Africa Travel News Updates

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HOW GHANA’S HISTORIC HOMECOMING IS CHANGING AFRICA
Ghana is having a moment and some describe it as akin to the Harlem Renaissance…
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IN SEYCHELLES, NATURE IS PRIVED ABOVE MASS TOURISM
The Indian Ocean archipelago, a chain of 115 islands, is a byword for luxury holidays, Instagram-perfect beaches and has gained a reputation as a honeymoon idyll.
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TOURISM’S ROLE IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT ACROSS AFRICA HIGHLIGHTED AT UNWTO FORUM
The role of tourism and investment in African development took center stage at the FITUR trade fair in Madrid…
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ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES WILL FLY DIRECTLY TO HOUSTON FROM NIGERIA SOON
Firiehiwot Mekonnen, General Manager of Ethiopian Airlines in Nigeria, talks about the airline’s vision and mission as it continues to break more boundaries…
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AFRICA’S FIRST DESIGN-LED HYBRID HOTEL HAS LANDED IN CAPE TOWN
The first design-led hybrid hotel in Africa has opened its doors in Cape Town – and it’s all down to one of the continent’s youngest and most successful tourism entrepreneurs, Bheki Dube.
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THE MOST INVITING CITY IN AFRICA?
Although there are many factors that have led to Kigali’s solid infrastructure and booming development, one thing stands out as the organising principle: umuganda.
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SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS CELEBRATES THE NEW AIRBUS350 WITH LOW FARES OF $350 EACH WAY TO JOHANNESBURG
The new Airbus A350-900 offers an enhanced international travel experience…
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SÃO TOMÉ AND PRÍNCIPE, TUNISIA, & ZAMBIA APPEAR ON CNN TRAVEL’S 20 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN 2020
Whether you want to relax on a remote island off the coast of Africa, ride Germany’s coolest trains or spot howling monkeys in South America, there is much to explore heading into a new decade in 2020.
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SKIFT: THE MEGATRENDS DEFINING TRAVEL IN 2020
From the new role of subscription travel to the importance of urban living innovations and the impact of Gen Z, these are among the megatrends in travel we’re watching in 2020. – Tom Lowry
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BORN FREE SAFARIS & TOURS LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE FEATURING TREND SETTING SAFARI PLANNER
‘journeys can be customized to select bespoke experiences that are geared to the client’s comfort level, special interests, budget with a choice of accommodations.’
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AFRƎEculture EXPLORES THE FEMININE SUBJECT WITHIN CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Presented in collaboration with the inaugural edition of AFREEculture, a new annual salon celebrating creativity from Africa and its diaspora…
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PRESIDENT KENYATTA AGREES TO CHAMPION AFRICAN UNION’S CULTURE AND THE ARTS AGENDA
The President agreed to take up the new role after receiving a special message from President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta of Mali…
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AFRICAN STYLE MAKES DEBUT AT PARIS HAUTE COUTURE WEEK
Cameroonian designer Imane Ayissi blended European style with African flair for a catwalk collection that marked the first time a designer from sub-Saharan Africa had joined the Paris haute couture fashion week.
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ANGELIQUE KIDJO WINS BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM FOR ‘CELIA’ | 2020 GRAMMYS
"Four years ago on this stage, I was telling you that the new generations of artists coming from Africa gonna take you by storm and the time has come"
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NIGERIAN MUSIC REVENUE’TO HIT $86M IN 2021′
Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said Nigeria music revenue in the West African nation is projected to reach about 3.1 billion Naira ($86m) in 2021.
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FOUR SOUTH AFRICAN DESIGNERS YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW
A rising energy in South African design is ushering the country’s fashion talent into the spotlight, buoyed by Thebe Magugu’s LVMH Prize win last year.
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MEET THE TRIO TAKING THE WORLD’S FASHION INDUSTRY BY STORM WITH AFRICAN INSPIRED BRANDS
Daily Paper is an Amsterdam- based fashion and lifestyle brand established in 2012 by three childhood friends…
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NETFLIX’S FIRST AFRICAN ORIGINAL SERIES STARS A JASON BOURNE-LIKE HEROINE
The South African crime drama stars Pearl Thusi as a special agent tackling dangerous missions.
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THREE WAYS INVESTORS CAN GROW AFRICA’S CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
Don’t forget the creative industries in the race to unlock the growth and jobs Africa needs.
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A DAZZLING NEW SHOW REVEALS HOW AFRICAN ARTISTS ARE REINVENTING FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY – SEE THEIR WORK HERE
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FEATURED EVENTS
TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW – CHICAGO
8-9 Chicago 2020
Donald E. Stephens Conv Ctr
Chicago, IL USA
AFRƎEculture
19-22 February 2020
Jnane Tamsna Hotel
Marrakech, Morocco
MEETINGS AFRICA
24-26 February 2020
Sandton Convention Centre
Johannesburg, South Africa
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