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Thursday, 19 April 2018 08:22

New cruise ship to visit Seychelles

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Silversea is to send its expedition ship, Silver Discoverer, to the Seychelles to coincide with the cruise season there, which lasts from October to April.CEO of Seychelles Tourism Board, Sherin Francis, said…
Thursday, 19 April 2018 08:20

Namib Desert Lodge launches paragliding adventure

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Namib Desert Lodge near Sossusvlei, Namibia, part of the Gondwana Collection, will launch powered paragliding on May 1. The new venture is a partnership between Gondwana and Wild Air Safaris.Erick…
Thursday, 19 April 2018 08:17

First known water-offset tool launches in Cape Town

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Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde, launched the world’s first water-offset tool on Wednesday (April 18), My Water Foot Print, as part of a bid to boost water-wise tourism…
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 13:42

Protea Hotels by Marriott announces new hotel in Pretoria

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Protea Hotels by Marriott has signed a new hotel in Pretoria – the Protea Hotels by Marriott Loftus Park.The hotel is set to open later this year and is in…
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 13:40

Seychelles conducts successful roadshow to Brazil

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Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) took its destination offerings to Brazil in a four-day roadshow from March 19-22. The aim was not just to promote Seychelles as a holiday location catering…
Local tourism establishments in Langa and Bo-Kaap, Western Cape, will host some of the world’s top tourism industry buyers this week at World Travel Market (WTM) Africa.Buyers from key source…
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 13:33

African wild dogs reintroduced to Gorongosa National Park

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African wild dogs have returned to Gorongosa National Park after a long absence.In an initiative driven by the South African Wild Dog Advisory Group (SAWAG), a founding pack of 15…
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 13:22

Alitalia to add Rome-Mauritius route

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Following the return of Alitalia’s JNB-Rome route, with four scheduled flights per week, the Italian airline has announced a thrice-weekly service between Rome and Mauritius.The route will commence on October…
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 13:13

New cruise terminal planned for Durban

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The Transnet National Ports Authority has concluded an agreement that will see KwaZulu Cruise Terminal Pty Ltd (KCT) finance, construct, operate, maintain and transfer a new cruise terminal facility in…
Africa continues its drive to promote continent-dominated connected skies, with Zanzibar President Ali Mohamed Sheinstrongly advocating this movement at the three-day 7th African Airlines Association (AFRAA) convention held in Zanzibar earlier…
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:16

Etihad Airways and EgyptAir expand codeshare

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Etihad Airways (EY) and EgyptAir (MS) have expanded their codeshare, with sales coming into effect today for travel from May 2. This broadens the destination reach of the codeshare across…
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:15

Tsogo Sun opens new Maputo property

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Tsogo Sun has opened its third property in Mozambique, StayEasy Maputo, taking its properties outside South Africa to 11.The hotel has 125 en-suite rooms, with tea- and coffee-making facilities, an…
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:10

Unlocking SA’s wine tourism potential

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Wine tourism in the Western Cape could further unlock its earning potential with information supplied by big data that analyses computationally, to reveal patterns, trends and associations. Wine tourists in the…
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:06

Scenic abseiling launches in Victoria Falls

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A new exciting activity, scenic abseiling, has launched in Victoria falls.Comfort Chinengundu, Director of Abseil Victoria Falls, told Tourism Update that the activity was in the most scenic abseiling site in the…
Date: 17 April 2018Release: ImmediateAbang Africa  Travel, Marine Dynamics Tours & Spier Wine Farm, top tour businesses within the Western Cape, will be representing South  Africa at the 2018 African Responsible Tourism…
Thursday, 12 April 2018 14:18

Weddings at Mahali Mzuri

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First of all, congratulations on your engagement! We love the colour and joy of a celebration and are delighted you’re considering celebrating your wedding or blessing at Mahali Mzuri!Our priority…
Thursday, 12 April 2018 14:10

Things to do at Mont Rochelle

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From personalised wine tasting to a picnic amongst the vineyards, wine enthusiasts will be in heaven at Mont Rochelle! If you're looking to get a bit more active we recommend…
Thursday, 12 April 2018 12:28

Africa unites in an African Tourism Board

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Africa is pulling its tourism powerhouses together to form a collaborative African Tourism Board (ATB), and has put a call out for tourism stakeholders across the continent to put forward…
Thursday, 12 April 2018 12:26

Fishing for tourism opportunities in Botswana

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Ngamiland, the northern district of Botswana, is set to benefit from plans to initiate several tourism activities that will enhance the diversification of its tourism products, thanks to the support…
Thursday, 12 April 2018 12:23

Africa’s tourism and MICE industry to host Masterclass

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The Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI), and the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) have joined forces with Africa Tourism Partners (ATP) and Grant Thornton to host…
The Mauritius Ministry of Tourism has initiated a global conference that will address the current status, trends, challenges and growth opportunities of digitalisation in the broader tourism sector. The International…
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