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Thursday, 24 January 2019 18:04

Air Seychelles adds flights over Easter holidays

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Air Seychelles will offer additional flights between Johannesburg and Seychelles in March and April, to increase capacity over the Easter holidays.In addition to the current scheduled services on Tuesdays, Wednesdays,…
Thursday, 24 January 2019 18:02

SA Tourism heads to Turkey to promote destination SA

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On January 30, SA Tourism will host its first ‘Learn SA Roadshow’ in Istanbul, where 11 SA trade partners, including SMMEs, tour operators and accommodation establishments, will have the opportunity…
South Africa recorded 6 852 972 traveller movements at its ports of entry for the period starting December 1, 2018, until January 15, 2019, up from 6 811 510 recorded…
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 11:27

Changes to Blue Train’s Pretoria-Cape Town route

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Effective January 1, The Blue Train’s Pretoria to Cape Town route (and vice versa) is now a two-night journey, instead of one. Further updates from The Blue Train include a…
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 11:26

SA Express gets back on track

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SA Express is making good news.The airline resumed its Cape Town flights to Bloemfontein and Walvis Bay on January 12 and 13, saying this showed the significant progress SA Express…
The MS Queen Elizabeth and the MSC Musica luxury cruise liners docked at Cape Town harbour on Friday, January 18, bringing a wave of economic opportunities to the city’s shores and stimulating tourism.The City's…
As part of efforts to embrace information communication technologies to enhance doing business in Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has launched an Online Registration System (ORS) for tourism service…
Friday, 18 January 2019 11:43

Sega Tours - Online booking services

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It is with great pleasure that we are announcing that apart from accommodation and transfers, YOU CAN NOW BOOK THE FOLLOWING SERVICES ONLINE:  EXCURSIONS (in Mauritius)  CHAUFFEUR-DRIVEN CAR HIRE (in Mauritius)  OPTIONAL GUIDE…
Thursday, 17 January 2019 12:35

Romantic getaways in KwaZulu Natal

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Clients looking for a more cost-effective Valentine’s getaway will fall in love with KwaZulu Natal’s hidden gems, according to Phindile Makwakwa, acting CEO of Tourism KZN.“The Midlands Meander is positioned as…
Thursday, 17 January 2019 12:34

Shearwater adds more Zambezi cruises

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Shearwater Adventures is set to add early-morning and mid-morning cruises on the Zambezi River, complementing its popular sunset cruise, as part of its expansion drive for 2019, says spokesperson, Clement Mukwasi.Late…
Thursday, 17 January 2019 12:33

Governors’ Camp Collection completes property refurbs

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Governors’ Camp Collection completed upgrades to two of its Kenyan properties – Loldia House in Naivasha and Governors’ IL Moran Camp in the Masai Mara – near the end of…
Tourism operators in the Western Cape have reported a generally strong December season, with many local tourism offices and attractions seeing increased numbers, despite the drought’s impact, as Wesgro conducted…
Thursday, 17 January 2019 12:30

Tanzania to market destination in Middle East and East Asia

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The Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) has announced a plan to market the country's tourism product in Middle East and East Asian countries.This would include conducting tourism promotion campaigns in Israel,…
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:37

New dhow experience introduced in Victoria Falls

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Hideaways has introduced a new dhow experience for visitors to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Guests can enjoy a sunrise or sunset cruise on the Zambezi River on board a traditional handcrafted…
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:35

Shadows of Africa opens in Zanzibar

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Travel company, Shadows of Africa, has opened a new branch in Zanzibar, and offers hotel bookings, activities, flight bookings and excursions on and from the island.The company specialises in Zanzibar…
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:34

International hotel brand to open resort in Kenya

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Swiss International Hotels & Resorts is opening a luxury holiday resort at the foot of Mount Kenya.The Swiss International Resort Mount Kenya, currently under development at the border of Nyeri…
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:33

Air Tanzania to resume flights to Zimbabwe

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Effective February 22, Air Tanzania is set to resume Dar es Salaam-Harare-Lusaka-Dar es Salaam flights three times a week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. This has been confirmed by the…
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:31

Mauritius targets Saudi Arabian market

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Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) has appointed Aviareps to promote the island to the Saudi Arabian market.The global PR and marketing company will be responsible for promoting the unique culture,…
“A game drive is so exciting…because you never know what you’re going to see. Every day it’s something new.” - Bens Marimate. MalaMala Game Reserve, Mpumalanga. South Africa is a…
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 12:30

Romantic getaways – think outside the box

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Clients who are tired of the tried and tested will enjoy these unusual Valentine’s getaways.For South African getaways, Liz Budge, Manager of XL Oceanair Travel, recommends the exclusive Timamoon Lodge…
In 2018, 2.6 million international passengers were recorded by Cape Town International Airport (CTIA), representing a 9.6% growth from 2017, despite the drought and other challenges experienced by the region.…
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