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Addis to Oslo: Ethiopian Airlines makes a hot offer for a cool new destination

By David Cecil Ethiopian Airlines recently announced that they are opening up a new flight path, direct from Addis to Oslo. An official press release in November stated that there will be as many as five flights per week from May. Since Ethiopian already flies direct to Sweden, this move shows that demand for direct access to the African continent ...

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Red Rocks New Year’s Festival: No fireworks, just fun!

By Our Reporter There is no doubt that New Year’s Day, which falls on January 1, is the most celebrated public holiday around the world. At the Red Rocks Intercultural Centre in Nyakinama village, Musanze district, the biggest New Year’s party begins on January 13 with a three-day programme of events, including performances from traditional Rwandan musicians, cultural displays, and ...

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Ethiopian Airlines recorded fast and profitable growth in 2016

Africa’s largest Airline Group, Ethiopian Airlines enjoyed a fast and profitable growth in 2016. While the carrier has increased its fleet by 8 aircraft in 2016, it has also expanded its flight network. Besides several awards received in 2016 for its high quality product and services, Ethiopian is also proud of its new Aviation Academy. Recapping the Airline’s performance in ...

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Tembera U Rwanda campaign ends with fun-filled Rubavu trip

By Joseph Oindo The third and final trip organised by the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) for local tourists and journalists took place in Rubavu district, previously known as Gisenyi. The campaign to promote local tourism, dubbed Tembera U Rwanda, started in Huye in October, moved to Nyungwe Forest in November, and finally to Rubavu from December 17-18. Following RDB’s aggressive ...

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Jumia Travel unveils ‘Dream Deals’

Following the remarkable 2016 Black Friday campaign that beat all-times sales record of 30%+ gross bookings a day, Jumia Travel is back in the deals business with a new campaign dubbed “Travel Wednesday”, running every Wednesday on the company’s official website. The promotions, also called “Dream Deals”, consist of great discounts on top hotels in popular destinations, in a bid ...

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Turkish Airlines launches direct services to Zanzibar

Turkish Airlines has launched its direct service from Istanbul to Zanzibar. The carrier now flies to 293 destinations worldwide, 50 of which are in Africa. These destinations include the East African city hubs of Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Nairobi, Mogadishu, Djibouti, Asmara, Addis Ababa, Kigali, Entebbe and Zanzibar. Mr. Ahmet Olmuştur, Chief Marketing Officer at Turkish Airlines, said: “Turkish Airlines ...

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Red Rocks completes 5 successful years of cultural heritage preservation

Red Rocks Ecotourism Initiative — a Musanze-based social enterprise that works to preserve Rwandan cultural heritage and protect the country’s natural environment — will on December 24 celebrate its 5th anniversary. With a humble beginning five years ago, Red Rocks Ecotourism Initiative has successfully driven its mission and today it’s one of the few social enterprises that are making a ...

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Tembera U Rwanda domestic tourism campaign heads to Rubavu

By Gilbert Mwijuke As 2016 comes to an end, local tourists have another chance to escape the daily grind of day-to-day living and become fun-seekers as the Rwanda Development Board’s latest domestic tourism campaign, Tembera U Rwanda-Jump on the Bus, heads to Rubavu district. The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) launched the campaign at the beginning of October with the aim ...

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Kigali hosts 17th SACCA congress

The 17th annual Savings and Credit Associations of Africa (SACCA) Congress opens at the Lemigo Hotel in Kigali on October 26-28. Organised by the African Confederation of Cooperatives Savings and Credit Associations (ACCOSA) in partnership with the Association of Microfinance Institutions in Rwanda (AMIR) and the National Cooperatives Confederation of Rwanda, among other stakeholders, the gathering brings together cooperators from ...

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Amahoro Tours’ Bakunzi among Sustainable Destinations Top 100 winners

By Our Reporter Rwandan tour operator Greg Bakunzi is among this year’s winners of the Sustainable Destinations Top 100 competition. The winners of the green label will be recognised at the two-day Global Green Destination Day (GGDD) international conference, which takes place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on September 27-28. The conference is being held in Ljubljana because it’s “a city that ...

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