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Etihad airways-Egyptair expand codeshare partnership

Etihad Airways and Egyptian national airline EGYPTAIR, have announced a significant expansion of their successful codeshare partnership, widening their horizons to cover more destinations in Africa, North Asia and Australia for the benefit and convenience of their customers. Sales on the expanded agreement will come into effect from today, for travel from 2 May. The […]

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Uganda tour firms want VAT axed

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Operators within Uganda’s tourism industry have asked the government to totally abolish the 18% VAT on up country hotels and lodges since the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) will soon implement a tourism levy on January 1st 2014.The operators Uganda Hotel Owners’ Association (UHOA) and the Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) also […]

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Building Energy enters the sustainable mobility market

Building Energy, a multinational company operating as a global integrated IPP in the Renewable Energy Industry, enters the sustainable mobility market with Be Charge, the business unit of the Building Energy Group specialising in electric mobility infrastructures. Be Charge has entered a technological partnership with innogy, one of the leading European players in charging infrastructure […]

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Marriott to take over Protea hotels

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – Marriott International, Inc.  and South Africa’s Protea Hospitality Holdings last week announced a tentative  deal in which the US-based chain is to buy Protea’s three brands and management company.  The deal is expected to be closed by April 1, 2014.   According to a statement availed to East African Business […]

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IFAD to pay for road works in rural Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda–The Ministry of Local Government through the District Livelihood Support programme (DLSP) is overseeing construction or rehabilitation of 776.6 kilometres of roads in 13 districts across the country.  According to the Permanent Secretary, Patrick Mutabwire, these projects are being financed by a loan from the Rome-based International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD).  Work is […]