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Monday, 11 February 2019 12:05

Chobe houseboats get full make-over

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Three of the Zambezi Queen Collection’s houseboats – the Chobe Princesses – are currently undergoing refurbishments, which should be completed by April.Cabins will be furnished with new beds, flooring, storage spaces, furniture…
Monday, 11 February 2019 12:03

Zimbabwe hotel undergoes refurbishment

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Montclair Hotel and Casino in Nyanga in Zimbabwe’s Eastern Highlands is undergoing a refurbishment.The work, which started late last year, will be done in phases and is expected to be…
Monday, 11 February 2019 12:02

Kenya prioritises beach destinations for tourism growth

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The Kenyan Tourism Ministry is set to transform the five beach destinations along Kenya’s coast, to increase the number of tourists and make Kenya a world-class tourism destination.These are Diani,…
Monday, 11 February 2019 12:01

New cruise terminal to boost tourism in Kenya

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Cruise tourism in Kenya is expected to receive a major boost after the completion of a world-class cruise ship terminal at Mombasa in August.This is according to Tourism and Wildlife…
Monday, 11 February 2019 11:55

Botswana Tourism appoints new CEO

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The Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) has appointed a CEO.The Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism has appointed Myra Sekgororoane as new CEO, who takes the reins from Zibanani Hubona, who has…
Friday, 08 February 2019 10:48

Chobe Princesses undergoing refurbishments

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Three of the Zambezi Queen Collection's houseboats – the Chobe Princesses – are currently undergoing refurbishments, which should be completed by April.Cabins will be furnished with new beds, flooring, storage…
Agents will welcome Acacia Africa’s updated loyalty scheme, the tour operator offering clients the opportunity to combine any two of its new Value Plus Discounts when booking camping and accommodated overland…
Thursday, 07 February 2019 12:25

Mozambique’s Machangulo Beach Lodge completes makeover

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Machangulo Beach Lodge in the south of Mozambique recently completed a major upgrade and expansion to its facilities, and owner Christiaan Nolte said that the lodge will be launching a fresh new…
Thursday, 07 February 2019 12:23

Seychelles initiates Tourism Satellite Account

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The Seychelles Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine has entered into an agreement with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) to strengthen the system of tourism statistics…
Thursday, 07 February 2019 12:22

Two more Airlink routes get business class

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Airlink has added business class to its services from Cape Town to Hoedspruit and Nelspruit.The E-Jet services on the routes will now offer an intra-continental-style business-class service, with six seats…
Thursday, 07 February 2019 11:52

Royal Zambezi Lodge launches scheduled charter flights

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Royal Zambezi Lodge has launched scheduled charter flights connecting passengers to the Royal Airstrip and the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia.As an accommodation provider in the Lower Zambezi, the…
Thursday, 07 February 2019 11:50

Operator ramps up trail bike experience in Namibia

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Ultimate Safaris has introduced a new fleet of trail bikes at Sossus Under Canvas.The Titan Comp Plus Trail Bikes are ideal for biking through the 24 000-hectare Namib Tsaris Conservancy, making…
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 14:06

New luxury eco-lodge to open in Botswana

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Mashatu Euphorbia, a new luxury eco-lodge in the privately owned, baobab-studded Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana, will start welcoming guests from June 2020. Reservations are already open.  The intimate lodge,…
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 14:04

Nature and wildlife top of mind for Indian travellers to Kenya

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According to the latest report released by the Kenya Tourism Board, 96% of Indian travellers visit the country for its natural beauty and wildlife experiences, with majority of this market…
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 14:02

SA forward bookings raise industry concern

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A year rife with international reports of the Cape Town water crisis, crime, and land expropriation, 2018 set the scene for flat to declining forward booking numbers in South Africa…
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 14:00

SAA resumes Blantyre services

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SAA resumed operations to Blantyre, Malawi, on Saturday, February 2.This follows the conclusion of audit and inspection process at Chileka International Airport in Blantyre. SAA suspended its operations after it…
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 13:58

Tanzania heads to Israel to market tourism offerings

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The Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) together with Tanzania National Parks, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, and other private- sector stakeholders, will be participating in the International Mediterranean Tourism Market (IMTM)…
Monday, 04 February 2019 12:32

Namib Desert luxury camp expands offering

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Agama River Camp in Namibia’s Namib Desert is expanding capacity with additional bungalows.The 20 new luxury bungalows will be added to the existing 10 standard bungalows, with construction starting at…
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,…
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