Tag: Kigali

Zainab Ansell – Tanzanian woman behind pro-poor tourism business model

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- November 28, 2019 19:30

Innovation of an apt and sustainable business model to transfer tourist’s dollars to the hundreds of poor women has paid dividends to a Tanzanian female tour operator. Ms Zainab Ansell ... Read More

World Fusion Tours: African Tourism Board’s newest member

editor editor- June 10, 2019 23:54

The African Tourism Board (ATB) welcomed World Fusion Tours as its newest member. The Kigali-based tour operator recently won the World Travel Awards category for “Rwanda’s Leading Operator 2019.” “We ... 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

Ambassador Mangu creates synergies between Rwandan and Tanzanian tourism players

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- May 28, 2019 20:02

Tanzanian ambassador to Rwanda, Ernest Mangu, is engaging tour operators from both countries to create synergies, in his latest efforts to pursue an economic diplomacy. The scope of economic diplomacy ... Read More

Israel Loves Africa: African Tourism Board and Rwanda Air Take Action

George Taylor George Taylor- May 20, 2019 05:06

African Tourism Board representative in Israel Mr. Dov Kalmann, has sent his congratulations to H.E. Ambassador Joseph Rutabana of Rwanda to Israel: “In the name of the African Tourism Board, ... Read More

Ugandan judge okays destruction of natural forest for sugarcane plantation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 16:10

In December of last year, Judge Albert Rugadya Atwooki stepped down from the case between Natinal Forestry Authority (NFA) and the Omukama of Bunyoro Kingdom, Mr Solomon Iguru Gafabusa, regarding ... Read More

Uganda Airlines’ long-awaited new planes land at Entebbe International Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 24, 2019 18:15

First two Uganda Airlines' long anticipated aircraft landed at Entebbe International Airport on Tuesday 23rd April 2019. Captained by all Ugandan crew - Capt. Clive Okoth, Capt. Stephen Ariong, Capt ... Read More

55 Voices for Africa: VisaFreeAfrica announces writing competition

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 15:27

#VisaFreeAfrica (VFA) recently introduced the 55 Voices for a Visa Free Africa (55Voices4Africa) writing competition, inviting all African youth to share stories about the challenges they faced with intra-continent travel. ... Read More

Tanzania and Rwanda tour operators join forces to promote tourism in both countries

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 5, 2019 21:28

Tour operators in Tanzania and Rwanda have agreed to jointly market the two countries as complementary destinations in their latest efforts to offer the tourists expansive adventure space. The Tanzania ... Read More

Vatel Mauritius on exploratory visit to Seychelles

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- March 5, 2019 02:08

Renaud Azema has been given the responsiblity to spread the Vatel Brand Over the Indian Ocean and in the Southern Africa Region since 2014 by M. Sebban, the Founder and ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines to operate all-women flight on International Women’s Day

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2019 19:07

Ethiopian Airlines announced to its customers that it has finalized all preparations to once again celebrate International Women’s Day by operating an AllWomen Functioned Flight this time on Addis Ababa ... Read More

African Union to reveal details on issuance of African passport

editor editor- January 8, 2019 02:50

The AU will present specific details on the production and issuance of the African passport. Read More

RwandAir flies into Ethiopian capital

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 2, 2019 16:15

RwandAir, the flag carrier airline of Rwanda based at Kigali International Airport in Kigali, announced plans to launch service to Ethiopian capital city of Addis Ababa in April 2019. RwandAir ... Read More

Key highways to tourist sites in Rwanda blocked by landslides

editor editor- May 7, 2013 06:11

(eTN) - One of Rwanda’s most important traffic arteries, the highway from Kigali to Musanze, and from there on to Gisenyi, was yesterday completely blocked on the weekend when a ... Read More

RwandAir set for Juba and Douala launch

editor editor- March 30, 2013 02:39

(eTN) - After already announcing Accra as their next destination in their current in-flight magazine, INZOZI, RwandAir announced the launch of direct flights from Kigali to two additional new destinat Read More

RwandAir resumes Mombasa stop for Dubai flights

editor editor- February 1, 2013 02:38

(eTN) - Effective tomorrow RwandAir will re-launch their Mombasa stop for 3 of their 7 weekly flights between Kigali and Dubai. Read More

Tanzania hosts tripartite meeting with railway partners

editor editor- January 12, 2013 09:58

(eTN) - The Tanzanian government hosted a tripartite meeting of the Transport Ministers with Rwanda and Burundi on Friday, discussing the final submission of the feasibility study for the establishmen Read More

Rwanda’s tourism registers unabated growth

editor editor- October 11, 2012 07:03

(eTN) - Information made public yesterday in Kigali show a continued strong sectoral growth for the tourism sector in Rwanda, which besides exports of tea and coffee, continues to form ... Read More

RwandAir announces schedule changes

editor editor- October 1, 2012 06:46

(eTN) - In a press release overnight, RwandAir announced daily flights between Kigali and Dubai, effective from the onset of the airline’s “winter schedule,” has increased by one from the ... Read More

Rwanda formally launches automated immigration control for nationals

editor editor- May 21, 2012 05:45

(eTN) - The test phase successfully concluded, saw the automated passenger arrival system for Rwandese nationals now formally launched at Kigali’s Kanombe International Airport. Read More

Air traffic for Kigali to grow by 50 percent in 2012

editor editor- January 27, 2012 09:19

(eTN) - The Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority has projected a growth in flight movements in and out of Kigali’s Kanombe International Airport by 50 percent in 2012, suggesting that the ... Read More

Qatar Airways to begin add-on flights to Kigali

editor editor- January 2, 2012 03:03

UGANDA (eTN) - A usually well-informed source within Uganda’s aviation regulatory system has confirmed that Qatar Airways, since early November coming daily to Entebbe, will commence onward flights Read More

Qatar Airways eyes Kigali

editor editor- November 17, 2011 09:17

The news that first broke out during the Dubai Air Show, regarding Qatar Airways eyeing three more East African destinations, has been confirmed. Read More

RwandAir new 737-800 enters commercial service this weekend

editor editor- September 2, 2011 02:20

(eTN) - It was learned overnight that upon completion of the mandatory crew training and test on the new B737-800, the aircraft is due to enter commercial service this weekend ... Read More

RwandAir CEO talks of future plans

editor editor- August 29, 2011 03:04

(eTN) - Regular plane spotters were the first to see the landing lights of RwandAir’s brand new B737-800 emerge from the distant clouds as shortly before 3:00 pm local time ... Read More

Rubavu flights now daily from Kigali

editor editor- August 24, 2011 02:47

(eTN) - In an ongoing effort to make domestic flights in Rwanda more popular, RwandAir has commenced daily flights between Kigali’s Kanombe International Airport and the municipality of Rubavu. Read More

Aviation stakeholders meet in Kigali

editor editor- August 15, 2011 03:58

(eTN) - An East African Community-sponsored meeting of aviation regulators and operators in Kigali was discussing on Friday the way forward to finally harmonize all regulations governing the industry Read More

New flights to Africa destinations

editor editor- June 27, 2011 04:50

(eTN) - News was received from Turkish Airlines and Mauritius regarding the addition of new flights to Africa destinations. TURKISH AIRLINES SET FOR KIGALI Read More

Kigali conference on Doing Business in Africa opens

editor editor- March 18, 2011 06:36

(eTN) - The World Bank and Regional Centre for Excellence supported the second "Doing Business in Africa" Conference which opened yesterday in Rwanda’s capital city of Kigali with over 100 ... Read More

Rwanda railway on course

editor editor- September 22, 2010 03:04

(eTN) - Information received last week from Kigali and Dar es Salaam confirmed that the ambitious joint project to construct a standard gauge railway line from the proposed inland port ... Read More

Aviation meeting in Kigali discusses future regional integration

editor editor- August 26, 2010 04:37

(eTN) - Civil Aviation Authorities from across the East African Community met in Kigali last week to discuss further cooperation and integration of air space management in the region, with ... Read More

More tour guides graduate in Kigali

editor editor- April 14, 2010 02:39

Following an intensive training course lasting three weeks, 46 newly-qualified guides have graduated in Rwanda, amongst them 6 ladies. The Read More

Kigali Convention Centre construction on course

editor editor- February 3, 2010 04:13

Information was received late last week that the construction of the new Kigali Convention Centre is well on course, after all prerequisite equipment has been moved into the country by ... Read More

Boeing team in Kigali

editor editor- January 25, 2010 03:47

It was learned that earlier in the week a team from Boeing was in Rwanda to discuss RwandAir’s acquisition of a B737-800, likely due for delivery already by mid 2010, ... Read More