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Major roads in Mount Kenya National Park and Tsavo East National Park have been upgraded.The Mount Kenya roads project has seen major improvement of access roads along Kalalu Farm to…
This exciting new offering from Wild Frontiers is aimed at those fit and active travellers who want to experience the best of Southern Uganda "up close and personal".Climb the volcano…
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 12:25

€450m investment to encourage more Cape Town arrivals

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Cape Town International Airport is set to receive a R7bn (€450m) upgrade, commencing in 2020.The project is estimated to take four years to complete, and will include a new runway,…
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 12:24

Kenya zooms in on film tourism to attract Indian market

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Kenya is banking on filming as one of the sectors to increase the number of Indian travellers – currently standing at 125 000 per year – to the country.There has been…
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 12:22

Air Tanzania plans to enhance East African air access

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Air Tanzania has announced plans to commence flights to Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda. The new routes are expected to facilitate businesses and help in promoting…
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 12:18

John Auren

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We are sad to report the passing of a travel industry veteran Mr John Auren on 5 th February 2019.John is widely known to be ‘the kindest gentleman’ in the…
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 12:09

2019 Africa’s Travel Indaba Date Brought Forward

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The 2019 Africa’s Travel Indaba will take place from 02-04 May 2019 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban.This means that Indaba has been brought forward by…
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 12:44

New ownership for Cape waterfront hotel

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African hotel group, ONOMO Hotels, has announced the addition of its second Cape Town property, Signature Lux Waterfront by ONOMO, to its portfolio. The recently launched hotel brings a new…
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 12:35

Cabinet approves Zambia’s plan for tourism development

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On Tuesday (February 5) Zambia’s Cabinet approved the Tourism Master Plan for the period 2018 to 2038, which ultimately aims to spur tourism development in the country.The 20-year practical development…
East Africa has been regarded for many years as a wildlife destination, with the Big Five, the Great Migration between Kenya and Tanzania, and gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda.…
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 12:23

Mauritius arrivals slow over peak season

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Mauritius recorded 158 043 visitors in December, representing a growth of 1.6% compared with the same period the previous year, with Europe leading the pack. Arrivals recorded from January through…
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 12:21

Floating bridge over Zambezi to ease tourist movement

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The Kanyemba floating bridge, or pontoon, to be commissioned during the second quarter of 2019, is set to expedite the clearance and movement of tourists between Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique…
Monday, 11 February 2019 12:05

Chobe houseboats get full make-over

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Three of the Zambezi Queen Collection’s houseboats – the Chobe Princesses – are currently undergoing refurbishments, which should be completed by April.Cabins will be furnished with new beds, flooring, storage spaces, furniture…
Monday, 11 February 2019 12:03

Zimbabwe hotel undergoes refurbishment

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Montclair Hotel and Casino in Nyanga in Zimbabwe’s Eastern Highlands is undergoing a refurbishment.The work, which started late last year, will be done in phases and is expected to be…
Monday, 11 February 2019 12:02

Kenya prioritises beach destinations for tourism growth

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The Kenyan Tourism Ministry is set to transform the five beach destinations along Kenya’s coast, to increase the number of tourists and make Kenya a world-class tourism destination.These are Diani,…
Monday, 11 February 2019 12:01

New cruise terminal to boost tourism in Kenya

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Cruise tourism in Kenya is expected to receive a major boost after the completion of a world-class cruise ship terminal at Mombasa in August.This is according to Tourism and Wildlife…
Monday, 11 February 2019 11:55

Botswana Tourism appoints new CEO

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The Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) has appointed a CEO.The Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism has appointed Myra Sekgororoane as new CEO, who takes the reins from Zibanani Hubona, who has…
Friday, 08 February 2019 10:48

Chobe Princesses undergoing refurbishments

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Three of the Zambezi Queen Collection's houseboats – the Chobe Princesses – are currently undergoing refurbishments, which should be completed by April.Cabins will be furnished with new beds, flooring, storage…
Agents will welcome Acacia Africa’s updated loyalty scheme, the tour operator offering clients the opportunity to combine any two of its new Value Plus Discounts when booking camping and accommodated overland…
Thursday, 07 February 2019 12:25

Mozambique’s Machangulo Beach Lodge completes makeover

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Machangulo Beach Lodge in the south of Mozambique recently completed a major upgrade and expansion to its facilities, and owner Christiaan Nolte said that the lodge will be launching a fresh new…
Thursday, 07 February 2019 12:23

Seychelles initiates Tourism Satellite Account

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The Seychelles Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine has entered into an agreement with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) to strengthen the system of tourism statistics…

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