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International tourists to the European Union reach almost half a billion in 2016

International tourist arrivals to the European Union increased by 4% in 2016, reaching almost 500 million or 40% of the world’s total. This preliminary result is included in the first release of the ‘European Union Short-Term Tourism Trends’, a regular monitoring of EU tourism by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in the framework of the cooperation with the Directorate-General for ...

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New Rwandan High Commissioner to Seychelles to focus on tourism

(Seychelles News Agency) – Trade and investment, tourism, and institutional reforms are the main areas that the newly accredited Rwandan High Commissioner to Seychelles hopes to work on. High Commissioner Eugene Kayihura presented his letter of accreditation to the Seychelles’ President Danny Faure on Tuesday at State House. “We have 10 other subjects that we have explored, which we can ...

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Celebrating Rwandan cuisine, Nyakinama style

By Joseph Ondiek  In many African communities, food is always celebrated and the planting season comes with much fanfare. Between March 24–26, the Red Rocks Intercultural Exchange Centre, which is located in Nyakimana, about seven kilometres west of Musanze town, hosted the Seed of Hope Festival as part of its monthly cultural tourism events dedicated to preserving Rwanda’s rich cultural ...

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The role of tourism in reducing poverty discussed at UNWTO Workshop in China

The power of tourism to induce poverty reduction and development constituted the main focus of the UNWTO Workshop held in Guangdong, China. The workshop was conducted under the framework of the agreement signed between UNWTO and the Chimelong Group in 2016 designed to support sustainable tourism and wildlife protection through tourism. Raising awareness on the relevance of the tourism sector ...

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Africa’s aviation industry is failing due to high taxes, experts say

By Frida Uwera American economist Mark Skousen once said that the higher the tax level, the greater the failure. This assertion is quite true to Africa’s aviation industry whose growth has been mainly stifled by exorbitant taxes. Take aviation fuel, for example. Due to the high taxes, a gallon (four litres) in Africa costs up to $3.78, which is more ...

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UNWTO welcomes Morocco as a partner of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

Morocco has become the latest country to join UNWTO as partner of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. The commitment was delivered at the Moroccan Day of Sustainable and Responsible Tourism held on 20 March in Rabat. Morocco has become the latest partner of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. On the occasion of ...

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President Kagame received by Pope Francis

President Kagame today held talks with the Holy Father, Pope Francis, at the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City. Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo, who accompanied President Kagame to the Vatican, said: “President Kagame and the Holy Father discussed several aspects of the relationship between Rwanda and the Holy See. The President commended the Church’s contributions to Rwanda’s socio-economic development, particularly in the ...

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Tourism and economic growth under the spotlight at UNWTO & Arabian Travel Market Ministerial Forum

Tourism and economic growth under the spotlight at UNWTO & Arabian Travel Market Ministerial Forum 2017 The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are expected to welcome 195 million international tourists by 2030. Between 25 million and 50 million new jobs will be required in the region over the next decade. Over 20 Ministers and industry leaders will gather at ...

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Marriott International’s Statement on Fraudulent Phone Calls

Marriott International has been made aware of a series of fraudulent telephone calls being made in different parts of the world where the caller offers a complimentary stay at a Marriott hotel to entice the person taking the call to listen to a sales pitch unrelated to Marriott. This practice, known as “scamming”, typically incorporates a company’s branding in order ...

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How to enjoy luxury trips at low prices

By Evelyn Masaba When most people envision travelling, they picture something easy and relaxing with cocktails and picture perfect scenery. Yet, before you envision all this, there has to be a plan and a budget. Although you have to remember that you do not need a big budget to go for luxurious trips, here is how. Cheap destinations Yes, it ...

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