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Tuesday, 20 November 2018 12:28

Tourism projects unveiled ahead of Lilizela Awards

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On November 17, prior to the commencement of the annual South African Lilizela Tourism Awards, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Elizabeth Thabete, Director-General of the Department of Tourism, Victor Tharage, and CEO of SA…
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 12:26

Travellers seek authentic, meaningful travel

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Experiential travel is evolving, where the purpose of travel is becoming more meaningful to travellers. Connecting with the locals to understand their traditions; immersing themselves in the culinary and cultural…
The annual National Lilizela Tourism Awards were held on Saturday, November 17, where tourism players who have served the country’s tourism sector over the past year par excellence, were celebrated and…
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 12:18

​Hotel group set to launch in Uganda and Mozambique

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ONOMO Hotels has announced plans to open new hotels in Kampala and Maputo.The group recently opened the 109-room ONOMO Hotel Kigali, which includes 10 suites with separate lounge areas and…
Yesterday, Wesgro’s Destination Marketing Unit in partnership with key stakeholders at all levels of government and the tourism industry, launched the #NowhereBetter campaign.Following a perfect storm of negative messaging, the …
Monday, 19 November 2018 12:06

City Lodge opens Dar es Salaam property

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City Lodge Hotel Dar es Salaam in Tanzania unveiled its new property on Friday November 16, with the opening of the first 41 rooms on the first and second floor.The…
South African Tourism exhibitors are ready to showcase at the inaugural ‘Learn SA’ Roadshow in the Middle East.Around 20 South African tourism suppliers are jetting off, where they will be…
Monday, 19 November 2018 12:03

Hotelbeds acquires HolidayTaxis Group

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Hotelbeds has acquired HolidayTaxis Group, a transfer and mobility solutions company that operates 21 000 routes across 150 companies.This follows Hotelbeds’ recent decision to rename its ancillary product line ‘Beyond the…
Monday, 19 November 2018 12:02

Air austral ups Jhb-Reunion frequency over peak season

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Air Austral will start its additional flight between Johannesburg and Reunion over the holiday peak season between December 21 and January 29, and then again in March from March 08…
Monday, 19 November 2018 11:58

Tourvest launches new lodge in central Serengeti

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Integrated tourism group Tourvest’s new lodge, Lemala Nanyukie in the central Serengeti, Tanzania, opened to a full house on Saturday, November 10.Lemala Nanyukie is a 45-minute drive east of the Seronera Airstrip…
Friday, 16 November 2018 05:13

The Blue Train adds Observation Car

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The Blue Train has added an Observation Car to its second train set, which allows guests to enjoy the expansive view from the wide panels at the back of the…
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 11:43

CAPE TOWN'S TWELVE APOSTLES HOTEL LAUNCHES NEW SUSHI BAR

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The Twelve Apostles, one of Cape Town's leading luxury hotels, is set to enhance its award-winning dining offerings with the launch of SUSHI By 12A on 1 November 2018. An…
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 11:34

BUSHMANS KLOOF INTRODUCES CEDERBERG HOUSE

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Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, a wilderness escape in the foothills of South Africa's Cederberg Mountains, has enhanced its stunning accommodations with the opening of Cederberg House, a…
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 11:17

Singapore Airlines ups Johannesburg frequency

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From March 31, Singapore Airlines will add three weekly flights between Johannesburg and Singapore, bringing a total of 10 flights per week.All flights will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.…
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 11:15

Uganda to market tourism product in Japan and Gulf States

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Uganda plans to market the country’s tourism offering in Japan, China and the Gulf States, to potential tourists.Uganda’s Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Professor Ephraim Kamuntu, says the government plans…
Africa’s longest suspension bridge, connecting KwaZulu Natal and Mozambique, officially opened on Saturday, November 10, after facing several delays. The Maputo-Catembe Bridge will reduce travel time significantly between Maputo and Kosi Bay,…
Uganda’s Tourism Board (UTB) has declared 2018 to be the country’s best tourism year ever – with two months of the year still to go.In the last 10 months, says…
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 11:19

Wilderness Safaris introduces exclusive camping safaris

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Wilderness Safaris has introduced new fully serviced, privately-guided mobile camping safaris in Namibia.The exclusive safaris speak to adventurous travellers who want to “get back to nature and explore the vast…
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 11:17

Luxury property opens in Thornybush Game Reserve

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Kubili House in Thornybush Game Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa, opened its doors on November 1.The house is situated on the bank of the…
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 11:15

Kenya records 8% increase in tourist arrivals

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The number of tourists visiting Kenya through its two main airports has increased significantly in the first eight months of this year, as at least 50 000 more tourists visited…
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 11:14

Zimbabwe partners with Aljazeera to promote tourism

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The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with global news network, Aljazeera, in an effort to market the country as a suitable tourism destination for the…
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