Tourism

By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
Feb 26th, 2013
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A hot air balloon flying over Egypt’s ancient city of Luxor has caught fire and crashed into a sugar cane field today, killing at least 19 tourists. According to an Egyptian security official, the balloon carrying 21 tourists caught fire, which triggered an explosion in its gas canister, then plunged...
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In East Africa
Feb 9th, 2013
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The Kenya’s tourism sector has seen a 40- percent fall in hotel bookings over concerns surrounding the country’s March 4 general elections. Stakeholders in the tourism industry say the majority of hotel bookings in the coastal region were cancelled over fears of violence during the electi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Asia
Sep 25th, 2012
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Visitors to Japan have reached pre-earthquake numbers, for the first time since the disaster struck in March last year Reports from the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) show the country had 686,600 foreign visitors in June, up 1.4% from June 2010. The earthquake had a seriously negative aff...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
Mar 19th, 2012
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Cairo – Two Brazilian women tourists kidnapped by Bedouins Sunday in the Sinai peninsula were released hours later, Egyptian police confirmed Monday. “The security services have succeeded, in co-operation with Bedouin leaders, to obtain the release of two Brazilian tourists who were kidna...
By IndepthAfrica
In Business
Feb 28th, 2012
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Mauritius cut its 2012 tourist arrivals forecast on Tuesday to 980,000 from an earlier estimate of 1,010,000, as it factored in the impact of the global economic crisis on key markets such as the euro zone. Tourism typically generates about 10 percent of gross domestic product for the Indian Ocean is...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Feb 3rd, 2012
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Tunis – The director of the International Monetary Fund says her organisation has been working closely with Tunisian authorities since the revolution to cope with the current economic crisis. Christine Lagarde said on Thursday at the conclusion of her two day visit that she discussed with Tunis...
By IndepthAfrica
In Press Releases
Jan 24th, 2012
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It is with chock and great discomfort we heard the news of killing and kidnapping of tourists in tAfar People’s Party (APP) consistently and persistently condemns the killing of innocent tourists.he Afar region of Ethiopia. Afar People’s Party (APP) consistently and persistently condemns the killing ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 19th, 2012
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Addis Ababa – Ethiopian security forces on Thursday were searching for gunmen who killed five European tourists and kidnapped at least two others and two guides in an attack it blamed on arch-rival Eritrea. “We are working on how to respond to the attack… there are security operator...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Jan 18th, 2012
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by Tedla Asfaw I hear the sad news of the death of five tourists early Monday Ethiopian time in the Afar region of Ethiopia. As a person who worked in that part of Ethiopia in the 1980s and knowing the people and geography very well I cannot be silent on the loss of innocent lives. […]...
By IndepthAfrica
In Press Releases
Jan 18th, 2012
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ROME, Italy, January 18, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On Minister Giulio Terzi’s instructions, Ambassador to Addis Ababa Renzo Rosso has urgently requested a meeting with the Ethiopian Foreign Minister for the purpose of obtaining a complete and detailed account of the tragic ...