The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) at the Obudu Ranch in Cross Rivers State of Nigeria worked together to bring a workshop geared to geared tourism development. The workshop, themed “Accessing the Capital Market for Tourism Development”, was declared open by the governor of Cross River State,, Read More

The Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) introduced a new award category at the fourth annual TTB awards which recognized the tour operator who has done the most in its efforts to support community-based tourism and humanitarian projects in Tanzania. The first TTB tour operator “Humanitarian Award” was presented to Denver- based Africa Adventure Consultants, by, Read More

The reports of the experts from the World Tourism Organization (WTO) who visited Nigeria this year to assess the country along with two other African countries as pilot tourism destinations within the period 2000-2010, designed as a decade for tourism development in Africa, was favorable, Nigeria’s Tourism and Culture Minister, Frank Nchita Ogbuewu said.

Presently only six countries in Africa enjoy Category One status with the FAA, allowing direct flights to and from the US. Among them are tourism heavy weights South Africa, Egypt and Ethiopia. Uganda is now undergoing a series of audits by the FAA to establish compliance with a range of relevant issues and expects, Read More

From June 25 to July 4, the annual and famous Festival of the Dhow Countries will herald the tourist Indian Ocean Island of Zanzibar in Tanzania, bringing together countries with history of dhows as their old means of travel. The Festival of the Dhow Countries, East Africa’s largest cultural event, is located in Zanzibar, Read More

As of last Friday, all travelers and visa applicants from Tanzania to the United States had to undergo electronic index finger printing exercise, affecting all US visa applicants between 14 and 79 years of age. The US Embassy in Tanzania’s coastal capital of Dar es Salaam launched the Washington designed “US-Visit” Program on May, Read More

Africa, which has been depending mostly on the European and American tourist market sources, is now going through a new path to an integrated and full-fledged destination for regional tourists banking on South Africa’s highly developed tourist infrastructure and products.

The African republic of Rwanda is open for tourism business and put the inter-tribal genocide into history, according to the country’s representatives at the Fourth Global Travel and Tourism Summit of the World Travel and Tourism Council in Doha, Qatar. During a debate on the effect of news media on the travel trade, they, Read More

The World Tourism Organization (WTO) is to put in place a program aimed at ensuring the safety of tourists, security standards, facilitating the travel and stay of tourists in tourism destinations. The Countries to benefit from this program are Nigeria, Senegal and Seychelles. The Honorable Minister of Culture and Tourism, Ambassador Frank Nchita Ogbuewu, Read More

Tanzania is currently taking a drastic step in lobbying the Chinese tourist market which many travel trade business stakeholders in Africa see as a fast growing source of tourists when full exploited through serious marketing campaigns. Tanzania’s minister for Tourism Mrs. Zakia Meghji said China is now on top among countries which Tanzania will, Read More