Tag: East African Community

East Africa set for joint Regional Tourism Marketing drive at ITB

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 18:30

Looking to market the East African tourism, a delegation of five officials from the East African Community (EAC) Headquarters is participating the International Tourism Fair (ITB) in Berlin this week. ... Read More

South Sudan fails to get thumbs up for EAC membership

editor editor- November 28, 2012 10:07

(eTN) - “They are woefully unprepared to even reach applicant status at this time, and their budget woes have not helped them at all. Read More

COMESA Tourism Forum draft agenda released

editor editor- August 17, 2012 11:13

COMESA, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, and the COMESA Business Council have now released the draft agenda for the upcoming Tourism Forum to be held in Nairobi, ... Read More

Juba International Airport security upgrade to get EU funding

editor editor- June 23, 2012 05:53

(eTN) - Aviation security at the international airport in Juba, South Sudan’s capital city, has always been porous at best, and the airlines operating in and out of that airport ... Read More

East Africa Tourism Platform launches today

editor editor- June 8, 2012 05:33

The East Africa Tourism Platform launches in its first county in the East African Community today, June 8, namely in Tanzania, to facilitate active and focused engagement of the private ... Read More

Tanzania scraps vehicle entry fee at borders with Kenya

editor editor- March 19, 2012 06:29

Faced with massive pressure from other East African Community member states, during a recent ministerial meeting in Mombasa, Tanzania rushed to reassure Kenya and other countries that it would remove Read More

EAC talking up tourism ahead of ITB – but will it stick?

editor editor- March 5, 2012 06:47

(eTN) - As the tourist boards and private sector participants start to make their way to Berlin for the world’s biggest tourism trade show, at least four of the East ... Read More

Air Uganda to introduce new routings and added options

editor editor- October 4, 2011 02:39

UGANDA (eTN) - The seasonal flights in August and September between Entebbe, Mombasa, and Zanzibar came to an end last weekend but will resume in December once more to cover ... Read More

Kenya Tourism Minister blasts partners over fear and suspicion

editor editor- October 1, 2011 02:21

(eTN) - The meeting of the East African Community’s (EAC) sectoral council on tourism and wildlife in Mombasa ended with calls to fast-track the long overdue introduction of a common ... Read More

Regional tourism meeting in Mombasa discussed EAC tourism protocol

editor editor- September 22, 2011 07:19

(eTN) - A regional meeting is taking place in Mombasa under the auspices of the East African Community (EAC) to discuss the advancing of articles 115 and 116 of the ... Read More

East African Community single tourist visa to be delayed

editor editor- June 24, 2011 07:04

Tourists will have to wait a little longer to visit the East African Community (EAC) using a single visa since partner states have not put all the requirements in place. Read More

East African Community headquarters on course

editor editor- April 19, 2011 01:39

(eTN) - The construction of the new East African Community (EAC) headquarters in Arusha, near its present location at the International Conference Centre, is reportedly on course, with staff excited ... Read More

Tanzania tourism minister says form a regional airline to get more tourists

editor editor- March 4, 2011 04:48

(eTN) - Tanzania’s tourism minister Ezekiel Maige yesterday advised tourism stakeholder to "form a regional airline" aimed at allowing tourists to visit other countries within the Southern African D Read More

Balala: Tanzania not cooperating with East African tourism plan

editor editor- October 19, 2010 05:22

NAIROBI, Kenya - Plans to promote East African Community as a single tourism destination are hindered by Tanzanian’s unwillingness to confer on how the partner states are to cooperate within ... Read More

Tanzanian tour and safari operators experience same old sentiments and same old fears

editor editor- July 21, 2010 00:55

(eTN) - The onset of the East African Community (EAC) Common Market has prompted old sentiments and fears to rear their ugly heads again among sections of Tanzanian tour and ... Read More

East African Community clarifies on passports

editor editor- April 26, 2010 00:50

Following reports that immigration officials, in particular in one country of the Read More

More ivory nabbed, suspects arrested in Eastern Africa

editor editor- December 7, 2009 07:05

Information received indicates that in recent weeks over one and a half tons of ivory has been confiscated and recovered from poachers, smugglers and individuals found with it, across Eastern ... Read More

East Africa’s CASSOA seeks funding from passengers

editor editor- November 30, 2009 09:15

Shortage of funds is not new for public bodies in eastern Africa, but one of the more recent additions to bureaucracy and regulation, the Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight ... Read More

Africa cries over climate change impacts

editor editor- November 19, 2009 09:43

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) - African countries are pleading for financial support and other resources from developed countries to help in mitigating the impacts of climate change that is ... Read More

Tanzania provokes yet more controversy with EAC neighbors

editor editor- November 3, 2009 09:45

It was learned that Tanzania has broken ranks with its East African neighbors over the ban of trade in ivory products, which was introduced under the Convention on International Trade ... Read More

Tanzania–Kenya border post dispute raises the heat

editor editor- November 2, 2009 08:38

A report in eTN in recent weeks to the effect, that the Tanzania Tourist Board has advised the Bologonja border between the Masai Mara and the Serengeti must remain closed, ... Read More

Laughter and cheers aside, East African media summit tackles serious issues

editor editor- August 22, 2009 07:22

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - This latest and 3rd edition of the East African Community’s regional meeting with the local and international media took off earlier yesterday, in the presence of ... Read More

Region to start issuing single tourist visas

editor editor- March 31, 2009 05:38

Kampala — The East African Community has agreed to start a single tourist visa for the region, the tourism minister, Serapio Rukundo, has said. Read More

East Africa aviation to implement safety and security standard

editor editor- September 5, 2008 11:42

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - The recently-started the Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (CASSOA) has announced last week that all airlines registered in the East African Community (EAC) c Read More

Upcoming grading worries hotel pretenders

editor editor- March 17, 2008 11:42

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - Would be “hoteliers,” often people who found the money to get into the sector but lack qualifications to run hospitality establishments (and in addition often employ ... Read More