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Thursday, 17 August 2017 16:48

WATCH: What to do when a lion clings onto your car

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What would you do if you ventured into a game park in the hope of spotting one of the Big Five, only to be faced in the awkward position of…
Thursday, 17 August 2017 16:25

Peaceful polls bode well for Kenya tourism

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Hotels, lodges and tented camps in Kenya are expected to receive more international guests from next month, following peaceful polls conducted on August 8.According to the new Kenya Tourism Federation…
Youth from 18 African countries working towards conservation and protection of biodiversity will attend the first Global Youth in Biodiversity Network in Africa workshop in Muldersdrift, Gauteng, to exchange ideas…
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 16:52

Throwing our rhinos a much-needed lifeline

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Five years into the fight against rhino poaching in South Africa, and the organisers of Investec Rhino Lifeline say they are still far from done.To date they have pumped R12…
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 16:48

Cape Town City extends contracts for service excellence

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The City of Cape Town has agreed to expand Cape Town Tourism’s service level agreement (SLA) for another year.The mutually beneficial partnership between the City of Cape Town and the…
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 16:38

Zambia's price tag may be high, but worth the experience

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Industry players active in Zambia believe that marketing efforts by the country’s tourism stakeholders are paying off in enhanced consultant knowledge.Comments aha’s Hans-Peter Merensky: “The Zambia Tourism Agency (ZTA) and the…
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 16:22

Realistic strides in airstrip licensing issue

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As its Part 121 dispensation to utilise non-licensed airstrips approaches an end, with final cut-off being December, Federal Airlines has spearheaded a three-part liaison with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)…
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:36

The rise of the digital nomads

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An initiative to promote Cape Town as a destination for digital nomads, people who leverage technology to work remotely and earn a living, has been launched by Co-Working Days in…
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:33

SATSA: Industry members say hands off our association!

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Tourism Update contacted several Satsa members to get their views on the controversy that has unfolded over the last week.The unanimous sentiment from those we spoke to was one of support…
With British travellers looking to escape to sunnier climes after the recent heavy downpours, Africa’s sunny springtime is proving to be a win-win for wildlife enthusiasts who like it hot,…
The Chairman of the Kenya Tourism Federation Mr. Mohammed Hersi, has earlier today issued a statement reflecting on the just concluded general and presidential elections in East Africa’s largest economy.This…
Safari tours can spend hours upon hours just to see a leopard at Kruger National Park, so the tourists guided by Johann Jurgens were treated to a special sighting when…
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 09:14

New initiative to protect rangers

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The Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA) is working hard to ensure the safety of game rangers and their families with two new initiatives that are part of a larger…
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 09:03

Uganda seeks sustainable tourism investors

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Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, has called on investors that promote sustainable tourism to partner with his country to protect conservation areas. He said the conservation of flora and fauna would boost…
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 08:37

A look inside the Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel

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A box is a box is a box, no matter how you dolly it up, I’ve always felt regarding hotel rooms. Not at the Grand Daddy. Built in 1895 on…
Boasting a fresh re-branding of its cable cars, Table Mountain Cableway re-opens on Monday 7 August (weather permitting), after a two-week annual shutdown for maintenance and upgrades.Exciting new changes to Cape…
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 08:28

Nama cultural festival returns

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This year, the event will be held from August 25-27 in Lokgwabe. The event will be held under the theme, ‘Our Culture Our Pride’ which in the Nama language (khoekhoegowab)…
Thursday, 03 August 2017 16:55

Industry responds to OR Tambo security measures

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The tourism industry has welcomed the enhanced security measures implemented at OR Tambo International Airport (Ortia) but it has raised concerns that the recent warning issued by the US Consul…
Thursday, 03 August 2017 16:53

New SA airline to take on SA Express and Airlink

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A new airline, Fly Modern Ark, hopes to take to the skies in South Africa in the next four months, operating on some of the same routes as SA Express…
Thursday, 03 August 2017 16:51

SA Tourism launches Nordics roadshow

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South African Tourism has decided to increase its marketing focus on the Nordic countries to attract four million more international tourist arrivals over the next five years, and to hold…
Thursday, 03 August 2017 16:48

Lanseria introduces first self-service bag-drop in SA

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Lanseria Airport will introduce self-service bag-drop at the end of August, the first airport in South Africa to do so. The service makes use of SITA’s self-service systems to allow…
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