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Monday, 28 May 2018 11:50

Kenya says: Death penalty for poachers

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Kenya has announced that it will fast-track a law to institute the death penalty for the illegal hunting of wildlife.This was recently announced by the Kenyan minister of tourism and…
President of Tanzania, John Magufuli, recently approved a proposal to upgrade five game reserves into national parks with the aim of increasing tourism to the country.During the National Assembly, which took…
Monday, 28 May 2018 11:46

BA to cut Angola route 25 May 2018

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British Airways will end its service to Luanda, Angola, as of June 9.A British Airways spokesperson said: “We are cancelling our twice weekly service from London Heathrow to Luanda as the flights…
Monday, 28 May 2018 11:43

New airstrip to open in Tanzania

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The new Lake Manyara South Airstrip in Tanzania, once open, will significantly reduce transfer times to surrounding lodges.The airstrip was meant to open on June 1, however due to unseasonal…
Monday, 28 May 2018 11:42

LUX* bags new property in Mauritius

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LUX* Hospitality has taken over management of La Palmeraie, a hotel on the east coast of Mauritius. The renovation of the hotel began on May 15 and the reopening will coincide…
Monday, 28 May 2018 11:40

Check in before arrival at Avani Hotels

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Avani Hotels & Resorts is offering the latest convenience by allowing guests to check in before arrival.After each booking completed at www.avanihotels.com, guests receive an option to complete a pre-arrival…
Monday, 28 May 2018 11:37

AirZim proposes debt write-off to government

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Air Zimbabwe has approached government with a proposal to write off the government-owed portion of its US$341m (€292m) debt as ‘shareholder contribution’.Of the full amount, 92.2%, US$314m (€269m), is local…
Monday, 28 May 2018 11:34

Cabinet appoints new SA Tourism Board

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A new board has been announced for SA Tourism, as confirmed by Cabinet on Wednesday, May 23. The new Board’s term of appointment is from June 1, 2018 to May…
Monday, 28 May 2018 11:25

Plans to merge SAA, SAX, Mango announced

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Steps are being taken to merge South African Airways, SA Express and Mango, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan said during a media briefing on board appointments of State-Owned Enterprises in the Department…
Thursday, 24 May 2018 13:24

Ethiopian Airlines to take delivery of 100th aircraft

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Ethiopian Airlines announced on Wednesday (May 23) that it would take delivery of its 100th aircraft, a Boeing 787-900 on June 5.The delivery of the Boeing 787-900 will make Ethiopian Airlines…
Thursday, 24 May 2018 13:21

‘Visit Rwanda’ to be displayed on Arsenal kits

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Rwanda is to become the official tourism partner of Premier League football team, Arsenal. The campaign will see Rwanda become Arsenal’s first ever sleeve partner.The partnership, which will run over…
The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has launched its Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) which is expected to enable quicker response times at ports of entry.Speaking at the Taj Hotel…
Representatives from various African countries attended IMEX Frankfurt last week in continued efforts to position Africa as an ideal business events destination.Countries represented included South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Tourism, Elizabeth…
Thursday, 24 May 2018 13:12

BA adds four more weekly Johannesburg flights

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British Airways will add four more weekly flights to its double-daily London-Johannesburg schedule from October 28. This announcement comes soon after the airline said it would commence three weekly flights…
Thursday, 24 May 2018 13:10

Swaziland officially re-named Eswatini

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Swaziland has officially changed its name to Eswatini. The change comes after King Mswati III made the announcement at the country’s celebration of its 50th year of independence in April.The full name will…
Thursday, 24 May 2018 13:08

Air Seychelles adds new flight to Johannesburg

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Air Seychelles is adding a Tuesday flight to Johannesburg from July 3, taking the frequency to six flights a week following the addition of a Wednesday flight in March.Remco Althuis, CEO of…
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 12:30

Vic Falls fast becoming a national conferencing hub

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The Zimbabwean government has declared the resort town of Victoria Falls the country’s conferencing centre, as it plans to construct a state-of-the-art international wedding venue.Minister of State for Matabeleland North…
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 12:29

Lufthansa enhances business-class bed offering

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Lufthansa’s new ‘Dream Collection’ is now available on selected long-haul flights lasting 10 and a half hours or more, including flights to and from South Africa, South America, and the…
The domestic route between Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport and Cape Town International Airport is the busiest route on the continent, according to a study conducted by Routes, an aviation…
The Africa Albida Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is continuing its more-than-20-year tradition of feeding local scavenger birds, offering some of the resident endangered species a supplementary food source, as well…
The Barberton Mountain Land, or the Barberton Greenstone Belt, in Mpumalanga is on the tentative list of Unesco’s World Heritage Site (WHS) programme, as the region contains some of the…

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