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Thursday, 23 November 2017 16:02

Exciting new activities for Sun City

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A new rope adventure park has been developed at the Valley of the Waves, by integrated tourism group Tourvest in partnership with Chimp & Zee. Scheduled to open on November…
Thursday, 23 November 2017 16:01

Uganda tourist arrivals set to surge

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The Uganda government anticipates that the country will receive a quarter of a million more tourist arrivals over the next year, from 1.3 million to 1.56 million, according to a…
Thursday, 23 November 2017 15:58

Illegal wildlife trade undermines tourism

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Wildlife tourism is a major draw card for Africa, yet illegal wildlife trading threatens to undermine the sector, as highlighted by the Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa at a meeting with the…
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 12:22

Golf tourism key area for Tanzania

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The Tanzanian government has expressed determination to boost sports tourism through further development of the country’s golf offerings.At this year’s Tanzania Open Golf Championship, the Minister for Information, Culture, Arts…
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 12:20

Exhibitor registration opens for Meetings Africa 2018

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Meeting Africa 2018, set to take place on February 27-28, has announced that exhibitor registration is now open.Registering now ensures a reservation at the event.The day before the opening, February…
US President Donald Trump and his Department of Interior Affairs Secretary, Ryan Zinke, have halted the reversal of a ban on importation of elephant hunt trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. The sudden decision…
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 11:58

Rwanda: Visas on arrival for all

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From January 1, 2018, all travellers to Rwanda, regardless of nationality, will get a 30-day visa on arrival without prior application.Rwandans with dual nationality are now allowed to use National…
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 11:52

More investment needed in African aviation infrastructure

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African governments have been urged to invest more in aviation infrastructure development and give tax incentives to airlines to bolster aviation business on the continent.Elijah Chingosho, African Airlines Association outgoing…
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 11:34

Spotlight: Creating child-friendly African itineraries

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With family travel on the rise it is becoming increasingly important for children to be incorporated in the African travel experience.Tourism Update will shine a weekly spotlight on potential products to include when…
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 11:25

KZN looks at growing international and domestic air access

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KwaZulu Natal has established an air route development committee that is pursuing greater global and domestic connectivity for the province.Sihle Zikalala, KZN’s MEC for Economic Development Tourism and Environmental Affairs, says…
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 11:16

Mozambique to increase 'biodiversity-based' bednights fivefold

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Celmira da Silva, Mozambique's Deputy Minister of Land, Environment and Rural Development, recently argued in favour of tourism based on biodiversity, according to local press reports, saying that it can…
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 11:14

Mugabe resigns after 37 year reign

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Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe after a 37 year reign.This follows the submission of a motion to impeach President Robert Mugabe in parliament on Tuesday, by Zanu PF that was…
Harare International Airport has been renamed Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport at a colorful event which was held on site on the 09th of November.Zimbabwe Transport and Infrastructure Development Minister…
Friday, 17 November 2017 07:42

Boom in Namibia tourism impacts availability

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Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN) chairperson, Shepherd Chinhoi, said Namibian tourism had seen enormous growth, despite other industries experiencing a downward trajectory.Speaking at the launch of HAN’s 2017 congress, which also…
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:48

Namibia demands Airbnb hosts register with the state

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Airbnb has come under the spotlight in recent weeks, with the City of Cape Town calling for further regulations to be implemented, and now Namibia has followed suit.Windhoek (Reuters) reported that…
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:44

Has the solo travel boom come to Africa?

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With solo travel a major 2017 trend, Tourism Update explores whether or not it has taken a hold in Southern and Eastern Africa.According to TripAdvisor, of millennials who travel, 17% embarked on their first solo…
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:40

New name and upgrade for Harare International Airport

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Zimbabwe’s Transport and Infrastructure Ministry has concluded negotiations for a loan facility from China to upgrade Harare International Airport. Inside Travel reports that the $153 million (R2,2bn) loan facility will be made…
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:38

Tourists to heed the dangers of wildlife

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The recent deaths of two foreign tourists have highlighted the dangers of wildlife and the importance of animal safety regulations.Recently, two foreign tourists were trampled to death at Maramba River…
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:33

Africa offers unique child-friendly experiences

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“Family travel is definitely on the rise, especially to countries like South Africa and Namibia,” says Roberto Viviani, Business Manager for Europe and UK at Wilderness Safaris. “This is not only…
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:29

Emirates upgrades their private suites

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Emirates has unveiled new First Class private suites, with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and four sqm of personal space.The seat reclines into a flat bed and can be placed in a…
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:12

Tanzania terminates hunting deal with Dubai royal family

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Tanzania recently terminated a 25-year-old hunting concession with a United Arab Emirates royal family-owned company, and has launched investigations into the dealings of the company and former Tanzanian tourism ministers,…

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