Tag: World Bank

Perfect storm: COVID-19 will cripple South Asia’s economies

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 13, 2020 17:18

According to the World Bank's newly-released South Asia Economic Focus report, the coronavirus epidemic will likely sink South Asia’s once-booming economies to the lowest level seen in decades. The slowdown ... Read More

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism cites Sandals Resorts as good corporate citizens

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 18:14

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett has hailed Sandals Resorts as a prime example of indigenous companies in the tourism sector that are taking their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ... Read More

Oman seeks to ‘diversify economy’ by jacking up taxes on booze, meat, tobacco and energy drinks

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 16:15

Beginning June 15th, pork meat, tobacco, and alcohol as well as energy drinks in Oman will be subject to a 100-percent tax, with carbonated drinks subject to a 50-percent levy. ... Read More

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

Seychelles efforts for a sustainable destination in the forefront

editor editor- June 7, 2019 21:18

The destination joins the rest of the world to celebrate world environment day, a time us to reflect on sustainable tourism and how Seychelles as a destination is actively advocating ... Read More

Equatorial Guinea Tourism: A 5 Star Sofitel Resort, but where are the visitors ?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 08:06

There is not much known about tourism opportunities in Equatorial Guinea. The country is known as a notoriously closed country that has turned to tourism to help fill its coffers. ... Read More

Tanzania government sticks to its fists over privatized state hotels

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- April 30, 2019 20:58

The Tanzania government once again warned investors over a possible re-possession of poorly-performing hotels and lodges in northern Tanzania wildlife parks after owners failed to provide quality services and a ... Read More

UNWTO Convenes Cities in Lisbon to Cooperate on a Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Tourism Agenda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019 11:48

The first UNWTO Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism, co-organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Ministry of Economy of Portugal and the Lisbon Municipality concluded Friday in Lisbon, ... Read More

Tourism for Tomorrow Awards: WTTC makes the 2019 announcement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2019 15:40

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is delighted to announce the 2019 leaders in sustainable tourism at the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards ceremony. The Awards, now in their 15th ... 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

World Bank announces Air Transport Annual Report

editor editor- March 12, 2019 21:13

The 14th edition of the World Bank Group (WBG) Air Transport Annual Report, which outlines the support that is given to emerging and developing countries in air transportation has made ... Read More

ICTP meets on the sidelines of ITB in Berlin

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- March 12, 2019 01:37

Three of the four founding members of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) - Juergen Steinmetz, Alain St.Ange, and Geoffey Lipman - met as they were together at ITB ... Read More

Texaco Jamaica endorses Global Resilience Centre

editor editor- February 19, 2019 21:33

Texaco Jamaica has pledged its full backing of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCM) that was launched in January in Montego Bay. The announcement was made today ... Read More

Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali names new sales director

editor editor- February 12, 2019 00:33

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Ms. Saraswati Subadia as Director of Sales & Marketing. She is moving into this leading role ... Read More

Caribbean Tourism strongly endorses Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2019 22:25

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has reiterated its strong support for the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center which was officially launched in Jamaica last week. In a brief ... Read More

Ghana beefs up leisure tourism

editor editor- January 29, 2019 21:16

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) leisure travel spending (inbound and domestic) generated 66.5% of direct Travel & Tourism GDP in 2017 (GHC6, 854.3mn) compared with 33.5% ... Read More

Myanmar-India Business Summit indicates tourism cooperation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 15, 2019 06:57

There are growing links between India and Myanmar in tourism. Visiting Consul General of India Mr Nandan Singh Bhaisora ppointed out the growing ties, trade and business links between the ... Read More

eTN Sri Lanka contributor appointed to international board of Asian Eco-Tourism Network 

editor editor- January 14, 2019 21:44

Srilal Miththapala, senior tourism industry personality and regular contributor to eTurboNews from Sri Lanka, has been appointed to the Board of the Asian Eco-Tourism Network. Read More

World Bank President calls for urgent action to fight global warming

editor editor- June 21, 2013 04:21

(eTN) - Regular food shortages in sub-Saharan Africa, shifting rain patterns in South Asia leaving some parts under water and others without enough water for power generation, irrigation or drinking Read More

The Asia Pacific tourism decade

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 3, 2012 03:04

Teaching tourism the University of Technology-Sydney, it may come as a surprise to many eTN readers that the majority of my post-graduate students are not Australian but Chinese and my ... Read More

Kenya Tourist Board Chairman calls it quits

editor editor- August 13, 2011 02:59

(eTN) - Michael Joseph, appointed less than 9 months ago as Chairman of the Kenya Tourist Board (KTB), was yesterday reported to have quit his job for greener pastures. Read More

World Bank to finance Mombasa Airport and South Sudan road work

editor editor- April 26, 2011 02:47

(eTN) - Information was received over the Easter weekend that the World Bank has reportedly agreed with the Kenya government to extend a soft loan of up to 25 billion ... 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

World Bank: Singapore best place for business

editor editor- November 5, 2010 02:57

Washington - Singapore is the best country to do business, according to the World Bank's latest ranking released Thursday. Read More

Uganda aviators reject World Bank suggestions

editor editor- October 11, 2010 01:00

UGANDA (eTN) - Regular aviation sources in Uganda and also from Nairobi have largely dismissed the core message of a World Bank study, which blamed the generally lower standards of ... Read More

Rift Valley Railways back on course

editor editor- September 22, 2008 05:09

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - The management at Rift Valley Railways, led by well-respected businessman Brown Ondego as executive chairman, moved swiftly since their installation to show both the Kenyan and Read More

World Bank to help Mozambique win tourism investment

editor editor- May 9, 2008 04:44

MAPUTO - The World Bank's private sector lending arm will help Mozambique secure an estimated $3.1 billion worth of investments in tourism projects, Tourism Minister Fernando Sumbana said on Thursday. Read More

Wildlife experts decry low game numbers

editor editor- April 14, 2008 07:06

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - A recent safari experience to Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) by renowned wildlife experts, one resident in Uganda and one on a repeat visit to Uganda ... Read More