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Etihad celebrates a year of success in Tanzania

ATC News by Wolfgang H. Thome Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has marked its first year of operations in Tanzania, as it continues to support the growing two-way flow of business and leisure travellers flying between Dar es Salaam and the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi. Over …

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Fastjet to cut flights in East Africa

Tanzanian based -lowcost carrier Fastjet has announced plans to cut flights in East Africa starting this month as part of a route rationalisation exercise meant to match frequencies and customer demand. Fastjet, which launched direct flights between Dar es Salaam and Entebbe International Airport in 2014, says “rationalisation” of its …

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Australia strikes deal on ‘backpacker tax’

Sydney, Australia | AFP |  Foreigners in Australia on working holidays face paying a 15 percent levy on every dollar they earn after the government Monday compromised on a controversial “backpacker tax”, dumping plans for a higher rate. Canberra had initially sought a revenue-raising 32.5 percent tax for seasonal workers …

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South African police nab Chinese man with 18 rhino horns

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South African police Thursday said they had arrested a Hong Kong-bound Chinese man found with 18 rhino horns hidden in his luggage. He was detained on Wednesday at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport after an anonymous tip-off. “The 28-year-old male, who was in transit …

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RDB steps up campaign to promote domestic tourism

Rwanda’s latest domestic tourism campaign dubbed “Tembera U Rwanda-Jump on the Bus” is geared towards marketing attraction sites to domestic tourists. And it is registering success, according to Rwanda Development Board (RDB),  writes Joseph Ondiek Just recently, this writer was part of a team of journalists from a cross section …

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Tourists fly in for African Birding Expo in Entebbe

The world’s bird watching community has descended on Entebbe Botanical Gardens as Uganda hosts the annual African Birding Expo. Tourism, business clinics, birding challenges, conferences and exhibition awards will be some of the highlights Friday to Sunday. Several items for the birdwatching community will be available. These will include, scopes, binoculars, guide books, …

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