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Monday, 17 June 2019 13:14

Tanzania promotes beach tourism

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Tanzania is finalising the establishment of a special authority that will be responsible for promoting beach tourism, in a bid to increase international tourist arrivals.Tourism Minister Hamisi Kigwangalla said the country had…
Monday, 17 June 2019 13:03

South Africa’s tourism descends

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Statistics South Africa released the Tourism and Migrations figures between March 2018 and March 2019. According to the data, South African tourist arrivals have shown no growth, with overseas tourists…
Monday, 17 June 2019 13:02

Zimbabwe tourism minister tours UK

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The Minister of Tourism & Hospitality Industry, Priscah Mupfumira, and the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority team will host a series of events taking place across the UK in July.The events are…
Thursday, 13 June 2019 13:23

Ethiopian gets Dublin-Madrid rights

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Ethiopian Airlines has received fifth-freedom rights between Dublin and Madrid.The route is an extension of Ethiopian Airlines’ existing service between Addis Ababa and Dublin.Flights will operate with a Dreamliner 787-8…
Thursday, 13 June 2019 13:21

Marriott brand opens hotel in Tanzania

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Marriott International has opened the Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salaam, New Africa Hotel.The property is in the heart of the central business district, overlooking the harbour. There are…
Thursday, 13 June 2019 13:20

New bush camp to open in Mara

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The new Mara Treetops Tented Camp in Kenya, set to open on July 19, is a combination of a safari lodge, tented camp and hotel.Located at the junction of Mara’s…
Thursday, 13 June 2019 13:19

New scheduled flights for Namibia

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Namibia’s private airline Westair Aviation has announced the launch of its domestic passenger flights.Westair Aviation’s first scheduled passenger flight will take place on June 24 after the company was granted…
Tuesday, 11 June 2019 13:55

Mara Ngerenda airstrip suspended

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All flights to the in the Masai Mara have been suspended until further notice, due to heavy rains that have affected the condition of the runway.AirKenya has said it will amend…
Tuesday, 11 June 2019 13:53

Bombay Brasserie gets redesign

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Bombay Brasserie, Taj Cape Town’s Indian cuisine restaurant, is being expanded and given a redesign.Dining at Bombay Brasserie will be suspended during the renovation but signature dishes will be offered…
Tuesday, 11 June 2019 13:52

Air Seychelles expands codeshare with SAA

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Air Seychelles has expanded its codeshare with South African Airways to Perth and Windhoek.Air Seychelles will place its HM code on SAA’s daily service to Perth and on its daily…
Tuesday, 11 June 2019 13:48

Namibian desert train makes a come back

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Namibian Reservations has announced that the Desert Express Train will be operational again from the end of June.Prior to stopping operations, the Desert Express Train travelled from Windhoek to Swakopmund,…
Tuesday, 11 June 2019 13:46

Kenya migrations start early

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Kenya’s Great Migration, which usually starts in the Maasai Mara in July and August, has started early this year, with wildebeest already being spotted in the Mara River area.“Herds have…
Monday, 10 June 2019 12:35

CroisieEurope adds second Kariba houseboat

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European riverboat operator, CroisieEurope, is set to launch a second luxury houseboat on Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe, in March next year.The Zimbabwean Dream has eight cabins, including two with balconies on the main…
Monday, 10 June 2019 12:33

Kenya rebrands its tourism brand

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The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) is re-engineering its tourism brand, to tap into the country’s tourism diversity and grow awareness of the country as a travel destination.The refreshed Magical Kenya…
Outpost Africa Tourism Group has launched a new sunset cruise product with an additional offer of early-morning sunrise cruises on the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.MD, Andrew Lane says the high-quality…
Monday, 10 June 2019 12:30

Zim's Maturazi falls gets Sky walk, zip line

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Far and Wide Zimbabwe (FWZ) has launched its Sky Walk and Zip Line packages at the Mutarazi Falls in the Eastern Highlands.The Sky Walk is made up of two bridges,…
Monday, 10 June 2019 12:28

Kenya plastic ban

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Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, has announced a ban on single-use plastics in protected areas, effective June 5, 2020.The ban encompasses national parks, forests, conservation areas and beaches, and comes two years…
For the second year in a row, we are overjoyed to announce our award for South Africa’s Leading Tour Operator 2019!The announcement was made public at a gala event in…
Thursday, 06 June 2019 12:43

Acacia Africa Ask Agents To Support Its Green Message

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#BringYourBottle To The SerengetiThe Tanzanian government has taken the decision to ban plastic bags (as of 01 June) and reduce the use of plastic. Keen to join the cause, Acacia Africa…
Thursday, 06 June 2019 12:42

Shumba and Busanga Bush Camp now open

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Wilderness Safaris’ Shumba and Busanga Bush Camp in Zambia’s Busanga Plains are now open until the end of October.Situated within 28 000 hectares of exclusive wilderness, both camps offer diverse…
Thursday, 06 June 2019 12:40

Satsa conference - what you can expect

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The Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (Satsa) conference, taking place at the Wild Coast Sun from July 9-11, will celebrate 50 years of thought leadership.The conference brings together stakeholders in…
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