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23 May 2018 7:20 PM Tunisia tourism makes return with revenues up nearly a third

Tunisia's tourism industry, hard hit by jihadist attacks in 2015, has undergone a "real recovery" with revenues up nearly a third so far this year, the sector's minister said on Wednesday. "There is a significant improvement," Tourism Minister Selma Elloumi Rekik told AFP, as visitor numbers bettered the first five months of 2014, largely due to rising 25

30 March 2018 8:11 PM Irish pubs open on Good Friday for first time in 91 years

Dublin - Pubs in Ireland were open on Good Friday for the first time in almost a century after the repeal of a law banning sales of alcohol on the Christian holiday. The Intoxicating Liquor Act, passed in 1927, prohibited sales in shops and bars on three days a year - Good Friday, Christmas Day and St Patrick's Day, although the latter was exempted in 1960. A new law passed 91

22 March 2018 3:02 PM At least 9 dead, several hurt in car bomb in Somali capital

Mogadishu - At least nine people have been killed and seven others are wounded in a car bomb blast near a hotel in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, a Somali police officer said on Thursday. Captain Mohamed Hussein said the explosion occurred near the Weheliye hotel on the busy Makka Almukarramah road. The road has been a target of attacks in the past by the Somalia-based 27

25 February 2018 12:50 PM Famous Jerusalem church shut over tax protest

Jerusalem - The leaders of the major Christian sects in Jerusalem say they are closing the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for several hours to protest an Israeli plan to tax their properties. The churches responsible for the site issued a joint statement on Sunday bemoaning a "systematic campaign of abuse" against them, comparing it to anti-Jewish laws issued 60

24 January 2018 7:09 PM Ronaldo to open three new hotels

Lisbon - World footballer of the year Cristiano Ronaldo is expanding his 'CR7' hotel portfolio by opening new franchises in New York, Madrid and Marrakech, his associate said on Wednesday. Real Madrid star Ronaldo has already opened CR7 hotels, alongside Portuguese hotel group Pestana, in Lisbon and Funchal in his homeland. The first new hotel to open, within 35

22 January 2018 8:00 PM Tourism income from camping sites almost doubles

Cape Town - The tourism sector's income from caravan parks and camping sites almost doubled in November, the latest statistics from Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) showed. Stats SA released its preliminary tourist accommodation data for November 2017 on Monday. The results of the report are derived from a monthly survey of the tourist accommodation 52

28 October 2017 8:47 PM Somalia attack toll now 23; baby shot in head

Mogadishu - Police say the death toll in a truck bombing at a hotel in Somalia's capital is now 23 after rescue workers found the bodies of a woman and three children, including a baby. Police say attackers entered the hotel after the bombing in Mogadishu, and a gunbattle with security forces continued there late on Saturday. Police have said more than 20 people 44

27 October 2017 4:31 AM Dubai: the Guptas' city of shells

Johannesburg - On the surface, Dubai is one of the world’s great success stories. Its towering skyscrapers and glaring opulence bear testimony to a desert boom-town that has experienced nearly unrivalled economic growth in the last few decades. But the shiny office blocks, luxury hotels and colossal shopping malls conceal a decidedly seedier side to the city; a darker 328

26 October 2017 11:49 AM Drought threatens survival of businesses in the Cape

“It is clear that we have a major crisis on our hands and it is time to slash the red tape and take emergency measures‚” said Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Janine Myburgh on Thursday. “Unless we do so without delay we will suffer long-term damage to the economy and the reputation of the City.” Myburgh said that the country’s AIDS crisis 27

17 October 2017 1:26 PM Airbnb grows apace in Africa, and social benefits along with it

A study by accommodation-sharing service Airbnb highlights the economic and social benefits of travel for local families and their communities, and how this generates tourism. The study shows there are now more than 100,000 homes listed on Airbnb in Africa. It also says there have been more than 2-million global guest arrivals using Airbnb on the continent 46