Visa fiasco for tourism as government issues conflicting travel advisories

Despite the fact that The Amendment to the Immigration Act was gazetted on November 30 and removed the requirement for children travelling with both parents on a foreign passport to carry a birth certificate when they travel, the Department of Home Affairs has now issued an advisory on its website that contradicts the relaxation of the regulations governing children travelling to SA.

What does 2019 hold for Africa?

In 2018, Nigeria’s economy stuttered, foreign investors welcomed South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s anti-corruption drive and budget discipline, and despite a rebound in oil prices, Angola’s economy continued to experience a slump, while Ethiopia’s new reformist prime minister Abiy Ahmed implemented a series of economic reforms aimed at attracting foreign investor as well.

The Rise Of Millionaire Tourism

Private jets, elite lodges, haute cuisine and watching the perfect sunset – luxury safaris and bespoke experiences can cost anything from $20,000 to $350,000.

Why Rwanda is Africa’s new luxury destination to watch

It might be the hope of a mountain gorilla encounter that has lured most visitors to the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’ over the years, but this is a country where whispers of a tourism boom are quickly becoming shouts, and catching a glimpse of its beautiful primates is just one of the reasons why.

Nigeria’s study on AfCFTA ready next January

• Leads formation of African Manufacturers Association
The Presidential Steering Committee on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Impact and Readiness Assessment, plans to present its recommendations to President Muhammadu Buhari in January 2019, according to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement on Thursday, in Abuja.

South Africa’s Visa Policy Is Still Hurting Tourism

South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs has done the country’s tourism industry no favors since 2015, when it introduced a new visa regime requiring minor travelers entering or leaving the country to produce a so-called unabridged birth certificate (UBC) listing the personal details of both parents.

Responsible rhino tourism

There is nothing quite like the heart-thumping, jaw-dropping experience of seeing a rhino in its natural habitat, especially if you have been trying to find it for a while. These encounters provide people with the opportunity to better understand why we need to save rhinos and can fuel an individual’s passion to do more. Such experiences mean that rhino (and wildlife in general) tourism is increasing[1]. Yet rhinos continue to be threatened by poaching and habitat loss across Africa and Asia.

Promoting tourism on top of government’s priorities: Al-Mashat

Minister of Tourism, Rania Al-Mashat, said that promoting tourism comes on the top of Egypt’s priorities currently, stressing that her ministry is in ongoing talks with the private sector, which owns about 98% of the tourism sector in Egypt, to solve any problems facing them.

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