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Istanbul not alone: A second New Years terror attack almost unnoticed by media

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

Istanbul was not the only place of terror attacks against travel and tourism ringing in the year 2017 A second twin bombing targeting an international airport and building was almost was ...

Seychelles and Nigeria is for a consolidates tourism industry in Africa

Minister Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister responsible for Tourism, Information and Culture is in the Seychelles on a working fact finding visit and yesterday the 2nd January he held a meeting with ...

Should airports store explosives?

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

With all the airport security screenings, pat-downs, sniffing dogs, liquids kept to a minimum amount, and taking off of shoes, how is it alright to store explosives in a travel hub where ...

Kenya Airways: When bad weather strikes flying may become impossible

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome - eTN Africa

When the weather gets that bad and visibility falls below accepted industry standards for landing and taking off, airlines are often delaying or cancelling flights, or landing at alternate ...

Low cost airline blasted for low performance

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

'They should be sued for the damage they caused to our travel plans' ranted a regular contributor of information from Kenya, who had been booked to travel to Lamu on Jambojet but was offloaded at ...

Uganda: Chief under fire for threat against elephants

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

Uganda's Acholi Paramount Chief Rwot David Onen Acana II has come under severe criticism for threatening to kill elephant which stray from national parks and destroy crops in search of ...

Air Seychelles: A new passenger record

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

550,000 passengers and counting. Today is a proud day for Air Seychelles.

Why Maurice Loustau-Lalanne replaced Alain St.Ange as Seychelles Tourism Minister The Seychelles Founding President Sir James Mancham comments on tourism leadership changes

Said Sir James R. Mancham, found president of Seychelles, I have therefore welcomed the news that the National Assembly this morning has unanimously approved President Faure’s nomination.

Maurice Loustau-Lalann replaced Alain St.Ange New Seychelles Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine to be sworn in

Big changes in the Seychelles travel and tourism industry tomorrow. Good bye Alain St.Ange, welcome Maurice Loustau-Lalanne.

Alain St.Ange resigned as minister to enter UNWTO race for Secretary General Tourism Minister Seychelles resigned

The outspoken and most active and out of the box thinking ministers of tourism resigned.

Helicopter landings blow tourists off the beach

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

Dozens of visitors had to scramble for their safety when the two helicopters swooped in and landed on the beach, creating a sandstorm as the heli blades sent sand and beach debris flying all over ...

Seychelles beyond 2016: Reflection by the founding president Wishes of an Indian yoga master to US President elect Donald Trump

Sir James Mancham, Founding President of the Seychelles

THE year 2016 is just about to come to an end.

At least 30 killed in Uganda boat accident

At least 30 members and fans of a local soccer team have lost their lives when their overloaded boat capsized in Lake Albert, police say.

The KAZA Univisa Re-Launched between Zimbabwe and Zambia

Zimbabwe and Zambia relaunched their Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA) Univisa on 21 st of December 2016 at a dazzling ceremony hosted by the Ministers of Home Affairs from ...

Seychelles Tourism and Hospitality set the way forward for 2017

Many matters were tabled and put on a proposed agenda for the first tourism public/private sector trade meeting that will be set for early in 2017 in Seychelles.

Additional Dash 8 boosts Safarilink's capacity

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome - eTN Africa

In time for the peak travel season in Kenya, Safarilink earlier today has taken delivery of a new DHC Dash 8-315 aircraft, boosting their fleet even further after added deliveries of Cessna Grand ...

Seychelles tourism faces the challenges of working in the industry

Based on an argument presented by Barry Laine, Principal Founder of the Academy of High Performance, graduates from his academy are facing unnecessary challenges of being employed by the tourism ...

Seychelles public-private sectors boost tourism

Attending an opening ceremony held at the Eden Bleu hotel were the Seychelles Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Alain St.Ange; Principal Secretary for Tourism Anne Lafortune, ...

Tanzania tour operators implore government to revise regulations

Adam Ihucha, eTN Tanzania

Going by the latest statistics from the ministry, registered tour operators paid Tsh4.4 billion ($2.02 million) in license fees last financial year.

FAA approval for Nairobi airport delayed again

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome - eTN Africa

According to industry sources in Nairobi, the audit carried out by FAA inspectors last month about the suitability of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to be elevated to the Category 1 status, ...

Kenya Airways Cargo to open new state of the art Express Center

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome - eTN Africa

Kenya Airways Cargo will open a new state of the art Express Center to handle express shipments in the fast-growing e-commerce industry.

New chair at Seychelles Tourism Board

The first Tourism Board meeting with its new Chairperson is set to take place next week. Appointed to the position is Kathy Mason, a long-time member of the islands’ tourism industry.

New leader at Seychelles Ports Authority Board

A new Board of the Seychelles Ports Authority will be chaired by Mr. Paul Hodoul, a member of the tourism private sector trade. Mr. Hodoul is also a Board member of the Seychelles Tourism ...

Tanzania's tourism minister in another humiliating climbdown

'The meeting with our Minister was shambles,' ranted a regular Arusha based contributor before adding 'He got no grip on the industry, he does not understand tourism and his insistence earlier in ...

Seychelles luxury resort employee receives commendation - again!

Brigitte Rath, who is soon to be promoted as the new Assistant Restaurant Manager at MAIA was honored as the Regional Winner for Seychelles.

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