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South Sudan fails to get thumbs up for EAC membership

(eTN) - “They are woefully unprepared to even reach applicant status at this time, and their budget woes have not helped them at all.

COMESA Tourism Forum draft agenda released

COMESA, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, and the COMESA Business Council have now released the draft agenda for the upcoming Tourism Forum to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, between Augus

Juba International Airport security upgrade to get EU funding

(eTN) - Aviation security at the international airport in Juba, South Sudan’s capital city, has always been porous at best, and the airlines operating in and out of that airport had to create their

East Africa Tourism Platform launches today

The East Africa Tourism Platform launches in its first county in the East African Community today, June 8, namely in Tanzania, to facilitate active and focused engagement of the private sector in the

Tanzania scraps vehicle entry fee at borders with Kenya

Faced with massive pressure from other East African Community member states, during a recent ministerial meeting in Mombasa, Tanzania rushed to reassure Kenya and other countries that it would remove

EAC talking up tourism ahead of ITB – but will it...

(eTN) - As the tourist boards and private sector participants start to make their way to Berlin for the world’s biggest tourism trade show, at least four of the East African Community (EAC) member c

Air Uganda to introduce new routings and added options

UGANDA (eTN) - The seasonal flights in August and September between Entebbe, Mombasa, and Zanzibar came to an end last weekend but will resume in December once more to cover the traditional holiday pe

Kenya Tourism Minister blasts partners over fear and suspicion

(eTN) - The meeting of the East African Community’s (EAC) sectoral council on tourism and wildlife in Mombasa ended with calls to fast-track the long overdue introduction of a common tourist visa fo

Regional tourism meeting in Mombasa discussed EAC tourism protocol

(eTN) - A regional meeting is taking place in Mombasa under the auspices of the East African Community (EAC) to discuss the advancing of articles 115 and 116 of the EAC Treaty, concerning greater inte

East African Community single tourist visa to be delayed

Tourists will have to wait a little longer to visit the East African Community (EAC) using a single visa since partner states have not put all the requirements in place.

East African Community headquarters on course

(eTN) - The construction of the new East African Community (EAC) headquarters in Arusha, near its present location at the International Conference Centre, is reportedly on course, with staff excited a

Tanzania tourism minister says form a regional airline to get more...

(eTN) - Tanzania’s tourism minister Ezekiel Maige yesterday advised tourism stakeholder to "form a regional airline" aimed at allowing tourists to visit other countries within the Southern African D

Balala: Tanzania not cooperating with East African tourism plan

NAIROBI, Kenya - Plans to promote East African Community as a single tourism destination are hindered by Tanzanian’s unwillingness to confer on how the partner states are to cooperate within the pro

Tanzanian tour and safari operators experience same old sentiments and same...

(eTN) - The onset of the East African Community (EAC) Common Market has prompted old sentiments and fears to rear their ugly heads again among sections of Tanzanian tour and safari operators – and a

East African Community clarifies on passports

Following reports that immigration officials, in particular in one country of the

East African Community passports to be upgraded

The issue of new passports for citizens of the

More ivory nabbed, suspects arrested in Eastern Africa

Information received indicates that in recent weeks over one and a half tons of ivory has been confiscated and recovered from poachers, smugglers and individuals found with it, across Eastern Africa i

East Africa’s CASSOA seeks funding from passengers

Shortage of funds is not new for public bodies in eastern Africa, but one of the more recent additions to bureaucracy and regulation, the Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (CASSOA) s

Africa cries over climate change impacts

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) - African countries are pleading for financial support and other resources from developed countries to help in mitigating the impacts of climate change that is currently

Tanzania provokes yet more controversy with EAC neighbors

It was learned that Tanzania has broken ranks with its East African neighbors over the ban of trade in ivory products, which was introduced under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Sp

Tanzania–Kenya border post dispute raises the heat

A report in eTN in recent weeks to the effect, that the Tanzania Tourist Board has advised the Bologonja border between the Masai Mara and the Serengeti must remain closed, has attracted dozens of agi

Laughter and cheers aside, East African media summit tackles serious issues

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - This latest and 3rd edition of the East African Community’s regional meeting with the local and international media took off earlier yesterday, in the presence of the EAC’s

Region to start issuing single tourist visas

Kampala — The East African Community has agreed to start a single tourist visa for the region, the tourism minister, Serapio Rukundo, has said.

Wolfgang’s East Africa tourism report


Wolfgang’s East Africa tourism report


East Africa aviation to implement safety and security standard

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - The recently-started the Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (CASSOA) has announced last week that all airlines registered in the East African Community (EAC) c

Wolfgang’s East Africa tourism report