Author Archives: Gilbert Mwijuke

9 nudist destinations where you can take it all off

Picture your perfect vacation: a peaceful cabin in the woods, a sun-kissed beach, maybe a quiet European town. Now, imagine enjoying each of these places without any clothes on. If this idea only makes the scenario better then these nine nudist destinations around the world are for you. They range from the hidden nudist villages to  luxurious clothing-optional hotels—and they ...

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World’s most disruptive sports tourism start-ups celebrated at global tourism economy forum

The growing sports tourism sector has taken centre stage at the Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macau, SAR with the first ‘SPORTSTECH’ edition of the World Tourism Organization’s Tourism Tech Adventures initiative celebrating the most disruptive ideas and innovators from around the world. As the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reports that rising numbers of tourists are travelling for sports or ...

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Ssanga Courts: serenity and serendipity in the heart of Kampala

By Gilbert Mwijuke If you are planning to visit Kampala and looking for an upscale apartment, the new Ssanga Courts in the tranquil suburb of Nakasero makes a spectacular base. Perched atop a hilly impasse, Ssanga Courts will place you smack in the heart of Kampala, Uganda’s rambunctious chief city. But unlike elsewhere in the city, here you’ll avoid midtown ...

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Regulation catches up with innovation – the case of short-term rentals

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has published the first systematic overview of how both national governments and local authorities are addressing and managing new business models in the accommodation industry. The so-called “sharing economy” has experienced significant growth over recent years and is poised to outpace the growth of traditional accommodation. Drawing on case studies from around the world, “New ...

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British Airways launches direct flights to Antalya, Turkey

British Airways has today announced the launch of flights between London Gatwick and Antalya, Turkey. The summer route, which will operate on an Airbus A320 and run six times a week, commences on April 30, 2020, and is available to book from today. A launch offer means flights start from just £139 return in Euro Traveller or £387 return in ...

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RwandAir review: Eternity on the runway

RwandAir has a reputation for militant punctuality. Its flight attendants hunt around airports, trying to coax their clients into the departure lounge a full 90 minutes before take-off. I was once on a RwandAir flight which took off 15 minutes early! This may be a record in aviation history and is certainly a testament to the plucky nation’s proud efficiency. ...

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Saffron Beach Bistro: new boutique hotel in Entebbe worth checking out

By Gilbert Mwijuke As I pull into Saffron Beach Bistro’s parking yard, I am welcomed by a young man whose friendliness is evidently impeccable. Rahul Patidar is the proprietor of this new boutique hotel that is located just a few steps from Lake Victoria in Entebbe – one of the most dreamed-about destinations in Uganda particularly renowned for its wonderful ...

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New super luxury hotel opens in northern Rwanda

By Gilbert Mwijuke The mist-shrouded volcanoes of northern Rwanda just got cooler with the opening of the picturesque Classic Lodge resort in Musanze district. The hotel, which sits on an expansive 15-acre piece of land, has been welcoming guests since November 2018 and is set to be officially launched in the next few months, according to its proprietors. The new ...

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Inside Magashi, Rwanda’s first luxury safari camp

Wilderness Safaris has officially opened its new camp, Magashi, overlooking scenic Lake Rwanyakazinga in the north-east of Rwanda’s wildlife-rich Akagera National Park. Launched in partnership with conservation non-profit African Parks and the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), both of which manage the national park, Magashi offers life-changing journeys to this remarkable location – journeys that are strongly rooted in a shared core purpose: to help conserve Rwanda’s ...

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Ethiopian makes travel easier with upgraded mobile app

Customized with a suite of innovative features including document scanning, mobile wallet for boarding pass, localization and many more, Ethiopian Mobile Application places convenience at customers’ fingertips with enhanced functionality, performance and responsiveness. Available for both iOS and Android devices, Ethiopian Mobile App is providing customers fast and accurate check-in process through document scanning feature. Boarding pass is also up ...

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