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Africa: Nairobi to Host Africa Tech Summit for Innovators

Kenya — Global technology and business leaders will converge in Nairobi next month for the NextGen Africa 2017. The event will connect technology leaders with local developers and entrepreneurs in an effort to engage and collaborate on developing more locally relevant technology. Microsoft Regional Chief Executive Kunle Awosika says the NextGen Africa 2017 theme is […]



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Sustainable and responsible tourism driving development in Africa

The United Nations has declared 2017 as “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development”, with the official launch by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on January 18 in Madrid. On this occasion, UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai put the continued growth of tourism into figures: “In 2016, more than 1.2 billion people travelled around the world […]



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African tourism expected to grow further in 2017

During the first half of 2016, the worldwide international tourist arrivals increased by 4% according to United Nations World Travel Organization (UNWTO), as compared to the period between January and June the previous year. Specifically, Sub-Saharan Africa is noted to be on an upward recovery curve at (+12%). This is a promising growth trend in […]



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INVESTOUR 2017 gathers over 20 African Ministers of Tourism in Madrid 

INVESTOUR, a unique platform for tourism businesses from Africa and Europe to meet has convened more than 20 African Ministers of Tourism at FITUR, the Spanish Tourism Fair. The initiative, now in its 8th edition, has taken place on 19 January in a joint initiative of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Casa Africa. In […]



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SA’s Tribaltourist fundraising to bring tech innovation to African travel 

Technology will bring more tourists to Africa, ultimately boosting economies and livelihoods across the continent, according to South African startup Tribaltourist. Launched in 2015, Tribaltourist aims to provide a central booking platform for adventure travel trips across Africa.  The startup differentiates itself by providing a personalised, authentic service, ensuring all trips arranged in collaboration with […]



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Smarter cities are safer cities 

As technology evolves at exponential pace, and increasing numbers of individuals live in urban areas, the concept of Smart Cities is gaining momentum. Smart Cities rely on massive volumes of data being gathered by sensor-based technology and fed into intelligent networks. If developed cohesively, these networks can integrate with one another, sharing data and forming […]



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Rwanda Hospitality Association offer right hand to meet MICE dream 

Rwanda is positioning itself as a regional conference hub, and this positioning has stirred the hearts of investors in the hospitality industry who have pledged to double their efforts and help support the realisation of this dream. The Rwanda Hospitality Association chief, Seth Tugume ,said this will enable sector actors, including the small players to […]



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How Rwandan Aviation Is Moving The Country Closer To Conference Hub Status 

Kigali International Airport was ranked third-fastest growing in Africa in 2016. Rwanda has scheduled a string of aviation events from February to November that it hopes will help bolster its growing tourism sector. The country has a new convention center to host such events. In July it celebrated the opening of Kigali’s new five-star Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre. More […]



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Durban must be permanent host of WEF Africa, says MEC 

The KwaZulu-Natal government is lobbying for Durban to be the only city in the country to host the World Economic Forum (WEF) Africa whenever it is taking place in South Africa, said Economic Development MEC Sihle Zikalala. Zikalala was addressing the media on Monday about Durban’s state of readiness to host the international event in […]



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Plastic Pipe Conference Association Confirms Spin-Off Conference And Exhibition To Take Place In South Africa Later This Year 

The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) has announced dates and venue for its two spin-off conferences and exhibitions in South Africa and China for this year. The first event in South Africa will be held on 4 -5 September 2017 at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. The second will be hosted in Hangzhou, China on […]



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