News : Ecotourism

Nigeria: LCCI Releases 2019 Economic Review, Outlook for 2020

[Vanguard] The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has projected a high cost of doing business in 2020. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Analysts Review Equity Market Outlook for 2020

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Analysts and traders in the Nigerian capital market, at the weekend, undertook a review of activities in the nation's economy, especially as they affected the investment horizon in the outgoing year, and concluded that the year 2020 holds a lot of promise for equity investors and traders, especially given the cocktail of regulations expected to drive investment towards that segment. (AllAfrica)

Africa: The Continental Free Trade Area Could Boost Continent's Agency in International Trade

[Chatham House] The agreement, which entered into force in May, could be a major step for Africa's role in international trade, if the continent can overcome barriers to implementation. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Hotels Hit By Floods After Ewaso Nyiro River Bursts Banks

[Nation] Five hotels in Samburu and Isiolo counties have been marooned by floodwater after River Ewaso Nyiro broke its banks following the ongoing heavy downpour. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Hotels Hit By Floods After Ewaso Nyiro Bursts Banks

[Nation] Five hotels and lodges Samburu and Isiolo counties have been flooded after River Ewaso Nyiro burst its banks Tuesday, forcing scores of tourists to be moved elsewhere. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Nakuru County Assembly Passes Bill to Promote Tourism

[Nation] A tourism and marketing board to market Nakuru County will be established. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: PSG Reveals Why They Chose to Work With Rwanda

[New Times] Officials from French football club, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have said that the decision to pursue the recently signed three-year sponsorship deal was informed by Rwanda's attributes driven by innovation and youth-focused. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Balala - Kenya Open Big Boost for Tourism

[Nation] Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala said the ongoing Magical Kenya Ladies Open presented by M-Pesa will boost Kenya's tourism prospects among global audiences who will be following the tournament on live TV. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Retreats, Costly Hotel Meetings Banned in Kajiado's Austerity Measures

[Nation] The county government of Kajiado has taken steps to adopt austerity measures in all its operations in a bid to save much needed resources. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: How Local Brands Will Benefit From the PSG Deal

[New Times] Rwandan brands are upbeat on the opportunities that will stem from the newly signed partnership agreement between the government and French football club, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Rwanda - PSG Deal - How Social Media Reacted to the Partnership

[New Times] Rwanda and French Football club Paris Saint Germain (PSG) on Wednesday announced a three-year sponsorship deal. This was Rwanda's second partnership deal with a football club following on a three year deal with Arsenal FC last year. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Illusion of a Food Pack Economy

[This Day] On 7th November, I was in Afiesere, Ughelli for the Service of Songs for late Pa James Okpako Edevbie, father of Olorogun David Edevbie, Chief of Staff to the Delta State Governor. At the end of the ceremony, each guest was handed a take-away food pack. Congregated outside the venue was a large crowd, a common sight at public ceremonies in our country where people mill around for crumbs. As I made my way to the vehicle, a lady accosted me and said, "Please dash me your food pack." (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: No Date Yet For Open Borders - Buhari

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari says he has not given any date for the reopening of Nigeria's land borders. (AllAfrica)

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)

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