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Monday, 12 November 2018 11:57

Tanzania introduces tourism TV channel

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Tanzania will be launching a tourism channel on December 15, to promote the country’s wildlife, historical sites and ruins, cultural tourism, marine parks and beaches.Known as the Tanzania Safari Channel,…
Monday, 12 November 2018 11:51

Kenya Tourism Board targets more US tourists

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Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has ramped up its efforts to promote tourism to the country by appointing CornerSun Destination Marketing to support marketing efforts in North America. The move came…
We are delighted to announce that Grand Dedale has been voted Africa's Best Countryside Hotel in the recent Conde Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2019.
Friday, 09 November 2018 04:48

Kenya Airways launches daily flights to Mogadishu

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Leading national carrier, Kenya Airways will expand its footprint to the Horn of Africa with the commencement of daily operations to Mogadishu, Somalia with effect from 15 November 2018. The…
Thursday, 08 November 2018 11:47

South Africa's luxury connections

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Luxury travel in South Africa is a growing market, leading to the development of luxury connections as well.According to Karin Murray, Senior Manager of Sales and Marketing at Airlink, there are…
Thursday, 08 November 2018 11:45

Desert & Delta Safaris announces scenic helicopter flights

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Desert & Delta Safaris has announced that it now offers permanent scenic helicopter flights at Camp Okavango and Xugana Island lodge.Walter Smith, Desert & Delta Marketing Director, says: “Having a helicopter…
Thursday, 08 November 2018 11:42

New conference centre to boost business tourism in Kenya

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A multi-million-shilling conference facility in Malindi – the largest town in Kenya’s Kilifi County – is in its final stages of construction, and will be the largest conference facility in…
Thursday, 08 November 2018 11:40

WTM London 2018 delves into responsible tourism

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World Travel Market (WTM) London 2018 opening session of Responsible Tourism Programme focused on ‘Business Taking Responsibility for Security, Health and Safety’.Simon King, Founder of the South Africa-based organisation Park…
Thursday, 08 November 2018 11:38

Four Seasons reveals refurbished villas in Seychelles

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Following its opening on March 1, 2018, Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island has revealed further additions to its choice of beachfront accommodation with the launch of its newly…
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:24

SA accommodation grading criteria amended

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On November 2, South African Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom, gazetted amendments to the National Grading System for tourism, which had last been amended in 2012.The document sets out regulations for accommodation…
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:21

WOWZULU to boost community-based tourism in SA

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Community-based tourism recently received a significant boost with the launch of WOWZULU by Africa Ignite in KwaZulu Natal (KZN), an initiative that seeks to create inclusive tourist destination that serve…
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:18

Change of trends in incentive travel

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Incentive travel is used to reward employees or business partners for exceptional performance – and it’s on the up. According to Society for Incentive Travel Excellence’s (SITE) 2018 research report,…
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:16

KwaZulu-Natal promotes global connectivity at WTM London

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Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN) is exhibiting at the World Travel Market (WTM) London this week from November 5 to 7, promoting the Zulu Kingdom to top operators from across the globe;…
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:14

Zanzibar plans to expand tourism offering

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Zanzibar has announced plans to attract international tourists through a host of annual tourism exhibitions, cultural festivals and foreign investment promotions.President Ali Mohammed Shein has said that the government is seeking ways…
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:09

Its Happy Hour(s) at Verney's

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Fiona from Ngoko Safaris didn't even have to leave Verney's Camp to see this incredible herd of ellies enjoying themselves.  Check it out on https://youtu.be/kM6eeF7lh30.  Apparently it went on like…
Monday, 05 November 2018 12:11

Management restructure of Wilderness Safaris announced

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After 35 years of pioneering sustainable eco-tourism across Africa, Wilderness Holdings has announced a management restructure of Wilderness Safaris, to ensure that the business is adequately resourced to move forward…
Monday, 05 November 2018 11:43

Major upgrade at Sarova Panafric Hotel underway

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Sarova Hotels & Resorts announced that the refurbishment of Sarova Panafric Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, kicked-off at the end of October.The refurbishment will see the repositioning of the hotel into an elegant,…
Wesgro and its public and private sector partners have launched several campaigns to reverse negative perceptions caused by the drought and to return Cape Town and the Western Cape to…
Monday, 05 November 2018 11:38

Air Mauritius cancels Wuhan service

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Air Mauritius cancelled its weekly service to Wuhan, China, in October after launching the route on August 11. In September, the airline also cancelled its operations to Bangkok which were scheduled to start…
Monday, 05 November 2018 11:34

Cape Town welcomes back Austrian Airlines

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Following an absence of 19 years, Austrian Airlines has returned to Cape Town with twice weekly seasonal flights to/from Vienna between the end of October and the end of March. The inaugural flight…
Thursday, 01 November 2018 12:05

€15.89bn investment pledged to SA

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The inaugural South African Investment Conference 2018 (SAIC), which concluded on October 27, delivered investment pledges totaling R294bn (€15.89bn), which will be sown into the South African economy over the…
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