Africa tourism – We Are Africa http://we-are-africa.org/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 07:18:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://we-are-africa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Africa tourism – We Are Africa http://we-are-africa.org/ 32 32 2022-2029 Upscale Tourism Market (Discount up to 70%) Booming Globally with Prominent Players, Future Scenarios and Business Strategies | TUI Group, Thomas Cook Group, Jet2 Holidays https://we-are-africa.org/2022-2029-upscale-tourism-market-discount-up-to-70-booming-globally-with-prominent-players-future-scenarios-and-business-strategies-tui-group-thomas-cook-group-jet2-holidays/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 07:18:52 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/2022-2029-upscale-tourism-market-discount-up-to-70-booming-globally-with-prominent-players-future-scenarios-and-business-strategies-tui-group-thomas-cook-group-jet2-holidays/ The latest version of WMR titled High-end tourism Market The 2022-2029 research report contains all relevant information and growth factors. Providing its clients with accurate data, it provides market insights and helps in making crucial decisions. The market is described in general terms, with its definition, uses, advancements and production technology. This premium tourism market […]]]>

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Analysis by Key players:

◘ TUI Group
◘ Thomas Cook Group
◘ Jet2 Holidays
◘ Cox & Kings Ltd.
◘ Lindblad Expeditions
◘ Travcoa
◘ Scott Dunn
◘ Abercrombie & Kent Ltd
◘ Micato safaris
◘ Tauck
◘ Al-Tayyar
◘ Secondary roads
◘ Zicasso
◘ Exodus journeys
◘ Butterfield and Robinson

Analysis by type

◘ Personalized and private holidays
◘ Adventure and Safari
◘ Cruise/Boat Expedition
◘ Small group trip
◘ Celebration and special event
◘ Others

Analysis by application

◘ Millennial
◘ Generation X
◘ Baby boomers

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Coup in Kruger Park as Eurowings Discover launches Frankfurt-Mpumalanga flights https://we-are-africa.org/coup-in-kruger-park-as-eurowings-discover-launches-frankfurt-mpumalanga-flights/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 22:01:03 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/coup-in-kruger-park-as-eurowings-discover-launches-frankfurt-mpumalanga-flights/ In a major tourism coup for Mpumalanga and South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park, German group Lufthansa’s leisure carrier Eurowings Discover launched direct international flights between Frankfurt and the province on Wednesday. This is the first ever scheduled long-haul international air service to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA). Read: Mpumalanga’s grid capacity positions it well […]]]>

In a major tourism coup for Mpumalanga and South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park, German group Lufthansa’s leisure carrier Eurowings Discover launched direct international flights between Frankfurt and the province on Wednesday.

This is the first ever scheduled long-haul international air service to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA).

Read: Mpumalanga’s grid capacity positions it well for renewable energy projects

Eurowings Discover will operate up to three weekly return flights between Germany’s financial capital and Mpumalanga with year-round service.

Its maiden flight landed at KMIA in Mbombela just after 2 p.m. Wednesday, after a short stopover in the Namibian capital Windhoek.

According to the Lufthansa Group, Eurowings Discover has a strong commercial focus on leisure destinations on the African continent.

“Kruger Mpumalanga is Eurowings Discover’s seventh destination on the continent having already started services from Frankfurt to Mombasa, Zanzibar, Mauritius, Windhoek, Victoria Falls and Kilimanjaro,” it said in a statement.

“We are both delighted and proud to begin flight operations between Frankfurt and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport as the first ever intercontinental airline. [to do so]said Helmut Woelfel, Commercial Director of Eurowings Discover.

“For me personally, it is a particular pleasure to be on board today’s inaugural Eurowings Discover flight.

“It is a truly unique addition not only to our own leisure portfolio, but also to the entire Lufthansa Group network,” Woelfel added.

He said the new route would make it “more easy for travelers from all over Europe to discover the beauty and diversity of this magnificent nature and wildlife reserve, which is particularly popular with German holidaymakers”.

Welcoming Eurowings Discover direct flights to the province, Mpumalanga MEC for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Nompumelelo Hlophe said, “We are very pleased with the landing of the first ever direct flight from Germany.

She added: “It is a sign of confidence in our tourism industry. We are delighted that this further exposes and promotes the destination of Mpumalanga as a top international tourist destination.

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Hlophe said she is confident that Eurowings Discover direct flights will increase the number of international tourists from Germany and Europe in general entering the province.

“We welcome the initiative and encourage other airlines to also consider flying direct to our province.”

German Ambassador to South Africa Andreas Peschke said the new road is very good news, both for South Africa as a tourist destination and for German visitors who want to enjoy this part of the country.

According to Eurowings Discover, the aircraft operating the new route to Mpumalanga will have up to 300 seats, including up to 30 in business class (fully reclining seats).

Historic landing

Commenting on the historic landing, KMIA CEO Grant Ponting said: “Watching the wheels touch down today [Wednesday] was an amazing time for all of us.

“We are proud of our role in this game-changing route development and look forward to working with all stakeholders to fully realize the potential of our region’s wonderful tourism assets and the sustainability of this direct intercontinental program to and from from Europe,” Ponting added.

Nomasonto Ndlovu, Chief Operating Officer at SA Tourism, pointed out that Germany is a key tourism source market for South Africa.

“We know from our knowledge and engagement with German tourists that they want to be outdoors to explore and enjoy nature. Mpumalanga offers that and more…”

“South Africa is indeed open for business and we invite visitors to this market to use South Africa’s vast network to explore other parts of our country as well, as we offer a wide variety of products and experiences. tourism,” she said.

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Domestic plan to make KQ, South African Airways, a pan-African carrier https://we-are-africa.org/domestic-plan-to-make-kq-south-african-airways-a-pan-african-carrier/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 10:00:37 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/domestic-plan-to-make-kq-south-african-airways-a-pan-african-carrier/ By LUKE ANAMI South Africans traveled to East Africa this week with a long-term business proposal that reaffirms Pretoria and Nairobi’s ambition to create a continental airline, ease migration policies and promote privileges additional business. President Cyril Ramaphosa has led a trade delegation to Nairobi with the promise of boosting trade ties to “higher heights” […]]]>

By LUKE ANAMI

South Africans traveled to East Africa this week with a long-term business proposal that reaffirms Pretoria and Nairobi’s ambition to create a continental airline, ease migration policies and promote privileges additional business.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has led a trade delegation to Nairobi with the promise of boosting trade ties to “higher heights” and disrupting the traditional modus operandi.

South Africans have previously done business in Kenya and the wider region, but they have recorded mixed fortunes, with banks succeeding and retail chains closing their doors.

The new deal, President Ramaphosa and his host Dr. William Ruto said, will be based on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, which will help circumvent the protectionism that has dogged regional blocs to which they belong – the East African Community and Southern African Development Community.

It won’t be cheap

The pan-African airline was a priority on the agenda of the Nairobi meeting. But it won’t be cheap or fast.

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Both countries have technical teams working on a partnership between Kenya Airways (KQ) and South African Airways (SAA). The partnership will first target the survivability of the two airlines – which have recently experienced difficult times – by complementing each other’s routes and focusing on viability by reducing debt exposure.

When the two are stable in the skies, they will start looking for potential investors to build a continental carrier.

Visa withdrawal

President Ramaphosa’s announcement to waive visa requirements for Kenyans from January 2023 for up to 90 days per year has given impetus to the agreement with the airline, opening doors for Kenyan travelers in South Africa. This should directly help the two struggling airlines get more traffic. In the past, South Africa’s insistence on single-entry business visas discouraged travel.

“We discussed the issue of visas between South Africa and Kenya, with a view to allowing Kenyans to visit South Africa without a visa. This will officially commence on January 1, 2023 and will be available to Kenyans for a period of 90 days per year,” President Ramaphosa said.

John Rocha, South Africa’s chief director of Trade Invest Africa, said the decision to remove the visa requirement will lead to an increase in the number of Kenyan citizens traveling to South Africa and vice versa.

“It is a way to strengthen the financial positions of both institutions,” Rocha told The EastAfrican on Wednesday after holding trade talks with Kenya’s Principal Trade Secretary Johnson Weru.

Air partnership

KQ and SAA first signed a Strategic Partnership Framework in South Africa in November 2021. KQ Chairman Michael Joseph, who was present at the signing of the agreement between President Ramaphosa and the former President Kenyan Uhuru Kenyatta, said at the time that the partnership would increase connectivity through passenger and freight traffic, while strengthening AfCFTA implementation.

“The geolocation of the two countries will make the pan-African airline attractive by creating the most formidable airline that should take advantage of the strengths of South Africa, Kenya and Africa,” he said.

Conveying of goods

This week Joseph said East Africa that KQ was already transporting goods on behalf of SAA under the agreement.

“It’s good for KQ and we have a codeshare. Plans with SAA are still ongoing, but we are shipping freight for them,” he said.

The deal, if successful, will improve the financial base of both carriers by reducing costs, increasing the size of the fleet available through codesharing and could lead to a new airline group by the end of 2023, according to KQ General Manager Allan. Kilavuka.

“The partnership is critical to realizing the Single African Air Transport Market and African Continental Free Trade Area initiatives, which will open up Africa’s skies, boost trade, tourism and drive growth and value. of aviation across the continent,” Kilavuka said. said.

The implementation of the Amsterdam-Johannesburg freight block space agreement brought in more than $800,000 in revenue, after the special freight pro rata agreement was passed, officials said.

Rocha is confident that despite the financial difficulties of the two airlines, the partnership signed last year and the removal of travel visa requirements for Kenyan travelers on Wednesday will help them in their recovery.

“As part of the strengthening of trade and investment, the question of freight, the movement of people and goods – whether by air, sea or rail – becomes very important. And this is one of the items on the agenda.

Partnership Agreement

Last year, a partnership agreement was signed between the two airlines and we are evaluating the progress.

Kilavuka said the pan-African partnership will provide customers with “the best possible benefits and connectivity for Africa’s growth.”

“The expected benefits of the pan-African approach will lead to the creation of Africa’s most formidable airline group, benefiting from two attractive hubs with the greatest traffic – Nairobi and Johannesburg – and an opportunity for expansion into South Africa. ‘Ouest such as the proposal for Air Senegal under consideration,’ said the CEO of Kenya Airways.

“The airline group will boost tourism routes linked to Kenya and South Africa, sectors that account for eight percent and three percent of the respective countries’ GDP.”

Apart from improving diplomatic and trade relations between the two major economies, the partnership is also expected to improve the customer experience for travelers from both regions.

“The KQ/SAA will benefit from economies of scale: shared services such as maintenance, supply, systems and joint expansion of cargo operations.

“Through the codeshare agreement with Kenya Airways, SAA’s valued customers will benefit from new travel choices to East African markets via Kenya’s extensive network and hub in Nairobi, providing seamless travel failure and recognition of status,” said Professor John Lamola, CEO of South African Airlines. .

Approved by the Alliance

The establishment of extensive codeshares has received endorsement from their respective alliances – Sky Team (Kenya) and Star Alliance (SAA), a network of 24 commercial airline members operating in 184 countries.

SAA says it will introduce flights to Blantyre and Lilongwe in Malawi, Windhoek in Namibia and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe before the start of the festive season.

With increased frequencies to Accra in Ghana, Cape Town, Durban in South Africa, Harare in Zimbabwe, Lusaka in Zambia, Mauritius and Kinshasa in DR Congo, these changes represent the second phase of SAA’s post-Covid recovery plan .

KQ, for its part, suffered a setback last week due to a strike by its pilots.

It has faced competition on its traditional routes to West Africa and London, with Ethiopian Airlines and RwandAir increasing their frequencies.

Rwanda Air direct flights

RwandAir launched direct flights between Heathrow and Kigali from November 6. The airline has operated flights between London Gatwick and Kigali since May 26, 2017 via Brussels.

In 2020, the Rwandan airline moved to London Heathrow.

SAA is still suffering from the Covid blues. Cash generated from operations is insufficient to meet its debt obligations as airline activity remains under pressure. Last month it received a boost when the International Air Services Council allowed it to retain all traffic rights on historic routes, after giving up a number of frequencies on destinations it does not serve. not currently.

“SAA continues to operate its current network and schedules with six regional and three national destinations,” said Lamola.

“Currently the airline has deployed additional capacity on the Cape route to meet demand and we have increased the size of aircraft on the Harare route.”

From paper to market

Observers say that if KQ and SAA can overcome their internal challenges in moving the partnership from paper to market, defining structures, navigating regulators and embracing open skies, the tie-up could also be what lifts them out of their current quagmire. .

“A co-ownership operation is likely to protect the carrier from the predatory tendencies that have led the partners into dangerous territory as one watches over the other. On the other hand, embracing competition under the SAATM (Single African Air Transport Market) would incentivize them to offer a compelling and competitive product to support their survival,” adds a figure from the Aviation Regulatory Space in Africa.

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Free movement of persons: the African Union requests the support of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) https://we-are-africa.org/free-movement-of-persons-the-african-union-requests-the-support-of-the-economic-community-of-west-african-states-ecowas/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 18:37:03 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/free-movement-of-persons-the-african-union-requests-the-support-of-the-economic-community-of-west-african-states-ecowas/ Download logo A delegation from the African Union paid a working visit to the ECOWAS Commission today, 10 November 2022. The delegation led by Rita Amukhobu, the Coordinator of the Free Movement Program of the African Union Commission ( AUC) was at the ECOWAS Commission to solicit ECOWAS support with the implementation of the AU […]]]>
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A delegation from the African Union paid a working visit to the ECOWAS Commission today, 10 November 2022. The delegation led by Rita Amukhobu, the Coordinator of the Free Movement Program of the African Union Commission ( AUC) was at the ECOWAS Commission to solicit ECOWAS support with the implementation of the AU Free Movement Protocol.

Rita Amukhobu, Coordinator of the Free Movement Program of the African Union Commission (AUC), speaking to the President of the ECOWAS Commission, HE Dr Omar Alieu Touray, requested the support of ECOWAS for the signing and Ratification of the AU Free Movement Protocol among members. States. ECOWAS, she said, is a leader in Africa on free movement, as such the AU relies on ECOWAS to support the continental integration process regarding free movement.

HE Dr. Omar Alieu Touray, President of the ECOWAS Commission, in his address emphasized that free trade moves with the free movement of people and goods. He added that there is a need to simplify the ratification process to encourage more countries to ratify the AU Free Movement Protocol and that political will is also important.

The meeting took place in the presence of Mr. Abdou Kolley, the Chief of Staff of the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Mr. Albert Siaw-Boateng, Director Free Movement of Persons, Migration & Tourism, ECOWAS Commission. and Mr. Daniel Lago, Legal Director, ECOWAS Commission.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

This press release was issued by APO. Content is not vetted by the African Business editorial team and none of the content has been verified or validated by our editorial teams, proofreaders or fact checkers. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

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Their lagoons are languishing, Spain’s precious wetlands are drying up, including the country’s ‘crown jewel’ https://we-are-africa.org/their-lagoons-are-languishing-spains-precious-wetlands-are-drying-up-including-the-countrys-crown-jewel/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 14:39:04 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/their-lagoons-are-languishing-spains-precious-wetlands-are-drying-up-including-the-countrys-crown-jewel/ DOÑANA NATIONAL PARK, Spain (AP) – Flamingos, herons and fish once filled a freshwater lagoon in southern Spain. Today is a fetid brown stain. The murmur of the wind in the grass is a sad substitute for the cacophony of migrating birds. Biologist Carmen Díaz walks on cracked mud. The lagoon at the heart of […]]]>

DOÑANA NATIONAL PARK, Spain (AP) – Flamingos, herons and fish once filled a freshwater lagoon in southern Spain. Today is a fetid brown stain. The murmur of the wind in the grass is a sad substitute for the cacophony of migrating birds.

Biologist Carmen Díaz walks on cracked mud. The lagoon at the heart of Spain’s Doñana Nature Reserve is a puddle. The park called “the crown jewel of Spain” may be dying.

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Cracks in the mud are seen in a dry wetland in Doñana Natural Park, southwestern Spain, Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Agriculture and tourism had already drained the aquifer feeding Doñana. Then climate change hit Spain with record high temperatures and prolonged drought this year.

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Agriculture and tourism had already drained the aquifer feeding Doñana. Then climate change hit Spain with record high temperatures and prolonged drought this year. The disappearance of the Santa Olalla de Doñana lagoon in August has Díaz, 66, worried that the ecosystem she has studied for four decades is gone for good.

“Seeing that last piece of water makes me think the whole park is dry,” Díaz said.

The Santa Olalla de Doñana Lagoon was the largest of the few lagoons that maintained water year-round, providing a summer reservoir of aquatic plants and animals.

Sitting on an estuary where the Guadalquivir River meets the Atlantic Ocean, Doñana covers 74,000 hectares (182,000 acres). The reserve was founded in the 1960s with the help of the environmental group WWF. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve, Doñana is a wintering site for half a million waterfowl and a stopover for millions of other birds migrating from Africa to northern Europe . Home to five endangered bird species, including the endangered Spanish imperial eagle, Doñana is also home to a breeding and rescue center for the endangered Iberian lynx.

“The solution should have come at least 20 years ago but nothing has been done. The environment always loses out to the economy,” said Díaz, a researcher at Spain’s National Research Council. “Doñana has been the jewel in Spain’s crown because it’s an iconic park, and we’re letting it go. “.

Birds' nests lie on top of trees in Doñana Natural Park, southwestern Spain, Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Agriculture and tourism had already drained the aquifer feeding Doñana.  Then climate change hit Spain with record high temperatures and prolonged drought this year.

Birds’ nests lie on top of trees in Doñana Natural Park, southwestern Spain, Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Agriculture and tourism had already drained the aquifer feeding Doñana. Then climate change hit Spain with record high temperatures and prolonged drought this year.

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Doñana encompasses two major ecosystems. Besides the wooded dunes, there are marshes along the Guadalquivir.

Spanish galleons once brought silver from the Spanish American colonies here upriver from Seville. Then scientists and conservationists came from all over the world. Now Doñana is a case study in how humans destroy natural resources.

Eight pairs of imperial eagles produced just two chicks in 2022, said Carlos Dávila, who works in Doñana for environmental group SEO Birdlife.

“It’s been a disastrous year for the imperial eagle,” he said.

When the Doñana aquifer fills with rain, lagoons emerge in the swallow depressions between the dunes, creating refuges for turtles, frogs and aquatic plants. From atop a dune inside the reserve, the 360-degree view of low trees and sand is interrupted only by a tight mass of buildings seen as you look outward. ‘Atlantic.

They are in Matalascañas, a former fishing village that has been transformed into a seaside resort, with hotels, swimming pools and a golf course that has now disappeared. The water in Matalascañas comes from wells that draw from the aquifer. The European Court of Justice cited Matalascañas as responsible for drying up some of Doñana’s once-permanent lagoons. The Spanish government has approved a plan to redirect water from another region to supply Matalascañas.

“The biggest problem is that this development is tapping into the aquifer using wells very close to the lagoons,” Díaz said. “It forms a cone of depression that hurts the nearest lagoons, which are the best, because they are the biggest.”

A two-hour drive south of Seville, you enter Huelva, a rural province including the Doñana reserve. Like other regions close to the Spanish coast, Huelva has worked hard to become one of the main agricultural regions in Europe. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries replaced olives, cereals and potatoes in the 1980s. European customers pay a lot more for the berries, but the harvest needs a lot more water than the olives.

In 2004, authorities divided farmland into areas eligible for irrigation and areas that could only grow crops with rainwater. But with the boom in the berry trade, some farmers whose land was excluded from irrigation areas still dug wells. According to the WWF, there are between 1,000 and 2,000 illegal wells used to irrigate some 2,000 hectares (4,900 acres) of bays outside the reserve.

Outside the reserve’s boundaries, road signs warn drivers to be on the lookout for lynx. Greenhouses mainly contain berries.

“Maybe 50% (of the damage done to the park) is due to drought and lack of rain, but the other 50% is to blame for the lack of governance in the area, the cutting off of tributaries and illegal wells. “WWF’s Felipe Fuentelsaz told the AP.

The authorities have succeeded in closing more than 400 wells and buying agricultural land to clear the crops, but far from being discouraged, many farmers are pushing the authorities to reclassify their land as irrigable.

A group represents 1,500 farmers who believe they were unfairly excluded from 2004 irrigation plans. Spokesman Julio Díaz said many families have the right to water and should be able to use it.

“What we are going to do is make sure that these farmers get their historical rights back, which they had before,” Díaz said. “Nothing will be increased, but we have to get back what they once had.”

Spain’s central government fears that increased water use could earn it a hefty fine from the European Union.

The government plans to redirect water from rivers that lie further west to Doñana to relieve pressure on the aquifer. The group represented by Julio Díaz wants the water to come to them. But other farmers who have used legal wells on land declared irrigable say it’s not that fast.

Manuel Delgado, spokesperson for 300 farmers in the town of Almonte, said his group believes that any new water should go to farmers who already have water rights, so they can close their legal wells and protect the aquifer.

“If there is new land declared eligible for irrigation, we will not be able to replace legal wells with surface water,” he said. “There won’t be water for everyone.”

AP photojournalist Bernat Armangue and AP video journalist Helena Alves contributed to this report.

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Sharjah will present its latest destinations and events at the WTM https://we-are-africa.org/sharjah-will-present-its-latest-destinations-and-events-at-the-wtm/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 14:22:15 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/sharjah-will-present-its-latest-destinations-and-events-at-the-wtm/ Through its participation, SCTDA will pursue its strategic objectives of promoting the emirate as a popular travel destination at prestigious global events. The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has announced its participation in the World Travel Market 2022 (WTM), which brings together 51,000 travel and tourism industry professionals to the British capital from […]]]>

Through its participation, SCTDA will pursue its strategic objectives of promoting the emirate as a popular travel destination at prestigious global events.

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has announced its participation in the World Travel Market 2022 (WTM), which brings together 51,000 travel and tourism industry professionals to the British capital from November 7-9.

Through its participation, SCTDA will pursue its strategic objectives of promoting the emirate as a popular travel destination at prestigious global events. The entity leads a delegation of 17 public and private sector entities, namely Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA), Sharjah International Airport, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF), Expo Center Sharjah, Sharjah Heritage Institute, Sharjah Sports Council, Sharjah Old Cars Club, Sharjah Airport Travel Agency (SATA), Sharjah National Hotels, Golden Sands Hotel, The Chedi Al Bait Hotel, Al Badayer Retreat by Mysk, Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa, Coral Beach Resort Sharjah, COSMO Travel and TravTalk.

These entities will present their latest developments across the emirate, including key projects taking shape in the key sectors of tourism, leisure, heritage, culture, sports and hospitality, as well as the measures that they take to preserve the rich biodiversity and cultural heritage of Sharjah. With their participation, SCTDA will also highlight its new developments and projects, tourism offers and services, stay options and hotel establishments across the emirate.

The Sharjah Pavilion at WTM 2022, managed by SCTDA, will serve as a nexus for potential businesses, investors, travel professionals as well as visitors and tourists in Europe to dwell on their areas of interest and learn more about new and emerging perspectives in Sharjah’s dynamic travel and tourism market.

Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of SCTDA, said: “As an international forum to promote new global tourist destinations in the European market, Sharjah’s participation in the WTM this year will provide a unique opportunity to consolidate the position of the emirate. globally as one of the region’s favourites. destination. »

Sheikha Hoor Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, President and Director of Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF), said: “The Sharjah Art Foundation is delighted to be part of this year’s World Travel Market alongside Sharjah Tourism. Our participation in such a global tourism event not only underscores our strong commitment to engaging communities through arts and culture, but also encourages people to experience Sharjah’s rich heritage and our exciting contemporary initiatives. An important part of our mandate is to preserve the city’s historic sites by converting them into spaces to cultivate and catalyze cultural and artistic thought. The Foundation shines a light on Sharjah’s distinct culture and history and encourages an understanding of the transformative role of art through our exhibitions, performances, music and film programs throughout the year, as well as our core initiatives, including the Sharjah Biennale and the March meeting.

Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, Chairwoman of the Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA), said, “We are part of Sharjah’s showcase at WTM 2022 to help promote Sharjah and its achievements as a as a leading international tourist destination. One of our main offerings this year is the Sharjah Safari – the world’s largest wildlife safari outside of Africa, hosting over 120 species in environments similar to native African terrain, which added a competitive element unique for tourism in Sharjah.

Ali Salem Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah International Airport Authority, said: “Our participation in this edition is part of the Sharjah government’s strategy to attract more investment in the travel sector and tourism, which is a key pillar of our national plan for sustainable economic growth as well as a major contributor to boosting Sharjah’s profile on the global travel and tourism map.

Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseer, Acting CEO of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), said: “Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), is delighted to be part of the pavilion. of Sharjah at WTM 2022 led by Sharjah Trade and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), which will bring the world’s attention to the latest unique developments and projects in the leisure, hospitality and tourism sectors , adventure, culture and heritage that raise the profile of the emirate as a winning example of a city where business, life and the environment live in perfect harmony with each other.

Essa Hilal Al Hazzami, Chairman of the Sharjah Sports Council, noted that this participation is an opportunity for the Council to highlight how sport plays a major role in harnessing the country’s potential.

Historically and geographically diverse, reflecting its civilization and city, he said hosting major world tournaments and events and having direct contact with UAE guests offers a direct and powerful message to all, including the impact is stronger than traditional advertising messages.

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Trade Committee to Investigate High Sugar Prices https://we-are-africa.org/trade-committee-to-investigate-high-sugar-prices/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 19:39:57 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/trade-committee-to-investigate-high-sugar-prices/ Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has tasked the Trade, Tourism and Industry Committee to look into the country’s high sugar costs. This followed a matter of national importance raised by the Hon. Nakifuma County MP Fred Ssimbwa on rising sugar prices and falling sugar cane prices during the plenary on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. Ssimbwa […]]]>

Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has tasked the Trade, Tourism and Industry Committee to look into the country’s high sugar costs.

This followed a matter of national importance raised by the Hon. Nakifuma County MP Fred Ssimbwa on rising sugar prices and falling sugar cane prices during the plenary on Wednesday, November 2, 2022.

Ssimbwa said that over the past four months the price of sugar has gone from Shs 150,000 for a 50kg bag in May to Shs 165,000 for the same in June 2022.

He said the price of sugar fell four times in September and October from Shs185,000 to Shs195,000 in just nine days. He said that in less than a week, that price went down again from Shs 215,000 to Shs 217,000.

Simwa Audio

He said the farm gate price of sugarcane continued to fall despite the high sugar price in his Nakifuma constituency.

“Some places like Kikuubo, a bag of sugar costs between 230,000 and 240,000 Shs per bag [of 50kg]. I seek explanations from the Ministry of Commerce on the current sugar situation,” he said.

The Minister of State for Trade, Hon. Harriet Ntabazi said the issue of rising prices was a serious matter given that there was excess production of sugar following the establishment of new factories over the past two years.

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President Anita Among asked the minister to outline what the government will do to stabilize sugar prices.

She also asked the Trade and Tourism Committee to look into the matter and report back to the House.

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Distributed by APO Group on behalf of the Parliament of the Republic of Uganda.

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Work from anywhere? Africa says ‘Work from here’: Travel Weekly https://we-are-africa.org/work-from-anywhere-africa-says-work-from-here-travel-weekly/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 14:22:19 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/work-from-anywhere-africa-says-work-from-here-travel-weekly/ Dorine Reinstein According to a study conducted by the management consulting firm McKinsey, 35% of American job holders are able to work full-time out of the office, and 23% can do so part-time. It’s no surprise, then, that the “work from anywhere” trend has taken such a leap forward in the United States, especially since […]]]>

Dorine Reinstein

According to a study conducted by the management consulting firm McKinsey, 35% of American job holders are able to work full-time out of the office, and 23% can do so part-time. It’s no surprise, then, that the “work from anywhere” trend has taken such a leap forward in the United States, especially since the pandemic.

The trend has not gone unnoticed in Africa. A growing number of countries on the continent are recognizing the opportunity offered by international workers, whether they are digital nomads, bleisure travelers or MICE visitors.

Mauritius is an example. With the aim of encouraging the organization of international events in Mauritius, the Economic Development Board Mauritius has announced a reimbursement program for the MICE industry. An event organizer can claim a refund of VAT amounting to 15% of accommodation costs (excluding alcoholic beverages) from the Mauritius Revenue Authority.

The Namibian Investment Promotion and Development Board has launched the Namibia Digital Nomad Visa scheme. The new visa, which will be available to freelancers or people working remotely for businesses outside of Namibia, makes it easier for foreign nationals to live and work in the country for up to six months. South Africa is working on a similar visa plan, which authorities hope will be announced shortly.

According to safari operators in Africa, work has definitely become more popular since the pandemic, and this trend offers distinct opportunities for travel agents in the United States.

Raza Visram of African Mecca Safaris, said working travelers tend to spend two to three months in Africa in different regions. They are usually couples or individuals. “We recently had a traveler join our safari in Tanzania after completing work in Egypt and South Africa,” he said.

Many employers and employees have found that not only is remote work possible, but that it can have multiple benefits, such as increased productivity, said Onne Vegter, managing director of Wild Wings Safaris. He said that to consider a “work safari”, the main requirement would be a fast and stable internet connection that is reliable enough for video conferencing.

Opportunity for travel agents

Collin Thaver, Managing Director of Southern Africa 360, has seen a noticeable increase in the popularity of work and has even had clients traveling to Southern Africa with Southern Africa 360 for over a year. Although Thaver pointed out that digital nomads tend to book directly through platforms like Airbnb rather than through travel agents, that doesn’t mean there isn’t an opportunity for travel agents to tap into this market.

“The more travel agents promote the option of work, or even a combination of vacation with work to extend travel time, the more likely this trend will increase,” Thaver said. He added that travel agents can put the idea in travelers’ minds by suggesting they extend their vacation to include “work from anywhere” time. “For example, a family may have a lot of school holidays, but one parent only has one week of vacation. Agents may suggest to the family that this parent add an extra week to their trip, but as time work; the rest of the family can continue exploring during work hours.”

According to Thaver, Cape Town is a great option as there is a wide variety of accommodation options, working restaurants and cafes as well as a great exchange rate for Americans. “Cape Town also makes an ideal base for exploring other parts of the country as well as day trips and weekend breaks away from Cape Town,” he said, adding that safari lodges in the area Kruger National Park as well as the North West and Limpopo provinces are also easily accessible from Cape Town via direct flights.

Vegter agreed that South Africa is a great option. He noted that safari lodges in very remote areas are less likely to have a reliable cell phone signal and fast Wi-Fi (satellite internet with decent bandwidth is still quite expensive and therefore little widespread in much of the country). This is why travel agents looking for suitable work destinations should look for less remote safari lodges that are close enough to a town or city. There are plenty of options among safari tourist hubs such as Hoedspruit, Maun, Kasane, Victoria Falls, Livingstone and Arusha, among others, Vegter said.

The downside of working in Africa is the distance from the United States, said Jim Holden, president of Holden Safaris. “It’s one thing to work remotely in Africa but it’s another when you’re urgently called back to the office in the USA and you can’t get there for several days.”

Holden added that the other hurdle is the fragile nature of the infrastructure in terms of reliable and consistent power supply to run all of today’s computing gadgets that keep the works running. “During Covid, a Zoom call from a provider in Africa was more prone to signal interruptions than from, say, Europe,” he said.

Key questions for travel agents

When planning work for a client, Vegter suggests travel agents ask lodges or destination management companies the following questions:

• Is there high-speed Internet access at the lodge, in the rooms and in the common areas?
• How stable is the Wi-Fi and what is the internet speed (downloading and download speed)?
• Is the connection free or does the lodge charge for bandwidth beyond a tokenless amount?
• Can the lodge’s internet handle video conferencing, such as Zoom meetings?
• Is there cell phone signal at the lodge? If so, which network, and how many bars?
• Does the lodge have electricity 24/7? Is there backup power in case of load shedding?
• Does each room have a desk and a comfortable chair where you can put a laptop and work?

Thaver’s advice to agents: Use a destination management company as they will be better qualified to advise on local logistics, options and tips and will be on the ground to help you.

“Each client will have a unique set of requirements, so each should be dealt with on a case-by-case basis so that an option that specifically suits each client can be tailor-made,” he concluded.

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Museum of Downtown Charleston to Host Pre-Opening Event > Charleston Business Journal https://we-are-africa.org/museum-of-downtown-charleston-to-host-pre-opening-event-charleston-business-journal/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 15:53:09 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/museum-of-downtown-charleston-to-host-pre-opening-event-charleston-business-journal/ Ahead of its scheduled opening date in January, the International African American Museum in Downtown Charleston is hosting a pre-opening worship service in November. The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, will join museum officials and the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina for a pre-opening worship service, titled […]]]>

Ahead of its scheduled opening date in January, the International African American Museum in Downtown Charleston is hosting a pre-opening worship service in November.

The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, will join museum officials and the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina for a pre-opening worship service, titled “The Journey: A Call to Action for Historical, Spiritual and Social Justice.”

The service is open to the public and begins at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 7396 Rivers Ave., North Charleston.

A private ‘blessing of water and holy land’ will take place before the worship service at the museum site ‘overlooking the Atlantic Passages through which thousands of enslaved Africans entered the port “, said a press release from the museum.

During the evening worship service, Curry “will offer a message of hope and words of inspiration and empowerment to people of all backgrounds and belief systems in the Lowcountry community and beyond,” the statement read.

To register for worship, click here.

The International African American Museum, which is set to open Jan. 21, is located on the site of Gadsden’s Wharf in downtown Charleston, where many slaves landed from Africa. Emphasis will be placed on the cultural, social and economic impact of slavery in the Americas and on the diverse journeys and achievements of slaves and their descendants.

Contact Jason at 864-568-7570.

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UAE visa ban leads to 3.3 billion spent on weekly flights https://we-are-africa.org/uae-visa-ban-leads-to-3-3-billion-spent-on-weekly-flights/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 02:01:49 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/uae-visa-ban-leads-to-3-3-billion-spent-on-weekly-flights/ Following the United Arab Emirates (UAE) immigration decision last week to stop issuing visas to Nigerians, stakeholders and travel experts said the UAE would lose more than Nigeria if the decision is not was not cancelled. According to BusinessDay calculations, Nigerians spent around 3.3 billion naira a week on flights to the UAE before airfares […]]]>

Following the United Arab Emirates (UAE) immigration decision last week to stop issuing visas to Nigerians, stakeholders and travel experts said the UAE would lose more than Nigeria if the decision is not was not cancelled.

According to BusinessDay calculations, Nigerians spent around 3.3 billion naira a week on flights to the UAE before airfares increased.

Seyi Adewale, Managing Director of Mainstream Cargo Limited, said while the UAE visa ban does not affect cargo entering the country from the UAE, it will affect the trade volume of Nigerians. who travel to Dubai for business and shopping.

He said: “The UAE is a big commercial beneficiary of Nigeria. Nigerians spend a lot of money in Dubai. Emirates operates several flights from Nigeria, but Nigerian carriers are unable to repatriate a quarter of the number of flights that Emirates operates from Nigeria.

“Dubai is also a transit point for thousands of travelers from Nigeria every week, but there are alternatives for Nigerians as they can transit from Addis Ababa, Egypt, Kenya and other African destinations. to Europe and the United States.

He said the Nigerians who would be affected by the visa ban are the wealthy who still like to shop in Dubai and the political juggernauts who hold frequent meetings there.

He said that in terms of trade, the UAE would be the losers.

He said he suspected the visa ban was aimed at forcing the federal government to repatriate trapped funds belonging to Emirates and containing recent public unrest by some Africans, some of whom are believed to be Nigerians in Dubai.

In August, a video emerged in which young Africans, believed to be Nigerians, were seen fighting in a community in Dubai and destroying public property.

The Nigerian community in Dubai, under the umbrella of the Organization of Nigerians in Diaspora, the United Arab Emirates chapter, was quick to condemn the development while in particular hailing the swift intervention of the Dubai Police which brought arrest some of the thugs.

After arresting them, police said a criminal case had been filed against the suspects and they would be referred to the prosecution for further action.

Dubai is one of the top destinations visited by Nigerians for summer, vacation, medical and recreational tourism among others.

Nigeria continued to rank as Dubai’s largest source market for visitors to Africa, with double-digit growth from 2017 to 2019.

According to the latest inbound tourism data for Dubai, 144,000 Nigerians visited the emirate between January and August 2019, marking a 33% year-on-year increase. The result went on to make Nigeria Dubai the fastest growing visitor source market in 2019.

Travel experts say those numbers must have doubled as more airlines increased flights and frequencies to the UAE after 2019.

Travel experts and stakeholders say the UAE visa ban would affect the country more than it would affect Nigeria as Nigerians spend a lot in Dubai through trade and investment, medical expenses and tourism, thereby boosting foreign direct investment from the UAE.

“The UAE will lose more by not allowing Nigerians to enter their country and Nigeria would gain. Nigerians are big spenders and the UAE is their main market,” said Susan Akporiaye, President of the National Association of Travel Agents of Nigeria.

Akporiaye said the UAE will lose revenue from issuing visas and businesses in the UAE will suffer.

Airlines Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Egypt Air, Etihad Rwanda and Air Peace fly directly or connect passengers to Dubai.

BusinessDay findings show that Emirates, which operates a daily return flight from Dubai to Lagos and Abuja, handles an average of 600 arriving passengers and 600 departing passengers on the Lagos and Abuja routes. This means the airline handles 1,200 arriving and returning passengers daily on the Dubai-Abuja and Dubai-Lagos routes. BusinessDay also found that 50% of Emirates passengers travel to Dubai. This means that of the 1,200 passengers, 600 are daily passengers from Dubai and 4,200 passengers per week.

Ethiopian Airlines, which also connects flights to Dubai, operates two daily flights to Lagos and Abuja, averaging 3oo per flight and carries 1,200 passengers for return flights on the two routes. The results show that 30% of Ethiopian airline passengers connect to Dubai. This means that the airline carries 360 passengers to Dubai daily. In one week, the airline carries 2,520 passengers to Dubai.

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Egypt Air, which also carries connecting passengers to Dubai, operates two daily flights to Lagos and Abuja. With an average of 250 passengers per flight, the airline carries 1,000 passengers for return flights on both routes.

BusinessDay findings show that 20% of Egypt Air passengers connect to Dubai. This means that the airline flies 200 passengers per day to Dubai and 1,400 passengers per week.

Etihad, which only operates daily flights from Lagos to Abu Dhabi, with an average of 300 passengers, airlifts 600 passengers on the return flight and airlifts about 10% of passengers traveling by road to Dubai. This implies that the airline carries 60 passengers daily to Dubai and 420 passengers per week.

Rwanda operates daily flights from Lagos with an average of 300 passengers per flight. The airline accounts for 20% of Dubai’s passenger traffic. Therefore, in one day, the airline carries 60 passengers to Dubai daily and 420 passengers per week.

Air Peace, which operates three weekly flights to Sharjah and connects to other destinations, flies an average of 200 passengers one way and 200 passengers round trip. This implies that in a week the airline flies 1,200 passengers to Sharjah, but has about 30% connecting passengers to Dubai. This means that Air Peace flies 360 passengers a week to Dubai.

This means that the six international airlines operating and connecting flights to Dubai carry 9,320 passengers per week to Dubai with Emirates Airlifting (4,200 passengers), Ethiopian Airlines (2,520), Egypt Air (1,400), Etihad (420 passengers ), Rwanda (420 passengers) and Air Peace (360 passengers).

Before the spike in ticket prices, a one-way ticket from Lagos or Abuja to Dubai and vice versa cost an average of N350,000. If a total of 9,320 passengers traveling to Dubai pay N350,000 per flight, this implies that 9,320 passengers would pay N3.3 billion for a week for flights to the UAE.

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