Author Archives: Gilbert Mwijuke

2019 Dubai Airshow: Boeing to focus on safety, innovation and partnerships

Boeing will showcase its broad portfolio of commercial and defense products, services and technologies at the 2019 Dubai Airshow, which runs November 17-21 at Dubai World Central. The company’s presence and activities at the show will focus on safety, innovation and industry partnerships in the growing Middle East market. At Boeing’s exhibit, visitors can immerse themselves in a 360-degree theater ...

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New report shows wins in visa restrictions across Africa

For the first time, on average, Africans can travel to approximately 27 countries visa-free or with a visa on arrival; Ethiopia moves up a record 32 places on the Index, entering the top 20 most visa-open countries in Africa. Dowload report: For the first time, African travellers have liberal access to over half the continent, the 2019 Africa Visa Openness ...

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World Travel Market 2019: Innovation and rural development takes center stage

Tourism leaders from across the public and private sectors came together at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London for a high-level discussion on tourism’s role in rural development, the challenges and the opportunities. The Ministers’ Summit on “Technology for Rural Development”, hosted by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in partnership with WTM, focused on tourism innovation and technology and ...

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Americans multitask more than any other country – suppressing their creativity and inspiration

American business travelers multi-task more than their global peers, which can trigger a domino effect of creative suppression, according to a first-of-its-kind global survey produced by Marriott Hotels. Yet, the solution could be just a few deep breaths away –travelers reported that a brief recharge boosted productivity and their best work occurs during disconnected moments. The survey from Marriott Hotels, ...

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UNHCR flies in relief for Somalis cut off by flooding

An airplane – a Fokker 50 cargo freighter – carrying six metric tons of aid items from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, landed on Monday in Belet Weyne in Somalia’s Hiirshabelle state to assist people displaced by the country’s worst flooding in years. Monday’s delivery was the first in a series of flights UNHCR is organizing to bring in humanitarian ...

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Somalia: Red Crescent fears disease outbreaks in flood aftermath

As flood rescue and recovery efforts continue in Somalia, the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) fears the floods could trigger deadly outbreaks of malaria, diarrhea, and other infectious diseases. “These floods have already cost lives and our concern is that another fatal disaster is on its way,” said Abdi Abdullahi who leads SRCS operations in Beledweyne. “Thousands are living in ...

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$54m needed to assist 113,000 vulnerable migrants in Horn of Africa, Yemen

An estimated 113,000 vulnerable migrants are in transit or stranded in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia and Yemen in need of life-saving assistance, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said today. “Migrants undertaking these journeys do so in search of a better life for themselves and their families,” said Mohammed Abdiker, IOM’s Regional Director for the East and Horn of Africa. “They ...

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Four Points by Sheraton debuts in Doha

Four Points by Sheraton Doha, part of Marriott International, has officially opened today, marking the brand’s debut in the country. The re-branded property will add 120 rooms to the city and will reflect the brand’s promise of ‘travel reinvented’, providing everything that matters most to today’s independent travelers including timeless style and comfort with genuine service. Four Points by Sheraton ...

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