Following World Tourism Day, we take a look at Africa’s most visited cities according to the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index released in September 2017. This index provides a ranking of the 132 most visited cities around the world.
The South African government is overhauling visa regulations to promote both tourism and business travel in a bid to boost the country’s economy, which is currently in recession.
Travelling helps to broaden horizons and change ingrained perceptions which makes it a necessary endeavour for the liberated African youth. Jessica Nabongo is showing the world what African tourism and digital nomad-ism looks like. She is “on a mission to become the first black woman to travel to all of the countries in the world”.
If you are visiting our continent, please do behave like a guest…
It is yet another remarkable feat for Ethiopian Airlines as it will have its first ever flight operated by women in all roles within Africa. The flight will depart from Addis Ababa to Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria.
Kenya has announced that nationals of all African countries will now receive visa upon arrival in Kenya. The pronouncement was made by President Uhuru Kenyatta in his inauguration speech for his second term. “To underscore Kenya’s commitment, this shall not be done on the basis of reciprocity,” Pres Kenyatta noted.
Angolan President Joao Lourenco was recently in South Africa for a two-day working visit holding bilateral talks with South African leader Jacob Zuma. Reports say there are plans to scrap visas for passport holders from the two countries.
Global citizens, prepare to pack your bags to visit Rwanda. The country has announced that effective from 01 January 2018, nationals of all countries will get visa upon arrival without prior application, as part of the establishment of a new visa regime.
Ghana’s leading goal scorer Asamoah Gyan has started his airline Baby Jet (BBJ) Airlines. Gyna was recently issued with a certificate of operation. The airline is set to first start as a cargo carrier before it becomes a passenger airline. Congratulations Gyan.