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Ethiopia Poised To Transform Tourism Industry

AFRICANGLOBE - Endowed with rich natural, historical and cultural resources, Ethiopia has nine UNESCO registered World Heritage Sites – the leading in Africa. However, the country’s underdeveloped tourism industry is ranked 120th globally and 17th in Africa.

Rwanda: Heritage Tourism Can Enhance Growth of the Tourism Industry

AFRICANGLOBE - A critical examination of the tourism sector shows that 2012 was an impressive year. With the sector generating $232 million by October 2012, compared to $204 million in 2011, it was the biggest foreign exchange earner.

The Buzz About Haiti – as a Tourist Destination

Haitian president Michel Martellywas back on stage this year. But instead of performing the routines that made him famous, he was proposing something perhaps...

EAC Tourism Launched in Kigali, Rwanda

A new platform to promote tourism in the east African region was on June 25 launched in Kigali, Rwanda. The platform was launched at Kigali...

Zanzibar Targets 500,000 Tourists

Zanzibar is targeting to record 500,000 tourist visits by 2020, President Ali Mohamed Shein said on Monday. "Everyone has a role in promoting tourism, our...

Technology Changes Face of Tourism in Africa

The Tourism Industry is facing a paradigm shift globally. Africa is by no means immune to this trend as information technology is one of...

Tourists Keep Flocking to South Africa

Over eight-million tourists visited South Africa in 2011 - a 3.3% increase over the 2010 World Cup year that would, if football-specific arrivals were...

African Tourism on Show at Indaba 2012

Southern Africa's biggest tourism showcase, Indaba 2012, takes place at Durban's International Convention Centre from 12 to 15 May. Despite a general flat to downward...

Kenya’s Tourism Industry Seeks Sh30 Billion for Development

The tourism sector is seeking up toSh30 billion funding in the next three years to develop infrastructure and tourism facilities in a bid to sustain and grow the revenues. It has proposed to have its budget allocation boosted in order to engage in products development to enhance its global competitiveness. In this year's budget, the tourism sector says it needs over Sh9 billion in development expenditure allocation up from the Sh1.2 allocated last year.

South Africa: Answer Lies in Domestic Tourism

As South Africa faced pressure in some global markets, more needed to be done to promote domestic tourism, Tourism Minister Marthinus Van Schalkwyk said today.