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Botswana becomes 19th African country to decriminalize homosexuality

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019

In a highly-anticipated verdict, High Court of Botswana on Tuesday ruled to decriminalize homosexuality, which is outlawed under the country’s ... Read More

World Travel Awards 2019: Complete list of winners for Africa & the Indian Ocean

mm Alain St.Ange- June 4, 2019

The World Travel Awards took place in Mauritius. Businesses from all over Africa were competing to be the best of ... Read More

Court ruling: LGBTQ people are not born that way

editor editor- May 30, 2019

U.S. Travel advisories against Kenya should be increased. This is the demand by leaders of the LGBT Community to the ... Read More

Botswana says yes again to Elephant Hunting

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019

Botswana's Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation, and Tourism announced the ban overturn on Elephant Hunting in a Facebook statement ... Read More

More confusion over the fate of Botswana‘s elephants

editor editor- May 20, 2019

by Dr. Louise de Waal President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana categorically denies that his government would ever cull elephants, contradicting ... Read More

Hilton Garden Inn expands footprint in Africa

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn is celebrating strong growth in Africa with four open properties and an additional 14 in the pipeline ... Read More

2nd annual Africa Business and MICE Tourism Master Class to be held in Johannesburg this June

editor editor- April 3, 2019

The 2nd edition of the Africa Business and MICE Master Class will be held in Johannesburg at the BDO South ... Read More

President Obama, WTTC and the African Tourism Board: A major push for Africa visibility

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 21, 2019

Africa Tourism is hot right now. Overlooked in the past, the tourism potential of the African continent is now becoming ... Read More

Botswana tourism now accounts for one in seven dollars in the economy

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019

Botswana’s Travel & Tourism economy grew 3.4% to exceed $2.5 billion in 2018, and now contributes nearly one in every ... Read More

Botswana tourism now accounts for one in seven of all dollars in the economy

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 18, 2019

Botswana’s Travel & Tourism economy grew 3.4% to exceed $2.5 billion in 2018, and now contributes nearly one in every ... Read More

Deadly Tropical Cyclone spreads disaster in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2019

Mozambique and Malawi had been hit by tropical Cyclone Idai killing more than a hundred people.  The storm made landfall ... Read More

African Tourism Board plans impressive launch in Cape Town at WTM

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 14, 2019

The African Tourism Board (ATB) is planning for an impressive launch event during World Travel Market (WTM) in Cape Town, ... Read More

Botswana hunting proposal could put its tourism industry at risk

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019

Botswana’s proposals to lift its hunting ban and to introduce elephant culling has fuelled political posturing, denials, misinformation, and lobbying ... Read More

ILTM Asia Pacific creating business playgrounds for international luxury travel brands

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 11, 2019

In its second year, ILTM Asia Pacific is gearing up to be the international and Asia Pacific business event for ... Read More

Air Seychelles to go daily to Johannesburg

mm Alain St.Ange- March 5, 2019

Air Seychelles has earlier today confirmed that the airline will operate daily flights between Seychelles and the commercial capital of ... Read More

Botswana proposes banning hunting and trade as elephant population declines

editor editor- February 26, 2019

The results of the recent and most extensive elephant population survey of Botswana estimates the country’s population at 126,000 elephants, ... Read More

Best hotels in the world named

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2019

The 14th annual It List, a selection of the best new and renovated hotels in the world, was released today. ... Read More

Johannesburg remains Africa’s most popular destination city

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 4, 2018

Johannesburg has emerged as the most popular destination city in Africa for the fifth consecutive year, according to the annual ... Read More

African Tourism Partners steps up Africa Travel & Tourism Master Classes

editor editor- December 4, 2018

Africa Tourism Partners (ATP) will host its Africa Travel and Tourism Marketing Master Class and Business/MICE Travel Connection in Johannesburg Read More

The most popular destination cities in Africa emerged

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 4, 2018

Johannesburg has emerged as the most popular destination city in Africa for the fifth consecutive year, according to the annual ... Read More

Zimbabwe: A genocide in progress? Should Tourists Leave?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 2, 2018

Foreign tourist should leave Zimbabwe. After a violent crackdown Tuesday night, a scary calm is returning to portions of Zimbabwe ... Read More

Strong earthquake rocks Botswana

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 3, 2017

Strong earthquake rocked Botswana earlier today. Preliminary Earthquake Report: Magnitude 6.5 Date-Time • 3 Apr 2017 17:40:16 UTC • 3 ... Read More

Official: Botswana tourist firms aid poachers

editor editor- November 14, 2012

Botswana Defence Force spokesman Major Bernard Regalase maintains that anti-poaching operations that members of the BDF have been engaged in ... Read More

Development of cultural tourism in Botswana

editor editor- November 23, 2011

Various heritage stakeholders are paving the way for sustainable development and management of Botswana's cultural and natural heritage resources. Read More

Botswana applies for World Heritage Status for the Okavango Delta

editor editor- November 1, 2011

The Minister for Tourism, Kitso Mokaila, announced during the week that the Botswana government is consulting with communities surrounding the ... Read More

Another tourist plane goes down in a failed takeoff in Botswana

editor editor- October 20, 2011

A second tourist light plane has crashed on take-off in Botswana’s Okavango Delta but all six people onboard survived. Read More

Pilot, seven tourists die in Botswana charter plane crash

editor editor- October 18, 2011

8 foreigners have been killed in a charter plane crash in Botswana, an official confirmed on Monday night. Read More

Botswana will not ban hunting

editor editor- August 2, 2011

(eTN) - In a Mmegi article the other week it was quoted that Botswana was to ban hunting. This is ... Read More

Botswana bans all hunting

editor editor- July 19, 2011

(eTN) - Botswana government is set to ban hunting throughout the country following a recent report by Dr. Read More

Traveling the Four Corners of Africa

editor editor- April 26, 2011

(eTN) - The Four Corners is a name which is often given to this part of the world because it ... Read More

Protestors calling for Botswana tourism boycott

editor editor- January 24, 2011

Visitors to the international tourism fair in Madrid were today met with Survival protestors calling for a boycott of tourism ... Read More

Air Botswana announces change to Johannesburg/Maun service

editor editor- October 6, 2010

GABORONE, Botswana - As of October 1, 2010, Air Botswana’s direct service between Johannesburg, South Africa, and Maun, Botswana, will ... Read More

How does Botswana succeed in tourism while Zambia does not?

editor editor- April 6, 2010

While I was sitting at the beautiful Wilderness Safari Lodge, I couldn’t help but compare Botswana and Read More