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Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:51

Air Mauritius announces new sports ambassador

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Survivor, motivational speaker, ultra-endurance cyclist and Laureus Sport for Good Ambassador, Grant Lottering, has entered into a 12 month sports ambassador agreement with Air Mauritius. As the national carrier’s official sports…
Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:48

aha Hotels & Lodges continues to expand in Zambia

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aha Hotels & Lodges continues to expand in Zambia through the signing of the full management and marketing contract of the Kafue River Cliff Hotel and Conference Centre. The hotel is…
Pastries, fruit and fresh juice are laid out at a table near the window. It’s time for breakfast and as appetising as it looks, guests often wait until a special…
Poor access roads, lack of quality drinking water and electricity in tourist areas, and the shortage of trained tourist guides are but some of the obstacles facing Mozambique’s tourism industry,…
Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:19

New requirements for Robben Island visitors

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Robben Island has implemented new requirements for those wishing to visit the island.All clients must now provide relevant identification when purchasing a ticket according to the Southern Africa Tourism Services…
Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:14

Rwanda looks for investment in entertainment facilities

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The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has urged investors to look at establishing entertainment and leisure facilities to cater for local and international visitors.Although the country has made strides in building…
Thursday, 19 October 2017 08:50

New adventure activity in Zimbabwe

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A new outdoor adventure in Zimbabwe will launch at end of this month.Bernie Cragg, Director, told Tourism Update that Mutarazi Falls Sky Walk and Sky Line will offer a 360° panoramic view…
With an overhaul of South Africa’s immigration system imminent and uncertainty over the impact of some of the proposed changes, concerns are being expressed and companies are advised to keep…
Thursday, 19 October 2017 08:39

New family-friendly accommodation in Kwazulu Natal

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Three Tree Hill in the Drakensberg, overlooking the Mfazimnyama Valley of the Spioenkop Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal, has announced a new logo and family cottage in alignment with sustainable tourism.The…
Thursday, 19 October 2017 08:36

Buyer registration now open for the Zambia Travel Expo 2018

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Registrations for the fourth Zambia Travel Expo (Zatex) are now open.Zatex will be held from April 12-14, 2018, in Lusaka.Buyers and media will get a chance to connect with national…
Thursday, 19 October 2017 08:33

Tanzanian game parks begin large mammal census

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A census of large animals has begun in the Selous Game Reserve and Mikumi National Park ecosystem in Tanzania.The 2013 and 2014 Selous aerial surveys revealed a drastic decline in…
Planet Destinations are pleased to announce that they are now the appointed sales & marketing contact in the UK & Ireland for the President Hotel. Nestled beneath Bantry Bay’s majestic…
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 10:16


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Tsessabe is excited to announce a wonderful fam trip to Kenya next month with our client - ATUA ENKOP AFRICA.This is a wonderful opportunity to see and experience parts of…
Monday, 16 October 2017 16:40

Chronic oversupply of hotels across Africa

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According to research undertaken by W Hospitality Group, sub-Saharan Africa, particularly West Africa and East Africa, is undersupplied in terms of branded hotel bedrooms.Table depicting the undersupply of hotel rooms…
Monday, 16 October 2017 16:37

New sustainable tourism project for the Wild Coast

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The ecotourism unit of the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) is implementing a new sustainable tourism project along the Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast.The Tourism Green Coast Project…
Monday, 16 October 2017 16:34

Kenya to get 4000 new hotel beds in five years

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Kenya is set to get an additional 4 000 hotel beds in the next five years. Speaking during the World Tourism Day fete in Nairobi, Director of Tourism, Keziah Odemba, said…
Guests travelling Lake Kariba with Zambezi Cruise Safaris can now go ashore for a few hours and meet some of the communities that make their living from fishing in Zimbabwe’s…
Monday, 16 October 2017 16:28

Wesgro to partner with Airbnb on a number of initiatives

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Wesgro has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airbnb to partner on various initiatives that aim to position Cape Town and the Western Cape as the leading destination on…
Monday, 16 October 2017 16:24

Marriott continues extensive growth in Africa

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Marriott International has announced further expansion plans in Africa with seven new hotel signings. The company is targeting over 200 hotels with 37 000 rooms open or in the pipeline…
Monday, 16 October 2017 16:15

Limpopo Tourism reveals new branding

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After a series of consultative processes and negotiations with various stakeholders and shareholders on its brand journey, Limpopo Tourism Agency (LTA) has launched its new brand.In June, LTA held a…
Monday, 16 October 2017 16:08

Swaziland to begin accommodation grading

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Swaziland is embarking on a grading programme for accommodation establishments.The procedure involves compulsory registration of all hospitality establishments with the Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs, followed by a voluntary…
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