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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 12:41

Kenya Airways now accepts euros

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Kenya Airways will now accept euro payments, in addition to US dollars and Kenya shillings.The national carrier made the announcement at the end of September, after opening a euro account. Sebastian…
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 12:40

Zambia’s 2019 budget looks to develop tourism

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Zambia’s Ministry of Finance has proposed a budget for 2019 that will focus on diversifying tourism offerings and marketing the country as a top destination.Speaking at a parliamentary briefing in…
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 12:37

Cape Town’s Big 6 attractions collaborate for tourism

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On World Tourism Day, which was celebrated globally on September 27, Cape Town launched a partnership between six of its major tourist attractions, offering summer events and specials to capitalise…
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 12:35

New tourism app launching in Zimbabwe

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A new app called ‘Accoleisure’ (Accommodation and Leisure) has been developed in Zimbabwe. Catering for both domestic and international tourists, it serves as a handy tourist guide for travellers.A data…
Earlier this month Wesgro’s Trade Unit embarked on a mission to Nigeria – as a result 10 declarations have been signed with an estimated economic impact of R328 Million over…
Monday, 01 October 2018 12:01

Ethos expands portfolio with addition of Royal Madikwe

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Ethos Marketing, based in the UK, recently welcomed The Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge to its portfolio, as of October 1.The lodge is situated within the Madikwe Game Reserve in…
Monday, 01 October 2018 11:58

Aviation accessibility to boost Mozambique tourism

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For a long time, Mozambique was notoriously tricky when it came to booking flights, but it seems as if the tide is starting to turn.Bruce Chapman of the Southern Sun Maputo,…
Monday, 01 October 2018 11:54

FlySafair increases East London frequencies

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From October 1, FlySafair will up its frequencies to East London from Johannesburg and Cape Town.Johannesburg-East London flights will increase to twice daily (up from one daily), Cape Town-East London flights will also…
Monday, 01 October 2018 11:52

Harnessing digital technology for Cape tourism SMMEs

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This year, World Tourism Day (September 27) highlighted the importance of digital technology in the tourism sector. In line with this, the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism…
Monday, 01 October 2018 11:49

Namibia launches dog unit to fight wildlife crime

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Namibia is intensifying its war against wildlife crime with a new anti-poaching dog unit.The dog unit will be used for wildlife protection and law enforcement, and comprises four German Shepherds…
Thursday, 27 September 2018 12:50

Maputo targets leisure travellers

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Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, has always had its fair share of business travel but many travellers, some of whom have visited for work, are returning to experience the destination from a…
South Africa faces an embarrassment of spectacular proportions as publicity about the new birth certificate regime  gives the impression that immigration officials are relaxing requirements. Irrespective of what the officials…
Thursday, 27 September 2018 12:35

Air Mauritius cancels Bangkok flights

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Air Mauritius has cancelled its operations to Bangkok, which were scheduled to start on October 31.The airline was to operate two weekly flights – a direct flight to Bangkok on Saturdays…
Thursday, 27 September 2018 12:34

Air Namibia increases flights to Gaborone and Durban

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Air Namibia has increased frequencies from five to six on the Windhoek-Gaborone-Durban route, and will operate daily from October 28.The airline now flies to Gaborone and Durban on Mondays, Tuesdays,…
Thursday, 27 September 2018 12:30

Mount Gahinga Lodge in Uganda reveals new deluxe room

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Volcanoes Safaris’ Mount Gahinga Lodge in Uganda, unveiled its new deluxe room in August – the Moman Banda. It marks the centenary of Kuldip Rai Moman’s birth, father of founder of Volcanoes…
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 13:01

Victoria Falls viewing hours extended

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The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) is extending the cut-off time for viewing the Victoria Falls from 18h00 to 22h00.Zimparks Public Relations Manager, Tinashe Farawo confirmed to Tourism Update that in addition…
Date: 25 SeptemberRelease: ImmediateWesgro  - Cape Town and the Western Cape's Official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency - welcomes the amendments announced today by the Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba,…
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 12:56

Industry Recovery Plan announced for Western Cape

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To ensure that Cape Town remains one of the most sought-after destinations in the world, a Joint Association Member Meeting (JAMMS) was held last week where key stakeholders launched the…
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 12:53

New property to open in Borana Conservancy, Kenya

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The Borana Conservancy in Laikipia County, Kenya has announced a new property. Opening on December 1, Lengishu is an exclusive private home, boasting views of the Borana Conservancy, Lewa Wildlife…
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 12:50

People on the move: Sense of Africa East Africa appoints new MD

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Michael Njogu has been appointed Managing Director of Sense of Africa East Africa, as of September 1. Njogu replaces Martin Cook, who died earlier this year.Njogu joined Sense of Africa in 2016…
Monday, 24 September 2018 13:38

Mack Air opens new lounge in Kasane Airport

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Mack Air has opened a new guest lounge with a luggage storage facility at the newly upgraded Kasane International airport, and is also looking at the possibility of bi-weekly flights to…
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