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Latest data confirms sustained downturn of tourism fortunes

Latest data confirms sustained downturn of tourism fortunes

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

Kenya’s latest arrival statistics make some grim reading as the arrival downturn continued throughout July.

Hamburg in Germany and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania come closer

Hamburg in Germany and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania come closer

By Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania Correspondent

TANZANIA (eTN) - Bringing together two cities in two different continents, the city of Hamburg in Germany has twinned with Dar es Salaam in Tanzania through street naming.

International bloggers help Reunion Island become more visible

International bloggers help Reunion Island become more visible

Cognizant of the fact that blogs, especially travel blogs, have become hugely influential media outlets, unheard of until a few years ago.

Nigeria leads global efforts to contain Ebola outbreak

Nigeria leads global efforts to contain Ebola outbreak

ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigeria, through the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control and with approval from President Jonathan, will send nearly 600 volunteers to support Ebola-stricken countries in West ...

Cape Town Tourism celebrates its first decade

Cape Town Tourism celebrates its first decade

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Cape Town Tourism celebrated its first decade last night at a festive AGM at the Tsogo Sun, Cape Sun.

A dream come true for Seychelles artists

A dream come true for Seychelles artists

After so many years of striving to have a place of recognition for their artworks, Seychellois artists’ dreams have finally come true, with the opening of a National Art Gallery.

Cape Town Tourism celebrates partnerships

Cape Town Tourism celebrates partnerships

Cape Town Tourism celebrated its first decade last night at a festive AGM at the Tsogo Sun, Cape Sun.

Glimmer of hope: Signs of Ebola decline in Liberia

Glimmer of hope: Signs of Ebola decline in Liberia

The spread of Ebola in Liberia may be slowing, as demonstrated in the decline in burials and sickbed occupancy rates, as well as a plateau in lab-reported new cases in the West African country ...

AKWAABA ends on a high note despite Ebola crisis

AKWAABA ends on a high note despite Ebola crisis

By Denis Gathanju, Safari Communications

AKWAABA 2014 was largely overshadowed by the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

Zambia's President died in London. His famous words: "I am allergic to corruption"

A sad day for Zambia: "The passing on of our beloved President" Zambia's President died in London. His famous words: "I am allergic to corruption"

Zambian President Michael Sata died last night in a London hospital. He was 77. His death comes just days after Zambia celebrated the 50th anniversary of independence from the United Kingdom.

Reunion Island’s next Mega Mascarun scheduled for June 2015

Reunion Island’s next Mega Mascarun scheduled for June 2015

Few events will help to promote Reunion Island’s adventure destination status more than the annual Mascarun, staged by Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) for participants from the tourism and travel ...

Tanzania low-cost airline signs deal with Chinese digital distributor

Tanzania low-cost airline signs deal with Chinese digital distributor

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

A Tanzania-based low-cost airline just announced a major distribution deal with Chinese company Qunar, aimed at attracting more Chinese travelers who are either planning to come to or are already ...

Joburg Shopping Festival is here!

Tourists join locals in annual Joburg shopping event Joburg Shopping Festival is here!

Feed your shopping addiction at the Joburg Shopping Festival from October 30, 2014 to November 2, 2014.

Diversity of Seychellois people a true resemblance of nice bouquet of flowers

Diversity of Seychellois people a true resemblance of nice bouquet of flowers

The diversity that is seen in the fabric of the Seychellois people has been said to resemble a nice bouquet of flowers of various colors. It was the Roman Catholic priest, the Rev.

German couple gets traditional wedding during Festival Kreol in Seychelles

German couple gets traditional wedding during Festival Kreol in Seychelles

For Lars and Antje Rau, Sunday, 2October 26, 2014, will be one of their memorable days as they experienced a true traditional Creole wedding in Seychelles.

La Reunion Island marks Festival Kreol 2014

La Reunion Island marks Festival Kreol 2014

There is a common saying that said charity begins at home. Although the slogan may speak for itself, Seychelles has done considerable progress in this manner.

Kenyan maritime authorities detain CCCC vessel

Hotels and tourism associations working hand in hand to report maritime incidents Kenyan maritime authorities detain CCCC vessel

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

Information received from sources in Mombasa appears to confirm that a dredger is being detained by Kenyan maritime authorities.

Blow for former Blackwater tsar as Kenya Civil Aviation pulls air service license

Blow for former Blackwater tsar as Kenya Civil Aviation pulls air service license

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

“No Blackwater shenanigans in Kenya” appears to be the message sent out by Kenya’s Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) when news emerged that Kijipwa Aviation Limited, a locally-incorporated ...

More nationalities now have to pay for tourist visa to Rwanda

More nationalities now have to pay for tourist visa to Rwanda

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

A regular source from Kigali has sent out an urgent alert that various changes to the immigration regulations in Rwanda will come into effect on November 1 of this year.

Southern Africa: Culinary delights for travel foodies

Travel to Southern Africa Southern Africa: Culinary delights for travel foodies

Southern Africa is spread across fifteen countries that make up a divergent and delicious mixture of cuisines.

AFRAA in final preparations for Algiers meeting

African Airline Association AFRAA in final preparations for Algiers meeting

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

Come Monday, November 10, an Africa’s aviation Who’s Who will be at the Algiers Hilton Conference Centre listening to the welcome address by host airline Air Algerie Chairman and CEO Mr.

Festival Kreol - a time for the Seychelles Creole culture to shine

Festival Kreol - a time for the Seychelles Creole culture to shine

Festival Kreol is an event which puts the Seychelles' Creole culture and identity at the forefront in the world.

World Arc 2014: International sailing stopover on Reunion Island

World Arc 2014: International sailing stopover on Reunion Island

From October 24 to November 1, 2014, Reunion Island Arc is hosting the International Rally World Arc world sailing event for the fourth year.

Creole “Laserenad” in Seychelles remains an affair of the young and old

Creole “Laserenad” in Seychelles remains an affair of the young and old

Seychelles prides itself as the custodian of the Creole heritage.

Cultural Revolution gains momentum in Seychelles

Cultural Revolution gains momentum in Seychelles

It is becoming more and more evident that Seychelles is undergoing a “Cultural Revolution” of its own.

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