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President Cyril Ramaphosa revealed that the country will reopen its borders from October 1, but with restrictions.He also announced that the country will move to alert level 1 lockdown from…
The Thomas Cook brand has been “reinvented” as an online travel company – with no planes, offices or beds of its own.Chinese firm Fosun Tourism Group acquired the brand for £11 million after…
Friday, 18 September 2020 13:12

Rest of Mozambique ‘safe for travel’

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While the northern Mozambique islands of Ibo, Medjumbe, Quilalea, and Vamizi are closed for business until further notice, the rest of the country is safe for travellers, according to Director…
Friday, 18 September 2020 13:11

ATTA President takes UK Foreign Office to task

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The African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA) will work with its tourism partners across the globe to lobby for the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to lift its…
Kenya is ready to welcome international guests, and travellers should feel assured that “they are in the best of (gloved and sanitised) hands” when choosing Kenya for safari and sea,…
Friday, 18 September 2020 13:07

New floating hotel in Rwanda

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The Mantis Kivu Queen-uBuranga, a floating luxury hotel, is set to launch in March 2021.With ten modern cabins, a swimming pool, restaurant, bar, and viewing deck with a hot tub, this boat…
Friday, 11 September 2020 18:36

Western Cape: Open for business

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The Western Cape government, together with Wesgro, has launched a ‘We are Open’ tourism campaign to attract visitors to the province in an effort to restart economic activity.“We are ready…
Friday, 11 September 2020 18:34

UK safari roadshow dates announced

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Dates for the 2021 Safari Roadshow in the UK have been announced by Kamageo, a marketing agency that promotes tourism to Africa.The programme, which features twelve sessions in February, March…
Friday, 11 September 2020 18:33

Zimbabwe opens for tourism October 1

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The Zimbabwe Cabinet yesterday approved the opening of Zimbabwe’s airports for domestic traffic from tomorrow, September 10, and for international travel on October 1, according to the official Facebook page…
The decision by the Zimbabwean Government to allow domestic and international flights to resume, has been welcomed by operators in Victoria Falls.Domestic travel was permitted from September 10 and international…
Friday, 11 September 2020 16:42

KZN launches new rural tourism projects

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The KwaZulu Natal South Coast has announced a number of rural tourism development projects in celebration of Tourism Month.“Developing rural tourism has always been a key focal point for Ugu…
Africa Albida Tourism chief executive Ross Kennedy said talks were ongoing about regional airlines access to Victoria Falls, Livingstone and Kasane airports from South Africa and its regional neighbours.This follows…
Friday, 04 September 2020 13:45

Emirates returns to Lusaka

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Emirates will resume its Lusaka service with two flights a week, starting September 4, according to a press release.Flights will operate on Fridays and Sundays using a Boeing 777-300ER. EK…
Friday, 04 September 2020 13:43

Post-COVID, events should still focus on sustainability

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The events industry should still prioritise environmental sustainability as they make health and safety changes in the wake of COVID-19.This was highlighted during a webinar last week, hosted by the…
Friday, 04 September 2020 13:42

‘Adapt to the domestic market’ – Minister

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Local suppliers who position their products to meet the needs of the international traveller will have to adapt their offerings to suit the domestic market while international borders remain closed.…
Friday, 04 September 2020 13:41

Mother City grabs domestic market’s attention

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Cape Town is to launch a self-drive campaign to attract domestic tourists, as well as a series of videos showcasing the budget-friendly side of the destination.With domestic tourism now open…
Friday, 04 September 2020 13:39

Township tourism – training needed for new normal

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There is a need to train and upskill township tourism stakeholders on how to sell their offerings in the ‘new normal’ following the impact of COVID-19 on the sector.This was…
Friday, 04 September 2020 13:38

Events industry supports proposed alcohol regulation

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Legislation that seeks to prohibit anyone from driving after consuming alcohol could be viewed by the South African hospitality and events sector as an opportunity to add more value to…
Friday, 04 September 2020 13:36

New revenue stream for tourism businesses

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Tourism businesses can generate income by promoting canvas wall art from online gallery, Savanna Fine Art.The gallery features the work of professional wildlife and landscape photographers and sells it as…
Friday, 04 September 2020 13:34

Rustenburg resort leads hotel group’s rebrand

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ANEW Resort Hunters Rest in Rustenburg, North West, was the first of six recently acquired hotels to receive the group’s rebrand, said ANEW Hotels and Resorts CEO, Clinton Armour.This follows the acquisition…
Friday, 04 September 2020 13:20

Locals get free access to SA national parks

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The 15th annual South African National Parks Week will be celebrated with free access for South Africans from November 16 to 20.The week was traditionally held in September but had been…
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