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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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Rival airlines vote Ethiopian as best

NAIROBI, Kenya–Ethiopian Airlines has been awarded 2013 ‘African Airline of the Year’ by African Airlines Association at its 45th Annual General Assembly meeting held in Mombasa, Kenya. Ethiopian was recognized for its global standard of service, fast expanding network and continuous profitability, the association disclosed in a statement.  Tony Tyler, the IATA boss and in […]

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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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Kilimanjaro to revamp

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – Kilimanjaro region is planning to build a special commercial and industrial town at a Lokolova area in a bid to boost the value of its products. This was revealed last week by the Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner, Mr. Leonidas Gama. Gama said the town must meet both the local international market […]

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Speke Resort adds more Suites

KAMPALA, Uganda–This Valentine’s Day and financial year, Speke Resort Munyonyo is a must destination.  Your preference will be added to the Queen of England who hailed the cook there for whetting appetites during the first Chogm meeting in Africa in 2007.  Late Muammar Qadaffi pitched his tent and offered to buy the property. As if […]