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Uganda Airlines flights to Mombasa drawcard for gorilla tourism and regional trade

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- November 12, 2019 22:45

Uganda Airlines on Monday successfully received a water canon salute on its maiden flight to Moi International Airport at the coastal town of Mombasa, Kenya. Bombardier CRJ900 jet Flight UR ... Read More

Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa expands horizon for African Tourism Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2019 04:37

The Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMAESA) with members in 9 African Countries joined the African Tourism Board today. PMAESA is a non-profit intergovernmental body based in ... Read More

Uganda: Works begin on Kampala $60 M Flyover project

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- May 15, 2019 06:45

Preliminary works on the Kampala Flyover Construction and Road Upgrading project (KFCRUP), has commenced. According to the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), the project contractor, Shimizu-Konoike JV started work early ... 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

Gleam of hope for tourism

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- April 9, 2019 23:05

On March 27, all roads led to Mombasa, Kenya, for a joint business meeting organized by Uganda and Kenya and the two Presidents of both countries actually attended. The meeting ... Read More

Summer Schedule 2019: Frankfurt Airport puts spring in its step

editor editor- March 26, 2019 20:07

New flight schedule to take effect on March 31 – Total flights expanding moderately Frankfurt Airport (FRA) continues to strengthen its status as Germany’s leading international aviation hub. Starting on March ... Read More

“Doha Declaration” calls for review of existing aviation regulatory framework

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2019 17:35

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, has welcomed the publication of the “Doha Declaration”, a manifesto that calls for a serious review of the existing ... Read More

Kenya confirms cruise ship terminal set for completion this year

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- February 12, 2019 01:05

The construction of the Sh350 million world-class cruise ship terminal at the Port of Mombasa is set to be completed in August next year. Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary (CS) ... Read More

Qatar Airways GCEO delivers keynote address at CAPA Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 20:25

The first day of the CAPA Qatar Aviation, Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit kicked off on Tuesday 5 February at the Sheraton Hotel in Doha, Qatar. The summit, held under the ... Read More

New General Manager at Singhania Sarovar Portico, Raipur

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 29, 2019 01:34

Sarovar Hotels and Resorts has appointed Sumeet Shandilya as General Manager of Singhania Sarovar Portico, Raipur, India. Sumeet brings with him professional experience of more than 14 years with core ... Read More

African Regional ports body appoints Col. Andre Ciseau of Seychelles as SG of PMAESA

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- January 28, 2019 22:14

Andre Ciseau from Seychelles has been confirmed as the Secretary General of the Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMAESA) headquartered in Mombasa. Col Ciseau, who took over ... Read More

East African tourism remains calm after Nairobi terror attack

editor editor- January 17, 2019 23:14

Tourism operators in Kenya and the rest of East Africa have expressed their feelings over the recent Nairobi terror attack. Read More

Nairobi Dusit2 terror attack: 21 dead, 700 rescued and many heroes

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 17, 2019 03:59

700 people could have died in the attack in Nairobi but didn't because of security measures in place and the immediate and effective response of authorities.  Thanks to steel doors ... Read More

Rolls-Royce: All-electric plane coming to the skies over Great Britain

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 8, 2019 16:40

Rolls-Royce is leading a highly specialized challenge to build the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft. This zero-emissions plane is expected to make a run for the record books with a target ... Read More

Africa Travel and Tourism: Trends for the New Year

editor editor- January 8, 2019 02:40

Players in the travel and tourism ecosystem in Africa travel look forward to 2019 with full optimism. Read More

Dubai firm eyes tourist investments in Zanzibar

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 21, 2018 17:30

Dubai-based property developer Al Nakhil company is eyeing the Island of Zanzibar to inject its capital into the thriving tourism on the island famous for tropical and warm beaches, historical ... Read More

Qatar Airways celebrate the launch of its third Vietnamese gateway

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 20, 2018 16:10

To celebrate the launch of Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight to Da Nang, Vietnam, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, hosted a press conference today at ... Read More

Qatar Airways CEO: Airline has rapid expansion plans

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 17, 2018 16:20

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, hosted a media roundtable with global media to discuss the airline’s rapid expansion plans during Qatar’s annual Doha Forum ... Read More

Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight touches down at Gothenburg Landvetter Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 12, 2018 07:08

Qatar Airways’ first nonstop flight from Doha to Gothenburg, Sweden landed today at Gothenburg Landvetter Airport, marking the airline’s second gateway into Sweden. Qatar Airways flight 177, operated by the ... Read More

Doha to Mombasa now connecting Kenya with the Qatar Airways global network

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 9, 2018 10:14

Qatar Airways’ first non-stop flight from Doha to Mombasa, Kenya landed today at Moi International Airport, marking the airline’s second gateway in Kenya. Qatar Airways flight QR1333, operated by an ... Read More

Mombasa Airport overhaul ends in time for high season

editor editor- June 13, 2013 06:39

(eTN) - Work at the Moi International Airport in Mombasa, ongoing for several years to upgrade arrival and departure lounges and other facilities, is according to Airport Manager Yatich Kangugo ... Read More

Mombasa and Coast Tourist Association re-elects Mohammed Hersi unopposed

editor editor- June 7, 2013 07:52

(eTN) - News just came in from Mombasa confirming that Mohammed Hersi, Regional General Manager, Coast, for Sarova Hotels, was last evening re-elected unopposed as Chairman of the Mombasa and ... Read More

Kenya Airport Authority blamed for Mombasa flight chaos

editor editor- June 3, 2013 08:15

(eTN) - The closure of the single runway at Mombasa’s Moi International Airport (MBA) for several hours yesterday morning, between 0530 to at least 0930 hours, appears to have caught ... Read More

Tourists in Mombasa stranded by striking truck drivers

editor editor- May 22, 2013 10:04

(eTN) - A massive traffic jam along the main highway to Mombasa was blocked yesterday for over 8 hours by striking truck drivers, with cars on both sides of the ... Read More

UK tourists injured in Kenya bus crash

editor editor- March 4, 2013 06:51

Fifteen Britons were involved in a terrifying coach crash in Kenya when their vehicle plunged 16ft down a bank and flipped on its side. Read More

Mombasa tourism industry marches against poaching menace

editor editor- February 6, 2013 08:02

(eTN) - Mombasa and Coast Tourist Association (MCTA) Chairman Mohammed Hersi, also Area General Manager Coast for Sarova Hotels in charge of the Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa and the ... 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

Jumbo Jam adds to Mombasa’s traffic woes

editor editor- November 8, 2012 11:13

(eTN) - No sooner were memories fading over the strike a week ago, which brought the ferry services between Mombasa and the southern mainland to a standstill, did more bad ... Read More

Likoni ferries down between Mombasa and South Coast

editor editor- November 3, 2012 01:07

(eTN) - UPDATE (NOVEMBER 3, 2012): It has been confirmed from a regular source in Mombasa that the workers of the Kenya Ferry Service have resumed duty and ferry services ... Read More

Crackdown on separatists in Coast region does not affect tourism

editor editor- October 30, 2012 07:58

NAIROBI, Kenya – The recent crackdown on the separatist Mombasa Republican Council (MRC) in Coast region does not seem to have adversely affected the hotel industry. Read More

Now the UN dumps on Mombasa, too

editor editor- October 19, 2012 10:55

(eTN) - Within months of the US Embassy declaring a hasty and ultimately withdrawn travel embargo on Kenya’s Indian Ocean port city of Mombasa, now the UN has done the ... Read More

Coast tourism in Kenya braces for full-fledged ferry strike

editor editor- October 12, 2012 04:59

(eTN) - The ongoing negotiations between Kenya Ferry Services’ management and the union representing the staff of the sole transport link between the island of Mombasa and the south coast, ... Read More

Tourists die on Mombasa-Nairobi Highway

editor editor- October 12, 2012 00:11

(eTN) - Sad news just in from Mombasa confirms that two foreign tourists, of yet unknown nationality and names, have died alongside with their driver and another passenger, when a ... Read More

Likoni Ferry services halted after accident

editor editor- October 5, 2012 11:49

(eTN) - News breaking from Mombasa speaks of a heavy truck loaded with oil products having crashed into the ocean at the Likoni ferry crossing about an hour ago, causing ... Read More

Drive-by assassination rocks Mombasa

editor editor- August 28, 2012 07:19

eTN) - The assassination of what is largely considered a radical Islamic preacher with suspected links to Al Shabab and other terrorist groups, has left Mombasa reeling from an immediate ... Read More

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