International Tourism Film Festival – Africa 2020 to hold on April 7

African films will be on showcase at this year’s World Travel Market (WTM) – Africa, which is billed to hold between April 6 and 8 at Cape Town, South Africa as the International Tourism Film Festival – Africa (ITFFA) 20202, in collaboration with the International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals (CIFFT) and WTM Africa host a tourism film conference on April 7. The target audiences for the conference are African tourism ministries, African national arts and culture ministries and agencies, national tourism agencies, film commissions, film producers, media, advertising agencies,…

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Nordic tourism to GCC estimated to be worth US$810m by 2024

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is expected to witness it highest growth, with total Nordic tourism estimated to reach $718 million by 2024, followed by Saudi Arabia and Bahrain while 383,800 Nordic citizens will travel to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries in 2024, an increase of 23% when compared with figures from 2018. Also, Nordic tourists travelling to the GCC from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland, are expected to generate an estimated $810 million in travel and tourism revenue by 2024. All of these projections are according to…

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10 under seat carry-on bags you can take on any flight

If you’re worried your carry-on could be gate-checked on your next flight, check out these 10 toprated under seat carry-on bags. Whether you’re a chronic over-packer or tried-and-true business traveller, there’s an under seat luggage option for every type of flyer.   Samsonite spinner under seater with USB port This under seat carry-on bag from Samsonite is divided up into two main compartments, one larger section for clothes and shoes and one smaller section for your electronics and other in-flight essentials. This bag also has a USB port (battery not…

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CHEF SINGBO K BIENVENU:Nigeria food is the best in West Africa

Singbo k Bienvenu, the executive chef of 355 Group, spoke with ANDREW IRO OKUNGBOWA on his life, career and the culinary world, which he is committed to extending its frontiers working through his outfit and in partnership with professionals in the food value chain       Background Singbo k Bienvenu otherewise known as Chef Bien, is a Beninoise, with a life – long interest in the food industry where he presently works as an executive chef, with over 15 years experience under his belt. He holds a Higher National…

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‘Intelligent scheduling will drive the next frontier of improving customer experience’

Airlines have invested in making many of their offerings increasingly data-driven in recent years. Yet they haven’t taken the same approach to schedules, one of their preeminent products. An airline’s schedule is fundamental to its retailing strategy. However, schedules are typically set by airlines six months to one year in advance using their past performance data only. Schedules may be set up even farther in advance for airports with high traffic. This limits airlines’ ability to be both proactive and reactive to changes in market demand. Take for example, when…

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2020: Balala targets stronger performance for Kenya tourism

    Following the mixed performances that greeted Kenya tourism in 2019, the Minister of Tourism (Cabinet Secretary), Najib Balala, has predicted a strong performance for 2020. According to a report by Star on ‘2020 outlook,’ featured by Atqnews.com, Balala expressed confidence, projecting a more than 10 per cent growth. “It has been a tough year but it is globally and Kenya is also affected but we all remain optimistic of a strong performance this year,” Balala said, adding, “I wish everyone a fruitful 2020.” To achieve this strong growth,…

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The world’s best new luxury hotels in 2019

  Our (Luxury Travel Intelligence – LTI) team of 12 highly experienced and discerning researchers bring you this year’s inside track on luxury hotel openings across the globe. ​​We thoroughly research every property, on our own dollar, as we are passionate about what we do; bringing truth to luxury travel.  Of the 35 new luxury hotels we visited this year, we discovered 15 exceptional properties. So here is our best of 2019: 15. The Oberoi Marrakech This impressive property only opened on December 1, but it’s already proving to be…

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Swiss International Boutique Tej Sultan to open on October 1

Swiss International Hotels and Resorts has taken over the management of Boutique Tej Sultan, Istanbul. Now known as Swiss International Boutique Tej Sultan, the upscale hotel is located in the middle of the ‘Old City’ of Istanbul. The 100-year-old hotel building was recently renovated and converted into a boutique hotel, featuring 32 rooms and suites, a Swiss Flavours Restaurant and Lounge, a rooftop TED and Co Bar and Lounge, two Eventives rooms and an Inspirations Gym. Expected to commence operation from October 1, 2020, the hotel is part of two…

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Boxers or Briefs

Men have reasons they choose their underwear differently. While many prefer to wear cotton boxer shorts, others say they are more comfortable wearing briefs. Many men agreed that the do not like to wear under pants or briefs, as they call it, because they too tight and so is uncomfortable. Medical practitioners have also advised that men’s underwear is not supposed to be too tight for proper circulation around the groin. Because of this, underwear designers have overtime come out with briefs men’s boxer shorts and men’s boxer briefs that…

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Carnival Calabar earns top global ratings

Fifteen years after, the epoch making Carnival Calabar lives on, earning global rating and accolades as one of the top rated carnivals in the world. The carnival ended the year 2019 Africa’s top (First) rated and fourth in the world even as Freedom and Passion 4 shared the top spot in last year’s edition of the carnival. The Chairman of the Carnival Calabar Commission, Mr. Gabe Onah, made know to an excited audience at the conclusion of last year’s event the global accolades that were bestowed on the carnival even…

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