Category: Africa

TRIPESA secures funding to digitise Tourism MSMEs and aid recovery

TRIPESA secures funding to digitise Tourism MSMEs and aid recovery

B2B travel tech startup Tripesa has closed a pre-seed round with participation from Eric Osiakwan, Future Africa, Consonance Investment Managers and LTNT Investments to support the company’s go-to market in Uganda and Kenya before expanding to the rest of Africa. Tripesa enables small business owners in tourism and hospitality to sell online and manage their…

Securing the future of Tourism with Youth at the centre of gravity

Securing the future of Tourism with Youth at the centre of gravity

The devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the tourism sector cannot be over-underscored. As the world stopped and the industry hit rock bottom, it triggered a serious conversation about the true meaning of resilience for a sector that plays an important role as a commercial activity that has a multiplier effect for many industries…

Yacht arrivals in Seychelles boomed in 2021, similar figure expected by end 2022

Yacht arrivals in Seychelles boomed in 2021, similar figure expected by end 2022

Seychelles saw a 71.6 percent increase in the arrival of yachts in 2021 compared to 2020, when the island nation was greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, an official of the Seychelles Ports Authority (SPA) said recently. The SPA’s director for business development, Vincent Didon, told SNA that in 2021, 91 yachts, including superyachts, visited…

The Pyne Awards Africa: A Pan-African event changing the dynamics of the tourism & hospitality industries in Africa

The Pyne Awards Africa: A Pan-African event changing the dynamics of the tourism & hospitality industries in Africa

The Pyne Hospitality Company is a privately owned, pan- African award-winning boutique events and consulting firm launched in 2018 with a mission to provide innovative services to the African hospitality and tourism industries. We are on a mission to influence and shift the narrative of Africa’s service culture, attitudes, excellence, and business structures in hospitality…

Rwanda to host 2022 GUBA awards on Sept 29

Rwanda to host 2022 GUBA awards on Sept 29

The 2022 edition of Grow, Unite, Build, Africa (GUBA) Awards is scheduled to take place on the September 29, 2022 at the breathtaking Kigali Convention Center in Rwanda. The ceremony, which is the 13th edition, will celebrate community organizations and role models from across the globe including entrepreneurs, charities, media moguls, and activists. Commenting on…

Ethiopian partners with GetYourGuide to offer seamless travel experience

Ethiopian partners with GetYourGuide to offer seamless travel experience

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest aviation group in Africa, has partnered with the globally leading online booking platform GetYourGuide, to offer passengers an unforgettable travel experience. This partnership provides Ethiopian Airlines’ customers easy access to book travel activities alongside their flight. Passengers will have the option of booking high quality and well-curated tours and activities online…

British Council supports the acceleration of Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Sustainable Tourism in Africa

British Council supports the acceleration of Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Sustainable Tourism in Africa

The Accelerating Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Sustainable Tourism in Africa project has reached its final stage of implementation. With an aim to foster pathways for developing innovative mentorship programs in tourism that support young opportunistic entrepreneurship interventions, which are climate-friendly and digitally oriented for sustainable tourism development in Sub-Saharan Africa, the project is proving…

Malawi Government Gives K462m for Tourism Matching Grants

Malawi Government Gives K462m for Tourism Matching Grants

Minister of Tourism Michael Usi has presented matching grants to 18 successful Tourism operators totalling over K400 million. Speaking during the handover ceremony Usi said the marching grants are in line with President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera agenda on youth and women Empowerment. Usi said these grants will help to address many challenges which tourism operators…

Tourism Department renews support for Seychelles Fashion week

Tourism Department renews support for Seychelles Fashion week

Tourism Seychelles has announced its support for the Seychelles Fashion week. In a meeting with Telly’s Modelling Agency, Organisers of the Seychelles Fashion Week (SFW) at the Mont Fleuri house, the Principal Secretary for Tourism Mrs. Sherin Francis pledged the support of the Tourism Department after signing the official renewal document for this year’s event….

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