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Dead whale highlights major faults with octopus fishing industry in False Bay

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 19:20

Another dead 12-metre Bryde’s whale was found in False Bay near Cape Town last week after becoming entangled in octopus trap ropes. The traps have been in use by a ... Read More

Ghana Remains Safe: African Tourism Board Rapid Response Team offers assistance

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 11, 2019 22:16

Ghana remains sage, security remains vigilant according to a statement issued by Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister of Information for the Republic of Ghana. This was in response to a ... Read More

Sierra Foothills: Wine roads of California

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 00:10

California has many wine regions, including some of the world's most famous destinations. But hidden among even the high-profile appellations are the wine roads less traveled featuring stunning rural scenery, ... Read More

Another safety blow for Boeing: 737 MAX and NG’s “improperly manufactured parts” need replacement

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 16:45

Boeing 737 MAX and NG manufacturer revealed that some aircraft parts were improperly manufactured and would need replacement dealing yet another safety issue blow to troubled aircraft. Up to 148 ... Read More

Tourists traveling to Tanzania: No plastic bags or face fines or imprisonment

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- May 31, 2019 21:34

Tourists and foreign visitors traveling to Tanzania are advised not to carry with them plastic bags on arrival at the major airports effective Saturday this week to avoid incursion by ... Read More

Russian space tourism company to test-fly returnable capsule with dummy on board

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 23:55

Russia’s CosmoCourse private space tourism company will send from one to six dummies for the first autonomous flight of a returnable capsule and equip it with sensors, CosmoCourse CEO said ... Read More

Performances Group and Knighthood Capital sign MOU to partner in Africa

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 18:00

Performances Group and Knighthood Capital have signed a memorandum of understanding in which they have agreed to become strategic partners and collaborate in exploring projects of mutual interest in Francophone ... Read More

Lufthansa Group’s help alliance launches in the Americas

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 16:45

Today, the Lufthansa Group officially launched help alliance Americas as a sub-organization of its long-standing aid organization, help alliance worldwide. help alliance is the aid organization of the Lufthansa Group ... 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

Bugoma Forest must remain, says Uganda’s President, but conservationists not celebrating just yet

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- May 18, 2019 17:45

Following a sustained campaign over a court ruling to lease Bugoma Forest to Hoima Sugar Works last month, Uganda President Museveni has pronounced that Bugoma Forest must remain. This follows ... Read More

Asia Pacific Tourism: 700 million international arrivals in 2018 and growing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 18:30

Asia Pacific destinations collectively received almost 700 million international visitor arrivals (IVAs) in 2018, an increase of 7.7% over the 2017 figure, according to PATA’s Annual Tourism Monitor 2019 Early ... Read More

Why Bulgaria Tourism Minister is hosting Investing in Tourism Conference

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 13, 2019 08:46

The Minister of Tourism of Bulgaria, the Hon. Mrs. Nikolina Angelkova is getting ready to host  Investing in Tourism  on May 30-31 in her country. The minister outlines her vision to attract ... Read More

African Tourism Board on EDU – Tourism: A united global approach

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 8, 2019 08:06

EDU-tourism is the best vehicle for Africa, to integrate our expertise and change the normal programs within nations. These were the words yesterday by Cuthbert Ncube, vice president of the ... Read More

Reimagining Tourism through Human Capital Development

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 6, 2019 19:15

“Reimagining Tourism through Human Capital Development” written by Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. Around the world today tourism processes, tools, structures, systems and actors are being radically reviewed, ... Read More

Côte d’Ivoire seeks African Development Bank’s support for $5.8 billion tourism plan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2019 20:15

Ivorian Minister of Tourism Siandou Fofana on 25 April 2019 presented a strategy document aimed at making Côte d’Ivoire Africa’s fifth biggest tourism destination from 2025 to the African Development ... Read More

Wimbledon 2019: Winning plans for players and spectators 

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- May 2, 2019 01:25

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has announced a series of significant changes for The Championships 2019 and beyond. In the buildup to the official start of the Championships ... Read More

Accor leverages expanded brand portfolio to accelerate Africa development plans

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2019 17:59

Accor is fast-tracking its development plans in Africa, leveraging its expanded portfolio to consolidate its leadership position in North and West Africa, and achieve rapid growth in Sub Saharan and ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines announces flights to Marseille, France

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019 17:58

Ethiopian Airlines announced that it has finalized all preparations to launch a thrice weekly flight to Marseille, France as of July 02, 2019. Marseille is the second-largest city of France ... Read More

Hotelbeds confirms strategic partnership with KILIT HOSPITALITY GROUP

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 16:10

Hotelbeds has announced today a strategic distribution partnership with KILIT HOSPITALITY GROUP, Turkey’s largest leisure hotel company and the owners of Crystal Hotel Chain, Amara World Hotels and Nirvana Lagoon ... 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

Thailand: The 1,000 Spire Pagoda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019 03:09

Tourists in Thailand visiting Ko Khao Yai at Ban Bo Chet Luk, which is part of the Ko Phetra National Park of Satun province, will be greeted by a mass ... Read More

Pope Francis appoints Tanzanian prelate to represent the Vatican in New Zealand

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- April 3, 2019 02:46

Pope Francis has appointed the Tanzanian born prelate, Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa, as Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand and Apostolic Delegate to the countries of the Pacific Ocean. The Pontiff had ... Read More

What is the discussion at the UNWTO / ICAO Ministerial Conference on Tourism and Air Transport?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 28, 2019 06:47

A Panel discussion is ongoing and a packed program are planned today for delegates in Sai Island, Cabo Verde attending the First UNWTO/ ICAO Ministerial Conference Tourism and Air Transport. ... Read More

About the African Tourism Board: Top important according to an African American Tourism Expert

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 28, 2019 05:28

Drew Barrett, a Chicago based African American tourism expert and consultant, thinks the newly founded African Tourism Board(ATB) is very important and potentially valuable to the nations of Sub-Saharan Africa. ATB will ... Read More

Why does Nigeria’s Health Minister say no to Medical Tourism?

editor editor- March 27, 2019 02:05

Nigeria Minister of Health Isaac Adewole has challenged physicians in the country to live up to their professional calling and find ways to discourage medical tourism in the country. The ... Read More

Saint Lucian taxi company receives international service excellence certification

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2019 15:41

A Saint Lucian taxi firm has become the first tourism taxi company in the Caribbean to be Hospitality Assured (HA) certified, an international certification programme for service excellence. Holiday Taxi ... 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

Marriott Hotels brings TED Fellows Salon to Cape Town

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 22, 2019 15:30

Marriott Hotels in partnership with TED, hosted its first TED Fellows Salon in Cape Town, South Africa, sparking conversations around Africa’s beauty, rich heritage and innovative spirit. Held at the ... Read More

Club Travel Corp. welcomes former Travelex head honcho

editor editor- March 21, 2019 21:52

Kananelo Makhetha will assume the role of Club Travel Corporate Chief Executive on April 1, 2019 based at Club Travel Corporate's Johannesburg office. Makhetha is a seasoned travel and tourism ... Read More

WTTC: Travel and Tourism is Zambia’s 2018 fastest-growing national economic sector

editor editor- March 20, 2019 22:47

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) is getting ready for its Annual Summit in Seville next month, and Africa will be happy. Report after report is confirming enormous growth ... Read More

“Plan For Our Kids” and “African Earth Lung” to launch at WTM Africa

editor editor- March 19, 2019 21:21

eTN Publisher Juergen Steinmetz talks to Professor Geoffrey Lipman Co-Founder of SUNx - STRONG Universal Network, about the development of “Plan For Our Kids” and the signature “African Earth Lung” ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines launches direct Istanbul flight

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2019 16:05

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that it has finalized all preparations to launch a direct thrice ... Read More

Botswana tourism now accounts for one in seven dollars in the economy

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019 16:31

Botswana’s Travel & Tourism economy grew 3.4% to exceed $2.5 billion in 2018, and now contributes nearly one in every seven dollars in the country’s economy, according to the World ... Read More

Botswana tourism now accounts for one in seven of all dollars in the economy

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 18, 2019 06:49

Botswana’s Travel & Tourism economy grew 3.4% to exceed $2.5 billion in 2018, and now contributes nearly one in every seven dollars in the country’s economy, according to the World ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister lauds Tourism Service Excellence finalists

editor editor- March 15, 2019 23:57

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett has lauded the contribution of the finalists who will vie for the coveted award of national champions in the Tourism Service Excellence Awards (TSEA) ... Read More

MGM Resorts International gets Extension Of Macau Gaming Sub-Concession To June 2022

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2019 06:19

"We are grateful for the support of the Macau government to have authorized and extended our sub-concession to now align with the rest of the market," said Jim Murren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer ... Read More