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Wednesday, 12 September 2018 12:24

Sanctuary Retreats redesigns Serengeti camp

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Sanctuary Retreats recently completed a redesign of its Sanctuary Kusini Camp, the only permanent camp in the remote south of Serengeti in Tanzania.Sanctuary Kusini Camp, designed to have minimal environment…
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 12:21

Qatar Airways launches flights to Mombasa

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Qatar Airways will launch flights from Doha to Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa on December 9. The flight will operate four times a week and is Qatar’s second Kenyan destination,…
Date: 11 September 2018Release: ImmediateYesterday, Cape Town's world champ surfers Jordy Smith, Mikey February and Frank Solomon joined Wesgro to unveil the new #ItsAllStillHere tourism campaign.The campaign - which kicks off with…
South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom published new proposals zoning in on a ‘national tourism information and monitoring system’ on September 7, open for public comment.The purpose of the new system…
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 12:11

SAACI and NAA-SA partnership to drive business tourism in SA

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The Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) and the National Accommodation Association SA (NAA-SA) have entered into a partnership to actively promote collaboration within the business tourism and…
Kenya Airways (KQ) has announced additional frequencies between Nairobi and key African and Indian Ocean destinations.Beginning October 28, KQ will fly five times a week between Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International…
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 12:02

Popular Club Med Mauritius resort to reopen

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More than 45 years after it first opened its doors in 1972, Club Med La Pointe aux Canonniers will reopen on November 10 after a more than R700 million (€39…
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 12:01

Kenya travel expo kicks off on World Tourism Day

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The eighth Magical Kenya Travel Expo (MKTE) will take place in Nairobi, from October 3-5.Organised by the Kenya Tourism Board, MKTE is East Africa’s largest travel expo, connecting leading African…
The new arrival splashed into the Bushmans River coursing through Amakhala Game Reserve. The team is delighted to welcome back this iconic species to the reserve’s eco-system, an ideal habitat…
The Featherbed Private Nature Reserve in Knysna will reopen on October 15, following damage caused by fires last year.Around 95% of the vegetation at Featherbed was destroyed in June 2017, as…
Monday, 10 September 2018 12:24

Boutique eco-lodge opens in Western Cape reserve

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Morukuru Beach Lodge, situated along the coastline of the De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape, opened its doors for a soft launch in May.The lodge has been built…
Monday, 10 September 2018 12:22

Elite luxury trade show announces 2019 innovations

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The seventh International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Africa is set to take place in Cape Town in April.The show is organised by Reed Exhibitions in the host city of Cape…
Monday, 10 September 2018 12:21

Tsogo Sun invests €89.7m in KZN Golden Mile

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Tsogo Sun is to initiate a complete redevelopment of Suncoast Casino, Hotels and Entertainment – its latest investment in the upgrade of Durban’s Golden Mile, in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal…
Monday, 10 September 2018 12:10

Kenyan airline adds flights to North Rift Valley

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Beginning September 7, local Kenyan airline, Fly SAX, will fly twice daily between Nairobi’s Wilson Airport and Eldoret, which serves the North Rift Valley Region. The route will be operated…
Thursday, 06 September 2018 12:42

Kenya eyes air access and airports to develop tourism

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Kenya’s Minister of Tourism, Najib Balala, has announced discussions with low-cost UK and European-based airlines in an effort to boost tourism to Kenya’s coastal regions.Speaking at the sixth Africa Civil Aviation…
Thursday, 06 September 2018 12:32

Southern Africa 360 introduces local hosted dining experiences

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Southern Africa 360 Exclusive Tours has introduced ‘Home Hosted Dining Experiences’ with local middle-class families in the Western Cape, offering guests an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversation with local…
Thursday, 06 September 2018 12:31

Radisson gears up for accelerated expansion in SA

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Radisson Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest hotel groups, has geared up for aggressive hotel growth in South Africa, with a focus on key cities.“As part of our ambitious…
Thursday, 06 September 2018 12:28

Malawi and Zambia sign joint marketing agreement

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The Governments of Zambia and Malawi have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in tourism development that aims to enhance destination marketing for the two countries.The signing ceremony was a…
Thursday, 06 September 2018 12:16

Gondwana opens new ‘floating villa’ in Namibia

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The Gondwana Collection has opened a new property in the Zambezi region of Namibia. The Namushasha River Villa is on the Kwando River, opposite the Bwabwata National Park.Namushasha is a…
Thursday, 06 September 2018 12:15

Iberia’s premium economy coming to South Africa

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Premium economy class will be available on Iberia’s flights between Johannesburg and Madrid, from April to October, 2019.The new premium economy class has 94cm seat-pitch compared with 79cm in economy…
Date: 5 September 2018Release: ImmediateThe recently  established Angola – South Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry known as CACIAAS met with Wesgro CEO Tim Harris to sign a Memorandum of Understanding –…
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