Ethiopian Airlines for Bahrain

Ethiopian Airlines has concluded plans to commence operations to Bahrain next month with one of its latest B737 -800 new generation with Sky Interior. Bahrain, which comprises over 30 islands in the Persian Gulf, is noted major trading routes with growing economy over the past decade. The airline which is Africa’s leading and largest airline group, said the operation is in line with its expansion mission as the Group Chief Executive Officer, Tewolde GebreMariam, said: “With the flourishing trade relations between Ethiopia and the Gulf countries, availability of efficient air…

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Dubai visitor numbers rise by more than 10 percent in first half of 2017

The number of foreign tourists visiting Dubai in the first half of 2017 rose by 10.6 percent to 8.06 million, Dubai’s tourism department said on Sunday, with the emirate proving particular popular with Indians. Tourism is a key industry for the glitzy Middle East emirate which has spent billions of dollars trying to attract visitors with sites including the world’s tallest tower. India remained the emirate’s largest individual market over the period, with 1.05 million Indians visiting Dubai, up 21 per cent compared to a year earlier. It was the…

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COCO OCEAN RESORT AND SPA: A home for perfect break

Located in Serrekunda area on 1, Bamboo Drive, Kombo Coastal Road, Bijilo, is to many tourists one of Gambia’s poster resort. It enjoys a naturally pleasant environment given its beach front location, airy and breezy with a rich ambience and inviting pull. For a first time visitor to this resort that holds out as a serenading cocoon of some sort, it is more than just impressive. Rather it is a world of enchanting and fascinating luxury and opulence that anyone that could afford to give himself a treat or enjoy…

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Nelson Mandela will be with us forever

As South Africans celebrated Mandela Day, the country’s Minister of Tourism, TOKOZILE XASA, takes you on a memorable excursion into Mandela’s troves     Join me on a journey to some very special places in our country, places that tell a remarkable story for the whole world. Many international tourists, and some South Africans, would have experienced parts of the trip when they visited the tourist sites that relate the story of our first democratic president on Mandela Day. I hope that many more will have an opportunity to do…

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24 HOURS IN PARIS: Ambling through the City of Love

Paris has long been crowned the world’s most romantic city. There’s no denying the amorous ambience of the Eiffel Tower aglow at night, the thrill of seeing original masterpieces up close at the Louvre, or the splendor of Gothic architecture at the Notre Dame Cathedral. But the city’s charm extends far beyond the famous landmarks, and indeed can be found in the freedom and satisfaction granted by a quintessential Parisian pastime: Enjoying simple pleasures. So take a lazy stroll along the Seine and spend the day as what the French…

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EDMOND MOUKALA: Africa is less represented on World Heritage List

The Director of African Department, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Edmond Moukala, is worried by the ruination recently visited on iconic monuments across Africa and the fact that the continent is the least represented on UNESCO’s World Heritage List   What is the current situation of the African sites listed by UNESCO? Africa, the cradle of mankind, has incredible riches both culturally and naturally. One hundred and thirty one African sites are listed on the World Heritage List, of which 85 are cultural sites, 40 natural and…

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AHIF 2017 to host World Travel Awards

As preparations hit top gear for this year’s edition of Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) billed for Kigali, Rwanda, the organisers of the annually event, which holds alongside Aviation Development Africa (Aviadev), has announced the hosting of the World Travel Awards as a new addition to the lineup of the event. The President and Founder of World Travel Awards, Graham Cooke, said: “It will be an honour for the World Travel Awards to visit Rwanda for the first time, later this year. World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony 2017 will…

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Zimbabwe Tourism Minister, Mzembi, raises issues over UNWTO secretary general nominee

The last is yet to be heard over the controversies surrounding the recent election of secretary general nominee of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Georgian Ambassador Zurab Pololikashvili, as one of the frontrunners for the post. Zimbabwe’s Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Dr. Walter Mzembi, and his country have both moved to have the 22nd session of the General Assembly of UNWTO billed to be held in Chengdu, China, between September 11 -16 look into the process that produced the candidate. Allegations of bribery, deal cutting and…

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African chefs set to display at Johannesburg HAAPI

The stage is now set for chefs across Africa continent under the ageis of African Chefs United to display and celebrate the rich culinary troves of Africans as preparation for the forthcoming Hospitality All African People Imbizo (HAAPI), assume top gear. This was disclosed by the President of the Association of Professional Chefs Nigeria, Chef Paulius Okon. According to Chef Okon, the gathering, which is an annual event, will welcome a showpiece from many renowned and upcoming chefs in the continent with the features including culinary display of traditional cuisines…

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Chicken and egg fried rice in a wok

Aadunfoods In Africa rice is one of our staple foods. Traditionally, in Yoruba we jokingly refer to it as ‘ounje eiye,’ meaning birds foods because it is not as heavy as some foods meant for lunch time. That saying is actually common among farmers or fieldworkers who need foods rich enough in calories to carry out the day’s work thereby favouring the more traditional foods that can supply the energy that is so much needed. For people who have a medical or metabolic condition against seafoods chicken/fried rice is the…

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