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Wednesday, 13 March 2019 11:29

New flights to link Mara and gorilla experience

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AirKenya will launch flights between the Maasai Mara and Entebbe, Uganda, starting June 1, via Kisumu for immigration purposes.AirKenya Reservations Manager, Catherine Kimwele, told Tourism Update that the flights would be daily, “initially…
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 07:01

Air Seychelles ends Abu Dhabi service

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Air Seychelles (HM) will end its service between Mahé and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in May.Air Seychelles Chief Commercial Officer, Charles Johnson, told Tourism Update that Air Seychelles would operate…
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 07:00

Low-cost carrier to service Namibia out of Germany

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German low-cost carrier, Eurowings, a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, will offer flights from Frankfurt to Windhoek in Namibia, as well as Mauritius, with other destinations currently in the pipeline.Dr…
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 06:59

Tour operator expands into Kenya

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Tour operator, Africa-Experience, has expanded its operations to include four destinations, Tanzania, Namibia, South Africa and now Kenya.“Kenya is the latest addition to our portfolio. We are small enough to…
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 06:58

Luxury rental suites launch in Sea Point

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Short-term rental company Totalstay has partnered with Elemental Property Developers to launch Elements Luxury Suites, a development in upper Sea Point, Cape Town, offering a variety of luxury accommodation for…
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 06:55

Warn your passengers: Zanzibar has banned plastics

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Passengers to Zanzibar are being warned not to bring single-use plastics to the island. This comes after the government began to strictly enforce a ban on all plastic bags.Tour operators…
The Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) and the Rwanda Tours and Travel Association (RTTA) have agreed to jointly market the two countries as complementary destinations in a bid to…
Natural Selection will open Safari House, a new Namibian farmhouse in the heart of the Etosha Heights Private Reserve, on April 15.Safari House is an ideal base for families or…
Sapi Explorers Camp is on the banks of the Zambezi, offering an ideal base for guests to explore the Sapi Reserve, Mana Pools and the river.The camp can accommodate 10…
Cape  Town Air Access (CTAA),  a project housed within Wesgro, welcomes the announcement by Air Botswana of the resumption of flights between Gaborone and Cape Town effective from 01 March …
Tourists will have the opportunity to engage with the City of Cape Town in an innovative and immersive way – through the 2019 Global City Nature Challenge.It will be the…
Thursday, 28 February 2019 11:35

Two new camps to open in Hwange

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Machaba Safaris is set to open two new luxury safari camps in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.Deteema Springs Camp will open on May 1. The eight tents include a family tent,…
Thursday, 28 February 2019 11:22

Pop-up camp to open in Kruger National Park

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The Kruger Grande pop-up camp will open in the Kruger National Park between July 1 and August 4.One of Chiefs Tented Camp’s most outstanding luxury tented camps, Kruger Grande is…
Sun Africa Group of Hotels is planning to offer more affordable tourism packages in a bid to entice both local and international tourists.The Sun Africa Group of Hotels Managing Director…
Raggy Charters will launch the first shark cage diving experience in Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth, on April 1 this year.The aim of the tour is to showcase the diversity of…
Tuesday, 26 February 2019 12:11

Brussels Airlines to resume daily Kinshasa flights

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo has lifted a moratorium that barred Brussels Airlines from flying daily from Brussels to Kinshasa.In February 2018, the Congo Civil Aviation Authority barred the…
Monday, 25 February 2019 11:25

Uganda Tourism Board partnership to drive golf tourism

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Uganda Tourism Board and the Uganda Golf Union have signed a partnership to promote golf tourism in the country.The three-year deal will kick-start the joint promotion of the Uganda Open…
The Latitude Hotels Group announced on February 19 that it had selected Inside Capital Partners to further its expansion plans, seeding the development of three additional hotels in Nairobi, Addis…
Monday, 25 February 2019 11:23

Satsa CEO appointed to the board of SA Tourism

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CEO of the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (Satsa), David Frost, has been appointed to the board of SA Tourism, effectively immediately.Appointed by South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, Frost brings…
Monday, 25 February 2019 11:22

Oman and SriLankan airlines set to fly into Zim

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Oman Air and SriLankan Airlines are set to fly to Zimbabwe, following an indication that an Air Service Agreement (ASA) will soon be signed with the two countries.Zimbabwe’s Information, Media…
Monday, 25 February 2019 11:20

New tented camp opens in Maasai Mara Game Reserve

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Mara Olodare, a new tented camp characterised by eco-friendly facilities and modern amenities, has opened in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya, 800 metres from the Oloolaimutia entrance.Nelson Kibicho, Mara…
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