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Monday, 24 September 2018 12:42

South America: an emerging market for SA’s tourism

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Following the release of South Africa’s July arrivals stats, Tourism Update spoke to experts in the trade about the continued growth coming out of the South American market.According to the trade, there are…
Monday, 24 September 2018 12:40

AirKenya announces Mara-Entebbe route

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AirKenya’s subsidiary airline, Regional Air Services, Tanzania, will add a Dash 8 service between Serengeti and Zanzibar, effective December 1.From June 1, 2019, subject to regulatory approval, AirKenya will operate…
Monday, 24 September 2018 12:39

Seychelles arrivals show positive growth

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Demand for the Seychelles as a holiday destination continues to grow. This is reflected in the figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), with 2 35 640 visitors…
Thursday, 20 September 2018 12:07

SA’s key source market arrivals unchanged in July

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Statistics SA has released its report on tourist arrivals for the month of July. Yesterday, Tourism Update published an analysis of the data recorded in the year to date (January to July).Drilling down into numbers…
Thursday, 20 September 2018 12:05

Mauritius challenged to drive aviation as economic enabler

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The government of Mauritius has been challenged by Iata to continue focusing on aviation as a strategic enabler of the country’s economic and social development.DG and CEO of Iata, Alexandre de…
Thursday, 20 September 2018 12:03

Tanzania introduces new security fee for air travel

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The Tanzania Airport Authority (TAA) has introduced a new security fee on all domestic and international flights in the country. Starting October 1, air travellers will have an additional TZS5…
Thursday, 20 September 2018 12:01

New experience in the Eastern Cape promotes SMME collaboration

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The Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency has launched the East London Urban and Cultural Experience (ELUCE), a day tour that is quickly gaining popularity.The agency partnered with nine tourism…
Thursday, 20 September 2018 12:00

Jock Safari Lodge relaunched in Kruger National Park

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Following extensive refurbishments, Jock Safari Lodge has relaunched in the Kruger National Park (KNP).A new “arrival tent” has been included, with vintage-style furniture and leather travel trunks. The lodge has…
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:25

Airlink adds business class to Richards Bay route

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Following the introduction of jet services on the Johannesburg - Richards Bay route, Airlink will include a business class service from October 1. The service includes a welcome drink, hand towel, a cold…
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:22

Successful tourism strategy session revives TBCSA purpose

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The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) recently concluded a strategy session to discuss and agree on the way forward for the organisation.Chairman of the Board, Blacky Komani, said the…
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:20

Mauritius tourist arrivals show 9.3% growth

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The number of foreign visitors to Mauritius rose by 9.3% year-on-year to 109 471 in August 2018, compared with 100 191 for the same period in 2017, with notable growth…
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:18

Tanzania begins destination marketing in India

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The Tanzania Tourism Board (TTB) and Air Tanzania have jointly staged a tourism-cum-travel expo in New Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmadabad.The ongoing expo, which commenced on September 18, is expected to…
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:13

Wilderness Safaris unveils new Serra Cafema Camp in Namibia

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After an environmentally-sensitive rebuild, Wilderness Safaris’ has announced the opening of Serra Cafema Camp, located on the banks of the Kunene River in Hartmann’s Valley in Namibia’s north-west. The opening…
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 12:08

Coastal Aviation updates Zanzibar flight schedule

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Coastal Aviation, a local airline based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, has updated its flight schedule due to regulations that require the aircraft to land before sunset.The airline has reviewed…
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 12:06

Turkish Airlines to launch flights to Zambia

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Turkish Airlines is planning to launch two weekly flights between Istanbul and Lusaka from December 13.According to Lusaka Times, the announcement was made following a meeting between Zambia’s Ambassador to Turkey,…
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 12:03

Southern Africa 360 introduces KwaZulu Natal homestays

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Southern Africa 360, under its recently revealed ‘Experiences’ segment, has introduced Stay Local – Indian Home Stay, where guests are afforded the opportunity to stay with a local family in…
Réunion Island has recorded growth in visitor numbers and spend for the first half of 2018.According to research undertaken by the Réunion Tourism Board, the Indian Ocean island recorded an…
Cape Town’s tourism industry took a knock with talks of ‘Day Zero’ and declining water levels, however hope has been restored as the City of Cape Town announced on Monday…
Monday, 17 September 2018 12:16

Mozambique to enhance port for cruise tourism

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The Government of Mozambique plans to transform the old part of the Port of Maputo into a ‘free zone’ to receive cruise ships, by installing the appropriate equipment to handle…
Monday, 17 September 2018 12:14

Innovative SALT Hotel debuts in Mauritius

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The LUX* Collective is launching a new hotel in Mauritius on November 1. Known as SALT, the five-star boutique hotel will be aimed at the ‘culturally curious’ – affording guests…
Monday, 17 September 2018 12:12

Shamwari lodges open after extensive refurb

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Shamwari Private Game Reserve, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province, has completed phase one of a $25m upgrade, and opened two refurbished lodges – its flagship Eagles Crag, and Riverdene…
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