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Statistics SA has released its report on the country’s arrival stats for the month of March. Following from the trend of February, the month-on-month arrivals continue to grow.Numbers from Germany have seen…
Monday, 04 June 2018 12:37

Botswana flights in the pipeline for CemAir

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CemAir plans to launch flights between Cape Town and Gaborone.Miles van der Molen, CemAir CEO, told Tourism Update that South Africa’s Department of Transport had granted the route allocation to CemAir and…
Monday, 04 June 2018 12:35

Adventure tourism incubator to boost cycling

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The Adventure Tourism Incubator Initiative (ATI), initiated in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), is set to boost this rocketing sector of tourism in the region.The adventure tourism market has been valued at R4.6b…
Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) is to release its Captive Wildlife Guidelines on July 2, to assist the travel industry to make informed decisions about which captive wildlife facilities to support…
Monday, 04 June 2018 12:24

Rwanda sees increase in UK visitors

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Rwanda’s national tourist board, Visit Rwanda, has reported a 21% increase in visitors from the United Kingdom for 2017.This comes after an outcry over the recent announcement of a deal with…
Thursday, 31 May 2018 12:13

Joint tourism committee for Zimbabwe and Zambia

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Zimbabwe and Zambia announced on May 29 that both countries have agreed to set up a joint tourism facilitation committee, which will coordinate combined marketing campaigns and deliberate on issues…
The Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (Satsa) has announced this year’s conference programme with various topics to be discussed.With only two months to go until the annual conference, taking place…
Thursday, 31 May 2018 12:06

United Arab Emirates eyes Victoria Falls

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A business delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently held a meeting with tourism stakeholders and officials from the Victoria Falls Municipality, Zimbabwe, where they reaffirmed their commitment to…
PRESS RELEASE Kenya Airways to increase flight frequencies across Africa and Europe Nairobi, May 31, 2018…. Kenya Airways has announced additional 26 weekly frequencies between its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International…
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 11:31

Zuri Zanzibar confirms July opening

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Zuri Zanzibar has confirmed its opening date of July 2, following a series of delays.Marketing and PR manager, Michaela Karabcova, says that the delays were caused by unusually heavy rains.At this…
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 11:29

New Airbus320neo on the way to Air Seychelles

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Air Seychelles has purchased a new generation Airbus320neo. The acquisition is part of the airline’s plan to renew its short- and medium-haul fleet.The airline will receive the new aircraft in…
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 11:28

Safari camp in Hwange National Park gets fresh look

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The Hide Safari Camp in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, has been given a new look.Kelly Wood, Marketing and Sales Manager of the camp, said: “We did extensive changes to our…
Mauritius has concluded the adoption of the Mauritius Declaration on Digitalisation and Sustainable Tourism.The Declaration was the culmination of recommendations put forward by global tourism stakeholders and policymakers who convened…
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 11:10

Azamara Cruises announces new Africa stops

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Azamara Cruises will stop in Africa for the first time, beginning in late 2019. The new itinerary will depart Mumbai on December 28, 2019 and includes stops in Seychelles, Zanzibar,…
Date: 29 May 2018Release: ImmediateKicking off today in Amsterdam, Wesgro together with five Western Cape based companies will participate in the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) Trade Show to showcase agri-processed products.Representing…
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 12:18

Mauritius plants coral for conservation

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Mauritian tourism delegates rallied together for marine conservation in a coral-planting excursion last week.Delegates met at an assembly point in front of the Beachcomber Trou aux Biches, where they boarded…
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 12:16

Tourism show to open at Mount Kilimanjaro

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The Kilifair and Karibu Tourism Fair is scheduled to open on Friday (June 1). It will take place in Moshi in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania and…
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 12:15

Multimillion-euro Maasai-style lodge for Tanzania

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A multimillion-euro lodge is being built in Tanzania. The Oligilai Maasai Lodge will be an exclusive lodge 90km northeast of Arusha with an extensive view of Mount Meru and Mount…
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 12:11

Kenya’s Lake Bogoria turns pink for tourists

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Baringo County in Kenya has welcomed the return of more than two million flamingoes to Lake Bogoria. The birds have migrated after the breeding season in February and March at…
Wilderness Safaris is expanding its offerings in Rwanda. The company will open a new camp, Magashi, in Rwanda’s Akagera National Park in mid-December.The camp is being developed in partnership with…
Date: 28 May 2018Release: ImmediateWesgro warmly welcomes the establishment of the boutique production studio in Cape Town and the Western Cape, Mothership Studios. Set in the 2nd oldest town in…
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