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At least 60 dead in Congo train crash

At least 60 dead in Congo train crash

At least 60 people were killed and 80 injured in a huge train crash in southeastern Congo.

Born Free USA publishes Africa's poaching list of shame

Born Free USA publishes Africa's poaching list of shame

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Born Free USA and C4ADS have just published their list of shame, when they named 7 countries in Africa with the worst poaching records and the least serious government action against the menace ...

Southern Africa – Madagascar: endearing and famous for wildlife

Travel to Southern Africa Southern Africa – Madagascar: endearing and famous for wildlife

If you type in “Madagascar” into a search engine and click on images, you will likely see pictures of the country and also images from the animated movie “Madagascar” – a popular ...

More travel agents visit Reunion Island

More travel agents visit Reunion Island

Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) continues their efforts to bring leading travel agents from mainland France to the island, working hand in hand with such local DMCs like Passion Outremer.

Seychelles Carnaval International de Victoria talk show gets new facelift

Seychelles Carnaval International de Victoria talk show gets new facelift

Seychelles Carnival International de Victoria’s annual roundtable discussion hosted by the Seychelles Broadcasting Cooperation (SBC), the Island's local television station, has been given a new ...

Air Namibia is to end flights into Ghana

Air Namibia is to end flights into Ghana

Ghana and tourism is important. Local officials in Ghana are alarmed about Air Namibia stopping service into the country as of the end of June.

UK & USA delegations land in Seychelles for Carnival 2014

UK & USA delegations land in Seychelles for Carnival 2014

As delegation after delegation coming from the four corners of the world land in Seychelles for the 2014 edition of the annual Carnaval International de Victoria hotels on the main island of Mahe ...

Resort closures in Kenya deal blow

Kenya tourism at a low Resort closures in Kenya deal blow

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

“I don’t want to sound cynical, but this is what we told government would happen. What they gave us was speeches far from the reality on the ground, and now it has happened.

Seychelles resort “walking the walk” of corporate responsibility

Heritage hotels Seychelles resort “walking the walk” of corporate responsibility

Praslin Island, the second largest island of the Seychelles, possesses twenty-seven demarcation points of heritage routes. Three of these are found on the property of Raffles Praslin ...

Nairobi flights routed to Mombasa this morning

Nairobi flights routed to Mombasa this morning

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Foggy weather conditions this morning causes a number of flights destined for Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to divert to Mombasa, while preventing flights also from taking off due to poor ...

Seychelles remembers G.S. Pillay in a special memorial service

Seychelles remembers G.S. Pillay in a special memorial service

Seychelles paid tribute to G.S. Pillay, a great patriot of the islands during a memorial service at the International Conference Centre.

UNESCO encourages Tanzania to apply for World Heritage status

Destination of growing importance for adventure tourists UNESCO encourages Tanzania to apply for World Heritage status

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Information was received from Arusha that UNESCO has apparently suggested that the area around Ol Doinyo Lengai, one of Tanzania’s active volcanos and the country’s third highest mountain, be ...

AFRAA’s Aviation Suppliers and Stakeholder Convention most timely

Africa travel AFRAA’s Aviation Suppliers and Stakeholder Convention most timely

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Formed in 1968 as a lobby and trade organization for African airlines, AFRAA, the African Airline Association, is now based in Nairobi, Kenya, and has become the continent’s foremost voice for ...

Seychelles dresses Victoria in colorful attire for Carnival

Locals and tourists just days away from Carnaval International de Victoria Seychelles dresses Victoria in colorful attire for Carnival

Walking down Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles, one notices that the town has been transformed into a carnival corridor with an explosion of colors.

South African golf icon made Reunion Island Tourism Ambassador

South African golf icon made Reunion Island Tourism Ambassador

Well-known South African golfer O’Brian Barber is once again visiting Reunion Island for the ongoing World Amateur Golf Audi Reunion which is taking place over Easter weekend until April 21 at ...

Another ivory haul nabbed in Kenya

Another ivory haul nabbed in Kenya

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Last Thursday security services in Nairobi seized 131 tusks and arrested two suspects when their lorry broke down.

African countries urged not to overtax airline industry

African countries urged not to overtax airline industry

African countries have been advised to cast their nets wider when seeking to raise revenue instead of imposing high taxes on services and commodities crucial to the survival of the aviation ...

South African tourism hosts celebrities at Le Bernardin

South African tourism hosts celebrities at Le Bernardin

It has been many years since I was in Cape Town, South Africa, conducting primary research for my doctorate in International Business.

Zambia Tourism Minister leads delegation to Seychelles carnival this week

Zambia Tourism Minister leads delegation to Seychelles carnival this week

Confirmation has now been received that Minister Jean Kapata, the Zambian Minister responsible for Tourism and the Arts, will be leading her delegation to the 2014 edition of the Carnaval ...

Another global hotel brand comes to Rwanda

Another global hotel brand comes to Rwanda

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Kigali’s “Grand ol’ Dame” of the hospitality industry, the Hotel des Mille Collines, will from mid-2014 come under Kempinski management, it was confirmed over the weekend.

Director General of Mozambique Tourism arrives in Seychelles ahead of Carnival starting Friday

Director General of Mozambique Tourism arrives in Seychelles ahead of Carnival starting Friday

Mr. Hiuane Abacar, the Director General of the Mozambique Tourism Authority, arrived in Seychelles on Sunday evening by the Air Seychelles flight coming from South Africa. Mr.

Angola carrier to start frequent direct flights between Harare and Luanda

Angola carrier to start frequent direct flights between Harare and Luanda

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Angola’s national carrier, Linhas Aereas de Angola (Taag), plans to introduce frequent direct flights between Harare and Luanda on the back of increased business between the ...

Lagos Nigeria sees tourism as latest economic driver

Lagos Nigeria sees tourism as latest economic driver

Tourism in Lagos, Nigeria is ready to take its place as a potential powerful economic driver

Nigeria to establish tourism information desks at airports

Nigeria to establish tourism information desks at airports

The director-general of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mrs Sally Mbanefo has expressed her readiness to establish Tourism Information Desk in major Airports across the ...

Vanilla Islands: Growing calendar of events to strengthen promotion of Indian Ocean

Vanilla Islands: Growing calendar of events to strengthen promotion of Indian Ocean

To help strengthen the tourism actions of cooperation and for the promotion in the Indian Ocean Region as a whole, the Vanilla Islands launched a list of events that today sit on the ...

Mozambique will be at the Carnival International de Victoria in the Seychelles

Mozambique will be at the Carnival International de Victoria in the Seychelles

Mozambique will be attending the Carnival International de Victoria, in Seychelles, from the 25th to the 27thApril 2014 with a delegation composed of 23 people, from Government representatives ...

Floating African hospital soon to start operations in Tanzania

Floating African hospital soon to start operations in Tanzania

By Faustine Rwambali, eTN Ambassador for Tanzania

Scottish charity group Vine Trust’s ambitious plan for an African floating hospital has finally reached the African shores.

Struggling African low-cost carrier: We’re not going anywhere

Struggling African low-cost carrier: We’re not going anywhere

Skywise, the low-cost carrier that has been struggling to launch operations for over a year now, says, despite a recent major setback, it is still set on launching domestic services.

Turkey shows interest to invest in Uganda Kingdom Busoga’s tourism

Turkey shows interest to invest in Uganda Kingdom Busoga’s tourism

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has asked the Turkish community to invest in Busoga’s tourist sites in order to grow the Uganda region’s tourism potential and create employment opportunities for the ...

Seychelles Minister meets local carnival

2014 Carnival starting Friday next week Seychelles Minister meets local carnival

Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture joined Tanmi production for a meeting with all the Seychelles local float participants for the coming 2014 ...

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