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Tuesday, 30 January 2018 07:58

Akagera National Park reports jump in revenue

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Akagera National Park in Rwanda has reported a 20% increase in nett revenue.The park recently released figures that showed it brought in $1,6 million in nett revenues last year, resulting…
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 07:56

Kenya: Lake Bogoria’s shoreline recedes dramatically

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The north shoreline of Lake Bogoria, one of Kenya’s key tourism attractions, has receded three kilometres. It is famous for its geysers and the local tourism industry has raised concerns…
Click here to register. Reminder to register for today’s (Jan 30) webinar at 12h30, where CEO of SA Tourism, Sisa Ntshona and Wesgro CEO, Tim Harris and Fedhasa Cape Chairperson, Jeff Rosenberg will be discussing the effects…
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 07:52

CTICC 2 launch a boom for Cape Town conferencing tourism

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The CTICC 2, the Cape Town International Convention Centre's R900m (€60.7m) expansion, was officially opened on January 25 by Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, and Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille. The…
Friday, 26 January 2018 07:42

Rhino poaching undermines rural communities

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The ongoing rhino poaching challenge is not only spreading to other species but also impacting on rural people living around protected areas, through exposure to organised crime syndicates.WWF South Africa…
Thursday, 25 January 2018 12:29

Tanzania’s tourist arrivals on the up

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Tanzania’s economy received a major economic boost from tourism, with foreign exchange earnings of US$2.16bn (Sh4.8 trillion), in the year ending November 2017.The financial injection into the economy from the…
Thursday, 25 January 2018 12:26

Star gazing in Africa – an opportunity not to be missed

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Astro tourism has been gaining popularity worldwide, with many travellers adding viewing the Northern and Southern Lights to their bucket lists. The total solar eclipse in the US last year…
Thursday, 25 January 2018 12:22

Namibia through the seasons

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Namibia is one of those countries that are fortunate enough not to be hit severely by seasonality, as weather tends to be pleasant year round. However, depending on what time…
WEBINAR (+/- 45 minutes)Date: Tuesday, 30 January 2018Time: 12:30 South Africa timeAs the Western Cape drought worsens, it is apparent that closer co-operation and action are needed to overcome the…
Wild Frontiers have been in operation for over 20 years and are considered to be one of Ugandas leading tourism companies. Apart form owning and operating three lodges in key…
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 12:28

New lodge to open near Victoria Falls

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Wild Horizons will open a new luxury tented lodge, Old Drift Lodge, in April.Shane White, Wild Horizons Chief Marketing Officer, told Tourism Update the lodge would have 10 twin/double suites and four…
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 11:26

Ongoing drought impacts SA wine tourism

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South African wine tourism is facing a challenge this year due to the continuing drought and low water supplies in the Western Cape.The industry body Sawis (SA Wine Industry Information…
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 10:42

Tanzania to build new tourist train station

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Tanzania’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism plans to construct a tourist train station and visitor information centre.The Ministry will work in partnership with the Tanzania Wildlife Authority (TAWA) and…
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 10:28

Universal access in tourism – how does Africa fare?

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Universal access in tourism (accessible tourism) refers to the ability of all people to have equal opportunity and access to a product or service, as described by the South African…
Friday, 19 January 2018 09:23

New momentum for wine tourism

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Date: 18 January 2018Release: ImmediateNote to editors: This statement was originally issued by VinproA Memorandum of Understanding signed between Vinpro and Wesgro will give new momentum to wine tourism in South…
Consultors RS is delighted to announce the opening of The Fine Collection's Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel in July.Developed on the prestigious Am Weinberg Estate in Klein Windhoek, the hotel comprises 43…
Friday, 19 January 2018 08:22

5 facts about Kenya you need to know

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There is something about Kenya that is truly remarkable. This East Africa offers an Indian Ocean coastline, lakelands, the Great Rift Valley, mountain highlands and is a range of wildlife…
Friday, 19 January 2018 08:17

The reality of ‘overtourism’ in Africa

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Overtourism, frequently referred to as tourism overcrowding, has affected countries such as Spain and Italy, however Africa is seemingly only affected seasonally.  Colin Bell, Co-Founder of Natural Selection, says Africa…
Tsessabe is pleased to announce that they are now marketing Serengeti Acacia Camps which have 2 camps in the Serengeti - Central Camp which is in the spectacular Seronera  area…
International arrivals to South Africa have shown a 1,1%, monthly increase year-on-year from 1 336 973 in October 2016 to 1 351 940 in October 2017, according to Stats SA’s…
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:36

Tanzania implements policy in favour of small tour operators

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The Tanzanian government has created a small tour operator category in an effort to reduce statutory burdens and promote new businesses, a decision that may lead to a fall in…
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