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Air Kenya and Safarilink team up

Air Kenya and Safarilink team up

Safarilink and Air Kenya have now reacted to the launch of flights by Jambojet, Kenya Airways’ low cost subsidiary, to the Ukunda aerodrome, after that airline started to offer flights twice a ...

Tourists mark your calendars: It's time to name the gorillas!

Tourists mark your calendars: It's time to name the gorillas!

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

The Rwanda Development Board’s (RDB) Tourism and Conservation Department has just confirmed that their annual Festival of the Gorillas, Kwita Izina, will this year take place on September 5, ...

Uganda adds 500 Tourism Police officers

Uganda adds 500 Tourism Police officers

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

Formally launched on February 28, 2012 with an initial contingent of 120 officers, the Uganda Tourism Police has since grown in size.

South African Airways increases presence in West Africa

South African Airways increases presence in West Africa

Africa’s leading airline South African Airways (SAA) has substantially increased its presence in West Africa with a range of initiatives designed to enhance connections to North America from ...

 “Miss Seychelles…another world 2015” gets added sparkle

“Miss Seychelles…another world 2015” gets added sparkle

Seychelles’ new beauty queen set to be crowned on May 30 will be wearing a new crown, different from the one worn by the previous winners of the local beauty pageant.

Tourists coming to Seychelles have spoken

Tourists coming to Seychelles have spoken

Accommodation establishments of restaurants receiving a "You've won the 2015 Certificate of Excellence" or even better an advice stating “You are now a 2015 Hall of Fame” by Trip Advisor, is ...

Newly-appointed Board members for National Arts Council

Newly-appointed Board members for National Arts Council

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, has announced the appointment of the new Board for the National Arts Council (NAC) which takes office immediately.

Meet the new African hotel brand SUN 101

Meet the new African hotel brand SUN 101

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

Sun Africa Hotels has branched out into hotel management with a new brand named "SUN 101." The hotel group, managed on behalf of the owners by Mr.

Proflight adds star power to 2015 Zambia Travel Expo

Proflight adds star power to 2015 Zambia Travel Expo

Proflight Zambia’s participation in the 2015 Zambia Travel Expo (ZATEX) has given the event an extra boost with the airline’s Fly5 brand ambassadors gracing the event.

SOREFI Meeting Cyclo Tour riders discover Reunion Island

Enjoying tourism attractions while cycling SOREFI Meeting Cyclo Tour riders discover Reunion Island

The more than 1,500 cyclists who responded to the call of SOREFI Meeting Cyclo Tour, which took place Sunday, May 3, 2015, did not know where they were headed!

Kenya airport misses the mark

Kenya airport misses the mark

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

The results of the April 2015 audit about Kenya’s quest to achieve the coveted FAA Cat I certification for Jomo Kenyatta International Airport have now appeared in the public domain as KAA’s ...

Did Kampala Executive Aviation acquire KAFTC’s assets?

Did Kampala Executive Aviation acquire KAFTC’s assets?

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

A Kajjansi-based aviation source yesterday evening confirmed a much speculated over acquisition which further consolidates Uganda’s airline sector.

Nairobi Airport still not good enough for CAT 1 as required by the U.S.

No direct flights USA- Kenya due to Kenya Airport Security rating Nairobi Airport still not good enough for CAT 1 as required by the U.S.

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

The results of the April 2015 audit about Kenya’s quest to achieve the coveted FAA Cat I certification for Jomo Kenyatta International Airport have now appeared in the public domain as KAA’s ...

Johannesburg tourism announces Soweto Fashion Week

Johannesburg tourism announces Soweto Fashion Week

Johannesburg tourism is happy to announce that the May edition of Stephen Manzini’s Soweto Fashion Week is upon us - May 27-30, 2015 at the Soweto Theatre in Bolani Road - and the City of ...

New Swiss-Kenyan hospitality college commences courses

New Swiss-Kenyan hospitality college commences courses

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

As the Kenya Red Cross Society completes its first fifty years of service to the nation, the organization can put another feather in its already richly decorated cap.

UN: Tanzania cholera epidemic improving but ‘significant challenges' remain

UN: Tanzania cholera epidemic improving but ‘significant challenges' remain

NEW YORK, NY - United Nations-backed containment measures aimed at stemming the deadly cholera epidemic in western Tanzania's Lake Tanganyika region appear to be working, the Organization's ...

Seychelles joins the world in celebrating first Yoga Day

Seychelles joins the world in celebrating first Yoga Day

Seychelles will be joining the rest of the world to celebrate for the first time the International Day of Yoga on June 21 this year.

Connecting with Seychelles means connecting with Africa

Connecting with Seychelles means connecting with Africa

The Africa Prosperity Conference brings together the members of the African Chambers of Commerce and business associations.

Meeting point for believers in tourism through heritage of Africa

Seychelles Tourism Meeting point for believers in tourism through heritage of Africa

Seychelles celebrated Africa Day and FetAfrik 2015 bringing together scholars in tourism and heritage studies from Seychelles, Madagascar, Reunion, Zambia, and Ghana to identify existing ...

Seychelles Minister: Tourism remains a vital industry

Seychelles Minister: Tourism remains a vital industry

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, said that tourism remains a vital industry in today's troubled world.

Vanilla Air Alliance - Statement by the Minister for Transport

Vanilla Air Alliance - Statement by the Minister for Transport

The official announcement made today by the Indian Ocean Commission is most welcomed and follows technical meetings between our respective national air carriers and at a political level, ...

Birth certificate rule: Critical voice by Association of Southern African Travel Agents

Birth certificate rule: Critical voice by Association of Southern African Travel Agents

Despite continuous effort by ASATA (Association of Southern African Travel Agents) and its industry colleagues at SATSA (Southern African Tourism Services Association) and BARSA (Board of Airline ...

Vanilla Islands zone airlines ready for ground-breaking cooperation agreements

Seychelles, Air Mauritius, Air Madagascar and Air Austral agree Vanilla Islands zone airlines ready for ground-breaking cooperation agreements

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

Among the signatories will be Air Seychelles, Air Mauritius, Air Madagascar and Air Austral.

African airline joins the big league

African airline joins the big league

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

IATA’s Vice President for Africa, Mr.

What you need to know about South Africa’s new laws when traveling with children

What you need to know about South Africa’s new laws when traveling with children

New laws about traveling with children come into effect on 1 June 2015.

Arts Exhibition in Seychelles for FetAfrik to mark Africa Day 2015

Participation from mainland Africa Arts Exhibition in Seychelles for FetAfrik to mark Africa Day 2015

"Africa must work with Africa, if Africa is to be strong," is a statement often aired by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, and on Monday this week, ...

Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing deliver educational supplies on 13th 787 Dreamliner

Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing deliver educational supplies on 13th 787 Dreamliner

Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Ethiopian Airlines have partnered with non-profit organizations, African Legal Library Project and Book world, to transport educational supplies to the Ethiopian ...

South African Deputy Minister of Tourism - Celebrating Africa Day with Youth

South African Deputy Minister of Tourism - Celebrating Africa Day with Youth

Speech delivered by the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa, at the Careers at Hilton Live event in Sandton on May 25, 2015:

Nigeria’s Hotels.ng raises $1.2 million

Nigeria’s Hotels.ng raises $1.2 million

Hotels.ng, Nigeria’s largest hotel booking website, has secured an investment of $1.2 million from international investors EchoVC Pan-Africa Fund, a seed-stage technology fund, and Omidyar ...

Bujumbura flights resume on RwandAir

Bujumbura flights resume on RwandAir

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

Rwanda’s national airline, RwandAir, has just confirmed that effective tomorrow, May 27, flights to and from Bujumbura will resume.

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