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Thursday, 31 October 2019 10:14

SA Tourism to seize networking opportunities at WTM

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South African Tourism will exhibit at World Travel Market (WTM) in London from November 4 to 6,  as part of its global strategy to double international tourist arrivals to 21…
Thursday, 31 October 2019 10:07

South Africa needs to be China-ready

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The travel trade welcomed the news earlier this week regarding South African Tourism’s signing of a two-year deal with leading Chinese Internet company, Tencent.What does it mean for tour operators…
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 10:08

SADC Tourism Programme 2020- 2030 comes into effect

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The Joint Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Environment, Natural Resources and Tourism from the Southern African Development Community has approved the SADC Tourism Programme for 2020-2030.The programme was developed in…
Monday, 28 October 2019 12:07

Air Zimbabwe aircraft grounded at OR Tambo

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Airports Company South Africa(Acsa) has confirmed that it has suspended Air Zimbabwe from using its airports due to non-payment.According to Acsa, Air Zimbabwe is a cash client and is required to…
Monday, 28 October 2019 12:06

Unlocking tourism’s potential through technology

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As the world becomes more digitally connected, there has been a shift in how travellers search for information and book their next holiday.Cape Town Tourism’s Social Media Platforms boast a…
Monday, 28 October 2019 12:03

SAX to commence flights to Eastern Cape

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SA Express will commence flights between Cape Town and the Eastern Cape from November 15.The airline will fly between Cape Town and East London four times a week and between…
Monday, 28 October 2019 11:59

New botanical garden to open in Tanzania

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The Rainforest Trust and the Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG) have purchased a three-hectare property near the Magombera Forest Reserve in central Tanzania where local NGO, Reforest Africa, will partner…
Monday, 28 October 2019 11:56

Eswatini – one of the world’s top countries for 2020

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Eswatini has been named one of the world’s top countries for travellers in 2020 by Lonely Planet.The country came fifth in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2020, the anticipated annual collection of the…
Thursday, 24 October 2019 12:55

Uganda Tourism to draw Middle East with new travel campaign

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The Uganda Tourism Board has launched the ‘Experience Uganda – First!’ campaign, which packages the country to residents of the Gulf States.The campaign, which offers selected Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) travel…
Thursday, 24 October 2019 12:53

Tencent to help boost Chinese tourism to South Africa

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Chinese payment and Internet giant Tencent and South African Tourism have signed an agreement that will assist direct access to promote South Africa as a destination of choice to Chinese…
Thursday, 24 October 2019 12:47

SA tourism statistics remain flat

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Overseas tourist numbers to South Africa are almost identical to last year’s August numbers, according to the August 2019 Tourism and Migrations Statistics report published by Statistics SA.August saw a…
Thursday, 24 October 2019 12:43

Cape Winelands in Top 10 best value destinations

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Lonely Planet has announced the Cape Winelands as one of its ‘Top 10 Best Value Destinations for 2020’.The Winelands, which was awarded eighth place, is celebrated on Lonely Planet’s website…
Thursday, 24 October 2019 12:41

Will a new, better informed NPTR board make a difference?

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Tourism bodies – lobbying, on behalf of the industry, against the “massive delays” in obtaining tour operating licences from National Public Transport Regulator (NPTR) – hope that a new NPTR…
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 12:42

Zim hotel group launches tour operations arm

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To expand its footprint in the tourism sector, Zimbabwe hotel group, Rainbow Tourism recently launched a tour operations arm, Heritage Expeditions Africa, which also operates an adventure park, Heritage Adventure…
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 12:40

New rail link between Nairobi and Naivasha

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Kenya's Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) linking Nairobi with the resort town of Naivasha, welcomed its first passengers on October 18, a day after its launch by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta."The completion…
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 12:39

SA looks to China and Japan to grow arrivals

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As South Africa intensifies its efforts to grow arrivals from the Asia Pacific region, Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane is scheduled to visit China and Japan, two of South Africa’s key source…
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 12:37

Oman Air, Kenya Airways, expand codeshare

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Oman Air and Kenya Airways have expanded their codeshare, increasing the destinations available to passengers.The expansion will allow seamless connectivity to Oman Air passengers travelling beyond Nairobi to Entebbe and…
Kenya Airways (KQ) has introduced a seat product - Economy Comfort, which is set to enhance customer comfort and experience.Economy Comfort features increased seat pitch of 8cm more than the…
Monday, 14 October 2019 13:36

Increased F&B focus for global hotels in Africa

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Global hotel groups will reportedly open 700 new hotel restaurants and bars across the African continent by 2025, as there is a new investment focus on the food and beverage…
Monday, 14 October 2019 13:32

New campsite to service Gonarezhou NP, Zimbabwe

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Lowveld Wanderer is set to open Chimbwedziva Campsite by year end. The camp will be situated west of both Gonarezhou National Park (GNP) and the Runde River in Zimbabwe's Masvingo…
Monday, 14 October 2019 13:31

New Kenyan waterfront to be built

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Nakuru County in Kenya has revealed plans to build a new waterfront at tourist destination, Lake Naivasha.The waterfront, which will serve as a public entry point into the lake, will…
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