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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.

Mauritius Tourism enters uncertainty

Today, the Mauritius Minister of Tourism resigned from office, taking all members of his national political party with him.

Kenya's Patrick Kamanga named 2016 Amadeus Mover & Shaper

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome - eTN Africa

Mr. Patrick Maina Kamanga, the CEO of Deans Travel Center was honored by Amadeus with the prestigious title of 2016 Amadeus Mover & Shaper.

Zimbabwe Tourism: A reality often misunderstood

Perception is everything! It is reality to others.

EU delegation scales “Mountains of the Moon”

Tony Ofungi, eTN Uganda

During a Q&A session with European Ambassador Kristian Schmidt, shares his thoughts about how trekking to the top of the Mount Rwenzori in Uganda can help to boost the country’s tourism.

Kenya cruise port long overdue

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

The investment, long overdue like many infrastructure projects at the Kenyan coast, is giving rise to hope that Mombasa will finally break into the international cruise itineraries, similar to ...

Welcome Geert and goodbye Sebastiaan

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

Geert Lemmen, who arrived in Kampala a few days ago from Conakry, expressed his delight to be back in familiar territory, and a function last evening showed how he was instantly settling in, and ...

3 out of 4 Kenya ferries down

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

Reportedly three of the four Kenya ferries developed mechanical problems almost at the same time, and the one remaining vessel then faced a further delay in docking after a lorry had gotten stuck ...

Kenya Airways responds to surge of holiday bookings

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

Kenya Airways normally operates Embraer E190 aircraft on the Nairobi-Mombasa route with as many as 10 flights a day but has decided to deploy a Dreamliner to facilitate the extra traffic expected ...

Uganda hosting third Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo

Tony Ofungi, eTN Uganda

The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) intends to bring in at least a hundred hosted buyers and media from the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, Russia, Australia, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, ...

Seychelles should aim to become brightest star in Indian Ocean tourism constellation

According to the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB), by the end of the year Seychelles would have received 300,000 visitors and that this could climb to a higher level next year.

African airline union shut down

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

An order was served on the Kenyan government, and it is expected that the formal deregistration notice for an airline union will be published in the next edition of the Kenya Gazette.

Seychelles Tourism Minister sets standard for open communication

As he opened a meeting that was held at the Ministry's ESPACE Building Offices in Victoria, Minister St.Ange said that it was important for the senior management to meet at least once a month to ...

2017 Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo dates confirmed

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome - eTN Africa

The Uganda Tourism Board will be hosting the third PEARL OF AFRICA TOURISM EXPO (POATE 2017) between the 17th to 19th of February 2017 at the Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala, Uganda.

Air Tanzania cranks up domestic destinations.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

Arusha's municipal field is now served six times a week, daily with the exception of Wednesdays, according to the latest scheduling information, avoiding for now the more costly and distant ...

Ethiopian graduates 107 Cabin Crew and Catering professionals

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome - eTN Africa

The Ethiopian Aviation Academy, the largest aviation academy in Africa and a full ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Member designated as a Regional Center of Excellence, has just graduated another 107 Cabin Crew ...

Marriott International opens Sheraton Grand Conakry

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc., today announced the debut of Sheraton Grand in Africa with opening of Sheraton Grand Conakry, welcoming it to the brand’s ...

Five star Lamu resort suffers major fire damage

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome - eTN Africa

One of Lamu's most fancied new resorts, the Majlis, located on Manda Island, yesterday suffered major damage during a raging fire which in the late morning quickly consumed the hotel's restaurant ...

New Seychelles book geared for tourists

Veronique Dupont, the author of "Insolites Seychelles," last week called on Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, to present ...

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