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News and updates are relevant to members of the African Tourism Board.   What is important for the African Travel and Tourism Industry. Making Africa the destination of choice for international visitors. The official African Tourism Board Association News.

How to make money on American Travelers?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2020

Americans love to travel the world, including Europe, Africa, and Asia. According to the latest report by World Travel Monitor ... Read More

Cape Town Safety: Is Cape Town safe for visitors

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2020

To make Cape Town safe is a big concern for leaders in South Africa. To make Cape Town safe for ... Read More

Africa Hotel Investment Forum set for 2 events in Africa this year

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 16, 2020

Africa's premier hotel investment gathering, the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) is expected to take place in 2 African cities ... Read More

Dr. Walter Mzembi leader of the new People’s Party in Zimbabwe

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 14, 2020

Zimbabwe former Foreign Affairs and Tourism Minister Dr. Walter Mzembi has been appointed interim leader of the newly formed People's ... Read More

Guide to Gorilla Trekking in Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 14, 2020

Gorilla trekking in Africa is by far an unusual wildlife experience, something we consider a bucket-list adventure. Africa is home ... Read More

Emergency declared by the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2020

The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre issued an urgent call to action on emerging global disruptions that may ... Read More

Seychelles role in USA Iran peace talks?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2020

Why Seychelles is the most powerful country in Africa? The Republic of Seychelles has less than 100,000 citizens but remains ... Read More

Whale Shark Season in Mafia Island

Syndicated Content Editor Syndicated Content Editor- January 12, 2020

Visitors to Mafia Island are enjoying a fantastic whale shark season with daily sightings of multiple whale sharks offering excellent ... Read More

Kenya Tourism Sector Performance Report 2019

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 10, 2020

Vacationing in Kenya! This is a favorite for American travelers and big business for the Kenya Tourism Industry. Witness to ... Read More

African Tourism Board is now a non profit company with Aloha

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 10, 2020

African Tourism Board was approved by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission of South Africa to become a Non-Profit Company. ... Read More

President Trump: US will not target Iran Cultural Sites

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 7, 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump said in a press conference this afternoon, the United States would obey international law and not ... Read More

The US Iran conflict has African Tourism Leaders on the edge

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 7, 2020

The escalating conflict between the United States of America and the Islamic Republic of Iran is making travel and tourism ... Read More

Dialogue between USA and Iran? IIPT founder tries to open window

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 6, 2020

The founder and president of the New York-based International  Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT), Louis D'Amore is urging the ... Read More

African Tourism Board urgent appeal to Iran and the United States

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 5, 2020

A war between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran will not only send fear to American travelers, ... Read More

2020: How Africa will become one tourism destination of choice in the world?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 1, 2020

2019 was a big year for the African Tourism Board. Officially launched at the World Travel Market in Capetown in ... Read More

Cyclones on attack in Fiji, Tonga and Mauritius

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 30, 2019

Cyclones are on the attack in the Pacific and the Indian Ocean. One person was killed in Fiji and one ... Read More

World’s oldest black Rhino dies in Tanzania

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 29, 2019

The world’s oldest free-ranging black rhino has died in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania’s famous wildlife park for rhino conservation. Aged ... Read More

Helicopter Sightseeing Tours in Hawaii not safe by Congressman Ed Case

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 28, 2019

How safe is it to get on a helicopter tour or sightseeing plane in Hawaii?  When U.S. Congressman Ed Case ... Read More

A Christmas Story African Tourism Board style

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 25, 2019

Christmas is no longer only for Christians in Africa. Africa became one tourism destination for the world with the launch ... Read More

Miss Nigeria and Miss India to Visit Jamaica in March 2020

editor editor- December 23, 2019

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that Miss World finalists from Nigeria and India have accepted the Government’s ... Read More

National Parks mark sixty years of conservation success in Tanzania

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- December 22, 2019

Sixty years ago, famous German wildlife conservationist and zoologist Professor Bernhard Grzimek and his son Michael proposed the formation of ... Read More

Israel Visitors now say Shalom to Tanzania

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- December 22, 2019

 Visitors from Israel are becoming more and more important for Africa. With new nonstop flights including the recent connection between ... Read More

How Sierra Leone is on a fast track to Safer Tourism in Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 20, 2019

Known as the New Hawaii in West Africa, Sierra Leone is a founding member of the African Tourism Board This ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board joins forces with Turkish Airlines in Montreal, Canada

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 16, 2019

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) alongside its partner Turkish Airlines brought some sunshine from Seychelles to a group of tourism ... Read More

Internet for everyone in Africa? Not in Uganda after government stopped Google Balloons

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 15, 2019

The Internal Security Organisation (ISO) has disapproved of the decision by the Uganda government to allow Google to fly internet ... Read More

Who is the new Minister of Tourism Wildlife & Antiquities for Uganda Hon.Tom Butime?

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 15, 2019

Tom Butime is the new Tourism Minister in Uganda after a Government reshuffle. Energy Minister Muloni, could have been a ... Read More

South African Tourism Board CEO not guilty and will resume his duties

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 15, 2019

“Yesterday I was over the moon about the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)  report naming SA as the leading ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister checks progress of Global Tourism Resilience Centre at Kenyatta U

editor editor- December 11, 2019

The Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, paid a visit to Kenyatta University (KU) to review progress towards the setting ... Read More

African Tourism Board focus on Aviation takes a big step forward at Routes Mombasa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 9, 2019

African Tourism Board President Alain St.Ange, who was also the former Seychelles  Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine ... Read More

Cape Verde – Washington DC now on Cabo Verde Airlines

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 8, 2019

The inaugural flight between Cabo Verde and the U.S. Capital Washington DC,  took place this Sunday, December 8th, and departed ... Read More

Could Dr. Walter Mzembi be the answer for a future Zimbabwe?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 8, 2019

Zimbabwe remains in an uncertain stage. Currently, in exile in South Africa, the former Zimbabwe Foreign Affairs and Tourism Minister ... Read More

Why a U.S. Tour Operator re-discovers Victoria Falls and Southern Africa?

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- December 8, 2019

U.S Tour operator Western Leisure  Tours, a travel company based in Utah. Western Leisure is now ready to sell travel ... Read More

Universities embracing Tourism as a vehicle for Sustainable Development

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 7, 2019

It was a cross-pollination of ideas and synergies as Dr. Lydia Ramothibe and Dr. Tshinakaho Seaba both from the Tshwane ... Read More

Who is Les Matuson appointed as Rescue Practitioner by Bankrupt South African Airways?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 6, 2019

South African Airways is officially in business rescue and just assigned Mr. Les Matuson from Matuson Associated as the rescue ... Read More

South African Airways Bankruptcy: What is next for SAA passengers and African Tourism?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 5, 2019

South African Airways is considered one of the most important airline connectors in Africa. Together with Ethiopian Airlines and Egypt ... Read More

African Tourism Board Chair speaks about Women of Value and Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 4, 2019

Cuthbert Ncube, chairman of the African Tourism Board was a panelist and speaker at the  Women of Value South Africa ... Read More