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Monday, 14 October 2019 12:39

Airline industry welcomes visa progress

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THE airline industry is cautiously optimistic that South Africa’s tourism-damaging visa restrictions will soon be revoked. This follows the announcement earlier this week that President Cyril Ramaphosa has eventually instructed the Department…
Thursday, 10 October 2019 13:05

Air Kenya to resume service into Mara North Airstrip

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Air Kenya resumed its service into the Mara North Airstrip in the Masai Mara on October 5 after satisfactory completion of repair works.Services had been suspended into the Mara North Conservancy Airstrip…
Thursday, 10 October 2019 13:03

Beach Villas to open on Alphonse Island

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Alphonse Island, part of Blue Safaris which is a Classic Portfolio member, is launching two Beach Villas in November.Part of the Seychelles Archipelago, Alphonse Island is a remote island resort…
Thursday, 10 October 2019 13:02

LAM to resume flights between Maputo and Lisbon

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The flag carrier of Mozambique, LAM, is set to resume flights between Maputo International Airport and Humberto Delgado Airport in Lisbon, from March 2020.The airline will operate three weekly flights…
Thursday, 10 October 2019 13:01

Promoting Cape Town in five languages

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Executive Mayor of Cape Town Dan Plato has launched five foreign-language Destination Marketing booklets with Consuls General.The destination marketing booklets have for the first time been translated into foreign languages,…
Thursday, 10 October 2019 07:11

Kenya to grow cruise tourism sector

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Najib Balala, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife, highlighted that cruise tourism was growing globally with around 76 million travellers using cruise lines every year and that Kenya would…
Thursday, 10 October 2019 07:09

Russia and Botswana waive visa requirements

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An intergovernmental visa waiver agreement between Russia and Botswana, signed by Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum in June, will come…
Thursday, 10 October 2019 07:07

Road works ease movement in Zim park

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Gonarezhou Conservation Trust (GCT)  has rehabilitated and maintained 260km of roads in Gonarezhou National Park (GNP) allowing for better mobility within the park.The GCT is a new model for protected area…
Thursday, 10 October 2019 07:05

SAA and Air Seychelles expand codeshare to NY

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SAA has expanded its codeshare agreement with Air Seychelles (HM) to New York, effective November 1.SAA will be the operating carrier on the Johannesburg-New York sector, and Air Seychelles will…
The world is looking to the potential impact our travel has on the sustainability of the planet. Powered by our not-for-profit, the TreadRight Foundation, we at Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris,…
Friday, 04 October 2019 14:19

Jambojet to start flights to Kigali

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Jambojet, a brand of Kenya Airways and Kenya's first low-cost airline has received approval from the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority to start flights to Kigali.The approval means that the airline…
Friday, 04 October 2019 14:18

Radisson opens new hotel in Nairobi

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The Radisson Hotel Group has opened a new Radisson Blu and Residence in Nairobi, Kenya.The Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence, Nairobi Arboretum is close to the city centre and 45…
The Namibian Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration has classified conservation tourism as normal tourism, and therefore removed the need for employment permits or work visas.In conservation tourism, tourists pay…
Thursday, 03 October 2019 12:09

Realistic pricing important for tourism growth

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South African tourism businesses are urged to remain cautious when pricing or planning to increase rates as this can impact the performance and future growth of the industry.Charnel Kara, Tourism…
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 13:45

Ethiopian to launch flights to Athens

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Ethiopian Airlines has been granted fifth freedom rights to commence services to Athens, Greece from December 13 as a stopover on its flight to Domodedovo Moscow Airport.Flight ET 0760 will…
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 13:44

Eco-Lodge Innovation Hub to arrive in Africa

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Accor Hospitality has unveiled the Eco-Lodge Innovation Hub by Mantis at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum, which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from September 23-25.The new concept will be…
Over the past year, Wildlands, a programme of Wildtrust, has stepped in to manage the tourism operations in the Somkhanda Community Game Reserve, which is also revamping its accommodation offering.The…
Monday, 30 September 2019 14:15

Air Kenya suspends services to Mara North Airstrip

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Air Kenya has issued a notice to passengers that it is suspending service into Mara North Conservancy Airstrip, in the Maasai Mara with immediate effect until further notice due to…
Monday, 30 September 2019 14:13

Virgin seek to break BA monopoly on CT route

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Virgin Atlantic intends to fly direct to Cape Town.The airline announced its plans for a vastly expanded route network out of London Heathrow – including Cape Town – challenging what…
Monday, 30 September 2019 14:12

Condor applies for protection from Thomas Cook insolvency

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Condor Flugdienst GmbH, former subsidiary airline of the Thomas Cook Group, says that in order to separate itself from its former parent company, it has filed an application for the…
Monday, 30 September 2019 14:07

Three new camps open in Zimbabwe

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Gonarezhou Conservation Trust (GCT) has opened three new solar-powered camps in Gonarezhou National Park (GRN), located in Zimbabwe’s Masvingo province: Masasani Mananga, Makonde Mananga and Mathuli Mananga.The GCT is a…
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