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Ebola Threatens Africa's Tourism Industry

By Stefanie Duckstein

BONN, Germany, October 31, 2014 (D&W) - Canceled trips and frightened tourists - the Ebola crisis is now also affecting Africa's tourism industry. Travelers avoid not only the Ebola-stricken countries but the entire continent.

Read more... Friday, 31 October 2014 09:50
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Gambia: International Tourism Investment Forum 2014

By Yunus Saliu

BANJUL, Gambia, October 10, 2014 (The Daily Observer) -- On the upcoming maiden edition of the International Tourism Investment Forum 2014 scheduled for October 16th to 18th 2014 jointly organized by the Gambia Tourism Board (GTBoard) and the Gambia Investment and Export Promotion Agency (GIEPA), Fatou M Jallow, Chief Executive Officer of GIEPA, on this week's edition of Tourisphere, discussed the incentive package for investors; expectations from the forum and the intended targets among other things.

Read more... Friday, 10 October 2014 11:47
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Burundi Calling for Investors

KAMPALA, Uganda, June 29, 2014 (EAB) -- It has been six months since the National Tourism Office of Burundi restructured with the mission of promoting and marketing Burundi as one of the key travel and tourism destinations within the East African Community(EAC) region and on the regional tourism industry scene.

Read more... Sunday, 29 June 2014 08:16
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Tourism: the Backbone of Ghana's Economy

accra1ACCRA, Ghana, April 15, 2014 (Government Press Release) -- Tourism is a strong pillar of the Ghanaian economy. In 2012, it recorded 993,600 international tourist arrivals with corresponding receipts of 1.7 billion USD. The industry provided employment for 359,000 people in the country.

Seen as a strong contributor to the economy, the government is strengthening the industry to enable it (tourism industry) play its role in the overall development of the country.

Read more... Tuesday, 15 April 2014 12:39
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Africa Economy - Social Media Holds Key in Kenya's Bid to Attract Chinese Tourists

golfkenyaBEIJING, China, March 25, 2014 (FOCAC) -- What can Kenya do to attract millions of Chinese tourists who leave their country each year to tour the world? This is a question many tourism stakeholders in the East African nation are asking themselves as China becomes the world's largest tourists' source markets.

Over the years, China has consolidated itself as the number one global tourism source market in terms of trips made, number of tourists and money they spend while abroad.

Read more... Tuesday, 25 March 2014 20:06
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Moscow Ready for Olympic Tourists. And Still Waiting

By Delphine d’Amora

MOSCOW, February 14, 2014 (TMT) -- The Olympic Games seemed a golden opportunity for the Moscow tourism industry, with the majority of tourists bound to pause in the capital on their way to Sochi.

But the city has not been deluged with Olympic visitors. Those few who have stopped in Moscow have been quick to leave — few have booked hotel rooms in the city center, hoteliers said.

Read more... Friday, 14 February 2014 12:53

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