Tag: Zambia

American tourist dies underwater at Tanzania’s Pemba Island

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- September 24, 2019 20:56

An American tourist, Steven Weber, died while diving underwater at Manta Resort in Zanzibar’s twin island of Pemba. The US State Department has confirmed the death of the Louisiana man, ... 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

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

Court ruling: LGBTQ people are not born that way

editor editor- May 30, 2019 05:30

U.S. Travel advisories against Kenya should be increased. This is the demand by leaders of the LGBT Community to the U.S. Department of State in response to Judge Roselyn Aburili ... Read More

Zambia wants African Tourism Board to implement inclusiveness approach

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 2, 2019 21:22

African Tourism Board (ATB) CEO Doris Woerfel and Cuthbert Ncube, the new Vice President of ATB, met with Mwabashike Nkulukus, the Marketing Director of the Zambia Tourism Agency, today at Indaba, the ... Read More

Hilton Garden Inn expands footprint in Africa

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2019 16:55

Hilton Garden Inn is celebrating strong growth in Africa with four open properties and an additional 14 in the pipeline just three years after opening its first hotel on the ... Read More

African Tourism Board appoints UNWTO leader Cuthbert Ncube: Repackaging Tourism in Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 28, 2019 21:11

Cuthbert Ncube, the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) regional vice-president was appointed today as the Vice President of the African Tourism Board Mr. Ncube is based in Pretoria, South Africa. In ... 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

2nd annual Africa Business and MICE Tourism Master Class to be held in Johannesburg this June

editor editor- April 3, 2019 21:05

The 2nd edition of the Africa Business and MICE Master Class will be held in Johannesburg at the BDO South Africa offices from June 10-12, 2019. The African Tourism Board ... Read More

President Obama, WTTC and the African Tourism Board: A major push for Africa visibility

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 21, 2019 02:05

Africa Tourism is hot right now. Overlooked in the past, the tourism potential of the African continent is now becoming visible. The first African Tourism Board (ATB) is about to be ... 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

African Tourism Board plans impressive launch in Cape Town at WTM

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 14, 2019 06:13

The African Tourism Board (ATB) is planning for an impressive launch event during World Travel Market (WTM) in Cape Town, South Africa. On April 11, 2019 from 1530-1730 hours, an ... Read More

Seychelles represented at Spotlight Africa workshop, Lusaka

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 11, 2019 09:57

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) attended the Spotlight Africa Workshop held in Lusaka, Zambia, which took place on the February 13, 2019, organised by Houston Travel Marketing Services. The Spotlight ... Read More

Connecting Africa: Rovos Rail set to introduce its first, East to West journey in Africa.

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- March 5, 2019 11:18

Come July this year, Rovos Rail is set to connect Africa from the Indian Ocean on the East to Atlantic Ocean in the West through its half-a month epic journey ... Read More

Bank of Tanzania: Tourism main source of country’s foreign exchange receipts

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 16, 2019 17:20

According to the Bank of Tanzania Monthly Economic Review report, tourism industry was the main source of foreign exchange receipts by Tanzania in 2018. In the MER report for the ... Read More

Zambia Tourism bids farewell to Ben Parker

editor editor- February 6, 2019 00:22

The Zambia Tourism Agency announced the death of Ben Parker, Chairman and Co-founder of Tongabezi. The announcement reads: We are deeply saddened to announce that the Chairman and Co-Founder of ... Read More

China and Zambia enhance cultural and tourism cooperation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 27, 2019 09:20

Zambia and China, on Saturday, reaffirmed their commitments to promoting cultural and tourism cooperation. The two countries made the commitment during a cultural performance, by the Jilin Art Troupe, as ... Read More

East African regional airlines battle to take over the African skies

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 19, 2019 06:21

East  African regional airlines are now fighting a winning and losing battle over the African skies which Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways have been commanding for decades ... Read More

Tanzania targets Chinese tourist market

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 4, 2019 04:13

Tanzania is now targeting China as a new and an upcoming lucrative tourist market source in South East Asia after the traditional tourist market sources of Europe, North America and ... Read More

Victoria Falls Zimbabwe had record tourism over Christmas, but what is next?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 30, 2018 01:30

Resort hotels inVictoria Falls, Kariba, Nyanga and Vumba in Zimbabwe recorded occupancies above 90 percent from December 22 to December 26, with business slowing down thereafter. City hotels had a ... Read More

Suspended! Fastjet airline services in Tanzania

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- December 18, 2018 01:59

Fastjet airline officials said late last week that its flights would be canceled through the end of January. Read More

Corinthia Hotels’ diverse CSR initiatives in 2018 have positive impact on sustainable tourism 

editor editor- December 6, 2018 13:04

During 2018, some 762 pupils and 14 teachers at Buwambo Primary School in Uganda have Corinthia Hotels to thank for clean, safe water. Read More

eTN releases audio recording of Pres. Mugabe speech at UNWTO general assembly closing ceremony

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- October 3, 2013 01:37

As part of the upcoming launch of eTN 2.0, to be held in Las Vegas at this year's edition of Routes Global Summit, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's speech during the ... Read More

Taleb Rifai re-elected as UNWTO Secretary General

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- August 28, 2013 18:37

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia (eTN) - Taleb Rifai was the lone candidate for the position of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General, and by the organization's rules and regulati Read More

UNWTO’s Twentieth General Assembly “unlike” any other in history

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- August 28, 2013 17:15

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia (eTN) - This is the best-attended General Assembly in the history of the United Nations World Tourism Organizations (UNWTO), said Taleb Rifai when he addressed the media at ... Read More

New airport tax in Zambia

editor editor- June 25, 2013 05:13

National Airports Corporation has introduced an Infrastructure and Development charge in Zambia which is effective immediately. Read More

Proflight Zambia hits the high notes

editor editor- June 12, 2013 01:04

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Proflight Zambia has teamed up with the country’s hottest musical and celebrity talent to bring the fun into air travel. Read More

Kenya Airways celebrates new flights to Livingstone, Zambia

editor editor- June 10, 2013 23:46

ZAMBIA - During the week, Kenya Airways held a cocktail party to celebrate their new flights to Livingstone. The party was on the lawns at the Zambezi Sun. Read More

Proflight Zambia celebrates first international flight

editor editor- June 6, 2013 07:36

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Champagne celebrations marked the launch of Proflight Zambia’s first international scheduled air service yesterday (June 4) from Lusaka to Lilongwe. Read More

International Socrates Award conferred on Vice Chancellor of LIUTEBM University Dr. Patrick K. Kalifungwa

editor editor- June 6, 2013 00:55

LUSAKA, Zambia - The Board and Council Chairman of Livingstone International University of Tourism Excellence and Business Management (LIUTEBM), Professor Mutale Chanda, wishes to announce that at the Read More

Put Foot Rally ready to take off in South Africa

editor editor- June 4, 2013 01:18

(eTN) - "The greatest social rally on the face of the Earth" kicks off from the shadow of the great mountain in Cape Town! Read More

Proflight Zambia flies orphaned hippo to safety

editor editor- May 20, 2013 01:53

Proflight Zambia welcomed an unusual passenger on board its aircraft last week in the form of Douglina, a 120 kg hippo calf. Read More

Proflight Zambia’s B737 makes maiden flight to Livingstone

editor editor- May 18, 2013 01:49

Proflight Zambia’s 105-seat Boeing 737-200 aircraft made its maiden flight to Livingstone on May 15, with VIP and celebrity passengers helping the airline celebrate the introduction of its new aircr Read More

Walking with the lions

editor editor- May 11, 2013 00:27

Zambia is fully engaged in the rehabilitation and subsequent release of lions back into the wild. Read More

Zimbabwe and Zambia to co-host World Tourism Organization General Assembly

editor editor- May 3, 2013 22:53

It has been confirmed by the UNWTO that Zimbabwe and Zambia will co-host the 20th session of the General Assembly of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) from August 24-29 ... Read More