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Swahili Fashion Week ends on high note with Fashion Awards

Fashion Tourism Swahili Fashion Week ends on high note with Fashion Awards

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

Designers, models, sponsors and especially award winners, among them Millen Magesse who was honored with a Humanitarian Award for her charitable work, were full of praises for the organization of ...

Kenya tourism: Lamu County under attack and local hotels set on fire

Al Shabaab militants attack Mpeketoni, overrun police station and set fire to local hotels Kenya tourism: Lamu County under attack and local hotels set on fire

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent and wire input

Information about an attack by most likely Somali militants on a police post in Lamu county emerged last night from Kenya that the Mpeketoni police station was apparently overrun, weapons and ...

World Heritage site status of Zanzibar’s Stone Town under scrutiny

Zanzibar tourism destination World Heritage site status of Zanzibar’s Stone Town under scrutiny

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

The status of Zanzibar’s ancient Stone Town as a cultural World Heritage site (WHS), accorded in 2000 by UNESCO, will be coming under scrutiny in the run-up to the next UNESCO General Assembly ...

Tourism Boards of Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda move closer

Tourism Boards of Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda move closer

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

The emergence of the “Coalition of the Willing” last year saw the launch of such tourism-related initiatives like the introduction of the common tourist visa and the use of joint exhibition ...

Serengeti Highway case verdict due on June 20

Africa tourism judgment looms Serengeti Highway case verdict due on June 20

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

The long wait for a verdict by the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, pronouncing itself on the application to hand the Tanzanian government a permanent injunction to stop them from building ...

Precision withdraws from Mbeya as Fastjet steps in with another daily flight

Precision withdraws from Mbeya as Fastjet steps in with another daily flight

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

(eTN) - Fastjet’s Richard Bodin confirmed yesterday that the airline has added extra flights from Dar es Salaam to Mbeya Airport (MBI) with immediate effect as main rival Precision Air has ...

Burundi – wakening from slumber to claim its place in tourism

Burundi – wakening from slumber to claim its place in tourism

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

As mentioned a few weeks ago, when the appointment of Ms.

Out goes the old and in comes Tawa - The Tanzania Wildlife Authority

Out goes the old and in comes Tawa - The Tanzania Wildlife Authority

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

The “Elephant Summit” organized in Arusha by the ICCF, the International Conservation Caucus Foundation, yesterday heard from Tanzania’s Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Lazaro ...

Another blast hits Kenya near Kasarani Sports Complex killing at least two and injuring scores more

eTN Africa correspondent within earshot of explosion Another blast hits Kenya near Kasarani Sports Complex killing at least two and injuring scores more

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

Sirens were screaming their way into the area near the Kasarani Sports Centre on the main highway from Nairobi to Thika, where not long after 5 pm local time a loud blast was heard, indicating an ...

Kenya Airways confirms anticipated delivery of 6 B787-8 Dreamliners and one more B777-300ER

Kenya aviation Kenya Airways confirms anticipated delivery of 6 B787-8 Dreamliners and one more B777-300ER

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

Kenya Airways confirms continued growth under 'Plan Mawingo'

Nairobi's Westgate Mall attack claims at least 39 dead and over 150 injured

Kenya mourns victims of terrorist attack Nairobi's Westgate Mall attack claims at least 39 dead and over 150 injured

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

News has been emerging from Nairobi that gunfire has been reported from the West Gate Mall, one of Nairobi's largest and a major police and security operation is now underway and have confirmed ...

Emirates names Zurich as next A380 destination

service to start in January 2014 Emirates names Zurich as next A380 destination

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

(eTN) – Dubai airline, Emirates, has just named Zurich as their next Airbus A380 destination, making the prospect of traveling to Switzerland’s banking city even more attractive.

Kenya Tourism Federation Chief elected to East African Business Council Board

East African Community Kenya Tourism Federation Chief elected to East African Business Council Board

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

(eTN) - The Chief Executive of the Kenya Tourism Federation, Mrs.

Premier tourism fair opens in Tanzanian city of Arusha this weekend

marketing East Africa as a single tourist destination Premier tourism fair opens in Tanzanian city of Arusha this weekend

Apolinari Tairo, eTN Correspondent, Tanzania

TANZANIA (eTN) - East Africa’s premier tourism fair, the Karibu Travel and Tourism Fair (KTTF), will be taking place in Tanzania’s northern tourist city of Arusha this weekend.

Qatar Airways resumes Boeing 787 flights to London Heathrow

Qatar Airways Qatar Airways resumes Boeing 787 flights to London Heathrow

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

(eTN) - Qatar Airways’ sales teams have been blitzing the East African markets of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda with news, that the airline has resumed their Doha to London flights with the ...

Rains hit East Africa with a vengeance

Torrential rains devastate East Africa Rains hit East Africa with a vengeance

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

Following the devastating rainstorms which lashed Mauritius last Friday, reports are coming in from across East Africa of loss of property and lives caused by torrential rains.

East African Tourism fraternity sees more light from Seven Natural Wonders of Africa

Tourist stakeholders applaud Seven Natural Wonders East African Tourism fraternity sees more light from Seven Natural Wonders of Africa

Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania

The tourist fraternity in East Africa has expressed everlasting joy after selection of four natural tourist attractive features into the list of Seven Natural Wonders of Africa.

It is all lies says Fly540

Fly 540 says FastJet’s claims are factually inaccurate It is all lies says Fly540

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - In yet a further escalation of the tone and intensity of the raging dispute between the erstwhile partners, Fly540 has now made sweeping allegations against FastJet, telling them in all ...

Regular visitors to East Africa with unregistered SIM cards face blocks, fines and jail terms

Kenya tourism assures no tourist will be prosecuted Regular visitors to East Africa with unregistered SIM cards face blocks, fines and jail terms

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Regular visitors to East Africa holding local telecom operators’ SIM cards they use on arrival, may be in for a rude shock when next returning to Kenya, where the registration deadline ...

Budget tourists increasingly take to overland busses to explore East Africa

down to earth travel in east africa Budget tourists increasingly take to overland busses to explore East Africa

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - The softening demand for holidays in Eastern Africa from the main “producer countries” in Europe suffering from economic woes and downturns, has brought focus back on a group of ...

Airline news from Africa

East Africa and Indian Ocean Aviation Airline news from Africa

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

Emirates counters Qatar with added A280 destinations

Lack of board appointments for East Africa tourism parastatals cause of more dissent

Editorial Lack of board appointments for East Africa tourism parastatals cause of more dissent

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - The absence of substantive boards of directors at the newly-created East Africa tourism parastatals is said to be a further cause of growing dissent within the tourism industry and between ...

East Africa counts losses caused by Sandy

Fallout from monster Hurricane East Africa counts losses caused by Sandy

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - The fallout of monster storm Sandy, which hit the Eastern seaboard of the United States two days ago and left a wide path of destruction behind as it moved inland, has also had ...

Gulf Air East Africa flights - to be or not to be

Gulf Air Gulf Air East Africa flights - to be or not to be

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - The long awaited approval by the Bahraini government of nearly half a billion US Dollars injection into Gulf Air might have stark consequences, when, according to a source from Manama, the ...

Tanzania president calls for competitive East African tourism

Challenges for East African Regional Tourism Tanzania president calls for competitive East African tourism

Apolinari Tairo / eTN, Tanzania

(eTN) - Speaking on challenges for East African tourism, Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete said this part of Africa has been a tourist hotspot, attracting over four million tourists each ...

Largest safari park in East Africa in great demand for lodges

The need for competitive hotels Largest safari park in East Africa in great demand for lodges

Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania

TANZANIA (eTN) - Located in the southern highlands of Tanzania, Ruaha National Park, the largest wildlife Eden in East Africa, is almost lacking adequate hotel and accommodation facilities to ...

Police: Iranian agents planned attacks on tourist facilities in Kenya

Iranians targeted British, US, Israeli, Saudi Arabian interests in East Africa Police: Iranian agents planned attacks on tourist facilities in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya - Officials have said that the pair, believed to be members of Iran's secretive Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps' Quds Force, were plotting to hit British, US, Israeli or Saudi ...

Battlefield East Africa: 98 years and counting

Visiting WWI battlefields in Taita Taveta area of Kenya Battlefield East Africa: 98 years and counting

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Little did Africa know, neither of, nor about, the outcome of the notorious Berlin Conference, when the greats of the world, or those who thought of themselves as greats at the time, ...

NESC report: East Africa ranks poorly as competitive tourist destination

East Africa tourism NESC report: East Africa ranks poorly as competitive tourist destination

NAIROBI, Kenya — East Africa does not rank favourably as a competitive tourist destination, according to a new report by the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) which is urging regional ...

East Africa Tourism Platform launches today

Facilitating private sector engagement in the East African Community East Africa Tourism Platform launches today

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

The East Africa Tourism Platform launches in its first county in the East African Community today, June 8, namely in Tanzania, to facilitate active and focused engagement of the private sector in ...

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