Society - Tourism
  • Mali: Mali hosts seat of Africa ISTO branch
    27 august 2014 17:40:32
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Mali will host the seat of the African branch of the International Organisation of Social Tourism (ISTO) whose goal is to promote the development of tourism for all at both national and international levels, the head of the organisation's bureau here, Bassirou Diarra told PANA Wednesday. Full text...

  • Rwanda to open prehistoric cave to tourists
    03 may 2013 12:08:47
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda will soon allow tourists to visit the 2-km long prehistoric cave in Musanze (North), according to Ms. Rica Rwigamba, Head of Tourism and Conservation at the Rwanda Development Agency. Full text...

  • Tourism in Timbuktu slumps on 'bad Western publicity'
    10 october 2011 21:35:39
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian city of Timbuktu, which for many years was a favourite tourist desination, has lost its attraction with tourist arrivals down to a trickle. Full text...

  • Burundi named Africa's best exhibitor at Berlin Tourism Show
    30 march 2011 12:12:07
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundi emerged Africa's best exhibitor at the 2011 International tourism trade show, which was held 13-19 March in Berlin, Germany, official sources told PANA here. Full text...

  • 2010 World Cup boosts tourism levels in SA
    02 march 2011 08:59:36
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Tourist arrivals to South Africa increased to more than eight million in 2010, Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Libya to participate in London tourism show
    29 october 2010 22:30:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya will for the second consecutive year participate in the London Tourism Show in the United Kingdom, the Libyan General Tourism and Handicrafts Board announced on Friday. Full text...

  • Cape verde hosts second international tourism fair
    22 may 2010 12:56:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The second international tourism fair of Cape Verde ( ExpoTur) will be held from 25 to 27 June at Forteresse de Sao Filipe, district o f Ribeira Grande Santiago, where Cidade Velha, international humanity heritage is located, official sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Pig killing could hurt Egypt’s tourism sector
    06 june 2009 10:54:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- An animal rights group warned Egypt on Friday the mass cul ling of pigs as a reaction to fears of a swine flu outbreak could lead to major d amages in its massive tourism industry. Full text...

  • Association to build hotel training centre in Mali
    16 march 2009 23:36:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Association of Economic and Social Development in Francophone Africa (ADESAF) and its partners are to build a hotel training ce nter estimated at 1. Full text...

  • Cape Town appoints new tourism CEO
    17 march 2008 14:06:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The board of Cape Town Routes Unlimited (CTRU), the tourism destination marketing organisation for Cape Town and the Western Cape, has announced the appointment of Calvyn Gilfellan as its new Chief Executive Officer. Full text...

  • Organisers announce shortlist for Africa Investor's Tourism awards
    25 february 2008 13:34:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A shortlist of nominees has been unveiled for the Africa Investor's Tourism Investor Awards, due to be announced in Johannesburg, South Africa, this week. Full text...

  • SA seminar on human trafficking to xray sex tourism
    05 december 2007 14:15:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A seminar by the Human Sciences Research Counci l in South Africa, beginning Thursday in Pretoria, is expected to focus on sex t o urism and human trafficking during the 2010 World Cup finals in that country. Full text...

  • 1,319 illegal hotels in Cameroon risk govt crackdown
    29 april 2007 12:52:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) - – Some 1,319 hotels, more than 200 of which in Douala, Cameroon's business capital, operate in secret, Tourism Minister Baba Amadou alarmed here on the eve of a campaign, beginning in May, to assess hotels in the country. Full text...

  • Mali slates 'tourism day' in Paris
    15 march 2006 16:22:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali will 17 March hold an awareness show at the Paris Exhibitions Centre to unveil and promote the tourism potentials of the West African nation, an official source said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Chair of World's Most Beautiful Bays Club for Dakar
    15 february 2006 08:26:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The chairman of the World's Most Beautiful Bays Club, Jerome Bignon, is expected in Dakar Friday for a three-day visit to "assess all aspects concerning sustainable tourism, especially in the Sine Saloum delta" which has been admitted into the World's most beautiful bays Club. Full text...

  • Kenya to catalogue colonial legacies - Minister
    26 september 2005 14:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan government will gazette all national sites and buildings used during the colonial era to maintain and secure the nation's cultural heritage and tradition, Tourism minister Morris Dzoro said. Full text...

  • More Japanese tourists visited Kenya in 2004 - Official
    07 june 2005 18:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The number Japanese tourists who visited Kenya rose from 7,500 in 2003 to 12,000 in 2004, Japan's vice minister for international affairs and tourism, Hayao Hora, said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Commonwealth tourism forum holds in Nigeria
    28 april 2005 10:13:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Commonwealth tourism business forum enters the second day in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja Thursday, with representatives of all members states in attendance. Full text...

  • SA Tourism refutes media report on decline of tourists
    13 april 2005 16:44:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Tourism has refuted media claims of a decline in the number of international tourists to South Africa last year and has cautioned the media on the issue of statistical interpretation. Full text...

  • UK cautions British tourists visiting Mauritius
    04 january 2005 17:23:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The British Foreign Office has cautioned Britons to remain vigilant while visiting Mauritius as tourists, despite reports of a low crime rate in the country. Full text...

  • Libyan-born Italians visit Tripoli, 35 years after
    17 november 2004 23:08:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Seven Italian citizens, all born in Libya, have returned to their country of birth as tourists for the first time after their expulsion 35 years ago, official sources told PANA here on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Gambian govt bars teenagers from tourist resorts
    25 october 2004 21:51:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- In a move to check "child sex tourism," the Gambia Tourism Authority (GTA) Monday declared the country's tourism development areas (TDA) closed to all persons below 18. Full text...

  • Engineer finds Sierra Leone's 60-year old railway engines in tact
    26 september 2004 11:52:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Colonel Steve Davies, a British engineer and military adviser in Sierra Leone has inspected and declared in working order several abandoned railway material and equipment in the country, including old engines, carriages and other components, some of which were built way back 1947. Full text...

  • Group plans fair to boost tourism in Nigeria
    01 september 2004 13:19:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A fair tagged Abuja International Travel Market (AITM 2004) is to be held in the Nigerian capital 1-5 December 2004 to help boost tourism in the country and the West African sub-region, according to organisers Travel Marketing Partners. Full text...

  • Tanzania to host regional conference on community tourism
    23 november 2003 14:32:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania will next month host a regional conference organised to mobilise the travel and tourism industry into contributing towards poverty reduction efforts in Africa. Full text...

  • Ethiopia, Morocco to attend tourism summit in France
    30 october 2003 21:27:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Ethiopia and Morocco are the two African countries invited to the 5th tourism summit in Chamonix Mont Blanc, southeastern France from 3 to 5 November, the organisers said Thursday at a press conference. Full text...

  • Gambia gets tough on paedophile tourists
    17 october 2003 23:32:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambia has set up a task force to combat the sexual abuse of children in the tourism industry, as a new tourist season opened in the country Friday. Full text...

  • Kenyan Mayor links thatch roofs to fires at resorts
    04 september 2003 21:06:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan mayor Thursday announced plans to consult the relevant authorities to enact laws on the use of inflammable thatching material at tourist resorts, blaming the material for devastating fire outbreaks. Full text...

  • Missing tourists still without trace in Algerian desert
    17 april 2003 19:49:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- There is still no sign of the whereabouts of 31 European tourists more than six weeks after they disappeared in the Algerian desert early March. Full text...

  • Algeria searches for missing 29 tourists in Hoggar desert
    09 april 2003 22:21:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria has assigned 1,200 soldiers to search for 29 foreign tourists, including 15 Germans, eight Austrians, four Swiss, a Dutch and Swede who have gone missing for the past week in the Hoggar desert, 2,000 km south of here. Full text...

  • Landmine kills three Italian tourists in Niger
    06 january 2003 17:43:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Three Italian tourists were killed when their vehicle hit a landmine in Orida, 500 km north of Bilma on 3 January, the Niger government said in a statement issued Sunday evening. Full text...

  • Gang rape of British tourist harms South African tourism
    20 november 2002 19:08:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Cape Town Tourism Director Sheryl Ozinsky Wednesday called for "tougher" crime prevention strategy, noting that Tuesday's gang raping of a British tourist in Mpumalanga ahead of the Christmas season had caused "enormous" damage to South Africa's image. Full text...

  • Irish tourist deported from Kenya over racist remarks
    09 november 2002 11:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan court has ordered the deportation of Irish tourist Gaynor Walter Mary for making racist remarks in Nairobi, a local daily reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Internet company celebrates summer with 1,000 beach umbrellas
    22 october 2002 15:52:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Internet company M-Web Tuesday marked the start of the tourist season in Cape Town by writing the word summer, using 1,000 umbrellas, on a popular beach. Full text...

  • Nigerian first lady opens West Africa travel show
    10 october 2002 16:51:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The first West African Travel Show (WATS), organised by the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), officially opened in Nigeria's commercial city of Lagos Thursday, with 25 tourism organisations from the region participating. Full text...

  • South African shack dweller strikes luck with her B&B
    18 september 2002 16:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A small three-bedroom shack in an impoverished South African township is turning into a popular resort for local and international tourists who visit Cape Town. Full text...

  • Nigeria plans West African tourism exhibition
    13 june 2002 11:59:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria will host a West African tourism exhibition in Lagos 8-10 October as part of efforts to develop domestic tourism in the country, according to Omotayo Omotosho, chief executive of Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC). Full text...

  • Scores of Tunisian tourists feared missing in Canada
    30 january 2002 17:29:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Canadian immigration officials admitted Tuesday that up to 50 Tunisians who arrived there more than a year ago are missing and would be hard to find if they fled to the US, press accounts in Montreal said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Crisis management body to coordinate world tourism
    06 october 2001 11:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The World Tourism Organisation (WTO) has set up a crisis management committee to coordinate world tourism activities and guide tourists arriving in destinations severely affected by the recent terrorist attacks in the US. Full text...

  • South African video to entertain millions in Hong Kong
    28 september 2001 22:52:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's popular tourism video, the Lion's Share, will entertain more than two million transit passengers in Hong Kong over the next six months. Full text...

  • London cabbies visit South Africa
    15 august 2001 09:54:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The first of six groups of British taxi drivers who, for the past two years, have been driving in London in cabs branded in the colours of the South African flag, have arrived in Cape Town for a brief visit. Full text...

  • Inhambane takes moves to check tourism abuse
    09 july 2001 18:00:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The governor of the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane, Aires Aly, has said that the government in his area was taking measures to end abuses in the area of tourism. Full text...

  • South African may be next space tourist
    13 june 2001 21:08:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Speculation is mounting that South African InfoTech wizzkid Mark Shuttleworth could become the next tourist in space. Full text...

  • Travel women join battle to stop child sex in tourism
    05 june 2001 20:03:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Curbing child sex in tourism will be at the centre of discussions during this year's annual convention of the International Federation of Women in Travel Organisations (IFWTO) to be held in Greece later this month. Full text...

  • Africa witnesses unprecedented tourism growth
    28 may 2001 20:07:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- There has been an unprecedented growth in tourism in Africa during the past decade, according to data made available here Monday. Full text...



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