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Friday, 26 February 2021 12:00

British Airways reopens Johannesburg-Harare route

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British Airways (operated by Comair) has reopened bookings for daily regional flights between Johannesburg and Harare.The airline has introduced one-way fares from R995, including taxes and surcharges. The route will…
RwandAir will become the first African airline to trial IATA Travel Pass. The airline will begin a three-week trial in April for customers travelling between Kigali and Nairobi in Kenya.IATA…
Friday, 26 February 2021 11:46

The KwaZulu-Natal Midlands sees a rise in popularity

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Operators in the Midlands have reported an increase in visitor numbers recently, and have positioned the area as a desirable destination through marketing campaigns for both domestic and international markets…
Friday, 26 February 2021 11:44

Botswana readies for COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

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Botswana is expecting its first batch of COVID vaccines to arrive at the end of this month.The Director Public Health, Dr Malebogo Kebabonye, said the government had set up more than…
ZANZIBAR government has banned the habit of some tourists of sleeping in unlicensed guest houses. The ban is also directed to some visitors fond of dressing unethically in public places."It…
Friday, 19 February 2021 12:02

Airlink launches fourth Namibian route

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Airlink says it will launch a new direct thrice-weekly service between Cape Town and Walvis Bay on March 2.The new route is Airlink’s fourth link between South Africa and Namibia.…
Friday, 19 February 2021 12:01

Zim to roll out COVID-19 vaccines this week

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Zimbabwe will roll out the COVID-19 vaccine this week, targeting frontline workers and others from the essential services first, according to President, Emmerson Mnangagwa.The first batch of 200 000 COVID-19 vaccines…
Friday, 19 February 2021 12:00

Kenya Airways resumes flights to Rome

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Kenya Airways will resume flights between Nairobi and Rome from June 6.According to the airline, the flights will initially operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays and frequency will…
Friday, 19 February 2021 11:59

Qatar adds seven new flights to CPT

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From March 1, Qatar Airways will expand its South African network to 28 weekly flights as it introduces seven flights a week to Cape Town.This follows the introduction of three…
Friday, 19 February 2021 11:57

Tourism earnings down as visitors stay away from Tanzania

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Tanzania’s earnings from travel dropped by 59.2 percent in December 2020 to $1.06 billion, resulting in a decline in overall earnings from export goods and services by $849.3 million.According to…
Nyanza District and Rwanda Cultural Heritage Academy (RCHA) are keen on mobilising resources to set up a Rwf2.8 billion facility, aimed at bolstering tourism receipts.Expropriation to pave the way for…
THE tourism industry has implored the Government to urgently fix the country's major roads that have been damaged by heavy rains to ensure smooth domestic travel.A majority of the country's…
Friday, 19 February 2021 11:46

Tourism body in new move to boost visitor numbers

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Dar es Salaam — Tourism promoters are undertaking a number of initiatives meant to boost the number of arrivals to Tanzania's attractions after a 47 percent drop in 2020.With a…
Friday, 05 February 2021 11:12

Virgin extends suspension of SA flights

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The ongoing ban on direct flights from South Africa to the UK has resulted in Virgin Atlantic extending the suspension of its South African services until the end of February.“We…
Friday, 05 February 2021 11:04

Emirates to resume SA flights from Feb 28

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Emirates has announced that it will resume South African operations from February 28, pending any travel restrictions.The UAE airline suspended flights to and from South Africa from January 16, 2021, following government…
Britain's hotel quarantine policy for travellers arriving from Covid-19 hot spots will start on February 15, the government announced on Thursday after critics said it was not moving fast enough…
Friday, 05 February 2021 10:55


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TOURISTS visiting Zanzibar are guaranteed of safety after police announced increased patrol in tourist attractions, including beaches.The police have also established a 'diplomatic police unit' that will be tasked with…
Friday, 05 February 2021 10:50

Tourism sector to recover by 2022

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The tourism sector is paying a huge price due to global and national travel restrictions meant to curb the spread of Covid-19 with recovery for sector that has suffered 25…
Friday, 29 January 2021 12:25

MRU prepares for tourism comeback

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Mauritius launched its COVID-19 vaccination programme on January 26, giving priority to health care professionals, employees of the tourism industry, senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions. This is…
Friday, 29 January 2021 12:22

Qatar and Mango sign interline agreement

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Qatar Airways has signed an interline agreement with Mango, further expanding its presence in South Africa.The agreement with Mango will provide passengers with connectivity via Johannesburg and Cape Town to…
Friday, 29 January 2021 12:07

Post-COVID travel planning will change

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Travellers could be more discerning when planning to travel due to COVID-19, says VFS Global Regional Group COO for Australasia, China, Africa, Europe and CIS, Jiten Vyas, who has identified five…
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