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Robert Hodson has been appointed Divisional Operations Manager at Legacy Hotels Group. He will oversee operations in Zimbabwe, Namibia, Ghana and Nigeria, but will still be based at the group’s head…
Date: 15 May 2018Release: Immediate                                    This TRADESCAPE brief follows upon our April issue which…
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 13:04

Ethiopian Airlines launches flights to Manchester

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Ethiopian Airlines confirmed on Monday (May 14) that it would operate a four-times-a-week service between Addis Ababa and Manchester in the UK.The airline, which flies to more destinations in Africa…
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 13:00

Grassroots tours in Soweto

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Township tourism is a burgeoning sector in the tourism industry, with experiences tapping into the heritage and cultural grassroots of local communities. Soweto Outdoor Adventures brings visitors into the heart…
The Seychelles’ recently appointed Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley, has said he will be working to ensure that discerning visitors get to discover and experience the…
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 12:56

KNP receives new vehicle fleet

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Glenn Phillips, Managing Executive of the Kruger National Park, officially received a new fleet of vehicles from Toyota SA on May 11 in Skukuza.They include 63 Toyota light-duty vehicles, including…
Tanzania has opened its first embassy in Israel. Tourism Updatereported in March 2017 that Tanzania had set its sights on Israel in an attempt to boost international visitors.On May 9, these efforts were…
Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) has re-introduced the Safaricard system to Kenya’s national parks.The Safaricard was rolled out in 2010 and suspended in December 2017. From May 8, visitors will be…
Ethiopian Airlines and Air Côte d'Ivoire have entered into a codeshare agreement, effective this month.According to the new partnership, passengers originating from West African countries, especially from Lagos, Bamako, Cotonou,…
Date: 14 May 2018Release: ImmediateWesgro, the official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, will be continuing with their Export Advancement Programme (EAP) in the 2018/19…
Date: 11 May 2018Release: ImmediateCape Town and the Western Cape is on a winning streak as they claim another stand award at Africa’s Travel Indaba in Durban.This is the third consecutive prize…
Monday, 14 May 2018 13:33

Tourists help to save Eastern Cape forests

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Samara Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s Eastern Cape is providing a platform for guests to play a role in the reserve’s conservation initiatives.Samara’s Business Development Manager, Isabelle Tompkins, says the…
Qualito Craft Distillery calls for tourists to visit the historic town of Phalaborwa in SA’s Limpopo province, for more than its proximity to the Kruger National Park (KNP) and Mozambique…
Monday, 14 May 2018 13:14

Zimbabwe is back with record tourist numbers

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Zimbabwe’s top resort town, Victoria Falls, has received a record number of tourists, and healthy forward bookings, according to Africa Albida Tourism (AAT).AAT Chief Executive, Ross Kennedy, said monthly measurements across…
Monday, 14 May 2018 13:13

New adventure activity launches in Zimbabwe

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The Skydive Tandem Company launched late last year in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and will be launching charters in the near future.Director, Chris Wilkinson-Pearce, told Tourism Update during Africa’s Travel Indaba 2018 that guests…
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 12:52

Mahali Mzuri: The Green Season

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Kenya is blooming this month! The so-called ‘green season’ takes place in the Mara reserve each March, June and November when there is more rainfall than usual, and the surrounding…
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 12:44

Ulusaba - Take a dip into the pool at Rock Lodge

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You’re on top of the world at Rock Lodge! Survey miles of game-rich bush as you stand eight hundred feet above the wilderness.Here the view is king and there are…
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 12:35

Free night offer at Mont Rochelle

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Fancy a free night? Stay 3 nights or more and your final night is freeMont Rochelle is a stunning 26-bedroom hotel and vineyard just under an hour’s drive from Cape…
British Airways will start direct services between Durban and London Heathrow on October 29.The service will be the only non-stop link between Durban and Europe and will be operated by…
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 11:56

Major upgrade for Victoria Falls Safari Club

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The exclusive Victoria Falls Safari Club in Zimbabwe has announced the completion of a US$600 000 (€505 420) redevelopment that will see an even more enhanced guest experience.“The motivation for the…
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 11:53

Malawi repositions as a Big Five destination

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Malawi is in the process of rebranding itself as a Big Five safari destination, expanding its marketed tourism offering beyond Lake Malawi.Increased conservation efforts, including the introduction of more lions…
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