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Monday, 07 May 2018 11:53

Ministers team up to ease SA’s visa requirements

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The Departments of Tourism and Home Affairs are setting up a dedicated team of officials to fast-track progress of the easing of visa requirements for visitors, in a bid to…
Monday, 07 May 2018 11:52

Namibia allocates €1.4m to wildlife and tourism

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Namibia’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism has allocated N$21.9m (€1.4m) of its 2018/19 budget to tourism development and gaming regulations, placing ever-increasing focus on wildlife crime and tourism development. This…
Air Mauritius’s new Airbus A340 began servicing the Cape Town route twice a week on March 28.The service operates every Wednesday and Sunday, departing Cape Town at 22h05 and arriving…
Friday, 04 May 2018 05:54

Botswana lodge reopens following renovations

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Natural Selection’s Mapula Lodge, situated in a private reserve just outside the Okavango Delta in Botswana, has reopened following extensive renovations.The nine-room lodge is on an island in the middle…
Friday, 04 May 2018 05:51

Kenya tourism growing despite political unrest

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Kenya’s tourism sector recorded improvements in 2017, despite a prolonged electioneering process and negative travel advisories from some countries. This is according to Kenya’s National Bureau of Statistics’ Economic Survey…
Date: 3 May 2018Release: ImmediateWesgro is pleased to announce that a total of nine film and media declarations contributing R1.92 billion to Cape Town and the Western Cape's economy were…
Thursday, 03 May 2018 10:45

Camp in Hwange National Park closes for rebuild

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Wilderness Safaris’ Little Makalolo Camp, situated in a private concession in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, has closed for an extensive rebuild, with a new camp set to reopen in early…
Thursday, 03 May 2018 10:43

Record number of Australians land in Tanzania

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A Qantas Boeing 747 with 298 Australian tourists on board landed at Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) this weekend.Natural Resources and Tourism Minister of Tanzania, Dr Hamisi Kigwangala, said the government was…
Thursday, 03 May 2018 10:39

UK tour operator expands to Cape Town

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Mahlatini Luxury Travel, a UK tour operator, will open a dedicated South African sales and product office in Cape Town later this year in support of its growth strategy.The UK-based…
Thursday, 03 May 2018 10:37

Namibia’s Kunene River Lodge reopens

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After extensive flooding across the Kunene River in Namibia, which caused Kunene River Lodge to close two weeks ago, the lodge has reopened today, May 2.Katja Haase, Marketing Manager of…
Emirates Airline has announced renewed support for Mauritius and Seychelles by extending its global marketing agreement with the tourism boards of the two countries.A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed…
Seychelles President Danny Faure has announced a Cabinet reshuffle, with a reduction in the size of the Cabinet, that sees Didier Dogley appointed Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marines.Dogley, who replaces Maurice Loustau-Lalanne,…
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 13:28

Zimbabwe is ‘open for business’ in the Middle East

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Zimbabwe walked the talk of being ‘open for business’ by sending a tourism delegation to the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai – which ran from April 22-25 – shortly…
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 09:38

Kenyan camp reopens following complete rebuild

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&Beyond Bateleur Camp, at the foot of the Oloololo Escarpment in Kenya, has reopened following a four-month closure for a complete rebuild.Twenty years after it first opened, Fox Browne Creative,…
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 09:34

Thomson Safaris adds Tanzania dry season tours

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Thomson Safaris has added four new departure dates over the August to November period, due to increased demand.Additional tours for the 11-day Classic Safari will depart on August 23, October…
Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) in the Eastern Cape is growing in popularity for its coastal and marine tourism offerings, such as ocean safaris and boat-based whale-watching excursions. This is being…
Thursday, 26 April 2018 12:02

Eastern Cape parks a hit with international visitors

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The Addo Elephant National Park and Camdeboo National Park, both in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, have noted record numbers of visitors.During the 2016/2017 financial year, Addo Elephant National Park outside…
Thursday, 26 April 2018 11:55

Kenya aims for more Chinese tourists

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Last week the Kenya tourism Board (KTB) launched a video marketing campaign targeting Chinese tourists during a media forum in Beijing.The custom-made Chinese-language video aims to increase awareness of Kenya’s…
Thursday, 26 April 2018 10:59

Featherbed Nature Reserve Update

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Featherbed is Rising !!Ten months after the fire, the plant life is looking a lot better than expected. Although we had a hot summer, we also had some rain, so…
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 11:34

KNP rangers arrest 12 poachers in six days

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South African National Parks has announced the arrest of 12 suspected rhino poachers in the Kruger National Park since Thursday, April 19.On April 20, KNP rangers arrested three suspects in…
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 11:32

Business events and the growth of African tourism

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The tourism sector is key to Africa’s long-term economic growth and ability to attract substantial investment. Yugashnee Naicker, Group Manager Sales, International Sales at Peermont Hotels, Casinos and Resorts explores how the…
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