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Wednesday, 27 March 2019 11:01

Iconic Knysna hotel adds new guest experiences

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Guests at St. James Country House Hotel in Knysna, Western Cape, can now enjoy two new, exclusive guest experiences – 90-minute cruises on the Knysna Lagoon and on-site massages.Sandy Rahmouni,…
South Africa and East Africa are being trumped by Africa’s emerging safari destinations.Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia are sweeping up travellers’ interest, whose curiosity is expanding to destinations beyond the well-trodden safari…
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 12:20

Mombasa hotel set for major renovation

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Concord Group of Hotels has announced a major revamp of Shelly Beach Hotel in Likoni, Mombasa.Concord Hotel Director, Mohamed Idris, said the facility would be able to accommodate 600 to 800…
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 12:19

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts to open in Addis Ababa

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Swiss hotel management company, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, is set to open its first hotel in Ethiopia the last quarter of this year.The 252-room Mövenpick Hotel Addis Ababa will be…
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 12:18

Tourists play their part in Uganda eco-tourism project

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The eco-tourism project launched by Volcanoes Safaris in Uganda, will allow guests to enjoy guided walks in the private reserve surrounding the Kyambura Gorge Lodge, as well as in the Kyambura Gorge…
The Tanzanian government will be working closely with the private sector to grow tourism numbers in the Lake Zone region.This was announced by Deputy Minister of Tourism, Constantine Kanyasu, at a…
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 12:13

SA Tourism appoints new hub head for North America

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Jerry Mpufane, well-known and respected Marketing and Advertising Executive, has been appointed as the new South African Tourism Hub Head for the US and Canada, taking over from Bangu Masisi whose term…
Monday, 25 March 2019 11:50

Kenya to reimagine the safari

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Kenya’s tourism stakeholders are exploring how to ‘reimagine’ the Kenyan safari, including how it is presented and promoted to the travel industry within the digital environment.The African Safari Summit ,…
Monday, 25 March 2019 11:50

New three-night walking trail positioned for families

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Gondwana Game Reserve, situated along the Garden Route, will offer a three night walking trail traversing through the reserve from November. The activity is already bookable.The Pioneer Trail takes guests…
Monday, 25 March 2019 11:49

June start for RwandAir Guangzhou route

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RwandAir has confirmed that its Guangzhou, China, service will begin in June, with the commencement date for the New York flights still to be finalised.Thembela Dladla, country manager for RwandAir, told Tourism…
Ethiopia recorded the biggest tourism growth of any country in the world, according the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) annual review of the economic impact and social importance of…
Monday, 25 March 2019 11:43

London to Lake Victoria flights in the pipeline

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The Government of Tanzania has announced plans to commence direct flights from Mwanza International Airport to London.Tanzania Transport Minister, Isaac Kamwelwe, said plans were under way to revamp the country’s national…
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 12:12

Pretoria hotel undergoes €1.3m refurbishment

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Pretoria’s Town Lodge Menlo Park is currently undergoing a full interior refurbishment, worth R22 million (€1.3m), with new designs and finishes being added to its communal and leisure spaces.Each of…
Durban - Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN) is pulling out all the stops to lure more international visitors to the east coast.This weekend, the tourism body is hosting 44 tour operators who…
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 12:08

Emirates ups Durban frequency

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Emirates has introduced additional Durban flights for travel from June 14 to August 4. This seasonal service will operate four-times-weekly.Flights will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, using a…
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 12:07

New walking safaris for Volcano Safaris

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Volcano Safaris has launched its Kyambura Gorge eco-tourism project, which is a series of community and conservation activities aimed at safeguarding the Kyambura Gorge eco-system, while acting as a drawcard…
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 11:48

City sightseeing buses launch in Kigali

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Kigali City Tour will soon offer sightseeing tours to some of the city’s famous sights.Augustin Munyandamutsa, owner of the company, said the activity was expected to start on March 24.…
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 11:45

New rail link to alleviate airport traffic in Nairobi

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Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on March 13 that a rail link between Nairobi’s Central Station and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, will be completed in 2021.The president made the commitment after touring…
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 11:42

KZN lodge joins Dream Hotels & Resorts Group

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Dream Hotels & Resorts Group has obtained the management contract for Royal Thonga Safari Lodge in KwaZulu Natal’s Tembe Elephant Park. This brings its total property portfolio to 23 across…
The Panorama Route in SA’s Mpumalanga region will soon have a new Adventure Hub, as part of the second phase of development of the Graskop Gorge Lift Co.The area is…
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 11:37

New lodge to open in Victoria Falls in June

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Shongwe Lookout Guest Lodge (SLGL) is set to open in Victoria Falls in June.The 23-room lodge features a viewing tower (where scenes of the Zambezi River and spray rising from…
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