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Friday, 06 April 2018 08:21

SAT and KLM use taxis to ‘drive’ tourism in UK

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South African Tourism (SAT) has partnered with KLM Royal Ditch Airlines (KLM) to drive tourism to South Africa – literally.The latest of SAT’s out-of-home advertising campaigns will see 100 UK…
Friday, 06 April 2018 08:17

Botswana tourism anticipates growth at dam opening

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The opening of the Shashe Dam in Tonita, Botswana, over the Easter weekend was met with significant anticipation amongst the Botswana community at the tourism opportunities it would bring. This…
Thursday, 05 April 2018 15:15

First leopard in 10 years spotted in Gorongosa

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For the first time since 2008, a leopard has been spotted at the Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique.The male leopard was spotted on the evening of March 29, by the…
Camp Zebra and Intimate Camps in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania will undergo extensive refurbishments ahead of the local game migration seasons.Camp Zebra, which has been designed to be…
Thursday, 05 April 2018 15:12

Sports tourism on the rise in Kenya

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There is a growing trend of fans forgoing couch spectatorship in favour of watching games live at the actual sporting events. This has placed sports tourism in the spotlight for…
Thursday, 05 April 2018 15:10

Key Malawi wildlife reserves link up

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Liwonde National Park in Malawi will expand to include Mangochi Forest Reserve after an agreement was signed between the Government of Malawi and African Parks. It will expand management of…
Victoria Falls International Airport has recorded an increase in its capacity utilisation, along with a boom in tourism-related business, which it attributes to consistency by airlines in servicing the route.A…
The Maldives will host its second Travel Trade show (TTM) in May this year, which has confirmed participation from over 140 resorts/hotel properties, and is expected to welcome more than…
Thursday, 05 April 2018 15:02

Strikes affecting Air France services

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Following strikes from several Air France workers’ unions on April 3, which saw the airline operate only 75% of its overall flight schedule, further strikes are planned for April 7,…
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 11:10

Samara’s Ark: Providing animal refuge

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It was a cloudy Friday when I landed in Port Elizabeth. Within a few minutes (the airport is quite small), I was at the car rental place with my friend…
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 11:05

Blue Train joins Stars of Sandstone 2019

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South Africa’s biennial Stars of Sandstone in the Eastern Free-State is recognised as the world’s most diversified steam and heritage transport festival.The Stars of Sandstone, set for April 4-14,  2019, will…
Emirates recently celebrated 10 years of enabling mobile phone use on board its aircraft. Emirates made history in March 2008 by becoming the first airline in the world to allow…
Westin Hotels and Resorts announced the launch of Project Rise: ThreadForward, an unprecedented sustainability program that collects, processes and reweaves hotel bed linens into thousands of pairs of children’s pajamas.  The first-of-its-kind pajamas will…
Wilderness Safaris will host the first of its 12 ‘Travel with Purpose’ itineraries from May 6-12. The ‘Great Apes and Rainforests’ itinerary is a six-night excursion that will take a…
Seychelles International Airport saw the first British Airways flight in 14 years touch down at Mahé International Airport yesterday, Sunday March 25. This marks an important day for tourism to…
South African Tourism (SAT) recently hosted 80 members of the Nordic travel trade, who got to experience South Africa’s tourism offerings across its nine provinces. It was part of SAT’s…
Friday, 23 March 2018 10:45

Virgin Limited Edition: Game Drives at Mahali Mzuri

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Wild animals roaming the Kenyan plains include wildebeest, elephants, zebra, lions, leopards, cheetah, giraffe, impala and gazelles, but that's just for starters.The abundant animal life in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy…
Friday, 23 March 2018 10:40

Virgin Limited Edition: Weddings at Mahali Mzuri

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First of all, congratulations on your engagement! We love the colour and joy of a celebration and are delighted you’re considering celebrating your wedding or blessing at Mahali Mzuri!Our priority…
Friday, 23 March 2018 08:42

Port Louis, Mauritius ranked best city for expats

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Port Louis Mauritius is in 83rd place in the global rankings and number one in Africa according to a 2018 Quality of Living Survey by Marsh & McLennan Companies. The Mauritian city is followed…
Friday, 23 March 2018 08:33

Wesgro sets out plan for 2018/19

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WESGRO will focus on marketing niche tourism in the Western Cape in the new financial year, in particular cycling, culture/heritage and food and wine tourism, says Chief Marketing Officer, Judy Lain.On…
Kenya Airways (KQ) has announced further plans to end its loss-making streak, following the introduction of new routes later this year and with plans to add as many as 20…
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