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The Cape Town Tourism and the economic sector have welcomed yesterday’s news of additional seasonal service by Virgin Atlantic – between the Mother City and London, Heathrow – noting that…
Friday, 14 February 2020 07:51

New direct Johannesburg-Pemba flight

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LAM Mozambique Airlines is to launch a direct flight between Pemba and Johannesburg, effective March 30th.The flight will depart Johannesburg at 13h00 on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays, arriving in Pemba…
Virgin Atlantic has reintroduced its Cape Town-London Heathrow route – adding over 80 000 seats between the two cities – with the seasonal service launching October 25.The seasonal daily service will…
Friday, 14 February 2020 07:48

Turkish Airlines brings Dreamliner to CPT

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Turkish Airlines will launch its new Dreamliner on the Cape Town route from March 9.“The new aircraft will bring with it a next-level flying experience, including the latest in-flight entertainment…
Tuesday, 11 February 2020 11:01

Radisson announces first safari-style hotel in SA

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Radisson will open a 138-room Radisson-branded safari hotel in Hoedspruit, early in 2022.The Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit will be situated in a two-million-hectare park that has 16 ecosystems and Big…
Tuesday, 11 February 2020 10:59

KwaZulu Natal gears up for World Football Summit Africa

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KwaZulu Natal will host the first African edition of the largest global football event, the World Football Summit Africa.It will take place at the Durban ICC on March 17 and…
Tuesday, 11 February 2020 10:57

Zim tourism bookings currently unaffected by coronavirus

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Tourism players in Zimbabwe have not seen any impact on bookings following the outbreak of the coronavirus.Zimbabwe has since introduced surveillance and precautionary measures at all its ports of entry…
Tuesday, 11 February 2020 10:55

Tourism industry recognises MICE growth potential

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There are extensive benefits from the development of the MICE industry in South Africa, with the global meetings industry starting to recognise Africa as a sought-after business and events destination.This…
Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris presents a Bush & Beach adventure that will take you to Zululand and Mozambique, an ideal Southern Africa combination.Zululand is an area rich in tradition…
Thursday, 06 February 2020 11:22

#LETSGROWTOURISM: Cape Town continues to push air access

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The City of Cape Town – working with investment and trade agency, Wesgro, to increase international air connectivity to the Mother City as part of the Air Access initiative –…
Thursday, 06 February 2020 11:20

Cape Town pushes MICE after regional accolade

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Cape Town hopes to increase its potential as a top MICE destination by leveraging off the recent accolade where it was declared the top destination in Africa for meetings and…
Thursday, 06 February 2020 11:18

THE BLUE TRAIN'S 2020 SAFARI MAKEOVER

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In 2019 South Africa’s legendary Blue Train reinvented its classic Cape Town/Pretoria journey, extending it to a 2-night “slow travel” experience. Now they are giving their Hoedspruit safari departures a complete makeover for…
Thursday, 06 February 2020 11:16

MACHABA TO OPEN INGWE PAN CAMP AT MANA POOLS, ZIMBABWE

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Machaba Safaris will be officially opening its new Ingwe Pan Camp in Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park in May 2020. Ingwe Camp will offer a classic, authentic safari with the focus on…
Wednesday, 05 February 2020 12:12

Mashatu Euphorbia Villas to Open In June

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Exciting news is that Mashatu Euphorbia Villas will be opening on 1 June 2020 in Botswana’s Northern Tuli Game Reserve.The new, 5-star eco-camp is idyllically situated on a cliff overlooking the Majale…
Monday, 03 February 2020 11:41

Cape Town – a competitive marketplace

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New accommodation options – such as aparthotels and Airbnb – are increasing competition in Cape Town, but they shouldn’t make much of an impact on the high-end market.This is according…
Monday, 03 February 2020 11:40

Newly launched hotel receives national monument status

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The newly refurbished Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park Hotel launched this week and is the first Holiday Inn property in South Africa to be a recognised heritage site with national…
Monday, 03 February 2020 11:35

Zim sets new rules for transport operators

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Transport operators are now required to submit a full list of people and goods to the Zimbabwe border authorities at least three hours ahead of the vehicle reaching the border…
Monday, 03 February 2020 11:34

Airline grows despite D-day

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FASTJET Zimbabwe operations continue as normal – for now – in the face of financial uncertainty.The airline, which launched flights between Johannesburg and Bulawayo in December and announced this week…
Monday, 03 February 2020 11:29

Zim targets US tourism growth

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The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) is exploring the possibility of opening a tourism promotion office in the US as it continues to make strides in marketing the country as a…
Thursday, 30 January 2020 10:59

Fastjet Zimbabwe launches two routes

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Fastjet Zimbabwe will introduce flights between Victoria Falls and Kruger Mpumalanga, as well as a new Bulawayo-Victoria Falls service on July 6.The Kruger Mpumalanga-Victoria Falls flights are available for sale…
Thursday, 30 January 2020 10:57

SATSA clarifies its position on wildlife interactions

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Tourism association, SATSA, has not put in place any ban on wildlife interactions, and its guidelines on wildlife activities, released at the end of October last year, remain voluntary.The association…
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