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Uganda hotel owners learn why e-marketing is no longer an option

Uganda hotel owners learn why e-marketing is no longer an option

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgan H. Thome, eTN Africa Corresponden

The e-Marketing Workshop last Friday, supported by the Uganda Hotel Owners’ Association and attended by a full capacity 50 participants, has, according to one attendee, “hit the nail on the ...

Kenya’s airspace is getting crowded

New airline swoops into the aviation market Kenya’s airspace is getting crowded

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

At a time when international tourist traffic continues to remain disappointingly low and airlines operating on the Nairobi-Mombasa route are relying on local and regional traffic to get to ...

Africa airport work is stalled

Africa airport work is stalled

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

Tanzania’s Deputy Transport and Communications Minister, Dr.

11 young Rwandans graduate as helicopter pilots

11 young Rwandans graduate as helicopter pilots

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

11 Rwandans have graduated from their course to fly helicopters earlier this week, after completing their certification from the Akagera Aviation Flying School which is based at the international ...

Seychelles Tourism Board and Air Seychelles pave the way for more cooperation

Seychelles Tourism Board and Air Seychelles pave the way for more cooperation

The Seychelles Tourism Board and the national airline, Air Seychelles, have together discussed ways to address the challenges they face and have agreed on the way forward for the betterment of the ...

South Africa to host WYSTC 2015

South Africa to host WYSTC 2015

Cape Town, South Africa, will be the host city for WYSTC 2015.

Seychelles  Culinary and Arts Fiesta media campaign hits the airwaves

More tourist events on Praslin Seychelles Culinary and Arts Fiesta media campaign hits the airwaves

Seychelles is in full swing with its media campaign to unveil the first edition of the Praslin Culinary and Arts Fiesta planned for September 5 -7.

Tourism Business Council of South Africa to discuss “hospitality levy” proposal with KZN MEC

Tourism Business Council of South Africa to discuss “hospitality levy” proposal with KZN MEC

PRETORIA, South Africa - The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) is due to meet with the KwaZulu-Natal Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Economic Development and Tourism, ...

Ebola outbreak beginning to have negative impact on Africa's tourism

Ebola outbreak beginning to have negative impact on Africa's tourism

The Ebola virus outbreak, which so far has claimed an estimated 1,229 lives out of 2,240 suspected or confirmed cases, is beginning to have a negative impact on Africa's tourism industry.

Ebola-free destination in Africa

Ebola-free destination in Africa

Panic is overshadowing reality as fears of the Ebola virus have reportedly led to the cancellation of bookings in Africa.

Zambia: 1.2 million international tourist arrivals by end of year

Zambia: 1.2 million international tourist arrivals by end of year

Zambia is on course to attain the projected 1.2 million international tourist arrivals by the end of the year despite the Ebola epidemic.

Reunion Island Tourism on a roll

5 cities – 4 workshops a day Reunion Island Tourism on a roll

Vanilla Islands founder member, Reunion Island, continues the market offensive in Germany and partnered with leading long-haul tour operator, Meier’s Weltreisen.

Seize the opportunities: Invest in Africa’s hospitality sector

Investing in Africa hospitality, travel and tourism Seize the opportunities: Invest in Africa’s hospitality sector

PRETORIA - With less than four weeks to go to the 8th annual Hotel Investment Conference Africa (HICA), the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) and its partner Gauteng Tourism ...

Continuous trickle of Maghreb vacationers boosts Tunisia's tourism

Continuous trickle of Maghreb vacationers boosts Tunisia's tourism

TUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisia's tourism sector rebounded this summer, thanks in large part to the continuous trickle of Maghreb vacationers, especially Algerians and Libyans.

Sit back with a great book about the grand panorama of life in Seychelles

Sit back with a great book about the grand panorama of life in Seychelles

Glynn Burridge, an Englishman who came to live in Seychelles in 1978, was based on Darros Island in the Amirantes for 20 years at a time when the island was the property of the Iranian Royal ...

Head of Mauritius Hotel School found dead

Shocking passing of tourism executive Head of Mauritius Hotel School found dead

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

Only a day after participating in an event at the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) as Guest of Honor, reports are emerging from the Seychelles’ main island of Mahe that Mr.

DJs and artists host first-ever Seychelles beach party on La Digue

DJs and artists host first-ever Seychelles beach party on La Digue

The popular Anse Kalis on La Digue was packed last Saturday afternoon with young people dancing and cheering while Seychelles’ top DJs and artists enthralled their crowd with the latest vibrant ...

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport processing more flights from new terminal

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport processing more flights from new terminal

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

Kenya Airways yesterday announced that following successful trial runs with a limited number of flights processed from the new Terminal 1A at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, additional ...

Volcano Museum opens on Reunion Island

New Tourist Venue Volcano Museum opens on Reunion Island

After three years of renovations and modernization, the Volcano Museum at the foothills of the Piton de la Fournaise has opened its doors again.

Security concern cancels Arusha's Safari Marathon

Security concern cancels Arusha's Safari Marathon

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

In a terse email just received from the organizers of the annual Safari Marathon in Arusha, sad news emerged for athletic supporters and marathon enthusiasts.

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Cape Town and the Western Cape named best Convention Bureau in South Africa

Cape Town and the Western Cape named best Convention Bureau in South Africa

The Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau was awarded the South African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) Members' Award for Best Convention Bureau in South Africa at a gala ...

What happened after the BBC Seychelles Relay Station closed earlier this year?

What happened after the BBC Seychelles Relay Station closed earlier this year?

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

For many visitors to the Seychelles’ main island of Mahe, the transmission masts of the BBC’s Indian Ocean Short Wave Relay Station on Grand Anse are a fixture.

What if a mega tsunami was generated in the Indian Ocean?

What if a mega tsunami was generated in the Indian Ocean?

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

A major Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert and disaster preparedness exercise will take place next month, once again testing systems, communications, command and control structure, and how effective ...

From large-scale convention centers to intimate meetings rooms, Southern Africa is the place to meet

Meetings and Conference Destinations in Southern Africa From large-scale convention centers to intimate meetings rooms, Southern Africa is the place to meet

When you think of meetings and conferences, do you think of Southern Africa? You should. The Southern Africa region is the perfect place to hold a conference, meeting, exhibition, or seminar.

Tanzania seeks tourism investors for small islands

Tanzania seeks tourism investors for small islands

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

Information has come to light from Dar es Salaam that the Tanzanian government is in the final stage of selecting an investor for a tourism project on some islands not too far from the country’s ...

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