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Why A Global Private Airline Should Be The Next Step In African Aviation

Travelers to and throughout Africa have long grumbled about airline connectivity, but things have changed and perhaps it is time that African aviation had its own global private airline. Years ago the complaints ranged from the long layovers in Paris when flying from one Francophone West African country to the next Francophone West African country […]

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New Chairman for UNWTO Commission for Africa

Kenya’s Tourism Cabinet Secretary, Najib Balala, has been elected Chairman of the UN World Tourism Organisation Commission for Africa from 2017-2019, at a UNWTO general assembly in Chengdu, China. Balala confirmed that his first assignment would be to lobby for the establishment of an Africa Tourism Organisation to help improve tourism on the continent. “The Commission […]

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Chimps beat up, murder and then cannibalise their former tyrant

It was a gruesome scene. The body had severe wounds and was still bleeding despite having been lying for a few hours in the hot Senegalese savanna. The murder victim, a West African chimpanzee called Foudouko, had been beaten with rocks and sticks, stomped on and then cannibalised by his own community. This is one […]

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Ethiopia implementing five-year tourism master plan

Ethiopia has begun implementing its five-year tourism master plan, a plan formulated to bring about lasting solution by addressing problems in the sector. The country is working to attain the target set to obtain more than 6 billion US dollars from tourism at the end of the second five-year Growth and Transformation Plan, which is […]

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Six million passengers welcomed at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Abu Dhabi Airports has reported a 9.5% increase in passenger traffic during the first quarter (Q1) of 2016 at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), compared to Q1 in 2015. Between January and March this year, 6,044,025 passengers traveled through AUH, compared with 5,521,110 during the same period last year. Aircraft movements rose to 42,204, representing […]

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Five Luxury Resorts in Africa a stone throw away from the beach

Sun-kisses skin and blue, cloudless skies are all part and parcel of a relaxing holiday to one of Africa’s many luxury beach resorts. Africa has always been an attractive destination for tourists, drawing in visitors from around the globe with its beauty, culture, wildlife, heritage, adventure, stunning coasts and more, with each country offering something […]

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Top Three Water Parks in the World

Rain or shine, kids (and most parents) love water parks! It’s a great outdoor activity that lets the entire family have some fun together – an event that can be enjoyed by all ages! We’ve put together a list of three of the best, most extreme, most thrilling water parks from all over the globe. […]

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TUI develops City Break Destinations packages

The travel giant is considering top selling city break destinations like Dubai, Paris and New York. Managing director Nick Longman would not be drawn on a launch date but said the operator was currently working through the technology that will be used. “It will be fairly soon,” he said. “I’m not keen on ideas taking […]

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Africa tourism set for sustained growth

The hotel and tourism industry in Africa is beginning a period of sustained growth, according to the sector’s leading experts gathered at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Addis Ababa. The conference heard that inward international flights were recovering after being hit by the ebola outbreak. And the hotel sector reported significant expansion, as well […]

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10 Things Indians Should Seriously Stop Doing In Goa!

Goa the perennial escape for all Indians and quite a few Westerners. Its golden beaches and brilliant parties are something we all can’t get enough of. But to truly understand and adapt to this haven one needs to understand and follow certain do’s and more importantly some do not’s. And considering our general lack of […]

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SEX may be the best way to cure a fear of flying

Sex may the best way for an anxious passenger to conquer their fear of flying, says a pilot-turned-therapist. But it has nothing to do with joining the mile high club, as Tom Bunn insists he has had clients who have forgotten about their anxiety after having sex the night before a flight. Mr Bunn, a […]

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‘Rhino walk’ for conservation

With news still reverberating of the poached rhino tally in South Africa standing at 749 on August 29, a large-scale initiative to boost community conservation and rhino protection in KwaZulu-Natal has been welcomed. The iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority, Department of Environmental Affairs, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, Wildlands, Project Rhino KZN, Wildlife ACT, African Conservation Trust, Peace […]

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New airline FlyAfrica.com takes off

Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba has announced the launch of pan-African low-cost airline Gabon FlyAfrica.com. The new airline is aimed at enhancing air connectivity across Africa and reducing the cost of doing business in Africa, Bongo said. The announcement was made on the second day of the New York Forum Africa – one of the […]

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Explore a Whole New World in the Beautiful Branson

From the beautiful Ozark Mountains to kid-friendly attractions in Silver Dollar City, and from the wild outdoors of scenic lakes and waterways to hiking and trekking trails to live music shows and colorful festivals, the city of Branson has everything to offer for the whole family. In this entry, we will talk feature the new […]

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Tortoise, 90, gets wheels for legs after rat attack

A 90-year-old tortoise is going twice its normal speed after being fitted with a set of wheels. The animal, called Mrs T, was facing a grim future after a rat chewed off her two front legs while she was hibernating, but her owners glued the wheels from a model aircraft onto her shell. “It was […]

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U.S. plane with sick passenger makes emergency landing

A U.S. plane heading for Connecticut was forced to make an emergency landing in Upstate New York Wednesday, after a passenger lost consciousness. SkyWest Flight 5622, operating as United Express from Chicago, diverted to Buffalo, New York after a passenger lost consciousness. The plane had been headed to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut […]

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Two killed by elephants in Zimbabwe

Two people were killed by elephants in Zimbabwe this month while there was a near attack on a child by a leopard, the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority said Wednesday. The two adult men were killed by the jumbos in separate incidents, highlighting the existence of human-wildlife conflict in the country. One of the […]

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Judge rules that chimpanzees have human rights

In a decision that seems to recognize chimpanzees as legal persons for the first time, a New York judge on Wednesday granted a pair of Stony Brook University lab animals the right to have their day in court. The ruling marks the first time in U.S. history that an animal has been covered by a […]

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Senegal Scraps Visas for Tourists and Cuts Tax On Air Fares

Senegal has scrapped visa requirements for foreign visitors, and will slash taxes on air fares as it seeks to revive a tourism sector crippled by high costs and a regional Ebola outbreak. The cost and administrative hassle of visas, coupled with taxes on air tickets, led to a fall in the number of visitors to […]

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Top 20 things to do and see in Rwanda

[su_list icon=”icon: pied-piper-alt”] Go Birding in three Important Birding Areas (IBAs) in national parks; Volcanoes National Park, Akagera National Park and Nyungwe National Park Enjoy water activities including fishing, kayaking, canoeing and boat rides Relax in the beaches of Lake Kivu Go for a boat ride on Lake Ihema in Akagera National Park or Kivu, […]

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