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With a heavy heart, staff terminated at Air Uganda

With a heavy heart, staff terminated at Air Uganda

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

Most of the 231 staff of Air Uganda were handed their termination letters, ending the services of a group of dedicated employees, many of whom were with the company since it started flight ...

High-powered Ministerial session at HICA 2014

Hotel Investment Conference Africa High-powered Ministerial session at HICA 2014

SOUTH AFRICA - The 8th annual Hotel Investment Conference Africa (HICA) is set to host a high-powered Ministerial session on policies to support investment and growth in sub Saharan Africa’s ...

Next Kampala City Festival to take place on October 5

Next Kampala City Festival to take place on October 5

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

KAMPALA, Uganda - Kampala Capital City Authority CEO Jennifer Musisi announced earlier in the week that this year’s Kampala City Festival will take place on Sunday, October 5.

RwandAir set for daily Entebbe-Juba flights

RwandAir set for daily Entebbe-Juba flights

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

Effective August 4, 2014, RwandAir will commence flights between Entebbe and Juba in South Sudan, following the recently granted 5th freedom traffic rights from Uganda to South Sudan by the Uganda ...

Auric Air adds more Zanzibar, Pemba and Tanga flights

Auric Air adds more Zanzibar, Pemba and Tanga flights

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

Auric Air, one of Tanzania’s leading private airlines, has just announced the addition of more flights to key tourism areas of the country.

Seychelles delegation arrives in New Delhi

Working tourism visit Seychelles delegation arrives in New Delhi

The twenty-plus delegation from the Seychelles tourism and business community are in Delhi and were met at the Airport by HE Waven William, the Seychelles High Commissioner accredited to ...

Hotel Investment Conference Africa (HICA) announces date, location and speaker line up

HICA September 14-16, Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa, Features Impressive Panelists and Hospitality Industry Leaders Hotel Investment Conference Africa (HICA) announces date, location and speaker line up

SOUTH AFRICA - The internationally-acclaimed, 8th annual Hotel Investment Conference Africa (HICA), to be held September 14-16, 2014, at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa, promises to ...

Uganda’s aviation crisis continues unabated

Uganda’s aviation crisis continues unabated

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

Information received late yesterday suggests that the Board of Directors of the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) will finally meet on the morning of August 1 after weeks of inexplicable ...

Nigeria bans airline for bringing Ebola victim into country

Nigeria bans airline for bringing Ebola victim into country

ABUJA, Nigeria - The Nigerian government has suspended all ASky Airline flight operations to Nigeria over the transportation of an Ebola virus victim into the country.

South Africa ministers discuss tourism impact of new immigration regulations

South Africa ministers discuss tourism impact of new immigration regulations

The South Africa Minister of Home Affairs, Minister Malusi Gigaba, and the South Africa Minister of Tourism, Minister Derek Hanekom, met on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in Cape Town to discuss the ...

Kenya Ministry of Health issues statement on ebola risks

Travelers and Kenyans addressed on ebola Kenya Ministry of Health issues statement on ebola risks

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

Following increasing concerns among the public over the outbreak of ebola in West Africa, with now over 700 dead in four countries, the Kenyan Ministry of Health issued a public statement to ...

Praslin hotels in Seychelles use culinary skills to boost tourism

Praslin hotels in Seychelles use culinary skills to boost tourism

At the mid-year Marketing Meeting of the Seychelles Tourism Board some three weeks ago, Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, said in his address that the ...

Joburg proud to host City of 21st World Orchid Conference (WOC)

Johannesburg, South Africa tourism and conference city Joburg proud to host City of 21st World Orchid Conference (WOC)

Joburg is thrilled to be welcoming one of the world’s most prestigious and spectacular floral shows to the city during Tourism Month – the 21st World Orchid Conference & Exhibition, taking ...

Ethiopia soon to launch a new sustainable tourism policy

Ethiopia soon to launch a new sustainable tourism policy

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

The presentation of a first complete draft of a new sustainable tourism policy for Ethiopia is now just weeks away and stakeholders are meeting in Addis Ababa since yesterday for a broad ...

Elephant poachers penetrate South African borders again

Elephant poachers penetrate South African borders again

By Cindy Tilney

A second elephant has been butchered for its tusks by poachers in Parfuri, northern Kruger National Park, 10 km in from the Mozambican and Zimbabwean borders.

All is on the right track for the first-ever Praslin Culinary and Arts Fiesta in the Seychelles

New tourism event in Seychelles All is on the right track for the first-ever Praslin Culinary and Arts Fiesta in the Seychelles

The team working on the first-ever Praslin Culinary and Arts Fiesta to be held on September 5 to 7 in the Seychelles are putting the final touches to the three-day event.

Local media lift Uganda Civil Aviation Authority smokescreen

Travel, Tourism, and airlines in Uganda Local media lift Uganda Civil Aviation Authority smokescreen

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

“They used our professional relationship to feed us information. On first sight it looked ok, but when digging deeper, we found a lot of inconsistencies in their stories.

Kenya Airways announces measures regarding ebola outbreak in West Africa

Kenya Airways announces measures regarding ebola outbreak in West Africa

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

Kenya Airways has taken steps to reassure passengers flying with them regarding the outbreak of ebola in West Africa as concerns by the general public rose to new levels.

Nairobi Garden City Mall to provide Africa’s largest solar panel

Nairobi Garden City Mall to provide Africa’s largest solar panel

In Nairobi's Garden City in Kenya, the new 32-acre mixed-use development on Nairobi’s Thika Superhighway, has confirmed the installation of Africa’s largest solar panel covered car park canopy ...

The Zanzibar tourism industry is dying

The Zanzibar tourism industry is dying

Although there are existing laws and policies that should protect tourism, the government does not enforce them, and this is slowly but surely killing Zanzibar as a tourism destination.

Rhino Fund Uganda engages with local community to improve rhino safety

Rhino Fund Uganda engages with local community to improve rhino safety

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

Rhino Fund Uganda (RFU), the only wildlife conservancy in the country where rhinos can be seen in open wilderness, earlier this week brought together a large number of officials from the ...

Airline resumes charter flights from Italy to Kenya coast

Airline resumes charter flights from Italy to Kenya coast

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

The resumption of charter flights from Italy, following the end of the low season, has already boosted the fortunes of several resorts and hotels at the Kenya coast, mainly in Malindi and the ...

Kampala’s commuter rail services a high priority

Kampala’s commuter rail services a high priority

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

Encouraged by figures from Nairobi, where commuter rail services now transport in average some 30,000 passengers a day into the city, the Kampala Capital City Authority has also set eyes on ...

Seychelles moves to consolidate working relations with South Africa

Strengthening tourism ties Seychelles moves to consolidate working relations with South Africa

In a bid to work even more closely with South Africa and with the South African business community, the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism & Culture has signed an MOU with the very well-known ...

Kenya banks shun tourism

Kenya banks shun tourism

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

Banking sources in Kenya are now pegging the potential of non-performing loans in the second half of this year to as high as 102 billion Kenya shillings, a staggering amount which contradicts, if ...

Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association will work closely with island's Tourism Ministry

Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association will work closely with island's Tourism Ministry

Freddy Karkaria, the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association’s newly-elected Chairman, met with Tourism and Culture Minister Alain St.Ange at the Minister's offices at ESPACE building ...

Whale watching operators on Reunion Island get certified

Whale watching operators on Reunion Island get certified

Companies, managers and guides engaged in whale watching off the shores of Reunion Island can now attain O2 CR Certification, an internationally-recognized process in line with the 2009 Charter of ...

UNWTO General Assembly: Trouble for Zimbabwe's Minister of Tourism

2013 UNWTO General Assembly Zimbabwe audit: Anomalies and failing to submit annual returns UNWTO General Assembly: Trouble for Zimbabwe's Minister of Tourism

The Zimbabwe Tourism Ministry on Monday came under criticism from the Zimbabwe Parliament for buying second-hand vehicles for the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) general assembly ...

Air Seychelles to take delivery of Airbus A320

Air Seychelles increases flight schedules and frequencies Air Seychelles to take delivery of Airbus A320

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, will take delivery of its first Airbus A320 aircraft in December 2014, heralding significant enhancements to its international ...

Seychelles Tourism Academy: progress update

Seychelles Tourism Academy: progress update

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, along with a strong delegation from his ministry, the Tourism Board of the country, and other key authorities of the ...

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