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French channel “O” documents Reunion Island Tourism promotion activities in Germany

French channel “O” documents Reunion Island Tourism promotion activities in Germany

Vanilla Islands founder member Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) has for some time now worked the German market with innovative advertising and marketing methods, attracting the attention of French TV ...

Travel and tourism in Nigeria:  Overall unstable and some regions dangerous

Travel and tourism in Nigeria: Overall unstable and some regions dangerous

Parts of Nigeria remain dangerous not only for travelers and tourists.

Global delights for foodie travelers from Mauritius & Mozambique

Travel to Southern Africa Global delights for foodie travelers from Mauritius & Mozambique

Food – something we cannot avoid thinking about every day, and if we are fortunate, something we can indulge in as more than just mere fuel.

Sierra Leone speaks out on Ebola: Historic online press conference

Sierra Leone speaks out on Ebola: Historic online press conference

By Gibril Koroma

The Honorable Alhaji Alpha Kanu (photo), Sierra Leone’s Information and Communications Minister, has made history when he today faced the international media in a live online press conference ...

Ethiopian Airlines launches Mobile SMS Communication

Ethiopian Airlines launches Mobile SMS Communication

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest and most profitable airline in Africa, is pleased to announce the commencement of its Mobile Short Message Service (SMS) information system for easy access to ...

IATA delegation soon to head to Rwanda

IATA delegation soon to head to Rwanda

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

When in two weeks’ time a delegation from IATA will be in Kigali to formally present RwandAir with their IOSA Certificate, which catapulted the airline into the global elite of safety audited ...

Uganda takes stock of travel and tourism event

Uganda takes stock of travel and tourism event

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

All the 500+ delegates who attended the 39th Africa Travel Association Annual World Congress in Kampala have now returned home, with most of the foreign delegates having toured the Pearl of Africa ...

Fashion tourism hits the scene in Tanzania

Fashion tourism hits the scene in Tanzania

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

With just over a week to go to the Swahili Fashion Week 2014, the seventh time that this fashion show is being held, the question of “Who is Mustafa Hassanali?” keeps coming up.

Who owns Lake Nyasa? A tourism attraction center of a dispute

Who owns Lake Nyasa? A tourism attraction center of a dispute

By Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania Correspondent

Rich with pristine beaches and clear tropical water, Lake Nyasa on the Tanzanian and Malawian territorial borders is up again in fresh political dispute over its ownership, after the Malawian ...

KAZA UNIVISA pre-launch announcement

Universal Tourist Visa KAZA UNIVISA pre-launch announcement

The governments of the Republics of Zambia and Zimbabwe are pleased to announce the launch of the Kavango Zambezi Tran-frontier Conservation Area (KAZA) UNIVISA on November 28, 2014.

Lamu Cultural Festival: Has the curfew been lifted?

Lamu Cultural Festival: Has the curfew been lifted?

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

With just two days to go before the Lamu Cultural Festival kicks off, it will be a giant task to mobilize, advertise, and get crowds come to Lamu, especially in view of more recent developments ...

Will the ladies’ touch help change Kenya Airways’ fortunes?

New Board Members Announced Will the ladies’ touch help change Kenya Airways’ fortunes?

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

The recently concluded Annual General Meeting of Kenya Airways, held last week at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi, also provided the opportunity for shareholders to vote two new board members into ...

New President of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) named

New President of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) named

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of the Congo - At the close of the 46th general meeting of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), organised by Air Algérie in early November, a new President of AFRAA was ...

Low-income African countries get go-ahead for green energy, climate resilience and forest management

Low-income African countries get go-ahead for green energy, climate resilience and forest management

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire - At the semi-annual Climate Investment Funds (CIF) governing body meetings in Washington, DC this week, countries unanimously signaled their commitment to the CIF mandate ...

Kenya Airways takes delivery of second B737-800NG

Kenya Airways takes delivery of second B737-800NG

Kenya Airways has enhanced its position as the airline with the youngest fleet in Africa with the acquisition of a second B737-800 Next Generation aircraft.

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa on food safety

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa on food safety

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

COMESA, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, together with the COMESA Business Council, sought the assistance of the Kampala Serena Hotel to provide an appropriate venue for their ...

Whistleblower spills the beans on Kenya Civil Aviation Authority

Whistleblower spills the beans on Kenya Civil Aviation Authority

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

A whistleblower has come forward to share some of the goings on behind the scenes at recent meetings in, of all places, Bali, where the ICAN (ICAO Air Services Negotiations) Conference took place ...

Will work finally begin on long-overdue road connecting with Kenya airport?

Will work finally begin on long-overdue road connecting with Kenya airport?

The announcement by Kenya’s Principal Secretary (PS) for Transport and Infrastructure that the long-overdue construction of a bypass road from the international airport and the Nairobi to ...

Bridging the gap between tourism and aviation policies

Air connectivity between IORA Members states heard from Vijay Poonoosamy, V.P. of Etihad Airways Bridging the gap between tourism and aviation policies

Vijay Poonoosamy, the Vice President, International and Public Affairs, Etihad Airways, was one of the experts who had been invited to address the first Tourism Ministerial Meeting by the 20 ...

SUBIOS, the Seychelles Festival of the Sea

SUBIOS, the Seychelles Festival of the Sea

By Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

SUBIOS, the Seychelles Festival of the Sea, will be tweaked and relaunched as Seychelles' Ocean Festival to mark its 25th anniversary in 2015 to make it more relevant for the concept of the blue ...

Visa waiver agreement for Seychelles passport holders traveling to UAE

Visa waiver agreement for Seychelles passport holders traveling to UAE

Seychelles President James Michel has welcomed the signing of a visa waiver agreement, which will allow all Seychellois passport holders to travel without a visa to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), ...

Cape Town to host BestCities’ largest ever Client Workshop

Cape Town to host BestCities’ largest ever Client Workshop

South Africa’s leading international meetings destination, Cape Town, is preparing to host the jewel in BestCities’ crown - the annual Client Workshop - and it is testament to the city’s ...

Kenya sits on applications from EAC airlines

Fastjet, RwandAir difficulties with the Kenya Civil Aviation Administration (KCAA) Kenya sits on applications from EAC airlines

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

"It is really a very simple issue. We have agreements in the East African Community about aviation. Fifth freedom rights and even cabotage rights are embedded and enshrined in these ...

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