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Date: 16 July 2018Release: ImmediateThe South African National Space Agency (SANSA) in partnership with the Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau has won the bid to host the SpaceOps 2020 conference.The…
Monday, 16 July 2018 13:36

New app puts SA towns on the map

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A new app is bringing South African towns and their often unknown attractions to tourists’ fingertips.AppmyVillage is a web-based application that started when the developers saw the need for tourists…
Monday, 16 July 2018 13:34

Réunion volcano erupts, some attractions closed

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Piton de la Fournaise, a volcano on Réunion Island, erupted on July 13. This is the third time the volcano has erupted this year, having previously been active on April…
Monday, 16 July 2018 13:33

Plans for new hotel in Chobe National Park

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Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) is planning to build a hotel in the Chobe Park Old Game Scout Camp, Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism, Tshekedi Khama, recently told a…
Monday, 16 July 2018 13:28

Tourism in Mauritius looks strong, says PwC

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Mauritius’s hotel outlook is strong. This is according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report, ‘Hotels outlook: 2018-2022: South Africa – Nigeria – Mauritius – Kenya – Tanzania’.In the report, PwC says,…
Monday, 16 July 2018 13:20

Zimbabwe’s Beitbridge set for $241m upgrade

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Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced a US$241m upgrade to the Beitbridge border post, on Wednesday July 11.The upgrade will include a refurbishment and expansion of the post. “The importance of modernising of…
Thursday, 12 July 2018 13:01

Welcome to Cape Town, Panasonic South Africa!

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Date: 12 July 2018Release: ImmediateToday, Panasonic South Africa – a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation – launched its new South African Headquarters in Century City, Cape Town.The event was attended by…
Thursday, 12 July 2018 12:19

Talking Stick news update

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On 1 July 2018, Wild Frontiers  celebrated the opening of our newest property in Entebbe, Uganda – Hotel No. 5. Although we aren’t strangers to operating and maintaining camps and lodges,…
Thursday, 12 July 2018 11:55

Annual gorilla naming festival kicks off in Rwanda

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The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has launched the annual Kwita Izina Festival, which will culminate in September with the naming of 23 gorillas born over the last year.This is the…
Tanzania’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism has undertaken the verification of registration certificates and licences for tourism companies based in the country.According to the Permanent Secretary in the ministry,…
Thursday, 12 July 2018 11:52

New road to ease travel to Lake Malawi

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A new road has been opened in popular tourist destination, Nkhata Bay, Malawi. The road has been named after President Arthur Peter Mutharika and will link Mzuzu to Nkhata Bay, ending at…
Tanzania’s hotel sector looks positive, according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report, ‘Hotels outlook: 2018-2022: South Africa – Nigeria – Mauritius – Kenya – Tanzania’.In the report, which was presented in…
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 11:24

Rwanda introduces new adventure activity

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Paramotoring, a form of paragliding where pilots wear a motor on their back to propel a paraglider, has been introduced in Rwanda and is expected to contribute to the country’s…
Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) says big global tour operators are starting to insist that the tourism businesses they support prove sustainability credentials through certification recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism…
The Western Cape and the Bourgogne Franche Comté region of France have extended their partnership by renewing their agreement to co-operate in the areas of tourism, agriculture and the economy,…
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 11:17

Angola looks towards diversifying tourism

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The Angolan Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has concluded its consultative council, held on July 5-7 in the coastal town of Sumbe. Outcomes included a call to diversify the industry,…
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 10:57

High costs hinder Zimbabwe's tourism

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Minister of Tourism and Hospitality, Prisca Mupfumira told Bulawayo24 that some of the country’s products were not competitively priced, particularly the hotels, and that local destination pricing was viewed as expensive when compared with…
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 10:55

PwC Hotel Outlook is positive for Kenya

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Kenya’s hospitality is expected to grow in 2018. This is according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report, ‘Hotels outlook: 2018-2022: South Africa – Nigeria – Mauritius – Kenya – Tanzania’.The industry…
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 12:59

Africa Tourism Leadership Forum: Registration opens

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Ghana Tourism Authority, in collaboration with Africa Tourism Partners (ATP) and its lead partner, Grant Thornton, has opened registration for the inaugural Africa Tourism Leadership Forum and Awards 2018 as…
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 12:57

Hotel bookings outlook: Day Zero impact

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While the fundamentals affecting tourism to South Africa remain favourable, helped by an improving global and local economy, the key impediment is the Cape Town water shortage, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers…
Kiangazi House and Chui Lodge, in the Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary in Kenya, have undergone refurbishments.At Chui Lodge, the garden ‘hideaway’ relaxation areas have been redone, giving guests more space for…

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