Tag: elephant

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

World Travel Awards 2019: Complete list of winners for Africa & the Indian Ocean

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- June 4, 2019 02:16

The World Travel Awards took place in Mauritius. Businesses from all over Africa were competing to be the best of the best. This is the 26th Wrld Tavel Awards organized ... Read More

Winemaker of the Year Award winner announced

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 23:09

Winemaker Richard Batchelor of Washington's Maryhill Winery earned the 2019 Winemaker of the Year trophy at the annual Indy International Wine Competition, held May 22-23 at Purdue University. The award ... Read More

Botswana says yes again to Elephant Hunting

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 04:24

Botswana's Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation, and Tourism announced the ban overturn on Elephant Hunting in a Facebook statement and said the decision had come after a lengthy consultation ... Read More

More confusion over the fate of Botswana‘s elephants

editor editor- May 20, 2019 21:14

by Dr. Louise de Waal President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana categorically denies that his government would ever cull elephants, contradicting the Parliamentary Report proposing culling. However, Minister of Environment and ... Read More

Sri Lanka still safe for tourists? Heartfelt plea by Jetwing Hotels Chairman Shiromal Cooray

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019 23:15

Sri Lanka Tourism is actually open for business: There is no threat to the overall safety of visitors. This is the latest message released by Sri Lanka Tourism officials and ... Read More

D.R. Congo: African Tourism Board is a place to be according World Heritage Kahuzi-Biega National Park

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019 04:06

The African Tourism Board welcomes Kahuzi Biega National Park as a new member. The Kahuzi-Biega National Park is a protected area near Bukavu town in the eastern Democratic Republic of ... Read More

Young elephant shot 13 times: Tourists watched in horror

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- March 27, 2019 07:54

Balule Associated Nature Reserve has justified the killing of a young elephant bull in front of tourists as an 'act of self-defense', backtracking on an original announcement condemning the act ... Read More

Uganda travel and trafficking

editor editor- March 23, 2019 19:00

Sub-Saharan Africa has enormous tourism potential: leopards lounging in acacia trees, elephant herds drifting across vast savannah plains, gorillas and chimps rioting in deep forests, the earliest traces of human ... Read More

Tourism teacher holds Spirit of Hospitality workshop in Cambodian Jungle

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019 17:13

A leading Bangkok university delivered a series of hospitality skill building workshops to local tourism service providers in the ecotourism front line at Botum Sakor national park, western Cambodia, 2-5 ... Read More

Botswana hunting proposal could put its tourism industry at risk

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 15:17

Botswana’s proposals to lift its hunting ban and to introduce elephant culling has fuelled political posturing, denials, misinformation, and lobbying from pro hunting and culling groups. But what does the ... Read More

Spirit Airlines takes to the skies with Disney

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 23:03

Spirit Airlines today unveiled its specially-themed Airbus A321 that features a larger-than-life image of the beloved Disney character Dumbo. The airline known for inspiring its Guests to take to the ... Read More

Botswana proposes banning hunting and trade as elephant population declines

editor editor- February 26, 2019 13:53

The results of the recent and most extensive elephant population survey of Botswana estimates the country’s population at 126,000 elephants, a further decline from 131,600 reported in 2014. The report ... Read More

Tourism KZN to lobby for more conferences at Meetings Africa

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- February 25, 2019 23:06

The new drive by KwaZulu Natal to go after more meetings and incentive tourism is good news for South African Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom who has been working tirelessly to ... Read More

Elephant Mud Fun: Tourists can get down and dirty with friendly elephants at Bali Zoo

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2019 21:25

Bali Zoo introduced a grand new intimate Elephant Mud Fun half-day attraction allowing guests to get down and dirty with the friendly Sumatran elephants while discovering their behavior from the ... Read More

Tanzania jails Chinese national for ivory trafficking

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2019 20:20

Tanzanian Resident Magistrate sentenced a Chinese national to 15 years in prison today for trafficking of elephant tusks, which prosecutors claimed to have been chopped from about 400 African elephants. ... Read More

Uganda officials bust major ivory and pangolin scales smuggling racket

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 1, 2019 20:20

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has started reaping the results from the introduction of Non-intrusive Cargo Inspection (NII) scanning technology that this week, uncovered a major regional poaching racket. Officers at ... Read More

German parliament discuss the future of Selous – largest wildlife park in Africa

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 29, 2019 02:36

The Germany parliament, the Bundestag, has raised concerns over the future of the Selous Game Reserve, the largest wildlife park in Africa, now facing a critical challenge to its survival ... Read More

German parliament discuss the future of Selous, the largest wildlife park in Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 28, 2019 00:35

The Germany parliament, the Bundestag, has raised concerns over the future of the Selous Game Reserve, the largest wildlife park in Africa, now facing a critical challenge to its survival ... Read More

ASEAN Tourism Forum sees senior officials come together from 10 nations

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 18, 2019 03:06

The ASEAN Tourism Forum 2019 is currently taking place in Ha Long City, in the northern province of Quảng Ninh in Vietnam Read More

Travel & Tourism at the center of life for Matteo Pennacchi

editor editor- January 17, 2019 01:24

Travel & Tourism is what defines Matteo Pennacchi, an eclectic 47-year-old Italian traveler. Read More

Critical Thinking Reform in Saudi Arabia’s schools includes tourism

The Media Line The Media Line- January 1, 2019 21:28

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s 2030 has a vision that includes a reform to decrease Saudi Arabia's dependence on oil revenues through upgrades to its economy and public service ... Read More

Active shooter incidents: How to Identify a Defensible Area?

Jay Hart Jay Hart- December 9, 2018 10:44

Active shooter incidents used to be rare events. People are now realizing there is a higher potential for being involved in one as the frequency of these events increases. According ... Read More

What animal is so big, it got its own Travel Mart?

editor editor- December 6, 2018 16:06

A new event seeks to raise awareness of growing global interest in ecotourism and at the same time, create opportunities that benefit this mammal, the environment and local communities. Read More

Young Balule Elephant shot 13 times before horrified visitors

editor editor- December 5, 2018 01:05

Just as the furore about the trophy hunting of the pride male named Skye began abating, another incident has highlighted the ethics of hunting in the Associated Private Nature Reserves ... Read More

Winners announced: 2018 PATA Grand and Gold Awards

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 18, 2018 08:59

See the full list of award winners. This year’s awards attracted 200 entries from 87 organisations and individuals worldwide. The winners were selected by an independent judging committee consisting of ... Read More

PATA announces Grand and Gold Awards winners 2017

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 27, 2017 18:35

Winners of the 2017 PATA Grand and Gold Awards are announced today by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). These awards, generously supported and sponsored since 1995 by the Macao ... Read More

Wildlife protectionists urge Obama to discuss elephant poaching in Africa

editor editor- June 12, 2013 07:20

TANZANIA (eTN) – The escalating crisis on the poaching of elephants and trade of bloody ivory from Africa is a priority issue in which US President Barack Obama should broach ... Read More

Sri Lanka elephant lives up to his Rambo name

editor editor- June 3, 2013 07:25

I first set eyes on Rambo in the early 1990s when I started visiting the Uda Walawe National Park. He was a young male elephant at that time, with a ... Read More

Elephants invade Colombo city

editor editor- February 26, 2013 01:13

During the full moon (which is a holy day for Buddhists) each February, the big temple in the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka (the Gangaramaya Temple) hosts a big pageant ... Read More

Explorer attempts to walk entire length of Zambezi River

editor editor- November 6, 2012 03:23

David Lemon, the 67-year-old explorer and writer who is attempting to walk the entire length of the Zambezi River, arrived in Siavonga on October 20, 2012. Read More

Elephant Charge comes to Zambia

editor editor- September 26, 2012 07:07

The Elephant Charge is an annual off-road motorsport challenge held in the Zambian bush to raise money for conservation and wildlife education causes. Read More

Popular Uda Walawe National Park in Sri Lanka

editor editor- July 9, 2012 04:41

SRI LANKA (eTN) - A recent visit to the popular Uda Walawe National Park (UWNP) in the southeastern region of Sri Lanka saw the park quite dry, with the beginning ... Read More

Would elephant fancy a game of cricket?

editor editor- September 17, 2011 05:38

A bemused wild elephant watches a game of cricket being played by off-duty Army personnel at the army camp close to Lahugala National Park in the southeastern part of Sri ... Read More

Revenge killings of elephant shock Kenya

editor editor- July 15, 2011 02:31

(eTN) - News emerged from conservation sources in Nairobi that members of a gang of poachers, allegedly led by one Adan Kanjur, inflicted cruel death on a family of 5 ... Read More

Uganda’s window-shopping elephant poisoned

editor editor- April 12, 2011 04:08

UGANDA (eTN) - The female elephant, recently risen to fame when pictures were published in the Uganda media about walking along the Katunguru roadside stores, was apparently poisoned and found ... Read More