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Thursday, 07 February 2019 11:52

Royal Zambezi Lodge launches scheduled charter flights

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Royal Zambezi Lodge has launched scheduled charter flights connecting passengers to the Royal Airstrip and the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia.As an accommodation provider in the Lower Zambezi, the…
Thursday, 07 February 2019 11:50

Operator ramps up trail bike experience in Namibia

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Ultimate Safaris has introduced a new fleet of trail bikes at Sossus Under Canvas.The Titan Comp Plus Trail Bikes are ideal for biking through the 24 000-hectare Namib Tsaris Conservancy, making…
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 14:06

New luxury eco-lodge to open in Botswana

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Mashatu Euphorbia, a new luxury eco-lodge in the privately owned, baobab-studded Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana, will start welcoming guests from June 2020. Reservations are already open.  The intimate lodge,…
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 14:04

Nature and wildlife top of mind for Indian travellers to Kenya

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According to the latest report released by the Kenya Tourism Board, 96% of Indian travellers visit the country for its natural beauty and wildlife experiences, with majority of this market…
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 14:02

SA forward bookings raise industry concern

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A year rife with international reports of the Cape Town water crisis, crime, and land expropriation, 2018 set the scene for flat to declining forward booking numbers in South Africa…
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 14:00

SAA resumes Blantyre services

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SAA resumed operations to Blantyre, Malawi, on Saturday, February 2.This follows the conclusion of audit and inspection process at Chileka International Airport in Blantyre. SAA suspended its operations after it…
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 13:58

Tanzania heads to Israel to market tourism offerings

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The Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) together with Tanzania National Parks, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, and other private- sector stakeholders, will be participating in the International Mediterranean Tourism Market (IMTM)…
Monday, 04 February 2019 12:32

Namib Desert luxury camp expands offering

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Agama River Camp in Namibia’s Namib Desert is expanding capacity with additional bungalows.The 20 new luxury bungalows will be added to the existing 10 standard bungalows, with construction starting at…
Monday, 04 February 2019 12:29

KZN airport sees 13% increase in international passengers

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King Shaka International Airport in Durban ended 2018 on a record high as international passenger numbers increased by 13% in December.The December peak season performance follows an 11% increase in…
Monday, 04 February 2019 12:27

Wildlife conservation programme to boost Zim tourism

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Zimbabwe, in conjunction with its development partners (Food and Agriculture Organisation, and the European Union), has launched the Zimbabwe chapter of the Sustainable Wildlife Management Programme (SWMP) in Binga District,…
Monday, 04 February 2019 12:25

Great Zimbabwe sees increase in visitor numbers

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Last year saw a 27% increase in visitors to the Great Zimbabwe National Monument in the Masvingo Province – 322km from Harare – owing to increased efforts in marketing destination…
Monday, 04 February 2019 12:23

USA to Africa: connecting with destination marketers

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The United States is a noticeably emerging source market for Africa, and tourism players across southern and East Africa are seeking ways to connect with destination marketers and product/service buyers, to inform…
Chinese multinational group, Touchroad International Holdings, has announced plans to build a number of hotels in Zimbabwe.This was announced by the group’s Chairman, Dr He Liehui, who said hotels will be…
YPO, the world’s premier leadership organisation for chief executives, will host more than 2 000 business leaders at YPO Edge in Cape Town from March 6 to 7, providing a…
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 11:45

Horse-riding activities planned for Matobo National Park

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Zimbabwe-based tour operator, Silwane Tours and Safaris, plans to introduce horse-riding at Matobo National Park in southwest Zimbabwe.Sikhawuliso Sibanda, Executive Director of Silwane Tours and Safaris, told Tourism Update that preparations were…
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 11:43

MICE: a driving force behind the tourism industry

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Tourism Update attended the media launch of Meetings Africa 2019 at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Tuesday (January 29), which highlighted the growing importance that Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events (MICE)…
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 11:25

Zimbabwe tourism rises above unrest

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Recent unrest in Zimbabwe, triggered by a massive fuel price hike, is reported to be settling down, with the country going ‘back to business as usual’.Sources on the ground told Tourism Update that…
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:39

Luxury living at The Farmstead, Royal Malewane

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The Farmstead at Royal Malewane, which falls within The Royal Portfolio, is set to open its doors on May 1.The lodge is in the Greater Kruger National Park, near a…
Ethiopian Airlines has implemented temporary service adjustments to its Addis Ababa-Johannesburg and Addis Ababa-Windhoek routes in the first quarter of this year.Until March 1 the flights between Addis Ababa and…
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:05

African Bush Camps to open luxury mobile camp in Botswana

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African Bush Camps recently revealed its latest addition, Linyanti Expeditions, a mobile luxury camp set to open on May 1 in a private concession in Linyanti, northern Botswana.The concept is…
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