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Swazliand cultural festival not to be missed

The Swazi people are united by culture and values and the Marula Festival, locally known as “Emaganwini,” is one of them.

Rainbow Airlines set to launch Johannesburg flights

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome - eTN Africa

After making its inaugural flight from Harare to Victoria Falls on January 26, Rainbow has now given the clearest indication yet that services to Johannesburg will be launched in the space of the ...

Fastjet: No flights between Johannesburg and Vic Falls

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

Presently using an Airbus A319 for routes flown from Harare, Fastjet airline is keen to replace its larger aircraft with a more right-sized plane of Embraer E190 make, which under a ...

No flights for Mogadishu

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

Following hot on the heels of yesterday's mortar attack in Mogadishu while the formal handover between the President Elect and outgoing President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud took place, a moratorium on ...

Zambia: Roots of the International Coaliton of Tourism Partners (ICTP)

Among the International Coalition of Tourism Partners' (ICTP’s) active members in Zambia is RETOSA, the Regional Tourism Organization of Southern Africa; Bantu Pathfinders, a destination ...

Victoria Falls set to welcome Kenya Airways

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome - eTN Africa

On May 18, 2017 Kenya Airways will launch flights from Nairobi to Victoria Falls, in conjunction with a final destination Cape Town.

Zambia welcomes CAF Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations

Zambia hosts the 2017 CAF Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations from February 26 to March 12. Zambia is in Group A with Egypt, Guinea and Mali to play matches at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.

Boosting premium tourism in Zanzibar

Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania

A new luxury hotel whose development began this year will be among leading tourist facilities with a world-class golf course.

Seychelles Tourism Minister pleased with operators’ great efforts

Seychelles Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine Maurice Loustau-Lalanne visited eight properties in the Beau Vallon district, starting at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay hotel which ...

Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo yellow fever outbreak ends

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared the end of the yellow fever outbreak in that country today following a similar announcement in Angola on 23 December 2016, bringing an end to the ...

AccorHotels signs 3 new hotels in Ethiopia

AccorHotels has entered into 3 partnerships with Ethiopian investors for the construction and management of 3 hotels in Addis Ababa.

33% increase in tourism arrivals in Seychelles: True!

These are numbers many tourism boards are dreaming to have.

Zimbabwe Tourism prepares for World Tourism Expo

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority is urging all interested persons who have been registered for Sanganai/Hlanganani 2017 to revert by return mail to enable ZTA to ascertain the number of exhibitors ...

Rwanda and Mali embrace open skies policy

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

Rwanda and Mali in Africa have embraced an open skies policy under a new deal which will allow RwandAir to carry passengers and cargo from Kigali to Bamako and beyond, with full uplift rights out ...

South African Airways aircraft features new luxurious Premium Business Class product

“We are excited to introduce the Airbus A330-300 on the Washington DC route to offer our customers a new and innovative Premium Business Class product and, a spacious and enhanced Economy Class ...

Top 10 fastest growing African cities forecast for 2017

The African continent in 2017 is expected to house some of the world’s fastest growing cities.

Angola: Probe of deadly stampede that killed 17 ordered

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has ordered a probe into the cause of a deadly stampede at a football stadium during a match that left at least 17 people dead and nearly 60 more injured. ...

TSAVO AND MKOMAZI AT THE CENTRE OF NEW WILDLIFE CENSUS Wildlife Census in Kenya, Tanzania

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

The Kenya Wildlife Service, in cooperation with their counterparts in Tanzania, TANAPA, will early next week commence an aerial game census in the key elephant areas of Tsavo, the Taita Hills and ...

Kenya Airways and Amadeus extend partnership

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome - eTN Africa

Kenya Airways and Amadeus have renewed a long-term Content Agreement that sees “The Pride of Africa” facilitate consumer choice by making its full range of travel offers accessible to ...

It's a safe airline according to IATA: Precision Air

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

Tanzania’s only publicly traded airline at the Dar es Salaam stock exchange, Precision Air Services, has successfully renewed its IATA’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).

Uganda tourism scrapping monthly charges and cash

Tony Ofungi, eTN Uganda

Carrying large sums of bullion cash between protected areas in Uganda presented enormous challenges including insecurity and fraud.

New Code of Conduct for Seychelles tourism operators

The aim of a meeting in Seychelles with tourism operators was to discuss the new procedure for application and renewal of licenses as well as the revised license conditions and Code of ...

Important tourism meeting conducted on Praslin

“This meeting is important; the discussion made showed where we can improve our industry and then agreed on what should be done,” said Seychelles Vice President Meriton, commenting on a ...

New Seychelles Tourism Minister visits Praslin

Seychelles' new Tourism Minister, Loustau-Lalanne, who was attending a meeting chaired by Vice-President Meriton with small business operators on Praslin, was accompanied by the principal ...

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