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Malta celebrates Valletta, a 2018 European Capital of Culture

As 2018 draws to a close, Malta will celebrate the culmination of a year of festivities honoring Valletta, a 2018 European Capital of Culture,...

What’s new in France for 2019?

France is always an exciting destination but the year ahead promises a buffet of intriguing events beyond the capitol. Here are the top reasons...

Tanzania tourism minister calls UNESCO World Heritage Committee an insignificant entity

(eTN) - The utterances of politicians in East Africa are legendary and legion, but the Tanzanian Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Ezekiel Maige, outdid himself when calling the UNESCO World

Tanzania government yields to pressure over Serengeti highway

(eTN) - News received late yesterday indicates that the Tanzanian government has backed down in the face of growing global criticism and opposition to their plans to construct a highway across the Ser

More mouthpieces fronted in favor of Serengeti Highway

(eTN) - In the face of continued global lobbying against the controversial Serengeti Highway plans, which have considerably damaged Tanzania’s public image as a conservation-minded nation, the gover

Fujian Hakka Tulou promoted as new destination for foreign tourists

BEIJING, China - On Feb. 20, 2011, hosted by the Fujian Provincial Tourism Administration and Longyan Municipal Government, produced by JSB Destination Marketing Co.

Stiegler’s Gorge along the River Rufiji may be under threat

(eTN) - While the controversy over the planned Serengeti highway continues unabated – especially in light of Tanzania government's decision to go ahead by hook or crook – another potential nail in

Zanzibar stone town World Heritage status under threat

(eTN) - News broke last week that Kempinski Hotels were given a site in the old stone town of Zanzibar for re-development into a 5-star hotel.

First meeting of World Tourism Expo focuses on promotion of World...

ITALY (eTN) - Bestowing responsible tourism awards is an initiative of the leading Italian travel trade daily, L’Agenzia di Viaggi, the professional journal for tourism under the patronage of Enit,

World Heritage site Kasubi Tombs to be ready by 2012

UGANDA (eTN) - News was received earlier in the week that Kampala’s UNESCO World Heritage site, the Kasubi Tombs, which burned to the ground several months ago, will most likely be ready for a grand

Kasubi Tombs in Kampala to be rebuilt

UNESCO officials were in Kampala last week to assess the situation surrounding the city’s only World Heritage Site, the

Aldabra Atoll adds Ramsar to their World Heritage Site status

It was confirmed recently to this correspondent that the UNESCO World Heritage Site at the

UNESCO World Heritage site burns down in Kampala

The Kasubi Tombs, where several of the late Kings of Buganda are laid to rest and which was a focal point for tourists and the kingdom’s subjects for visits, burned down last night.

Victoria Falls World Heritage status under threat

The governments of Zambia and Zimbabwe are in a mad scramble to complete a document to be given to UNESCO on the Victoria Falls World Heritage Site.

TripAdvisor kicks off World Heritage Campaign

TripAdvisor kicked off today the TripAdvisor World Heritage Campaign and has pledged to support the UNESCO World Heritage Centre by making a call to action for the 25 million monthly visitors on TripA

New World Heritage scenic zone of Hua’An Tulou in China open...

China Yida Holding Company (China Yida) announced today that part of Hua'An Tulou's World Heritage tourism destination, the Shangping Tulou cluster scenic zone, opened to visitors on October 1, 2009.

Lamu Island at risk of losing World Heritage site status

Rich foreigners are making massive purchases of buildings on Lamu Island in Kenya, Africa, and this is putting the island in danger of losing its World Heritage site status.

Mwangunga sends SOS message to frustrated Maasai in Ngorongoro

ARUSHA, Tanzania (eTN) - Native Maasai population will not be evicted in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Natural Resources and Tourism Minister Shamsa Mwangunga has announced, sending a "save our souls"
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