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RwandAir has announced that between 28 November 2018 and 14 January 2019, it will be introducing the Airbus A330-200 to support an additional 88 seats per flight in a response…
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 12:04

Tidal pools in Cape Town receive major upgrades

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The City of Cape Town’s Recreation and Parks Department has completed a multimillion-rand upgrade to the Glencairn and Soetwater tidal pools. It is part of a series of coastal improvements…
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 12:02

Garden Route Game Lodge expands

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The culmination of three years of planning has resulted in the Garden Route Game Lodge expanding toward the Gouritz River – an 11km extension of its borders.The extended area falls…
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 11:56

Fastjet to sell Tanzanian operation

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Fasjet PLC has announced that it has entered into a conditional share sale agreement with local management in Tanzania regarding the sale of the Company’s interest in the holding company…
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 11:53

Walk back in time with Cottar’s new Kenya itinerary

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To celebrate Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp’s 100th anniversary next year, the Cottar family have put together a new adventurous itinerary through Kenya.The Walk Back in Time itinerary is a 13-night…
Kenya Airways’ revamped Karibu Premium Services came into effect on Monday, November 26, offering a seamless meet-and-greet service that makes using the airport easy, quick and stress free, with the…
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 11:18

Introducing Asilia Adventures in East Africa

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Offering hand-crafted exclusive two-to seven-day experiences in East Africa, the recently launched Asilia Adventures provides tailor-made itineraries from multi-day safaris, off-the-beaten-track fishing excursions, horseback rides, and authentic cultural interactions.Asilia Adventures…
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 11:17

New luxury tented camp to open in Namib desert

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Zannier Hotels will open a new luxury tented camp, Sonop, in the Namib Desert next year. The camp will be its second property, following the opening of the group’s first…
Over the past weekend, hundreds of cyclists descended on Swellendam in the Western Cape for the 26th Coronation Double Century (CDC), contributing towards the province’s tourism sector and economy.The 202-kilometre race…
Monday, 26 November 2018 13:31

MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa Newsletter

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NOW WITH MORE VIEWS Whether it’s the parrot-fish perspectives or that ageless feeling of discovery, anchoring off isolated islands and remote reefs, we’d usually agree that the best way to…
Thursday, 22 November 2018 11:47

ACACIA AFRICA OFFERS BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS

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Acacia Africa’s Black Friday sale – 23 November 2018 – offers special discounts on selected 2019 tours including 30% off selected Camping Overland Tours and a 20% saving on the…
Thursday, 22 November 2018 11:45

Zimbabwe tourist arrivals surge

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In spite of the ongoing economic challenges in Zimbabwe, the tourism sector’s performance has been positive, driven primarily by business in Victoria Falls and Harare. This is according to the…
Thursday, 22 November 2018 11:43

2019 dates announced for Experience Africa tradeshow

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The 2019 Experience Africa tradeshow will take place from June 24-26, 2019, at the Canary Wharf venue in London.The three-day event, which is driven by the African Travel and Tourism…
Thursday, 22 November 2018 11:40

Rotana to manage new five-star hotel in Zambia

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Rotana has signed a hotel management agreement with Grandview Hotels and Resorts to manage a new five-star hotel to open in Lusaka, Zambia.The hotel, which will be named at a…
Thursday, 22 November 2018 11:39

East London Airport plans major upgrade

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East London Airport is planning major renovations, with work expected to start next year.The project is still at the consultant appointment stage and once the project scoping is concluded, the…
Thursday, 22 November 2018 11:38

SA’s North West Province explores benefits of e-tourism

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South Africa’s North West Department of Tourism recently held a Trade and Investment Lekgotla (business meeting) where industry players explored the benefits of embracing digital trends to increase the region’s…
They are the “juggernaut Instagram user demographic” (more than 70% of Instagram users under 35 - the social networking site racking up a mighty one billion active monthly users in…
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 12:32

First remote self-service car hire initiative launched in SA

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South African car hire service, First Car Rental, has launched the country’s first Car Hire Self-Service at major branches across the country.The service will allow travellers to complete an initial…
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 12:27

Kenya Airways ups capacity to Libreville

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Kenya Airways on October 29 resumed direct flights to the West African coastal city of Libreville in Gabon, to be serviced five times weekly from Nairobi to Libreville via Yaoundé.The…
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 12:25

Zimbabwe wine tourism set to take off

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Wine tourism in Zimbabwe is on an upward trajectory, according to Africa Marketing Manager of Wines of South Africa (WOSA), Matome Mbatha.WOSA recently held an inaugural wine-tasting festival in Victoria Falls,…
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 12:24

Popular Kruger picnic spot undergoes major overhaul

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The Afsaal picnic spot, a renowned visitor stop between Malelane gate and Skukuza in the Kruger National Park, will close for renovations, however temporary facilities are in place to cater for…
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