Lonely Planet: Addis Abeba in top 10 steden

Hoofdstad EthiopieLonely Planet, het wereldwijde reisgids bedrijf, heeft Addis Abeba, de hoofdstad van Ethiopië in de top tien van steden in de wereld gezet om te bezoeken in 2013. De enige stad in Afrika.

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Tourism Victoria Falls growing

After a decade of low arrivals, Zimbabwe is seeing a certain growth in tourists to the country and the famous Victoria Falls is most certainly to benefit from that. The town experienced the highest number of visitors in several years in 2011 and it looks like 2012 is shaping up to be an even better year.

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South Africa pleads for e-visa

There are barriers for tourists who want to travel to Africa, which can easily be broken. The introduction of e-visas for example will serve not only to grow tourism volumes but will also create new job opportunities, Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk of South Africa thinks.

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Durban fastest growing destination in Africa

Johannesburg will get the most visitors, but Durban is the fastest growing city in Africa for visitor numbers and expenditure. This is according to the latest Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index.

 

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Sightseeing buses come to Johannesburg

Tourists travelling to Johannesburg in South Africa will be treated on a new way to explore the city. Already well known in cities all over the world to practice some easy sightseeing, the ‘hop-on, hop-off’ buses will be coming to ‘Jozi’ in January 2013. And of course, they will be in recognizabe and iconic red.

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Eerste officiële Fair Trade reis Zuid-Afrika

De Nederlandse touroperator TravelUnique is de eerste in Nederland die een Fair Trade Toerisme reis naar Zuid-Afrika heeft ontwikkeld en laten certificeren.

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One site wildlife Uganda to boost tourism

Uganda Wildlife Authority  launched a wildlife portal featuring all the 10 national parks, game reserves and activities UWA is undertaking to preserve Uganda’s precious wildlife and protected areas. It is designed to promote Uganda as a premier tourist destination to a global market.

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Conservation by travelling in the ‘Tracks of Giants’

Olifanten op een eiland in de zambezi

Olifanten in de Zambezi

On May 1 conservationists Ian McCallum and Ian Michler will start a journey which takes them 5000 kilometers trough six countries in Southern Africa. They are  travelling in the “Tracks of Giants”, to attract attention to the environment and the animals and people in it.

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Uganda has a special police for tourists

map of UgandaA unit of hundreds of police officers is responsible for the protection and security of all tourists in Uganda. [Lees meer…]