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MTV Africa Music Award winners

MTV Africa Music Award winners

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

South Africa’s award winning Mafikizolo Band which was nominated for four MTV Africa awards and captured two as Best Group and for the Song of the Year, has arrived in Kampala and will be giving ...

Largest single Boeing order by number of airplanes from an African carrier

Largest single Boeing order by number of airplanes from an African carrier

It's a member of theStar Alliance Boeing today announced an order for 20 737 MAX 8s.

RwandAir hands strategic plan to parent ministry

RwandAir hands strategic plan to parent ministry

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

A new five-year strategic plan was handed over to the Ministry of Infrastructure, under which Rwanda’s national airline RwandAir falls, earlier in the week.

Heritage Day celebrated on Reunion Island

Heritage Day celebrated on Reunion Island

Every year since 1991, countries in Europe celebrate their natural heritage and culture and Reunion Island, which is a part of France even though it is located deep in the Indian Ocean, is no ...

Can rafting tourist activities survive in Uganda?

Can rafting tourist activities survive in Uganda?

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

A petition will be presented to the Ugandan Parliament on Monday, signed by some 15,000 individuals, drawing the attention of lawmakers to the stark facts surrounding the proposed Isimba Hydro ...

Four Top Resa Vanilla Islands partner with Rev’Vacances

Four Top Resa Vanilla Islands partner with Rev’Vacances

The Vanilla Islands Organization has partnered with French Tour Operator Rev’Vacances to launch the first ever ‘Vanilla Islands’ brochure production for winter 2015.

Seychelles - Mumbai now on Air Seychelles

Seychelles - Mumbai now on Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, today announced the launch of direct flights to Mumbai, India’s financial, commercial and entertainment capital, commencing ...

President Michel heads to New York for UN Climate Summit

President Michel heads to New York for UN Climate Summit

Seychelles President James Michel heads to New York this weekend to attend the United Nations Climate Change Summit, at the invitation of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Case for Africa: World Export Development Forum meeting in Rwanda

Case for Africa: World Export Development Forum meeting in Rwanda

The 2014 edition of the World Export Development Forum held in Kigali in Rwanda from September 15-17 saw Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, take his place ...

National Museum of Kenya is going places

Kenya tourism site benefits National Museum of Kenya is going places

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

A new deal is expected to take the promotion of the National Museum of Kenya (NMK) to new levels. And not just the national museum – other tourist attractions as well.

Which government told off for being blind to tourism woes?

Which government told off for being blind to tourism woes?

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

Hotel and resort operators have expressed their dismay and disappointment with their county government over ongoing attempts to load yet more taxes and fees on their ailing businesses.

Experience Southern Africa: Safari style!

Travel to Southern Africa Experience Southern Africa: Safari style!

Imagine falling asleep to the sounds of the bush, the roar of the hungry lion, or the high-pitched giggle of a hyena echoing in your ears. Welcome to Southern Africa! Welcome to your safari!

Tanzania imminent VAT tax on tourism to bury the travel and tourism industry?

Tanzania imminent VAT tax on tourism to bury the travel and tourism industry?

By By ADAM IHUCHA, eTN-ARUSHA, TANZANIA

Tanzania’s proposed VAT on tourism is likely to bring the multi-billion-dollar industry to its knees in the wake of Ebola disease and the current World economic volatility.

Cape Town: Why it is the best city to do business in

Cape Town: Why it is the best city to do business in

Cape Town boasts award-winning beaches and World Heritage Sites such as Table Mountain and Robben Island, and forms the ideal destination for tourists.

Dubai - Abjuja: Daily flights to operate with a Boeing 777-200ER

Dubai - Abjuja: Daily flights to operate with a Boeing 777-200ER

DUBAI, U.A.E., Nigerian ports are controversial these days to fly to due to Ebola fears. Emirates is proving the opposite.

Roaming in East Africa

Lowest roaming rates in Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya Roaming in East Africa

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

The mobile phone companies in Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya have finally agreed on new tariffs for citizens of the three countries when they travel across the borders and use their phones on roaming ...

Kempinski Seychelles Resort: New GM

Kempinski Seychelles Resort: New GM

After successfully leading Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea for two years, Masami Egami joins Kempinski Seychelles Resort – Baie Lazare as the new General Manager.

African Airlines Association event gathers pace

African Airlines Association event gathers pace

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

Several hundred airline professionals from the level of CEOs to middle management have started to sign up for the African Aviation Association (AFRAA)event, and senior officials from IATA and ...

Ethiopian Airlines: Major announcement expected

Ethiopian Airlines: Major announcement expected

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Ethiopian Airlines is expected to make a major announcement as early as this weekend over the future replacement of their narrow body fleet of B737-700/800NGs, and from reliable sources it will be ...

Africa is open for business

Africa is open for business

KIGALI, Rwanda - Africa is open for business. This was the unanimous message from business and government leaders attending the World Export Development Forum (WEDF), in Kigali, Rwanda.

Hasty retreat by South Sudan: Threat of retaliation

Hasty retreat by South Sudan: Threat of retaliation

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Plans announced two days ago by the South Sudan regime of Salva Kiir, to expel all foreigners come 15th of October and hand over their jobs to locals, met with sustained opposition from regional ...

Former Seychelles president leaving on 8-day goodwill visit to China

Former Seychelles president leaving on 8-day goodwill visit to China

It is announced from Glacis-sur-Mer that former Seychelles President James R.

US tourist mistaken for international terrorist

US tourist mistaken for international terrorist

An American family whose Kenyan holiday was ruined when a policeman mistook their 15-year-old daughter for an international terrorist has been offered an all-expenses-paid trip as ...

Current trends and investment opportunities for hotels and tourism

Current trends and investment opportunities for hotels and tourism

Hotel Investment Conference Africa (HICA) 2014 began today in Cape Town under the theme of what most tourists would want when they book a hotel – “A room with a view.” In recent times the ...

More flights available to take tourists on safari

More flights available to take tourists on safari

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

A premier safari and charter airline announced yesterday that they will increase their present 17 frequencies to Bukoba, the country’s main town on the western shores of Lake Victoria, to 19 ...

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