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UNWTO Secretary General Dr. Taleb Rifai shows solidarity when visiting Kenya

UNWTO Secretary General Dr. Taleb Rifai shows solidarity when visiting Kenya

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

The head of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, in short UNWTO, Dr.

World Malaria Day - most deaths are children

World Malaria Day - most deaths are children

NEW YORK, New York – “As we celebrate World Malaria Day on April 25, we must recognize the urgent need to expand prevention measures and quality-assured diagnostic testing and treatment to ...

Pack up and get out: Rwanda convention center contractors tossed out

Pack up and get out: Rwanda convention center contractors tossed out

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Not too long ago it was reported that the Rwandan government, utterly frustrated over the now three-year delay in finishing the new national convention center and the adjoining hotel, both to be ...

Journalists reach one year mark since detention in Ethiopia

Journalists reach one year mark since detention in Ethiopia

GENEVA – Bloggers, who used an online platform to report on social and political issues in Ethiopia, were arrested on April 25 and 26 last year and have remained in detention ever since.

Emirates airline makes waves

Emirates airline makes waves

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

When Emirates’ is mentioned here it is normally in connection with flights, added frequencies, new destinations, upgrading aircraft types on the routes to Eastern Africa or new aircraft ...

Finalists for  the Whitely Fund for Nature

Finalists for the Whitely Fund for Nature

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

Two Africans are this year again among the finalists nominated for awards by the Whitely Fund for Nature.

Costa Cruises Vanilla Islands Ministerial meeting

Cruise business: Exciting times ahead for the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Costa Cruises Vanilla Islands Ministerial meeting

Costa Cruises has set a very ambitious plan to increase the number of cruise passengers and also increase its rotations by three times in the region of the Indian Ocean for the coming two ...

Declared open:  Carnaval International de Victoria

The World of carnivals parties in the Seychelles this weekend Declared open: Carnaval International de Victoria

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent & eTN Publisher Juergen T Steinmetz

One of the smallest island republics welcomes the big and small countries of the world this weekend. From Brazil to Duesseldorf to China - it's party time in paradise.

Journalists and wildlife activists threatened over use of false statistics

Journalists and wildlife activists threatened over use of false statistics

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

A “Statistics Bill” and one dealing with “Cybercrimes” recently passed the Tanzanian parliament which aim to severely punish the publication of statistics and data seen or perceived by the ...

New head honcho at African Travel

New head honcho at African Travel

DELRAY BEACH, Florida – African Travel, Inc.'s current President, Jim Holden, had previously announced his plans to resign effective in July.

Seychelles Carnival: a platform to showcase cultures without shame & fear

Seychelles Carnival: a platform to showcase cultures without shame & fear

The Carnaval International de Victoria is a platform for the world to be able to showcase their cultures without shame and fear.

Dusseldorf Carnival and Notting Hill Carnivals arrived in Seychelles for the 2015 carnival

Dusseldorf Carnival and Notting Hill Carnivals arrived in Seychelles for the 2015 carnival

The two last delegations to arrive in Seychelles for the 2015 carnival are Notting Hill Carnival from the UK and the Dusseldorf Carnival from Germany.

Small hotels "Gites de La Reunion and Seychelles Secrets" meet to discuss closer cooperation

Small hotels "Gites de La Reunion and Seychelles Secrets" meet to discuss closer cooperation

President Didier Robert of Reunion Island and Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, joined a group of small hoteliers in Seychelles grouped under the ...

Seychelles and Zambia sign cultural agreement

Seychelles and Zambia sign cultural agreement

Seychelles and Zambia have signed a cultural agreement and two Memorandums of Understanding.

Ivory trade: Kenya Wildlife Authorities in China

Ivory trade: Kenya Wildlife Authorities in China

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

A six-member delegation of senior Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials, led by Minister Ole Tipis and the organization’s Director, General William Kiprono, is presently in China to engage with ...

Seychelles President receives royal visitors from Africa at State House

Seychelles President receives royal visitors from Africa at State House

Seychelles President James Michel met with royal dignitaries from Ghana and Swaziland at the State House this morning.

Giant land tortoise will lead Seychelles Carnaval International de Victoria

Giant land tortoise will lead Seychelles Carnaval International de Victoria

In 1972 a giant land tortoise paraded the streets of Victoria as part of the first carnival Seychelles ever organized.

Welcome to Reunion Island: LUX Resort

Welcome to Reunion Island: LUX Resort

LUX Hospitality Ltd. today announced the signature of two management contracts on Reunion Island with Hong Kong-based group Asian Prosperous Holding Ltd.

Ethiopian Airlines: Addis Ababa - Tokyo, Japan

Ethiopian Airlines: Addis Ababa - Tokyo, Japan

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has started new services to Tokyo Narita International Airport in April 21, 2015, in codeshare partnership with ...

Tourism: Seychelles and Zambia value the friendly ties they share

Tourism: Seychelles and Zambia value the friendly ties they share

Seychelles values the continued friendship of Zambia.

Earth Day message by Seychelles Tourism preaches sustainability as core value

Earth Day message by Seychelles Tourism preaches sustainability as core value

Seychelles is blessed with one of the most beautiful environments. The Seychellois people live, work, play, and invest in this most beautiful environment.

Mombasa Skal Congress: Hanging by a thread?

Mombasa Skal Congress: Hanging by a thread?

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

The 76th Skal International Congress, due to be held along the Diani coastline south of Mombasa from October 18-23, appears to be hanging by a mere thread now, according to information obtained ...

Plunging tourist numbers raise tempers

Plunging tourist numbers raise tempers

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

“Did you see those figures?” asked a regular source from Nairobi yesterday, when the arrival details for the first quarter of 2015, compared with 2014 and 2013 came to light.

Tunisia, I am going there

Tunisia, I am going there

By Mario Masciullo, special to eTN

With the claim "Tunisia, io civado” (Tunisia, I am going there) among the testimonials from the Italian market, Ms.

Ministers: Ebola subsides, economic impact lingers

Ministers: Ebola subsides, economic impact lingers

WASHINGTON, DC - Finance ministers from three fragile states in sub-Saharan Africa said their economies were struggling to get back on track.

Uganda Conservation Foundation appoints first GM in its history

Uganda Conservation Foundation appoints first GM in its history

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

The Uganda Conservation Foundation has hired its first General Manager ever, after a lengthy recruitment exercise.

Antsanitia Resort - sustainable integrated tourism

Antsanitia Resort - sustainable integrated tourism

LOS ANGELES, California - Antsanitia Resort is an eco-resort located in Manajanga, Madagascar.

Ministers work on cruise ship strategy for Seychelles

Ministers work on cruise ship strategy for Seychelles

The Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Transport, Joel Morgan, met with representatives of the three DMCs, namely Mason's Travel, Creole ...

Cambodia & South Korea are in Seychelles for Carnaval International de Victoria

Cambodia & South Korea are in Seychelles for Carnaval International de Victoria

Since Sunday, April 19, 2015, the Seychelles International Airport has turned into a spectacular arena of international carnival and cultural delegations flocking in numbers to Seychelles to ...

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