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UK-based Der Touristik will launch a new online platform for clients to tailor-make tours.Meraki Travel was launched at the Abta Travel Convention in Spain on Tuesday, October 9, and will…
Cape Town and the Western Cape is gearing up to welcome for the first  time the Biennial World Congress of the International Society of Audiology 2018,  scheduled to take place…
The Latest Edition to the  Wellworth Collection, Ole Serai Luxury Camp - KogatendeThis Luxury Camp is strategically located within the northern (Kogatende) area of the famous Serengeti National Park in…
  “Want to experience the real Africa”.  Those  words sum up the early days of  what become know as  Overlanding. Using converted army lorries these  truck expedition, usually staring from…
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 12:58

Excavation under way to reveal Tanzanian ruins

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Excavation has started in Tanzania to unveil the 800-year-old lost city of Engaruka. Now buried under rocks in the Monduli District in northern Tanzania, the city was once a thriving…
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 12:57

Rwanda looks to improve service industry to support tourism

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The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has urged tourism’s private sector to look at improving service delivery and customer relations to maintain growth of the industry.Speaking at the conclusion of RDB’s…
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 12:55

Louvre Hotels Group takes over property in Ethiopia

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Louvre Hotels Group has signed a management agreement to convert the WaterFall Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to a Tulip Inn.Current owner, M.S.A Oils, Seeds and Cereals Exporting, spent Br60…
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 12:49

Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa appointed as permanent CEO of TBCSA

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The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has appointed Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa as permanent CEO.Tshivhengwa was appointed interim CEO on August 15, and captained the TBCSA ship for the months prior to the permanent…
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 12:02

Make a booking in just 5 clicks with Sega Tours

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In addition to using Sega Tours’ professional corner to build your own packages, itineraries & quotations, you are now (since one year!) able to book accommodation live and directly via…
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 12:37

Airlink to suspend PE-East London route

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Airlink will suspend services on the Port Elizabeth-East London route, with the last flight operating on Friday, December 7.The airline says the route has been on its watchlist for considerable…
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 12:35

Construction starts on new Mozambique-Tanzania highway

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President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, laid the first stone in the construction of the first 165-kilometre paved highway directly linking Mozambique and Tanzania in the northern province of Cabo Delgado on…
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 12:33

Established SA operator sets up Namibian DMC

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Pamwe Tourism Investments in Namibia and ERM Tours & Safaris in South Africa have partnered to produce tours in Namibia for the established ERM clients from South-East Asia, the UAE…
Malawi’s largest hotel group, Sunbird Hotels and Resorts, has appointed AMG Ltd as its marketing representative in the UK and Ireland. This is the first time Sunbird has had representation…
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 12:26

Kenya and Google partner to market tourism sites

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The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has partnered with Google to market Kenya digitally. The partnership will see KTB launch Google Street View on October 15, enabling visitors to explore Kenya’s…
Monday, 08 October 2018 13:06

Malawi’s Sunbird Hotels signs with new digital agency

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Chakela Hotels & Resorts is expanding further into Africa after signing a partnership with Sunbird Hotels, Malawi.Chakela specialises in marketing hotels and represents more than 120 graded accommodation establishments in…
AirKenya and Aerolink Uganda will commence with an interline service on June 1, 2019, linking Kenya’s Maasai Mara with four national parks in Uganda.The interline service will afford passengers the…
Monday, 08 October 2018 12:53

Sankara Nairobi to rebrand under Marriott International

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Sankara Nairobi, a five-star hotel in the Kenyan capital, will trade under the Marriott brand from early next year following the recent signing of a franchise agreement with the American…
Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) has signed a paramount partnership agreement with Travelife, the globe’s biggest sustainability certification scheme for tour operators.The agreement sees the two organisations combine forces to offer…
Monday, 08 October 2018 12:44

Two pivotal SA tourism leaders join forces

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The Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (Satsa) will merge with the South African Youth Travel Confederation (SAYTC) in January next year.The decision was made following a SAYTC AGM in Cederberg…
Thursday, 04 October 2018 12:49

New bridge to ease travel in Uganda

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The Uganda National Roads Association (UNRA) has announced that the new 525m-long bridge across the source of the Nile in Jinja will be opened this month.Construction began in January 2014…
Thursday, 04 October 2018 12:47

BON Hotels adds third East African property

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South African-based hotel management company, BON Hotels, has extended its Ethiopian presence by adding BON Hotel German Square in Addis Ababa to its East African collection, making it its third…
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