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Somalia travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on Somalia. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in Somalia. Mogadishu Travel information. Somalia, officially the Federal Republic of Somalia is a sovereign country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Guardafui Channel and Somali Sea to the east, and Kenya to the southwest.

Al-Qaeda Terror Attack on Elite Hotel kills 16, injured 28

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 17, 2020 00:07

The Elite Hotel in Somalia is a luxury beach resort hotel in the capital city of Mogadishu. Today 16 people were killed and at least 28 injured in a terror ... Read More

76 people killed in Mogadishu terror attack

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 28, 2019 15:37

At least seventy six people, mostly civilians, were killed and at least 90 were wounded in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu on Saturday, when a truck bomb went off at ... Read More

Heavy gunfire and casualties: Armed terrorists storm luxury hotel in Mogadishu

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 10, 2019 19:51

A band of heavily-armed terrorists, claiming to be a part of Somalia-based Islamist group Al-Shabab, are storming the SYL Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, according to local reports. The luxury hotel ... Read More

26 killed, over 30 wounded in Somali hotel terror attack

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 13, 2019 15:36

Somali authorities say they have stopped an attack claimed by jihadist group Al-Shabaab on popular hotel in the Somalia's port of Kismayo, but prominent public figures are among those killed. ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines launches flights to Garowe, Somalia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 28, 2019 15:40

Ethiopian Airlines Group announced the launch of its flight to Garowe, Somalia, via Bossaso, Somalia effective 15 July 2019. The flight schedule to Garowe, Somalia is as per the below: ... Read More

17 people killed in suicide bomb attack on Mogadishu’s luxury Hotel Safari

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 9, 2018 05:15

At least 17 people were killed when suicide attackers set off two car bombs at a hotel near the headquarters of Somalia’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in Mogadishu on Friday. ... Read More

Ethiopian airlines reinstates Mogadishu flights

editor editor- October 16, 2018 08:56

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified 4 Star global airline, is pleased to announce the resumption of its flight to Mogadishu, Somalia, effective 2 November ... Read More

Flights from Addis Ababa to Mogadishu resumed by Star Alliance Carrier

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 15, 2018 20:09

Addis Ababa and Mogadishu will be connecting Ethiopia with Somalia again as of November by Star Alliance Carrier Ethiopian Airlines. Read More

Latest Africa hotel in Somaliland to open with soaring spirit

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- October 5, 2018 14:02

One of India’s hospitality companies has unveiled its plan to open a hotel in Hargeisa, the capital city of Somaliland. Somaliland is a growing economy in East Africa. As a ... Read More

AIRBNB speaks out on Supreme Court decision on US travel ban

editor editor- June 27, 2018 02:23

Today, the US Supreme Court decided to uphold the travel ban designed by the Trump administration. The ban restricts nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and even America's "newest ... Read More

Looking at the African Tourism Board with members in 26 countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 16, 2018 00:58

The African Tourism Board is a public-private partnership with one strong message. This message is to tell the world that Africa Tourism is becoming one destination and is wide open for ... Read More

Restarting Somali Tourism: UNWTO discussion at World Conference on Tourism and Culture Oman

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 10, 2017 23:42

HE Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow), the Minister of Information, Culture & Tourism of the Federal Republic of Somalia attends the Second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism & Culture which ... Read More

Dozens killed, scores wounded in Mogadishu hotel bombing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 14, 2017 17:09

Two car bombs hit Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, police say, adding that 22 people were killed. The first blast was reportedly followed by gunfire. Police said the first explosion happened near ... Read More

Suicide attack on Mogadishu hotel kills 9

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2017 22:50

At least nine people were killed as a suicide bomber drove an explosive-laden car into a hotel in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. Police also said there was a hostage situation at ... Read More

UN World Food Program plane crashes at Garbaharey Airport in Somalia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2017 16:12

A Fokker F-27 cargo aircraft charted by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) crashed on Saturday at the Garbaharey Airport in Somalia, local media reports. The plane, which departed ... Read More

Etihad Guest launches Ramadan campaign with Emirates Red Crescent to support Somalia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2017 15:31

To celebrate the Year of Giving, Etihad Guest has launched a special Ramadan campaign with Emirates Red Crescent to provide thousands of meals to families and children in need in ... Read More