News : Ecotourism

Zimbabwe: 1 Million More Zimbabweans Added to Poor Bracket - World Bank

[New Zimbabwe] Extreme poverty in Zimbabwe has risen to 34 percent, with 1 million more citizens now added to the existing 4.7 million, World Bank (WB) said in a recent Poverty and Equity brief. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Solimar Int'l Releases Report On National Ecotourism Development Study

[Observer] Mr. C. Mike Doryen accepted and endorsed the National Ecotourism Study report, which he classified as vital road map for the sector. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 94 Million Nigerians Live Below Poverty Line - Oxfam

[Premium Times] Oxfam International says no fewer than 94,470,535 million people in Nigeria live below extreme poverty line, according to the latest World Poverty Clock. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Civil Society Groups to Shut Down Johannesburg Business District

[News24Wire] Civil society groups are expected to assemble in the early hours of Friday morning to peacefully march against sexual, gender-based violence and femicide. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenya Bids to Host 2021 UNWTO General Assembly

[Capital FM] Kenya is bidding to host the 24th edition of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly in 2021; when the congregation of the UNWTO members meets for its bi-annual, 23rd session this week in St Petersburg, Russia. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Revenue From Gorilla Tourism Grows By 25%

[New Times] Revenue from Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park grew by 25 per cent in 2018 to $19.2M from the previous year, latest Rwanda Development Board data indicates. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Premier Ngirente Calls for More India, Africa Business Partnerships

[New Times] Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has implored business leaders from India and Africa to partner in driving digital transformation and sustain their business growth. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Balala Urges Tourism Players to Unite

[Capital FM] Cabinet Secretary for Tourism Najib Balala has called on tourism and travel players to operate as one entity to continue boosting the performance of the sector. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Finance Minister Ncube Promises to Reduce Tax Burden

[Zimbabwe Independent] Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube has promised relief on some taxes ahead of his interim budget on July 31, 2019, as a mid-term fiscal review statement measure to cushion people against the continuous erosion of disposable incomes, it has emerged. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: 'Brace for the Worst As Zim Dollar Returns'

[263Chat] A local economist, Victor Bhoroma has urged Zimbabweans to brace for the worst following a recent move by government to re-introduce the local currency while outlawing the multi-currency regime. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Develop a Mindset Shift Towards an Export Culture

[Zimbabwe Independent] Recent data from ZimStat indicate that Zimbabwe had a trade deficit of US$2,3 billion in 2018. As a country, we have lost the export culture that was prevalent in the 1990s where manufacturers were eager to venture into exports and our export basket was dominated by value-added products. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Avengers Adopts Atiku, Threatens to Crumble Economy If Buhari Rigs Poll

[Vanguard] Militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, has warned that if President Muhammadu Buhari rigs his way back to office, it would once again cripple the country's economy. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Rwanda Targets U.S.$74 Million From Conference Tourism This Year

[New Times] The year 2019 looks brighter for the country's conference tourism sector, which is expected to fetch $74 million by June, according to Rwanda Convention Bureau. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Boost Your Security to Retain Tourists, Balala Tells Hoteliers

[Nation] Hoteliers have been advised to be vigilant and improve their security to attract more tourists. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: 19 December #Shutdown Mthuli Ncube Office

[] The Amalgamated Rural Teachers' Union of Zimbabwe, ARTUZ caravan march continues unabated despite numerous problems and barriers thrown our way by forces of evil. From illegal arrests, threats of violence and even death by confirmed and suspected state agents. (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)

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)

Rwanda: Kigali Hotels Buoyed By Surge in Visitor Numbers

[New Times] Campaigns like Visit Rwanda have boosted the visibility of the country (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Kigali Faces Shortage of Hotel Rooms as Number of Visitors Rises

[New Times] If you are planning a trip to Kigali, make sure you book your hotel room well in advance. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles: Constance Ephelia Resort in Seychelles Recognized As Environmentally Friendly 5 Straight Years

[Seychelles News Agency] Constance Ephelia Seychelles was recently awarded gold status by Green Globe after the resort was certified as an environmentally friendly tourist establishment for five consecutive years. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Spotlighting Innovation for Infrastructure – CCA's Florie Liser

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -The 25-year-old Washington, DC-based Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) is hosting on 5-6 November in Johannesburg its first U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference to be held outside the United States. As the best-known business association focused solely on connecting American business interests with Africa, CCA members include most U.S. companies engaged with the continent. Florie Liser served as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa from 2003 until she took over as CCA's third president and CEO l (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Dangote Cement Records N158 Billion Profit After Tax in Nine Months

[This Day] Leading cement manufacturing company and most capitalised stock on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Dangote Cement Plc, yesterday reported a profit after tax (PAT) of N158.227 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2018. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigeria Loses $6bn Freight Cost Yearly to Maritime Piracy

[This Day] The federal government is losing $6 billion on freight cost yearly to piracy in Nigerian waters, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, has disclosed. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Hospitality Industry on the Rise Despite Past Challenges

[Nation] The country's hospitality industry is on an upward growth trajectory, having been resilient and surmounting numerous challenges over the years to secure a place for itself among the top in Africa. (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)

Rwanda:Tourism Sector Opening Up Opportunities for Businesses

[New Times] The continued growth of the local tourism industry is increasingly opening up opportunities for Rwandans across the country. (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)

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)

Rwanda:Rwandan Cultural Dance Troupe Visits Arsenal Training Ground

[New Times] A Rwandan cultural troupe paid a surprise visit to Arsenal Football club's training ground, London Colney--in Hertfordshire, and performed to a cheerful group of players and the coaching staff yesterday, the club said today. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigeria's Mangrove Largest in Africa, Third Globally

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Nigeria's mangrove ecosystem is said to be the largest in Africa and the third largest in the world spanning about 10,000 square kilometres, from Badagry in the West to Calabar in the South, an expert has said. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Rwanda Targets U.S.$74 Million From Conference Tourism

[New Times] Rwanda is looking to nearly double its revenues from conference tourism, Clare Akamanzi, the chief executive of Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has said. (AllAfrica)

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