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Thursday, 26 July 2018 12:06

More elephants moved to Mozambique

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De Beers Group has started transporting 200 elephants from its Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve (VLNR) in South Africa, 1 500km to Mozambique.The operation, one of the largest elephant translocations ever recorded…
The South African government has signed several agreements with China, including a visa agreement, and a commitment for China to invest $14.7 billion.The announcement came on Tuesday (July 24) after…
Thursday, 26 July 2018 11:59

South Africa’s arrival stats show mild growth

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Statistics SA has released the country’s arrival stats for the month of May 2018. Overall, the market has seen a small amount of growth with a total of 4 423…
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 12:21

Fair Trade Tourism launches Captive Wildlife Guidelines

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Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) has published its Captive Wildlife Guidelines, which aim to assist the travel industry with making decisions about which captive wildlife facilities to support and which to…
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 12:18

Tourism product pricing – beating the boom-bust model

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Pricing is a powerful influencer in tourism, not just from an affordability perspective, but also when considering value for money, venue/destination attractiveness, parity along the service provider value chain, and…
South Africa’s tourism industry has been buoyed by the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) nations. This is according to an economic assessment by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Strategy&, released on July…
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 12:14

SA Tourism in The Netherlands to host roadshow

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South African Tourism is hosting a Roadshow in The Netherlands from October 29 to November 2, to showcase fresh products to assist Dutch travel agents to sell the country as…
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 12:12

Transformation in tourism: Satsa Conference 2018

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A panel discussion was held on ‘Transformation – Informing the Satsa Agenda’, with Sisa Ntshona, CEO of South African Tourism as moderator, at the Satsa Conference 2018.Panellists included Ashley Wentworth, CEO of…
South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, has said that Stellenbosch has a lot to offer a foreign visitor. Hanekom was speaking at the two-day Stellenbosch Business Tourism Indaba held at…
Tuesday, 24 July 2018 12:54

SAA refutes gulf-carrier investment talks

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SAA has refuted claims made by City Press that it is in talks with Emirates or Etihad to form a strategic partnership.City Press reported that UAE Ambassador Mahash Alhameli said the UAE embassy had been…
Tuesday, 24 July 2018 12:53

New Tsogo Sun hotel to open in Zambia

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Tsogo Sun will open a new hotel in Zambia next month – Garden Court Kitwe.Christopher Nsenje, General Manager says: “The hotel is well located close to the Makuba Mall and…
Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) has become Tanzania’s single leading tourist destination, accounting for over half of the 1.3 million visitors to the country.According to The Citizen, this year the region is anticipating…
Katara Hospitality, a Qatari hotel owner and developer, has established an investment fund in partnership with Accorhotels to target hospitality in Africa.The fund is going to focus on new hotels,…
During the first quarter of 2018/19, the Agribusiness Investment Unit - funded by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture - assisted in landing investment projects amounting to R150 million. This…
Air Austral and Air Madagascar have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kenya Airways in Antananarivo, Madagascar.The three airlines have committed to develop codeshare agreements and increase connectivity options, as…
The government of Tanzania plans to develop beach tourism as a drawcard. This statement was made by Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Hamisi Kigwangalla. The Minister said mainland Tanzania could…
Monday, 23 July 2018 12:39

Namibia receives funding to revitalise environment

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Namibia’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism has received N$186.5 million (€11.9 million) from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The money will go toward fighting land degradation and creating conservation tourism…
Transformation has far-reaching effects, not only in recrafting balance in the business and opportunity landscapes, but at a far more tourism-intimate level – tourist guides and their communities.Countries across Africa…
Great Plains Conservation has reopened its relocated luxury tented property, Duba Explorers Camp, previously known as Duba Expedition Camp.The camp closed in December and was moved to the north of…
The Nelson Mandela Foundation, together with Thebe Tourism Group, held a sod-turning ceremony to celebrate the construction of the Mandela Atlantic Presidential Centre on July 18. The Centre is to…
Thursday, 19 July 2018 12:59

Check that child’s passport, please

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The South African government has announced that it has started to change the passport system to include the names of both parents when it issues a passport for a child.The…
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