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Highlights from day 3 of World Travel Market

Charlie Mayhew, Founder and Chief Executive of Tusk Trust, and Fiona Jeffery, Chairman, World Travel Market, launched the WTM World Responsible Tourism Day 2012 with a plea for the travel industry to

International conference on conserving and developing Petra opens in Amman today

PETRA, Jordan (eTN) - On the occasion of the 200-year anniversary of the rediscovery of Petra, a two-day conference on “Conserving and Presenting Petra to the World” was launched today under the p

Seychelles promotes eco-island tourism

Eco is the buzz word in world tourism travels, and expectations are intensifying on destinations expected to be considered serious in that area.

Interconnection between tourism and wetlands needs special attention

Whether kayaking in the Iberá Marshes in Argentina or bird-watching at Ba-Be Lake in Vietnam, tourists are providing income for the conservation of wetlands worldwide, as demonstrated in a new public

Kenya government taken to court by conservation fraternity

(eTN) - Reaction to last week’s cabinet decision to apparently ignore the license terms granted by NEMA in connection with the Southern Bypass now going under construction and sanction a route insid

Annual heritage award to launch in Seychelles

ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) Seychelles is launching an annual heritage award scheme that seeks to encourage best practices in the conservation and promotion of the islands’

Rwanda tourism promotes increased customer care

(eTN) - Information was received overnight that the Rwanda Development Board’s (RDB) Tourism and Conservation Department has partnered with the hospitality industry to promote better customer care a

Tanzania marks 50 years of wildlife conservation and tourism development

TANZANIA (eTN) - From a single national park in 1961, Tanzania is marking 50 years of independence, with well-established and full-fledged protected 15 national parks, rich with wildlife and natural p

Wildlife conservation and policymakers to meet in Dar es Salaam

(eTN) - Cabinet ministers responsible for wildlife conservation from seven African countries are meeting in the Tanzanian capital city of Dar es Salaam discussing cooperative enforcement operations di

Prince of Wales expected in Tanzania

(eTN) - Conservationists have taken heart when it was learned that the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit Tanzania in November on the occasion of the country’s 50th Independence

Mweya Safari Lodge partners with USAID to raise funds for conservation

UGANDA (eTN) - Information was provided over the weekend to this correspondent that the USAID-funded STAR project has partnered with the Mweya Safari Lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park and UCOTA,

Another PMR Diamond Arrow Award for Joburg Tourism Company

Johannesburg Tourism Company (JTC) is thrilled to have received the PMR Diamond Arrow Award for the second consecutive year, for the company which has done the most to promote tourism and conservation

Serengeti conservation and highway do not mix

(eTN) - Comments made over the weekend by Tanzania’s Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda did not go down well with the conservation fraternity in Tanzania at all it appears, as comments and broadsides came

Hill station conservation policy needed for India

(eTN) - Getting away from crowds doesn’t always happen when visiting Indian hill stations, especially during vacations.

SeaWorld guests donate 1 million dollars to conserve wildlife

ORLANDO, Florida - In just four months, more than US$1 million has been pledged to wildlife conservation efforts around the world thanks to vacationing families participating in the new "SeaWorld Care

HostelBookers supports the environment offering a vast range of eco-hostels

These days travel’s impact upon the environment has become a subject of great debate; travelers are growing increasingly aware of the immediate need for conservation and changes in attitudes towards

Starvation Island in Zimbabwe revisited

STARVATION ISLAND, Zimbabwe (eTN) - I stood, rather pensive, watching the guys launch the boat, not because of any issue with them, but because I was about to embark on yet another trip across Lake Ka

Nakumatt gives boost to gorilla conservation

(eTN) – One of East Africa’s leading retail giants, Kenya’s Nakumatt, has made good on a pledge made earlier in the year to donate 1 percent of its revenue accrued during the month of June in th

Campsite raided in Masai Mara conservation area

(eTN) - Reports are being received from Nairobi that shortly after 8:00 pm on Monday night, a group of armed raiders, thought to have crossed the border from Tanzania into neighboring Kenya, attacked

Rwanda conservation conference kicks off Kwita Izina Week

A biodiversity meeting, convened by the Rwandan government in conjunction with UNEP – the

TravelTalkRadio discusses wildlife questions

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Conservation efforts get badly hit in Uganda

A pride of lions, including a pregnant female, were found poisoned last week in

Rwanda Development Board-Tourism and Conservation publishes Kwita Izina 2010 program

The Rwanda Development Board-Tourism and Conservation has published the program for the Kwita Izina 2010 celebrations this year, so intending visitors can now prepare where they want to go in Rwanda a

Conserving the beauty and nature of Aride Island in Seychelles

Today, we conclude the series of interviews taken with leading conservationists from the Seychelles islands, recorded while on a visit to the archipelago a few weeks ago, this one with the acting CEO

Upcoming completion of Seychelles Round Island Resort excites market

It was learned last week that the construction of the Round Island Resort is advancing very well and that completion of this new luxury resort is set for later this year with 10 top-of-the-range priva

Seychelles Cousine Island book now on the market

A full documentation and pictorial book has just been launched about the conservation efforts made on Cousine Island of the Seychelles, which besides the detailed illustrations also serves almost as a

Rwanda Development Board appoints new head of tourism and conservation

The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has named the successor for the long-serving Rosette Rugamba, who after 7 years at the helm of the first

The conservation of the Seychelles islands

Wolfgang H. Thome, long-time eTurboNews ambassador, spoke with Dr.

Tanzanian minister says only part of ivory sale proceeds will go...

Opponents of the proposed sale of ivory by Zambia and Tanzania took fresh hope and made snipe remarks over comments attributed to the Tanzanian minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, when she let