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Tuesday, 10 October 2017 15:03

A round-up of cooking safaris

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Cooking safaris have gained popularity in recent years, with many lodges offering a special-interest cooking or food experience while on safari. They are often interactive, with guests getting to join…
Friday, 06 October 2017 08:43

New Robben Island tour guide service and solar plant

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Robben Island Museum (RIM) announced that it has introduced a new integrated tour guiding service on the island and plans for a solar plant on the island.According to Tourism Update, the…
Friday, 06 October 2017 08:31

SAA scoops award at Apex Awards 2017

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The winners of the Apex Awards have been announced and South African Airways has made the cut.The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) is comprised of a network of the world’s leading airlines,…
On Wednesday the top conservationists and wildlife rangers in Africa were honoured at the annual Tusk Conservation Awards in Cape Town.The awards hope to highlight the successes and work done…
Friday, 06 October 2017 08:20

Direct Booking Indaba to cut out middleman?

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Direct Booking Africa, powered by Guerilla Marketing, will be hosting a Direct Booking Indaba 2017 in Cape Town on October 25 at the Protea Fire & Ice Hotel.Industry stakeholders who…
Friday, 06 October 2017 08:13

Excitement in Rwanda over birth of rhino calf

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The reintroduction of rhinos in Akagera National Park in Rwanda in May has started to pay off.Last week, park officials confirmed the birth of a rhino calf, the first to…
With between 400 000 and 600 000 Muslim visitors arriving in South Africa annually (4-6% of total arrivals), and a resultant capital injection of between R3.75 and R4.5bn (€234m - €281m), Halal…
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 16:59

New Kenyan domestic airline to take to the skies

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The south coast tourist destination, Diani, will be served by a new low-cost airline, Silver Stone Air, from October 10. It will operate from Wilson Airport in Nairobi and will…
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 16:54

Robben Island Museum reassesses guiding service

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Robben Island Museum (RIM) Chief Heritage Officer, Pascall Taruvinga, said RIM was introducing a new integrated tour guiding service on the island.This follows several reassessments of the current model, which includes…
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 16:52

Private Safaris announces new Head of Sales

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Private Safaris has promoted Irina Jordaan to Head of Sales for South Africa, with effect from October 1.Jordaan joined Private Safaris in 2011 and has advanced through various positions in both Sales…
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 16:51

Air Access made easier in Odzala

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Odzala Discovery Camps in the Congo will add a second weekly charter flight on Mondays, from October 30.The flights, on Mondays and Thursdays, operate between Odzala-Kokoua National Park and Brazzaville.…
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 16:49

Registrations for WTM Africa 2018 are now open

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Early-bird registrations for World Travel Market Africa 2018 are now open.It will be held in Cape Town from April 18-20.Nearly 5 000 travel industry professionals are expected to attend the…
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 16:12

Cultural coastal add-ons

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A worthwhile cultural activity to consider when holidaying in Mombasa, is the sound and light show at Fort Jesus, which was built in the 16th century by order of the King…
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 16:07

Millenials set their sights on African travel

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There has been a shift in the type of traveller into Africa, with younger generations becoming a growing market for the tourism industry.Tourism Update recently conducted a poll, asking readers whether…
Friday, 22 September 2017 10:04

WATCH: Elephant to the rescue

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An elephant came to the rescue of a baby impala that fell into a watering hole.In a video from African Adventures, a herd of impalas and elephants were quenching their thirst…
Friday, 22 September 2017 09:45

UK and US travellers show confidence in African airlines

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According to Sabre, a technology provider to the travel industry, 60% of American and British travellers would fly with an African airline.The study, Africa inbound travel trends, surveyed 2 000 travellers from…
Friday, 22 September 2017 09:41

Botswana steps up battle against illegal wildlife trade

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Wildlife crime is the fourth most lucrative organised crime globally and one of the most expensive security challenges facing Southern Africa.As today (Friday, September 22), is World Rhino Day, Tourism Update is…
Friday, 22 September 2017 09:38

Hotel guests want new technology options

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Technology innovation is charging ahead and most sectors are scrambling to stay current. So how is the South African hotel industry faring when it comes to adopting new technology?Angus Macmillan,…
Friday, 22 September 2017 09:35

Uganda changes gorilla permit fees for low season

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From next year Uganda will no longer offer the $150 (R2 000) discount on gorilla permits in the low season. The $600 (R8 000) rate for a permit will apply…
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 10:37

Uganda targets four million tourists by 2020

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Uganda aims to attract four million tourists by 2020.Tourism and Wildlife Minister, Ephraim Kamuntu, said he hoped to attract one million holidaymakers from China.In 2015, international tourist arrivals to Uganda jumped…
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 10:34

New guidelines on tourism concessions for protected areas

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A new guide for tourism partnerships and concessions for protected areas aims to enhance the level of financial resources available for conservation management.The Secretariat of Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)…
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