Kenya lost $100M of tourism revenue

The sector includes tourism, which has been greatly affected by a drop in visitor arrivals due to COVID-19 restrictions. “This led to either complete closure of businesses in accommodation and food service sector or significantly scaled down operation,” the statistics office said. In early December, the tourism ministry said the sector had lost 110 billion…

Africa lost $55bn in tourism revenues

African countries have lost almost $55 billion in travel and tourism revenues in three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the African Union (AU) commissioner for infrastructure and energy said.  Africa lost almost $55 billion in travel and tourism due to pandemic -AU https://t.co/bu46RqFeJZ — Reuters Africa (@ReutersAfrica) July 2, 2020 Ms.Amani Abou-Zeid explained the…

Botswana repatriates citizens

Botswana will undertake efforts to repatriate citizens stranded abroad due to coronavirus travel bans, with more than 100 travellers to arrive on June 3 from Ethiopia, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said on Saturday, May 30. Botswana will help repatriate citizens stranded abroad by coronavirus travel bans, with more than 100 due to arrive on Wednesday from…

Nine S.African top wine awarded

Nine of South Africa’s top wine and food tourism providers were named honourees in the inaugural Wine & Food Tourism Conference Awards at the close of this year’s Wine and Food Tourism Conference near Stellenbosch on September 18. They were presented with their trophies by Blacky Komani, chairperson of the Tourism Business Council of South…

“Roadkill”: lions use tourists as cover

Tourists were startled when a lion attacked an antelope kudu in the middle of the road in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. According to animal behaviorists, predators have been adapting to co-habitation with tourists, making best out of in, namely using cars as a cover for hunting of antelopes. This is an advanced type…

Uganda kidnappers demand $500,000 ransom

An American citizen who was kidnapped with her driver at Uganda’s most popular wildlife park by gunmen had failed to take an armed ranger as required by the park’s regulations, a spokesperson for the wildlife authority said. Four armed men in Uganda‘s Queen Elizabeth National Park. according to CNN have used the victim’s phone to…