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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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Africa:Who Came out Tops on Most Visited Cities List?

[This is Africa] Following World Tourism Day, we take a look at Africa's most visited cities according to the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index released in September 2017. This index provides a ranking of the 132 most visited cities around the world. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia:Sousse Hosts "Flavour of the World" Culinary Event to Promote Tunisian Tourism

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -As part of the celebration of the World Tourism Day, an event called "Flavour of the World" was organised on Thursday in Sousse by the North of Sousse Company for Studies and Development, in collaboration with the "Giants of Gastronomy" and the Kantaoui Association of Traders in Hammam Sousse. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:World Tourism Day - See Some of Nigeria's Gems

[Guardian] Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day on the 27th of September with its purpose as raising awareness on the role of tourism. In celebration of this, we throw a spotlight on some of the ancient sites and historical monuments you should visit: (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Tourism, a Vehicle for Promoting Gender Equality - LCCI

[Vanguard] The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, has said that if a strong gender perspective is integrated into planning and implementation processes, tourism can be harnessed as a vehicle for promoting gender equality and women's empowerment at the household, community, national and global levels. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Commemorating World Tourism Day the Lagos Way

[This Day] Chiemelie Ezeobi writes that as the world commemorates World Tourism Day today, it afforded the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, the opportunity to launch its Tourism Masterplan (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Local Airlines Record 19,323 Delayed Flights in Six Months

[Premium Times] The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Wednesday said airlines operating in the country recorded 19,323 cases of delayed flights in six months in 2018. (AllAfrica)

West Africa:Ghana Ambassador to Liberia Calls for Public Private Partnership in Tourism Sector

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Ghanaian Ambassador to Liberia Ernest B. Asare Asiedu says Liberia's tourism sector can be relevant in the booming marketplace of world tourism if the country privatizes the sector. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigeria Can Make Money Through Tourism Than Oil, Experts Tells FG

[This Day] Ado-Ekiti -A Professor of Theatre Arts at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Ekiti State, Dr. Rasaki Ojo-Bakare, has advised the federal government to make development of tourism potential of the country a priority, saying the sector can take the economy to higher pedestal than what the oil can do. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Flying to Dar es Salaam? Now There's an Extra U.S.$5 Tax

[East African] Tanzania announced a security levy on air passengers, which businesses warn is likely to affect tourist numbers. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Hyatt Hotels to Open Two Affiliate Properties

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Hyatt Hotels has announced its first branded hotels in Kenya in partnership with Kanha limited. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:MEC Alan Winde Welcomes Spaza Modernisation Programme in Western Cape

[Govt of SA] MEC of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde welcomes the opening of third WC store in spaza modernisation programme. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:MEC Desbo Mohono Congratulates Provincial Lilizela Tourism Awards Winners

[Govt of SA] The North West MEC for Tourism, Desbo Mohono congratulated all winners of the North West Leg of the Lilizela Tourism Awards which were recently held at the Rio Hotel Casino and Convention in Klerksdorp. (AllAfrica)

Chad:Black Rhino Making a Comeback in Chad Thanks to Relocation From SA

[News24Wire] The black rhino may be making a comeback in Chad after nearly 50 years, thanks to a relocation programme involving South African rhino. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Travel Rules Relaxed for Foreign Parents Travelling With Children

[News24Wire] In a bid to increase tourism, the Department of Home Affairs has relaxed travel rules for foreigners visiting South Africa with minors. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Home Affairs Announces New Visa Amendments in a Bid to Boost Tourism

[News24Wire] In a bid to boost tourism to the country, South Africa is finalising a number of visa waiver agreements with other countries, allowing travellers to enter the country without a visa. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigeria Air Fiasco - Even the Idea Couldn't Fly!

[Daily Trust] Blaming their failures on past governments has become the stock response of the current administration, but there are some failures they simply can't blame on others. Recently so much hype was created over the rebirth of a national carrier to replace the defunct Nigerian Airways. The "powers that be" could have chosen to imitate successful operations in Egypt, Ethiopia or South Africa, instead they decided to do things the Nigerian way. It was a disaster waiting to happen, an absurdity which culminated in (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Uganda Falls Back On 10-Year Plan for Public Sector Reform

[East African] In an effort to cut government expenditure and stop duplication of roles, Uganda is scrapping some agencies and authorities and merging others. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:A Requiem for Nigeria Air

[Guardian] Against the backdrop of the massive corruption and ineptitude that plague Nigeria presently, the decision by the Federal Government to suspend the much advertised new national airline named, Nigeria Air, is a positive step in the right direction. Let the suspension be indefinite and let the idea fizzle out from there so that the pipe is plugged. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Resort Areas Must Be Accessible - VP Chiwenga

[The Herald] Government will ensure resort areas in Zimbabwe are accessible to all visitors targeting the country as a tourist destination, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has said. Government is also making it a priority that Kariba Resort is accessible by air and road. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:U.S., Australia Endorse Zim Tourism Brand

[The Herald] Victoria Falls -Australian and United States' consuls met tour operators in Hwange and Victoria Falls where they reaffirmed their countries' renewed support for Zimbabwe as a safe destination. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Zimparks Begins Jumbo Translocations

[The Herald] The relocation of 100 elephants from the Save Valley Conservancy to Rifa Safari area in Hurungwe has begun with eight of the wild animals being released in the Zambezi Valley, recently. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Jaricha Crowned Miss Tourism Zim

[The Herald] After dropping out of the Miss Tourism Zimbabwe finals two years ago because of pending law exams, Manicaland beauty Tafadzwa Jaricha re-entered the contest this year and claimed the crown on Saturday evening. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Zimparks Extends Vic Falls Viewing Time

[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks), has extended cut off time to view the Victoria Falls from 7pm to 10pm and also introduced a coterie of activities as it moves to capitalise on the anticipated boom in tourism receipts. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kenya Loses Out to Rwanda On Conference Hosting

[East African] The Kenyan hospitality industry is losing out millions of shillings annually to its Rwandan counterpart as the international community shifts focus on conference hosting to the neighbouring country. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Youths Urged to Take Up Tourism

[The Herald] Acting President Kembo Mohadi has described the tourism industry as a key building bloc towards Zimbabwe's vision to become a middle income economy by 2030 and called for increased youth participation in the sector. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Stakeholders Divided Over Suspended National Carrier

[Guardian] Lagos and Abuja -Stakeholders in the aviation sector are divided over the fate of the national carrier. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Miss Tourism Ready to Roar in Bulawayo

[The Herald] Twenty one beauties will battle for the crown at Miss Tourism Zimbabwe final to be held in Bulawayo tomorrow. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Firm Ropes in Diasporans to Harness Funds

[The Herald] The Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group (DIDG), which won the tender to recapitalise the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) to the tune of $400 million, is broadening its shareholder base to other Zimbabweans in the Diaspora. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:North West Tourism Honours the Best in the Tourism Sector Through Lilizela Awards, 21 Sept

[Govt of SA] The Department of Tourism will on Friday the 21st of September 2018 honor the best of the best within the Tourism Sector in the North West Province with Lilizela awards. The event that will be held in the evening at the Rio Casino Resort in Klerksdorp. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Inaugural Nobhiyana Madondo Lecture Hosted By the Pietermaritzburg Tourism Association


Seychelles:New Mobile Phone APP Lets Visitors to Seychelles Book Accommodation, Learn About Attractions

[Seychelles News Agency] Visitors who plan to travel to Seychelles will now be able to find the best itineraries, learn more about the destination and have a travel guide in their pocket with the launch of a new 3-in-1 mobile application. (AllAfrica)

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