The arrival of international airlines in Somalia, after years of standing on the sidelines and leaving the challenging but lucrative Somali market to local airlines like Daallo and Jubba, changed the aviation game in the country over the space of just a few months. Turkish, now flying daily to Mogadishu and Ethiopian flying to …

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  News are emerging from the Kenyan archipelago of Lamu, that the town’s tourism stakeholders are planning to launch a food festival over the upcoming Easter holidays. Already renown for the ancient town’s other festivals, the Lamu Cultural Festival, the Maulidi Festival, the Lamu Painters’ Festival and the Lamu Yoga Festival will the new addition …

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UBM and Seatrade have announced additions and updates to the Cruise Shipping Miami 2015 conference program. Cruise Shipping Miami 2015 is set for March 16-19 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Organized by UBM Connect and Seatrade, thematic topics include The Geography of Cruise Tourism, Safety and Ship Operations, Market Segments and Cruise Product Development. …

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The US Department of Commerce today announced that 5.8 million international visitors traveled to the United States in November 2014, an eight percent increase over November 2013. November marks the 11th consecutive month of increases in 2014 in total US visits. For the first 11 months of 2014, visitation (68.5 million) was up seven percent …

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ORLANDO, FL Hilton Worldwide has acquired the Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek from a consortium including affiliates of GEM Realty Capital, Farallon Capital Management and Blackstone. The closing follows an announcement last week that Hilton Worldwide signed agreements to acquire the two hotels. Opened in October 2009, the 498-room Waldorf Astoria Orlando …

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  Partnerships in tourism often create synergy effects and help accomplish objectives which fit both parties. It was in this spirit that Jovago.com and the Kenya Tourism Board yesterday put pen to paper, increasing visibility for both on their respective websites and bringing Africa’s number one booking portal for hotels, resorts and safari lodges closer …

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana in the Caribbean offers lavish, spacious accommodation alongside the pristine Caribbean beachfront. The awesome hotel has over 1775 rooms, 13 pools arranged in a canal style aquascape, 9 restaurants, a Nicklaus-designed golf course and an ultra-modern casino. Green Globe recently certified the property in recognition of the hotel’s …

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The top United Nations development official today began the last leg of her Ebola recovery-focused visit to West Africa a day after she witnessed the reopening of schools in Liberia and urged the international community to support “recovery from this terrible crisis” beyond the emergency phase. Before leaving the Liberian capital, Monrovia, Helen Clark, Administrator …

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JAL Group today announced its Medium Term Management Plan Rolling Plan 2015. (FY2015: fiscal year 2015 is from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016.) After announcing “JAL Group Medium-Term Management Plan for Fiscal Years 2012-2016” in February 2012, we review the previous fiscal year at the end of each fiscal year, and reconsider our …

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  The just concluded Annual General Meeting of Precision Air, a company quoted on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange, was told of some progress to correct the sins of past management when on a year on year basis the company’s losses reduced by some 60 percent. Still in the red by about 12 billion …

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