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Consolidating Air Austral’s return to profitability

Consolidating Air Austral’s return to profitability

By Luc Citrinot, Reunion Island

ST. DENIS, Reunion Island (La Réunion) - For Marie-Joseph Malé, President of Air Austral, the priority when he took over the aims of the airline was to bring back the carrier into ...

Reunion Island getting into gear for 5th edition of the festival “Liberte Metisse”

Reunion Island getting into gear for 5th edition of the festival “Liberte Metisse”

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

The abolition of slavery is at the very center of Reunion Island’s arguably biggest festival of the year, which is going to be celebrated from tomorrow until Sunday at Etang Sale les Bains.

Southern African cuisine: Transforming culture into food

Travel to Southern Africa Southern African cuisine: Transforming culture into food

“Cooking is how we transform nature into culture. It's a really profound thing - a spiritual thing,” says Michael Pollan, an American author, journalist, activist, and professor.

Tanzania targets the power of British soccer to market its tourism

Tanzania targets the power of British soccer to market its tourism

By Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania Correspondent

Targeting to attract more Britons to visit its premier attractions, Tanzania is looking at leading British football matches as a medium of exposing wildlife and other tourist attractions to a ...

Hearing for second Jomo Kenyatta International Airport runway announced

Hearing for second Jomo Kenyatta International Airport runway announced

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

Kenya’s National Environmental Management Authority has confirmed the receipt of the Environmental and Social Impact Study related to the construction of a second runway, adjoining taxiway and ...

City tourism important for East Africa

City tourism important for East Africa

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

East Africa’s capital cities of Nairobi and Kigali, and also Kampala and Tanzania’s commercial capital of Dar es Salaam will hopefully sit down with their respective tourism boards to read, ...

Angola to welcome 6 million tourists per year by 2020

Angola to welcome 6 million tourists per year by 2020

LUANDA, Angola - The Tourism Development Master Plan for the Okavango Basin Hub will complement the Master Plan for Tourism of the National Development Plan (NDP) 2012/2017, said Angola’s ...

Namibia asks tourists to follow the rules

Namibia asks tourists to follow the rules

WINDHOEK, Namibia - Residents and visitors to the coast, especially the Dorob National Park, are urged to familiarize themselves with the rules and regulations of the park to mitigate ruin to its ...

Domestic tourism an important element in Reunion Island Tourism marketing strategy

Domestic tourism an important element in Reunion Island Tourism marketing strategy

Vanilla Islands founder member Reunion Island Tourism (IRT), hyperactive in the key foreign source markets for tourists coming to the island, is equally promoting domestic tourism, as this latest ...

CVT joins Hotel Partners Africa

CVT joins Hotel Partners Africa

Hotel Partners Africa (HPA), the consultancy formed by four pre-eminent consultants to the hotel industry in Africa – Trevor Ward and Vernon Page of W Hospitality Group, Mark Martinovic of Hotel ...

Air traffic controllers in Kenya: Going slow

Air traffic controllers in Kenya: Going slow

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

Going by past experience with air traffic controllers in Nairobi, the go slow yesterday morning may see several planes held on the taxiway for extended periods of time.

Tourism Congo-Tanzania: Now 129 dead in Tanzania - Congo lake accident

Tourism Congo-Tanzania: Now 129 dead in Tanzania - Congo lake accident

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

Additional information received overnight from a source in Tanzania indicating 129 bodies were recovered from the waters of Lake Tanganyika, would make this one of the worst lake disasters in ...

Riu Hotels: Opening in Mauritius

Le Morne peninsula on Mauritius home of the new Riu Hotel Riu Hotels: Opening in Mauritius

RIU Hotels & Resorts will add a new destination to its portfolio with the opening of three hotels making up the new RIU Resort located on the glorious Le Morne peninsula on the island of ...

Ebola: UN envoy calls for “big surge” in efforts to reduce transmission rates in Sierra Leone

Ebola: UN envoy calls for “big surge” in efforts to reduce transmission rates in Sierra Leone

Amid a spike in Ebola transmission rates in Sierra Leone, the United Nations envoy coordinating the massive global crisis response has traveled to the West African nation to help implement a surge ...

New page in promotion opened for Seychelles Tourism Academy

New page in promotion opened for Seychelles Tourism Academy

Seychelles and France opened a new page in the promotion of tri-linguistics in the tourism industry.

Miss Seychelles Camila Estico at Miss World 2014 final

Miss Seychelles Camila Estico at Miss World 2014 final

Miss Seychelles 2014, Camila Estico, proudly represented the Seychelles islands at the 64th edition of Miss World 2014, held last night in London, UK.

Seychelles' Michelle St.Ange graduates In Australia with double degree in Law & Psychological Science

Seychelles' Michelle St.Ange graduates In Australia with double degree in Law & Psychological Science

Michelle St.Ange of the Seychelles has this morning graduated from Griffith University on the Gold Coast in Australia with a Bachelor of Laws with Honors, and a Bachelor of Psychological ...

Dynamite fishing in Tanzania: Clear and present danger not just to tourism

Dynamite fishing in Tanzania: Clear and present danger not just to tourism

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

Possession and use of explosives is not just an ordinary criminal offense in Uganda, Rwanda, or Kenya.

Air wars in the East African skies or mere air spats?

Air wars in the East African skies or mere air spats?

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

Kenya’s Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) bore the brunt of complaints lodged ahead of the recent Summit of Heads of State from the Northern Corridor Cooperation, when the regulators were blamed ...

Swansong of a remarkable year for Burundi Tourism

Swansong of a remarkable year for Burundi Tourism

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

Carmen Nibigira, immediate former Head of Burundi Tourism, who arrived like a whirlwind early this year and who brought a breath of fresh air in to the corridors of Burundi’s primary marketing ...

Lake boat accident claims at least 26 lives

Lake boat accident claims at least 26 lives

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

Details are emerging from the Tanzanian side of Lake Tanganyika of another major lake boat accident in the waters of the Congo DR on Friday last week.

Thumbs up for the second edition of Seychelles Christmas with the Stars

Thumbs up for the second edition of Seychelles Christmas with the Stars

A huge crowd flooded the grounds of St. Mary’s Catholic Church on La Digue for the 2014 edition of the Christmas with the Stars festive season show.

World Bank: Not in Uganda - environmental protection

World Bank: Not in Uganda - environmental protection

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

Just back from a country where environmental protection ranks as a centerpiece in national politics in Rwanda, information has emerged that in Uganda the same may not hold true, nor does it ...

CEO interview: RwandaAir's future

CEO interview: RwandaAir's future

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

When John Mirenge, CEO of RwandAir, a few days ago received the IOSA Certificate from IATA’s Vice President for Africa Raphael Kuuchi, he singled out the support by the government of Rwanda and ...

Africa sets path to the post-2015 new climate agreement discussed at COP 20

Africa sets path to the post-2015 new climate agreement discussed at COP 20

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire - The Africa Day side event was held during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 20) to deliberate on the forthcoming agreement on climate change to be concluded in Paris ...

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