Africa

Cape Verde Offers Visa-Free Travel for EU Citizens in Bid to Boost Tourism

Cape Verde Offers Visa-Free Travel for EU Citizens in Bid to Boost Tourism

Ana Monteiro, Bloomberg

Cape Verde has extensive public debt, and tourism represents a way to help ease the financial burden on its government and bring jobs to its residents.

4 days ago

Zimbabwe Hosted Annual Carnival Despite Acute Problems

Zimbabwe Hosted Annual Carnival Despite Acute Problems

Associated Press

Zimbabwe's carnival appears to have been boondoggle as the country faces severe hardships, including drastic job cuts for Air Zimbabwe employees. There isn't much positive going on in Zimbabwe for the moment when it comes to tourism or otherwise.

2 weeks ago

Tourism Boards Team Up to Attract High-Yield International Visitors

Tourism Boards Team Up to Attract High-Yield International Visitors

Laura Powell, Skift

High-end travelers are much more likely to embark on a very long-haul flight to a new destination than are budget tourists, so it is wise for the boards to focus on big spenders for any partnership.

2 weeks ago

U.S. Issues Egypt Travel Warning Following Attack on Tourists

U.S. Issues Egypt Travel Warning Following Attack on Tourists

Associated Press

Egypt has been trying for years to counter the evidence that travel to the country is unsafe, and this travel warning from the U.S. concerning ISIS attacks represents yet another blow to Egypt's flagging tourism sector.

2 months ago

U.S. Doesn’t Have Enough Yellow Fever Vaccine for Travelers

U.S. Doesn’t Have Enough Yellow Fever Vaccine for Travelers

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press

A shortage of yellow fever vaccine in the U.S. could act as an impediment for travelers looking to visit South America and Africa this year.

5 months ago

Egypt’s Tourism Officials Promise That Tourist Sites Are Safe

Egypt’s Tourism Officials Promise That Tourist Sites Are Safe

Fay Abuelgasim and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press

Problem is, nobody trusts Egyptian officials. And when it comes to the country's tourism industry trusting their motives is even more difficult.

5 months ago

Egypt to Diversify Tourism and Target New Markets In Recovery Plan

Egypt to Diversify Tourism and Target New Markets In Recovery Plan

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

There have been plenty of previous attempts by Egypt to revive its ailing tourism industry and none so far have proved wholly successful. Diversifying its offering and targeting new markets is a good idea but improving the security situation remains crucial.

5 months ago

Egypt’s Tourism Industry Takes Another Step Back as Attacks Target Popular Destinations

Egypt’s Tourism Industry Takes Another Step Back as Attacks Target Popular Destinations

Tarek El-Tablawy, Bloomberg

Egypt hasn't gotten much of a break during the past six years between a string of political unrest and attacks that both help project a neon sign over the country that reads "off limits" to tourists.

5 months ago

Tourism Flow to Victoria Falls Draws Flights and Lodging Investments

Tourism Flow to Victoria Falls Draws Flights and Lodging Investments

Richard Holmes, Skift

For tourism operators surrounding Victoria Falls, the fabled Zambezi river god Nyami Nyami appears to be smiling on them at last. After years in the tourism wilderness, the tide has turned and business is booming in the northern reaches of Zimbabwe.

6 months ago

Want to Know the Next Hot Beach Town for Tourism? Ask a Surfer

Want to Know the Next Hot Beach Town for Tourism? Ask a Surfer

Michael Heath, Bloomberg

This study — which shows that surfers can be a bellwether for future visitor growth — could help destinations adequately prepare for more tourists before they are overwhelmed.

6 months ago

Cecil Rhodes’ Grave in Zimbabwe Has Become an Awkward Tourist Attraction

Cecil Rhodes’ Grave in Zimbabwe Has Become an Awkward Tourist Attraction

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press

A grave is different than a monument, and it's smart of the government to see the commercial potential of Rhodes' grave for tourism. If you listen close, you can likely hear him spinning in it right now.

7 months ago

TUI Group in the Spotlight Following Tunisia Beach Attack Verdict

TUI Group in the Spotlight Following Tunisia Beach Attack Verdict

Alistair Smout, Reuters

Although the inquiry judge rejected a finding of "neglect" against TUI, the company is set to face further legal scrutiny from a case brought by some of the victims' families.

7 months ago