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May
2017
Zurab-Pololikashvili

Georgia wins Secretary General for the UNWTO

Is this a good or a sad day for World Tourism? The large camp from Georgia obviously is having a great day. Is this a great day for Georgia and also for the world? Zurab Pololikashvili, the candidate from Georgia was elected this afternoon as the next secretary-general for the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in …

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May
2017
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Walter Mzembi’s official pitch for UNWTO Secretary general delivered

The Hon. Walter Mzembi just delivered his official pitch to become the next UNWTO Secretary-General to delegates attending the Executive Council meeting in Madrid at the Melia Castilla Hotel. The transcript of his address he gave shortly after 10.30 am this morning. Your Royal Highness Excellencies, Secretary General, Ladies and Gentlemen The global environment which …

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May
2017
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UNWTO Election: Former Seychelles candidate emotional farewell

Alain St. Ange, the former minister of tourism for the Seychelles worked hard to present his “tourism for all” campaign to the world. Having a welcoming vision for the future of global tourism from a candidate representing a country that had a message to the world for many years: ” Friends with everyone, enemies of none,” …

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12

May
2017
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Le Festival National de Gungu (FESNAG): A Right to Celebrate

It is true that most festivals are usually born as a celebration of people’s way of life, traditions, cultural values and sometimes religious beliefs. Yet sometimes, the inspiration for a festival evolves from certain situations that serve as a memorial to a significant event, and with time the celebration grows bigger as the years roll …

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May
2017
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Recipe Wednesday: Poulet à la Moambe with Kwanga

Cooking an African recipe is often a multiple dish affair, given that a lot of the main soups and sauces need an accompanying dish. This is why Africans are famous for eating various outputs of cassava tubers, yam tubers, rice flour and wheat flour that are not common staples of the world at large. These …

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11

May
2017
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City Icon: PAPA WEMBA – King of Rhumba Rock (June 14, 1949 – April 24, 2016)

Known as the Kasai Nightingale, Papa Wemba, a frontline Congolese musician from DR Congo was the undisputed king of Rhumba Rock and also a stylish fashion icon who helped to popularise the La Sape look. Born on 14th of June 1949 in Lubefu, a community in the Sankuru District of Kasaï-Oriental (East Kasai), one of …

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May
2017
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Kinshasa Sapeurs: The Definition of Class and Elegance

It is the little things in life that matter, unfortunately, we hardly pay attention to those little things. To start with, when you dressed up today how much attention did you give to the label on your shirt, did it ever cross your mind to check if the bottom of your jacket is labelled and …

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May
2017
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KINSHASA: THE HEART OF ART

In the beginning “Ali boma ye” (Ali has killed Foreman) was the word on everyone’s lip in Kinshasa after the Rumble in the Jungle. Hosting the fight was part of Mobutu’s plan to put his country which he had recently renamed Zaire on the global map, and he did it in a grand style paying …

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May
2017
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7 Things You Should Know About Kinshasa

We’ve relished the fond memories of rumble in the jungle long enough. Remember that 1974 heavyweight boxing fight between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali, which Mobutu Sese Seko used to bring Kinshasa on the international scene. Kinshasa, the host city, was then the capital of Mobutu’s Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Though …

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May
2017
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CEO ZTA attributes Tourism growth to peace

The tourism sector has faced a myriad of challenges in recent years but it has managed to record a steady growth. In 2016 the country recorded 2,167,686 arrivals, 5% up from 2,056,588 received in 2015.  The sector also registered an estimated US$819 million in revenue in 2016 hence a contribution of about 10.9% to the …

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May
2017
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La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort….. a blissful marriage of man and nature

La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort (www.lacampagnetropicana.com) is the first ever African-themed Resort in the world, located in Lagos State, Nigeria. The Resort is spread over 65 acres of land and is bounded by a freshwater lagoon and a “clean” sandy beach that stretches for miles along the warm equatorial waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The ...

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5

May
2017
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Ma Dengn Beach Festival: A Coming Together

Freetown is one of West Africa’s most alluring capitals. Lively and calm, Sierra Leone’s largest city has a slew of lovely beaches and pretty mountains. In recent times, the country had suffered, first from a civil war and later the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease. However, no matter how gloomy a situation may be, …

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April
2017
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HEALTH TOURISM – AFRICA’S ECONOMIC GAME CHANGER

PAN-AFRICAN HEALTH TOURISM BACKGROUND A significant new element of trade in health care has involved the movement of patients across borders in the pursuit of medical treatment and health; a phenomenon commonly termed ‘medical tourism‘. Medical tourism occurs when consumers elect to travel across international borders with the intention of receiving some form of medical ...

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April
2017
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HEALTH TOURISM – A FORCE FOR GOOD

...role of the African Diaspora In 2014 the Ethiopian North American Health Professionals Association (ENAHPA) was planning to establish a Medical Zone in Addis Ababa, with the blessing and help of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Diaspora Engagement Affairs Directorate-General. This initiative would help Addis Ababa become a Medical Health Tourism Destination. The Diaspora ...

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April
2017
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Festival International de Musique Symphonique d’El Jem: A Culture of Life

Music has a way of affecting people and influencing moods. Such is the magnetic pull that even without lyrics, or an understanding of the lyrics due to language barrier, good music has never ceased to inspire some reaction from the hearer. Such is the appeal that people throng venues to witness musical shows and concerts. …

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April
2017
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City Icon: The Amphitheater of El Djem, Tunisia

The town of El Djem (also spelt El Jem) located 62km from Sfax is home to the most impressive Roman monument in all Africa – the Amphitheater of El Jem. Built as a Roman settlements on the former Punic settlements in North Africa, El Jem known as Thysdrus by the Romans, became prosperous in the …

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April
2017
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CERF ISLAND RESORT, SEYCHELLES

Cerf Island Resort, Seychelles...a Perfect destination for a wonderful wedding, a quiet honeymoon or a relaxing holiday in a Tropical paradise with modern day comforts…. Situated at the entrance of the Marine National Park, the resort offers 24 exclusive and luxurious villas, within a naturally elegant setting. The resort boasts of two fine dining restaurants ...

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April
2017
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New KKIA terminal to become southern Africa hub

In a bid to becoming the second regional hub for southern Africa, the Zambia government has embarked on a $1billion new airport terminal project with the Chinese government. This was highlighted during the hosted media tour of the new Kenneth Kaunda International Airport terminal at the sidelines of the Zambia tourism expo(ZATEX) taking place in …

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April
2017
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Recipe Wednesday: Leblabi (Tunisian Chickpea Soup)

Hi folks! It’s another Recipe Wednesday and we are excited to bring you another yummy recipe. We do hope you have enjoyed our recipes so far and you look forward to each Wednesday like we do at Afro Tourism (yeah, you can tell we are foodies right?). This week we will be preparing something simple, Leblabi Tunisian chickpea …

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April
2017
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Easter Carnival Weekend at Lekki Conservation Centre

Lekki Conservation Centre was agog with the special Easter Carnival Weekend to mark the Easter holiday. The 4-day program kicked off on Good Friday, April 14, 2017, with lots of fun and interesting activities for the family.                           Established in 1990 by an …

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April
2017
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Explore Sfax, UNESCO’s 2016 Capital of Arab Culture

Sfax, UNESCO’s 2016 Capital of Arab Culture, is the gateway to the Tunisia’s south. Unlike Fez, Marrakesh and Casablanca, tourists don’t visit Sfax in large numbers but those who do always find it interesting. Many tourists who visit Sfax usually consider the city’s medina to be the most authentic medina in Tunisia. If you’ve ever …

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April
2017
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5 Things Tourists Can Do in Sfax

Sfax is a city organized around the sea; it is one of Tunisia’s largest cities and the country’s economic beating heart. The city has industries, farming and trading as its defining activities, but it is not a place solely for business travellers. Therefore, while you may visit the city on a business trip, relaxing in …

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April
2017
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For Business Travellers, Abidjan is Back in Business

About 5 years ago, Abidjan was on its knees as gunfire spread around while pro and anti Gbagbo forces were at war because the then president refused to leave office after he was defeated at the poll by Alassane Ouattara. Fast-forward to five years later, the once dreaded city is snowballing into the economic powerhouse …

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