Uganda’s President assents to Uganda Wildlife Bill 2017

His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, has assented to Uganda Wildlife Bill, 2017, sponsored by Minister of Tourism Wildlife And Antiquities, Professor Ephrahim Kamuntu, before it was enacted by Parliament of Uganda, effectively enacting UGANDA WILDLIFE ACT, 2019 into law. The objective of the bill is to provide for the conservation and…

Air Tanzania announces start of J’burg route

Two months after inaugurating the Dar es Salaam-Lusaka-and-Harare schedules, Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) has announced the launch of direct flights to Johannesburg. The Johannesburg route will be the fifth to be launched by the expanding airline within three years, since the company’s recovery plan started to be implemented by the government. Other international routes…

India travel services: Our pre-budget wish list

Ahead of Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s announcement of the First Budget, India travel services companies, issued the following statements with regard to pre-budget expectations: Mahesh Iyer, Executive Director  & Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. “The travel and tourism industry is a crucial contributor to the growth of the Indian economy with a…

Saint Lucia Tourism Authority appoints new Chief Executive Officer – Ms. Beverly Nicholson-Doty

The Board of Directors at the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) has appointed Mrs. Beverly Nicholson-Doty as the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mrs. Nicholson-Doty has over three decades of industry leadership experience, including most recently serving as Commissioner of Tourism at the USVI Department of Tourism from 2007 to 2018. She brings significant experience…