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Kenya Airways (KQ) has introduced a seat product - Economy Comfort, which is set to enhance customer comfort and experience.Economy Comfort features increased seat pitch of 8cm more than the…
Monday, 14 October 2019 13:36

Increased F&B focus for global hotels in Africa

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Global hotel groups will reportedly open 700 new hotel restaurants and bars across the African continent by 2025, as there is a new investment focus on the food and beverage…
Monday, 14 October 2019 13:32

New campsite to service Gonarezhou NP, Zimbabwe

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Lowveld Wanderer is set to open Chimbwedziva Campsite by year end. The camp will be situated west of both Gonarezhou National Park (GNP) and the Runde River in Zimbabwe's Masvingo…
Monday, 14 October 2019 13:31

New Kenyan waterfront to be built

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Nakuru County in Kenya has revealed plans to build a new waterfront at tourist destination, Lake Naivasha.The waterfront, which will serve as a public entry point into the lake, will…
Monday, 14 October 2019 13:30

Olgatuni Camp opens in Masai Mara

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The Olgatuni Camp has opened in the Maasai Mara, Kenya.The 14-tent camp is run by local Maasais. There are 10 twin tents, with either a double or two single beds…
Monday, 14 October 2019 12:39

Airline industry welcomes visa progress

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THE airline industry is cautiously optimistic that South Africa’s tourism-damaging visa restrictions will soon be revoked. This follows the announcement earlier this week that President Cyril Ramaphosa has eventually instructed the Department…
Thursday, 10 October 2019 13:05

Air Kenya to resume service into Mara North Airstrip

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Air Kenya resumed its service into the Mara North Airstrip in the Masai Mara on October 5 after satisfactory completion of repair works.Services had been suspended into the Mara North Conservancy Airstrip…
Thursday, 10 October 2019 13:03

Beach Villas to open on Alphonse Island

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Alphonse Island, part of Blue Safaris which is a Classic Portfolio member, is launching two Beach Villas in November.Part of the Seychelles Archipelago, Alphonse Island is a remote island resort…
Thursday, 10 October 2019 13:02

LAM to resume flights between Maputo and Lisbon

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The flag carrier of Mozambique, LAM, is set to resume flights between Maputo International Airport and Humberto Delgado Airport in Lisbon, from March 2020.The airline will operate three weekly flights…
Thursday, 10 October 2019 13:01

Promoting Cape Town in five languages

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Executive Mayor of Cape Town Dan Plato has launched five foreign-language Destination Marketing booklets with Consuls General.The destination marketing booklets have for the first time been translated into foreign languages,…
Thursday, 10 October 2019 07:11

Kenya to grow cruise tourism sector

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Najib Balala, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife, highlighted that cruise tourism was growing globally with around 76 million travellers using cruise lines every year and that Kenya would…
Thursday, 10 October 2019 07:09

Russia and Botswana waive visa requirements

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An intergovernmental visa waiver agreement between Russia and Botswana, signed by Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum in June, will come…
Thursday, 10 October 2019 07:07

Road works ease movement in Zim park

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Gonarezhou Conservation Trust (GCT)  has rehabilitated and maintained 260km of roads in Gonarezhou National Park (GNP) allowing for better mobility within the park.The GCT is a new model for protected area…
Thursday, 10 October 2019 07:05

SAA and Air Seychelles expand codeshare to NY

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SAA has expanded its codeshare agreement with Air Seychelles (HM) to New York, effective November 1.SAA will be the operating carrier on the Johannesburg-New York sector, and Air Seychelles will…
The world is looking to the potential impact our travel has on the sustainability of the planet. Powered by our not-for-profit, the TreadRight Foundation, we at Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris,…
Friday, 04 October 2019 14:19

Jambojet to start flights to Kigali

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Jambojet, a brand of Kenya Airways and Kenya's first low-cost airline has received approval from the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority to start flights to Kigali.The approval means that the airline…
Friday, 04 October 2019 14:18

Radisson opens new hotel in Nairobi

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The Radisson Hotel Group has opened a new Radisson Blu and Residence in Nairobi, Kenya.The Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence, Nairobi Arboretum is close to the city centre and 45…
The Namibian Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration has classified conservation tourism as normal tourism, and therefore removed the need for employment permits or work visas.In conservation tourism, tourists pay…
Thursday, 03 October 2019 12:09

Realistic pricing important for tourism growth

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South African tourism businesses are urged to remain cautious when pricing or planning to increase rates as this can impact the performance and future growth of the industry.Charnel Kara, Tourism…
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 13:45

Ethiopian to launch flights to Athens

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Ethiopian Airlines has been granted fifth freedom rights to commence services to Athens, Greece from December 13 as a stopover on its flight to Domodedovo Moscow Airport.Flight ET 0760 will…
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 13:44

Eco-Lodge Innovation Hub to arrive in Africa

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Accor Hospitality has unveiled the Eco-Lodge Innovation Hub by Mantis at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum, which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from September 23-25.The new concept will be…
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