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Monday, 18 November 2019 13:27

Mabula Guide Training Program Introduced

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Mabula Game Lodge is delighted to announce that the first four candidates have been selected for a Guide Training internship. The pilot program was born from a need to address…
Monday, 04 November 2019 12:30

StatsSA figures show drop in tourist numbers

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Looking at the StatsSA figures released on October 21, 2019, Director of the Tourism Specialist Unit at BDO, Christelle Grohmann, says we are in for some tough times ahead.She points that…
Monday, 04 November 2019 12:26

Ethiopian Airlines ups capacity GBE-VFA-ADD

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Ethiopian Airlines has upped capacity on the Gaborone-Victoria Falls-Addis Ababa route by replacing the Boeing 737-800 with a Boeing 787, effective October 27.Mesay Ayalew, the airline’s Area Manager for Gaborone,…
Monday, 04 November 2019 12:19

SAA, Air Mauritius get closer

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A NEW commercial joint venture between SAA and Air Mauritius is “an exciting, major step forward in the evolution of the relationship” between the two airlines, says SAA Spokesperson, Tlali Tlali.…
Monday, 04 November 2019 12:15

New bank notes for Zim

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The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) will soon release its new-generation Zimbabwe dollar banknotes and coins as part of measures to meet transactional demand for both locals and tourists.The RBZ…
Monday, 04 November 2019 12:13

Zimbabwe heads to WTM

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The Government of Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) and other private-sector stakeholders will take part in the World Travel Market (WTM) London to consolidate the country’s European market shareZTA…
At Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris, we are experts in authentic FIT travel in Southern Africa and would like to remind you of our range of handy tools to aid…
Thursday, 31 October 2019 10:50

Malawi ready to roll out e-visas

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The Government of Malawi is set to introduce an online visa application process.Effective November 1, the e-visa portal will allow travellers to fill and submit an application, upload required documents…
Thursday, 31 October 2019 10:27

SA looks to N American youth market to grow tourism

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Tapping into the North American young adult market is one way that the South African tourism industry can achieve growth from this region.This is the view of Iris Serbanescu, Director of Partnerships…
The multimillion-rand upgrade to Durban’s beachfront promenade is expected to be completed by the start of the holiday season.The promenade extension, at a cost of R380 million (US$26m), forms a…
Thursday, 31 October 2019 10:14

SA Tourism to seize networking opportunities at WTM

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South African Tourism will exhibit at World Travel Market (WTM) in London from November 4 to 6,  as part of its global strategy to double international tourist arrivals to 21…
Thursday, 31 October 2019 10:07

South Africa needs to be China-ready

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The travel trade welcomed the news earlier this week regarding South African Tourism’s signing of a two-year deal with leading Chinese Internet company, Tencent.What does it mean for tour operators…
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 10:08

SADC Tourism Programme 2020- 2030 comes into effect

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The Joint Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Environment, Natural Resources and Tourism from the Southern African Development Community has approved the SADC Tourism Programme for 2020-2030.The programme was developed in…
Monday, 28 October 2019 12:07

Air Zimbabwe aircraft grounded at OR Tambo

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Airports Company South Africa(Acsa) has confirmed that it has suspended Air Zimbabwe from using its airports due to non-payment.According to Acsa, Air Zimbabwe is a cash client and is required to…
Monday, 28 October 2019 12:06

Unlocking tourism’s potential through technology

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As the world becomes more digitally connected, there has been a shift in how travellers search for information and book their next holiday.Cape Town Tourism’s Social Media Platforms boast a…
Monday, 28 October 2019 12:03

SAX to commence flights to Eastern Cape

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SA Express will commence flights between Cape Town and the Eastern Cape from November 15.The airline will fly between Cape Town and East London four times a week and between…
Monday, 28 October 2019 11:59

New botanical garden to open in Tanzania

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The Rainforest Trust and the Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG) have purchased a three-hectare property near the Magombera Forest Reserve in central Tanzania where local NGO, Reforest Africa, will partner…
Monday, 28 October 2019 11:56

Eswatini – one of the world’s top countries for 2020

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Eswatini has been named one of the world’s top countries for travellers in 2020 by Lonely Planet.The country came fifth in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2020, the anticipated annual collection of the…
Thursday, 24 October 2019 12:55

Uganda Tourism to draw Middle East with new travel campaign

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The Uganda Tourism Board has launched the ‘Experience Uganda – First!’ campaign, which packages the country to residents of the Gulf States.The campaign, which offers selected Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) travel…
Thursday, 24 October 2019 12:53

Tencent to help boost Chinese tourism to South Africa

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Chinese payment and Internet giant Tencent and South African Tourism have signed an agreement that will assist direct access to promote South Africa as a destination of choice to Chinese…
Thursday, 24 October 2019 12:47

SA tourism statistics remain flat

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Overseas tourist numbers to South Africa are almost identical to last year’s August numbers, according to the August 2019 Tourism and Migrations Statistics report published by Statistics SA.August saw a…
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