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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 15:43

Progress with Rwanda tourism development

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The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) says it has seen progress resulting from its strategy to grow the Rwandan travel, tourism and hospitality value chain. The implementation of this strategy currently…
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 15:36

Kenyan tourism still growing despite political quarrels

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International tourist arrivals to Kenya rose 10% to 723 000 visitors between January and September 2017 when compared with the same period in 2016.Kenya Tourism Board Chairman, Jimi Kariuki, explained that…
Acacia Africa will be adding a Nairobi Park Stay to its 2018 collection - a game drive in Nairobi National Park, Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage visit, return airport transfers, all food…
Considering that it is the best thing since the introduction of internet in Africa, Africa’s first open access Wi-Fi provider, VAST Networks has bagged two prestigious awards at the global…
Monday, 06 November 2017 12:45

WATCH: Greater protection for sharks around the world

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Already considered an endangered species, these mighty predators of the ocean have recently had to face another danger – killer whales – after a series of orca attacks on great…
The late Nelson Mandela’s primary residence in Houghton, Johannesburg is set to be transformed into a "presidential 5-7 star tourism product", The Mandela Presidential Centre. Set to be "a place of…
Monday, 06 November 2017 12:22

Madagascar plague under control - govt

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No new cases of plague outbreak have been reported in Madagascar in the past ten days, and the numbers have stabilised in many districts which have previously reported active cases.Madagascar…
Monday, 06 November 2017 12:19

New incentive to promote energy efficiency in tourism

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The Department of Tourism, in collaboration with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), has recently introduced an incentive programme to encourage privately-owned tourism enterprises to move towards cleaner energy sources and…
Monday, 06 November 2017 12:05

SA preferred candidate to host 2023 Rugby World Cup

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South Africa has been named the candidate best able to fulfil World Rugby’s criteria for hosting the 2023 World Cup, outbidding France and Ireland. Hosting the tournament could produce major…
Monday, 06 November 2017 12:01

Why Africa should embrace Botswana's conservation model

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Dave van Smeerdijk, a co-founder of Natural Selection, explains that Botswana was the first African country to recognise the potential of the high quality (and high price), low impact tourism…
Friday, 03 November 2017 08:43

New Maputo bridge to make tourist spots more accessible

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The longest suspension bridge in Africa is under construction in Mozambique. It will link the capital Maputo with the Catembe district and dramatically reduce travel times between the capital and…
Grand Dédale has once again been crowned 'Best 5* Country House' at the recent Lilizela Tourism Awards held in Sandton on 29th October. 5 years since the awards inception, Grand Dédale…
Thursday, 02 November 2017 11:14

Consultors RS now representing Knysna Tourism

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Robert Schaerer  Owner of Consultors RS has been appointed to represent Knysna Tourism as of 01 November. Considered to be the jewel of the Garden Route, Knysna has a vast…
A lioness, separated from one of her six cubs has proven that motherly love runs deep. In this footage shared by Latest Sightings designer, Chris Tote, describes the Kruger National Park…
Thursday, 02 November 2017 08:43

Malawi sees 20-year cheetah rehab milestone

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Malawi is ecstatic to welcome two furry newborn cheetah cubs to the Liwonde National Park, a milestone for the country's dwindling population. A wildlife landmark for Malawi  Africa parks released a…
Thursday, 02 November 2017 08:33

Sleep with the fishes in Tanzania

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The island life is one filled with sheer relaxation and calm. Add a hotel room under the sea  that provides a 360 degree view of the marine life, breathtaking deck where…
Thursday, 02 November 2017 08:30

Mauritius among the Top 10 countries to visit in 2018

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Who doesn't love an island escape? While the Seychelles, Bali, Tahiti and numerous other picturesque places are on the bucket list of many holidaymakers - Mauritius comes highly recommended by Lonely…
“It is important to clarify that tourists will not have a significant impact on water consumption in the Western Cape,” says Russel Brueton, Chief Communications Officer at Wesgro.“While it’s not possible…
Thursday, 02 November 2017 08:14

Wilderness sees 25% interim profit growth

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Wilderness Holdings has seen a 10% increase in revenue, coming in at P705 million (€57.5 million), following the strong growth in bednights sold from 89 297 (in 2016) to 101 166. EBITDA…
Focusing on South Africa and the burgeoning travel markets of Nigeria and Ghana in the west of the continent, the brand is seeking to partner with new and established independent…
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 11:57

Tsessabe Introduces Venture Uganda Travel

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Tsessabe are very excited and proud to anounce VENTURE UGANDA TRAVEL - a new client.Venture Uganda Travel is a well established destination management company based in Kampala Uganda. The company…
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