Archive for May 5th, 2017

Corporate Council on Africa News Updates


Lesotho Kingdom Aims at Increasing Tourism with E-Visa Launch Computer Frontiers, Inc
Computer Frontiers, Inc. – The Computer Frontiers team trained 50 Basotho last week to work in a customer care contact center, and at the borders to provide helpful support for the e-visa applicants… Read more>>


Nigeria: Govt Appoints Lufthansa, Five Others Advisers On Establishment of National Carrier This Day
The federal government has appointed advisers to help it set up a national airline and develop its aviation infrastructure – currently… Read more>>

Uganda: Tourists Increase Interest in Uganda’s Traditional Markets Monitor
More potential tourists from traditional tourist market destinations are inquiring about Uganda as the public relations firms… Read more>>

2017-2018 Aviation Training Needs Assessment

AviAssist needs your feedback about Africa’s aviation training needs

AviAssist African Aviation Organisations Training Needs Survey 2017-2018
Your feedback is important to us!

We are continuously exploring the training and professional development needs of African aviation professionals. Earlier this week, the world celebrated Labour Day. In all, an excellent moment to help us build better professional development opportunities for professionals like you.

One of the tools we use for that is a training needs assessment. Its objective is to ensure we provide best-suited training and professional development programmes of the highest quality in order to serve your training needs and those of your organisation.

There are a total of ten questions that will take you approximately 10-15 minutes to answer. Please take the necessary time to answer each of these questions carefully.

Completion of the survey by May 21st, 2017 entitles the individual to a free copy of the upcoming edition of Africa’s aviation safety promotion magazine SafetyFocus. Please send us the relevant postal address (P.O. Box) by email after completing the survey.

We thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire and help AviAssist collect this crucial information.

AviAssist Foundation

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Dr. Taleb Rifai thanks WTTC President for excellent partnership


(Posted 05th May 2017)

UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, has expressed his sincere appreciation to David Scowsill, President and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) for the strong partnership between both organizations as he announced his departure after six years at the helm of WTTC.

Over the last six years, UNWTO and WTTC have created a strong partnership, bringing public and private sector together to advance the tourism sector and addressing its most pressing priorities.

UNWTO and WTTC Open Letter on Travel and Tourism Initiative launched in 2011 garnered the support of over 80 Heads of State and Government from around the world. With this initiative, UNWTO and WTTC aim to promote the importance of the tourism sector in socio-economic inclusive development at the highest level.

I could not have asked for a better partner. It has been a privilege to work alongside David to mainstream our sector in the global agenda and ensure public and private sector do work together for a better future‘ said UNWTO Secretary-General, Dr. Taleb Rifai.

During his time at WTTC, David has showed unparalleled leadership and vision, championing public/private sector collaboration and promoting the sustainable growth of our sector. As founder and Chairman of the Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC), an initiative to ensure the sector can speak with “One Voice” on the key issues such as safe and seamless travel or sustainability, David has united the sector like never before‘ he added.

Mr Scowsill future plans include joining boards of companies around the world and providing strategic advice to governments.

Safarilink’s new route to Zanzibar connects Nairobi Wilson Airport to the Spice Island

Safarilink adds Zanzibar to its growing network

(Posted 05th May 2017)


Safarilink’s New Route To Zanzibar



(Safarilink’s latest acquisition, another Dash8-315 with 52 seats)



Safarilink, Kenya’s premier safari and beach airline operating out of Wilson Airport in Nairobi has just announced a further expansion to its route network: a four times a week service to Zanzibar from 01 of July 2017. The flights will operate initially four times a week, every Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

The 14.00hrs departure from Wilson Airport allows passengers from other Safarilink destinations to connect for instance from the Masai Mara and Laikipia whilst the early evening return arrival time enables connection to many international flights out of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

The flights to Zanzibar will be operated by Safarilink’s recently acquired 52 seat Dash 8-315 aircraft and passengers onboard will be served complimentary snacks.

Special East African resident ‘flight plus accommodation’ packages will be announced shortly by Safarilink to watch this space.

From To Dep: Arr:

Wilson Zanzibar 1400hrs 1545hrs

Zanzibar Wilson 1615hrs 1800hrs

Fares from $ 399 return including taxes.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Baggage allowance will be 20kgs inclusive of hand luggage.

Please contact the Safarilink team for bookings or any clarifications needed.

Contact: +254 020 6690 000 / +254 730 888000

Email: res


Nairobi Now – here you find out all there is to know about the ‘action’ in Nairobi

Nairobi Now’s latest updates on what’s going on in and around Nairobi next week

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Dear readers of ATC News,

Welcome to this week’s Nairobi Now newsletter!

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Also, email us to submit your events or suggest new ideas and collaborations.

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Carlson Rezidor opens second Park Inn in East Africa


(Posted 05th May 2017)

The Park Inn Kigali will officially open its doors tomorrow, 06th of May, and ‘finally‘ some may say.

This will be the second Carlson Rezidor brand in Kigali, following the opening a year ago of the Radisson Blu Hotel and Conference Centre in Kigali and the second Park Inn in Nairobi, following the opening last month of the Nairobi Park Inn at Westlands.

Carlson Rezidor has been aiming at increasing its regional and continental footprint for some time now and in Nairobi is a third property under construction while the company’s top brand, the ‘Quorvus Collection‘ will some time this year open its first hotel in Kampala / Uganda when the ‘Pearl of Africa Hotel‘ on top of Nakasero Hill expects to take in their first guests.

Like the Park Inn Westlands in Nairobi will the Park Inn Kigali also make an entry as one of if not the most contemporary and colourful ‘new generation’‘ hospitality business in Kigali, not just looking different from other hotels but also following the same service philosophy as the sister property in the Kenyan capital.

General Manager is Mr. Thomas Stene, a Norwegian citizen, who no doubt has his entire team at the ready when the doors of the new hotel open in 24 hours.
Offering 161 rooms and suites, plus conferencing facilities spread over 4 meeting rooms able to accommodate as many as 500 people at a go is the new hotel adding capacity in the 4 star segment, boosting the MICE marketing drive Rwanda had going on for the past 3 years since the Convention Bureau was launched.

The hotel’s 24 / 7 restaurant is aptly called ‘Live Inn Room‘ while guests looking for entertainment can patronized the Pool Bar, the Lobby Bar or else visit the ‘JJ Nightclub‘ within the hotel premises for a night out while staying indoors.

UNWTO presents discussion documents on the IY2017


(Posted 04th May 2017)

In the context of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (IY2017), the UNWTO is working on a report on “Sustainable Tourism for Development”. This report serves as the foundation of the IY2017, and thus defines the current and potential contribution of tourism towards sustainable development– highlighting the sector’s strengths and the challenges it faces. It identifies some of the changes needed as we move forward – in policies, business practices and consumer behaviour. It also provides links to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and shall help to establish a more solid knowledge base through evidence and facts.

For this purpose the UNWTO produced a discussion paper that offers a framework for further debate and is meant to inspire discussion and critical comment.

We are pleased to invite you to share your comments on the discussion paper with us, as well as case studies that highlight the contribution of tourism towards sustainable development.

Please find all documents on the official website: IY2017.

We kindly ask you to send the comments on the discussion paper and the submission form for case studies per email to iydiscussionpaper.

UNWTO will consider all comments and case studies received by 30 June 2017.

Should you need any more information, please do not hesitate to contact us at iydiscussionpaper.

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