Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Heavy rains and flood waters at Kenya's main wildlife reserves have disrupted the flow of air traffic, although some regions are now passable, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said on Saturday. KWS said major roads leading to the wildlife parks and game reserves are largely passable, but [...]
©- - 21 december 2019 - 15:01:08 - thread Society (236 words)


Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) - The number of hotel guests in the third quarter of 2019 in Cape Verde exceeded 595,000, resulting in a 6.8 percent increase, PANA learnt in Praia from official sources. According to data from the National Statistics Institute (INE) on tourism statistics - Visitor movements, for the [...]
©- - 04 december 2019 - 17:43:48 - thread Society (289 words)


Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - The Botswana Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs (MNIG) has adjusted visa fees, abolished them in certain categories and introduced payment for the service in convertible foreign currency. The Ministry said that the new measures commenced from 25 November 2019. According to Kebonye Moepeng, Permanent Secretary in [...]
©- - 27 november 2019 - 13:47:36 - thread Society (90 words)


Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Operators in the tourism sector and hotel industry of French-speaking African countries are due to meet on 19 June 2019 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire to discuss, among other things, opportunities and obstacles in their business, PANA learn on Monday.   Organisers of the conference, Radison Hotel Group, [...]
©- - 03 june 2019 - 14:14:52 - thread Society (168 words)


Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja declared that Nigeria is safe and secure for tourism, citing improved security and country’s burgeoning economy. Receiving Mr Zurab Pololikashvili, the Secretary-General of United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) at the Presidential Villa, the President said it would have [...]
©- - 05 june 2018 - 16:41:20 - thread Society (349 words)


Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The 61st Meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization Commission for Africa (UNWTO-CAF) on Monday opened in Abuja with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari inviting tourists and investors to consider his country as their second home. The three-day meeting is being attended by over 500 delegates, including [...]
©- - 04 june 2018 - 17:58:12 - thread Society (526 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A South African adventurer, Vilane Subusiso, is hoping to reach the summit of Rwanda's highest mountain, Mount Karisimbi (5,407 Meters), on Friday, for the first- ever climbing exercise that aims at promoting mountain hiking as another tourism product. Mount Karisimbi is an inactive volcano in the [...]
©- - 10 november 2017 - 10:45:46 - thread Society (169 words)


New York, US (PANA) - The city of Luxor in Egypt is hosting the 104th meeting of the executive council of the World Tourism Organisation WTO to deliberate on world tourism issues and sustainable development, a UN statement said on Tuesday. The meeting will discuss the three priorities of the WTO [...]
©- - 01 november 2016 - 14:51:23 - thread Society (244 words)


New York, US (PANA) - The President of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), Mr. David Scowsill, has stressed the need for the tourism sector to be more accessible by ensuring their facilities are disability-friendly, saying that "tourism needs to take accessibility requirements seriously." "The imperative is not only moral, [...]
©- - 27 september 2016 - 14:13:11 - thread Society (382 words)


Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) – The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has agreed to support Nigeria in boosting tourism development through technical assistance, capacity building, organization of international conferences and revision of the country's Tourism Master Plan, among others, according to Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. Briefing tourism [...]
©- - 05 august 2016 - 16:45:53 - thread Society (107 words)


New York, US (PANA) - Emphasizing the crucial role that tourism plays in lifting people out of poverty and building peace, UN World Tourism Organization (WTO) Secretary-Genera Taleb Rifai on Friday called for greater efforts to step up international cooperation in that regard. Mr. Rifai made the remarks in Beijing, [...]
©- - 20 may 2016 - 19:29:17 - thread Society (262 words)


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. He [...]
©- - 27 august 2014 - 17:40:32 - thread Society (167 words)


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. "Soon, tourists visiting Rwanda can discover caves in Musanze which are currently under development," she said, adding [...]
©- - 03 may 2013 - 12:08:47 - thread Society (205 words)


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. And the authorities are blaming insecurity and "bad media campaign by Western press". The Malian Press Agency (AMAP) reported in Bamako on Monday [...]
©- - 10 october 2011 - 21:35:39 - thread Society (322 words)


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. Burundi bagged the award because of the quality of its exhibition stand and the warm welcome accorded visitors to the stand, [...]
©- - 30 march 2011 - 12:12:07 - thread Society (101 words)


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. “We are delighted with these strong growth figures, particularly as it comes so soon after a global economic recession,” Van Schalkwyk said at [...]
©- - 02 march 2011 - 08:59:36 - thread Society (176 words)


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. The 2010 edition of the Show would take place from 8 to 11 November, the Board said in [...]
©- - 29 october 2010 - 22:30:00 - thread Society (213 words)


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. This year's edition [...]
©- - 22 may 2010 - 12:56:00 - thread Society (356 words)


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. The England-based Compassion in World Farming, which coordinates a network [...]
©- - 06 june 2009 - 10:54:00 - thread Society (221 words)


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. 2 million euro in Mali, Mr Ndiaye Bâ, the Malian Minister of Tour ism told PANA on Monday. The hotel [...]
©- - 16 march 2009 - 23:36:00 - thread Society (177 words)