#IndiaOutbound launches #Africa section

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India Outbound has the pleasure to present you a unique section on its flagship website dedicated to Africa travel news and a monthly B2B newsletter focusing on the promotion of travel & tourism development in African countries for the Indian travel trade. This initiative is the first of its kind in the Indian market and we look forward to provide timely and accurate information on Africa and contribute to a better understanding and knowledge of the continent that is often a victim of bias, clichés and other false information.

WTM Africa & IGLTA take initiatives to make it an inclusive event in 2020

WTM Africa (WTMA) in partnership with the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) will see the introduction of an LGBTQ+ travel event named EQUAL Africa in 2020. EQUAL Africa stands for equal love, rights…

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Highlights of Magical Kenya Tourism Expo 2019

India was once again one of the key markets for East African countries at the Magical Kenya Tourism Expo 2019. In 2018, tourism arrivals to Kenya soared to 2,025,206, a growth of 37.33 pc as compared to the preceding year.

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Air India starts flight services on Mumbai-Nairobi route

Air India resumed its direct flights between Mumbai and Nairobi on November 27 after a two-month delay, as it was supposed to begin on September 27 but was delayed until this month due to technical issues.

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Route 67, a unique tribute to Mandela

Celebrating South Africa’s iconic hero Nelson Mandela, we explore Route 67, located mainly in the city of Port Elizabeth, consisting of 67 public artworks that symbolise 67 years of the leader’s political life and work…

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Seychelles Tourism highlights its three main islands to Indian tour operators

Seychelles Tourism Board conducted a FAM trip for the Indian tour operators to showcase the beauty of its three main islands – Mahe, Praslin and La Digue. The week-long educational trip gave the tour operators an opportunity to experience…

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Victoria’s clock tower chimes again after repair in Seychelles

Victoria, the capital city of Seychelles is often referred to as the world’s smallest capital and equally often as the Capital of the Kreol World. In the centre of Victoria stands a landmark. A clock tower, which every visitor to the islands…

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Madagascar Tourism organises four-city roadshow in India

Madagascar National Tourism Board in collaboration with Air Madagascar, Air Austral, Tsaradia and Air Mauritius held their first sales mission in India, organised by KSA Enterprise with its four-city roadshow in New Delhi,…

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Freddie Mercury Museum opens in Zanzibar

A museum dedicated to the world music legend Freddie Mercury has been opened on the island of Zanzibar and is located in Shangani in the heart of Zanzibar Stone Town. The new tourism facility was officially inaugurated on November 24, 2019,…

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BLS International becomes a partner for Libya visa services in India

BLS International, an outsourcing service provider in visa, passport, consular and citizen has become exclusive visa service partner for Embassy of Libya in India, to regale Indian travellers to Libya. Embassy of Libya in India along…

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UNWTO focuses on rural tourism in Africa

A workshop on ‘Digitalisation of Rural Services’ was organised by the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)in Johannesburg on November 6-8. World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) at…

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Uber begins water transport in Lagos

Uber has begun to offer water-based shared transport in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital. They had some time ago announced that they would sooner or later begin to use pilotless gyrocopters, once the technology for the equipment and the…

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Coastal Aviation to increase ticket prices to Kigali due to revised fee rise

Coastal Aviation, a charter airline has advised passengers intending to book on their flights to Kigali, that effective December 1 onwards ticket prices must be revised upwards. This appears to be the result of a whopping 233 pc increase in flight clearance…

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Marrakech – Africa’s top travel destination, says TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor, the American travel and restaurant website company has named Marrakech as Africa’s top travel destination, also making it into position nine of the global top ten rankings in a list recently published by the company.

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Uganda retains her reputation as one of Africa’s best birding destinations

Uganda, one of the global birding fraternity’s most sought after destinations, has an inventory of some 1,061 species on record. These comprise both resident birds and migratory species, which use Uganda’s extensive wetlands,…

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Malawi introduces e-visa services to help promote tourism

Effective November 1, 2019, the e-visa portal launched by Malawi will allow travellers to fill and submit an application, upload required documents including photos and pay for visa fees making it easier for them to get…

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Minors travelling to South Africa don’t need unabridged birth certificate anymore

According to a directive recently signed by home affairs minister Arron Motsoaledi, international minors travelling to South Africa no longer require unabridged birth certificates or consent letters when travelling with their parents.

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WTM Africa to celebrate African story telling with travel and tourism awards

WTM Africa has partnered with idea architects, idna, to unleash the power of storytelling at the inaugural WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards that will be held in April next year. The awards will recognise the work of individuals…

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