Welcome at the website of Via Africana CZ agency, focusing on tourism in Africa and in Arabic-speaking countries.
The site targets interested Czech public and aims at providing reliable information about destinations in Africa and the Arab world, primarily for travel purposes.
We present all the 67 African and Arabic-speaking countries and two overseas territories of European powers. In a special section called Protea we publish topical, well-informed news items on various, mostly tourism-related subjects.
The bulk of the site is in the Czech language. Organizations engaged in various aspects of the tourism business, interested in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia (there is no language barrier between the two nations) as source markets, are so offered excellent opportunities of addressing directly potential customers in the two Central European countries.
The website has continually a high ranking and is regularly updated.
Quote of the month
Foolishness and wild fury will over and over again sweep away what centuries of cognition and effort have created.
This month’s anniversaries
2 Mar 1890 birth of Ján Bakoš, Slovak Arabist and Semitist
2 Mar 1939 death of Howard Carter, British archaeologist and Egyptologist who discovered the tomb of pharaoh Tutankhamun (4 Nov 1922)
2 Mar 1956 independence of Morocco (from France)
4 Mar 1832 death of Jean François Champollion, French philologist and orientalist, decipherer of Egyptian hieroglyphs (1822)
4 Mar 1932 birth of Miriam Makeba, South African singer and civil rights activist, nicknamed Mama Africa
6 Mar 1957 independence of Ghana (from the United Kingdom)
12 Mar 1968 independence of Mauritius (from the United Kingdom)
17 Mar 1733 birth of Carsten (Karsten) Niebuhr, German explorer of Mesopotamia, Arabian Peninsula, Syria, Egypt, and Turkey
17 Mar 1981 death of Felix Tauer, Czech Arabist, Iranologist and Turkologist, translator of One Thousand and One Nights into Czech
18 Mar 1936 birth of Frederic Willem de Klerk, former president of South Africa, recipient of Nobel Peace Prize 1993
19 Mar 1813 birth of David Livingstone, British explorer of Africa
19 Mar 1821 birth of Richard Francis Burton, British orientalist, explorer of Africa and Asia
20 Mar 1956 independence of Tunisia (from France)
20 Mar 1993 death of Ivan Hrbek, Czech Arabist, Islamologist and Africanist, translator of the Koran into Czech
21 March 1990 indendence of Namibia (from South Africa)
26 Mar 1902 death of Cecil John Rhodes, South African businessman and politician of English descent, founder of De Beers diamond company
26 Mar 1834 death of Ahmed Sékou Touré, first president of Guinea (1958-1984)
Latest news ...
Prague – Morocco dominates Holiday World 2014 tourism fair more in Czech
Prague – Attractive African tourism destinations presented in Prague more in Czech
Prague – Holiday World 2013 tourism fair: Participation of African and Arab countries more in Czech
Brussels – New list of airlines banned in the EU more in Czech
London – Latest airline review: Qatar Airways is the best airline globally more in Czech
Names of airports in African and Arab countries and of transfer airports more in Czech
Prague – Exposition on Prague fifty years ago more in Czech
Prague/Nairobi – Kenya is an attractive destination for both tourists and investors more in Czech
Islamabad – How terrorism affects tourism more in Czech
Cairo/Prague – The future of tourism under the new political setup in Egypt more in Czech