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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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Ethiopia:Ethiopian Airlines to Start Addis-Chicago Flight

[Guardian] Ethiopian Airlines Group has announced that it will commence direct flight from Addis Ababa to Chicago effective from June 2, 2018. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:At Nigeria Travel Award, NTDC Boss Tasks Stakeholders On Domestic Tourism

[Guardian] The Pearlwort Hotel & Suites, Ikeja, Lagos, recently played host to practitioners and stakeholders in the country's travel, tourism and hospitality sector, who converged at the venue for the second edition of Nigeria Travel Awards. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Suspected Thieves Burgle Air Peace Plane At Lagos Airport

[Guardian] Suspected burglars late on Thursday allegedly attacked an Air Peace aircraft while taxing at the Murtala Muhammad Airport (MMA) in Lagos. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:'Governor Ambode Is Receptive to Innovation That Will Drive Lagos Tourism Agenda'

[Guardian] The Governor of Lagos State Mr Akinwunmi Ambode is ever receptive to innovation in driving and achieving optimum development in Lagos State, especially in the creative industry, hospitality management and the entire tourism value-chain development. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Ooni of Ife Excites With New Resort

[This Day] Since he ascended the throne, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi's dream, among others, is to turn the ancient city of Ile- Ife into a place that will attract tourists all over the world. Interestingly, the dream is becoming a reality. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Taraba Approves N104 Billion Budget for 2018

[Daily Trust] Jalingo -The Taraba State House of Assembly has approved N104.2bn as the 2018 budget for the state as against the proposed estimate of N98bn earlier presented by Governor Darius Ishaku. In a plenary session presided over by Speaker of the House, Abel Peter Diah the House, in an unanimous decision approved passage of the bill into law. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Addressing the Airport Infrastructure Deficit

[This Day] The International Air Transport Association has called on member states to improve their airport infrastructure in order to secure the aviation industry for the future. Chinedu Eze x-rays the efforts being made in Nigeria to modernise airport facilities for the projected double growth of passenger traffic from 2023. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Measures to Revive Tourism Sector On Cards

[The Herald] Government is set to introduce a cocktail of measures to resuscitate and capacitate the tourism industry including changing the visa regime to enable tourists to apply for visas at the port of entry, speeding immigration clearance time, building new airports and refurbishing existing ones. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Perennial Shortage of Aviation Fuel

[This Day] There are key factors that determine the growth and success of an airport: facilities, including navigational aids, traffic, aircraft maintenance, facilitation, fuel supply and price of fuel. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Provincial Magazine On the Cards - Govt

[The Herald] Government has partnered with private sector stakeholders to come up with a magazine that is expected to sell Manicaland as a tourist destination and lure more investment into the province. The project, which is being spearheaded by Manicaland Provincial Affairs Minister Monica Mutsvangwa, will be launched next month. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Tourism Sector Grows By 20% in Election Year to Net Sh120 Billion

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Tourism sector defied poll jitters to post a 20.3 percent growth in 2017 recording Sh120bn revenue up from Sh99bn in 2016. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Tourism Authority to Host National Tourism Sector Strategy

[263Chat] The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry (MOTHI) are set to host the National Tourism Strategic Sector (NTSS) Consultative Workshops tour across various provinces in Zimbabwe between 8 and 23 February 2018. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Lawmakers to Visit Arik, Aero Airlines Over AMCON Takeover

[Guardian] The House of Representatives Committee on Banking and Currency, has said it will soon pay a visit to Arik and Aero airlines for on-the-spot assessment of recent positive developments at the two airlines since their take over by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).The Committee Chairman, Hon. Jones Chukwudi Onyereri, disclosed this Tuesday, in Abuja, when he led members on a routine oversight function at the Corporate Head Office of AMCON in Maitama, Abuja. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Union Threatens to Strike After Ticket Officer Stabbed

[News24Wire] While Cape Town's central train line remains closed due to vandalism, the United National Transport Union (UNTU) on Wednesday warned that it would withdraw the services of its members after four ticket officers were attacked on the city's northern line. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Global Aviation Body Urges Govts to Address Infrastructure Challenges

[New Times] The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged governments to urgently address the infrastructure challenges airlines face to secure the industry's future. Alexandre de Juniac, IATA's director general and CEO, said there are worrying infrastructure gaps, which are increasing operational costs and, thus affecting the profitability of the sector. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Govt Approves Tourism Pay Rise

[The Herald] Government, through the Ministry of Labour and social Welfare, has approved a pay increase of between 2,4 percent and 14 percent for workers in the tourism industry. The adjustments will see the least paid worker in sector 1 taking home $259, 62 up from $253, 62 while the least paid in sector one B now pockets $211 up from 205. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Tourism Earnings Up As Promotion Drive Pays Off

[Daily News] TRAVEL receipts rose by over 450bn/- to reach 5.14tri/- last year up from 4.68tri/- in 2016 due to an increase in the number of tourist arrivals as an outcome of promotion by the government and private sector. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Rainmaker Attracts 3.84 Million Prospective Visitors

[New Era] Windhoek -In December 2017, the unique rainmaker VISTA.360 virtual tours, powered by Google Street View Trusted, was viewed by more than 3 million people. This means that 3 million potential guests are focused on Namibia as a destination, which in itself has been described as an incredible milestone for the local tourism industry. A month later, that figure already increased to 3.84 million and it keeps growing due to rainmaker's activities. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Liberalizing African Skies for African Airlines

[Ethiopian Herald] Aviation is an engine for economic development; and in the case of Africa, it supports 7 million jobs whilst contributing more than 70 billion to GDP. However, compared to the rest of the world, the numbers are very low. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Could Golf Be the New Tourism Frontier for Rwanda?

[New Times] The country's only golf facility, the Kigali Golf Club, is the youngest in the East African region, and one of the youngest in the world. Established 30 years ago, it is still work in progress in all aspects of the word. (AllAfrica)

Angola:Over 50 Angolan and Foreign Tourists Visit Mbanza Kongo

[ANGOP] Mbanza Kongo -A group of 51 Angolan and foreign citizens visited last weekend the Mbanza kongo City, its world heritage site and capital of the northern Zaire Province. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Direct Flight to Belgium to Transport Flowers Takes Off

[Addis Fortune] The Airlines plans to transport 130tns of flowers in three direct flights weekly (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Anti-Graft Body Arrests UNWTO Officials Accused of Looting

[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday arrested Gender Commission chairperson Margaret Sangarwe and other officials that were involved in the organisation of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) conference held in Victoria Falls in 2013, after it emerged that they allegedly swindled the State of millions of dollars. The Herald is reliably informed that former Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Walter Mzembi, who played a key role in the organisation of the global tourism (AllAfrica)

Djibouti:Kuriftu Ceases Catering At Ethio-Djibouti Railway

[Addis Fortune] Since last Monday, travellers are not being served any meal in 15 hours of travel to and from Djibouti (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:U.S.$13m Poured Into First-Ever Mall at Victoria Falls

[New Zimbabwe] Victoria Falls -Restructuring conglomerate Zimre Holdings Limited (ZHL), through its Zimre Property Investments, has started constructing a $13 million multi-purpose shopping mall in the resort town. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:New Airport for Kariba . . . Move to Boost Tourism

[The Herald] Kariba Municipality has availed land to Government for the construction of a new airport that is expected to boost tourism in the prime destination. Speaking after visiting Kariba Airport last Friday, Transport and Infrastructure Development Minister Joram Gumbo said locations for new airports have already been identified in Beitbridge and Mutare. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:70,000 Nigerians Visit Chinese Province in One Year

[Daily Trust] Mr Wale Oloko, the Consul-General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Ghuangzhuo, China on Monday announced that no fewer than 70,000 Nigerians visited Guangzhou, in the Guangdong Province of China in 2016. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Air Peace Establishes Subsidiary to Manage New Fleet

[This Day] With the delivery of the first of the six Embraer 145 New Generation aircraft ordered, fast rising Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, has established a subsidiary to manage the new fleet. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Latitude Hotels to Open New Property in Kampala

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Hotel chain, Latitude Hotels Group, plans to open up a new hotel facility in Kampala as it seeks presence in the East African region. This follows the opening of similar facilities in Malawi and Zambia in 2012 and 2014, respectively. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Hajj Commission Proposes N1.56 Billion for 2018

[This Day] Abuja -The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has proposed the sum of N1.56 billion for its 2018 budget estimates, with N617. 4 million as overhead and N344.7 million as personnel cost. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Mupfumira, Kaseke Clash Over Domestic Tourism Figures

[New Zimbabwe] Tourism and Hospitality Minister, Priscah Mupfumira and Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) Chief Executive, Karikoga Kaseke Thursday gave two different views regarding the state of the country's domestic tourism. (AllAfrica)

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