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Creole cuisine – at the very heart of the Reunion Island experience

Creole cuisine – at the very heart of the Reunion Island experience

The very Creole nature of the French Indian Ocean’s Reunion Island becomes apparent in many ways - language, art, poetry, dance, and perhaps mostly in the cuisine of the island, which is a ...

World Tourism Organization Secretary-General marches in Tunisia

World Tourism Organization Secretary-General marches in Tunisia

“Tourism employs 400,000 people in Tunisia and is a key driver of the economy.

EC Air adds routes and frequencies

Africa flights EC Air adds routes and frequencies

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

EC Air has announced the launch of flights from Brazzaville to Dakar, via their existing destination Bamako.

Reunion Island’s 2015 tourism forum focuses on China

Reunion Island’s 2015 tourism forum focuses on China

Since 2009, the Professional University Institute (IUP) Tourism Institute of Business Administration (IAE) of Reunion Island has organized a symposium every year with a tourism-related theme.

Uganda’s Madhvani Foundation accepting applications from tourism students

Uganda’s Madhvani Foundation accepting applications from tourism students

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

Uganda’s largest private education foundation has for the current year increased their funding to 700 million Uganda shillings, benefitting academically excellent but financially-challenged ...

Flights from Accra to Monrovia to resume

Flights from Accra to Monrovia to resume

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

Permission from the government in Nairobi to resume flights to Monrovia, which will operate via Accra in Ghana has been granted.

Sir James Mancham re-elected member of Comesa’s Committee of Elders

Sir James Mancham re-elected member of Comesa’s Committee of Elders

The government of Seychelles has offered its deep-felt congratulations to former President Sir James Mancham, following his re-election for a second term as a member of the Common Market for ...

SATSA-WTM Africa tie-up at Cape Town Trade Show

SATSA-WTM Africa tie-up at Cape Town Trade Show

A group of SMMEs engaged in inbound tourism are eagerly anticipating their participation at the World Travel Market (WTM) Africa 2015, and the opportunity it affords for exposure to a wide range ...

Ethiopian launches mobile payment with Commercial Bank of Ethiopia

Ethiopian launches mobile payment with Commercial Bank of Ethiopia

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest in Africa, is pleased to announce the commencement of mobile payment for online ticket purchase in Ethiopia.

Rwanda: Golden Tulip signs management deal

Rwanda: Golden Tulip signs management deal

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

The Rwanda Development Board was reportedly putting a deal together for the owners of the La Palisse Hotel, a new four-star project with over 230 rooms and suites, to use Golden Tulip Hotels & ...

South Sudan’s coffers: Going, going, gone

Tourism revenues near Zero South Sudan’s coffers: Going, going, gone

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D.., eTN Africa Correspondent

There seems to be outright confusion in South Sudan’s capital of Juba over an announcement by the country’s Central Bank that their foreign exchange reserves have run out, in other words that ...

Tourists will pay more to visit Rwanda’s museums

Tourists will pay more to visit Rwanda’s museums

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

A regular source in Kigali, Rwanda, has confirmed that entrance fees and charges for other services at the various museums across Rwanda, the royal sites included, will be raised beginning April ...

Did inept airline staff call cops on frustrated passengers?

Did inept airline staff call cops on frustrated passengers?

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

Comments came in thick and fast all day about Jambojet stranding passengers from Ukunda who were destined for their international flight connections in Nairobi.

Reunion Island Tourism launches videos to promote attractions and services

Reunion Island Tourism launches videos to promote attractions and services

Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) has launched 24 individual short videos to highlight the services and attractions of the island, each covering a specific aspect with a duration of just one minute. ...

Obama finally announces visit to Kenya in July

Potential big boost for tourism Obama finally announces visit to Kenya in July

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

Air Force One will be making a return to East Africa for a second time in two years when President Obama will finally make good on his promise to visit the land of his father.

Seychelles Kiddies Carnival set to be even more spectacular this year

Seychelles Kiddies Carnival set to be even more spectacular this year

Nothing could dampen the kids’ spirits and excitement last year for the first edition of the Kiddies Carnival.

Miss Seychelles: Learning how to apply make-up professionally

Miss Seychelles: Learning how to apply make-up professionally

Never doubt the power of perfectly-applied make-up, its amazing ability to transform a woman’s looks, accentuate her beauty, disguise her flaws, take years off her age, and boost her ...

Abu Dhabi-Seychelles double daily

Abu Dhabi-Seychelles double daily

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

Information was received that, without yet confirming a date, Air Seychelles and partner airline, Etihad, will move from the present 13 weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Mahe to a full ...

Tunisia: Mass protests against terror on Sunday

Tunisia: Mass protests against terror on Sunday

Japanese, Polish, Spanish and Colombian visitors were among those killed in the attack, which the government says was aimed at destroying Tunisia’s vital tourism industry.

International athletes begin to arrive for Kenya triathlon

International athletes begin to arrive for Kenya triathlon

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

The “season opener” for Kenya’s triathlon calendar will be held in Watamu, Kilifi county, at the Kenya coast on April 18 and 19, and over 200 local and international athletes have already ...

Oscar winner on location in Uganda

Oscar winner on location in Uganda

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

Uganda is becoming a popular destination for Hollywood movie productions and the stars that come along with them.

Lion attacks Australian tourist in South Africa

Lion attacks Australian tourist in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - An Australian tourist has had a lucky escape after being mauled by a lion in South Africa.

Jambojet accused of stranding passengers

Jambojet accused of stranding passengers

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

After launching their new domestic destinations of Lamu, Malindi, and Ukunda only two days ago, apparently the goodwill Jambojet created with the new flights has already evaporated and gone out of ...

eTN to support World Travel Market Africa as media partner

eTN to support World Travel Market Africa as media partner

eTurboNews (eTN) announced it will support World Travel Market (WTM) Africa as a media partner.

Rwanda about to pull contract for new National Convention Centre?

Rwanda about to pull contract for new National Convention Centre?

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

Word is coming out of tourism stakeholder circles in Kigali that the Rwandan government, clearly exasperated over the long delay in the completion of the new national convention center and the ...

Kenya's current tourism challenges - not so new after all

Kenya's current tourism challenges - not so new after all

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

Some of the younger generation of tourism stakeholders must be forgiven if they think that Kenya is at present faced with an unprecedented crisis for the sector, compounded by hostile anti-travel ...

Congo turns into the odd man out among the GVTC Partner Countries

Congo turns into the odd man out among the GVTC Partner Countries

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

The three-day meeting last week in Kigali between the Greater Virunga Transboundary Cooperation (GVTC) countries failed to make progress towards the signing of a new treaty, and close observers ...

Somalia: Troops tetake hotel held by Al Shabaab

Somalia: Troops tetake hotel held by Al Shabaab

A hotel popular with tourists and business travelers, as well as with local government officials, was retaken by Somali troops.

Jambo Jet: Red carpet rolled out by tourism stakeholders and officials

Jambo Jet: Red carpet rolled out by tourism stakeholders and officials

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

The red carpet has been prepared and the fire engines are standing by this morning at the Lamu Aerodrome and later at the Malindi Airport when Jambojet.com will perform their maiden flights from ...

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