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Seychelles Tourism delegation in Madrid for trade fair

Sustainable Tourism for Development was actually the leitmotif of this 37th staging of FITUR, where participating countries have been able to see the efforts the tourism industry are making to ...

Seychelles Tourism organizes activities ahead of Air Seychelles launch to Durban

On behalf of Air Seychelles, an event was attended by the airlines’ GM for Sales, Distribution and Corporate Affairs, Maja Gedosev, Head of International Sales, Cindy Vidot and Internal ...

New passenger train service between Nairobi and Mombasa to take just 4 1/2 hours

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome - eTN Africa

Kenya will become the first country in Africa to receive brand new long-distance passenger trains in February of this year.

Beyond the China Ivory Trade

Kaddu Sebunya, President African Wildlife Foundation

The recent announcement by the central government of China to ban all domestic ivory trade and processing by the end of 2017 offers a glimmer of real optimism in the fight against elephant ...

The greenng of Kenya Tourism

Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

The East Africa Community states are currently ranked between number 120 to 128 in the Global SDG Index. For all these states, tourism is a key economic driver.

Hospitality guru named to Kempinski Villa Rosa

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

Mr. Kees Heuveling has been named as the new General Manager of the Villa Rosa Kempinski. Kees is not new to the Kempinski brand.

Gambia's new president takes oath, democracy and tourism win

Gambia's President Adama Barrow has taken the oath of office in neighboring Senegal, while the country's defeated longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh refuses to step down, deepening a political ...

Seychelles Tourism shines at Rendez-vous dive show

The international dive show held every year in Paris is a very successful and inevitable rendez-vous for the professional divers and amateurs.

China still leading in illegal blood Ivory trade from East Africa

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

Three Chinese appeared in court in Dar es Salaam yesterday charged with ivory possession worth some 7 billion Tanzania Shillings according to the prosecution.

Emirates: Third Daily Flight Dubai to Nairobi

Emirates, the largest international airline in the world, today announced that it will introduce a third daily flight between Dubai and Kenya’s capital Nairobi from 1st June 2017.

Zambia Tourism recognizing travel excellence

Zambia's Tourism Minister, the Honorable Charles Banda, MP, along with the Zambia Tourism Agency's Chief Executive Officer, Mr.

Avian flu ministry update

Tony Ofungi, eTN Uganda

A press conference was held by the Uganda Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) on January 15, 2017, regarding the avian flu.

Zambia Tourism expecting large turnout for annual Travel Expo

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

The Zambia Tourism Agency (ZTA) will again this year invite hosted buyers and travel media to give the marketing and promotion of the country a further boost with all key private sector ...

Will US anti-travel advisory put a damper on ASTA World Congress?

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

During the just-ended year of 2016, American tourists outpaced all other nationalities to claim top spot in tourist arrivals, and with most of them coming to the country for the traditional safari ...

Hindus in Seychelles pray for Alain St.Ange and his bid for UNWTO Secretary General

Many Seychellois of Indian origin turned up at the Seychelles Hindu Kovil Sangam Temple in Victoria despite heavy rains on Saturday evening to offer special thanksgiving prayers for Seychelles ...

International Emergency support measures for Uganda Avian Fly outbreak Avian Flu may be dramatic news for Uganda Tourism

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

Tourists heading to Uganda have been reassured that they are most unlikely to come into contact with infected birds and need not fear or resort to canceling their safari vacations in Uganda or ...

Tanzania Transport Minister rages against Swissport

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

Aviation pundits attribute the Tanzania’s Transport Minister's lashing out at Swissport at diverting attention from a fire last week at the airport's baggage storage, which prompted operations ...

Zambia Tourism CEO: Enticing tourists to experience traditional ceremonies

"We have fantastic and unique traditional ceremonies such as Ukusefya pa ngwena, Ncwala, Likumbi lya Mize, Kulamba, Kuomboka, Mutomboko, Shimunenga, and many more.

Lamu to Zanzibar 2017 Expedition

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome - eTN Africa

At around 4pm on Friday, January 13, 6 kiteboarders and 2 windsurfers have reached Nungwi, Kendwa Rocks in Zanzibar.

Zambia Tourism extends olive branch for licensing payments

The renew period for 2017 licenses was to end on December 31, 2016, however, in recognition of some mitigating factors, this period has been extended to January 31, 2017.

Honoring Seychelles’ late President Sir James Mancham

Members of the public who wish to make suggestions for consideration by a committee that will make recommendations on ways to honor the late Seychelles President, Sir James Mancham, may send in ...

Kaza Uni-visa going strong

With one visa and one payment, visitors to Zambia and Zimbabwe can traverse the two countries without any additional charges.

Seychelles Founding President laid to rest

A national day of mourning was marked by an outpouring of emotions as citizens paid tribute to a man known for his love of country and peace.

Seychelles Pension Fund organising a Symposium including World Bank presentation

Lekha Nair, the CEO of the Seychelles Pension Fund is organising a Symposium on the 30 January at the International Conference Centre in Victoria.

Moroccan ban on burqas production and sale "important step in fight against religious extremism"

According to media reports, Morocco has banned production and sale of burqas - full-face Muslim veils. The ban was apparently enacted for security reasons.

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