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Uganda has beautiful sceneries and dense tropical rainforests-some of the few in Africa, which are a home to roughly half of the world’s mountain gorillas.

Uganda Gifted by Nature : a perfest Safari destination

Uganda once called "the pearl of Africa" has recently been rebranded to "Uganda gifted by nature" The word " Gifted " in the brand tagline reflects Uganda's extraordinary natural richness and cultural diversity, as well as the talents and abilities of the people - all bestowed as a gift to the world. " Nature " is seen as the giver of Uganda 's uniqueness- dependent on human protection to preserve its uniqueness for future generations.

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Zimbabwe:New Firm to Reopen Beitbridge Hotel

[The Herald] The National Social Security Authority (NSSA) has identified a new company that will re-open its $39 million hotel in Beitbridge which was closed in May 2016. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Cape Verde Sees Seychelles As a Tourism Model, Foreign Minister Says After Visit With President

[Seychelles News Agency] Cape Verde hopes to learn from the sustainable tourism model of Seychelles, said the Cape Verdean minister of tourism on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Dana Introduces 'Cash Back' Reward

[Guardian] Dana Air has introduced another customer-centric initiative, designed as reward for its loyal customers. The new 'cash back' initiative requires the airline's guests to get a "Thank U" card at its Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 sales outlet, pay for their booking using the card to get a good discount on every booking that can also be used to shop at any partner outlets. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Tanzania Losing Tourists Appeal, Economists Warn

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Foreign tourists' average spending in Tanzania has dropped by 43.3 per cent over the last five years. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Tanzania Tourist Board Participates in International German Exhibition

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -In promoting tourism business, Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) in collaboration with Arusha International Conference Center (AICC) are participating in the International Meetings and Exhibitions 2018, (IMEX) events taking place in Frankfurt Germany. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Taxes Choke the Hotel Sector - Association

[Monitor] Multiple taxes have slowed growth in the hotel industry, threatening the survival of a number of facilities, especially in upcountry locations, the chairperson of Uganda Hotel Owners' Association has said. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigeria, Saudi Arabia's Visas Most Expensive

[Daily Trust] Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom are some of the countries with the most expensive visa fees, Daily Trust investigations have shown. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Govt Collects U.S.$8.2 Million From Concession Fee Charged On Tourist Hotels

[Citizen] Dodoma -The government has collected Sh18.8 billion from tourist concession fees between July 2017 and March 2018. (AllAfrica)

Angola:Tourism Should Serve As Attraction to Reap Financial Revenues

[ANGOP] Menongue -The Governor of the southern Cuando Cubango province, Pedro Mutindi, pointed out on Monday in Menongue, the tourism sector as one of the attractions of reaping financial revenues. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Tanga in Tourism Promotion Drive

[Citizen] Tanga -Promotion of domestic tourism in Tanga region will likely be the main agenda during the 10-day Tanga International Trade Fair (TITF), which starts in 12 days time in the coastal city of Tanga. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:TRA, Tourism Players Discuss Taxation

[Citizen] Arusha -Tax returns from tourism, the country's leading sector in foreign exchange earnings, remain low compared with the volume of business, according to the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA). (AllAfrica)

Seychelles:Business Boost - Air Seychelles Partners With

[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles' national carrier, Air Seychelles, has formed a new partnership with to provide customers with accommodation options, the airline said in a press release on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Effects and Remedies for U.S. Visa Denial, Others

[Guardian] The sovereign authority of nations to determine the classes of non-citizens ineligible to receive visa and/or ineligible for admission into its territory is generally a function of its immigration laws. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:New Dispensation Real Boon for Tourism

[The Herald] Since the coming in of the new political dispensation in Zimbabwe, tourism receipts have dramatically increased and statistics from the Victoria Falls alone, can confirm, captains of the tourism industry have said. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Nairobi Hotel Charging U.S.$10,000 to Watch Royal Wedding

[Nation] A Nairobi hotel is charging couples a staggering Sh1 million to watch Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle get married next weekend, not at the Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom where the wedding will take place, but on television in Nairobi. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:NCAA Suspends First Nation Airways' Operations

[This Day] The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suspended the Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) of First Nation Airways indefinitely. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:MEC Alan Winde Launches New Cycle Route

[Govt of SA] Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde today launched the second in a series of cycle routes aimed at growing cycle tourism in the province. Minister Winde and a group of riders set off on the inaugural ride this morning. (AllAfrica)

Angola:Tourism Minister Discusses Cooperation With South African Counterpart

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan minister of Hotels and Tourism, Angela Bragança, discussed in Durban, with her South African counterpart, Derek Hanekou, the reinforcement the bilateral cooperation, especially in the field of training, infrastructure creation and construction of resorts. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Lai Mohammed Seeks Tourism Writers' Support for Success of UNWTO/CAF Meeting

[This Day] The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has solicited the support of Nigeria's tourism journalists and writers for the country's hosting of the 61st UNWTO/CAF Meeting in Abuja between June 4-6 2018. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:Tourism, Key to Economic Growth

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Member of Parliament for Balaka Central East has said travel and tourism is one of the fastest growing industries which can help to boost the country's economy. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:New Victoria Falls Shopping Mall Comes Up

[Zimbabwe Independent] Zimre Property Investments will spend US$13 million on the construction of a new shopping mall in the resort town of Victoria Falls in Matabeleland North province. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Rwanda Ranked Among Top Conference Destinations

[New Times] Rwanda has been ranked by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) among Africa's most popular conference and events destinations on the continent. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Ebola - FAAN Assures Passengers of Safety in Airports

[Vanguard] Following the fresh outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has re-assured passengers and other airport users of safety across its network of airports. (AllAfrica)

Africa:"This is Going to Be the Greatest Indaba!"

[Africa Travel Indaba] He was referring to the 1 747 buyers from all over the world, 1 120 exhibitors showcasing a range and diversity of products from the continent, and no less than 22 African countries and 80 countries globally represented at this year's travel trade show. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Busy Day for Zimbabwe Exhibitors At Indaba

[The Herald] Zimbabwe, which has a record 51 companies exhibiting at the African Travel Indaba in Durban, South Africa has become the centre of attention as tourist wholesalers, buyers, investors and tour operators flock to seek investment, travel and tourism opportunities under a new political dispensation. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Tanzania Tourist Attractions Highlighted At Major Stakeholders'show

[Daily News] Durban -SOUTH Africa Minister for Tourism, Mr Derek Hanekom, has invited tourists across the world to visit Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. He has emphasized that out there, tourists can witness largest concentrations of wild animals and the most spectacular migration of animals on the planet. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Malawi Showcases Tourism Products At Tourism Indaba

[Malawi News Agency] Malawi joined other 22 African countries at the 2018 Tourism Indaba which ran from 8th to 10th May at the Inkosi Lithuli ICC in Durban. Malawi's participation was in line with the implementation of the 2017-2022 strategic destination marketing framework which is a blueprint of key marketing initiatives that Malawi must undertake to enhance its visibility as a destination. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Vic Falls Council Considers Imposing Tourism Levy

[New Zimbabwe] Victoria Falls Municipality is planning to introduce a tourism levy where tour operators will be expected to pay $1 for each visitor booking with them either for accommodation or activities in the resort town. (AllAfrica)

Ghana:Arts Sector Tackles Govt Minister

[Public Agenda] The Ghana Association of Audio and Audio-Visual Distributors (GAAD), has charged the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Madam Catherine Afeku, to get down to the trenches and work to salvage the dwindling fortunes of the creative industry. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Africa: Open For Business Offering a World of Opportunity

[Africa Travel Indaba 2018] "Tourism growth, and sharing the benefits of tourism, contribute to replacing poverty and despair with prosperity and hope. Africa's Travel Indaba is the ideal springboard for further growth." (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Chinese Company to Build U.S.$7 Billion Tourism City

[The Herald] Chinese multinational group, Touchroad Holdings Group, is planning to develop a $7 billion tourism city in Zimbabwe as investor interest in Zimbabwe by international tourism players from the Asian economic giant grows. (AllAfrica)

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