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Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa - Mahe on Dreamliner

Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa - Mahe on Dreamliner

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Star Alliance Member Ethiopian Airlines, presently connecting out of their hub in Addis Ababa three times a week to the international airport on Mahe, just became the first airline to bring the ...

Reunion Island Tourism shines in TV documentary

Reunion Island Tourism shines in TV documentary

Following the recent production of a documentary film on the architectural heritage of Reunion Island, “Living With You,” a Ushuaia TV production team went to the island to complete, from ...

State of the Nation Address: I Love Seychelles!

State of the Nation Address: I Love Seychelles!

Seychelles President James Michel delivered his 11th State of the Nation Address to the Seychelles National Assembly this afternoon, placing emphasis on the principles of patriotism, empowerment, ...

Anantara Kihavah Villas making coral while the sun shines

Anantara Kihavah Villas making coral while the sun shines

LOS ANGELES, California - A thirty-minute seaplane ride from the Maldivian capital of Male is the Baa Atoll, a UNESCO declared Biosphere Reserve and home to recently re-certified Anantara Kihavah ...

Jazz makes a comeback on the local Seychelles scene

Jazz makes a comeback on the local Seychelles scene

The jazz scene has been a dormant giant for a number of years in Seychelles, but the giant is soon to be awakened with the hosting of the “Jazz Festival Soiree 2015” on Friday, February 27, at ...

Social media complaints about poor hotel services trigger instant response

Social media complaints about poor hotel services trigger instant response

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

Frustrated with service levels, treated poorly by waiters, left standing at the reception as if you don’t belong?

General Agricultural Show 2015: A good harvest for Reunion Island

Foodie Tourists enjoy reaping the fruits of Reunion General Agricultural Show 2015: A good harvest for Reunion Island

Each year, the general agricultural competition rewards the best French products.

China & Seychelles push for direct non-stop flights

China & Seychelles push for direct non-stop flights

Wei Ling, the Senior Vice President of CAISSA Touristic and of the CAISSA Travel Management Co.

Burundi’s follies likely to have detrimental effect on tourism

Burundi’s follies likely to have detrimental effect on tourism

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

Hot on the heels of news that Burundi will from March 1 onward halt the issuing of visitor passes and visa on arrival, comes more bad news for the country’s tourism industry.

Visa-free travel within the “COW” countries finally a reality

Visa-free travel within the “COW” countries finally a reality

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

The East African Tourism Platform (EATP), the regional tourism apex body affiliated to the East African Community, has just recorded one of their most significant achievements, when Kenya finally ...

Alon Bat Kare - reloaded

Reunion Island Tourism Alon Bat Kare - reloaded

Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) has announced another round of the popular “Alon Bar Kare” which gives visitors and locals the opportunity to discover tourism attractions at up to a 20 percent ...

Meetings Africa Exhibition: South Africa-Seychelles ministerial meeting

Meetings Africa Exhibition: South Africa-Seychelles ministerial meeting

The Seychelles’ stand at the “Meetings Africa Exhibition” being held at the Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg, received a visit by South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, the Honorable ...

Extraordinary efforts to eradicate Ebola cases

Extraordinary efforts to eradicate Ebola cases

GENEVA – "I was very much touched by the story of Sherrie, an Ebola survivor and founder of 'The Rescue Team' in Port Loko district," said Dr.

Typhoid outbreak in Kampala: threat to tourists?

Typhoid outbreak in Kampala: threat to tourists?

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

The number of officially acknowledged typhoid cases has now risen to over 500 across some parts of Kampala.

Niche tourism: Wrestling in Sudan

Niche tourism: Wrestling in Sudan

By Abdalaziz Widaatalla, eTN Sudan Correspondent

The travel and tourism industry in Sudan is almost untouched. One of the often unknown niches is wrestling in Sudan.

Uganda and Rwanda Cyanika border: Top important for tourism

Uganda and Rwanda Cyanika border: Top important for tourism

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

“Maybe not too many people know that, other than those who live here, but [the] Cyanika border between Uganda and Rwanda connects two major tourism areas in Eastern Africa.

Miss Seychelles Another World 2015… let the show begin

Miss Seychelles Another World 2015… let the show begin

For 13 young Seychellois ladies, a new amazing journey has just begun.

New visa in advance policy for Burundi: A step back for travel and tourism to East Africa

New visa in advance policy for Burundi: A step back for travel and tourism to East Africa

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

“First the departure of Carmen Nibigira as Director General and now visa in advance?

Vanilla Islands pursue their growth

Vanilla Islands pursue their growth

In a few days, from March 4-8, 2015, the Vanilla Islands will participate in the ITB Berlin tourism fair to continue mobilizing tour operators on the marketing of combined trips including the ...

Chinese tourists land in Seychelles

Chinese tourists land in Seychelles

Seychelles’ warm hospitality was on display at the international airport to welcome a group of 254 Chinese guests onboard Air Seychelles’ chartered flight from Beijing, transiting via Abu ...

The World: A cruise ship owned by the passengers on board

The World: A cruise ship owned by the passengers on board

The World, a spectacular cruise ship owned by the residents who travel on it, is scheduled to stop in Seychelles this week (from February 26-28).

Busoga Tourism Expo set for next month

Busoga Tourism Expo set for next month

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

The Busoga Kingdom will showcase the tourism attractions of the region east of the River Nile in the upcoming second Busoga Tourism Expo, to be held at the Buluza Show Ground in Iganga District. ...

Sand dredging threatening tourism at top-rated Kenya beach

Sand dredging threatening tourism at top-rated Kenya beach

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

“Just how serious are the authorities in this country?

2015 Miss Tourism Kenya crowned in Nairobi

2015 Miss Tourism Kenya crowned in Nairobi

NAIROBI, Kenya - Jacqueline Jeruto a student at Kabarak University is the 2015 Miss Tourism Kenya.

Jeruto was crowned the beauty queen at a beauty pageant held at KICC Saturday night.

South Sudan tourism against all odds

South Sudan tourism against all odds

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

The prevailing turmoil in South Sudan, which started on December 15, 2013, has made running a business at best a difficult proposition in Africa’s youngest country and at worst impossible.

Prime Minister of Swaziland discusses tourism with Seychelles

Prime Minister of Swaziland discusses tourism with Seychelles

HE Doctor Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini, the Prime Minister of Swaziland, met with Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, when the Minister spent a day on ...

Comments on the UK travel advice against Kenya

Comments on the UK travel advice against Kenya

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

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all but essential travel to Kenya, to

• areas within 60 km of the Kenya-Somali border

• Garissa District

Skal international Congress Website launched

Skal international Congress Website launched

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

In just a short eight months will the first ever Skal International Congress be in full swing, held ‘On The Beach’ north of the port city of Mombasa.

Skal Kenya launches international congress 2015 website

Skal Kenya launches international congress 2015 website

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

In just a short eight months, the first ever Skal International Congress will be in full swing, held “On The Beach,” north of the port city of Mombasa.

Seychelles Tourism Minister delivers “Port Talk” on one-of-a-kind cruise ship

Seychelles Tourism Minister delivers “Port Talk” on one-of-a-kind cruise ship

Anchored off the luxury Cheval Blanc luxury resort island of the Maldives this week, was the spectacular cruise ship, "The World." The next stop for this cruise line is the Seychelles, and it was ...

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