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Global media flock to Seychelles

Indian Ocean tourism event: carnival Global media flock to Seychelles

Carnival time this year on the Seychelles is between April 25-27, a week after the Easter weekend and the right platform for the global “carnivalistas” to dust off their costumes and head to ...

Get that “home away from home” experience in Seychelles

Get that “home away from home” experience in Seychelles

The Seychelles Islands continue to fight the perception that it is a destination for only the “peoples” of the world who are searching for only five-star properties.

Savor the flavors of Reunion Island with “Top Chef”

Savor the flavors of Reunion Island with “Top Chef”

The national television channel M6 will broadcast next Monday, April 21, "Top Chef Reunion." The episode, with shooting that took place in 2011, features celebrity Chef Cyril Lignac, who ...

Seychelles Carnival of Carnivals ready to open this coming Friday

Annual tourism event in Seychelles Seychelles Carnival of Carnivals ready to open this coming Friday

The 2014 edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria, baptized by the international press as the “Carnival of Carnivals” will be officially launched this coming Friday, April 25, in ...

RETOSA: Home of the majestic and mystical Lesotho

Travel in Southern Africa RETOSA: Home of the majestic and mystical Lesotho

Southern Africa is a region known for its majestic beauty.

Tunisia promoting new image for its tourism

Tunisia promoting new image for its tourism

TUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisia is seeking to benefit from the achieved political success by promoting a new image for its tourism through social media.

Swaziland off EU aviation blacklist

Swaziland off EU aviation blacklist

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

Following the removal from the notorious EU aviation blacklist of Mauritania, Swaziland has also been taken off the ban list, allowing airlines from that country to apply for traffic rights to any ...

Ol Pejeta goes high tech to fight poaching

Ol Pejeta goes high tech to fight poaching

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

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy, arguably Kenya’s most complete wilderness experience all wrapped in one place, where the big five roam the sprawling 90,000+ acres conservancy, with both Mt.

ASEAN Secretary General compliments Seychelles Carnival 2014

Locals and Tourists will be attending in droves ASEAN Secretary General compliments Seychelles Carnival 2014

Special Envoy of Seychelles for ASEAN, Nico Barito, called on the ASEAN Secretariat on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 for a courtesy visit to the Secretary General Mr.

Seychelles calls for multi-sectarian meeting to address tourism issues

Seychelles calls for multi-sectarian meeting to address tourism issues

The Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture has echoed for a multi-sectarian meeting with government authorities, destination management companies, tourism establishments, and airline companies ...

Leading conservationist shot in Virunga National Park

Leading conservationist shot in Virunga National Park

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

Sad news reached from a source in Goma that Emmanuel de Merode, Chief Park Warden for the Virunga National Park in Eastern Congo, was ambushed in his car this morning and then shot and seriously ...

Tourism - the missing link in the rhino poaching debate

Tourism - the missing link in the rhino poaching debate

By Sharon van Wyk

Tourism’s role in combatting the scourge of rhino and elephant poaching was touched on briefly at last week's international conference on the risks of legalizing trade in rhino horn but did not ...

Record-breaking numbers of international press flying to Seychelles

Record-breaking numbers of international press flying to Seychelles

The 2014 edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria in Seychelles that is this year being jointly co-hosted by Seychelles, La Reunion, Madagascar, Mayotte, and South Africa KwaZulu Natal, ...

SA tourist numbers break record

SA tourist numbers break record

PRETORIA, South Africa - Nearly one million tourists visited South Africa in December 2013, with most of the tourists coming from the SADC region, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) revealed on 15 ...

First female African Dreamliner Captain announced by Kenya Airways

First female African Dreamliner Captain announced by Kenya Airways

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

In the world of aviation, Kenya Airways (KQ) has today announced a first - that Captain Irene Koki Mutungi was promoted to be the first African Captain on the world’s latest plane, the Boeing ...

Tanzania roads and highways get upgrades for better travel

Tanzania roads and highways get upgrades for better travel

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

It was learned that the road from the main gate to the rim of Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania is set to be paved, to ease movements of vehicles in particular during the rainy season.

Final countdown to East Africa premier hotel conference

Final countdown to East Africa premier hotel conference

Slujan Events, the organizers of HOSEA 2014 and the Kenya Hospitality Trade Fair, the two running in parallel from May 14-16 inclusive, have given further updates on the upcoming symposium, ...

India will be presented in the Carnaval International de Victoria in the Seychelles

India will be presented in the Carnaval International de Victoria in the Seychelles

The participation of an Indian Cultural Troupe in this year's Carnaval International de Victoria in the Seychelles has been confirmed.

Stong 6.9 earthquake in the South Atlantic Ocean

Stong 6.9 earthquake in the South Atlantic Ocean

A 6.9 earthquake shook the remote Bouvet Islands in the South Atlantic Ocean Tuesday Morning.

Bus station explosion kills 72 in Nigeria

Bus station explosion kills 72 in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria - Double explosion at the bus station in Nigeria claimed 72 lives and injured more than 120 people.

Opening Ceremony for Seychelles Carnival moves to accommodate larger crowd

seychelles event for locals and tourists drawing big crowd Opening Ceremony for Seychelles Carnival moves to accommodate larger crowd

From the first edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria, the Official Opening Ceremony of the event was always in the heart of Victoria, with the beautiful "Clock Tower" as the symbolic ...

Virgin Limited Edition to buy Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard

Virgin Limited Edition to buy Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard

LONDON, England - Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson's luxury collection of award-winning retreats is excited to announce that it has reached a preliminary agreement to purchase a new ...

Death toll rises as torrential rains hit Dar es Salaam

Death toll rises as torrential rains hit Dar es Salaam

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

Ongoing torrential rains have caused extensive flooding in Tanzania’s commercial capital of Dar es Salaam in recent days, likely to be worse than the 2011 situation which was the worst ever ...

Parastatal reform the ultimate test of how Kenya’s government views tourism

Parastatal reform the ultimate test of how Kenya’s government views tourism

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

The announcement last week that the envisaged mergers of Kenya’s parastatal bodies has been concluded, has sent shivers down the spines of many in the tourism industry, as the upcoming changes ...

Kenya Airport Authority blamed for failing to complete EIA requirements

Kenya Airport Authority blamed for failing to complete EIA requirements

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

While excavation works are already underway, after President Uhuru Kenyatta last December formally broke ground and launched the country’s most ambitious aviation infrastructure project ever ...

Road travel in Tanzania: for better or for worse?

Tanzania conservationists sound the alarm Road travel in Tanzania: for better or for worse?

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

The announcement by the Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROAD) Chief Executive Eng.

Seychelles Minister of Tourism calls on Emirates

Seychelles Minister of Tourism calls on Emirates

The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, has been continuing his “door-to-door” visits to DMCs (destination management companies) and airline offices.

Kenya Wildlife Service given 100 days to come up with results

Wildlife tourism under the microscope Kenya Wildlife Service given 100 days to come up with results

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

News has emerged that the Kenya Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources had formed an action team committee to put the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) back on track, and has given the team 100 ...

Travel and tourism gets things moving: Case study of Seychelles Minister

Travel and tourism gets things moving: Case study of Seychelles Minister

Anita Mendiratta of the CNN TASK GROUP published on April 11, 2014 the latest from CNN TASK: Travel & Tourism leaders close-up, this time a Minister of Tourism.

Zambia and Ghana aiming to boost tourist arrivals

Zambia and Ghana aiming to boost tourist arrivals

Zambia and Ghana are considering possibilities of signing a Memorandum of Understanding-MoU aimed at boosting tourist arrivals in both countries.

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