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Bisate Lodge Set to Open in Rwanda in June 2017

Wilderness Safaris Bisate Lodge, situated next to Rwanda’s renowned Volcanoes National Park, is on track to open for guests on 1 June 2017. Comprising just six forest villas, Bisate Lodge will offer a luxurious base from which to enjoy an extraordinary gorilla conservation experience and a holistic exploration of this beautiful region. “We are extremely proud ...
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Ethiopia’s Tourism Revenue Hits Record High in 2015, Beats Kenya and Tanzania Combined

Ethiopia’s tourism revenue jumped 20.7 percent in 2015 to a record high of $3.5 billion from $2.9 billion in the previous fiscal year lifted by increased number of foreign tourists visiting the East African nation, data from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism showed. The country’s revenue was more than what it more tourists established neighbours, ...
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Wi-Fi to be rolled out across BA aircraft from 2017

IAG, parent company of British Airways has announced plans to install high-speed inflight connectivity across 118 of BA's long-haul aircraft from Q1 in 2017. The agreement between IAG and in-flight connectivity specialist GoGo will also see Aer Lingus and Iberia aircraft fitted with the same next generation satellite–based system, making IAG the first European airline group to use ...
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7 ways to be an exceptional tour guide

As more and more people decide to pursue authentic adventures around the world, there is a growing demand for amazing guides to deliver this experience. Here are 7 ways for tour guides to deliver a truly awesome experience and turn your 'so-so' tour into 'oh-my-goodness-this-tour-is-amazing'. 1. Figure out what tours work best for you Since it is an experience that you ...
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Uganda to celebrate new Public Holiday, Jonan Luwum Day

Another new public holiday has been added to Uganda's calendar starting with this year. The announcement was made last year during the commemoration ceremony of Late Archbishop Janan Luwum that were held in Kitgum District last year. President Museveni declared February 16 a public holiday in honour of former Church of Uganda Archbishop who was killed ...
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Rwanda Restores Ecosystems, Generating Record Tourism and New Opportunities for Growth

Rwanda has undergone a remarkable economic and social reconstruction in recent years and recorded consistent growth rates of 8 per cent a year between 2001 and 2012, according to the BBC's Country Profile. The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank say that the country, along with many of its African neighbours, is entering an ...
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UNEP Deputy Chief Calls for Measures to Protect Africa’s Natural Resources

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Deputy Executive Director, Ibrahim Thiaw, called on Monday for better protection of Africa's abundant wildlife and natural capital as a way to realize African Union's (AU) ambitious Agenda 2063. Speaking at the retreat of the AU Executive Council in Mekelle, Ethiopia, Mr. Thiaw told African Ministers of Foreign Affairs that the ...
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EALA wants partner states to scrap work, residence permits

Members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) have called upon EAC Partner States to kick-start the process of uniformly abolishing work and residence permit fees as well as in the facilitation of portability of social benefits. This was on Wednesday at the ongoing EALA session in Arusha, Tanzania where the Assembly agreed to work jointly ...
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