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Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism cites Sandals Resorts as good corporate citizens

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett has hailed Sandals Resorts as a prime example of indigenous companies in the ... Read More

Oman seeks to ‘diversify economy’ by jacking up taxes on booze, meat, tobacco and energy drinks

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019

Beginning June 15th, pork meat, tobacco, and alcohol as well as energy drinks in Oman will be subject to a ... Read More

Uganda tour operators warn of mass protests over proposed Murchison Falls dam

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- June 12, 2019

In an advertisement in “The New Vision” daily by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) on June 7, a notice of ... Read More

Seychelles efforts for a sustainable destination in the forefront

editor editor- June 7, 2019

The destination joins the rest of the world to celebrate world environment day, a time us to reflect on sustainable ... Read More

Equatorial Guinea Tourism: A 5 Star Sofitel Resort, but where are the visitors ?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019

There is not much known about tourism opportunities in Equatorial Guinea. The country is known as a notoriously closed country ... Read More

Tanzania government sticks to its fists over privatized state hotels

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- April 30, 2019

The Tanzania government once again warned investors over a possible re-possession of poorly-performing hotels and lodges in northern Tanzania wildlife ... Read More

UNWTO Convenes Cities in Lisbon to Cooperate on a Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Tourism Agenda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019

The first UNWTO Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism, co-organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Ministry of Economy ... Read More

Tourism for Tomorrow Awards: WTTC makes the 2019 announcement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2019

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is delighted to announce the 2019 leaders in sustainable tourism at the Tourism ... Read More

Uganda travel and trafficking

editor editor- March 23, 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa has enormous tourism potential: leopards lounging in acacia trees, elephant herds drifting across vast savannah plains, gorillas and ... Read More

World Bank announces Air Transport Annual Report

editor editor- March 12, 2019

The 14th edition of the World Bank Group (WBG) Air Transport Annual Report, which outlines the support that is given ... Read More

ICTP meets on the sidelines of ITB in Berlin

mm Alain St.Ange- March 12, 2019

Three of the four founding members of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) - Juergen Steinmetz, Alain St.Ange, and ... Read More

Texaco Jamaica endorses Global Resilience Centre

editor editor- February 19, 2019

Texaco Jamaica has pledged its full backing of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCM) that was launched ... Read More

Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali names new sales director

editor editor- February 12, 2019

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Ms. Saraswati Subadia as Director of ... Read More

Caribbean Tourism strongly endorses Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2019

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has reiterated its strong support for the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center which ... Read More

Ghana beefs up leisure tourism

editor editor- January 29, 2019

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) leisure travel spending (inbound and domestic) generated 66.5% of direct Travel ... Read More

Myanmar-India Business Summit indicates tourism cooperation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 15, 2019

There are growing links between India and Myanmar in tourism. Visiting Consul General of India Mr Nandan Singh Bhaisora ppointed ... Read More

eTN Sri Lanka contributor appointed to international board of Asian Eco-Tourism Network 

editor editor- January 14, 2019

Srilal Miththapala, senior tourism industry personality and regular contributor to eTurboNews from Sri Lanka, has been appointed to the Board ... Read More

World Bank President calls for urgent action to fight global warming

editor editor- June 21, 2013

(eTN) - Regular food shortages in sub-Saharan Africa, shifting rain patterns in South Asia leaving some parts under water and ... Read More

The Asia Pacific tourism decade

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 3, 2012

Teaching tourism the University of Technology-Sydney, it may come as a surprise to many eTN readers that the majority of ... Read More

Kenya Tourist Board Chairman calls it quits

editor editor- August 13, 2011

(eTN) - Michael Joseph, appointed less than 9 months ago as Chairman of the Kenya Tourist Board (KTB), was yesterday ... Read More

World Bank to finance Mombasa Airport and South Sudan road work

editor editor- April 26, 2011

(eTN) - Information was received over the Easter weekend that the World Bank has reportedly agreed with the Kenya government ... Read More

Kigali conference on Doing Business in Africa opens

editor editor- March 18, 2011

(eTN) - The World Bank and Regional Centre for Excellence supported the second "Doing Business in Africa" Conference which opened ... Read More

World Bank: Singapore best place for business

editor editor- November 5, 2010

Washington - Singapore is the best country to do business, according to the World Bank's latest ranking released Thursday. Read More

Uganda aviators reject World Bank suggestions

editor editor- October 11, 2010

UGANDA (eTN) - Regular aviation sources in Uganda and also from Nairobi have largely dismissed the core message of a ... Read More

Rift Valley Railways back on course

editor editor- September 22, 2008

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - The management at Rift Valley Railways, led by well-respected businessman Brown Ondego as executive chairman, moved ... Read More

World Bank to help Mozambique win tourism investment

editor editor- May 9, 2008

MAPUTO - The World Bank's private sector lending arm will help Mozambique secure an estimated $3.1 billion worth of investments ... Read More

Wildlife experts decry low game numbers

editor editor- April 14, 2008

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - A recent safari experience to Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) by renowned wildlife experts, one resident ... Read More