Kenya is widely known for its wildlife reserves. This constitutes a significant part of the country's foreign exchange through tourist attractions. The foreign exchange earned by Kenya is so massive. It is believed that the locals make up to $7.5 million in lease payments from wildlife conservancies and associations. The busy periods are usually between June and October. There is...
The COVID-19 crisis has disproportionately affected tourism, a sector that accounts for millions of jobs around the globe. While no one can say with certainty when tourism will recover, people are starting to dream again of getaways whether closer to home or to remote destinations. As more and more people go online to search where and when they can travel, accelerating...
By Travel Reporter The reopening of international borders, besides the leisure travel aspect, will cater to those who travel for business, conference and trade purposes. Thembi Kunene-Msimang, the spokesperson of the #IAmTourism movement, says that business travel has been as negatively impacted by the national lockdown as holiday travel. "The general perception of tourism is that it is the preserve of well-heeled...
By Kristof Eyckmans  Often Africa is left aside when looking for a luxury escape from everyday life. But the continent has a lot to offer, and not only for budget travellers but also for the ones that aren’t shy to spend some cash in return for the most exclusive travel experiences out there. Here are a few of my favourite experiences. Rovos...
By Aditi Maheshwari The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has launched a tourism and hospitality industry application, Opus4business. The new app will aid in the safe reopening of the industry by training business owners on the safe implementation of the Covid-19 tourism safety protocols. Based on industry designed tourism protocols, South Africa has received the World Travel & Tourism Council’s...
According to a report published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, the coronavirus pandemic which has brought travel and tourism to a near halt all over the world is threatening Africa’s wildlife tourism industry. The wildlife tourism industry, which usually generates $29 billion a year and employs 3.6 million people across the continent needs concerted efforts to sustain it. With about 50%,...
In 2017, Wilderness Safaris unveiled its Star Bed at Wilderness Safaris Linkwasha Camp in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. And truly, if you’re looking to spend a night in nature, this bed will do the trick. “Linkwasha’s new Star Bed is positioned right in the middle of the action where the animals come to drink at Scott’s Pan and is a wonderful addition to...
Bans on international travel cannot stay in place indefinitely, and countries are going to have to do more to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus within their borders, the World Health Organization said on Monday. A surge of infections has prompted countries to reimpose some travel restrictions in recent days, with Britain throwing the reopening of Europe’s tourism industry...
In efforts to help visitors prepare for an enjoyable summer of discoveries, the Delaware Tourism Office launched a Go-To Guide in partnership with the state's restaurants, hotels, and attractions to show visitors how to travel to the state safely. The guide outlines specific information on visiting Delaware, from guidelines for relaxing at the beaches to staying at a hotel to...
Uzbekistan is reopening to international tourists with a big promise: if they become infected with COVID-19 during their trip, they will receive US$3000 in compensation. ‘We want to reassure tourists they can come to Uzbekistan’, Sophie Ibbotson, Uzbekistan’s tourism ambassador to the UK, said in a statement. ‘The government is so confident that the new safety and hygiene measures being...

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