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United Cancels Its Only Flight to Africa

United Cancels Its Only Flight to Africa

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

United Airlines has cancelled its route to Nigeria now that the country's oil business is reeling.

6 months ago

Egypt’s Tourism Minister Says EgyptAir Crash Shouldn’t Impact Tourism

Egypt’s Tourism Minister Says EgyptAir Crash Shouldn’t Impact Tourism

Salma El Wardany and Ahmed Feteha, Bloomberg

Unfortunately, he's kidding himself.

6 months ago

Tracing the Path of EgyptAir Flight 804 in Days Before Crash

Tracing the Path of EgyptAir Flight 804 in Days Before Crash

Associated Press

7 months ago

Terror Fears Are Dramatically Shifting European Tourism Habits

Terror Fears Are Dramatically Shifting European Tourism Habits

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

If trends persist, expect Spain and Portugal to post record tourism numbers for 2016.

7 months ago

South Africa Is Trying to Recover Its Tourism Mojo This Year

South Africa Is Trying to Recover Its Tourism Mojo This Year

Stella Mapenzauswa, Reuters

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

7 months ago

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

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

Celeste Hicks, Bloomberg

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.

8 months ago

EgyptAir Hijacking Ended Peacefully Yet Still Delivered Blow to Egypt Tourism

EgyptAir Hijacking Ended Peacefully Yet Still Delivered Blow to Egypt Tourism

Nour Al Ali, Paul Tugwell and Tarek El-tablawy, Bloomberg

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.

8 months ago

AccorHotels Moves Forward With African Expansion Despite Security Concerns

AccorHotels Moves Forward With African Expansion Despite Security Concerns

Olivier Monnier, Bloomberg

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

9 months ago

Death Toll in Ivory Coast Hotel Attack Now Stands at 22

Death Toll in Ivory Coast Hotel Attack Now Stands at 22

Robbie Corey-Boulet, Associated Press

9 months ago

Gunmen Attack Beach Hotel in Ivory Coast

Gunmen Attack Beach Hotel in Ivory Coast

Baudelaire Mieu, Bloomberg

9 months ago

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

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

Edmund Blair, Reuters

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.

9 months ago

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

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

Associated Press

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.

9 months ago