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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:48

Namibia demands Airbnb hosts register with the state

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Airbnb has come under the spotlight in recent weeks, with the City of Cape Town calling for further regulations to be implemented, and now Namibia has followed suit.Windhoek (Reuters) reported that…
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:44

Has the solo travel boom come to Africa?

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With solo travel a major 2017 trend, Tourism Update explores whether or not it has taken a hold in Southern and Eastern Africa.According to TripAdvisor, of millennials who travel, 17% embarked on their first solo…
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:40

New name and upgrade for Harare International Airport

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Zimbabwe’s Transport and Infrastructure Ministry has concluded negotiations for a loan facility from China to upgrade Harare International Airport. Inside Travel reports that the $153 million (R2,2bn) loan facility will be made…
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:38

Tourists to heed the dangers of wildlife

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The recent deaths of two foreign tourists have highlighted the dangers of wildlife and the importance of animal safety regulations.Recently, two foreign tourists were trampled to death at Maramba River…
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:33

Africa offers unique child-friendly experiences

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“Family travel is definitely on the rise, especially to countries like South Africa and Namibia,” says Roberto Viviani, Business Manager for Europe and UK at Wilderness Safaris. “This is not only…
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:29

Emirates upgrades their private suites

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Emirates has unveiled new First Class private suites, with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and four sqm of personal space.The seat reclines into a flat bed and can be placed in a…
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:12

Tanzania terminates hunting deal with Dubai royal family

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Tanzania recently terminated a 25-year-old hunting concession with a United Arab Emirates royal family-owned company, and has launched investigations into the dealings of the company and former Tanzanian tourism ministers,…
Culinary tourism combines food with experiences, which is a big pull for travel into Africa. However, tourist demands are constantly evolving, making it important for the industry to keep up…
Grand Dédale Country House has been named 'Africa's Best Classic Boutique Hotel' at the recent Hotel Boutique Awards held in London on Friday 10th November.This is the thrid time that Grand Dédale…
Thursday, 09 November 2017 15:42

Tourvest's inbound tourism operations look north for growth

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Tourvest will be looking beyond Southern Africa for further growth opportunities.Martin Wiest, CEO of Tourvest’s Destination Management division, says the group’s commanding leadership position in the market, strengthened further but…
Thursday, 09 November 2017 07:25

All South African national parks now on Google Street View

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Fast facts: 170 new trails 900km trekked on foot 50,000km travelled over the 12-month project duration 232 points of interest recorded 206 South African volunteers 9 Provinces of South Africa…
Wesgro, Cape Town and the Western Cape’s Official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, congratulates Transfrontier Parks Destinations, Grootbos and Marine Dynamics for their outstanding performance at today’s Responsible Tourism…
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 16:06

Zimbabwe tourism authority works to set up TSA

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The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has intensified its efforts to establish a Tourism Satellite Account (TSA).The key objectives of a TSA are to measure: the proportion of tourism to a…
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 16:04

New SA tourism projects revealed during WTM London

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Several new South African tourism projects were announced during World Travel Market (WTM) London this week.Thebe Tourism Group (TTG) CEO, Jerry Mabenaintroduced projects which will form part of TTG’s expanding portfolio,…
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 16:01

Kenyan Airways moves forward with staff appointments

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Kenya Airways has appointed four senior executives in an ongoing reorganisation of the airline’s management team.Kenya Airways CEO, Sebastian Mikosz, through an internal memo to staff last Friday, announced that Hellen Mwariri,…
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 15:59

Tourism giant appoints new CEO

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Sean Joubert has been appointed as CEO of the integrated tourism group Tourvest from January 1, 2018.  He succeeds Tommy Edmond, who retires at the end of the year.Joubert, 50, is currently…
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 15:51

Attractions in SA for millennials

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Millennials see travel as a vital component of their personal growth and life experience.According to Millennial Marketing, the 18- to 30-somethings view travelling and seeing the world as an intrinsic part…
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 15:43

Progress with Rwanda tourism development

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The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) says it has seen progress resulting from its strategy to grow the Rwandan travel, tourism and hospitality value chain. The implementation of this strategy currently…
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 15:36

Kenyan tourism still growing despite political quarrels

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International tourist arrivals to Kenya rose 10% to 723 000 visitors between January and September 2017 when compared with the same period in 2016.Kenya Tourism Board Chairman, Jimi Kariuki, explained that…
Acacia Africa will be adding a Nairobi Park Stay to its 2018 collection - a game drive in Nairobi National Park, Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage visit, return airport transfers, all food…
Considering that it is the best thing since the introduction of internet in Africa, Africa’s first open access Wi-Fi provider, VAST Networks has bagged two prestigious awards at the global…
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