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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: The Rare Ethiopian Destinations to See in a Lifetime

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia has proved itself as a place for seasoned travellers. The country features beaches, stunning green valleys, as well as Fire Lake filled ravines. A peaceful tranquillity flows in Ethiopia, a country known for its historical sanctuaries, temples, palaces and stunning natural creations. Step into this paradise a natural extravaganza where you witness the country's rare and breath-taking destinations and lavish amenities in some of the world class accommodations in the most elegant hotels in the count (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Unemployed Free State Youth Get a Foot in Tourism Business

[] Pretoria -The lives of 100 unemployed youths from the Free State are set to change for the better after being inducted into the tourism industry. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Why Air Travel, Tourism Contribute Only 1.7 Percent to GDP

[Guardian] World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has estimated that air travel and tourism in Nigeria contributed 1.7 per cent to the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2016. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Experts Canvass Interline Arrangements in Local Flight Operation

[Guardian] Experts in the aviation sector have reiterated the importance of interline agreements among local operators, to help them manage operational cost; optimise capacity and services to customers. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Odili and the Inauguration of Wike's Pleasure Park

[This Day] Christian Chukwu writes that the newly inaugurated Port Harcourt Pleasure Park by the former Rivers State governor, Dr. Peter Odili will conserve foreign exchange for the country and attract visitors from across the world to the state (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: ADA, OAS Partner to Provide Helicopter Services to Nigeria's Oil Industry

[This Day] United Arab Emirates helicopter company, Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) has completed steps to invest in Nigeria economy by joining forces with a Nigerian indigenous aircraft charter operator, OAS Helicopters. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Air Peace Boss Commends FG for Upgrading Airports Landing Aids

[This Day] The Chairman and CEO of Air Peace, Chief Allen Onyema has commended the federal government for providing category two Instrument Landing System (ILS) and improved communication system at nation's major airports. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Ethiopia Airlines Renegotiating Management Contract for Arik Air With FG

[This Day] After few months of prevarication, THISDAY can authoritatively report that the Ethiopia Airlines has been negotiating management contract for Arik Air, which was taken over by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) in February this year owing to the debts owed it by the owners of the airline. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Firm to Invest U.S.$20 Billion in Aircraft Leasing Facility

[This Day] African Aircraft Leasing Company (AALC) plans to invest about $20billion in aircraft leasing facility in Nigeria. The proposed investment will enable indigenous airlines lease aircraft at cheaper rate and without the present cumbersome processes. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Extortion At MMIA Continues Unabated

[This Day] Many Nigerians with international travel experience would notice that it is only in Nigeria's international airports that security operatives conduct physical search of checked-in bags on the screening table. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Why Running an Airline Is Expensive in Nigeria

[This Day] Lack of indigenous expertise, offshore training and aircraft maintenance, experts say, are the major reasons the airline business doesn't thrive in Nigeria, writes Chinedu Eze (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Relatively, the Best - Majority Say of Budget

[Daily News] Majority people yesterday hailed the 2017/18 budget estimates, describing it as a stimulant of economic sectors and poverty alleviation efforts. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Taxmen Observe Rules When Collecting Revenue - Dr Mpango

[Daily News] The government has condemned rowdy practice during tax collection and taxmen should observe laid down rules and regulations. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Govt Angles to Regain Cleanest Country Status

[New Era] Windhoek -The Ministry of Environment and Tourism is determined to ensure Namibia returns to its glory days of enjoying its former status as the cleanest country in Africa. Namibia has lost its historical title of being the cleanest country in Africa due to the increasing amount of waste accumulating along its national roads, in towns and in villages. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius: Workshop to Focus On Innovation and Progress in Sustainable Tourism

[Government of Mauritius] The University of Mauritius, in collaboration with James Cook University, Australia, would organise the "2017 BEST EN (Building Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Education Network) XVII Think Tank" from 14 to 17 June 2017. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: 'Packages Critical in Attracting Tourists'

[The Herald] Acting President Emerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday said there is need to package tourism products that the country offers in an innovative way in order to attract more visitors.VP Mnangagwa was speaking at the national launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. He said major tourist destinations like the Victoria Falls offered little else of interest to tourists besides viewing the falls. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Former Mauritian Leader Calls for Strong Ties Between Private Sector and Govt in Zanzibar

[Citizen] Zanzibar -Former Finance Minister and Deputy Premier of Mauritius, Dr Ramakrishna Sithanen on Wednesday called for the strengthening of partnerships between the private sector and the government in an effort to boost economic growth in Zanzibar. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigerian Carriers Lost 60% Regional, International Passengers

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Capacity constraints have clipped the wings of Nigerian airlines on the regional and international fronts with their operations reducing by over 60 per cent from 2016 till date; checks by Daily Trust have shown. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Cabinet Hails SA's Business Tourism Ranking

[] Pretoria -Cabinet has welcomed the 2017 report from the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), which continues to rank South Africa as the top business events destination in Africa and the Middle East. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Govt Aims for 1,8 Million Tourists By 2022

[Namibian] Namibia hopes to have a diversified and competitive tourism sector which attracts 1,8 million tourists by 2022, according to the recently released fifth National Development Plan (NDP5). (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Govt Must Push for Swift Resolution of Diplomatic Row With China Over Ivory

[Observer] Uganda has been drawn into a diplomatic row with China, the world's second-largest economy, over controversial ivory trafficking claims in a recent letter authored by President Museveni. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Government Scores in Tourism Sector

[Monitor] The Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities is one of Uganda's fast-rising ministries with figures to show that it contributed close to Shs7.3 billion to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the financial year 2015/2016. Tourism contributes 10 per cent of GDP, accodring to latest statistics from the tourism ministry. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Town Council Geared for First Ever Expo

[New Era] Rundu -Nkurenkuru Town Council is gearing up to host its first ever Expo, which is scheduled to take place from June 28 to July 2 this year under the theme "Transforming Nkurenkuru into an industrial and tourism hub". (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Acting President Mnangagwa Speaks On Roadblocks

[The Herald] Acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday urged the ministries of Tourism and Hospitality Industry and Home of Affairs to strike a balance between public safety and the convenience of tourists in the wake of complaints of harassment at roadblocks. Cde Mnangagwa said this in Harare yesterday at the launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Qatar Flights Using Somali Airspace After Gulf Ban

[Shabelle] A Somali civil aviation official says at least 15 Qatar Airways flights have used Somalia's airspace since Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations moved to sever links with the Gulf nation. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe Congratulates Tourism Buddies Graduates in Free State

[Govt of SA] The Deputy Minister of Tourism Elizabeth Thabethe was in the Free State to recognise and congratulate Tourism Buddies at a graduation ceremony held at the Indoor Sports Centre in Motse Thabong, Welkom today. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenya Airways Seeks Nod to Convert Government Debt to Equity

[East African] Kenya Airways is banking on the conversion of its debt, owed to the Kenyan government, into equity as part of efforts to fly out of a financial crisis that has dodged it for the last three years. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: US Bars Staff, Citizens From Using Air Zimbabwe - Report

[News24Wire] The United States embassy in Zimbabwean capital Harare has reportedly barred its citizens and staff from traveling on the southern African country's troubled national airline, Air Zimbabwe, citing safety concerns. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Uganda Wild Authority Captures Man-Eating Crocodile

[Monitor] Kampala -Residents of Masindi, Nakasongola and Kiryandongo districts are breathing a sigh of relief after a crocodile suspected to have eaten three children in the area in the last two months was captured on Friday. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Uganda - Miles Ahead in Tourism

[Monitor] On a recent visit to Thailand, a country that I really like and admire, we were faced with very hot weather. As a matter of fact, in all my travels to Thailand, I rarely saw Bangkok cool and fresh. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Global Hotel Chains Venture Into Zanzibar

[East African] Global hotel chain Marriott International has announced that it will open a hotel in Zanzibar to tap into the isle's tourism business. (AllAfrica)

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