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Wednesday, 05 December 2018 11:37

Johannesburg, still Africa’s most popular city

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Johannesburg in South Africa has emerged as the most popular destination city in Africa for the fifth consecutive year, according to the annual MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index, released on…
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 11:33

Wilderness Safaris launches Bush Buddy service in Zambezi

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Wilderness Safaris has introduced its family-friendly Bush Buddy service to camps in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.The complimentary service pairs children with a dedicated and trained mentor, for the duration of…
On Friday November 23, The Blue Train launched its new brand repositioning, the first in over 20 years, augmenting the brand to meet the evolving needs of the discerning traveller,…
Lufthansa has introduced the Airbus A350-900 to its South African network, with the first flight from Munich landing in Cape Town on December 2.This is the first time the aircraft…
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 11:32

‘Co-opetition’ key to MICE success in Africa

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Meetings, conferences and conventions attract one million international delegates to South Africa annually, says Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, Chief Convention Bureau Officer for the South African National Convention Bureau.Speaking at IBTM World 2018…
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 11:29

Johannesburg welcomes urban tourism in city centre

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Hillbrow, a suburb in the heart of the Johannesburg CBD, is emerging as an attractive tourist destination for visitors.Once a hub for entertainment and the trendiest celebrities and visitors, Hillbrow…
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 11:24

Durban, South Africa, the place to meet in 2019

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The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) will, for the first time, host its Association Meeting Programme (AMP) in Durban next year.The AMP will take place at the Durban International…
Wilderness Safaris has announced the rebuild and complete reinvention of Jao Camp in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, set to open on June 1, as well as the introduction of the…
Monday, 03 December 2018 11:47

SA border control system to save passengers time

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A R20m (€1.3m) automatic border control system is going live at Cape Town International Airport in March next year and, once functioning effectively, will be rolled out at OR Tambo…
Monday, 03 December 2018 11:45

&Beyond to open new lodge in Sabi Sand Game Reserve

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&Beyond Tengile River Lodge is set to open in South Africa’s Sabi Sand Game Reserve in the last few weeks of 2018.The lodge offers nine spacious air-conditioned suites, all en-suite…
Monday, 03 December 2018 11:38

New children’s club at Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli

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Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, has opened a new adventure club for children of all ages, EleFun Club.The club engages with children in a myriad of…
The President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi said that culture and tourism are complementary of one another, and that the country must take advantage of its potential to boost development, aiming to be…
Thursday, 29 November 2018 11:26

Magical Kenya Travel Expo 2018 records 25% growth

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The Magical Kenya Travel Expo (MKTE) 2018, which took place from October 3-5, saw overall attendance increase by 25% compared with last year. All categories showed significant growth with regard…
Thursday, 29 November 2018 11:24

New tented camp opens in Tarangire National Park

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Corfield Camps opened in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania earlier this year.The camp, run by Tim and Roger Corfield, is a guide-centric camp, allowing guides who accompany guests to stay free of charge.Corfield…
Thursday, 29 November 2018 11:21

Kalahari Bushman experience opens for tourists

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The Khomani San are one of the oldest African tribes, and Boesmanrus in the Northern Cape’s Kalahari Desert, near the Kgalagadi National Park, is offering travellers the opportunity to immerse…
Thursday, 29 November 2018 11:17

Destinate launches new travel portfolio

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Destination marketer, Destinate, has launched its own travel portfolio, Destinate Travel, consisting of uniquely packaged travel experiences, says Founder, Mariette du Toit-Helmbold.She says Destinate Travel caters for “the conscious traveller who…
Thursday, 29 November 2018 11:13

Interactive map: Mauritius tourist arrivals steady

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Tourist arrivals to Mauritius remain stable, with 1 109 118 arrivals between January and October this year, translating into a 4.2% increase compared with the same period last year. Europe…
RwandAir has announced that between 28 November 2018 and 14 January 2019, it will be introducing the Airbus A330-200 to support an additional 88 seats per flight in a response…
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 12:04

Tidal pools in Cape Town receive major upgrades

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The City of Cape Town’s Recreation and Parks Department has completed a multimillion-rand upgrade to the Glencairn and Soetwater tidal pools. It is part of a series of coastal improvements…
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 12:02

Garden Route Game Lodge expands

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The culmination of three years of planning has resulted in the Garden Route Game Lodge expanding toward the Gouritz River – an 11km extension of its borders.The extended area falls…
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 11:56

Fastjet to sell Tanzanian operation

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Fasjet PLC has announced that it has entered into a conditional share sale agreement with local management in Tanzania regarding the sale of the Company’s interest in the holding company…
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