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The collapse of Thomas Cook and its impact on Africa

The collapse of Thomas Cook, one of Britain’s oldest companies has impacted negatively on Africa’s tourism industry. In many African countries the company operates, managers of tourism sectors have spoken of the sharp impact. Thomas Cook runs hotels, resorts and airlines for 19 million people a year in 16 countries. About 45 hotels deal exclusively with Thomas cook in Tunisia. In Tunisia for Instance, Thomas Cook owes Tunisian hotels 60 million euros for stays in July and August. Tunisia’s Tourism Minister Rene Trabelsi was reported by Reuters as saying that…

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Kenya: Floods kill six at Hell’s Gate park, one still missing

Kenyan Flash Wildlife Service (KWS) officials have announced the death of at least six people at Kenya’s Hell’s Gate National Park. They were killed by flash floods with officials still searching for one other person reported missing. Six members of a tour group were swept away according to KWS officials alongside a tour guide. Officials said “The victims are five Kenyans, local tourist guide and a non-resident (foreigner).” The incident occurred on Sunday in the Rift Valley, some 69 km north west of the capital, Nairobi. On it’s twitter account,…

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