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Friday, 09 October 2020 15:37

Trip report: Zambia is open and ‘very accessible’

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Zambia is one of the more lenient and accessible African countries at the moment, so it is truly easy to make a trip there happen, even at the last minute,…
Friday, 09 October 2020 15:32

Tsogo’s domestic market helps recovery

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While domestic tourism – particularly in Durban and KwaZulu Natal – will increase over the upcoming summer and festive season, long-haul travel will be slower to recover, according to Tsogo…
Friday, 09 October 2020 15:28

Seychelles reviews visitor travel advisory

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The Seychelles Department of Tourism has reviewed its Visitor Travel Advisory following a proposal from the Tourism Taskforce to provide potential visitors with clear information.The new advisory offers clarity on the countries…
Friday, 09 October 2020 15:26

Lufthansa returns to Cape Town

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Lufthansa flight LH576 touched down at Cape Town International Airport at 10h00 this morning (Thursday, October 8) at the start of the summer season in South Africa, signalling the resumption…
Western Cape MEC of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, has written to Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, with an attached submission detailing an alternative approach to safely open international…
Friday, 02 October 2020 18:23

Ethiopian to resume Vic Falls route

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Ethiopian Airlines has announced the resumption of flights to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.The flights will resume on October 6, with further details on frequencies and aircraft type yet to be released.Face…
Friday, 02 October 2020 18:20

‘Quarantine would destroy Mauritius tourism'

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Mauritius’s borders will be open to Mauritian nationals, residents and long-stay tourists from October 1, but a 14-day quarantine is currently mandatory for all arriving passengers.Right now it is unclear…
Friday, 02 October 2020 18:12

Uganda’s primate tourism back on track

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Uganda Wildlife Authority has officially relaunched primate tourism following the suspension of the activity on March 25 this year.Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Tom Butime, made the official announcement last…
Now is the time to be aggressive in marketing South Africa to international markets, according to Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane.“We’ve seen the pain of not having tourists in our country,”…
Friday, 02 October 2020 17:07

Lufthansa – first into SA!

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Lufthansa was the first international airline to resume scheduled services from Europe to South Africa with the warmly welcomed arrival of LH 572 at OR Tambo at 08h30 on October…
Friday, 02 October 2020 17:05

ANEW acquires KZN beach property

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ANEW Hotels & Resorts has acquired the Ocean Reef Hotel on KwaZulu Natal’s North Coast, just ahead of the peak summer season.“From December 1, 2020, just in time for the…
Friday, 02 October 2020 16:36

SQ restarts passenger services to SA

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The airline said in a statement that it would start with a weekly service between Singapore and Johannesburg. As travel demand picks up, these services will be progressively increased and…
Friday, 02 October 2020 16:27

4.5 million aviation jobs at stake in Africa

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Iata has warned that the damage being done to the African aviation industry – and on economies – by the shutdown of air traffic owing to the COVID-19 pandemic has…
During this week’s governmental briefing on the reopening of South Africa’s borders a sweeping statement was made that travellers may only enter South Africa if they are in possession of…
The unprecedented nature of 2020 has deeply resonated with the need to cherish what we have and to value what makes our country exceptional. Extraordinary is proud to be the…
The unprecedented nature of 2020 has deeply resonated with the need to cherish what we have and to value what makes our country exceptional. Extraordinary is proud to be the…
Emirates has announced it will resume flights to Johannesburg and Cape Town from October 1 and Durban from October 4 in South Africa.It will also resume flights from Harare in…
Friday, 25 September 2020 15:37

Maintain protocols to keep doors open

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The tourism and hospitality industry must maintain health and safety protocols to stay open.This was emphasised by Tourism Specialist, Gillian Saunders and CEO of Fedhasa, Lee Zama, during a webinar hosted by Africa…
Tourvest Destination Management (TDM) has developed a central procurement platform, e.DMC, which is accessible online through its in-house-developed B2B software.“e.DMC was born from the need to provide critical technological infrastructure…
Friday, 25 September 2020 15:34

Responsible tourism – Cape Town’s way forward

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Responsible and sustainable tourism will be Cape Town’s ‘next normal’ in the wake of COVID.This is according to tourism stakeholders at a webinar hosted by the City of Cape Town…
Friday, 25 September 2020 15:32

Airlink to launch new regional services

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Independent airline, Airlink, will re-introduce its regional flight schedule from October 5. This includes a new twice-weekly early afternoon service between Johannesburg and Maputo.The schedule for travel beyond South Africa…
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