Tag: Zanzibar

Zanzibar welcomes over 500 Russian tourists on inaugural commercial B747 flight

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- October 31, 2019 22:17

Zanzibar is now receiving a weekly flight from Moscow throughout the European winter season, operated with a Boeing B747 of Russiya Airlines. Biblio Globus, a Russian tour operator, is chartering ... 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

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

Tanzania’s oldest beach hotel to undergo major facelift before upgrading to 5-star status

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- May 20, 2019 20:00

Indian Ocean’s Kunduchi Beach Hotel in Tanzania’s capital Dar es Salaam will undergo a major facelift to upgrade it into a Five Star beach hotel, banking to its prime position ... Read More

Simba, the happiest safari company from Tanzania joins African Tourism Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 16, 2019 09:39

African Tourism Board today added Simba Safaris a family owned Safari and Tour company from Tanzania to its rapidly growing list of members. Simba Safaris is also a giant in ... Read More

Tanzanian tour operators plan to turn Dar Es Salaam into Paris of East Africa

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- May 14, 2019 20:15

Tanzania Tanzanian tour operators are mulling over the idea of turning the country’s commercial center of Dar Es Salaam into a ‘tourism paradise’, a copycat of Paris, in their bid ... Read More

African Tourism Board Friends of the Media Network now in 28 countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 12, 2019 21:38

Africa is a hot travel and tourism focus for the press.  The African Tourism Board friends of the ATB media club now has more than 90 journalists and publications as ... 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

Zanzibar sets for second, Grand Tourism Show in September

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- March 28, 2019 04:32

After a successful and the first international tourism show held in Zanzibar last year, now the Indian Ocean Island is organizing a second premier exhibition that is scheduled to take ... Read More

Best hotels in the world named

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2019 16:30

The 14th annual It List, a selection of the best new and renovated hotels in the world, was released today. Each year travel experts check in to hundreds of new ... Read More

Africa needs better representation in travel listings

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- January 29, 2019 02:45

Mauritius’ Lux Belle Mare took the African honours in the latest listings of global bests when it captured third place in the list of the 25 best global all inclusive ... 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

Luxury hotels: The best and the worst

editor editor- December 20, 2018 23:37

Twelve experienced and discerning researchers brought this year’s inside track on global luxury hotel openings. 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

World Heritage site status of Zanzibar’s Stone Town under scrutiny

editor editor- June 10, 2014 09:56

The status of Zanzibar’s ancient Stone Town as a cultural World Heritage site (WHS), accorded in 2000 by UNESCO, will be coming under scrutiny in the run-up to the next ... Read More

Precision Air targeted by smear campaign?

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- May 4, 2013 10:15

(eTN) - There are growing indications that the breaking news story yesterday morning in Tanzania’s Daily News about the alleged ban of Precision Air by Zanzibari authorities is both a ... Read More

Sauti Za Busara gets ready for 10th anniversary edition

editor editor- December 13, 2012 08:57

The 10th edition of Sauti Za Busara, East Africa’s most popular performing arts festival held on the spice island of Zanzibar, is gearing up as final preparations are now underway ... Read More

Zanzibar crackdown continues to net more extremists

editor editor- November 5, 2012 04:19

(eTN) - Information from a regular tourism source on the Spice Island of Zanzibar indicates that security forces, since the last outbreak of extremist militant violence which also spread to ... Read More

Dar es Salaam remains tense after army deploys in hot spots

editor editor- October 22, 2012 07:55

(eTN) - The most recent clashes between separatists and religious radicals in Zanzibar, which caused considerable concern among the island’s tourism fraternity, have been mirrored in Dar es Salaam d Read More

Zanzibar again descends into sectarian violence

editor editor- October 18, 2012 10:41

(eTN) - A further outbreak of sectarian violence was reported late yesterday from the Spice Island of Zanzibar, leaving tourism stakeholders exasperated once again. Read More

Women in tourism celebrate World Tourism Day in Zanzibar

editor editor- October 3, 2012 05:15

(eTN) - Members of the Tanzanian women’s tourism group celebrated the annual World Tourism Day on tourist island of Zanzibar. Read More

ICTP spices up membership with welcome to Zanzibar

editor editor- August 24, 2012 03:06

HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles – The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced that the Zanzibar Commission for Tourism has joined the alliance as a d Read More

Tourists escape death after dramatic ocean rescue

editor editor- August 21, 2012 08:24

(eTN) - According to a regular source from the Tanzanian coast, three foreign tourists had to be pulled from the sea, as their boat, sailing from Pangani to Zanzibar sank ... Read More

Zanzibar to host international tourism conference

editor editor- August 4, 2012 03:44

Experts from various countries worldwide will meet in Zanzibar later this month to discuss various issues on tourism industry in developing countries. Read More

Chumbe Island gets global recognition by Sustainia

editor editor- June 23, 2012 07:07

(eTN) - The Chumbe Island Coral Park was selected at the Rio+20 Summit as one of a hundred globally-selected projects and included in the inaugural Sustainia 100 listings, as was ... Read More

Zanzibar aims at half a million tourist visitors by 2020

editor editor- June 20, 2012 08:35

(eTN) - Although the recent riots are now a thing of the past, they also left some intense concerns among tourism stakeholders on the spice island of Zanzibar where many ... Read More

Tanzania intensifies security in spice island of Zanzibar and other tourist spots

editor editor- May 31, 2012 09:56

(eTN) - Reacting to recent incidents in which four tourists were mugged in the Tanzanian capital city of Dar es Salaam and the political stalemate in the Indian Ocean tourist ... Read More

Tourists in Zanzibar advised to stay in resorts and use extreme caution

editor editor- May 29, 2012 23:15

(eTN) - At least thirty rioters were charged yesterday in courts of law in Zanzibar, following their arrest over the weekend, when mobs incited by sectarian talk stormed two Christian ... Read More

Zanzibar radicals opposed to union with mainland cause weekend chaos

editor editor- May 29, 2012 00:23

(eTN) - In what has been described as acts of frenzied madness, radical Islamists attacked at least two churches in Zanzibar over the weekend. Read More

Zanzibar: a sinking tourist paradise

editor editor- April 26, 2012 09:16

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (eTN) - The tourist island of Zanzibar is celebrating the day of union with mainland Tanzania, while posing a sinking threat, not in the Indian Ocean, but in ... Read More

Zanzibar lawmakers: Tourism sector dominated by foreigners

editor editor- April 16, 2012 07:42

Zanzibar — Some members of the Zanzibar House of Representatives are alleging that the tourism sector is dominated by non-Zanzibaris contrary to the isles ambition of establishing the industry three Read More

Zanzibar tourism law to be revised after only 3 years

editor editor- April 7, 2012 00:06

(eTN) - A regular source from Dar es Salaam has taken issue with the apparent plans of the government of Zanzibar to amend the Tourism Act of 2009 after hard-line ... Read More

Zanzibar gets new Tourism Minister

editor editor- April 4, 2012 03:18

(eTN) – The spice and tourist island of Zanzibar has got a new Tourism Minister after a cabinent reshuffle announced Tuesday by the isle’s President, Ali Mohammed Shein. Read More

Zanzibar ferry disaster culprits charged in court with murder

editor editor- January 24, 2012 11:18

(eTN) - Eleven people, including the captain, and some of his crew and staff in charge of load controlling and operations of the ill-fated ferry MV Spice Islander, which sank ... Read More

Zanzibar sets new plan for tourism growth

editor editor- January 12, 2012 05:49

Zanzibar is looking at tourism as the leading foreign revenue source, as the number of foreign tourists visiting the island has been growing in the past years. 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