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South Sudan devalues its currency by 50 percent

South Sudan devalues its currency by 50 percent

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

South Sudan’s Central Bank has finally faced reality when they devalued the currency from the unsustainable rate of 2.96 SSP (South Sudan Pounds) versus one US Dollar to the prevailing black ...

Reunion Island roadshow in South Africa: Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg in the program!

Reunion tourism in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg Reunion Island roadshow in South Africa: Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg in the program!

For more than a year and a half, the island of La Réunion Tourisme (IRT) conducts numerous marketing activities and promotions in South Africa.

ASATA announces new Board

ASATA announces new Board

The Association of Southern African Travel Agents, or ASATA as it is known, announced their newly elected board at the recently held AGM, which took place at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton on Monday ...

Oman and Seychelles tourism will work together

Oman and Seychelles tourism will work together

In 2012, Flavien Joubert Principal of Seychelles Tourism Academy, led a delegation to Oman to lay the foundation and officialised a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Board Members of Oman ...

Crown Plaza enters the Ethiopian hotel market

Crown Plaza enters the Ethiopian hotel market

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

The InterContinental Hotel Group, in short IHG, has signed a deal with developers in Ethiopia to build a 210 suites and rooms Crowne Plaza Hotel in the capital Addis Ababa.

Ebola and orphan children

Ebola and orphan children

Amid a climbing death toll and widespread panic, the Ebola outbreak continues to ravage West Africa leaving thousands of orphaned children in its wake, an official for the United Nations ...

Emirates and TAAG Angola - a new opportunity sealed

Emirates and TAAG Angola - a new opportunity sealed

Dubai based Emirates Airlines has signed a 10-year management deal with Angola's national airline TAAG. This could make Emirates operation in Africa way more prominent and relevant.

Ebola: UK support to protect health services in Sierra Leone

Ebola: UK support to protect health services in Sierra Leone

A package of support to boost stretched public health services in Sierra Leone to tackle Ebola.

Malindi set to cast its fishing spell

Malindi set to cast its fishing spell

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

Fishermen, and of course fisherwomen, will look forward to the Malindi Fishing Festival Weekend in October, when fishing skills are tested and trophies are up for grab between the 17th and the ...

Tour guide: Ghana's tourist sites deteriorating

Tour guide: Ghana's tourist sites deteriorating

ACCRA, Ghana - A tour guide, Aaron Azumah has called on government to put measures in place to generate enough revenue for the communities with tourist attractions and the country in general, as ...

Zambia Tourism Minister calls for investment in tourism sector

Zambia Tourism Minister calls for investment in tourism sector

By Caristo Chitamfya in Addis Ababa-Ethiopia

Tourism and Arts Minister Jean Kapata says Zambia is ready for investment in the hotel industry.

Ethiopian Airlines flies back to Seychelles

Ethiopian Airlines flies back to Seychelles

Seychelles has welcomed back in its skies one of Africa’s airlines - Ethiopian Airlines - as it resumes its weekly flights to the islands.

Southern Africa: More places to yell “Fore!” than one might imagine

Travel to Southern Africa for golf Southern Africa: More places to yell “Fore!” than one might imagine

The number of golf courses in the Southern Africa region might surprise some travelers and avid golfers. There are literally hundreds of place to play a round in just this region alone.

Ebola outbreak nearing possible end in Nigeria

Ebola outbreak nearing possible end in Nigeria

The Ebola outbreak in Nigeria appears to be nearing a possible end thanks to a rapid response coordinated by Nigeria's Emergency Operations Center with assistance from international partners, ...

Tourism Seychelles is everyone's business

Tourism Seychelles is everyone's business

Tourism Seychelles is everyone's business - "so work together to consolidate that industry of ours," says Minister St.Ange.

World Travel Market Africa supports global march for elephants and rhinos

World Travel Market Africa supports global march for elephants and rhinos

The second annual World Travel Market (WTM) Africa will be taking place at Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from April 15-17, 2015.

World grossly ill-prepared to deal with Ebola

World grossly ill-prepared to deal with Ebola

Leaders from Sierra Leone and Liberia, the two countries, along with Guinea at the frontlines of the battle against the unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa, urged the General Assembly ...

Honored: From a war refugee in Cyprus to principal of the Seychelles Tourism Academy

Honoring our people in the tourism industry Honored: From a war refugee in Cyprus to principal of the Seychelles Tourism Academy

Flavien Joubert, from a war refugee in Cyprus to principal of the Seychelles Tourism Academy, “Joining the tourism industry was always a choice for me.”

Reunion Island certifies 42 companies as quality of services ranks top on the island

Reunion Island certifies 42 companies as quality of services ranks top on the island

Last Friday, forty-two hotels, resorts, and service providers received Reunion’s coveted quality label QTIR, which was developed and enhanced over the years to give qualified businesses in the ...

Nigeria's commitment to the future - transparency and security

Nigeria's commitment to the future - transparency and security

During last week's United Nations General Assembly and Security Council meeting, and on the back of confirming Nigeria is free of the Ebola Virus Disease, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan focused ...

Handover completes change of guard at Sheraton Kampala Sales Office

Handover completes change of guard at Sheraton Kampala Sales Office

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

The handover is complete and tomorrow will be the last day of a very familiar face at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel, when long-serving Joan Kasozi, outgoing Sales Manager, will leave the building for ...

Special mass gives thanks for the tourism industry’s successes in Seychelles

Special mass gives thanks for the tourism industry’s successes in Seychelles

The heavy rain poured down in the Plaisance district in Seychelles, but that surely did not stop the churchgoers from across the country to fill the Saint Therese’s church for the special mass ...

Fastjet doubles Entebbe flights

More flights for tourists Fastjet doubles Entebbe flights

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

Effective yesterday, Fastjet has increased the number of flights between Dar es Salaam and Entebbe.

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