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The new Hawaii of Africa

It’s not in the Pacific Ocean. It’s in the Atlantic Ocean. It is called Sierra Leone. With 212 miles (360 kilometers) of North Atlantic...

Marriott International announces three new hotel deals in North and West...

From the Forum de l'Investissement Hôtelier Africain in Marrakech, Marriott International announced three new deal signings across North and West Africa, reinforcing the company’s...

NYC Winter Show: A treasure trove for hotel interior designers

If you love beautiful things like jewelry, sculpture, lamps, art and antiques, there is no better place to get your “fix” of fabulous furnishings...

Ghana beefs up leisure tourism

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) leisure travel spending (inbound and domestic) generated 66.5% of direct Travel & Tourism GDP in...

Ethiopian Airlines to restructure its entire US route network

Ethiopian Airlines announced that it will re-structure its U.S. network, opening new destination, adding frequencies and shifting gateways as of the summer of 2019....

Sierra Leone Tourism went all out at FITUR to attract Spanish...

With its palm-fringed beaches, breathtaking mountains, tropical rainforests, and vibrant culture, Sierra Leone is one of West Africa’s most seductive destinations. Sierra Leone is...

East African regional airlines battle to take over the African skies

East  African regional airlines are now fighting a winning and losing battle over the African skies which Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and South African...

Africa’s travel and tourism: Impressive growth in the past year

Africa hit a 63 million high in international tourist arrivals in 2017, as compared to 58 M in 2016 (+ 9% vs 2016); according...

Africa Travel and Tourism: Trends for the New Year

Players in the travel and tourism ecosystem in Africa travel look forward to 2019 with full optimism.

African pirates attack ship with Russian crew, kidnap six sailors

The pirates attacked the Panama-flagged ship MSC Mandy with a Russian crew off the coast of Benin in West Africa. According to Russia’s Maritime and...

South African Airways boosts its US-Ghana service

The flag carrier airline of South Africa, South African Airways (SAA), today announced that it will increase the frequency on direct nonstop flights between...

RwandAir – where dream has turned into reality

(eTN) - While in Rwanda last week, news emerged from the corridors of RwandAir, that Accra, Ghana, will become the airline’s 15th destination by the latest in June of this year, adding yet another W

New West Africa venture may point the way for Air Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - The partnership between Air France and AKFED in the new Air Cote Ivoire with a 20 and 15 percent shareholding in the company, respectively, may open new doors for future cooperation eve

US citizen abducted in Benin

A U.S. citizen has been kidnapped in the West African nation of Benin, a U.S. State Department official said Sunday.

West African countries call for permanent African seat on Security Council

West African countries today called for enlarging the 15-member Security Council to give their continent its due representation on the United Nations body whose decisions are legally binding, as oppos

West African officials call for greater UN involvement in fight against...

Top West African officials are calling for greater United Nations and international support to prevent the region’s coasts from becoming a haven for pirates and to fight growing drug and arms traffi

Parks in Africa receive global support for sustainble tourism efforts

International development banks, UN agencies, and intergovernmental organizations have pledged to support the sustainable development of tourism in a network of parks spanning ten countries in West Af

Aman Resorts set to open its doors in Gabon, West Africa

The world famous Aman Resorts have signed up to open its first African resort in Gabon, in West Africa.

New Senegalese carrier aims to reconquer market

Dakar, Senegal - Newly launched regional airline called Senegal Airlines will begin service to neighboring countries in West Africa on January 25.

African migrants and hash treatment in Africa and Europe

(eTN) - In recent times, the number of Africans heading overseas has doubled. Across the continent, West Africa and Nigeria especially, there is hardly a family without a member living overseas legal or illegally. In fact, it has become a matter of status symbol to have a family member living overseas. Across West Africa and Nigeria, many families live mainly on remittance from abroad.
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