El Caribe, a new tourist resort in Malabo

January 23rd, 2014 @ // Comments Off on El Caribe, a new tourist resort in Malabo

Posted on 1/23/14 – Equatorial Guinea Online

El Caribe Resort is located five kilometers from the road linking the city of Malabo to the airport. After its renovation, it was opened on the evening of Saturday, January 18 by its director, Yessica Eneme Lima. The event was attended by the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Gaudencio Mohaba Mesu.

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The opening of this new resort in Malabo began with the priestly blessing, followed by the ribbon cutting by the director Yessica Eneme Lima. The event was also attended, in addition to the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Gaudencio Mohaba Mesu, by the Rector of the National University, Carlos Nzé Nsuga, and the Vice Minister of National Security, Juan Ndong Nguema, among others.

Its director made ​​a presentation of the new establishment, and thanked the guests for their presence. In her speech, she said that El Caribe will provide the best services for customer satisfaction.

The complex offers modern facilities, including suites, executive rooms, conference room, gym, spa, restaurants and other first class hotel infrastructures.

Before ending her speech, Yessica Eneme Lima thanked the people who were involved for their work and effort in building this resort. During the opening ceremony, the attendees enjoyed the performances of the Equatorial Guinean Miss Yuma and other artists from the neighboring Republic of Cameroon.

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The beauty queens of Miss World Tourism visit Wele-Nzas

October 6th, 2013 @ // Comments Off on The beauty queens of Miss World Tourism visit Wele-Nzas

Posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com – October 6th, 2013

On Wednesday, October 2, the contestants of the competition visited various locations of the Continental Region, specifically the province of Wele-Nzas. The delegation was received by the Governor, Deogracias Miguel Olo Abia.

1380911045The models, who were accompanied by a delegation led by the Secretary of State for Tourism and Culture, Jose Antonio Abeso Ondo Maquina, and that of Information, Press and Radio, Juan Noel Nsue Ondo; the Director-General of Tourism,  Prudencio Botey Sobole, and the Vice President of  Miss World Tourism, Alina Ciorogariu, among others, landed at the Mongomeyen airport, where they were received by the Governor of Wele-Nzas, Deogracias Miguel Olo Abia and the Government delegate of the Mongomo district, Clara Mangue Ndong.

The journey of this adventure through Wele-Nzas began in the new and majestic city of Oyala, where they were received by the heads of the companies that carry out their activities in the locality. The workers, amazed by so much beauty, set about finding the beauty queens of their respective countries to take some souvenir snapshots.

In the same city, which is still under construction, the delegation visited the works on the river Wele and the Hotel Mongomo where, minutes before lunch, Olomo Abia thanked the beauty queens  for their visit to Equatorial Guinea, and in particular to the province Wele-Nzas. For her part, the Vice President, Alina Ciorogariu, on behalf of the participants, thanked the Government for hosting this international event, and highlighted the hospitality with which they are being received throughout the country.

In the city of Mongomo, the commission visited the iconic basilica, where the beauty queens, enthusiastic about the interior decoration of the temple, were photographed.

This happy journey culminated at the National School of Hotel Management, where they were received by the directors, teachers and students. In an adjoining warehouse was the makeup room, where the committee stayed while they waited for the rain to stop, which had begun to fall upon their arrival in Mongomo.

Later, they visited the border of the Republic of Gabon and, back at the airport, the models decided to dance with the chorus of dancers from the area.

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Kempinski Hotels set to open more outlets in Africa

September 27th, 2013 @ // Comments Off on Kempinski Hotels set to open more outlets in Africa

Posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com – September 27th, 2013

Kempinski Hotels, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, yesterday announced plans to expand its portfolio of luxury hotels in Africa.

With two new properties opened in Kenya in 2013, Kempinski looks to add five more hotels to its African portfolio in the next year.

The management of the hotel group will in the next one-year open new hotel in Ghana, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Rwanda, and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Kempinski Hotels joins Mnaagalis Management Group, which early this week announced plans to invest Sh44.1billion to finance 15 projects in 13 African countries.

President and Chief Executive of Kempinski Hotels, Mr. Reto Wittwer told a media briefing at the new Villa Rosa Kempinski in Nairobi, the new property developments are part of a bigger expansion strategy his company is fast- tracking in Africa.

In 2014 Wittwer said new hotels would be opened in different segments in Africa to increase room capacity by about 1000 rooms which has e bigger challenge in terms of attracting international tourists.  The new hotels to be opened next year include Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City in Accra, Ghana and the Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski in Cairo, Egypt and a newly signed 450 key hotel in the future capital of Equatorial Guinea, Oyala. The one in Egypt according to Wittwer is set to open early in the year.

Additional plans are moving forward to open hotels in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo by the end of the year.

Early this week the government hosted African Hotel Investment Forum, which attracted high profile personalities in the global hospitality industry. Recently, Kempinski Hotels opened a new luxury hotel consisting of 200 spacious rooms and suites distributed over ten floors, including two Presidential Suites on the top floor in Nairobi.

The hotel will feature three concept restaurants in addition to an all-day dining restaurant, a bar, and a cigar lounge. Over 1500 people in the next twelve months will be employed in the new facilities and the management confirms it will give local talent first priority.

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Opening of the new Hotel Ecoro Nsang of Añisok – Equatorial Guinea

August 7th, 2013 @ // Comments Off on Opening of the new Hotel Ecoro Nsang of Añisok – Equatorial Guinea

posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com – August 7th, 2013

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The Hotel Ecoro Nsang and the residential villas Osa Ndong have become the first works in Añisok to be inaugurated by the Head of State in the framework of the activities of the 34th Anniversary of the Freedom Coup.

In the presence of a group of guests, the ceremony began with the speech by the president-director general of the company Preguis S.L., Jeronimo Osa Osa Ecoro, who acknowledged that the date of August 3, 1979, represents the national event that, in addition to returning the Equatorial Guinean people to freedom, dignity and rights lost in the past, has led the way to the highest aspiration of President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, in his willingness to give all Equatorial Guineans the opportunities for them to take positive action and initiatives to end the state of moral, social and material decay that the people of Equatorial Guinea had in the past.

The President of Preguis described this work as his contribution to achieving the objectives set by the building and construction policy in our country, as advocated by H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo since taking the reins of the nation.

In this inaugural ceremony the guests were informed by the Delegate Minister of the Culture and Tourism Department, Guillermina Mekuy Mba, about what this department has worked on in recent years to provide the country with important infrastructures, such as human resources training to improve and the orderly plan for sustainable tourism development, and the preparation of the National Tourism Directive Plan, which determines the path of the sector in Equatorial Guinea for the next five years.

-“The country’s development cannot be expected to be only in the public sector, the private sector should also make a contribution,” said the Head of State when congratulating the promoter and financier of this work, Jeronimo Osa Osa, while inviting everyone to imitate this example to drive the development of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo also urged officials of the Department of Culture and Tourism to develop plans that promote the development of tourism in the country.

The event concluded with the cutting of the ribbon and visits to the facilities of the resort, which has 36 rooms, a bar-restaurant, disco, offices and twenty residential villas.

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Mango Suites, a new hotel concept in Malabo

August 5th, 2013 @ // Comments Off on Mango Suites, a new hotel concept in Malabo

posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com – August 5th, 2013

 

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For some weeks now, in Malabo one can enjoy a new and original hotel with distinctive features: its modern design, cosmopolitan cuisine, and above all, its two exclusive suites with garage and pool make for a truly special stay.

Mango Suites is the name of this new establishment recently opened in Malabo, located in one of the main areas of the Paraiso neighborhood. First, and from the entrance, one’s attention is attracted by the unique and modern architectural design, which is created by the architecture office Mustelier & Asociados.

With a minimalist inspiration which, at the same time, stands out and integrates seamlessly into the city, the Mango Suites offers many other large and small distinctions, for example, its modern design, which includes a designer lounge and a glassed-in kitchen that allows one to see the cooking that goes on inside.

Also, a cosmopolitan restaurant offers an international cuisine with a Mediterranean and Guinean approach, suitable for discerning palates, but with competitive prices.

And finally, the most notable distinction is surely its two exclusive suites, each of which features a garage and private pool, two unique spaces for those guests who wish to spend an unforgettable evening, in complete privacy, but with total luxury.

In addition, the guests of Mango Suites also have available ten deluxe rooms and three junior suites, with all the latest amenities: WiFi, minibar, television, satellite channels, safe, tropical rain shower, etc.

The hotel staff, working under international-Equatorial Guinean management, seeks, in addition, to offer personalized and professional service and assistance to travelers, tourists, businessmen, etc., staying there.

More information in:

http://www.mango-suites.com Telephone 00 240 333 096 333 Reservations: reservas@mango-suites.com

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Punto Azul formally launches flight operations in Equatorial Guinea

June 17th, 2013 @ // Comments Off on Punto Azul formally launches flight operations in Equatorial Guinea

posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com – June 17th, 2013

Punto Azul Managing Director, Mr. Paul Richards

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MALABO, Equatorial Guinea – Punto Azul, Equatorial Guinea’s newest airline today formally announced the commencement of its flight operations at a colorful ceremony held at the Sipopo – Sofitel Hotel, Malabo. Addressing the guests during the well-attended launch, the newly appointed Punto Azul Managing Director, Mr. Paul Richards announced the airlines commitment to ensuring safe and timely operations while growing both the domestic and regional connectivity for passengers.

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Airline from Equatorial Guinea starts flying to Sao Tome and Principe

June 11th, 2013 @ // Comments Off on Airline from Equatorial Guinea starts flying to Sao Tome and Principe

posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com – June 11th, 2013

 

Equatorial Guinea airline Punto Azul is due Tuesday to launch flights between Malabo and Sao Tome, a representative of the airline on the West African archipelago said Monday.

Américo Cabral, who represents the airline in Sao Tome, said that Punto Azul’s flights would be run by an Embraer 145 aircraft with capacity for 50 passengers, and the flight would be offered three times a week, on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Cabral also said that services for the new route would be provided by Island Tour – Travel Logistic, GSA, a travel and tourism agency operating in Sao Tome and Principe.

The new route between Malabo and Sao Tome will replace the flights previously offered by Air Nigeria, which linked the Sao Tome capital to Abuja (Nigeria) with a stop off in Malabo, as well as in Duala, Cameroon. (macauhub)

 

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Drill baby drill! The fate of African biodiversity and the monkey you’ve never heard of

May 2nd, 2013 @ // Comments Off on Drill baby drill! The fate of African biodiversity and the monkey you’ve never heard of

posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com – May 2nd, 2013

Drill monkey that inhabits the jungle of Bioko Island in Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea is not a country that stands very large in the American consciousness. In fact most Americans think you mean Papua New Guinea when you mention it or are simply baffled. When I left for Bioko Island in Equatorial Guinea, I also knew almost nothing about the island, the nation, or the Bioko drills (Mandrillus leucophaeus poensis). The subspecies of drill is unique to Bioko Island and encountering them was an equally unique experience. I initially went to Bioko as a turtle research assistant but ended up falling in love with the entire ecosystem, especially the Bioko drills as I tagged along with drill researchers.

 

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Ceiba Intercontinental will incorporate three Boeing 737s

April 17th, 2013 @ // Comments Off on Ceiba Intercontinental will incorporate three Boeing 737s

posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com – April 17th, 2013

This was announced by the airline representative of Equatorial Guinea in Spain, Gerardo Manzano, four days after the successful opening of the office in Madrid, attended by the Minister of Information, Press and Radio, Agustin Nze Nfumu, representing H.E. Obiang Mbasogo Nguama.

In response to questions of www.guineaecuatorialpress.com, Gerardo Manzano said that Ceiba Intercontinental’s project is to include new units to its fleet, revealing that the airline “intends to incorporate, in less than a year, three Boeing 737 units. An ultramodern, although smaller, plane.

Manzano said Ceiba’s directors are also working on searching for more 777 units, whose inclusion will lead directly to the real and efficient implementation of new routes.

The representative of Ceiba Intercontinental in Madrid expressed his hope that the company will gain market share, better positioning and improve the service provided to passengers and refine little details.

Manzano, who described the start of Ceiba in the Spanish market as “remarkable“, added that in Ceiba “we intend to serve the traffic demand that has existed for a long time, and so far was only being covered by Iberia. We would like to grow along with our passengers, whether they are Equatorial Guineans, Spaniards or from any other part of Europe or the world, offering a differentiated service with magnificent planes and superb on board service, with a team of highly qualified and professional people who are keen on the satisfaction of our passengers and customers.”

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Secure permits or face repatriation from Equatorial Guinea

March 6th, 2013 @ // 2 Comments

posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com March 6th, 2013

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration is cautioning the general public who have the desire of travelling to Equatorial Guinea to obtain the necessary documents and entry permit before doing so.

According to the Ministry, it has noticed with concern the increasing number of Ghanaians being repatriated from Equatorial Guinea due to the lack of appropriate entry permit documents.

This was revealed in a press release from the Ministry signed by the Director of Information and Public Affairs Bureau at the Ministry, Mubarak Abdallah.       

The statement cautioned the general public to endeavour to obtain the necessary travel documents, including the requisite entry permits, before embarking on their journey to Equatorial Guinea and any other country

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