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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

Precision Air announces review and fine-tuning of strategic 5-year plan

(eTN) - Precision Air today announced a review of their 5-year strategic plan as part of their intended expansion into new markets. After three months on the job, Ms.

Luxury travel buyers find what they want at Africa travel market

The first International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Africa closed today having established the scene for the continent’s luxury travel indus

Has the air run out for FastJet?

(eTN) - The news for upstart FastJet is getting grimmer by the day, as erstwhile partner now turned foe, Fly 540, is reportedly stepping up efforts to extract by hook or crook nearly US$7 million fro

Hospitality industry spared by a whisker of draconian anti-booze bill

(eTN) - The well-founded fears of a devastating fallout from an ill-considered bill, attempting to prohibit and criminalize the consumption and sale of alcoholic drinks over the election period in Mar

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.

World Travel Awards set to unveil best brands in Africa

LONDON, England - World Travel Awards (WTA) has unveiled the leading travel brands in Africa for 2012.

Zambia International Travel Expo flops

Africast recently held the 5th ZITE (Zambia International Travel Expo) in Lusaka at the New Government Complex Conference Centre.

African journeys of discovery and adventure found here

Back in 2009, a not-for-profit organization was created, dedicated to tourism education and the youth of Africa, and specifically for the Africa Adventure Cape to Cape Expedition that took place that

ICTP partners with leading global trade association promoting tourism to Africa

The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) signed a cooperation agreement with ATA, the Africa Travel Association, the leading global trade association promoting tourism to Africa.

Africa’s battle of the skies continues

(eTN) - The proverbial knives are out between fast riser, RwandAir, and local quasi national airline, Air Uganda, over flights to and from Kigali.

Kisumu Airport set for completion

(eTN) - Following news a few days ago that Malindi’s airport construction was nearly complete and the commissioning of the new facilities, i.e., passenger terminal, shops, restaurants, and the new c

Isla Mauricia joins Africa Travel Association

(eTN) - The Africa Travel Association (ATA) last week accepted the membership application of Isla Mauricia, as the first private sector member from the island, and hopefully opening the door for more

South Sudan to review travel visa protocol

(eTN) - The former liaison offices of the South Sudan have been turned into full-fledged embassies only days after the South attained the long-awaited independence from the regime in Khartoum, and sev

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

Livingstone Airport fraught with delays

(eTN) - Although Livingstone Airport in Zambia has new techonologically-advanced security processing available at its facility, it appears that modernization has not streamlined processing time for tr

Kenya Airways to grow network across Africa

Kenya Airways (KQ) has today affirmed that plans to grow its network across Africa were on course, after it officially announced its intent to fly to Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso starting

More flights over African skies

(eTN) - The skies over Africa will see even more flights as RwandAir and Ethiopian Airlines are both increasing their air service over the continent.

Scrap visa fees, airlines tell government

UGANDA (eTN) - Airline representatives associated under the Board of Airline Representatives in Uganda have earlier in the week spoken out on how they think tourism to the country can be stimulated an

Payment of ransom to ocean terrorists intercepted

(eTN) - Information was received yesterday via the Nairobi-based Ecoterra International organization that authorities in Mogadishu reportedly intercepted two aircraft, crews, and passengers carrying w

No cause for alarm for Uganda tourists

UGANDA (eTN) - Officials in Kampala have confirmed that two more suspected Ebola cases were reported in as the measures of the Ministry of Health and WHO officials to contain the disease were intensif

China’s tourists can help Africa fight poverty

BRUSSELS - Professor Geoffrey Lipman, Director of greenearth.travel, said that it was time to to look for more tourists from China to boost African economies, following the strengthening trade pattern

Kenya Airways to finally add third flight

(eTN) - While on the islands of Seychelles, opportunity arose to discuss air connections to and from the African mainland with my hosts at the Seychelles Tourist Board, which are grossly under-represe

Africa and Middle East lead the way for online travel and...

Euromonitor International released at the World Travel Market (WTM) Vision Conference–Dubai yesterday its report findings for online travel and tourism.

TripAdvisor poll names Cape Town the top destination in the world

Chosen by a poll of actual travelers and TripAdvisor users, the annual Travelers’ Choice Awards recognizes the people’s choice of destinations from across the planet.

Crippling fuel shortage attributed to hoarding and profiteering

(eTN) - A major fuel crisis has once again made life in Kenya even more difficult, as besides record prizes, motorists now have to drive from station to station to find the precious liquid and then of

Turkish Airlines cause change in visa policy

(eTN) - Turkish Airlines has reportedly prevailed upon their immigration service in changing visa rules for African citizens, flying with Turkish from the airline’s growing network across the Africa

Gulf Air plans return to Nairobi

(eTN) - A regular aviation source in Nairobi has confirmed that Gulf Air is planning to return to Kenya by mid-year, apparently with an initial four flights a week.