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Wednesday, 06 June 2018 13:16

Kenya Airways launches non-stop flights to Cape Town

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Kenya Airways has today introduced three non-stop flights from its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to Cape Town, South Africa.The launch of the non-stop flights to the…
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 13:08

Sun City’s Valley of the Waves closes temporarily

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Sun International has announced that Sun City’s Valley of the Waves, in the North West province of South Africa, will close for annual maintenance.Sun International previously announced the water park…
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 13:01

Hermes Retreats expands its Kenyan footprint

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Hermes Retreats has unveiled the latest addition to its portfolio, Olarro Plains, located in the Loita Hills, perched on a 2 000m high vantage point within the Olarro Conservancy in…
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 12:59

National carrier merger ‘a long way off’

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While the government has announced its wish to merge SAA, SAX and Mango, the implementation could still be a long way off as it is likely the loss-making carriers will require…
We are delighted to announce that The Blue Train has renewed its contract with Ethos. Ethos has been the UK office for The Blue Train since 1998 and we look…
Ethiopian Airlines will be resuming flights to Moscow, Russia in November, after having previously served the route until May 1991. The flight will include a stop-over in Istanbul, Turkey.Ethiopian Airlines…
Eskom’s Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme and its associated land, located within the escarpment of the Little Drakensberg range which borders the Free State and KwaZulu Natal, has been declared a…
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 11:46

Saruni launches scenic flights and transfers in Kenya

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Saruni, the Kenyan portfolio of lodges in Samburu and the Masai Mara, is introducing Saruni Air Safaris, which offers a range of panoramic air excursions and transfers, for a limited…
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 11:43

Loldia House undergoes soft refurb

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Loldia House in Kenya, part of the Governor’s Camp Collection, has been renovated. The camp has undergone a soft refurb with new décor, linen and furniture introduced.The walls have also…
Monday, 04 June 2018 12:44

Botswana withdraws from RETOSA

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Botswana has reportedly pulled out of the Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA), nearly eight months after the appointment of Chairperson Lily Rakorong, CEO of the Hospitality and Tourism Association…
Statistics SA has released its report on the country’s arrival stats for the month of March. Following from the trend of February, the month-on-month arrivals continue to grow.Numbers from Germany have seen…
Monday, 04 June 2018 12:37

Botswana flights in the pipeline for CemAir

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CemAir plans to launch flights between Cape Town and Gaborone.Miles van der Molen, CemAir CEO, told Tourism Update that South Africa’s Department of Transport had granted the route allocation to CemAir and…
Monday, 04 June 2018 12:35

Adventure tourism incubator to boost cycling

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The Adventure Tourism Incubator Initiative (ATI), initiated in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), is set to boost this rocketing sector of tourism in the region.The adventure tourism market has been valued at R4.6b…
Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) is to release its Captive Wildlife Guidelines on July 2, to assist the travel industry to make informed decisions about which captive wildlife facilities to support…
Monday, 04 June 2018 12:24

Rwanda sees increase in UK visitors

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Rwanda’s national tourist board, Visit Rwanda, has reported a 21% increase in visitors from the United Kingdom for 2017.This comes after an outcry over the recent announcement of a deal with…
Thursday, 31 May 2018 12:13

Joint tourism committee for Zimbabwe and Zambia

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Zimbabwe and Zambia announced on May 29 that both countries have agreed to set up a joint tourism facilitation committee, which will coordinate combined marketing campaigns and deliberate on issues…
The Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (Satsa) has announced this year’s conference programme with various topics to be discussed.With only two months to go until the annual conference, taking place…
Thursday, 31 May 2018 12:06

United Arab Emirates eyes Victoria Falls

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A business delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently held a meeting with tourism stakeholders and officials from the Victoria Falls Municipality, Zimbabwe, where they reaffirmed their commitment to…
PRESS RELEASE Kenya Airways to increase flight frequencies across Africa and Europe Nairobi, May 31, 2018…. Kenya Airways has announced additional 26 weekly frequencies between its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International…
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 11:31

Zuri Zanzibar confirms July opening

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Zuri Zanzibar has confirmed its opening date of July 2, following a series of delays.Marketing and PR manager, Michaela Karabcova, says that the delays were caused by unusually heavy rains.At this…
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 11:29

New Airbus320neo on the way to Air Seychelles

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Air Seychelles has purchased a new generation Airbus320neo. The acquisition is part of the airline’s plan to renew its short- and medium-haul fleet.The airline will receive the new aircraft in…
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