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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 12:22

Mahali Mzuri: 4for3 Free Night Offer

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Stay for at least 4 nights and your final night is free.This is a luxury Kenyan safari experience not to be missed. When is the offer available? This offer is…
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 12:11

Mont Rochelle shares the love on #RandomActsofKindnessDay

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February 17th is National Random Acts of Kindness Day which encourages acts of kindness all over the world.During your stay at a Virgin Limited Edition property if you don’t see something…
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 11:53

Digital initiatives drive visibility in Southern Africa

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With KPCB’s global trends indicating that business in developed countries is mainly conducted through Internet-based platforms, digital initiatives are starting to drive tourism bookings in Southern African countries.Tourism Update looks at a new…
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 12:38

Tanzania combats wildlife poaching

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The Tanzanian government has intensified the war against poaching in a bid to root out the killing of wildlife.Tanzania’s Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Hamis Kigwangalla, has confirmed that, come…
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 12:34

Register now for WTM Africa 2018

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Visitor registrations for WTM Africa 2018 are now open.This year’s event will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from April 18-20.Nearly 5 000 travel industry professionals are…
The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) is fast becoming one of Cape Town’s top tourist attractions having opened on September 22 last year.The museum can hold 1 200…
Friday, 16 February 2018 09:18

Will SA's new President be good for tourism?

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The tourism industry has reacted positively to South Africa’s recent political changes which saw Jacob Zuma resign as Head of State, and Cyril Ramaphosa sworn in as the country’s new President.After spending nine years…
Friday, 16 February 2018 08:46

Virgin Limited Edition: It must be love, love, love

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We love LOVE and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner we caught up with the experts (otherwise known as our General Managers) to hear their top tips for creating…
Thursday, 15 February 2018 16:41

Wild Frontiers Baker's Lodge Uganda adds rooms

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Ugandan based lodge and safari operator Wild Frontiers have added two futher rooms to Bakers Lodge at Murchison Falls for more details go to www.wildfrontiers.com or contact marc@talkingstickmktg.co.uk
Thursday, 15 February 2018 15:48

World Bank funds project to promote southern Tanzania

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Tanzanian Vice President, Samia Suluhu Hassan, recently launched a World Bank-funded project aimed at promoting tourist destinations in the country’s southern tourist circuit.The Resilient Natural Resource Management for Tourism and Growth…
Thursday, 15 February 2018 15:46

First cableway in Kenya to span Likoni channel

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Austrian company, the Doppelmayr Group, has won a contract to build a cable car on the Likoni channel to connect Mombasa Island and the South Coast.The construction of Kenya’s first…
Thursday, 15 February 2018 15:44

Low water in the Okavango affects mokoro activities

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The Okavango Delta in Botswana is experiencing low water levels resulting in the suspension of various mokoro excursions.Due to the late arrival of the rains this year and a hotter…
Thursday, 15 February 2018 15:43

Kenya Airways reinstates early morning Joburg flights

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Kenya Airways has added three more weekly flights on its Johannesburg route, reinstating early morning flights on certain days, from June 6.The flights will operate on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.…
Thursday, 15 February 2018 15:41

Zimbabwe to relax visa regime in bid to grow tourism

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Zimbabwean Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has said that the government is in the process of reviewing the country's visa requirements to boost tourism and attract foreign direct investment.“Zimbabwe should take advantage of…
When you're pressed for time and a Serengeti Safari has always been a travel dream of your clients ,  a Wild Frontiers Tanzania three night fly in safari is just the answer.…
Thursday, 15 February 2018 15:04

Zambezi Cruise Safaris at ITB

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With the renewed interset in Zimbabwe why not come and talk to Zambezi Cruise Safaris if you are attending ITB this year?Zambezi Cruise Safaris, www.zambezicruisesafaris.com operate three luxury cruise boats on…
Lodges and camps in Kenya’s Tsavo East and West and Amboseli national parks are enjoying brisk business following a rise in international tourists coming for game viewing.Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers…
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 08:45

Uganda gets its first sightseeing tourist bus

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Kampala has received its first ever sightseeing tourist bus.The double-decker, open-roof bus has been provided by private tour firm, Promote Uganda Safari, to give passengers the opportunity to view the…
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 08:41

Karoo Corridor Project gets the go-ahead

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The Mount Zebra Camdeboo Protected Environment's (MZCPE) first phase one of the Karoo Corridor Project has been approved by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA).The Karoo Corridor initiative will see…
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 08:39

2017 a high-growth year for Kenya’s tourism sector

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Revenue from the industry increased to Ksh120 billion ($1.19bn) despite last year’s prolonged electioneering period, up from Ksh100 billion ($1bn) in 2016, a 20% increase.This was despite some cancellations by…
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 08:37

Kenya Airways launches flights to Mauritius

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Kenya Airways has launched flights to Mauritius, which will operate four times a week from June. Monday and Thursday flights will depart Nairobi at 11h45, and on Wednesdays and Saturdays…
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