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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A short guide to some of Africa’s best, and cleanest beaches

Melville Saayman, North-West University Africa has some of the best beaches in the world. Tourists will be flocking to them soon as those in the southern hemisphere take summer holidays and those from the north look for ways to escape their winter. So where are Africa’s top beaches? In drawing up the list I have …

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Africa News Headlines – Pope Francis Visits Uganda – 27 November 2015

A selection of news headlines from Africa and around the globe reporting on the visit of Pope Francis to Uganda on Friday, November 27, 2015. A Pope Last Visited Uganda in 1993, Here’s What Has Changed Since Then Source: The Independent Why African countries should emulate Uganda’s stance on religious unity Source: Ventures Africa Pope …

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Weekly Roundup of Uganda News Headlines – 28 October 2015

A selection of Uganda news headlines from the week of October 21-18, 2015, gathered from publications around the globe. Uganda calls for new approach in addressing extremism in Africa Source: Coastweek/Xinhua Uganda’s wildlife ‘travels’ to the UN Source: The Daily Monitor Special Advisor for Children’s Issues Travels to Uganda and Ethiopia Source: U.S. Department of …

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