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There are currently no travel and trade restrictions in place in South Africa linked to the novel coronavirus (known as 2019-nCoV) as, to date, there have been no reported cases…
Last year saw a 5.6% increase in visitors to the Rainforest at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, following efforts to market the country source markets.Figures released by the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife…
Friday, 24 January 2020 11:41

Wilderness Safaris completes refurbs at Hwange camp

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Wilderness Safaris’ Linkwasha Camp – situated on a private concession in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park – has completed refurbishments that incorporate the local Ndebele culture.PR and Media Relations Manager, Nirvani Pillay, said…
Gondwana Collection Namibia has entered a marketing partnership with European group, Romantik Hotels and Restaurants, with the aim of promoting each other’s brands and putting a staff-exchange system in place.Romantik…
Friday, 24 January 2020 11:28

Tsogo Sun exits Kenyan market

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Hospitality group, Tsogo Sun, will officially exit the Kenyan market with the closure of the Southern Sun Mayfair on January 31.At this stage, the group had no plans to develop any…
Friday, 24 January 2020 11:25

SAA’s new A350-900 makes inaugural New York flight

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SAA’s news Airbus A350-900 made its inaugural flight to New York from Johannesburg this week.The announcement came hot on the heels of the news that the airline was consolidating its…
Friday, 24 January 2020 11:24

Zim to launch new tourism awards next month

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Zimbabwe will launch its inaugural tourism national awards next month to recognise “outstanding players” and other ancillary industries that contributed towards the growth of the sector.Launched jointly by the Ministry…
Friday, 24 January 2020 11:20

Botswana encourages Agro-tourism

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According to Botswana’s Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism, Philda Kereng, the country should consider venturing into agro-tourism.The minister was speaking at the launch of the revised agro-tourism…
Monday, 20 January 2020 12:08

JB Train Tours to close after more than 40 years

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After more than four decades in the tourism industry, train tour specialist, JB Train Tours, has decided to close.CEO, Johan Badenhorst, said after long discussion and meetings concerning alternative plans, the…
Monday, 20 January 2020 12:06

SA – the next big thing for Indian travellers

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Africa is set to be the go-to travel destination for Indian travellers, and tourism stakeholders across the continent are ready to promote Africa to India and implement strategies with tangible…
Last year saw a 5.6% increase in visitors to the Rainforest at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, following efforts to market the country to source markets.Figures released by the Zimbabwe Parks and…
The biggest challenge facing the airline industry in Southern Africa this year is sustainability and determining and implementing strategies that return airlines to profitability (or maintain profitability), under very difficult…
Acacia Africa is strengthening its focus on South Africa and neighbouring eSwatini with the launch of its new Signature Tours & Safaris collection. Composed of 11 itineraries that range in length…
The reputation of a destination can come under fire when negative press and social media are circulated worldwide, making it more important than ever to monitor any coverage and for…
Thursday, 16 January 2020 12:17

South Africa to welcome new hotel brand

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Tsogo Sun Hotels is introducing a new hotel brand, hi Hotels, the first of which is due to open at Montecasino, Johannesburg, at the end of January.Director of Operations at…
Obstacles to tourism growth will be addressed “more swiftly”.This promise was reiterated by President Cyril Ramaphosa as he delivered the opening address at the Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) 2020 Business Economic…
Thursday, 16 January 2020 12:14

Tanzania goes digital to attract China

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Tanzania’s ambassador to China is working closely with East African tour operators on a strong digital marketing strategy targeted at drawing increased Chinese visitor numbers to the East African country.Mbelwa…
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 12:12

Azura acquires Mozambique property

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Azura Retreats has acquired Marlin Lodge on Benguerra Island, Mozambique.The hotel is undergoing development and will open as Azura Marlin Beach later in the year.Marlin Lodge closed after a fire…
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 12:11

Camps Bay hotel rebrands after renovation

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Following a five-month renovation and expansion, The Marly hotel has reopened and rebranded as The Marly Boutique Hotel & Spa.The property now has a new level featuring 29 additional suites.…
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 12:10

Kenya tourism sees good growth

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The Kenya Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife has reported a 3.9% increase in its 2019 tourism earnings to KSh157.4 billion (€1. 39 billion).Cabinet Secretary of Tourism and Wildlife, Najib Balala, released…
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 12:09

Classic Portfolio Zambia properties undergo refurbs

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Mfuwe Lodge and surrounding camps – owned by The Bushcamp Company and managed under the  Classic Portfolio umbrella – have undergone upgrades and have introduced two new activities for 2020.Located…
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