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Thursday, 22 November 2018 11:39

East London Airport plans major upgrade

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East London Airport is planning major renovations, with work expected to start next year.The project is still at the consultant appointment stage and once the project scoping is concluded, the…
Thursday, 22 November 2018 11:38

SA’s North West Province explores benefits of e-tourism

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South Africa’s North West Department of Tourism recently held a Trade and Investment Lekgotla (business meeting) where industry players explored the benefits of embracing digital trends to increase the region’s…
They are the “juggernaut Instagram user demographic” (more than 70% of Instagram users under 35 - the social networking site racking up a mighty one billion active monthly users in…
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 12:32

First remote self-service car hire initiative launched in SA

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South African car hire service, First Car Rental, has launched the country’s first Car Hire Self-Service at major branches across the country.The service will allow travellers to complete an initial…
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 12:27

Kenya Airways ups capacity to Libreville

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Kenya Airways on October 29 resumed direct flights to the West African coastal city of Libreville in Gabon, to be serviced five times weekly from Nairobi to Libreville via Yaoundé.The…
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 12:25

Zimbabwe wine tourism set to take off

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Wine tourism in Zimbabwe is on an upward trajectory, according to Africa Marketing Manager of Wines of South Africa (WOSA), Matome Mbatha.WOSA recently held an inaugural wine-tasting festival in Victoria Falls,…
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 12:24

Popular Kruger picnic spot undergoes major overhaul

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The Afsaal picnic spot, a renowned visitor stop between Malelane gate and Skukuza in the Kruger National Park, will close for renovations, however temporary facilities are in place to cater for…
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 12:28

Tourism projects unveiled ahead of Lilizela Awards

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On November 17, prior to the commencement of the annual South African Lilizela Tourism Awards, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Elizabeth Thabete, Director-General of the Department of Tourism, Victor Tharage, and CEO of SA…
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 12:26

Travellers seek authentic, meaningful travel

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Experiential travel is evolving, where the purpose of travel is becoming more meaningful to travellers. Connecting with the locals to understand their traditions; immersing themselves in the culinary and cultural…
The annual National Lilizela Tourism Awards were held on Saturday, November 17, where tourism players who have served the country’s tourism sector over the past year par excellence, were celebrated and…
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 12:18

​Hotel group set to launch in Uganda and Mozambique

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ONOMO Hotels has announced plans to open new hotels in Kampala and Maputo.The group recently opened the 109-room ONOMO Hotel Kigali, which includes 10 suites with separate lounge areas and…
Yesterday, Wesgro’s Destination Marketing Unit in partnership with key stakeholders at all levels of government and the tourism industry, launched the #NowhereBetter campaign.Following a perfect storm of negative messaging, the …
Monday, 19 November 2018 12:06

City Lodge opens Dar es Salaam property

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City Lodge Hotel Dar es Salaam in Tanzania unveiled its new property on Friday November 16, with the opening of the first 41 rooms on the first and second floor.The…
South African Tourism exhibitors are ready to showcase at the inaugural ‘Learn SA’ Roadshow in the Middle East.Around 20 South African tourism suppliers are jetting off, where they will be…
Monday, 19 November 2018 12:03

Hotelbeds acquires HolidayTaxis Group

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Hotelbeds has acquired HolidayTaxis Group, a transfer and mobility solutions company that operates 21 000 routes across 150 companies.This follows Hotelbeds’ recent decision to rename its ancillary product line ‘Beyond the…
Monday, 19 November 2018 12:02

Air austral ups Jhb-Reunion frequency over peak season

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Air Austral will start its additional flight between Johannesburg and Reunion over the holiday peak season between December 21 and January 29, and then again in March from March 08…
Monday, 19 November 2018 11:58

Tourvest launches new lodge in central Serengeti

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Integrated tourism group Tourvest’s new lodge, Lemala Nanyukie in the central Serengeti, Tanzania, opened to a full house on Saturday, November 10.Lemala Nanyukie is a 45-minute drive east of the Seronera Airstrip…
Friday, 16 November 2018 05:13

The Blue Train adds Observation Car

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The Blue Train has added an Observation Car to its second train set, which allows guests to enjoy the expansive view from the wide panels at the back of the…
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 11:43

CAPE TOWN'S TWELVE APOSTLES HOTEL LAUNCHES NEW SUSHI BAR

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The Twelve Apostles, one of Cape Town's leading luxury hotels, is set to enhance its award-winning dining offerings with the launch of SUSHI By 12A on 1 November 2018. An…
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 11:34

BUSHMANS KLOOF INTRODUCES CEDERBERG HOUSE

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Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, a wilderness escape in the foothills of South Africa's Cederberg Mountains, has enhanced its stunning accommodations with the opening of Cederberg House, a…
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 11:17

Singapore Airlines ups Johannesburg frequency

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From March 31, Singapore Airlines will add three weekly flights between Johannesburg and Singapore, bringing a total of 10 flights per week.All flights will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.…
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