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Thursday, 07 July 2016 08:51

Uganda introduces online visa application

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The Government of Uganda has introduced the online visa application system with effect fromJuly 1. Anyone intending to come to Uganda for tourism, business, study, medical or other reasons are required…
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 10:24

Low-cost carrier eyes Cape Town - Vic Falls route

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African carrier, fastjet, is looking at launching flights between Cape Town, South Africa, and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.Richard Bodin, fastjet’s Chief Operating Officer, told Tourism Update the route was still in the early…
African Parks, in collaboration with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife, are helping to preserve this threatened species by moving 500 elephants in one of the biggest events ever…
Monday, 04 July 2016 16:48

Travellers hit by major delays at OR Tambo

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Both outbound and inbound travellers are experiencing significant delays at OR Tambo International Airport.Immigration officials have begun capturing biometrics at the airport, taking them significantly longer to process passport holders.Chris…
Monday, 04 July 2016 14:02

New Itineraries for John Chase Safaris

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NEW ITINERARIESFOR2016 & 2017 John Chase Safaris wants everyone to know about their new set date departure itineraries that are in place for the rest of 2016 and 2017.They have various options…
Monday, 04 July 2016 08:33

Bid to revive Uganda Airlines

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Plans are under way for the Ugandan government to revive the defunct Uganda Airlines, which collapsed in 2001.Ugandan President,Yoweri Museveni, called the lack of a national carrier a “big shame”…
Friday, 01 July 2016 11:48

Suspended Uni-Visa facility to bounce back

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THE Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (Kaza) Uni-Visa between Zimbabwe and Zambia, which was suspended last year, is set to be re-introduced after the two neighbours agreed to revive it. The two…
Friday, 01 July 2016 11:45

Cable Cars to Be Introduced To Mount Kenya

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The Kirinyaga County Government has announced plans to install a cable car to Mount Kenya to improve access and boost tourism in the area. The highest mountain in Kenya and…
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 14:39

Talking Stick Marketing client update

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It's that time of the year when our thoughts turn to summer that we update our cleint portfolio and add in some news. Our current  Talking Points  are: Legacy Hotels. Have…
Lake Kariba is one of the worlds biggest man made lakes making it a haven for wildlife with numerous safari lodges and camps dotted along its foreshore. " Housboating" on…
If you are attending the workshops next week both Marc Reading representing Wild Frontiers Uganda and Tanzania www.wildfrontiers.com and Kathy Davies , international sales manager of Legacy Hotels, www.legacyhotels.co.za  will…
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 08:51

Tanzania maintains VAT charge on tourism

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The Tanzanian Government has decided that tourism services will now be liable for VAT from 1st July 2016.The Tanzanian finance and planning minister, Dr. Philip Mpango has defended the proposal to introduce Value Added…
The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union after a close vote by its citizens could hurt travel from the UK to South Africa. The pound took a knock after…
Monday, 27 June 2016 08:32

More funding to help Uganda tourism

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The Ugandan government has allocated $57 million to tourism as part of efforts to help the sector register growth.Ugandan Finance Minister, Matia Kasaija, said in the financial year 2016/2017, the funding…
So much of what guests experience at Sabi Sabi is new, exciting and unique. The wine selection is no different - delicious, unexpected, carefully selected and a superb mix of…
Friday, 24 June 2016 08:44

Kruger visitors encouraged to pre-book day visits

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Day visitors to the Kruger National Park are encouraged to book a time slot prior to their arrival between Friday, June 24 and Sunday, July 17.“The Day Visitor Quota for…
Thursday, 23 June 2016 12:04

South African wine triumphs at international awards

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A South African wine has scooped a prestigious international award. Held in the UK, Decanter World Wine Awards named DeMorgenzon Chardonnay Reserve 2015 as one of the best in the…
In a bid to promote tourist attractions, Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) has embarked on global e-marketing campaign by developing a modern destination online tourism portal and Application.Launching the online system…
As prolonged drought dries up waterholes and grass, Zimbabwe's government is taking an unprecedented step to keep the wildlife in its game reserves alive: It is selling the animals to…
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 12:48

There’s a flying Wild Dog in the Kafue sky

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The only lodge to rest on the shores of Lake Itezhi Tezhi, in the south of the Kafue, Konkamoya has introduced a faster and easier way to travel deep into…
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 11:06

US-Kenya direct flights plan enters homestretch

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The journey towards direct flights between Kenya and the US has reached the homestretch with the government opening up Jomo Kenyatta International airport for a final safety audit. Kenyans seeking…

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