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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…
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 13:04

Ultimate Safaris introduces new camp in Namibia

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Ultimate Safaris’ latest venture, Sossus Under Canvas in the Greater Sossusvlei-Namib landscape, Namibia is set to open in April.The camp is located on the private 24 000-hectare Neuhof Nature Reserve, which…
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 12:58

RwandAir optimises Kigali-Brussels route

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RwandAir is set to fly direct to Brussels from Kigali three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, beginning October, 31.Flights from Brussels to Kigali will no longer operate…
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 12:53

2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards night

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A cross-section of the South African tourism industry gathered at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, on the evening of Sunday, October 29, for the culmination of the 5th annual Lilizela Tourism…
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 12:43

The value of direct bookings

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The fight between hotels and online travel agencies (OTAs) can only intensify as hotels are not slowing their drive for direct bookings.Understandably so, said Velly Bosega, CEO of Adclick Africa, as…
Friday, 27 October 2017 09:01

BA to launch double-daily A380s to Johannesburg

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British Airways is increasing its capacity to Africa. From next month it will add 680 seats a week between London and Johannesburg by increasing its current 10-times-a-week A380 service to…
Friday, 27 October 2017 08:58

Bicycles help to fight poaching in Victoria Falls

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On September 28, 17 Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (VFAPU) scouts were given bicycles by international charity, World Bicycle Relief, through Zimbabwean hospitality group, Africa Albida Tourism.The bicycles are already saving…
Friday, 27 October 2017 08:54

South African Tourism launches inaugural Nordic roadshow

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South African Tourism is taking 20 South African suppliers to the Nordics for its inaugural roadshow. It coincides with the recent announcement that South Africa won its first award from…
Friday, 27 October 2017 08:51

Madagascar Plague: WHO issues Black Death warning

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The plague in Madagascar has struck major cities, resulting in the World Health Organisation issuing warnings for nine surrounding countries. This comes amid fears the disease could spread via sea…
Friday, 27 October 2017 08:49

New runway for Nairobi airport

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Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi, Kenya, is set to undergo a major expansion with the construction of a new KSh37 billion (€302m) runway.The new 4.8km runway, which will…
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 13:59

Air Mauritius flies high with new Airbus

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Air Mauritius received its first A350-900 on Friday, which made its maiden voyage from Toulouse in France to Mauritius.The island threw a big celebration to commemorate the latest addition to…
Earlier in the week, Airbnb announced it will invest $1 million (approximately R13.5 million) through 2020 to promote and support community-led tourism projects in Africa. The commitment is part of Airbnb’s…
MAIA Luxury Resort and Spa in Seychelles scooped the Grand Prix of the Best Hotel in Africa at the 15th Prix Villégiature awards ceremony, held at the Château de Ferrière, just outside Paris.MAIA Luxury Resort…
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