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Monday, 03 June 2019 12:53

New lodge to open in Vic Falls

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Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe will see a new lodge opening in April 2020.Pioneers, Victoria Falls, is currently under construction and is situated in the residential suburbs of Victoria Falls, 2km…
Thursday, 30 May 2019 12:40

Hotel fund launches new boutique hotel brand

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Lucid Ventures, an R350 million (€21,82m) Cape Town-based hotel fund, has announced the launch of a new boutique hotel brand called Home* Suite Hotels.The first hotel, Bristol Rosebank, has already…
Thursday, 30 May 2019 12:38

Canopy by Hilton set to debut in Africa

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Hilton has signed a management agreement with Growthpoint Properties, South Africa’s largest real estate investment trust, to open a hotel under its lifestyle Canopy by Hilton brand.The 150-guestroom Canopy by…
Tickets n Tour, a tourism booking platform, acquired Special Tours – one of SA’s leading local tour websites – on May 28, effectively entering the international market.The acquisition was made…
The Radisson Hotel Group aims to add a further 50 hotels to Africa by 2022, as part of its African development strategy.This was announced at the 2019 Indian Ocean Hotel…
Thursday, 30 May 2019 12:30

New tourism minister announced for South Africa

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Mmamoloko ‘Nkhensani’ Kubayi-Ngubane has been announced as South Africa’s Minister of Tourism.Previously Minister of Science and Technology, Kubayi-Ngubane succeeds Minister Derek Hanekom; and is deputised by Fish Mahlalela as Deputy Minister of Tourism.In his…
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 12:38

W Cape launches new township Curated Routes

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The Western Cape will launch a set of Curated Routes in Khayelitsha township, an initiative conceptualised and implemented by Cape Town Tourism.Khayelitsha is a community that is rich in culture,…
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 12:37

Family getaway at Gondwana Family Lodge

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A family getaway experience has been launched at Gondwana Family Lodge by Sanbona Wildlife Reserve – which is situated near Montagu in the heart of the Little Karoo, a three-hour…
African Sun Hotels started on a €9.8m refurbishment programme in 2018 for its various hotels. Major works already completed include the installation of guest lifts in Holiday Inn Harare, Holiday…
A 61-storey luxury residential hotel is set to be built in Watamu Kilifi County, once final approval has been given by the National Environmental Management Authority.The hotel will be funded…
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 13:36

New luxury lodge opens in Uganda

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Nile Safari Lodge, a new luxury lodge on the shores of the River Nile River in the north-west of Uganda, will open in August.The lodge is near Murchison Falls National…
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 13:35

Five Mozambique day tours to start selling

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Mozambique is a destination that offers diverse experiences and attractions for tourists, taking them on journeys through the country’s history, culture, gastronomy, art, and many other tourist attractions. Here are…
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 13:33

Car-rental apps that clients should be aware of

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Information technology is becoming a key differentiator that is helping South African car-rental companies meet customer expectations and improve their profit margins.Thrifty’s Leslie Matthews says: “If you’re not in the game, check-out.…
KwaZulu Natal (KZN) has entered into a public-private-partnership (PPP) with 14 companies, to execute a high-powered global rebranding marketing campaign, with the aim of making Durban and KZN a key…
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 13:30

Big SA hotel group launches budget brand

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Tsogo Sun is launching new ‘limited service’ hotels in South Africa called hi Hotels.These new hotels will fall into the same portfolio segment as the group’s other select service brands,…
Monday, 27 May 2019 12:28

eSwatini launches first annual fireworks festival

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One of eSwatini’s most pristine getaways, Dwaleni Farm Lodge, has launched an event that is believed will attract tourists, both local and international.The eSwatini Mobile Festival Xplosion, scheduled for July…
Monday, 27 May 2019 12:20

New fly-in safari experience launches

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Jenman African Safaris has launched a new Northern Experience fly-in safari. The safari lasts two to three weeks and takes in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe.The tour starts in…
Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN) has embarked on a winter campaign to sell the region as a destination of choice in South Africa’s winter months, to both international and domestic travellers.“Tourism authorities…
Monday, 27 May 2019 12:15

Trafalgar launches new Africa trips for 2020

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Trafalgar has launched a new series of Africa trips for 2020. There are 11 itineraries across nine countries, including South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya.On the seven-night Cape…
Monday, 27 May 2019 12:05

Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

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The Botswanan government announced yesterday that it was “lifting the hunting suspension in an orderly and ethical manner” – a decision that seemed inevitable, but nevertheless is an enormous blow…
Airbnb has said that it supports the regulation of the short-term rental sector but that it is important that guests retain the choice between the different accommodation options.This was according…
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