tourism Archives - We Are Africa

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10
Jan
2018
TOURISM AFTER TERROR: HOW DESTINATIONS CAN RECOVER WHEN THE WORST HAPPENS

4 -min. read Over the past two years we have seen many of the world’s most iconic travel destinations suffer from terrorist attacks. In the wake of such public assaults, how has tourism been affected – and how can it recover?

13
Jul
2017
THE EMOTIONAL POWER OF RHINO NOTCHING

4 -min. read andBeyond and Great Plains Conservation’s new rhino notching project is an entirely new experience of giving, as well as a wonderful example of putting competition aside to achieve conservation success.

31
May
2017
UNCOVERING ETHIOPIA WITH SIMIEN LODGE’S NICK CRANE

12 -min. read Ethiopia is one of the most talked-about African destinations of 2017. Simien Lodge’s Nick Crane tells us what Ethiopia has to offer the modern traveller.

24
May
2017
RWANDA GAMBLES ON HIKED GORILLA-TREKKING PERMIT FEES

3 -min. read The Rwanda Development Board sent shockwaves through the African eco-tourism industry by announcing a doubling in the cost of its gorilla-trekking permits.

15
May
2017
EXPOSING SOUTH AFRICA’S HIDDEN GEMS

5 -min. read Ahead of this year’s African Travel INDABA, we caught up with the newly appointed South African Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona, to find out more about his vision for the future of African travel.

31
Mar
2017
WILDERNESS WILDLIFE TRUST USES TOURISM TO PROTECT ZIMBABWE’S WILDLIFE

4 -min. read Wilderness Safaris has launched the Wilderness Wildlife Trust, an independent entity supporting wildlife management, research and education projects.

08
Mar
2017
READY, SET, RUN: AFRICAN MARATHONS ARE BRINGING IN BUCKET LIST TOURISTS

5 -min. read Intrepid tourists are packing their bags with the goal of sweating their way across 42 kilometres of unrivalled landscapes in these African marathons.

07
Feb
2017
BEYOND THE BEACH ON THE ISLAND OF MAURITIUS

5 -min. read Any visitors to Mauritius, an island nation about 2,000 miles off the coast of Africa, need to explore further afield than piña coladas and infinity pools.

05
Jan
2017
CHANGING TOURIST PERCEPTIONS OF AFRICA

3 -min. read Daniel Adidwa, Founder and CEO of Tour2.0, is a firm believer that growth of the cultural and community tourism sector will benefit tourists, trade, and our communities.

06
Jan
2017
FROM MERMAID TO CRUSADE: TAKING UP THE CAUSE OF CONSERVING OUR OCEANS WITH HANLI PRINSLOO

7 -min. read Former freediving champion and founder of I AM WATER Ocean Conservation Trust, Hanli Prinsloo, tells us how to transform connection into conservation.

17
Oct
2016
GHANA GOES FOR GOLD

6 -min. read With the median age of its population at just 30 years, Ghana is a young and vibrant country on the road to economic prosperity, writes Eugene Yiga.

17
Oct
2016
RWANDA REBORN: HIGHLIGHTS FROM AFRICA’S NEXT HOTSPOT

4 -min. read When it comes to tourism appeal, Rwanda punches above its weight. From the vibrant streets of Kigali to the famed gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park, it’s a destination drawing an ever-growing number of travellers.

20
Oct
2016
EVOLVE AND ADAPT

2 -min. read Ralf Buckley, International Chair in Ecotourism Research at Griffith University, shares the lessons he learned at this year’s Conservation Lab.

21
Oct
2016
WINNING THE CONSERVATION WAR

5 -min. read Gilad Goren, founder of Travel+SocialGood and one of the delegates at Conservation Lab 2016, tells us what he learned at this year’s un-conference when it comes to winning the conservation war in Africa.

25
Apr
2016
LUXURY FOR THE LONG RUN

8 -min. read We Are Africa 2016 Conference speaker Jochen Zeitz tells us about how he has been inspired by Africa and what to expect from his talk.

15
Apr
2016
HARDLY A WALK IN THE PARK

7 -min. read Virunga National Park’s Director, Emmanuel de Merode, on why tourism is the key to securing its future.

29
Mar
2016
UNTOLD STORIES: !Khwa ttu

7 -min. read Having captured the hearts and minds of our tribe in its inaugural year, We Are Africa’s community engagement initiative, Untold Stories, returns once again for 2016.

29
Mar
2016
UNTOLD STORIES: Coffeebeans Routes

5 -min. read Alongside our long-term community partner Uthando (Love) South Africa (hear more from founder James here), we’re welcoming two new residents: Coffeebeans Routes and !Khwa ttu

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