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Thursday, 19 October 2017 08:50

New adventure activity in Zimbabwe

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A new outdoor adventure in Zimbabwe will launch at end of this month.Bernie Cragg, Director, told Tourism Update that Mutarazi Falls Sky Walk and Sky Line will offer a 360° panoramic view…
With an overhaul of South Africa’s immigration system imminent and uncertainty over the impact of some of the proposed changes, concerns are being expressed and companies are advised to keep…
Thursday, 19 October 2017 08:39

New family-friendly accommodation in Kwazulu Natal

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Three Tree Hill in the Drakensberg, overlooking the Mfazimnyama Valley of the Spioenkop Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal, has announced a new logo and family cottage in alignment with sustainable tourism.The…
Thursday, 19 October 2017 08:36

Buyer registration now open for the Zambia Travel Expo 2018

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Registrations for the fourth Zambia Travel Expo (Zatex) are now open.Zatex will be held from April 12-14, 2018, in Lusaka.Buyers and media will get a chance to connect with national…
Thursday, 19 October 2017 08:33

Tanzanian game parks begin large mammal census

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A census of large animals has begun in the Selous Game Reserve and Mikumi National Park ecosystem in Tanzania.The 2013 and 2014 Selous aerial surveys revealed a drastic decline in…
Planet Destinations are pleased to announce that they are now the appointed sales & marketing contact in the UK & Ireland for the President Hotel. Nestled beneath Bantry Bay’s majestic…
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 10:16

KENYA FAM OPPORTUNITY

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Tsessabe is excited to announce a wonderful fam trip to Kenya next month with our client - ATUA ENKOP AFRICA.This is a wonderful opportunity to see and experience parts of…
Monday, 16 October 2017 16:40

Chronic oversupply of hotels across Africa

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According to research undertaken by W Hospitality Group, sub-Saharan Africa, particularly West Africa and East Africa, is undersupplied in terms of branded hotel bedrooms.Table depicting the undersupply of hotel rooms…
Monday, 16 October 2017 16:37

New sustainable tourism project for the Wild Coast

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The ecotourism unit of the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) is implementing a new sustainable tourism project along the Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast.The Tourism Green Coast Project…
Monday, 16 October 2017 16:34

Kenya to get 4000 new hotel beds in five years

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Kenya is set to get an additional 4 000 hotel beds in the next five years. Speaking during the World Tourism Day fete in Nairobi, Director of Tourism, Keziah Odemba, said…
Guests travelling Lake Kariba with Zambezi Cruise Safaris can now go ashore for a few hours and meet some of the communities that make their living from fishing in Zimbabwe’s…
Monday, 16 October 2017 16:28

Wesgro to partner with Airbnb on a number of initiatives

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Wesgro has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airbnb to partner on various initiatives that aim to position Cape Town and the Western Cape as the leading destination on…
Monday, 16 October 2017 16:24

Marriott continues extensive growth in Africa

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Marriott International has announced further expansion plans in Africa with seven new hotel signings. The company is targeting over 200 hotels with 37 000 rooms open or in the pipeline…
Monday, 16 October 2017 16:15

Limpopo Tourism reveals new branding

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After a series of consultative processes and negotiations with various stakeholders and shareholders on its brand journey, Limpopo Tourism Agency (LTA) has launched its new brand.In June, LTA held a…
Monday, 16 October 2017 16:08

Swaziland to begin accommodation grading

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Swaziland is embarking on a grading programme for accommodation establishments.The procedure involves compulsory registration of all hospitality establishments with the Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs, followed by a voluntary…
They wept in the new airport and watched from the mountains as the first scheduled aircraft touched down at St Helena Airport on Saturday.For over 500 years the only way to…
Thursday, 12 October 2017 09:35

Roar returns to Zululand as pride of lions is released

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A pride of lions has been set free on a community-owned game reserve in northern Zululand‚ boosting its tourism potential and helping to ensure living space for a species that…
Thursday, 12 October 2017 09:33

South African Tourism announces travel agent roadshow

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South African Tourism is running a four-day series of travel agent roadshows in the UK and Ireland next month.The SATSchool roadshow will be in Cork on November 13, followed by…
Thursday, 12 October 2017 09:19

Tanzania to host key tourism expo

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Tanzania's public tourism body said on Tuesday it will host an in-door International Tourism Expo, known as the Swahili International Tourism Expo in the east African nation's commercial capital Dar…
Thursday, 12 October 2017 08:57

Kenya unveils plan to turn around tourism

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The Kenyan cabinet has approved the National Tourism Blue Print 2030 as part of efforts to help turn around the industry. The key pillars are product development, marketing, investment and…
Tourists will be able to fly directly into Uganda’s national parks without first having to clear immigration at the country’s international airport, authorities announced at the Giants Club Conservation and…
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