Want to Go on Safari? There’s an App for That

by Bill Wirtz As the sharing economy develops, the opportunities for cutting out the middle-man seem endless. After Lyft and Uber revolutionized personal transport, BlaBlaCar challenged public transportation and Airbnb overthrew our concept of monetizing our own properties, Safarisource attempts to do the same thing with safaris. Launched at the INDABA tourism trade fair in …

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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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Africa News Headlines for 5 January 2015

African safari-hunting cheerleader fires up critics with hottest hunter contest Source: Fox 32 News Laptops in Africa’s classrooms; saviour or a waste of good money? Source: Mail & Guardian Pope Francis’ Cardinal Appointments Could Boost Catholic Church’s Gains In Africa Source: International Business Times Africans urged to back continent’s first moon mission Source: The Guardian …

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