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Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:22

Successful tourism strategy session revives TBCSA purpose

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The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) recently concluded a strategy session to discuss and agree on the way forward for the organisation.Chairman of the Board, Blacky Komani, said the…
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:20

Mauritius tourist arrivals show 9.3% growth

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The number of foreign visitors to Mauritius rose by 9.3% year-on-year to 109 471 in August 2018, compared with 100 191 for the same period in 2017, with notable growth…
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:18

Tanzania begins destination marketing in India

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The Tanzania Tourism Board (TTB) and Air Tanzania have jointly staged a tourism-cum-travel expo in New Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmadabad.The ongoing expo, which commenced on September 18, is expected to…
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:13

Wilderness Safaris unveils new Serra Cafema Camp in Namibia

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After an environmentally-sensitive rebuild, Wilderness Safaris’ has announced the opening of Serra Cafema Camp, located on the banks of the Kunene River in Hartmann’s Valley in Namibia’s north-west. The opening…
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 12:08

Coastal Aviation updates Zanzibar flight schedule

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Coastal Aviation, a local airline based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, has updated its flight schedule due to regulations that require the aircraft to land before sunset.The airline has reviewed…
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 12:06

Turkish Airlines to launch flights to Zambia

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Turkish Airlines is planning to launch two weekly flights between Istanbul and Lusaka from December 13.According to Lusaka Times, the announcement was made following a meeting between Zambia’s Ambassador to Turkey,…
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 12:03

Southern Africa 360 introduces KwaZulu Natal homestays

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Southern Africa 360, under its recently revealed ‘Experiences’ segment, has introduced Stay Local – Indian Home Stay, where guests are afforded the opportunity to stay with a local family in…
Réunion Island has recorded growth in visitor numbers and spend for the first half of 2018.According to research undertaken by the Réunion Tourism Board, the Indian Ocean island recorded an…
Cape Town’s tourism industry took a knock with talks of ‘Day Zero’ and declining water levels, however hope has been restored as the City of Cape Town announced on Monday…
Monday, 17 September 2018 12:16

Mozambique to enhance port for cruise tourism

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The Government of Mozambique plans to transform the old part of the Port of Maputo into a ‘free zone’ to receive cruise ships, by installing the appropriate equipment to handle…
Monday, 17 September 2018 12:14

Innovative SALT Hotel debuts in Mauritius

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The LUX* Collective is launching a new hotel in Mauritius on November 1. Known as SALT, the five-star boutique hotel will be aimed at the ‘culturally curious’ – affording guests…
Monday, 17 September 2018 12:12

Shamwari lodges open after extensive refurb

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Shamwari Private Game Reserve, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province, has completed phase one of a $25m upgrade, and opened two refurbished lodges – its flagship Eagles Crag, and Riverdene…
Monday, 17 September 2018 12:11

Zambia arrival stats growing in 2018

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Zambia’s Ministry of Tourism and Arts has announced that arrival numbers in the first half of 2018 have grown compared with the same period last year.The Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Howard Sikwela,…
The inaugural Africa Travel Summit was held in Cape Town from September 11-13, bringing together over 200 leaders in Africa’s tourism industry.Discussions included: Technology to empower communities through tourism; The…
Thursday, 13 September 2018 12:57

Great Plains luxury camp to close for total rebuild

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Great Plains Conservation has announced dates for the closure of luxury tented Selinda Camp in Botswana, for a complete rebuild.Cheryl Lubner, Reservations Director of the camp, told Tourism Update that the camp…
The South African Department of Tourism will host a public lecture on September 18, to engage and share ideas with industry stakeholders and the academic fraternity with a view to…
Thursday, 13 September 2018 12:53

Gamkaberg Nature Reserve unveils new rock art sites

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CapeNature, a conservation authority in the Western Cape is unveiling a piece of protected land for visitors to access in the Gamkaberg Nature Reserve outside Oudtshoorn.The Gamkaberg Nature Reserve was…
Thursday, 13 September 2018 12:48

Kenya Airways ups frequencies to Cape Town

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Kenya Airways is adding frequencies to its Nairobi-Cape Town route from November 20.Direct flights between the two cities were introduced in June this year. With the two new flights, the…
The iconic Mabula Game Lodge has undergone a plush transformation to become a luxurious, contemporary African bush escape. In line with this transformation, the new look of the lodge’s 160…
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 12:30

Victoria Falls international arrivals continue to soar

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Tourist arrivals to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, increased by 11% in 2017, with international arrivals sharply rising, with the UK showing the most notable growth.The international border tourist arrivals are distorted…
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 12:27

Angolan reforms bolster tourism and hospitality

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The Angolan government is putting strong measures in place to bolster the country’s tourism and hospitality industries.“Higher oil prices and sounder policies under President Joao Lourenco should bring greater stability to Africa’s…

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