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Wednesday, 24 July 2019 12:47

Hospitality industry to build economies

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Western Cape MEC of Finance and Economic Opportunities, DavidMaynier, vowed to continue building a partnership with the hospitality industry to create a thriving economy in the province, speaking at the Federated…
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 13:39

Update: Uganda Airlines to commence operation

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Uganda’s revived flag carrier, Uganda Airlines, was expected to launch commercial operations with its first flight from Entebbe to Nairobi in July.However, according to a statement by Uganda's Works and Transport…
Air Tanzania is to receive two new Airbus A220-300s and a Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft. A statement from the President’s office says that President John Magufuli has already issued instructions for the…
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 13:36

Shamwari opens Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

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Shamwari Private Game Reserve, outside Port Elizabeth in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, has opened its new R5 million ($360 000) Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.Injured, ill or abandoned animals are treated at the…
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 13:32

Zambia approves 20-year tourism strategy

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Zambia has approved its Tourism Master Plan 2018 to 2038, a 20-year practical development strategy to enhance the economic contribution of the tourism sector to the southern African nation's economy. Currently,…
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 13:28

Springbok Atlas - New Contemporary Art Safari

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Delve into an immersive art journey through South Africa’s most striking centres of creativity – Cape Town and Johannesburg. Cape Town’s eclectic street art and local galleries will leave you inspired…
Thursday, 18 July 2019 11:56

People on the move: Shamwari appoints GM hospitality

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Shamwari Private Game Reserve has appointed Theo Cromhout as General Manager of Hospitality.For the past year, Cromhout has been part of the Valor Hospitality team, consulting on enhancing the hospitality experience at…
Thursday, 18 July 2019 11:47

Zambia still an undersold destination

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Zambia remains one of Southern Africa's most undersold wildlife destinations."It is an undiscovered gem and a good add-on to other wildlife destinations across the region," says Janine Potgieter, Contracting Manager…
Thursday, 18 July 2019 11:46

Zim border upgrade to ease movement

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The upgrading and modernisation of the Maitengwe Border Post (Zimbabwe-Botswana border) is set to expedite the movement and clearance of tourists between the countries.“The development of a border post is…
Thursday, 18 July 2019 11:45

Qatar Airways to launch flights to Gaborone

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Qatar Airways will launch a new service to Gaborone, Botswana, via Johannesburg, starting on October 27.The three-times-weekly flights on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays will be operated by an Airbus A350-900…
Thursday, 18 July 2019 11:42

Uganda Tourism Board to license tour guides

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The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has embarked on a drive to license all tour guides in the country.Hospitality lectures will be offered to all tour guides and also meeting stakeholders…
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 12:52

WTM brings tourism awards to Africa in 2020

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The global networking organisation, World Travel Market (WTM) Africa, will host its inaugural Travel and Tourism Awards in Cape Town next year. WTM Africa made the announcement at last week’s…
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 12:50

Campi Ya Kanzi offers electric safari vehicle

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Campi Ya Kanzi in southern Kenya has added an electric Land Rover to its fleet of safari vehicles.It can transport up to six guests and the company has confirmed to Tourism…
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 12:49

Historic Seychelles property to undergo rebuild

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The Reef Hotel at Anse Aux-Pins in Mahé will be demolished and rebuilt by the new owners, two Mauritian businessmen. The hotel was the first Seychelles property of an international standard when…
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 12:47

DusitD2 Nairobi to reopen

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The DusitD2 Nairobi in the Westlands suburb is set to reopen in August following the terror attack that took place in January.The 101-room property has increased its security and will…
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 12:45

Mango and LH increase connections

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Lufthansa and Mango Airlines have signed a new partnership, allowing for easier connections between the two airlines.Lufthansa passengers can now connect on Mango services from Johannesburg to Cape Town, Durban,…
Monday, 15 July 2019 12:11

SA looking at transport link with India

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South Africa’s Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, says the country will look at creating an air transport link to India in a push to claim a bigger share of tourist arrivals from…
Monday, 15 July 2019 12:07

The Swiss International to open in Kenya

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Swiss International, in partnership with the Foundation Enterprise Programme (FEP) Holdings, is to construct a four-star resort along the Nairobi Nyeri Highway, 100km from Nairobi. The Swiss International Sagana Resort and…
Monday, 15 July 2019 12:06

KLM upgrades aircraft on Tanzania routes

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KLM’s new B787-10 Dreamliner is to operate the flight from Amsterdam to Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam. The B787-10 is built with light materials, meaning it produces lower carbon emissions and…
Satsa (Southern Africa Tourism Services Association) and South African Tourism (SA Tourism) have launched a carbon-offsetting initiative to create awareness about the need to reduce the tourism industry’s carbon footprint.The…
Ker & Downey Botswana has announced that it will keep Kanana and Dinaka camps open through January and February next year.The Ker & Downey Botswana properties usually close from January…
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