The government of Burundi has officially signed a brand new air-service agreement(deal) with Qatar Airways, permitting the 2 country airlines (Air Burundi plus Qatar Airways ) to operate as many as 7 times each week between Bujumbura and Doha . The binding agreement covers cargo services, passengers and also makes for intermediate stops on the way to and fro Bujumbura.
at the moment Burundi is the least linked country in the whole of East Africa, with standard air services solely offered by Europe’s Brussels Airlines, Kenya Airways, Air Uganda , RwandAir, as well as Ethiopian Airlines, from the broader Eastern African area; and then in southern Africa by South African Airways.
The official passing of this agreement currently enables the airlines to begin flights into Bujumbura, a idea already greatly welcomed by Burundi’s blossoming tourism industry
This agreement was inked by Hon. Deogratias Rurumunzi the Minister for Transport, Public Works and Equipment for Burundi as well as Abulaziz Mohamed Al-Nuaimi the Chairman of Qatar Civil Aviation Authority.
Mauritius reduces its prediction on visitor arrivals
The country’s revenue from tourism lowered by 12.4% from the previous year earlier to just 12.06 billion rupees (about $386 million) within the first 3 months of the year as the weak European economic environment distresses visitors’ expenditure. ($1 = 31.2500 Mauritius rupees)
the statistics office added that the number of Visitors increased by 1.5 % to 265,838 in the 1st quarter of the year, however tourists coming from Europe, the greatest source of tourism on this island found on the Indian Ocean, dropped by 7.5% to 158,722.
Visitor numbers grew 1.5 percent to 265,838 in the first quarter of this year, but tourists from Europe, the biggest source of tourism on the Indian Ocean Island, fell 7.5 percent to 158,722, the statistics office said.
The tourism industry is a major driver of Mauritius $10 billion overall economy. However long-haul luxury destinations such as Mauritius have struggled throughout the international downturn in the economy.