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The Featherbed Private Nature Reserve in Knysna will reopen on October 15, following damage caused by fires last year.Around 95% of the vegetation at Featherbed was destroyed in June 2017, as…
Monday, 10 September 2018 12:24

Boutique eco-lodge opens in Western Cape reserve

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Morukuru Beach Lodge, situated along the coastline of the De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape, opened its doors for a soft launch in May.The lodge has been built…
Monday, 10 September 2018 12:22

Elite luxury trade show announces 2019 innovations

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The seventh International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Africa is set to take place in Cape Town in April.The show is organised by Reed Exhibitions in the host city of Cape…
Monday, 10 September 2018 12:21

Tsogo Sun invests €89.7m in KZN Golden Mile

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Tsogo Sun is to initiate a complete redevelopment of Suncoast Casino, Hotels and Entertainment – its latest investment in the upgrade of Durban’s Golden Mile, in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal…
Monday, 10 September 2018 12:10

Kenyan airline adds flights to North Rift Valley

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Beginning September 7, local Kenyan airline, Fly SAX, will fly twice daily between Nairobi’s Wilson Airport and Eldoret, which serves the North Rift Valley Region. The route will be operated…
Thursday, 06 September 2018 12:42

Kenya eyes air access and airports to develop tourism

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Kenya’s Minister of Tourism, Najib Balala, has announced discussions with low-cost UK and European-based airlines in an effort to boost tourism to Kenya’s coastal regions.Speaking at the sixth Africa Civil Aviation…
Thursday, 06 September 2018 12:32

Southern Africa 360 introduces local hosted dining experiences

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Southern Africa 360 Exclusive Tours has introduced ‘Home Hosted Dining Experiences’ with local middle-class families in the Western Cape, offering guests an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversation with local…
Thursday, 06 September 2018 12:31

Radisson gears up for accelerated expansion in SA

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Radisson Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest hotel groups, has geared up for aggressive hotel growth in South Africa, with a focus on key cities.“As part of our ambitious…
Thursday, 06 September 2018 12:28

Malawi and Zambia sign joint marketing agreement

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The Governments of Zambia and Malawi have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in tourism development that aims to enhance destination marketing for the two countries.The signing ceremony was a…
Thursday, 06 September 2018 12:16

Gondwana opens new ‘floating villa’ in Namibia

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The Gondwana Collection has opened a new property in the Zambezi region of Namibia. The Namushasha River Villa is on the Kwando River, opposite the Bwabwata National Park.Namushasha is a…
Thursday, 06 September 2018 12:15

Iberia’s premium economy coming to South Africa

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Premium economy class will be available on Iberia’s flights between Johannesburg and Madrid, from April to October, 2019.The new premium economy class has 94cm seat-pitch compared with 79cm in economy…
Date: 5 September 2018Release: ImmediateThe recently  established Angola – South Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry known as CACIAAS met with Wesgro CEO Tim Harris to sign a Memorandum of Understanding –…
The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW) Kenya has announced a change to its conservation fees to the Giraffe Centre and Sanctuary.Effective May 1, 2019, the fees will be structured…
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 12:34

Tented camp in Serengeti now open year round

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Kananga Special Tented Camp, Seronera, in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, has announced that the seasonal camp will now be open all year.The camp previously closed between January 7 and…
Carol Weaving, Managing Director of Reed Exhibitions, is the latest person to join the board of the newly founded African Tourism Board (ATB).Whilst addressing attendees at the African Leadership Forum…
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 12:31

Zimbabwe camp reopens after expansion

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Robins Camp in Hwange National Park has reopened with a new look and more rooms.All rooms have been refurbished and additional rooms have been built. The surrounding area has been…
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 12:29

Uganda targets €1.9bn in tourism revenue

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Uganda’s Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Professor Ephraim Kamuntu, says the country is targeting UGX10 trillion (€1.9 billion) from tourists.Kamuntu made the statement while announcing this year’s World Tourism Day…
Date: 4 September 2018Release: ImmediateThe Cape Town and the Western Cape Convention Bureau, a division at Wesgro, is proud to announce that Cape Town has been selected to host the 2024 International …
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 12:49

Mauritius sets sights on Indian market to grow arrivals

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The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) is hoping to attract 120 000 Indian tourists in 2020, up from the 80 000 projected to visit the Indian Ocean island nation in…
African Bush Camps’ (ABC) Nyamatusi Camp and Nyamatusi Mahogany in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe, will open in April 2019.Designed following the principles of environmental consciousness and sustainability, the camps…
Travel Massive, the world’s largest tourism industry community, which is steadily growing in Africa, connects members through 157 chapters, and will launch its latest Hoedspruit chapter in South Africa.The Hoedspruit…
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