Africa

10 Gateway Stories Sourced From Singapore, Beijing, Caracas and Cape Town

10 Gateway Stories Sourced From Singapore, Beijing, Caracas and Cape Town

Dennis Schaal, Skift

To understand what's going on in the global travel industry you have to go local with people who understand the issues and speak the lingo. Skift's readership has always been globally minded and it is increasingly global, as well, so our Gateway series is delivering on these dynamics, one original story at a time.

4 months ago

African Aviation Has Many Complications Including a Lack of Volume

African Aviation Has Many Complications Including a Lack of Volume

Richard Holmes, Skift

Despite an enormous pool of potential passengers, Africa’s low-cost market has yet to take off. Are restrictive bilateral agreements to blame, or is something else going on here? For many airlines, the numbers just don’t add up.

4 months ago

Low-Cost Carriers in Africa Turning Non-Flyers Into Passengers

Low-Cost Carriers in Africa Turning Non-Flyers Into Passengers

Richard Holmes, Skift

Are cheap fares enough to tempt Africa’s vast "unflown" market to swop a bus for an Airbus? It’s certainly not easy making the numbers work in African aviation, but a handful of low-cost carriers are showing that a bit of creative thinking makes all the difference.

4 months ago

Unrest in the Gambia Prompts Tourist Evacuation

Unrest in the Gambia Prompts Tourist Evacuation

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Negative headlines are likely to put anyone off wanting to travel to the Gambia at least in the short term. How long this lasts depends entirely on when the political crisis in the country is resolved.

4 months ago

How an Economic Tourist Understands Africa’s Largest City

How an Economic Tourist Understands Africa’s Largest City

Tyler Cowen, Bloomberg

We like the idea of "the GDP tourist," if for no other reason than it sincerely seeks to understand what it's really like to live like a local.

5 months ago

Egypt Hopes Newly Uncovered 7,000 Year Old City Will Bring Back Tourists

Egypt Hopes Newly Uncovered 7,000 Year Old City Will Bring Back Tourists

Ahmed Aboulenein, Reuters

You could cross your fingers and pin all your hopes on ancient relics ... or you could try to make your government slightly less of a dumpster fire.

6 months ago

Air Travel Is Still Inaccessible to Many in Africa Despite Rising Demand

Air Travel Is Still Inaccessible to Many in Africa Despite Rising Demand

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Demand for air travel in Africa is on the rise. The introduction of the pan-African passport in 2018 could help connect the continent and ease travel concerns, but only if airlines begin offering more route options to consumers.

6 months ago

First Cruise Ship Returns to Tunisia Since Fatal Museum Attack

First Cruise Ship Returns to Tunisia Since Fatal Museum Attack

Associated Press

We can't wait to see more visitors return to Tunisia.

8 months ago

Marriott Makes Plans to Double Workforce in Africa and the Middle East

Marriott Makes Plans to Double Workforce in Africa and the Middle East

Zainab Fattah, Bloomberg

If Marriott wants growth, it will find it here and in Asia. Starwood's expertise in these regions will certainly come in handy.

8 months ago

Experts Analyzed Travel Patterns to Predict Zika’s Next Landing Spots

Experts Analyzed Travel Patterns to Predict Zika’s Next Landing Spots

Maria Cheng, Associated Press

As Zika outbreaks hit parts of Florida and Singapore, experts are predicting that the next stops could be China, India and Nigeria. These are just predictions, though, because Zika has been around for decades and populations may have already developed immunity to the disease.

9 months ago

The Best Travel Destinations for Wine Lovers in 2016

The Best Travel Destinations for Wine Lovers in 2016

Elin McCoy, Bloomberg

Cheers to this oenophile travel wish list.

11 months ago

Tiny Comoros Islands Dreams of Big Tourism, Again

Tiny Comoros Islands Dreams of Big Tourism, Again

Kervin Victor, Bloomberg

Comoros has gone through decades of political upheaval, post-independence from France in 1975, and has dreamt big many times since on building its tourism industry, to little effect. Without accessibility and infrastructure, it's hard to see how it will be different this time.

11 months ago