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Date: 20 JuneRelease: ImmediateFollowing a meeting between Wesgro, local businesses and members of the Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce, the General Secretary Mr Getachew Regassa commits to leading a reciprocal business mission…
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 12:22

Air Italy launches flights between Milan and Mombasa

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Air Italy, formerly known as Meridiana, will start operating two weekly non-stop flights between Milan, Italy and Mombasa, Kenya as of July 21.This was confirmed by Air Italy’s Corporate Communications…
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 12:18

Inter-connectivity increases in Africa

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Intra-African airline connectivity has increased 5% year-on-year in 2018 with the establishment of 70 new routes during the same period, while 30 more intra-continental routes are in the pipeline.These are…
Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) has introduced free Wi-Fi at boarding areas of four major airports in the country.Lebogang Mpete, Manager of Customer Relations, told Tourism Update that the Wi-Fi is…
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 12:13

Zimbabwe’s new airline to take off soon

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Zimbabwe’s new airline, Sol Air, is expected to take-off in September this year with reliable domestic and regional flights.Nkosilathi Sibanda, Managing Director told local newspaper, The Independent, that flights will take-off…
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 12:10

Cape Town experiences strong African demand

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RwandAir has upgraded to a bigger aircraft type between Kigali, Harare and Cape Town just one month after launching the route, says Wesgro CEO, Tim Harris.Rwanda’s national carrier began flying…
If you cannot go to Africa to hear what's new then Africa is coming to you. The innagural Experince Africa trade show runs in London form Monday 25th to Wednesday…
If you cannot go to Africa to hear what's new then Africa is coming to you. The innagural Experince Africa trade show runs in London form Monday 25th to Wednesday…
Monday, 18 June 2018 12:49

Zimbabwe woos Chinese tourists with visa relaxation

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The Zimbabwe government will be relaxing visa restrictions for Chinese tourists entering the country as of July 1, in an effort to boost inbound tourism.The new visa regime will see…
South African Tourism, together with the South African National Editors Forum (SANEF), briefed media and stakeholders on tourism’s performance over the last year, transformation in the industry and growth opportunities,…
Monday, 18 June 2018 12:45

Zambia constructs new International Airport

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Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL) has announced construction of a new international airport in the northwest of the country.The airport has not yet been officially named, but is currently being…
Africa In Focus recently announced that Matetsi Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe has joined its regional product portfolio, as of June 1, and will now be represented by its southern Africa…
There’s a renewal of interest on Zimbabwe’s Lake Kariba as a tourism drawcard. One of the world’s largest man-made lakes, it lies on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, two…
Thursday, 14 June 2018 13:34

Acacia Africa’s Big Safari Sale

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Over 90 trips are being discounted in Acacia Africa’s Big Safari Sale, the promotion including camping and accommodated overland itineraries and small group tours.Discounts of 20% are available on Camping Overland…
Thursday, 14 June 2018 13:27

A ‘twisted’ way to explore the Cape West Coast

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West Coast Way has launched South Africa’s Road Trip with the Most Twists. The road trip offers tourists six options of routes with 101 points of interest to explore.The ‘twists’…
Thursday, 14 June 2018 13:25

New African itineraries for Trafalgar

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Trafalgar Tours is launching new African programmes beginning in 2019. For the first time in 72 years, Trafalgar will be offering ten hand-crafted trips to nine countries in southern Africa.Gavin…
Thursday, 14 June 2018 13:23

Zambian airline launches Harare route

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Tickets for Proflight Zambia’s new route between Lusaka and Harare went on sale June 12 ahead of the launch of the service on July 9.The airline will fly four times…
Thursday, 14 June 2018 13:20

Knysna Tourism launches new campaign

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One year after the Knysna fires in the Western Cape, Knysna Tourism has launched its new destination marketing campaign, #SpiritofKnysna.Part of the campaign includes a two-minute destination video that was…
Thursday, 14 June 2018 13:16

Zawadi Hotel, Zanzibar opens new plunge pools

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The Zawadi Hotel in Zanzibar, part of the Zanzibar Collection, has announced the opening of its plunge pools.The pools were due to be completed in December this year but are…
Thursday, 14 June 2018 13:12

Uganda reviving national carrier

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Uganda has announced plans to revive its national carrier. The plan was revealed by President Yoweri Museveni in the Ugandan Parliament on June 6, where Museveni said that the government would reinstate…
Date: 14 JuneRelease: ImmediateWesgro, the Official Tourism, Trade and Investment promotion Agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, has been selected to be a Business  Support Organization (BSO) partner for the…
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