Why millions chose Africa as their safari destination

Marco Scholtz, North-West University More than 30 million tourists visit Africa every year. Over half of the international arrivals are for business purposes, and may partake in tourist activities as well, while 15% travel for pure tourism and 30% visit friends and family. Tourists select the continent as a destination for wildlife viewing and to …

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What islands can learn from Mauritius about tourism and entertainment

Vanessa GB Gowreesunkar, Mauritius Institute of Education Tourism remains incredibly important for island destinations – and that trend shows no signs of slowing down or reversing. The tourism industry provides business opportunities and contributes to economic development on islands. But research shows that the tourists of the 21st century are more demanding and have different …

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U.S. Embassy issues security alert for Gabon

An email sent from the U.S. Embassy in Libreville, dated April 24, 2015, contains this warning to American nationals who may be in Gabon: The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens in Gabon of the possibility for large crowds and police presence near the Leon Mba International Airport and other areas around Libreville on Tuesday, 28 …

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Africa News Headlines for 24 April 2015

Sudan changes law that left rape victims punished for adultery: TRFN Source: Reuters Israel refuses visa to South African cabinet minister en route to Palestinian Authority Source: Haaretz Refugees from Burundi flow into Rwanda as tensions mount Source: 12NewsNow/AP Tigo offers Tanzanians first 4G service Source: Ventures Africa What next for Africa’s kidnapped girls? Source: …

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Africa News Headlines for 22 January 2015

South Africans’ secret porn viewing habits Source: Health24 Gates priorities: Improvements in African agriculture, health, education and banking Source: Washington Post Sassou-Nguesso Allies Back Plan to Extend Congo Leader’s Rule Source: Bloomberg So why does Davos matter to Africa? Source: Moneyweb Nigeria’s Elections in 2011 and 2015 Source: Africa in Transition African oil giant to …

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