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Tuesday, 21 May 2019 12:46

KZN a growing destination for corporate travel

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KwaZulu Natal may see growth as a corporate destination, thanks to the deliberate efforts of the KZN Tourism Board, and the province’s climate.According to Garnet Basson, Chief Operating Officer of The…
Tuesday, 21 May 2019 12:43

Respected industry leader dies

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It is with sadness that the industry heard of the death of Francois Grove – owner of Safaris Direct, Board member of the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (Satsa) and Chairperson of…
Monday, 20 May 2019 13:14

New helicopter product launches in Rwanda

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A new helicopter product has been launched in Rwanda, allowing guests to book single-seat flights as opposed to hiring the whole aircraft.Akagera Aviation announced the launch of the product on…
Monday, 20 May 2019 13:13

Tanzania bans plastic bags – advises travellers

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The Government of Tanzania advises travellers to the country that, from June 1, all plastic carrier bags, regardless of thickness, will be prohibited from being imported, exported, manufactured, sold, stored,…
Monday, 20 May 2019 13:12

Santorini Mozambique introduces sunset cruises

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Santorini Mozambique in Vilanculos has built and launched its own wooden dhow and is now offering a sunset dhow cruise for guests as well as short trips to Pansy Shell…
Monday, 20 May 2019 13:10

SA’s Minister of Tourism meets with Airbnb

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Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom recently met with representatives from Airbnb to discuss the regulation of short-term rentals, amongst other policy issues.The meeting took place as part of the current call for public…
Monday, 20 May 2019 13:09

€62m Club Med for KZN

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Landowner, Tongaat Hulett Developments, has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Club Med for the development of the first international-branded beach resort in Southern Africa.The R1bn (€62.4m) resort will be…
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 12:39

New package combines diverse tourist experiences

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Kim Beyers Representation has announced a new safari experience across two provinces in South Africa.The eight-night package includes four nights at Tswalu Kalahari, in the malaria-free Northern Cape, followed by…
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 12:38

Balloon Safaris expands to north Serengeti

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Serengeti Balloon Safaris has obtained permission to operate in the north Serengeti for the first time. Flights will begin from July 1 and will take place daily until October 31.…
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 12:37

Refurbished Harare hotel relaunches

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Cresta Oasis in Harare has been relaunched following the completion of its refurbishment.Apartments and bedrooms, public areas and conference rooms were all renovated; and new carports a conference room, bar…
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 12:34

Two new camps open in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

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Classic Portfolio has added two new camps in Hwange National Park to its collection.Machaba Safaris launched Deteema Springs in the northwest of the park on May 1. It will be…
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 12:32

€55-million five-star hotel launches in Johannesburg

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The R880m (€55m) Houghton Hotel launched in Johannesburg on May 13, bringing another five-star* luxury brand to South Africa.The property is a synergy of residential and hotel accommodation, situated in…
Antelope Park, a leading private game reserve in the heart of Zimbabwe, has added Alert Lodge to its portfolio in Gweru, Zimbabwe.The lodge has an attractive brick-under-thatch style and sleeps,…
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 12:29

Victoria Falls audio guide launched in Zimbabwe

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Victoria Falls Audio Guide (VFAG) has launched the area’s first-ever audio guide, which provides a full description of 25 viewing points of the Falls and the rainforest.The history, discovery and…
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 12:25

Legendary Expeditions refurbs Tanzania camps

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Legendary Expeditions, within the Classic Portfolio, is undergoing a number of renovations as well as a new build in Tanzania.Legendary LodgeLegendary Lodge is receiving a full renovation and refurbishment, due…
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 12:23

PrideInn opens Mombasa spa

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The PrideInn Group of Hotels has opened a wellness facility at Paradise Beach Resort in Mombasa, to tap into the international wellness tourism sector and travellers visiting the country for meetings,…
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 12:01

New Madagascar fam trip for UK tour ops

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Madagascan DMC TAMàNA Tours has partnered with Ethiopian Airlines and marketing and representation consultancy, The Adventure Connection, to create a fam trip that explores the best of Madagascar.The itinerary is…
Monday, 29 April 2019 12:26

Immersive wellness safari in Kenya

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The Safari Collection will host a Wilderness Wellness Safari from May 14 to 21.Guests arriving at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for the seven-night safari will be transferred to The…
Monday, 29 April 2019 12:25

Singita to open a new private suite for couples

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Singita will open its private Hillside Suite in June. Located on the edge of a cliff and set away from Singita Sasakwa Lodge, the suite is only accessible via a…
Monday, 29 April 2019 12:23

BA reduces JNB-London frequency

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BRITISH Airways will cut flights BA51 and BA50 from its Johannesburg-London route, effective from June. The flights have been cancelled for both the upcoming summer and winter seasons, says the…
Monday, 29 April 2019 12:22

Air Tanzania to fly to Johannesburg and Mumbai

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Air Tanzania is to launch new direct flights to Johannesburg and Mumbai from Dar es Salaam.The airline's Head of Public Relations, Josephat Kagirwa, says, from June 28, Air Tanzania will operate…
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