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Thursday, 07 December 2017 12:53

Most travellers want accommodation grading - study

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The Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) has released the findings of its 2017 Perception Study on Grading in South Africa.Data was gathered over three months through an online questionnaire…
Thursday, 07 December 2017 12:12

A guide to gorilla trekking

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Tracking the gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda is a bucket-list experience. Tourism Update gets insider tips from the industry.When to go?Christiaan Steyn, Marketing Manager for Drifters Adventours said: “Uganda has a tropical…
Thursday, 07 December 2017 11:59

Western Cape prepares for water-wise tourism arrivals

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Water-saving campaigns aimed at tourists have been launched, as tourism arrivals are predicted to increase drastically this upcoming festive season throughout the Western Cape.Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities said…
Thursday, 07 December 2017 11:51

Hot-air balloon safaris come to Ruaha National Park

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Serengeti Balloon Safaris will operate in Ruaha National Park in Tanzania from June 15, 2018.Ruaha is Tanzania’s largest national park, covering 20 000 sq km in the southern part of…
Thursday, 07 December 2017 11:50

Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort opens

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Following a three-month renovation, Heritage Le Telfair in Mauritius has reopened as the Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort. Flora Fubbs, General Manager – Product, Marketing & Operations for The…
Thursday, 07 December 2017 11:47

First MICE Africa Masterclass comes to Johannesburg

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Africa Tourism Partners (ATP) and Grant Thornton will host the first ever Africa Masterclass in Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events/Exhibitions (MICE) in Johannesburg, from February 20-23.Themed ‘Growing destination tourist arrivals through…
Thursday, 07 December 2017 11:46

Zambezi Cruise Safaris reveals 2018 plans

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Zambezi Cruise Safaris will commence new weekly cruises next year, as well as upping frequencies.New weekly cruises from Victoria Falls are set to launch, with a dedicated vessel to run…
Thursday, 07 December 2017 09:36

South African hotels: forecast 2021

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In PwC’s African hotel forecast for 2021, its team of hotel specialists discuss the outlook for South Africa. Tourism Updateshares the outcome of these findings.“We project South Africa to be the…
Thursday, 07 December 2017 09:32

The growth of exclusive-use villas

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With guests increasingly demanding seclusion and privacy on holiday, as well as accommodation for multi-generational family groups, exclusive-use villas are much in vogue.The trend has been observed by Roberto Viviani, Wilderness…
Online travel booking website, Travelstart, announced on Wednesday (December 6) that it had bought a majority stake in Cape Town-based, for an undisclosed fee.SafariNow is an accommodation booking website…
Roots and Journeys is the culmination of husband and wife Jacques van der Merwe and Anna Butterfield’s many years experience in Botswana. Having previously managed some of the country’s top…
Tanzania’s diverse and breathtaking natural wonders including rich wildlife spectacles, remote ,unspoilt and untamed wilderness: pristine ocean beaches and fresh water lakes as well as the rich and diverse cultural…
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 08:50

African Pride & Knighton Reeve in management buy out

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Liz Hall and David Holland, the existing senior management team at African Pride & Knighton Reeve, have purchased African Pride and Knighton Reeve effective 01 December. Earlier this year the…
Friday, 01 December 2017 08:43

Kenya Airways: Welcome to the City of Harare

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Kenya Airways offers daily departures from London Heathrow and 17 other UK airports, with convenient onward connections via Nairobi. Book today at and enjoy a generous 46kg checked luggage…
Thursday, 30 November 2017 15:41

PICS: Birth of white rhino calf brings hope & joy

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Amid the many heartbreaking incidents from across the continent of ruthless killings of rhino for their horns, the birth of a white rhino in the Western Cape adds a glimmer…
Thursday, 30 November 2017 15:37

Rwanda: What the business traveller needs to know

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At the recent African Business Travel Association Conference, representatives from nine African countries shared important tips about their countries that business travellers should know.From the basics like payment and hotel…
Thursday, 30 November 2017 15:34

Tanzanian High Commission advises yellow fever injections

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The Tanzanian High Commission in Pretoria is advising that all travellers get a yellow fever injection prior to travelling to Tanzania, excluding Zanzibar, despite Tanzania not being declared a yellow…
Thursday, 30 November 2017 15:32

Key points from the 2017 Women in Tourism Conference

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More than 200 women from the African region gathered in Port Elizabeth for the annual Women in Tourism (WiT) Conference, themed: Sustainable Tourism: A Tool for Radical Socio-Economic Development for…
Thursday, 30 November 2017 15:30

SA tourism graduates to participate in US exchange

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The South African Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa, today (November 30) bade farewell to 76 unemployed graduates who are leaving to participate in the United States placement programme.The Department of Tourism,…
Thursday, 30 November 2017 15:28

Nairobi airport to undergo a $160 million expansion

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The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $160 million loan (Ksh16 billion) for the expansion of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi.AfDB said the loan would boost the Kenyan government’s…
Thursday, 30 November 2017 15:14

Combining adventure and romance

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Demand for combined adventure and romantic getaways has increased, a trend borne out by a recent Tourism Update poll, where 64% of readers reported a rise in popularity.Wendy Rutherfoord, Director of Gondwana…
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