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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 12:33

Zipline set for Kenya’s Shimba Hills National Reserve

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Plans are under way for a zipline at the Shimba Hills National Reserve in Kenya’s Coast Province, and one of the largest coastal forests in East Africa.In a bid to…
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 12:32

New tented lodge opens in Vic Falls

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Great Plains Conservation Zimbabwe has opened a new tented camp, Mpala Jena, in a private concession within the Zambezi National Park in Victoria Falls, overlooking a beautiful stretch of the…
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 12:31

Airlink, SA Express head back to Mthatha

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Airlink and SA Express (SAX) will resume operations between Johannesburg and Mthatha, starting this week.Airlink will resume its operations between OR Tambo and Mthatha Airport from today, February 19, using…
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 12:30

Atta enters new partnership to promote tourism to Africa

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The African Travel and Tourism Association (Atta) announced on Monday (February 18) a new partnership with Kenya Airways, which will be its new airline sponsor until February 2021.Commenting on the…
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 12:22

Gorillas, the backbone of Rwanda’s eco-tourism strategy

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The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) took part in a ground-breaking ceremony on February 12 for the multimillion-dollar Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in Kinigi, Musanze District,…
Monday, 18 February 2019 12:47

Uganda increases destination marketing in key markets

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Junior Minister of Tourism in Uganda, Godfrey Kiwanda, said the government was planning to hire more public relations firms to market Uganda abroad this year.The new firms, which have not yet…
Monday, 18 February 2019 12:45

New tented lodge to open in private South African reserve

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Inzalo Safari Lodge, an intimate luxury tented lodge in the malaria-free Welgevonden Game Reserve in South Africa, will open in May.The 34 000-hectare Big Five reserve lies within the Unesco Waterberg…
Kenyan Tourism Cabinet Secretary, Najib Balala, and Turkana Governor, Josphat Nanok, are planning to formulate a strategy to enhance visitors’ experiences and boost tourism numbers in the county.They agreed on the need…
Thursday, 14 February 2019 12:00

Plans to further develop township tourism in Soweto

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The Director-General for South Africa’s Department of Tourism, Victor Tharage, led a senior multi-departmental government delegation on Wednesday (February 13) to meet with tourism stakeholders around the Vilakazi Precinct, Johannesburg, to…
Thursday, 14 February 2019 11:59

RwandAir to start Tel Aviv flights this year

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RwandAir will start direct flights to Tel Aviv this year after the two countries signed a bilateral air service agreement.RwandAir CEO, Yvonne Makolo, says she cannot yet specify the exact date…
Thursday, 14 February 2019 11:58

Turkish Airlines ups Kinshasa frequency

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Effective March 31, Turkish Airlines will increase its service to Kinshasa, DRC, from five to seven flights per week. The carrier launched the route in 2012.The new flight schedules will…
Major roads in Mount Kenya National Park and Tsavo East National Park have been upgraded.The Mount Kenya roads project has seen major improvement of access roads along Kalalu Farm to…
This exciting new offering from Wild Frontiers is aimed at those fit and active travellers who want to experience the best of Southern Uganda "up close and personal".Climb the volcano…
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 12:25

€450m investment to encourage more Cape Town arrivals

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Cape Town International Airport is set to receive a R7bn (€450m) upgrade, commencing in 2020.The project is estimated to take four years to complete, and will include a new runway,…
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 12:24

Kenya zooms in on film tourism to attract Indian market

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Kenya is banking on filming as one of the sectors to increase the number of Indian travellers – currently standing at 125 000 per year – to the country.There has been…
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 12:22

Air Tanzania plans to enhance East African air access

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Air Tanzania has announced plans to commence flights to Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda. The new routes are expected to facilitate businesses and help in promoting…
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 12:18

John Auren

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We are sad to report the passing of a travel industry veteran Mr John Auren on 5 th February 2019.John is widely known to be ‘the kindest gentleman’ in the…
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 12:09

2019 Africa’s Travel Indaba Date Brought Forward

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The 2019 Africa’s Travel Indaba will take place from 02-04 May 2019 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban.This means that Indaba has been brought forward by…
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 12:44

New ownership for Cape waterfront hotel

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African hotel group, ONOMO Hotels, has announced the addition of its second Cape Town property, Signature Lux Waterfront by ONOMO, to its portfolio. The recently launched hotel brings a new…
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 12:35

Cabinet approves Zambia’s plan for tourism development

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On Tuesday (February 5) Zambia’s Cabinet approved the Tourism Master Plan for the period 2018 to 2038, which ultimately aims to spur tourism development in the country.The 20-year practical development…
East Africa has been regarded for many years as a wildlife destination, with the Big Five, the Great Migration between Kenya and Tanzania, and gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda.…
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