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Monday, 04 February 2019 12:29

KZN airport sees 13% increase in international passengers

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King Shaka International Airport in Durban ended 2018 on a record high as international passenger numbers increased by 13% in December.The December peak season performance follows an 11% increase in…
Monday, 04 February 2019 12:27

Wildlife conservation programme to boost Zim tourism

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Zimbabwe, in conjunction with its development partners (Food and Agriculture Organisation, and the European Union), has launched the Zimbabwe chapter of the Sustainable Wildlife Management Programme (SWMP) in Binga District,…
Monday, 04 February 2019 12:25

Great Zimbabwe sees increase in visitor numbers

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Last year saw a 27% increase in visitors to the Great Zimbabwe National Monument in the Masvingo Province – 322km from Harare – owing to increased efforts in marketing destination…
Monday, 04 February 2019 12:23

USA to Africa: connecting with destination marketers

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The United States is a noticeably emerging source market for Africa, and tourism players across southern and East Africa are seeking ways to connect with destination marketers and product/service buyers, to inform…
Chinese multinational group, Touchroad International Holdings, has announced plans to build a number of hotels in Zimbabwe.This was announced by the group’s Chairman, Dr He Liehui, who said hotels will be…
YPO, the world’s premier leadership organisation for chief executives, will host more than 2 000 business leaders at YPO Edge in Cape Town from March 6 to 7, providing a…
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 11:45

Horse-riding activities planned for Matobo National Park

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Zimbabwe-based tour operator, Silwane Tours and Safaris, plans to introduce horse-riding at Matobo National Park in southwest Zimbabwe.Sikhawuliso Sibanda, Executive Director of Silwane Tours and Safaris, told Tourism Update that preparations were…
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 11:43

MICE: a driving force behind the tourism industry

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Tourism Update attended the media launch of Meetings Africa 2019 at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Tuesday (January 29), which highlighted the growing importance that Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events (MICE)…
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 11:25

Zimbabwe tourism rises above unrest

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Recent unrest in Zimbabwe, triggered by a massive fuel price hike, is reported to be settling down, with the country going ‘back to business as usual’.Sources on the ground told Tourism Update that…
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:39

Luxury living at The Farmstead, Royal Malewane

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The Farmstead at Royal Malewane, which falls within The Royal Portfolio, is set to open its doors on May 1.The lodge is in the Greater Kruger National Park, near a…
Ethiopian Airlines has implemented temporary service adjustments to its Addis Ababa-Johannesburg and Addis Ababa-Windhoek routes in the first quarter of this year.Until March 1 the flights between Addis Ababa and…
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:05

African Bush Camps to open luxury mobile camp in Botswana

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African Bush Camps recently revealed its latest addition, Linyanti Expeditions, a mobile luxury camp set to open on May 1 in a private concession in Linyanti, northern Botswana.The concept is…
Cape Town is seeing an increase in cruise tourism, as a total of 17 518 people disembarked in the city between October and January 20, from vessels carrying a total…
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:01

Visit Knysna appoints new General Manager

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Visit Knysna Tourism Office is pleased to announce that Colleen Durant has been appointed as the new General Manager as of 11 February 2019.Boasting 11 years of industry experience, Durant…
SATOA members and their African partners are invited to join the Spotlight Europe roadshow in March 2019Derek Houston of Houston Travel Marketing & Paddington Tucker of Travel Advance Prague are…
Grand Reef Airport (UTA) in Mutare, 275km east of Harare, is to be expanded into a fully fledged airport.The expansion is expected to expedite the movement of tourists to the…
Monday, 28 January 2019 12:03

New camp to open in North Luangwa National Park, Zambia

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Operated by Remote Africa Safaris, Takwela Camp will open in Zambia’s North Luangwa National Park on July 22. As Remote Africa Safaris operates seasonally between May and November, with different…
Monday, 28 January 2019 12:02

Trends developing in Africa travel

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Tourism is an organic industry, growing and changing as the needs and wants of travellers shift, and service providers adapt their offerings to meet these requirements.“What Wetu sees unfolding in…
Monday, 28 January 2019 12:00

New kids’ club opens at Canonnier, Mauritius

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Canonnier Beachcomber Golf Resort and Spa has launched a new safari-inspired kids’ club.It comprises four themed Bushtec tents: a welcome area and painting space, a media space equipped with television…
Thursday, 24 January 2019 18:18

BUBBLE LODGE & GOLFING ON ILE AUX CERFS ISLAND

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Since December 2017, Ile aux Cerfs is home to a Bubble Lodge located among its lush nature in the heart of a beautiful banyan tree. This new experience offers the…
Thursday, 24 January 2019 18:08

Kenya Airways to launch Rome – Geneva – Nairobi route

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National carrier, Kenya Airways plans to launch flights from Rome to Nairobi and from Geneva to Nairobi on its Boeing 787 Dreamliner four times a week starting in June this…
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