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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.

Magical Kenya targets 20 pc growth in Indian tourists in 2020

Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) exhibited at OTM Mumbai, one of India’s largest travel trade exhibitions, to position Kenya as the preferred holiday destination and to provide a business networking platform for the Kenyan travel trade to engage,…

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High Commission of Rwanda-New Delhi hosts ‘Rwanda-The Royal Tour’ workshop in Mumbai

The High Commission of Rwanda-New Delhi, India, and Rwanda Development Board organised a workshop called ‘Rwanda – The Royal Tour’ on February 5, at The Westin Mumbai Garden City and put together by Inspiration Unlimited.

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South African Tourism unveils evolved brand strategy for India market

South African Tourism ushered in the new year with its biggest travel trade initiative in India – the 17th edition of their annual roadshow intending to capitalise on the strong potential consumer demand,…

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Mauritius Tourism focuses on promoting MICE tourism for Indian market

Building upon the excellent tourism relations that India and Mauritius share, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) recently organised a grand networking event in Delhi.

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Africa is the next trending destination for Indian travellers

In Indian tourists’ quest for discovering new destinations, Africa figures high up on the list as the continent is opening up itself to the visitors from India.

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Interview with Givemore Chidzidzi, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority

In 2018, Zimbabwe registered a growth of 79 pc in number of Indian visitors as compared to the year before. Zimbabwe is intensifying its marketing actions in India, one of its fastest growing markets,…

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South Africa starts e-visa in India on a pilot basis

South Africa has rolled out an online visa process in India in January, on pilot basis, tourism minister Mmamoloko Kubayi – Ngubane said on January 16. On successful completion of the test run, online visa application process will come into effect on April 1 this year.

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Royal Air Maroc to join oneworld

Royal Air Maroc, the flag carrier of Morocco will join the oneworld alliance effective April 1, 2020, becoming oneworld’s first full member in the African continent and bringing even more destinations and benefits for oneworld’s frequent flyers.

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Tourism’s role in rural development across Africa highlighted at 11th INVESTOUR

The role of tourism and investment in African development took centre stage at the FITUR trade fair in Madrid as sector leaders joined the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO),…

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Africa MICE – outlook towards 2020

Africa is 30.2 million sq km in size and home to 15 pc of the world’s population, an estimated 1.2 billion people in 2019. Sub-Saharan Africa is the youngest region in the world with a median age of 19.5 compared to 38 in the US, 43 in the EU and 47 in Japan.

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Africa World Airlines and Cabo Verde Airlines partner to grow connectivity in West Africa

Africa World Airlines Limited (AWA) and Cabo Verde Airlines (CVA) have announced a partnership to improve connectivity in the West African sub region.

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Ethiopian Airlines plans to build USD five billion airport

The CEO of Ethiopian Airlines has announced plans to build a USD five airport south of Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian News Agency reports. Tewolde Gebremariam said the airport would cover an area of 35 square km and be able to handle 100 million passengers a year.

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Rwanda to host 2020 Africa Tourism Leadership Forum & Awards

Rwanda’s capital city of Kigali is set to host Africa Tourism Leadership Forum (ATLF) and Awards, 2020 from July 13-15 at the Kigali Convention Centre.

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Must attend African travel shows and meetings in 2020

At the start of a new decade, tourism in Africa is expected to grow with particular attention on the meetings industry. Throughout the year, many travel shows will be held across the nation to bring together multiple destinations and cultures under one convention.

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West Africa’s hotel growth explained

Today, Africa is seen as one of the most promising regions for hotel developers. Aside from small chains and independents, four global hotel groups dominate signings and openings on the continent. Over the last four rolling quarters,…

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