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South Africa Is Trying to Recover Its Tourism Mojo This Year

Last year's visa changes severely hurt South African tourism. A weak currency may be just what it needs to get people back.

5 months ago

Morocco Looks to Russia, China and Low-Cost Carriers to Increase Tourism Numbers

To distinguish itself from its neighbors and revive lagging visitor numbers from Europe, Morocco is looking to attract more travelers from Russia and China with more convenient and affordable air routes.

6 months ago

EgyptAir Hijacking Ended Peacefully Yet Still Delivered Blow to Egypt Tourism

Egypt doesn't have what it takes — that being a decent government — to assure visitors that it can protect them on land or in the air.

6 months ago

AccorHotels Moves Forward With African Expansion Despite Security Concerns

Many parts of Africa are in dire need of quality hotels and smart brands are making ambitious moves rather than playing it safe.

6 months ago

Death Toll in Ivory Coast Hotel Attack Now Stands at 22

6 months ago

Gunmen Attack Beach Hotel in Ivory Coast

7 months ago

Eritrea’s Capital City Is Making a Strong Push for UNESCO World Heritage Status

World Heritage status can hurt, too, if destinations don't plan properly. Eritrea's relative isolation could offer it the best of both worlds, though.

7 months ago

Thomas Cook Extends Its Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Travel Ban Until Fall

Thomas Cook doesn't make decisions like this lightly. It's a clear sign of the brand's dropping confidence in Egypt's leadership and the country's safety for package tourists.

7 months ago

Kenya Is Seeing the Benefits of Regional Cooperation for East African Tourism

Great news for Kenya, as well as its neighbors.

7 months ago

Egypt’s Tourism Free Fall Forces Government to Cut Growth Forecast

When terrible governments get put in charge of great tourist destinations bad things happen. See also: Thailand, Maldives, and others.

7 months ago

Kenyan Tourism Gets New Leadership as Industry’s Struggle Continues

Kenya also has an opportunity to reshape how it tells its story to the rest of the world. As of now, the message is too dependent on 1980s notions of the continent rather than the modern, fast-moving realities of modern Kenyan life.

7 months ago

TUI Shifts Tourism Focus to Asia Amidst Conflict Around the Mediterranean

If you're trying to avoid uncertainty, you don't want to invest too much in the Maldives: If the massive political corruption there won't get you, global climate change will.

7 months ago