Sunday, 09 May 2021
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Cape Town News

Fewer people fly to Cape Town

There has been a decrease in the number of arrivals into Cape Town international airport over the festive season according to the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), which blames the fall-off on air...
Arusha News

Arusha eyes Bangata as tourist attraction

Bangata Falls just outside Arusha could become the latest venue to be promoted by the city as part of efforts to publicise itself as a tourist destination in its own right, rather than being a gateway...
Cape Town News

Cape Town to get cruise liner terminal

A dedicated berthing terminal for cruise liners at Cape Town's Table Bay harbour is to be built after South African state company Transnet gave in to pressure from city and provincial authorities unha...
Cape Town News

Increased law enforcement on Cape Town beaches

Cape Town’s beaches and recreational hotspots are to be patrolled by “auxiliary” law enforcement officers. The volunteer officers, who start work in the run-up to the peak holiday...
Arusha News

Sustainable tourism in Arusha

Arusha hosts the inaugural Pan-African Conference on Sustainable Tourism Management in National Parks and Protected Areas, from 15 - 18 October. The five-day event, which has as its theme "Tourism...
Cape Town News

Cape Town to develop Clifton Caves for tourists

The rocky area of caves overlooking the sea above the affluent Cape Town suburb of Clifton and Bantry Bay is to be developed as a tourist attraction by city authorities. According to the long-moote...
Accra News

Ghana to Host its First National Carnival

The Ghanaian Minister of Tourism, Ms Akua Sena Dansua, recently announced the celebration of the first national carnival, which will text place in September 2012 to coincide the London Olympic Carniva...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzanian tourism to target the USA

Tanzania as a tourist destination for American travellers is the focus of a two-part seminar to be run in Dar es Salaam and Arusha in mid-January 2012. The main focus of the seminars is how to mar...
Nairobi News

Britain issues security warning in Kenya

The British Foreign Office has advised its citizens to avoid non-essential travel within 60 km of Kenya
Cape Town News

Cape Town’s Table Mountain among

Table Mountain was listed among the Seven Wonders of the World by the Swiss-based New7Wonders Foundation on 11 November. The win was the result of a global competition in which hundreds of millions of...
Cape Town News

Cape Town wins top tourism award

Cape Town won the title of Best Destination in Africa at the World Tourism Awards on 19 September, marking the seventh time the city was awarded the honour. With the exception of 2004 and 2007, when t...
Accra News

World Tourism Day in Ghana

Ghana celebrates World Tourism Day at the Tafi-Atome monkey sanctuary in Hohoe in the Volta region north of Accra on 27 September. Under the theme Tourism: Linking Cultures, Ghana will showcase it...
Cairo News

Tourism declines in Egypt

Tourism in Egypt dropped 28 per cent from January to July 2011 according to the latest figures from the Egyptian Tourism Authority (ETA). In the wake of the revolution that ousted President Mubara...
Arusha News

Permanent site for Tanzanian tourism fair

The Tanzanian government has granted the Karibu Travel and Tourism Fair (KTTF) a 20-hectare site to build a permanent venue in Kisongo, a satellite town of Arusha. The prime minister Mizengo Pinda...
Maputo News

Tourism in Maputo

About 330,000 tourists visit Maputo a year according to the Mozambique ministry of tourism, bringing in an income of about US$95 million for the city. It also reports that tourism revenue could increa...
Arusha News

Karibu travel and tourism fair in Arusha

The annual Karibu travel and tourism fair takes place in Arusha from 3-5 June. Billed as one of the largest tourism events in east Africa, 300 companies, mainly from Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda...
Cape Town News

New hotel ratings system in South Africa

Hotels in South Africa will have to reapply for a new star rating under a stricter grading system being introduced by the ministry for tourism and the Tourism Grading Council South Africa (TGSA). Desi...
Cape Town News

Cape Town faces tourism difficulties

Cape Town faces a threat to its tourism industry according to a Cape Town tourism expert. Peter Bacon, chairman of Western Cape tourism authority Cape Town Routes Unlimited, said
Arusha News

Arusha launches Think Asia campaign

The Tanzanian government has launched a campaign entitled "Think Asia" which is aimed at attracting tourists from Asia. Tanzania hopes that the strategy might attract at least 50,000 visitors out of t...
Arusha News

Mount Meru Hotel reopens

Mount Meru Hotel was reopened by Tanzania

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