Ethiopia tourism industry infrastructure development

Can Ethiopia boost economic growth and eradicate poverty without ruining the very treasure it wants to promote? Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – A small plaque on this tiny deserted hillock deep in the forests of Kaffa, a province in western Ethiopia, bears an inscription in Amharic and English indicating that this is the birthplace of Ethiopia’s … More Ethiopia tourism industry infrastructure development

Controversy as Blood Lions documentary will not be screened to student volunteers

Travel conference organisers have decided not to screen a documentary that raises critical questions about key tourist attractions that their event promotes. Local delegates to the World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) 2015 asked the hosts to include a screening of the film Blood Lions in their programme. The documentary shows young, conservation-minded volunteers from around the world paying … More Controversy as Blood Lions documentary will not be screened to student volunteers

Winners of the UNWTO Tourism Video Competition announced

Tunisia, Ecuador, Macao (China), Hungary, Palestine, Maldives and Colombia were the winners of the first UNWTO Tourism Video Competition, organized on the occasion of the 21st UNWTO General Assembly. 51 UNWTO Full and Associate Members submitted their promotional videos to the competition. The regional winners were based on votes by the chairs of the Regional … More Winners of the UNWTO Tourism Video Competition announced

Two Australians killed in Kenya after truck crashes into river

Two Australian tourists who died when their truck crashed into a river along a steep section of a road in Kenya were on an Intrepid Travel tour of East Africa at the time, the Melbourne-based tour company has confirmed. Three other tourists – an Australian, a Briton and a German – suffered serious head injuries … More Two Australians killed in Kenya after truck crashes into river

‘Loss of revenue’ Zambia lifts ban on hunting

Citing ‘loss of revenue’ Zambia lifts ban on hunting, but Africa data shows killing animals brings in only peanuts ZAMBIA has lifted a 20-month ban on safari hunting because it says it has “lost too much revenue”, but lions and leopards will remain protected, the government said Wednesday. The ban was imposed in January 2013 over … More ‘Loss of revenue’ Zambia lifts ban on hunting

Tanzania: The Long Walk for Water – Can Tourism Help?

“The land is dry around Katikati village in northern Tanzania and water is scarce. The Maasai here travel up to 100 kilometres a day searching for water, and it’s a dangerous journey. But now they know that there is water – 180 meters under their feet. The Tanzanian Government, with support from the International Fund … More Tanzania: The Long Walk for Water – Can Tourism Help?