Tag: antiquities

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

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- June 12, 2019 18:54

In an advertisement in “The New Vision” daily by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) on June 7, a notice of intended application for a license from Bonang Power and Energy ... Read More

Egyptian President orders tourist attractions’ upgrades to “reflect history and civilization of Egypt”

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 00:36

Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi ordered upgrading tourist attractions nationwide, in a way that reflects the history and civilization of the country. This happened during the Sisi’s meeting with Prime ... Read More

Turkish Airlines wants to increase tourism to Palestine

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 27, 2019 09:48

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has increasingly encouraged Muslims to visit Jerusalem, particularly in light of the US moving its embassy to the city. Turkish Airlines Vice-President for Sales Muhammed ... Read More

Investing in Tourism Sustainability Conference: Dr. Taleb Rifai Chair

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 6, 2019 05:34

The inaugural Investing in Tourism Sustainability Conference will open in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria Ma 30-31. It will focus on investment in tourism in Bulgaria and Southeast Europe. The Tourism Sustainability Conference will ... Read More

New rhino born at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 22, 2019 18:02

On 19th April, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, located north of Uganda’s capital, Kampala registered the latest rhino birth. According to Angie Genade, Executive Director of the Rhino Fund Uganda (RFU) and ... Read More

Syrian Tourism Minister: Work in progress to attract tourists from Russia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 20, 2019 01:20

Syria’s authorities are making persistent efforts to attract guests from Russia, with religious tourism viewed as a major area, Syrian Tourism Minister Rami Radwan Martini said on Friday. "Work is ... Read More

Jordan sets itself up for European MICE audience

editor editor- April 8, 2019 21:11

Jordan, a country which is sheltered from the troubles of the region, is safe to travel in and around, independently or in a group. The country is presenting itself to ... Read More

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to open at Disneyland Resort and at Walt Disney World Resort

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2019 00:10

In anticipation of high guest interest, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products announced today it will open Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge ahead of schedule at Disneyland Park in California on May ... Read More

Uganda State Tourism Minister launches controversial Miss Curvy beauty pageant

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- February 7, 2019 01:48

Ever since Miss Uganda won the coveted Miss World Africa in China on December 8, 2018, several organizers have come up with genres of beauty pageants from Miss Tourism, Miss ... Read More

“Tour operator” fleeces US tourists of $20K, arrested by Uganda’s Tourism Police

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 26, 2019 17:20

Tourism Police on the morning of Friday, January 25, arrested a quack tour operator who had fleeced a family of American tourists that had paid for a 15-day safari in ... Read More

Uganda Tourism Board appoints first female CEO

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- January 10, 2019 22:46

The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB), the government body in charge of promoting and marketing tourism, has appointed its first female CEO. Read More

Uganda Tourism Board searching for a new CEO

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 18, 2018 08:53

Uganda Tourism Board CEO job is up for grabs as Stephen Asiimwe bows out after four years at the helm. Read More

Iraq striving to recover plundered antiquities

editor editor- October 11, 2011 06:55

Iraq is still striving to recover thousands of antiquities plundered from its museums and archaeological sites, as the war-torn country aims to develop its tourism industry to help rebuild its ... Read More

Minister: Egyptian tourist sites will reopen on Sunday

editor editor- February 18, 2011 05:00

Cairo, Egypt - Saying he hopes "tourists from around the world will soon return," Egypt's newly appointed minister of antiquities announced Thursday that tourist sites will reopen on Sunday. Read More

Damage to priceless antiquities in Cairo condemned

editor editor- February 2, 2011 02:59

MILWAUKEE - In light of this weekend's looting in Egypt and damage to some of the world's most priceless treasures at the Cairo Museum, Marc Corwin, president of American Exhibitions, ... Read More

Barcelona the second stop for Roads of Arabia

editor editor- November 10, 2010 04:56

In the heart of Barcelona, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia will exhibit 320 rare archeological relics - the legacy of cultural and historical heritage of the kingdom as the vivid ... Read More

Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities announces Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market 2010

editor editor- March 27, 2010 03:06

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) announced in a news conference the details of the Third Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market 2010 (STTIM 2010), which will be ... Read More

SCTA one of the best among 10 e-government entities

editor editor- January 21, 2010 05:37

According to the e-government program (Yesser), the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities won a leading position among the top ten government agencies that apply e-governance practices. Read More

SCTA compensates owners of archaeological sites

editor editor- January 13, 2010 06:46

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has allocated more than US$5 million to compensate the owners of archaeological sites. Dr. Read More

Riyadh takes a tough stand against illicit trading in antiquities

editor editor- November 18, 2009 02:42

During the 19th session of the Antiquities and Urban Heritage in Arab World Conference, which was held recently in Riyadh, Professor Ali Al Ghaban, vice president of the Saudi Commission ... Read More

Louvre to host Saudi Antiquities Exhibition 2010

editor editor- July 16, 2008 03:22

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman, the GCTA secretary general, and Mr. Read More

Iraq tourism: Ambitious and wishful thinking?

editor editor- March 11, 2008 10:12

(eTN) - If not for the ongoing war, now already over six years old, Iraq could be cashing in on its ruins - ancient, archaeological ruins, that is, for tourism’s ... Read More

Spain celebrates Pharaoh digs and digger

editor editor- February 21, 2008 13:47

(eTN) - In Thebes, archeologists revealed an intact 11th dynasty burial of a man called Iker n the Dra Abul Naga area on Luxor's west bank. Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk ... Read More