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Thursday, 04 October 2018 12:41

Have a look inside Wilderness Safaris' new Chikwenya Camp

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Together with local Zimbabweans, including John Mapondera and Joe Wright from Capmount Lodges, Wilderness Safaris has opened Chikwenya Camp in a private concession in Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park.The camp comprises six…
Thursday, 04 October 2018 12:38

Digital transformation key to Botswana’s tourism sector

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During the recent World Tourism Commemoration in Maun, Botswana, Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration, Nonofo Molefhi said digital technologies aided the promotion of effectiveness in the tourism sector, urging…
Marriott International has announced rapid expansion plans across Africa – with its first hotel in Mozambique – on October 1 during the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Nairobi, Kenya.Strong…
Luxury boutique hotel, La Petite Ferme in Franschhoek, has launched five refurbished Vineyard Suites.All renovations, décor and finishings have been individually selected and customised for each room. GM, Riaan Kruger, says:…
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 12:51

Hilton Hotels plans growth across Africa

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International brand, Hilton Hotels, announced yesterday (October 1) that it was on track to double its presence in Africa over the next five years.Speaking before the opening of the Africa…
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 12:49

Operations suspended at Olkiombo Airstrip, Kenya

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AirKenya and Safarilink Aviation Limited have suspended operations at Olkiombo Airstrip in Kenya, with immediate effect due to its current state.For bookings to Olkiombo Airstrip, AirKenya advises clients to amend…
South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, together with the Eastern Cape MEC for Economic Development, Environment Affairs and Tourism, engaged with communities around Mngazana Village, Eastern Cape, to discuss the…
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 13:01

Ulusaba Update

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Virgin Limited Edition is delighted to announce that Ulusaba Private Game Reserve has been welcoming guests to a brand new Safari Suite since July.The stunning and spacious new suite accommodates up to four guests…
The Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB), together with Africa Tourism Partners (ATP), will kick-start the positioning and marketing of Tanzania as a Business and Meetings, Incentives, Conference and Exhibition/Events (MICE) tourism…
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 12:41

Kenya Airways now accepts euros

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Kenya Airways will now accept euro payments, in addition to US dollars and Kenya shillings.The national carrier made the announcement at the end of September, after opening a euro account. Sebastian…
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 12:40

Zambia’s 2019 budget looks to develop tourism

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Zambia’s Ministry of Finance has proposed a budget for 2019 that will focus on diversifying tourism offerings and marketing the country as a top destination.Speaking at a parliamentary briefing in…
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 12:37

Cape Town’s Big 6 attractions collaborate for tourism

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On World Tourism Day, which was celebrated globally on September 27, Cape Town launched a partnership between six of its major tourist attractions, offering summer events and specials to capitalise…
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 12:35

New tourism app launching in Zimbabwe

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A new app called ‘Accoleisure’ (Accommodation and Leisure) has been developed in Zimbabwe. Catering for both domestic and international tourists, it serves as a handy tourist guide for travellers.A data…
Earlier this month Wesgro’s Trade Unit embarked on a mission to Nigeria – as a result 10 declarations have been signed with an estimated economic impact of R328 Million over…
Monday, 01 October 2018 12:01

Ethos expands portfolio with addition of Royal Madikwe

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Ethos Marketing, based in the UK, recently welcomed The Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge to its portfolio, as of October 1.The lodge is situated within the Madikwe Game Reserve in…
Monday, 01 October 2018 11:58

Aviation accessibility to boost Mozambique tourism

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For a long time, Mozambique was notoriously tricky when it came to booking flights, but it seems as if the tide is starting to turn.Bruce Chapman of the Southern Sun Maputo,…
Monday, 01 October 2018 11:54

FlySafair increases East London frequencies

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From October 1, FlySafair will up its frequencies to East London from Johannesburg and Cape Town.Johannesburg-East London flights will increase to twice daily (up from one daily), Cape Town-East London flights will also…
Monday, 01 October 2018 11:52

Harnessing digital technology for Cape tourism SMMEs

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This year, World Tourism Day (September 27) highlighted the importance of digital technology in the tourism sector. In line with this, the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism…
Monday, 01 October 2018 11:49

Namibia launches dog unit to fight wildlife crime

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Namibia is intensifying its war against wildlife crime with a new anti-poaching dog unit.The dog unit will be used for wildlife protection and law enforcement, and comprises four German Shepherds…
Thursday, 27 September 2018 12:50

Maputo targets leisure travellers

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Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, has always had its fair share of business travel but many travellers, some of whom have visited for work, are returning to experience the destination from a…
South Africa faces an embarrassment of spectacular proportions as publicity about the new birth certificate regime  gives the impression that immigration officials are relaxing requirements. Irrespective of what the officials…
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