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

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

By 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 ...

Airline’s new home launches new age

Airline’s new home launches new age

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

At 9 am local time in Doha, Qatar Airways (QR) will move to the new Hamad International Airport as well as commence flight operations into the brand spanking new mega airport, which was built to ...

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

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

By 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 ...

Fastjet launches special fares to support Tanzania's tourism industry

Fastjet, African aviation, Tanzania Fastjet launches special fares to support Tanzania's tourism industry

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

Tanzania’s LCC Fastjet earlier this week announced the introduction of a special fare for the South African market which will allow travel agents to package holidays to Tanzania’s national ...

ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES IN UNSCHEDULED LANDING AT ARUSHA MUNICIPAL FIELD

Unscheduled landing of a jet at Arusha airport prompts rumours and speculation ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES IN UNSCHEDULED LANDING AT ARUSHA MUNICIPAL FIELD

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

Information was just received from a regular airline source in Tanzania that Ethiopian Airlines apparently had an unscheduled landing of a B767-300ER at the Arusha Municipal Airport around 13.15 ...

Swissport Tanzania commences handling at Songwe

Swissport Tanzania moves to other airports Swissport Tanzania commences handling at Songwe

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

Swissport Tanzania has added ground handling services at the Songwe Airport which serves the region around Mbeya but reportedly also opened a station at Mtwara Airport recently, as the number of ...

Chances for Tanzania's Precision Bailout rise again

Chances for Tanzania's Precision Bailout rise again

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

Information received from a source close to Precision Air has confirmed that a bailout deal by the Tanzanian government is now back on the table following a fresh look at all the negative ...

Sri Lanka and Tanzania travel and economic partnership

Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa set to tour Tanzania Sri Lanka and Tanzania travel and economic partnership

By Apolinari Tairo, eTN Correspondent, Tanzania

TANZANIA (eTN) - Looking at strengthening economic and travel partnerships with Tanzania, Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa is set for a five-day official visit to Tanzania this week.

Tanzania establishes new tourism and diplomatic unit

Tanzania Police Force Tanzania establishes new tourism and diplomatic unit

By Apolinari Tairo, eTN Correspondent, Tanzania

TANZANIA (eTN) - To ensure security and diplomatic support to foreign visitors and tourists visiting Tanzania, the Tanzania Police Force has established a special unit charged to take care of the ...

Tanzania, Kenya annual budgets set bad image on regional tourism

East Africa Tanzania, Kenya annual budgets set bad image on regional tourism

By Apolinari Tario, eTN Correspondent, Tanzania

TANZANIA (eTN) - Despite that tourism plays an integral role to economies of Tanzania and Kenya, these two neighbor African destinations have neglected this crucial economic sector in their ...

Terrorism in Tanzania – tourists scared

United States condemns terror incidents in the tourist city of Arusha Terrorism in Tanzania – tourists scared

By Apolinari Tairo, eTN Correspondent, reporting from Tanzania

TANZANIA (eTN) - As more details about recent terror incidents in northern Tanzania’s tourist city of Arusha are flowing through the media, the United States of America has issued a ...

Bomb blast rocks northern Tanzania tourist city of Arusha again

bomb thrown at political election rally Bomb blast rocks northern Tanzania tourist city of Arusha again

By Apolinari Tairo, eTN Correspondent, Tanzania

TANZANIA (eTN) - A bomb blast which hit Tanzania’s northern tourist city of Arusha Saturday evening had raised an eyebrow over volatile security in Tanzania with a possibility of terrorists ...

Precision Air’s financial troubles go into public domain

Troubling details Precision Air’s financial troubles go into public domain

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

(eTN) - Troubling financial details are emerging from Dar es Salaam over the financial status of Precision Air, Tanzania’s only publicly-quoted airline company on the Dar Stock Exchange, with ...

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

By 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.

Road to Tanzanian border at Lunga Lunga cut by flood water damage

tourist resorts along Diani Beach not affected Road to Tanzanian border at Lunga Lunga cut by flood water damage

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, reporting from Africa

Reports have emerged from the Kenyan coast that a key road link between Mombasa and the Tanzanian border at Lunga Lunga has been disrupted, following biblical rainfalls which caused several ...

Tanzania appoints three Goodwill Tourism Ambassadors in the United States

Promoting Africa as a tourist destination Tanzania appoints three Goodwill Tourism Ambassadors in the United States

By Apolinari Tairo, eTN Correspondent

TANZANIA (eTN) - In an effort to promote Tanzania as an African tourist destination in the United States, the Tanzanian Minister for Tourism, Mr.

Precision Air targeted by smear campaign?

Statement from Precision Air Precision Air targeted by smear campaign?

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - There are growing indications that the breaking news story yesterday morning in Tanzania’s Daily News about the alleged ban of Precision Air by Zanzibari authorities is both a fluke as ...

Tanzania tourist arrivals reach 1 million mark

Tourism in Tanzania Tanzania tourist arrivals reach 1 million mark

By APOLINARI TAIRO, eTN Tanzania

(eTN) DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - Seen as a highest figure of tourist arrivals in Tanzania’s tourism ever achieved in past years, the number of tourists who visited Tanzania last year touched a ...

Tanzania tourism set for parliamentary debate this week

growing African destination Tanzania tourism set for parliamentary debate this week

By Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania

The Tanzania’s tourism is set for parliamentary debate mid-this week, at the time this growing African destination is facing challenges in tourism marketing campaigns shouldered by budgetary ...

China eyes Tanzania’s tourism

Wooing Chinese tourists to Tanzania China eyes Tanzania’s tourism

By Apolinari Tario, eTN Tanzania

TANZANIA (eTN) - During the recent visit to Tanzania by the Chinese President Xi Jinping, China has expressed its keen interest to invest in Tanzania’s fast-growing tourism industry, taking ...

Corinthia Hotels expands water aid charity work

Tanzania clean water project announced Corinthia Hotels expands water aid charity work

LONDON, England - Alfred Pisani, Founder and Group Chairman of Corinthia Hotels, and Corporate Patron of international water aid charity, Just a Drop (JAD), has committed to a second Corinthia ...

British Airways pulls flight services to Tanzania

London Heathrow – Dar es Salaam flights are history British Airways pulls flight services to Tanzania

By Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania

TANZANIA (eTN) – After almost four decades of flight services to Tanzania, British Airways (BA) pulled its flight services between London Heathrow and Tanzania’s capital city of Dar es Salaam ...

Tourists observe natural wonders of nature in Serengeti

Wildebeest calving in Serengeti Tourists observe natural wonders of nature in Serengeti

By Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania

(eTN) - Standing on the rooftops of their vans with their cameras up, tourists from all corners of the world are now flocking to Tanzania’s leading Serengeti National Park to witness the ...

Serengeti wildebeest migration, a natural African wilderness drama

The wonder of an African destination feature Serengeti wildebeest migration, a natural African wilderness drama

By Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania

TANZANIA (eTN) - Life in the Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania may be an exciting interlude in one’s lifetime. It is where a natural drama plays out every year.

Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority tells FastJet to pay up or else

Authority pressing carrier to pay outstanding dues Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority tells FastJet to pay up or else

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) – In spite of denying liability for legacy debts incurred by Fly540 Tanzania before FastJet took over that company in 2012, the trend is now clear that the Tanzanian authorities, led by ...

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