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Kenya confirms cruise ship terminal set for completion this year

The construction of the Sh350 million world-class cruise ship terminal at the Port of Mombasa is set to be completed in August next year. Tourism...

German parliament discuss the future of Selous – largest wildlife park...

The Germany parliament, the Bundestag, has raised concerns over the future of the Selous Game Reserve, the largest wildlife park in Africa, now facing...

East African tourism remains calm after Nairobi terror attack

Tourism operators in Kenya and the rest of East Africa have expressed their feelings over the recent Nairobi terror attack.

Africa’s travel and tourism: Impressive growth in the past year

Africa hit a 63 million high in international tourist arrivals in 2017, as compared to 58 M in 2016 (+ 9% vs 2016); according...

Africa Travel and Tourism: Trends for the New Year

Players in the travel and tourism ecosystem in Africa travel look forward to 2019 with full optimism.

Aviation hub in Nairobi or Addis Ababa? Kenya Airways is taken...

Competing with Addis Ababa, Nairobi wants to become a regional aviation hub in East Africa. This became clear when SkyTeam Member Kenya Airways is now competing with Star Alliance Member Ethiopian Airlines to make Nairobi the prime regional center of aviation in the region.

Spending Christmas in Kilimanjaro, down of the Roof of Africa

Spending Christmas and New Year holidays on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro is such a thrilling moment now pulling thousands of travelers from Africa and other parts of the world to this part of Africa.

Dubai firm eyes tourist investments in Zanzibar

Dubai-based property developer Al Nakhil company is eyeing the Island of Zanzibar to inject its capital into the thriving tourism on the island famous...

Uganda needs comprehensive tourism visibility strategy

Google about Uganda and only the bad things will appear, every bad thing about Uganda appears on the net and we only hear about Lake Victoria when there is a tragedy.

Kenya’s first 100% solar hotel

The demand from eco-travelers is growing and Serena continues to adapt its business best practices model to meet the ecological travel experiences and expectations of today’s guest.

Swahili Fashion Week ends on high note with Fashion Awards

Designers, models, sponsors and especially award winners, among them Millen Magesse who was honored with a Humanitarian Award for her charitable work, were full of praises for the organization of the

Kenya tourism: Lamu County under attack and local hotels set on...

Information about an attack by most likely Somali militants on a police post in Lamu county emerged last night from Kenya that the Mpeketoni police station was apparently overrun, weapons and vehicles

World Heritage site status of Zanzibar’s Stone Town under scrutiny

The status of Zanzibar’s ancient Stone Town as a cultural World Heritage site (WHS), accorded in 2000 by UNESCO, will be coming under scrutiny in the run-up to the next UNESCO General Assembly sched

Tourism Boards of Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda move closer

The emergence of the “Coalition of the Willing” last year saw the launch of such tourism-related initiatives like the introduction of the common tourist visa and the use of joint exhibition spaces

Serengeti Highway case verdict due on June 20

The long wait for a verdict by the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, pronouncing itself on the application to hand the Tanzanian government a permanent injunction to stop them from building a h

Precision withdraws from Mbeya as Fastjet steps in with another daily...

(eTN) - Fastjet’s Richard Bodin confirmed yesterday that the airline has added extra flights from Dar es Salaam to Mbeya Airport (MBI) with immediate effect as main rival Precision Air has announced

Out goes the old and in comes Tawa – The Tanzania...

The “Elephant Summit” organized in Arusha by the ICCF, the International Conservation Caucus Foundation, yesterday heard from Tanzania’s Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Lazaro Nyalan

Another blast hits Kenya near Kasarani Sports Complex killing at least...

Sirens were screaming their way into the area near the Kasarani Sports Centre on the main highway from Nairobi to Thika, where not long after 5 pm local time a loud blast was heard, indicating an expl

Nairobi’s Westgate Mall attack claims at least 39 dead and over...

News has been emerging from Nairobi that gunfire has been reported from the West Gate Mall, one of Nairobi's largest and a major police and security operation is now underway and have confirmed that a

Emirates names Zurich as next A380 destination

(eTN) – Dubai airline, Emirates, has just named Zurich as their next Airbus A380 destination, making the prospect of traveling to Switzerland’s banking city even more attractive.

Premier tourism fair opens in Tanzanian city of Arusha this weekend

TANZANIA (eTN) - East Africa’s premier tourism fair, the Karibu Travel and Tourism Fair (KTTF), will be taking place in Tanzania’s northern tourist city of Arusha this weekend.

Qatar Airways resumes Boeing 787 flights to London Heathrow

(eTN) - Qatar Airways’ sales teams have been blitzing the East African markets of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda with news, that the airline has resumed their Doha to London flights with the Boe
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