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The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) recently released its 2017 Annual Report, which saw the country’s tourism sector rake in USD438 million in revenues, up from the USD404 million recorded in 2016.

Tanzania’s government, through the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) has established a special unit, the National Convention Bureau, which will be responsible for the organisation and promotion of conference tourism to the country.

Almost 300 qualified Aussie Specialist travel agents from Greater China, Japan, Korea, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore have been exploring Australia on famils hosted by each State and Territory as part of Corroboree Asia 2018.

Cyril Ramaphosa, president, South Africa, says opportunities in the biodiversity economy, as well as wildlife and ecotourism products, have the potential to unlock the country’s rural economy and lift out of poverty those living in rural areas.

Travelport has revealed the fastest-growing destinations for travellers in Kenya ahead of Kenya Association of Travel Agents’ inaugural Travel Agents Annual Convention.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation opened Grand Hyatt Bogota, marking the first Hyatt hotel in the Colombian capital and the first Grand Hyatt branded hotel in Colombia.

Ilha Blue Island Safaris has committed to responsible and sustainable whale-watching practices in northern Mozambique, with a platform soon to launch that will track Humpback whales as they migrate thousands of kilometres up South Africa and East Africa’s coasts to breed and give birth in the warmer waters of northern Mozambique.

A Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) consortium has been awarded a tender to develop responsible tourism criteria for the Greater Kruger Protected Area (GKPA).

Thailand welcomed visitor arrivals of 22,657,730 from January – July this year, up by 11 percent over the same period of 2017, according to preliminary figures tabulated by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.

Statistics SA’s latest tourism and migration report, reflecting arrival numbers for June, reveals that South Africa saw marginal growth of 2.8 percent from June 2017.