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Tuesday, 16 July 2019 12:47

DusitD2 Nairobi to reopen

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The DusitD2 Nairobi in the Westlands suburb is set to reopen in August following the terror attack that took place in January.The 101-room property has increased its security and will…
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 12:45

Mango and LH increase connections

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Lufthansa and Mango Airlines have signed a new partnership, allowing for easier connections between the two airlines.Lufthansa passengers can now connect on Mango services from Johannesburg to Cape Town, Durban,…
Monday, 15 July 2019 12:11

SA looking at transport link with India

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South Africa’s Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, says the country will look at creating an air transport link to India in a push to claim a bigger share of tourist arrivals from…
Monday, 15 July 2019 12:07

The Swiss International to open in Kenya

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Swiss International, in partnership with the Foundation Enterprise Programme (FEP) Holdings, is to construct a four-star resort along the Nairobi Nyeri Highway, 100km from Nairobi. The Swiss International Sagana Resort and…
Monday, 15 July 2019 12:06

KLM upgrades aircraft on Tanzania routes

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KLM’s new B787-10 Dreamliner is to operate the flight from Amsterdam to Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam. The B787-10 is built with light materials, meaning it produces lower carbon emissions and…
Satsa (Southern Africa Tourism Services Association) and South African Tourism (SA Tourism) have launched a carbon-offsetting initiative to create awareness about the need to reduce the tourism industry’s carbon footprint.The…
Ker & Downey Botswana has announced that it will keep Kanana and Dinaka camps open through January and February next year.The Ker & Downey Botswana properties usually close from January…
Friday, 12 July 2019 05:58

Tanzania gets serious about National Parks

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Tanzania hopes to improve international tourism by increasing the number of attractions in the country.To this end, the government is focusing on upgrading game reserves into fully fledged national parks.Tanzanian…
Friday, 12 July 2019 05:57

KZN draws thousands of Chinese

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The number of Chinese tourists who visit KwaZulu-Natal is expected to grow thanks to an agreement signed between Tourism KwaZulu-Natal and China Comfort Tourism Group.The agreement will see the Chinese…
Friday, 12 July 2019 05:55

Gov eases travel to SA for new visa-free countries

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South Africa has scrapped visa requirements for various countries, including New Zealand.In 2017, in what was considered a tit-for-tat move, South Africa's Department of Home Affairs applied visa restrictions to…
Friday, 12 July 2019 05:53

Selinda Camp opens in Botswana

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Great Plains Conservation has opened the Selinda Camp in northern Botswana.The camp’s three one-bedroom tented units have canvas ceilings and thatched roofs. Each unit has a shaded open-sided lounge that…
Friday, 12 July 2019 05:52

Wesgro steers London-Cape Town air access

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Wesgro is in advanced talks with Virgin Atlantic to introduce direct flights to Cape Town.Wesgro CEO, Tim Harris, was addressing delegates at the Satsa (Southern Africa Tourism Services Association) conference,…
Friday, 12 July 2019 05:46

Sega Tours Mauritius - New address

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We are pleased to announce officially that Sega Tours Indian Ocean has moved its office to Curepipe on Monday the 1st of July 2019.  We are now all settled in our…
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 13:34

Air Zimbabwe and Mack Air launch regional service

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Mack Air and Air Zimbabwe signed an agreement for the launch of a new domestic and regional air service, called Flame Lilly Hoppa, in Harare “Flame Lily Hoppa”, Zimbabwe on…
The building of a 2 400MW Batoka Gorge Hydro-Electric Scheme (BHES) on the Zambezi River in 2020 by Zambia and Zimbabwe is set to boost tourism activities in the two…
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 13:31

Tour operators to protect whales in Mozambique

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Three tourism operators have joined forces to protect humpback whales when they reach the end of their migration from Antarctica to their birthing site at Ilha De Mozambique.The 3 operators,…
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 13:30

Mauritius Club Med resort completes renovation

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Club Med’s La Pointe aux Canonniers resort in Mauritius has reopened after completing renovations totalling €42m (R660m).The hotel is on a protected site in Grand Bay in the north of…
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 13:28

Great Plains to open new tented camp in Kenya

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Great Plains Conservations is set to open a new luxury tented camp, Mara Nyika camp, in the Naboisho Conservancy, Maasai Mara, Kenya next month.Mara Nyika will open with four luxury…
Thursday, 20 June 2019 14:00

Botoka Safaris launches Zambezi cruise

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Batoka Safaris has launched a new sunset cruise on the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, after the company recently acquired a 90-seat double-decked boat, the Uhambo (The Journey).On the cruise, which…
Thursday, 20 June 2019 13:59

Tanzania hotel introduces new spa concept

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Serena Hotels Tanzania has introduced a new Healing Spa concept across its entire spa offering in the country.The Healing Spa concept was officially introduced on June 1 and customised for…
Thursday, 20 June 2019 13:58

New lodge to open in Zimbabwe

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Nantwich Lodge is set to open next month in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.The lodge has nine suites, sleeping two guests each, one of which is a honeymoon suite. Spokesperson, Marguerite Engelbrecht, commented: “The…
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