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Angola Tourism has big plans with African Tourism Board

Angola Tourism has big plans with African Tourism Board

It was all smiles when African Tourism Board (ATB) Chairperson met with representatives from the Angolan Ministry of Tourism, ... Read More

South African Airways: Union strike could spell the end for airline

South African Airways: Union strike could spell the end for airline

The unions representing the flight attendants and other employees of South Africa’s struggling state airline, South African Airways (SAA), ... Read More

Kenya Tourism Secretary Najib Balala positioned as an African Leader: Cemented

Kenya Tourism Secretary Najib Balala positioned as an African Leader: Cemented

The African Tourism Board cemented Kenya's Tourism Minister standing as a long year recognized African tourism leader last week ... Read More

South Africa Government stands idle as tourism numbers continue to plunge

South Africa Government stands idle as tourism numbers continue to plunge

The latest data released by StatsSA this week confirms the continuing downward trend for tourism in South Africa.  The ... Read More

Kissing dolphins, lion cub petting and elephant rides in South Africa

Kissing dolphins, lion cub petting and elephant rides in South Africa

Elephant-back rides, lion cub petting, and kissing dolphins are popular travel and tourism attractions among visitors to Southern Africa. ... Read More

Unions support South African Airways pilot strike amidst allegations of gross misconduct

Unions support South African Airways pilot strike amidst allegations of gross misconduct

The South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and have ... Read More

Hilton Hotels in Africa: The big five commitments

Hilton Hotels in Africa: The big five commitments

Since Hilton announced its Big Five commitments to drive sustainable travel and tourism in Africa less than a year ... Read More

Radisson Hotel Group banks on Africa: 11 new hotels

Radisson Hotel Group banks on Africa: 11 new hotels

Radisson Hotel Group added 11 new hotels in Africa within the first nine months of 2019, accelerating its expansion ... Read More

African economies drive on tourism growth

African economies drive on tourism growth

Travel and tourism remained one of the key growth drivers of Africa's economy, contributing 8.5% of the GDP in ... Read More

Hilton reaches 100 hotel milestone in Africa

Hilton reaches 100 hotel milestone in Africa

Hilton today announced at the African Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) the signing of Hampton by Hilton Sandton Grayston, a ... Read More

African Tourism Board appeal after Thomas Cook and Neckermann closure

African Tourism Board appeal after Thomas Cook and Neckermann closure

The African Tourism Board is aware of the Thomas Cook closing in the U.K. We are aware travelers in ... Read More

Cape Town Marathon eyes platinum status

Cape Town Marathon eyes platinum status

Cape Town is ready to welcome the thousands of international, national and local athletes as well as spectators for ... Read More

African Tourism Board facilitates new cooperation between China and South African Tourism

African Tourism Board facilitates new cooperation between China and South African Tourism

The African Tourism Board today facilitated a mayor tourism cooperation between South Africa and the  Zhejiang Provincial Delegation from ... Read More

UNWTO a regime of good statistics, fear and corruption

UNWTO a regime of good statistics, fear and corruption

The UNWTO General Assembly opened in Saint Petersburg Russa today. UNWTO is turning into an organization with many controversies. ... Read More

Cape Town to host South Africa leg of annual Peace Summit as a solution to violence

Cape Town to host South Africa leg of annual Peace Summit as a solution to violence

In September, the “2019 HWPL World Peace Summit” will be hosted in over 130 locations in 87 countries including ... Read More

African migration and xenophobia: Dealing with the source of the problem

African migration and xenophobia: Dealing with the source of the problem

There is virtually no country in the world free of diaspora populations and illegal immigrants for that matter. The attention paid ... Read More

With 57 murders each day, South Africans want death penalty back

With 57 murders each day, South Africans want death penalty back

More than 450,000 South Africans have signed a petition calling for the re-introduction of the death penalty, following several ... Read More

African Tourism Board condemns violence against foreigners in South African cities

African Tourism Board condemns violence against foreigners in South African cities

Johannesburg, Capetown, and Pretoria are turning into a bloody and deadly battlefield of violent protests and looting. Tourists are ... Read More

Protests erupt in Dar es Salaam over Air Tanzania plane impounded by South African court

Protests erupt in Dar es Salaam over Air Tanzania plane impounded by South African court

Anti-riot police in Tanzanian commercial capital Dar es Salaam is holding three people accused of organizing demonstration at the ... Read More

Sky Blues for the Multiply Titans in Seychelles once again

Sky Blues for the Multiply Titans in Seychelles once again

The popular South African cricket team, Multiply Titans, once again visited the Seychelles as part of their pre-season tour. ... Read More

Airbus A220 seized: Air Tanzania flight unable to leave Johannesburg

Airbus A220 seized: Air Tanzania flight unable to leave Johannesburg

Johannesburg t0 Dar Es Salaam East African Style had an unexpected turn. Air Tanzania flight TC 209 was about ... Read More

Meet Doris Wörfel, CEO of the African Tourism Board

Meet Doris Wörfel, CEO of the African Tourism Board

The African Tourism Board recently put is winning team of veteran travel and tourism leaders together. Leading ATB as ... Read More

African Tourism Board President running for presidential election in Seychelles?

African Tourism Board President running for presidential election in Seychelles?

The travel and tourism industry in Seychelles is proud of Alain St.Ange, their former minister of tourism. With Alain ... Read More

Africa welcomes visitors with open arms: Meet the new Voice of Africa Cuthbert Ncube

Africa welcomes visitors with open arms: Meet the new Voice of Africa Cuthbert Ncube

The African Tourism Board has a giant approach for the African Travel and Tourism industry. It is a new ... Read More

African Tourism Board applauds President Kenyatta of Kenya for co-chairing the Global Resilience and Crisis Management Center

African Tourism Board applauds President Kenyatta of Kenya for co-chairing the Global Resilience and Crisis Management Center

The President of the Republic of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta has accepted Jamaica's Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett’s invitation to ... Read More

South African Airways names new Director of Sales Development for U.S. Northeast Region

South African Airways names new Director of Sales Development for U.S. Northeast Region

South African Airways (SAA), the national flag carrier of South Africa announces the appointment of Ms. Danielle Manegio as ... Read More

African Tourism Board is Now Officially Open: We all came out of Africa, Dr. Taleb Rifai

African Tourism Board is Now Officially Open: We all came out of Africa, Dr. Taleb Rifai

The African Tourism Board is now officially in open and in business. Started as a project by the International ... Read More

Dr. Taleb Rifai has a message for Africa

Dr. Taleb Rifai has a message for Africa

Amman, Jordan – Former UNWTO Secretary-General Dr. Taleb Rifai today issued this statement when joining the African Tourism Board ... Read More

African Tourism Board is now in business

African Tourism Board is now in business

Pretoria, South Africa – African Tourism Board Chairman Cuthbert Ncube today officially declared the African Tourism Board open and ... Read More

South African Airways strengthens service to Accra, Ghana with daily nonstop flights from U.S.

South African Airways strengthens service to Accra, Ghana with daily nonstop flights from U.S.

South African Airways (SAA), Africa’s most awarded airline, will increase its frequency on nonstop flights between Washington, D.C.-Dulles International ... Read More

South African Airways names new Director of Sales Development for Mid-Atlantic Region

South African Airways names new Director of Sales Development for Mid-Atlantic Region

South African Airways (SAA), the national flag carrier of South Africa announces the appointment of Mr. Frank Fitzpatrick as ... Read More

British Africa or South America? African Tourism Board welcomes St. Helena

British Africa or South America? African Tourism Board welcomes St. Helena

The African Tourism Board declares St. Helena as part of Africa and welcomes Destination Management Company Island Images as ... Read More

African Tourism Board Safety and Travel Security Expert Statement on TOPP

African Tourism Board Safety and Travel Security Expert Statement on TOPP

The Rapid Response Team put in place by the African Tourism Board in cooperation with Safertourism allows reacting to ... Read More

IATA: More Connectivity, Improved Efficiency: 4.4 billion passengers strong

IATA: More Connectivity, Improved Efficiency: 4.4 billion passengers strong

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released performance figures for 2018 showing that global air connectivity continues to become ... Read More

African Tourism Board has a message to the world: You have one more day!

African Tourism Board has a message to the world: You have one more day!

The African Tourism Board gives the travel and tourism industry in the world until July 31 midnight to become ... Read More

Association of National Tourist Offices joins African Tourism Board

Association of National Tourist Offices joins African Tourism Board

ANTOR , the Association of National Tourist Offices and Representatives in the U.K. recently joined the African Tourism Board ... Read More