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Friday, 20 November 2020 12:40

Hope as tourists trickle to Zanzibar for holiday

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Zanzibar's tourist arrivals more than doubled last month to 12,157 visitors, heightening prospects of achieving at least half of the annual target of over 500,000 holiday makers.Prior to the outbreak…
The airline which is one of the few global airlines that never stopped operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, currently operates double-daily flights between Nairobi and Doha serviced by its modern…
Friday, 20 November 2020 12:36

RELIEF FOR TOURISM, BUT INDUSTRY NOT OUT OF THE WOODS

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By Gerrit van RooyenNKC African Economics.The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating impact on the local travel and tourism industry, and it seems unlikely that a return to pre-corona…
Rwanda is set to open, to visitors, Gishwati-Mukura National Park, which was recently upgraded to a UNESCO biosphere reserve.The move has added impetus to Rwanda’s ambitions of doubling its annual…
Friday, 20 November 2020 12:30

Tourism adapts to fight against virus

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Tourism captains from the region are facing a daunting task of getting enough clientele to sustain their key attractions until foreign visitors from their main source markets return.In East Africa,…
Friday, 20 November 2020 12:28

Rwanda added to UK travel corridor list

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The UK government has added Rwanda to its travel corridor list, enabling citizens from Rwanda to travel to the UK without having to quarantine.The announcement was made by Jo Lomas,…
Friday, 20 November 2020 11:14

Air Seychelles adds Tel Aviv back to its route network

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Air Seychelles has added Tel Aviv back to its route network after restarting its commercial passenger services between Israel and the Seychelles.Seychelles’s national carrier operated its first flight from Ben…
Friday, 20 November 2020 11:13

Emirates ups Zim and Zam frequencies

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Emirates has added another flight from Dubai to Harare, via Lusaka, taking the total number of flights to three a week.The extra flight will operate on Fridays, using a Boeing…
Friday, 20 November 2020 11:11

2021 WTTC summit to focus on restoring tourism

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The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) will host a global summit in March to help restore travel and tourism around the world.The summit will be hosted in Cancun, Mexico,…
Friday, 13 November 2020 12:19

New adventure for SATSA

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SATSA has launched its Adventure Tourism Chapter, led by a committee of eight industry leaders.The chapter aims to position South Africa as a top adventure destination while helping to reignite…
After months of waiting and hoping, the travel and tourism industry had their prayers answered when President Cyril Ramaphosa fully reopened international travel.When borders initially opened in October, government announced…
The Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, Zurab Pololikashvili, on his first official 3-day visit to help strengthen Namibia’s tourism revival strategy, launched the country’s biggest tourism…
Friday, 13 November 2020 12:09

Rubavu in fresh bid to diversify tourism

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Emmanuel Nkusi, a resident of Kigali, is into the habit of hitting the road on weekends especially during summer and at the end of the year, heading to the northwestern…
Friday, 13 November 2020 12:03

Nairobi, KICC emerge top at World Travel Awards

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Nairobi has been named Africa’s leading business travel destination at this year’s World Travel Awards (WTA).Similarly, the Kenya International Convention Center (KICC) was awarded Africa’s leading meetings and conferences destination…
Friday, 13 November 2020 12:03

Nairobi, KICC emerge top at World Travel Awards

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Nairobi has been named Africa’s leading business travel destination at this year’s World Travel Awards (WTA).Similarly, the Kenya International Convention Center (KICC) was awarded Africa’s leading meetings and conferences destination…
The World Travel Awards has declared Serengeti as the 2020 African's leading National Park. A press statement issued by the Tanzania National Parks Authority early on Tuesday stated that "...…
Friday, 13 November 2020 10:37

Ethiopian Airlines Wins Award

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The Ethiopian Airlines Group has announced that it has won the ‘Overall Excellence for Outstanding Crisis Leadership 2020 Award,’ of the Global Finance magazine. The award recognises companies that went…
Houston Travel Marketing Services have pleasure in inviting you to attend the Spotlight on Africa & Indian Ocean Islands Virtual TravelExpo on 04 - 05 November 2020Travel Trade Buyers can now…
Friday, 30 October 2020 16:16

Zim to reopen land borders in December

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Zimbabwe will reopen six land borders on December 1.Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa, said the opening of border posts would be phased in, beginning with Beitbridge, Plumtree,…
Friday, 30 October 2020 16:14

Need for tourism investment in East Africa highlighted

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Once post-pandemic tourism numbers in the East Africa Community (EAC) bloc return to pre-pandemic levels there is a need for investment in world-class tourist facilities in the region.An EAC investment report highlights…
Friday, 30 October 2020 16:12

Botswana opens borders for private chartered flights

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Gaborone - Botswana authorities have announced that the country is ready to receive private charter flights into the country's resort towns starting next month amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.The private…
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