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Thomas Cook Brings First Group of UK Travelers to Tunisia Since 2015 Attack

Thomas Cook Brings First Group of UK Travelers to Tunisia Since 2015 Attack

Jihen Laghmari, Bloomberg

Tunisia needs tourism and is happy about the return of visitors. Once again, the travel industry is showing some resilience after a brutal attack.

7 months ago

Travel Megatrends 2018: Africa Needs to Woo Millennials at Home and Abroad

Travel Megatrends 2018: Africa Needs to Woo Millennials at Home and Abroad

Richard Holmes, Skift

Millennial-friendly products and services are finally on the rise in South Africa’s tourist industry, and the desire for immersive experiences could see a much-needed trickle down of tourism spend.

8 months ago

8 Adventure Spots That Are Crowd-Free Alternatives to Overtourism

8 Adventure Spots That Are Crowd-Free Alternatives to Overtourism

Meera Dattani, Bloomberg

These eight adventure destinations from Africa to Australia to Antarctica will blow your mind with their untrammeled beauty.

8 months ago

Cape Town Water Shutoff Postponed But Restrictions Remain

Cape Town Water Shutoff Postponed But Restrictions Remain

Paul Vecchiatto and Mike Cohen, Bloomberg

Tourists staying in hotels and using water is always a concern for the environment in any destination. In Cape Town's case, tourism could do more harm than good until the drought ends.

8 months ago

Looming Water Shutoff Threatens Cape Town Tourism

Looming Water Shutoff Threatens Cape Town Tourism

Richard Holmes, Skift

In less than 100 days, Cape Town may run out of water. While the impact on the city’s crucial tourism industry has been limited thus far, that could soon change.

8 months ago

Namibia Tourism Video Capitalizes on Trump’s Disparaging Remarks About African Countries

Namibia Tourism Video Capitalizes on Trump’s Disparaging Remarks About African Countries

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press

A Namibia tour operator is trying to make the most out of the U.S. president's offensive remarks aimed at Haiti and African countries. But tourism officials in these countries can't rely on the current news cycle to cultivate new and long-term interest from U.S. travelers.

8 months ago

Africa Edges Toward Adoption of Visa-Free Travel

Africa Edges Toward Adoption of Visa-Free Travel

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press

Borderless travel has been a dream across Africa for years and it is slowing becoming a reality. Adopting It would not only improve trade, it would made it much easier for tourism to flourish.

10 months ago

Airbnb Growth in Southern Africa Raises Familiar Issues

Airbnb Growth in Southern Africa Raises Familiar Issues

Richard Holmes, Skift

Airbnb is booming in Africa, but the first cracks in the success story are beginning to show – in hotels griping about the lack of regulations, and locals priced out of prime property. Can African cities avoid the side effects of the sharing economy that already blight more-developed markets?

10 months ago

Yves Saint Laurent Museum Opens in Marrakech Near Popular Tourist Site

Yves Saint Laurent Museum Opens in Marrakech Near Popular Tourist Site

Reda Zaireg , Associated Press

Marrakech is already rich in artistic attractions, but this museum could become an icon like its namesake. It's off to a good start by giving visitors more to do than just tour the galleries.

11 months ago

Nigeria Won’t Issue Visas on Arrival for Africans

Nigeria Won’t Issue Visas on Arrival for Africans

Associated Press

The African Union has been advocating for continent-wide visas on arrival, but it doesn't look like Nigeria would be part of the effort.

11 months ago

First Commercial Flight Arrives at One of World’s Most-Remote Islands

First Commercial Flight Arrives at One of World’s Most-Remote Islands

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press

British-controlled St. Helena, 1,200 miles west of the Angola-Namibia border, sees tourism development as its economic lifeline. It is now getting a weekly commercial flight to test out the prospects.

11 months ago

Cape Town Museum Criticized for Favoring Tourism Over Pan-African Art

Cape Town Museum Criticized for Favoring Tourism Over Pan-African Art

Pauline Bax, Bloomberg

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa seemingly did a great job of building a major attraction — possibly so great that attracting tourists came at the expense of the artistic mission.

12 months ago