2019 Revolutionising Mobile Banking in Tanzania

Earlier this year, the Bank of Tanzania (the BOT) issued a statement regarding its plans to unveil a new instant payment system formally known as the Tanzania Instant Payment System (TIPS). TIPS will be a shared platform for payments, as it will allow transactions made by card, over mobile banking, electronic money schemes and internet banking…

Robert Mugabe, the former president of Zimbabwe has died. He was ninety-five and had been ill for some time and died in a hospital in Singapore. He was one of the most controversial head of state, President of Zimbabwe from 1987 to 2017. In 2013, he hosted the UNWTO General Assembly together with Zambia and opened the…

Montréal-Trudeau International Airport: Record 9.7 million passengers in H1 2019

ADM Aéroports de Montréal has released its consolidated operating results for the three- and six-month periods ended June 30, 2019. Since the beginning of the year, YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport has welcomed 9.7 million passengers, an increase of 5.7% over the same period last year. Highlights – passengers ◾YUL is continuing to welcome more and more passengers:…

Uganda President commends Tourism Ministry for first elephant electric fence

His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda commissioned the first ever elephant deterrent electric fence in Uganda’s conservation history in Queen Elizabeth National Park on August 1, 2019. The fence was constructed as an intervention to stave off human-wildlife conflict including marauding elephants that are most notorious at razing crops of communities neighboring the parks. It stretches 10…

United Nations on board with Global Resilience Centre to help tackle Sargassum threat, says Bartlett

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett, says the United Nations (UN) is fully on board to improve coordinated action and share expertise and resources with the Global Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCM, as it relates to the threat of sargassum to the region. “This agreement follows fruitful discussions with the UN and the GTRCM recently.…

Tourism and the Law

The Tourism/Visitor industry is a one of the world’s great industries. Large industries, however, mean that there are large cash flows and large amounts of cash often mean multiple lawsuits and other legal problems.  Often local CVBs or tourism offices are unaware of their own nation’s laws and obligations.  This ignorance of the law can…