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Monday, 17 December 2018 12:27

New apartment accommodation opens in Nairobi

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The Palacina Collection in Nairobi has launched new Kitchenette Studios to complement the group’s hotel apartments.The Kitchenette accommodation features complete kitchens and is available on a bed-only or bed-and-breakfast basis.Amenities…
Monday, 17 December 2018 12:25

Upgraded villas reopen in SA’s North West Province

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After an extensive refurbishment, 20 Executive Villas at the Mmabatho Palms in Mahikeng, North West have been reopened.The villas have a newly renovated full bathroom, new carpets, curtains, bedding and…
Monday, 17 December 2018 12:23

South Africa: something for everyone

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South Africa is a melting pot of destinations, attractions and experiences for tourists visiting the country from abroad. A definitive ‘bucket list’ cannot be put together, as SA is a…
In line with its strategy to expand its African footprint, Tourvest Destination Management has acquired Mozambique Voyages, a DMC specialising in both self-drive and tailor-made holidays in Mozambique.Martijn Mellaart, Owner…
Monday, 17 December 2018 12:21

SA Tourism CEO joins UNWTO Advisory Board

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CEO of SA Tourism, Sisa Ntshona, has accepted an invitation by the World Tourism Organisation to join the Advisory Board of its UNWTO.QUEST programme – a certification system for Destination Management…
The National Tourism Visitor Information System (NTVIS) and the Travel and Tourism Excellence Training Academy are set to start operations in January.This unprecedented alliance between key stakeholders in SA’s private…
Thursday, 13 December 2018 12:41

Business tourism, a proven success for the Western Cape

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The Western Cape’s Minister of Economic Opportunities, Beverley Schäfer, has applauded the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) for yet another successful year, following its Annual General Meeting which was held…
Thursday, 13 December 2018 12:33

Madikwe’s Impodimo upgrades game-viewing areas

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Impodimo Game Lodge, in Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa’s North West province, has completed a facelift to its sala(thatched gazebo), and has built a new, luxury game-viewing hide.The sala overlooks a smaller…
Thursday, 13 December 2018 12:31

​Zim launches tour guide mobile app

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As part of efforts to embrace information communication technologies (ICTs) in marketing destination Zimbabwe, the Ministry of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry (METHI) has launched a tourism mobile application and…
Thursday, 13 December 2018 12:30

New airport lounge opens in Seychelles

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AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort and Spa has opened a new lounge at Seychelles International Airport. The CIP (Commercial Important Person) Payanke Lounge, named after the White-tailed Tropicbird, officially opened on…
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 12:28

Zimparks introduces lions at Chinhoyi Caves

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In an effort to broaden activities at tourist attraction centres countrywide, the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) is introducing lions at Chinhoyi Caves, 129km from Harare, along the Beitbridge-Chirundu road.Zimparks…
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 12:26

Western Cape focuses on visitor safety

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As the province heads into peak tourism season, partners in the Western Cape’s tourism industry have committed to work together to ensure that tourism safety is a priority.The Department of…
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 12:25

Ethiopian Airlines launches flights to Manchester

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Ethiopian Airlines’ new service between Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD) and Manchester International Airport (MAN) was launched on December 1. The airline announced in May that it would launch flights to…
Qatar Airways’ first non-stop flight from Doha to Mombasa, Kenya, landed on December 9 at Moi International Airport, marking the airline’s second gateway in Kenya, and a move that is…
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 12:19

Cullinan Holdings acquires Followme2

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Cullinan Holdings has signed an agreement to acquire Followme2 Ltd – a UK-based inbound southern African and Russian tour operator with offices in London and Kenilworth, Cape Town.CEO of Cullinan Holdings, Michael Tollman,…
Monday, 10 December 2018 12:17

SA Department of Tourism looks into eMall concept

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The SA National Department of Tourism (NDT) has noted the influence of new technologies on the tourism sector, in a lekgotla(business meeting) held at the end of November by senior management…
Monday, 10 December 2018 12:16

Emirates ups capacity to Johannesburg

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Emirates has replaced the B777 with an Airbus A380 on one of its four daily flights to Johannesburg.Flights EK762 (Johannesburg-Dubai) and EK761 (Dubai-Johannesburg) are now served by the flagship A380…
Monday, 10 December 2018 12:15

Zim, Turkey to sign MoU to promote tourism

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Zimbabwe and Turkey are set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Travel Turkey Izmir Fair (TTIF), due to take place from December 6 to 8 in Izmir,…
The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA), together with Bushbuckridge Local Municipality and the Bushbuckridge Local Tourism Organisation, launched the Bushbuckridge Marula Cultural Route on November 22.The launch showcased all…
The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) organised customer care workshops in the country between November 28 and December 7, with the aim of improving service delivery standard in the hospitality sector.The…
Friday, 07 December 2018 05:52

Getting to know…Safari Suite

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We recently unveiled our brand new Safari Suite and Safari Room at Safari Lodge, which is the perfect hideaway for up to four guests. Not only are the two rooms…
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