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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: Which Four Destinations on the Continent Are Cool for Travellers?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Four African destinations have made it on to National Geographic Traveller's Cool List for 2019. (AllAfrica)

Africa: How to Unlock Continent's Tourism Potential

[Brookings] How to unlock Africa's tourism potential? In order to answer this question and help bridge the gap and offer business and policy leaders with Africa's biggest opportunities and perspectives in the sector, the Brookings's Africa Growth Initiative has just released a report entitled "Africa's tourism potential: Trends, drivers, opportunities, and strategies." (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Wood, Tourism and ICT Exhibitors Shine At the Made in Rwanda Expo 2018

[New Times] The fourth edition of the annual Made in Rwanda Expo 2018 recently concluded with significant interest from many visitors and potential clients for the locally produced wood and ICT products and tourism activities that were largely driven by their high quality. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Commotion As Lagos-Bound Emirates Airline Plane Develops Fault

[Premium Times] Passengers on board an Emirates airline from Dubai to Lagos in the early hours of Sunday protested as the scheduled flight developed fault just as it was about leaving the Dubai airport. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Traffic Crashes Are Leading Killer of Children - WHO

[VOA] The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for urgent action to put a brake on road traffic crashes that kill 1.35 million people every year, mostly in poor developing countries. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Again, Emirates Flight to Lagos Delayed Due to Faulty Aircraft

[Premium Times] A second attempt at flying passengers to Lagos by Emirates Airlines was aborted Sunday morning as another pilot opted out of using the aircraft for the journey. (AllAfrica)

Africa: IATA Calls for Safer Skies and Affordable Flights

[East African] Africa has made significant progress towards safer skies, but governments need to show more commitment to reform if the gains are to be sustained. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Bombardier Troubled, but Uganda Keeps the Faith

[East African] Uganda Airlines does not see any imminent risk in its choice of Bombardier's CRJ as the mainstay of its regional fleet, as questions mount over the Canadian aircraft manufacturer's future in the global aerospace industry. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Sudan Airfares Take Third Hike in 2018

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Domestic and foreign airfares in Sudan have increased by up to 60 per cent; the third increase of this year alone. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Tang Palace Hotel to Build On Successes - GM

[Ghanaian Times] Tang Palace Hotel has hosted media practitioners in the country to a dinner aimed at acknowledging their support in the hospitality industry. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Airlines Wins Race to Partner Ghana for Home-Based Carrier

[Ghanaian Times] Ethiopian Airlines has been selected as the strategic partner for the proposed new home-based carrier. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Why Rwanda is Targeting Chinese Tourists

[New Times] Rwanda's recent focus on the Chinese market for tourism is largely based on the growth in consumption by Asian the country's citizens in global tourism. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Rwanda to Build Ecotourism Park in Kigali

[IPS] Rwanda's capital city Kigali will be home to a 134 hectare urban park in the city's biggest valley in 2020. The Nyandungu Urban Wetland Eco-Tourism Park will conserve wetlands and habitat for wildlife while providing walking and cycling trails, fish ponds and botanical gardens for residents and tourists. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigeria Loses Over $1bn Annually to Medical Tourism

[This Day] The Group Medical Director of the Reddington Hospital Group, Dr. Olatunde Lalude, has stated that Nigeria loses over $1billion yearly to medical tourism, as a result of the country's poor healthcare system. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: UK Travel Advisory Warns Citizens of Potential Terror Attacks in South Africa

[Gov.UK] Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in South Africa. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners such as shopping areas in major cities. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Coast Hotels Record Over 80% Bookings This Christmas

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Tourism and hospitality industry players at the Coast are recording a high occupancy rate of above 80 per cent this Christmas holiday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Water Safety Tips When Swimming

[SAPS] Members of the public are warned to be extra-cautious while swimming at the sea, dams, rivers or swimming pools. This warning comes after a number of people have drowned recently in the parts of KwaZulu-Natal province. Educational campaigns and awareness were made in the province to promote safety at recreational facilities or at sea. As the festive season is upon us, drowning is an ever-present risk when people go on outings to rivers, beaches, dams and swimming pools. Many incidents of drowning are linke (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Include Domestic Tourism in Syllabus - GTA

[Ghanaian Times] God's Grace International School Displaying their Prizes and Certificates. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Gastronomic Tourism - Making Cameroon's Destination Attractive

[Cameroon Tribune] Following is the press release from the 19th session of the National Tourism Board. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: SAA Marks 20 Years of Nigeria Operations

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -SOUTH African Airways (SAA) is celebrating 20 years of flights to Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Joburg Retains Ranking As Top Africa Destination

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -JOHANNESBURG is the most popular destination city in Africa. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Tourism - Nigeria Compiles List of Festivals Nationwide

[Daily Trust] The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said his ministry will soon produce a compendium of festivals across the country as part of efforts to boost tourism and showcase the country's diverse cultures. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Judges Rule Against Racist Guest House Owner

[News24Wire] Two judges have confirmed an Equality Court finding that Sodwana Bay Guest Lodge owner Andre Slade was guilty of racist hate speech when he claimed that white people were superior to black people. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Overtakes Dubai as Air Passengers' Gateway to Africa

[ForwardKeys] The extraordinary rise of Ethiopia as a destination and a transfer hub for long-haul travel to Sub-Saharan Africa has been revealed in the latest findings from ForwardKeys which predicts future travel patterns by analysing 17 million flight booking transactions a day. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Ethiopian Airlines Wins Best Carrier Award

[Guardian] Ethiopian Airlines has won the African Airlines Association's (AFRAA) Best Airlines in Africa Award 2018 for the seventh year in a row. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Taxpayers Can't Keep Bailing Out Broken Airline

[The Conversation Africa] R21 billion: that's how much South Africa's beleaguered national carrier, South African Airways (SAA), says it needs to keep running. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Air Peace Takes Delivery of Sixth Embraer Jet

[Guardian] Air Peace has taken delivery of another 50-seater Embraer 145 jet, bringing the number of such aircraft in its fleet to six. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: New Cruise Boat for Victoria Falls

[The Herald] SHEARWATER Adventures has acquired a 100-seater up-market cruise boat to cater for executive tourist clientele. The two-deck boat was manufactured by a Bulawayo company at a cost of about $500 000 and is already in Victoria Falls ready for use on the Zambezi River. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Why Zimbabwe Might Just Offer Africa's Best Safari Experience

[The Herald] As a child, the ultimate treat was a day out to Knowsley Safari Park, a mere mile from my Merseyside home. However, it being the 70s and us not having a car, we would have to wait for four-wheeled visitors to take us. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: AfDB Pumps U.S.$629 Million in the Tourism Sector

[Malawi News Agency] Salima -Malawi Tourism sector is expected to have a major face lift after the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) has pumped in K 7.5 billion for the Promoting Investment and Competitiveness in the Tourism Sector (PICTS) project. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: ASRTI Canvasses Promotion of Tourism Destinations

[Guardian] Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative (ASRTI) has called on government at all levels and private sectors to promote tourism and make Nigeria a tourism destination. (AllAfrica)

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