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Thursday, 08 November 2018 11:40

WTM London 2018 delves into responsible tourism

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World Travel Market (WTM) London 2018 opening session of Responsible Tourism Programme focused on ‘Business Taking Responsibility for Security, Health and Safety’.Simon King, Founder of the South Africa-based organisation Park…
Thursday, 08 November 2018 11:38

Four Seasons reveals refurbished villas in Seychelles

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Following its opening on March 1, 2018, Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island has revealed further additions to its choice of beachfront accommodation with the launch of its newly…
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:24

SA accommodation grading criteria amended

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On November 2, South African Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom, gazetted amendments to the National Grading System for tourism, which had last been amended in 2012.The document sets out regulations for accommodation…
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:21

WOWZULU to boost community-based tourism in SA

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Community-based tourism recently received a significant boost with the launch of WOWZULU by Africa Ignite in KwaZulu Natal (KZN), an initiative that seeks to create inclusive tourist destination that serve…
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:18

Change of trends in incentive travel

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Incentive travel is used to reward employees or business partners for exceptional performance – and it’s on the up. According to Society for Incentive Travel Excellence’s (SITE) 2018 research report,…
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:16

KwaZulu-Natal promotes global connectivity at WTM London

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Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN) is exhibiting at the World Travel Market (WTM) London this week from November 5 to 7, promoting the Zulu Kingdom to top operators from across the globe;…
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:14

Zanzibar plans to expand tourism offering

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Zanzibar has announced plans to attract international tourists through a host of annual tourism exhibitions, cultural festivals and foreign investment promotions.President Ali Mohammed Shein has said that the government is seeking ways…
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:09

Its Happy Hour(s) at Verney's

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Fiona from Ngoko Safaris didn't even have to leave Verney's Camp to see this incredible herd of ellies enjoying themselves.  Check it out on https://youtu.be/kM6eeF7lh30.  Apparently it went on like…
Monday, 05 November 2018 12:11

Management restructure of Wilderness Safaris announced

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After 35 years of pioneering sustainable eco-tourism across Africa, Wilderness Holdings has announced a management restructure of Wilderness Safaris, to ensure that the business is adequately resourced to move forward…
Monday, 05 November 2018 11:43

Major upgrade at Sarova Panafric Hotel underway

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Sarova Hotels & Resorts announced that the refurbishment of Sarova Panafric Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, kicked-off at the end of October.The refurbishment will see the repositioning of the hotel into an elegant,…
Wesgro and its public and private sector partners have launched several campaigns to reverse negative perceptions caused by the drought and to return Cape Town and the Western Cape to…
Monday, 05 November 2018 11:38

Air Mauritius cancels Wuhan service

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Air Mauritius cancelled its weekly service to Wuhan, China, in October after launching the route on August 11. In September, the airline also cancelled its operations to Bangkok which were scheduled to start…
Monday, 05 November 2018 11:34

Cape Town welcomes back Austrian Airlines

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Following an absence of 19 years, Austrian Airlines has returned to Cape Town with twice weekly seasonal flights to/from Vienna between the end of October and the end of March. The inaugural flight…
Thursday, 01 November 2018 12:05

€15.89bn investment pledged to SA

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The inaugural South African Investment Conference 2018 (SAIC), which concluded on October 27, delivered investment pledges totaling R294bn (€15.89bn), which will be sown into the South African economy over the…
Thursday, 01 November 2018 12:01

Wild Horizons expands into Cape Town

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Victoria Falls-based adventure and tourism activity business, Wild Horizons, has expanded its portfolio of products through a new operation in Cape Town.A brand of integrated tourism group Tourvest’s Accommodation and…
Thursday, 01 November 2018 12:00

Oman Air launches flights to Maldives

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Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has resumed its service between Muscat and the Maldives. The airline had previously only operated flights to Malé via Sri…
Thursday, 01 November 2018 11:55

BA ups capacity to Johannesburg

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British Airways started four new weekly services between London and Johannesburg on Sunday (October 28) increasing the number of direct flights between the cities to 18 a week.The additional flights…
Thursday, 01 November 2018 11:54

AC Hotel by Marriott opening at Cape Town Waterfront

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AC Hotels by Marriott is set to open a new hotel near the Cape Town Waterfront this December. The AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront is located a few minutes from the…
One&Only has appointed Jacques Le Roux as Resort Manager at One&Only Nyungwe House in Rwanda.Located in a working tea plantation in Gisakura, south-west Rwanda, on the edge of the Nyungwe Forest, the…
The launch of the 2019 International Tourism and Investment Conference (ITIC) will be held in London on November 2, 2018.The launch will set the scene for the main ITIC event,…
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 11:43

Zambezi Cruise & Safaris introduces new products for 2019

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Zambezi Cruise & Safaris, a Zimbabwe based cruise and safari company, is reaching new heights in 2019 with the introduction of new and revamped cruise vessels, properties and circuits.The company’s…
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