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Unguja — Zanzibar authorities expressed optimism over tourism recovery after the monthly number of visitors increased last month.A total of 29,128 tourists entered the archipelago in November 2020 compared to…
Kenya on Tuesday reached a deal for direct Kenya Airways flights to Hargeisa in Somaliland, in what could be the first destination for the national carrier into a Somali region,…
Friday, 11 December 2020 13:33

Developing parks, forests to promote local tourism

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Ethiopia was concentrating only on the promotion and development of international tourism. The country did not recognize the potential benefits of the domestic one. However, the development of domestic tourism…
Airport management at O. R. Tambo International Airport is urging passengers who will be flying in the coming weeks and who likely have not travelled by air in the past…
Tuesday, 08 December 2020 07:20

Zim to intensify marketing efforts in 2021

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Zimbabwe has lined up tourism marketing initiatives at home and abroad for 2021, to create a more positive image of the country post-COVID-19.“Key activities in 2021 will include hosting educational…
Tuesday, 08 December 2020 07:19

More southern African-European flights on the cards?

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Lufthansa is recording a sharp rise in intercontinental and intra-European bookings for the upcoming Christmas and New Year travel season, with South Africa and Namibia among the most popular destinations.Last…
Tuesday, 08 December 2020 07:16

Global company to promote tourism to Zambia

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The Ministry of Tourism and Arts of Zambia (MoTA) has signed a five-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Portuguese advisory firm, United Consulting, for the implementation of the new Zambia…
Tuesday, 08 December 2020 07:13

Malawi: Tourism Booming in Lake Malawi National Park

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More than 8 000 local people have visited Lake Malawi National Park since last year, the figure which the Department of Parks and Wildlife has said is the highest in…
Tuesday, 08 December 2020 06:55

Botswana Strives to Be Tourism Destination of Choice

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Gaborone — Botswana is ready to employ technologies and other possible means to ensure survival and recovery of the tourism industry, post COVID-19.Speaking during the 2020 Botswana Travel and Tourism…
Tuesday, 08 December 2020 06:43

Nigeria: Lufthansa Resumes Flights to Nigeria

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The first Lufthansa flight after an eight months suspension occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, arrived in Lagos last Thursday.The airline said it is offering in December, up to eight weekly…
The borders to the breathtaking island paradise of the Maldives are now open to travellers from South Africa.With no mandatory quarantine measures, the strictest of health and safety precautions in…
Friday, 04 December 2020 12:48

Changes to Namibia’s regs welcomed

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CEO of Cullinan Namibia Tours and Safaris, Andre Barnard Jnr, has welcomed the “small, but positive” changes to Namibia’s travel regulations.“We are pleased to say the positive news announced a…
Friday, 04 December 2020 12:46

Zim reopens land borders

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Six of Zimbabwe’s land borders reopened to private passenger vehicles yesterday (December 1).Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa, said the opening of border posts would be phased in,…
Friday, 04 December 2020 12:45

Mozambicans step up to support tourism

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While Mozambique’s inbound tourist market has not seen much movement since the borders opened, the country’s domestic market has shown great support for tourism.“The Mozambican market has really kept us…
Friday, 04 December 2020 12:43

Lockdown fears threaten summer bookings

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The tourism industry is appealing to government to police the individuals who are flouting lockdown regulations rather than re-imposing blanket policies that will wreak further devastation on the struggling travel…
Friday, 04 December 2020 12:41

Private game reserves offer convenient testing

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International tourists can now have their PCR test done at two private game reserves in the Greater Kruger Park area.Kapama Private Game Reserve in Hoedspruit and Sabi Sabi Private Game…
Friday, 04 December 2020 12:39

New accommodation facilities for Rwandan national park

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A new guest house and camp site have opened in the Gishwati sector of Rwanda’s Gishwati-Mukura National Park.They are part of a multi-phased conservation and tourism management programme for the…
We were elated with the news that we have, for the third consecutive year, been awarded 'South Africa's Leading Tour Operator 2020' by the World Travel Awards!This awards programme is…
Friday, 04 December 2020 08:10

Kenya: Tourism Expected to Lose Sh72 Billion

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Tourism will lose Sh72 billion due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic this year, a new government report says.The industry which employs thousands has been hit hard by the…
Friday, 04 December 2020 08:07

ZANZIBAR TARGETS 2.3 TRI/- INVESTMENTS IN TOURISM

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ZANZIBAR's tourism industry is gradually recovering, amid prospects of increased investments from 500 million US dollars to over a billion dollar (over 2.3tri/-).Tourism and Heritage Minister Lela Muhamed Mussa, speaking…
Friday, 20 November 2020 12:40

Hope as tourists trickle to Zanzibar for holiday

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Zanzibar's tourist arrivals more than doubled last month to 12,157 visitors, heightening prospects of achieving at least half of the annual target of over 500,000 holiday makers.Prior to the outbreak…
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