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Thursday, 14 June 2018 13:20

Knysna Tourism launches new campaign

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One year after the Knysna fires in the Western Cape, Knysna Tourism has launched its new destination marketing campaign, #SpiritofKnysna.Part of the campaign includes a two-minute destination video that was…
Thursday, 14 June 2018 13:16

Zawadi Hotel, Zanzibar opens new plunge pools

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The Zawadi Hotel in Zanzibar, part of the Zanzibar Collection, has announced the opening of its plunge pools.The pools were due to be completed in December this year but are…
Thursday, 14 June 2018 13:12

Uganda reviving national carrier

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Uganda has announced plans to revive its national carrier. The plan was revealed by President Yoweri Museveni in the Ugandan Parliament on June 6, where Museveni said that the government would reinstate…
Date: 14 JuneRelease: ImmediateWesgro, the Official Tourism, Trade and Investment promotion Agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, has been selected to be a Business  Support Organization (BSO) partner for the…
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 12:45

Emirates increases flights to Angola

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Emirates has announced that it is increasing its flights between Luanda, Angola, and Dubai. As of July 1, the airline will fly between the two cities five times a week;…
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 12:42

Skeleton Coast welcomes guests to new luxury lodge

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Shipwreck Lodge recently opened in Namibia’s famous Skeleton Coast Central Concession, between the Hoarusib and Hoanib Rivers, in the Skeleton Coast Park.Katja Haase, Marketing Manager of the lodge told Tourism Update that…
Radisson Blu, part of the Radisson Hotel Group, has taken over as the fastest growing hotel brand in Africa with the largest number of hotels under construction in Africa, according…
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 12:37

Belmond luxury lodge reopens in Chobe National Park

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Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, situated in Botswana’s Chobe National Park, reopened this month following a total rebuild and redesign of the public areas and guest rooms.Sean Clark, Director of Sales,…
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 12:34

Kenya Airways and Air Mauritius expand partnership

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Kenya Airways and Air Mauritius have extended their codeshare, signing a reciprocal agreement. This follows the launch of the Kenya Airways routes to Mauritius on June 7.Kenya Airways already places…
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 12:32

Seychelles to improve water-based activities

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The Seychelles Cabinet of Ministers has approved a policy that ensures mandatory basic training for seafarers who own, work on, or operate watercraft in Seychelles’ waters.The new policy was announced…
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 12:36

Sun Resorts takes it back to the beach

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Sun Resorts, Mauritius has introduced Timeless Memories, a concept that focuses on ensuring that each guest has a memorable experience, no matter which resort they stay at.The concept was created…
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 12:34

SAA ups East London-Johannesburg capacity

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South African Airways (SAA) has added capacity to the Eastern Cape for business travellers between East London and Johannesburg.SAA currently operates 24 flights per week between Johannesburg and East London,…
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 12:32

Electric mountain bike safaris introduced in Kenya

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Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camps, situated in the Olderkesi Conservancy, bordering the Serengeti and Loliolondo reserves in Kenya, has introduced electric mountain bikes, known as E-Bike Bush Rides.Marketing Coordinator for Cottar’s…
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 12:29

RwandAir to fly direct to the US

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RwandAir, Rwanda’s national carrier has been granted a licence to start direct flight services to the United States, following approval by the US transport department. This follows their Kigali-Harare-Cape Town…
Date: 12 June 2018Release: ImmediateCape Town Air Access Team extends a warm welcome to 250 delegates from across the globe, as specialists in the aviation sector gather in the Mother City for…
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 12:21

Romance offer at Ulusaba

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A romance offer for couplesWho says romance is dead? At Ulusaba we see it every day, and not just from our human guests. The elephants who roam the Sabi Sand…
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 12:18

GAME DRIVES AT ULUSABA

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Anyone who’s been on safari before knows that no two game drives are ever the same! There are two daily game drives at Ulusaba, one leaving early in the morning…
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 12:15

Manor House at Mont Rochelle

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Just a short walk from the main hotel building and a stone’s throw from our winery, the Manor House is the newest addition to Mont Rochelle. This beautiful four-bedroom villa…
Kenya Airways is close to taking over control of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). This was announced by the airline’s Chairperson, Michael Joseph on Monday (June 4).Joseph said the airline had proposed…
Monday, 11 June 2018 12:19

Tour operators partner on Seychelles resort

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Club Med is taking over Beachcomber’s Seychelles Saint Anne Resort and Spa Hotel.It is set to launch in 2020, and the Club Med proposal to take over the property under…
Monday, 11 June 2018 12:15

New data shows Airbnb helps fight mass tourism

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Airbnb released a Healthy Travel and Healthy Destinations report on May 29 which shows how its platform and community model helps fight mass tourism and promotes sustainable travel.Furthermore, the report…
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