News : Ecotourism

Rwanda: RDB, Kenya Association of Travel Agents Ink Deal to Promote Regional Tourism

[New Times] Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and Rwanda Chamber of Tourism (RCT) have inked an agreement with the Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) and the East African Tourism Platform (EATP) to develop business and leisure travel in the East African Community. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Hotel, Tourism Sectors in the Woods as Covid-19 Bites

[Nation] Driving into the Sankara Nairobi, one easily notices that the main entrance is locked, even though the five-star hotel re-opened way back in September. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Coast Hotels Seek Lower Taxes to Cope With Covid-19

[Nation] Stakeholders in the tourism industry struggling to remain afloat during Covid-19 period have urged county and national governments to reduce and harmonise taxes levied on them in order to save their businesses. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Fuel/Pricing - in Praise of Dialogue

[Daily Trust] As an active participant in the decades-long contestation between government and organised labour over serial fuel price increases from 1988 to date, I bear witness that apart from policy disagreement, one recurring decimal is non-consultation on the part of the government. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Forbes Lists Kenya Among 9 Countries Open for Tourism, Business Travel

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Forbes Magazine has listed Kenya among 9 countries open for both tourism and business travel, citing 'fairly good' COVID-19 trend. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Ecotourism Integral to Vision 2030


Tanzania: Covid-19 Outbreak Causes Decline in Tour Safari Bookings

[Daily News] MORE than 86 percent of safari tour operators are experiencing a significant decline in bookings due to fears of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Destroying Riverside Forests Is Bad for the Freshwater Ecosystem

[The Conversation Africa] Nigeria's population growth - at a rate of more than 2.5% a year - is indirectly driving all kinds of environmental degradation. There is an incessant demand for more space for people to live in and use. One of the consequences is the destruction of forests. Forests that are close to water, known as riparian forests, tend to be most vulnerable. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Tourism Players in Kilifi Say Coronavirus Hurting Bookings

[Nation] Tourism players in Kilifi have expressed fears of losing businesses in the coming weeks following the worldwide spread of the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19) that caused a loss of lives since it was first reported in China. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Kagame Welcomes Investors Into Rwanda's High-End Tourism

[New Times] President Paul Kagame has invited investors into the high-end tourism, promising that their ventures will be handled and treated with an aim to ensure that it benefits both the country and the shareholders. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Infrastructure Challenges Haunt Tourism in Zanzibar

[Daily News] ZANZIBAR has made tremendous strides in tourism industry, identified as a priority sector to meet its development goals. (AllAfrica)

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)

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