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Thursday, 30 November 2017 15:41

PICS: Birth of white rhino calf brings hope & joy

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Amid the many heartbreaking incidents from across the continent of ruthless killings of rhino for their horns, the birth of a white rhino in the Western Cape adds a glimmer…
Thursday, 30 November 2017 15:37

Rwanda: What the business traveller needs to know

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At the recent African Business Travel Association Conference, representatives from nine African countries shared important tips about their countries that business travellers should know.From the basics like payment and hotel…
Thursday, 30 November 2017 15:34

Tanzanian High Commission advises yellow fever injections

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The Tanzanian High Commission in Pretoria is advising that all travellers get a yellow fever injection prior to travelling to Tanzania, excluding Zanzibar, despite Tanzania not being declared a yellow…
Thursday, 30 November 2017 15:32

Key points from the 2017 Women in Tourism Conference

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More than 200 women from the African region gathered in Port Elizabeth for the annual Women in Tourism (WiT) Conference, themed: Sustainable Tourism: A Tool for Radical Socio-Economic Development for…
Thursday, 30 November 2017 15:30

SA tourism graduates to participate in US exchange

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The South African Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa, today (November 30) bade farewell to 76 unemployed graduates who are leaving to participate in the United States placement programme.The Department of Tourism,…
Thursday, 30 November 2017 15:28

Nairobi airport to undergo a $160 million expansion

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The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $160 million loan (Ksh16 billion) for the expansion of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi.AfDB said the loan would boost the Kenyan government’s…
Thursday, 30 November 2017 15:14

Combining adventure and romance

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Demand for combined adventure and romantic getaways has increased, a trend borne out by a recent Tourism Update poll, where 64% of readers reported a rise in popularity.Wendy Rutherfoord, Director of Gondwana…
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:37

Good news for South African Tourism UK

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We are excited to announce one more win to add to our tourism mantle, proving that South Africa is still a major competitor on the tourism world stage.The South African…
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 14:46

MSC adds marine safari to SA itineraries

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MSC Cruises has announced the opening of a new, unparalleled marine safari experience destination as a part of its South African itineraries – Pomene Bay in Mozambique.The marine safari offers…
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 14:39

More local ingredients on the menu at safari lodges

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Growing demand from international travellers has resulted in an increasing number of safari lodges featuring local cuisine on their menus.Linda van Rensburg, Group Food Experience Manager at Wilderness Safaris, says…
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 14:35

SA cruise tourism numbers increase

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This year, South Africa’s cruise season is experiencing a boom, with more than 20 luxury cruise ships - operated by 17 international shipping lines - calling at South Africa's main…
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 14:33

Uganda to introduce cable cars on rwenzori

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Uganda plans to introduce cable cars on Rwenzori Mountain to boost tourism.During the 8th Annual Tourism Sector Review Conference, Uganda's Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda said: "The study [on the feasibility of the…
Newly inaugurated Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, has announced that all Africans visiting Kenya can receive visas on arrival.Countries that previously required visas include Cape Verde, Comores, Egypt, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Tanzania, Togo,…
Thursday, 23 November 2017 16:42

Air France launches Paris-Nairobi service

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From March 25, Air France will fly three times a week between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Nairobi. Flights will be operated by the latest-generation Boeing 787, with 30 seats in…
Thursday, 23 November 2017 16:40

Kenya: What the business traveller needs to know

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At the recent African Business Travel Association Conference, representatives from nine African countries shared important tips about their countries that business travellers should know.From the basics like payment and hotel…
Thursday, 23 November 2017 16:07

CPT initiative will help suppliers save 70% more water

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Cape Town and the Western Cape’s official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, and the Western Cape Government, in partnership with CapeNature and Airbnb, will distribute 2 300 low-flow showerheads to guesthouses,…
Thursday, 23 November 2017 16:04

Mugabe's resignation, a win for tourism

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Following the resignation of Robert Mugabe, can tourism return to be a major earner for Zimbabwe? Tourism Update finds out from the industry.Sean Kritzinger, Co-Owner and General Manager at Giltedge Africa said: “I…
Thursday, 23 November 2017 16:02

Exciting new activities for Sun City

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A new rope adventure park has been developed at the Valley of the Waves, by integrated tourism group Tourvest in partnership with Chimp & Zee. Scheduled to open on November…
Thursday, 23 November 2017 16:01

Uganda tourist arrivals set to surge

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The Uganda government anticipates that the country will receive a quarter of a million more tourist arrivals over the next year, from 1.3 million to 1.56 million, according to a…
Thursday, 23 November 2017 15:58

Illegal wildlife trade undermines tourism

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Wildlife tourism is a major draw card for Africa, yet illegal wildlife trading threatens to undermine the sector, as highlighted by the Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa at a meeting with the…
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 12:22

Golf tourism key area for Tanzania

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The Tanzanian government has expressed determination to boost sports tourism through further development of the country’s golf offerings.At this year’s Tanzania Open Golf Championship, the Minister for Information, Culture, Arts…
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