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Thursday, 24 May 2018 13:21

‘Visit Rwanda’ to be displayed on Arsenal kits

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Rwanda is to become the official tourism partner of Premier League football team, Arsenal. The campaign will see Rwanda become Arsenal’s first ever sleeve partner.The partnership, which will run over…
The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has launched its Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) which is expected to enable quicker response times at ports of entry.Speaking at the Taj Hotel…
Representatives from various African countries attended IMEX Frankfurt last week in continued efforts to position Africa as an ideal business events destination.Countries represented included South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Tourism, Elizabeth…
Thursday, 24 May 2018 13:12

BA adds four more weekly Johannesburg flights

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British Airways will add four more weekly flights to its double-daily London-Johannesburg schedule from October 28. This announcement comes soon after the airline said it would commence three weekly flights…
Thursday, 24 May 2018 13:10

Swaziland officially re-named Eswatini

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Swaziland has officially changed its name to Eswatini. The change comes after King Mswati III made the announcement at the country’s celebration of its 50th year of independence in April.The full name will…
Thursday, 24 May 2018 13:08

Air Seychelles adds new flight to Johannesburg

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Air Seychelles is adding a Tuesday flight to Johannesburg from July 3, taking the frequency to six flights a week following the addition of a Wednesday flight in March.Remco Althuis, CEO of…
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 12:30

Vic Falls fast becoming a national conferencing hub

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The Zimbabwean government has declared the resort town of Victoria Falls the country’s conferencing centre, as it plans to construct a state-of-the-art international wedding venue.Minister of State for Matabeleland North…
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 12:29

Lufthansa enhances business-class bed offering

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Lufthansa’s new ‘Dream Collection’ is now available on selected long-haul flights lasting 10 and a half hours or more, including flights to and from South Africa, South America, and the…
The domestic route between Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport and Cape Town International Airport is the busiest route on the continent, according to a study conducted by Routes, an aviation…
The Africa Albida Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is continuing its more-than-20-year tradition of feeding local scavenger birds, offering some of the resident endangered species a supplementary food source, as well…
The Barberton Mountain Land, or the Barberton Greenstone Belt, in Mpumalanga is on the tentative list of Unesco’s World Heritage Site (WHS) programme, as the region contains some of the…
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 11:59

Wilderness Safaris rebrands Rocktail

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Wilderness Safaris has decided to rebrand Rocktail in the Maputaland Coastal Forest in KwaZulu Natal, after more than 25 years of managing and operating it.From the end of May, Rocktail…
Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s collection of independent hotels, has welcomed five African Pride Hotels into its global portfolio. This marks the debut of the brand in South Africa and…
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 11:40

Madagascar whale shark sightings boost eco-tourism

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As many as 85 whale sharks have been spotted off the coast of Madagascar, as reported in the first major scientific survey of the area.This promises to be a boost…
If South Africa wants to double tourism jobs, then the sector needs broader government support, according to the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA). “While we welcome the budget, which…
The Seychelles recently entered into a ground-breaking debt-for-conservation initiative – the first of its kind – where it has sold $22m (€18.77m) in debt owed to various countries in exchange…
Date: 17 May 2018Release: ImmediateThe Department of Trade and Industry, in collaboration with Wesgro has supported 18 Western Cape companies in showcasing the best of the Cape's agri-processed products at…
Ethiopian Airlines announced on Friday (May 18) that it would launch thrice-weekly flights to Jakarta in Indonesia from July 17.Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam said: “We are happy to launch a…
The Department of Tourism supports 500 small, micro and medium-sized enterprises (SMMEs), a sector that represents by far the largest number of tourism businesses in South Africa, says Deputy Tourism…
A new shared transfer platform has been introduced in Zimbabwe to make it easier and more affordable for tour operators and travel agents booking transfers for clients.The Kariba Transfer Schedule…
Monday, 21 May 2018 12:26

Air Seychelles partners with Booking.com

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Air Seychelles has formed a new partnership with Booking.com, one of the world’s largest travel e-commerce companies, to provide customers with accommodation options via the national carrier’s website.Under the partnership,…
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