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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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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)

Tanzania:TTB, ATCL Begin Joint Marketing Drive in India

[Daily News] TANZANIA Tourist Board (TTB) and Air Tanzania Company will jointly stage a tourist-cum-travel exposition in major India's cities from next Monday in strategic marketing drive aimed at tapping from India's huge tourism market. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Govt to Study Vat Impact On Tourism Services

[Daily News] THE government is putting measures in place to embark on an intensive research to find out the impact of the new imposed Value Added Tax (VAT) in tourism services, the National Assembly was told here yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:'Why Nigerian Travel, Tourism Sector Lag Behind'

[Guardian] Perennial lack of a clear destination marketing strategy, and synergy among stakeholders were yesterday, identified as the main reasons Nigeria's travel and tourism sectors are still underdeveloped, compared to other countries in Africa. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:Mussa Attends Tourism Indaba in Zimbabwe, Touts Digital Tourism

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe, 13 September 2018: This year Malawi joined other 23 countries to participate at the 2018 Sanganai/ Hlanganani World Travel Expo which was held from 6th to 8th September, 2018 at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair Grounds in Bulawayo. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Govt Urged to Revamp National Theatre to Boost Tourism

[This Day] The Managing Director of Jumia's hotel and flight booking services, Omolara Adagunodo has urged the federal government to redirect its attention to revamping one of Nigeria's oldest tourism products, the National Theatre, adding that it will yield massive revenue for the tourism sector. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:'Why Nigerian Tourism Sector Lags Behind Amid Huge Potential'

[Guardian] Lack of clear destination marketing strategy and synergy among stakeholders has been identified as the bane of Nigerian travel and tourism sector. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Government Cautions Public On World Ventures

[New Times] World Ventures, a firm that that has been branding itself as a multi-level travel company has been deemed as a possible pyramid scheme by the government. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles:Argentina Can Learn From Seychelles' Tourism Industry, New Ambassador Says

[Seychelles News Agency] Increasing cooperation and developing the commercial ties between Seychelles and Argentina even further are the main areas of focus outlined by the new ambassador to the island nation. (AllAfrica)

Ghana:Increase Contribution of Tourism Sector to National Development- - Vice President Bawumia

[Ghana Govt.] Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, has challenged stakeholders in the tourism industry to do more to increase the contribution of the sector to national development. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Promoting Domestic Tourism

[The Herald] Whenever a road trip is being planned, the logistics part is always a present headache. (AllAfrica)

Angola:Number of Visiting Tourists Fall

[ANGOP] Benguela -Around 25,000 tourists visited the Benguela province in the first half of this year, less 7,000 from the same period last year, said the president of the local Association of Hotels, Resorts and Similar, Jorge Gabriel. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Invasive Weeds Now Threaten Tz Tourism

[Citizen] Arusha -Tourism, the multi-million dollar industry, would suffer considerably if the proliferation of invasive plant species in protected areas is not contained in the long run. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:JKIA Still Chaotic and Haphazard Travel Hub

[East African] The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, the biggest travel hub in the region, has evolved over the past three years following major expansion works. Not everything is for the better. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Council of Tourism Refocuses

[The Herald] THE Zimbabwe Council of Tourism (ZCT) has re-branded and morphed into the Tourism Business Council of Zimbabwe (TBCZ) a move that is expected to see the Travel and Tourism representative board broadening its scope and grow the tourism industry. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Huge Turnout At Sanganai Expo

[The Herald] Several companies were still trickling to Bulawayo yesterday for the on-going 11th edition of the Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo, which has received overwhelming response from local exhibitors and international buyers. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:African Sun Profit Up 672%

[The Herald] Hospitality group, African Sun Limited, reported earnings growth for the half year to June 30, 2018 as operating profit surged 672 percent to $3,8 million on good business during election period. (AllAfrica)

Africa:We Come to Zimbabwe Because of Mugabe - Ghana Tourism Boss

[New Zimbabwe] GHANAIAN tourism buyer's delegation said Tuesday that they came to Zimbabwe due to cordial relations established between his country and Zimbabwe under former president Robert Mugabe. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Hemingways Watamu Hosts 2018 Humpback Whale Watching Excursion

[Capital FM] Watamu -Hotel operator Hemingways Collection has welcomed the launch of the Twin Migration Campaign by the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife that seeks to boost tourist numbers during the annual migration of wildebeests in the Masai Mara and that of humpback whales in Watamu beach. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:New Startup Accelerator to Nurture Technology Innovations in Tourism

[New Times] A new startup accelerator, 'HuzaX', has debuted in Rwanda and is aiming at accelerating digital tourism in the country through mentoring and investing in students and early stage startups. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Mutare Mulls Night Tourism

[The Herald] Mutare City Council will be exhibiting at this year's Sanganai/Hlanganani business expo in Bulawayo with a view of selling the idea of night tourism to potential investors. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Hotel Fires All Staff

[Monitor] Kampala -The management of the 300-room Pearl of Africa Hotel on Nakasero Hill, in central Kampala, has ordered all its employees to sign fresh contracts as casual labourers. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:South Africa's Sun International to Exit Nigeria After Investigation

[Premium Times] South African hotel and gaming group, Sun International, said on Monday it expects an investigation into a shareholder dispute in Nigeria to be completed shortly, before it would finally exit the country. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:'Promote African Tourism'

[The Herald] Ghanaian buyers who are in the country for this year's edition of Sanganai/Hlanganani World Travel and Tourism Expo, have said African tourist destinations should champion an "Africa for Africa" strategy as a way of boosting continental visits. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Rwanda to Promote Investment, Tourism Sector in China

[The Exchange] East African nation Rwanda is set to investment and tourism sector in China for an entire week. Both the Embassy of Rwanda to China and the Rwanda embassy in China confirmed of the tour. Rwanda Development Board (RDB) will be working with the latter party throughout the touring period in the East Asian nation. (AllAfrica)

Africa:China in Mauritius - Gateway to Africa or Forgotten Friend?

[African Arguments] China and Mauritius will reassert their friendship again at FOCAC, but is it just a matter of time before Beijing outgrows its tiny partner? (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:MP Plans to Boost Cultural Tourism

[The Herald] The Member of Parliament for Guruve South Cde Patrick Dutiro has said he plans to ensure that the constituency regains its status as the cultural centre of Mashonaland Central through the revival of Tengenenge, Matusadona and Namanechi Game Park known for unique Bushman paintings across Africa. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:NIS Urges Passport Applicants to Use Online Portal

[Guardian] Abuja -The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) yesterday charged passport applicants to use its online application and payment portal to reduce the stress and long hours of waiting to process the document. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles:5 Great Hotels in Seychelles Recognised By Condé Nast Traveler

[Seychelles News Agency] Five hotels in Seychelles are featured among the recipients of the 2018 Condé Nast Traveler China Gold List awards. The award ceremony was held on August 18, in Beijing, China. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Tourism Raked in U.S.$438 Million in 2017

[New Times] The tourism sector fetched $438M in revenues in 2017 up from $404M in the previous year, the Rwanda Development Board Annual Report shows. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Cultural Affairs and Tourism Minister Outlines Strategic Vision

[Observer] First tourism investment conference expected before year-end (AllAfrica)

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