourists visiting the Lake Manyara National Park in northern Tanzania are now being issued with electronic permits, as part of a pilot pro...
Cairo News

Cairo to boost security at tourist sites

New measures aimed at boosting tourism Egypt is to increase its security around major tourist sites in an effort to relaunch the country's flagging tourism sector. The measures include increase...
Cairo News

Egypt's tourism continues decline

Tourist numbers in June drop over 20 per cent since last year The numbers of tourists visiting Egypt in June has fallen over 20 per cent compared to the same month last year, according to data rel...
Cairo News

New tourist tax at Cairo airport

Tax applies to tourists leaving Egypt via Cairo Airport Tourists leaving Cairo airport will now be charged $25 at Cairo International Airport, in a move that commentators suggest will further hit...
Arusha News

Tanzania to build airport near Serengeti National Park

Government partner with American billionaire to build airport for safari tourists Tanzania is to construct an airport in a town near the Serengeti National Park this year, according to reports in l...
Cape Town News

Cape Town number one place to visit in 2014

New York Times names places Cape Town top of its list Cape Town has been named the number one place to visit in 2014 by The New York Times. The city secured the top spot ahead of Christchurch, N...
Cape Town News

Cape Town in top three cities to visit in 2014

Lonely Planet travel guide rates Cape Town third best city to visit next year Cape Town has been listed as one of the three best cities in the world to visit by travel publisher Lonely Planet....
Addis Ababa News

Tourism and Hospitality Week in Addis Ababa

The inaugural Tourism and Hospitality Week is to be held in Addis Ababa by the Catering and Tourism Training Institute (CTTI) under the aegis of the ministry of culture and tourism. The three-day e...