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Tanzania, Kenya annual budgets set bad image on regional tourism

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 current an

Africa Travel Association welcomes Brussels Airlines as corporate member

(eTN) - Just days from launching their commercial flights to Washington, DC, initially served 5 times a week from Brussels with an Airbus A330-200, Brussels Airlines has joined the Africa Travel Assoc

Zambia follows in Seychelles’ footsteps and presents inaugural culture event

Seychelles’ success of the annual Indian Ocean Vanilla Island’s “Carnaval International de Victoria” was closely watched by many of its international partners.

Africa set for milestone tourism events this year

TANZANIA (eTN) - Come the year 2013, African tourism is set to observe milestone events that will take place in various African cities to attract an international travel and tourism audience.

Africa expects smooth growth in tourism

TANZANIA (eTN) - Africa will be in a good position among other world continents in tourism as the number of foreign tourists visiting several African countries is growing to double in coming years.

Poaching threatens Africa elephants and tourism

TANZANIA (eTN) - Making a visit in Tanzanian wildlife parks, elephants make one out of five attractions tourists would like to watch, as a herd of jumbos stride elegantly with their calves between the

Social media could destroy the mystery of Africa

Social media could destroy the mystery of Africa, but specialists will thrive as a result, according to a panel of senior African tourism businesses at the latest World Travel Market Meridian Club Thi

Seychelles and South Africa look to form maritime development and tourism...

Seychelles President James Michel and his South African counterpart, President Jacob Zuma, held bilateral discussions in the margins of the 19th Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Addis A

Sandton Tourism Association becomes destination member of ICTP

HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA & BRUSSELS, Belgium - The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced that the Sandton Tourism Association (SAT) has become a destination member of its global allia

Delegation from Seychelles at INDABA 2012

A Seychelles tourism delegation led by the island’s newly-appointed Minister for Tourism & Culture, Alain St.Ange, is leading an important delegation to INDABA 2012.

Africa Tourism: partnering for the future

NEW YORK, New York - The Africa Travel Association (ATA) announced today that registration is now open for the 37th Annual World Congress, to be held from May 18-22, in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, one o

Seychelles prepares for Routes Africa 2012

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, has used the 48th RETOSA board meeting of the Tourism Ministers and the SADC meeting being held in Mauritius to call on Africa’s civi

Africa to become tourism backdrop for world events

The SADC and RETOSA meetings in Mauritius this week was an opportunity for Seychelles and Zimbabwe to speak with delegates and press of major tourism events coming to Africa.

UNWTO encourages ongoing investment in Africa’s tourism markets

Speaking at the Tourism Investment Forum for Africa (INVESTOUR), UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General Taleb Rifai encouraged companies to continue investing in Africa and its growin

Seychelles and Senegal mandated to look after development and sustainable practices...

The 19th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly being held at Gyeongju in Korea has elected the Republic of the Seychelles and the Republic of Senegal as Africa delegates to the UNWTO Sustainable Touri

ATA President calls on all African countries to join Africa’s leading...

NEW YORK, New York – African and global tourism leaders gathered at New York University last Tuesday, September 20, 2011, to discuss the need to raise the profile of travel and tourism on Africa’s

Cape Town takes top honors in world of tourism

Cape Town has again earned top honors in the world of tourism by garnering the title of Best Destination in Africa at the World Tourism Awards on Monday.

Serengeti Highway opponents celebrate court victory

(eTN) - News came in overnight that the Tanzanian government has suffered a sharp setback when their application to throw out a legal case brought by a range of opponents to their Serengeti highway pl

ICTP makes Africa its next region of expansion

The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced that Mr. C. Paschal Eze has been appointed as the new Vice President for Membership Development in Africa for ICTP. Chairman Juergen T.

Getting US travel visa just got even more difficult in Africa

(eTN) - "Do you know what life in the USA is like" may be the next question added to the already complex catalogue of "grilling" applicants for a visa to the United States have to answer, as yet more

Seychelles tourism team participates in 46th Retosa Board in Zambia

Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, is being joined by David Germain, Seychelles’ Tourism Director for Africa and the Americas, and Glynn Burridge, the Tourism Board's copywriter and

Former Tanzania Tourist Board boss speaks about tourism

TANZANIA (eTN) - Full of good experience and expectations in the tourism industry for more than forty years, the former chief executive officer and founding boss of the Tanzania Tourist Board, Mr.

New route in Northern Namibia

(eTN) - Yesterday the Kavango Open Africa Experience Route was launched at the Namibia Tourism Expo, offering travelers more diverse vegetation than the Okavango Delta itself and a paradise of birds a

Johannesburg reigns as top MICE destination in South Africa

South Africa was chosen as the suitable destination to host the 59th CIC General Assembly due to its unique wildlife ranching model, demonstrating its international leadership in sustainable use.

Plans for road through Nakuru Park

(eTN) - "Have our planners learned nothing from the controversy about the highway project across the Serengeti?" asked a furious tourism stakeholder from Nairobi, when news emerged that the Nakuru cou

Seychelles and Gabon to cooperate in the field of tourism

The Seychelles and the West African State of Gabon have met in Libreville to discuss cooperation in the field of tourism.

Snow slowly building on Mount Kilimanjaro

TANZANIA, Africa (eTN) - Standing as the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro is slowly regaining its snow after several years of drought in East Africa and the effects of climate change in A

High Commissioner of Lesotho discusses big picture of tourism in Africa...

The first high commissioner of Lesotho to Seychelles, HE Mrs. Matlotliso Lineo Lydia Ntoane, this week met the chief executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Alain St.

Most under invested asset in Africa

Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment research and communications group, today announced that a high-level delegation from Angola will participate in the Africa investor Tourism and