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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 12:40

Giraffe Manor undergoes refurb

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Giraffe Manor, owned by The Safari Collection and located in Nairobi, has recently completed upgrades to its boutique hotel, with further refurbishments to come.Soft interior refurbishments were done, with the…
Monday, 03 September 2018 13:32

Packaging Zimbabwe beyond Vic Falls

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Zimbabwe’s hotspot destination, Victoria Falls, remains a key tourist drawcard when visiting the country, however, operators need to start diversifying their packages when selling the destination, which has so much…
Monday, 03 September 2018 13:29

SAA adds two weekly Johannesburg-Luanda flights

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From September 9, SAA will add two weekly flights to its Johannesburg-Luanda route. SA080 will operate from Johannesburg (JNB) to Luanda (LAD) on Wednesday and Sunday and SA081 will return…
Monday, 03 September 2018 13:20

Destination trends: Acacia Africa releases Safari Wishlist

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Specialist tour operator and British Travel Awards nominee, Acacia Africa, has completed a detailed analysis of all website activity (Acacia offers the option to search by country, budget, length of…
Monday, 03 September 2018 13:18

Popular west coast marina completes refurb

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Port Owen Marina in Velddrif, along South Africa’s West Coast, has completed an extensive refurb.The marina, managed by First Group, now has a modernised reception area with a coffee shop,…
Monday, 03 September 2018 13:07

Zimbabwe Tourism Council rebrands

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The Zimbabwe Council for Tourism is celebrating its 30thanniversary and has undergone a rebrand.Tich Hwingwiri, President of the Tourism Business Council for Zimbabwe (TBCZ), told media on Thursday, August 30:…
The Zambezi Queen Collection, is located on the great Chobe River that borders Namibia and the Chobe National Park in Botswana, the Collection is made up of four houseboats; the…
Thursday, 30 August 2018 12:07

Rwanda tourism on upward trajectory, earning $438 million

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The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) recently released its 2017 Annual Report, which saw the country’s tourism sector rake in US$438 million in revenues, up from the $404m recorded in 2016.However,…
Thursday, 30 August 2018 12:04

Special Blue Train departure to the Greater Kruger

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The Blue Train will make occasional special departures to the Greater Kruger area for the remainder of 2018 and 2019, allowing passengers to combine a one-way journey with a safari,…
South African Airways Vacations has announced complimentary five-star luxury upgrades on its ‘Best of South Africa’ package.The upgrades apply to bookings of the ‘Best of South Africa’ package made before…
Thursday, 30 August 2018 12:00

Mauritius Four Seasons completes private villa refurb

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The Royal Residence Villa at Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita has completed a refurbishment.The two-storey luxury villa’s interior and exterior living spaces now incorporate the cooling tones and textures…
Chairperson of the Tourism B-BBEE Charter Council, Dr. Vuyo Mahlati, together with Council membership, briefed Parliament on Wednesday on the state of transformation in the tourism sector.“While we appreciate evidence of…
Date: 28 August 2018Release: ImmediateWesgro extends a warm welcome to UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, as she touches down in Cape Town today.Given the important trade, tourism and investment relationship between South…
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 12:59

Sophisticated corporate swindle stings SA tour operator

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Fast action has helped limit an elaborate confidence trick involving contracts and international travel by a fraudulent Chinese company claiming to want to make bookings for clients to SA.Tourism Update was…
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 11:57

Major cash injection for Mpumalanga tourism company

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The Graskop Gorge Lift Company in Mpumalanga, South Africa, is being given a further boost of R5 million (€300 000) by the Tourism Transformation Fund, which is set to jump-start…
Tanzania’s government, through the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) has established a special unit, the National Convention Bureau, which will be responsible for the organisation and promotion of conference tourism to…
President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, says opportunities in the biodiversity economy, as well as wildlife and ecotourism products, have the potential to unlock the country’s rural economy and lift those…
Monday, 27 August 2018 11:41

Knysna Tourism officially closes its doors

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Knysna Tourism’s Board of Directors have decided to close its offices with immediate effect, following Wesgro’s meeting with Knysna Municipality on Wednesday, where it was agreed in principle that the…
Monday, 27 August 2018 11:38

Promoting sustainable whale watching in northern Moz

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Ilha Blue Island Safaris is committed to responsible and sustainable whale-watching practices in northern Mozambique, with a platform soon to launch that will track Humpback whales as they migrate thousands…
Monday, 27 August 2018 11:35

Severin Travel Africa launches new Kenya train safari

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Severin Travel Africa, a tour operator specialising in individual and small group journeys to East and South Africa, recently introduced the Severin Tsavo Train Safari, a three- or four-day experience…
Monday, 27 August 2018 11:33

Tourvest launches fine-dining restaurant boat

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Tourvest is launching South Africa’s first fine-dining restaurant boat at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on September 1.The Alba is modelled on similar concepts in tourist cities from other parts…
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