Tag: Tourism

Tanzania left out as Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda launch joint tourism portal

Tanzania left out as Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda launch joint tourism portal

01 Mar 17  News
Tanzania appears to have been isolated further in efforts to market East Africa a single tourism destination, after Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda launched a portal to jointly market t...
Sustained growth in international tourism despite challenges

Sustained growth in international tourism despite challenges

30 Jan 17  News
Demand for international tourism remained robust in 2016 despite challenges. International tourist arrivals grew by 3.9% to reach a total of 1,235 million, according to the l...
Trade and the environment

Trade and the environment

04 Jan 17  Themes
Trade is inextricably linked to the threat of climate change, one of the most urgent issues facing sustainable development. While growth in trade-related activities can contribute ...
Financing infrastructure in Africa: First STC on transport, intercontinental and inter-regional infrastructures, energy and tourism

Financing infrastructure in Africa: First STC on transport, intercontinental and inter-regional infrastructures, energy and tourism

28 Oct 16  News
The First Ordinary Session meeting of the STC on Transport, Intercontinental and Interregional Infrastructures, Energy and Tourism will be held in Lomé, Togo from 13 to 17 March 2...
Ethiopia’s Sustainable Tourism Master Plan 2015-2025

Ethiopia’s Sustainable Tourism Master Plan 2015-2025

20 Sep 16  News
ECA’s deputy executive secretary, Giovanie Biha, has handed over Ethiopia’s Tourism Master Plan to the country’s minister of tourism and culture, Mrs. Aisha Mohammed Mussa. ...

International regulatory cooperation in the SADC tourism services sector

08 Jun 16  Publications
The tourism sector makes a significant contribution to the Gross Domestic Product of all Member States in the Southern African Development Community. It is an important provider of...
ECA’s Biha calls for aviation-tourism convergence in Africa

ECA’s Biha calls for aviation-tourism convergence in Africa

14 Mar 16  News
A two-day meeting looking into the aviation and tourism industries in Africa opened in Addis Ababa Thursday with the Economic Commission for Africa’s Deputy Executive Secretary M...
Africa Tourism Monitor 2015: Unlocking Africa’s tourism potential

Africa Tourism Monitor 2015: Unlocking Africa’s tourism potential

12 Jan 16  News
Tourism in Africa is on the rise, but has not yet reached its full potential For the third year running, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has published the Africa Tourism ...
Enhancing linkages between tourism and the sustainable agriculture sectors in the United Republic of Tanzania

Enhancing linkages between tourism and the sustainable agriculture sectors in the United Republic of Tanzania

23 Sep 15  News
The United Republic of Tanzania has vast untapped natural resources, including an abundance of wildlife, unexploited mineral reserves and arable land, which offer a wide range of...
More collaboration needed in SA tourism – report

More collaboration needed in SA tourism – report

21 Jul 15  News
Greater collaboration between the private sector and SA Tourism is called for to increase SA’s global tourism market share, according to the latest SA Tourism Review. This is on...
Manufacturing, tourism hurt growth

Manufacturing, tourism hurt growth

08 Jul 15  News
Continued poor performance of manufacturing and tourism industries could derail Kenya’s plans of attaining over 6.5 per cent growth this year. The two sectors were the onl...
Building infrastructure to spur intra-African trade and tourism

Building infrastructure to spur intra-African trade and tourism

17 Dec 14  News
African Heads of States and Governments recognize the potential contribution of tourism to the growth and transformation of the continent, given that Africa is endowed with rich an...
New global tourism initiative to ‘steer industry onto a truly sustainable path’ – UN

New global tourism initiative to ‘steer industry onto a truly sustainable path’ – UN

09 Nov 14  News
Tourism is one of the largest and fastest-growing economic sectors in the world contributing 9 per cent to global GDP, accounting for one in 11 jobs worldwide and for 6 per cent of...
Development of Tourism value chains in the SADC region

Development of Tourism value chains in the SADC region

29 Oct 14  Discussion
JB Cronjé, tralac Researcher, comments on the recently-published World Trade Report 2014 and the development of tourism value chains in SADC The World Trade Report 2014 (cli...
South Africa: Tourism Report 2013

South Africa: Tourism Report 2013

22 Oct 14  News
Background Administrative records regulating the flow of people across boundaries, specifically border statistics, are an important source of statistical data on temporary populat...
Africa urged to push for joint tourism agenda

Africa urged to push for joint tourism agenda

19 Sep 14  News
Tourism in Africa will tremendously improve if the continent’s image is promoted by regional blocs rather than individual countries, experts have said. The idea was mooted yeste...
Nairobi plans budget around $1.5b Eurobond even as tourism suffers

Nairobi plans budget around $1.5b Eurobond even as tourism suffers

11 Jun 14  News
Kenya is looking to speed up growth in the coming financial year with a slew of medium-term policy projects that will send the government on an unprecedented borrowing spree and ra...
Tourism in Africa is an untapped goldmine: report

Tourism in Africa is an untapped goldmine: report

07 Feb 14  News
The future of tourism in Africa holds great potential, but its expansion and development depends on better transport infrastructure – including airline connections, roads and rai...
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2009

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2009

08 Dec 10  Publications
During 2009 several important developments highlighted specific challenges for policy makers in Southern Africa. The global economic crisis continued to impact on the region in 200...