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CEO of the Burundi Tourism Office: I love Bujumbura!

When sports tourism works CEO of the Burundi Tourism Office: I love Bujumbura!

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

Big names from the world of athletics came to Bujumbura last weekend with the Kenyan contingent led by none other than Wilson Kipsang, holder of the world marathon record, accompanied by 800-meter ...

What do 5 US Senators and the Serengeti have in common?

Preserving Africa's tourism-driven economy What do 5 US Senators and the Serengeti have in common?

A US Senate delegation is at the Serengeti National Park to learn about promoting sustainable economic development and the challenges of combating the wildlife trafficking crisis and methods for ...

Tourism sector gets big boost from Seychelles-Sri Lanka business forum

Tourism sector gets big boost from Seychelles-Sri Lanka business forum

Tourism Principal Secretary Anne Lafortune represented the Seychelles tourism sector at the second Seychelles-Sri Lanka business forum held in the capital Colombo from August 27-29.

Equatorial Guinea spends $13 million to fight Ebola

Equatorial Guinea spends $13 million to fight Ebola

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea - The government of Equatorial Guinea has spent more than US$13 million (600 million CFAs) in recent weeks to fight the Ebola virus, according to the Ministry of ...

New airline route: Doha - Cape Town nonstop on Qatar Airways

New airline route: Doha - Cape Town nonstop on Qatar Airways

Cape Town, which is currently served three-times-a-week via Johannesburg, is one of the airline’s most popular African destinations.

Bujumbura Marathon: Participants say it was a success

Bujumbura Marathon: Participants say it was a success

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

Bujumbura is the capital, largest city, and main port of Burundi.

Madagascar: Security risk for 13 million people due to insects

Climate change: Cause for locust swarm attack on Antananarivo? Madagascar: Security risk for 13 million people due to insects

Climate change may cause this terrible, but some explain it as biblical experience in the capital city of Madagascar, Antananarivo. Swarms of locusts darkening the skies.

Senegal provides WHO with details about Ebola outbreak

Senegal provides WHO with details about Ebola outbreak

GENEVA, Switzerland - On 30 August 2014, Senegal's Ministry of Public Health and Social Affairs provided WHO with details about a case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) announced in that country on 29 ...

Only direct air link between two East African countries launches

African aviation continues to expand Only direct air link between two East African countries launches

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

“We believe the launch of this route, the only direct air link between Uganda and Tanzania, will stimulate new business and tourism traffic in Uganda,” said Ed Winter, CEO and interim Chairman ...

New airport lounges in Africa make their million-dollar debut

African Aviation gets a bit more comfy New airport lounges in Africa make their million-dollar debut

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

It's getting pretty comfy out there for Kenya travelers and tourists.

Seychelles Tourism Minister knows how to walk the talk

Seychelles Tourism Minister knows how to walk the talk

Since moving offices at Espace Building, Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, has adopted a lead-by-example management approach.

Serengeti plane crash kills all on board

Serengeti plane crash kills all on board

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

An aircraft had left Mwanza for a flight of just under 300 nautical miles, according to information sourced from aviation personnel at Kilimanjaro International Airport, at 1925 hours local East ...

Kadaga: Failure to revive Uganda Airlines stalling tourism development

Kadaga: Failure to revive Uganda Airlines stalling tourism development

JINJA, Uganda - Failure by the government to revive Uganda Airlines is affecting the development of tourism sector.

Kenya road to airport: traffic bottleneck

Kenya road to airport: traffic bottleneck

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

Much to the appreciation of travelers and tourists, one of Nairobi’s remaining traffic bottlenecks, the Outer Ring Road, which allows bypassing the city center and connects traffic coming from ...

Tourists and business travelers benefit from new hotels in Kampala

Tourists and business travelers benefit from new hotels in Kampala

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

There is nothing like having a wide range of hotels to choose from when you are a tourist or a business traveler.

Large crowds of tourists and locals traveling to Praslin this coming weekend

Large crowds of tourists and locals traveling to Praslin this coming weekend

The Domaine de La Reserve Hotel on Praslin last Friday hosted the Organizing Committee of the Praslin Culinary & Arts Fiesta for their final meeting before the official launch of this ...

Panel situation review: Tourism in Seychelles

Panel situation review: Tourism in Seychelles

By Juergen T Steinmetz, eTN

Tourism in Seychelles was discussed with the press as part of a review of the region's tourism industry.

Nairobi's outer ring road to become dual lane highway

Nairobi's outer ring road to become dual lane highway

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

NAIROBI’S OUTER RING ROAD TO BECOME DUAL CARRIAGE HIGHWAY

Tanzania eyes European football matches to attract more tourists

Tanzania eyes European football matches to attract more tourists

By Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania Correspondent

Looking to attract Spanish and other European tourists, Tanzania is
eyeing the leading European soccer teams to join a hand in its tourism

Seychelles Bayview Villa moves to become owner operated

Seychelles Bayview Villa moves to become owner operated

The Seychelles Bayview Villa is enjoying a fresh start as an 'owner operator establishment'.

Ebola: No need to impose “unnecessary stringent measures” on affected countries

Ebola: No need to impose “unnecessary stringent measures” on affected countries

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire - On a two-day trip (on August 26-27, 2014) to Sierra Leone and Liberia - two countries affected by the Ebola outbreak - African Development President (AfDB) President ...

South Africa urged to introduce e-visas

South Africa urged to introduce e-visas

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The Democratic Alliance launched a petition on Friday urging the tourism and home affairs ministries to introduce electronic visas (e-visas) for tourists.

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