Articles tagged “west africa”

Airlines

JetBlue’s Long Game Involves More International Flights

The airline’s planned takeover of Spirit will give it a bigger footprint in the U.S., but destinations including Africa are part of a bigger, bolder plan — one, however, that could take several years to materialize.

JetBlue’s Long Game Involves More International Flights

Business Travel

Accor Puts Co-Working Spaces Into Its Africa Hotels

The commercial success of a new franchise deal between Accor's co-working brand Wojo and Kasada Capital Management hinges on whether digital nomads can be tempted to stray from Europe.

Accor Puts Co-Working Spaces Into Its Africa Hotels

Tourism

Ghana’s Tourism Recovery Takes Flight With Return of Paragliders

An unlikely tourism boost in the form of this very extreme sport, but it highlights how destinations will welcome a visitor boost whenever and wherever — even if it involves jumping off mountains.

Ghana’s Tourism Recovery Takes Flight With Return of Paragliders

Business Travel

The Travel Quandary for Global Aid Workers in the Pandemic

They say charity begins at home, but for the thousands of overseas volunteers that’s not quite the case. Now they’re wondering how to keep going in a world where travel has mostly stopped.

The Travel Quandary for Global Aid Workers in the Pandemic

Tourism

Pandemic Costs Africa Nearly $55 Billion in Lost Travel and Tourism

The pandemic threatens an economic whiplash in Africa that could be worse than the disease itself. But the upside for wildlife is that trophy hunting has nearly stopped.

Pandemic Costs Africa Nearly $55 Billion in Lost Travel and Tourism

Tourism

Ivory Coast Aims to Make Tourism the Third Pillar of Its Economy

Ivory Coast — which saw its tourism industry wiped out in 2011 — is hoping to raise $1 billion to grow the sector and create much-needed jobs.

Ivory Coast Aims to Make Tourism the Third Pillar of Its Economy

Airlines

Senegal’s Long-Delayed New International Airport Finally Opens

Senegal wants to be West Africa's premier hub. The best way to do that is by building a new, modern airport. But that's no guarantee for success. Let's hope airlines actually grow there. Otherwise, this could be an expensive folly.

Senegal’s Long-Delayed New International Airport Finally Opens

Business Travel

DNA Testing Becomes a Heritage Tourism Hook for Black Travelers

Recent advances in DNA testing have made the service more accurate and affordable, which opens up the heritage tourism market to black Americans like never before.

DNA Testing Becomes a Heritage Tourism Hook for Black Travelers

Tourism

West Africa’s Battle Against Ebola Extends to the Airport

Outbreaks like SARS demonstrated how quickly illness can spread thanks to the speed of international travel.

West Africa’s Battle Against Ebola Extends to the Airport