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South Africa – and most of southern and East Africa – remains on the UK’s red list and with a steep price tag for a 10-day quarantine if travellers do…
Nairobi — Kenya registered a 21.7 percent decline in the number of international arrivals between January and June 2021 compared to a similar period in 2020, according to a new…
Friday, 30 July 2021 14:05

Joy As Lufthansa Starts Flying Into Zanzibar

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THE Lufthansa Group's new subsidiary, Eurowings Discover launched its inaugural flight to Zanzibar yesterday signifying efforts of reviving tourism that has been hit hard by the Covid-19.Zanzibar Minister for Tourism…
As at end of June 2021, approximately 65% of the works for the Cruise Terminal Building have been completed. In view of the prevailing situation, it is now foreseen that the works…
Nairobi — The Kenyan coast is set to receive more international tourists during the tourism peak season following the commencement of direct flights to the region by Eurowings Discover.Eurowings Discover,…
Friday, 30 July 2021 13:48

More global airlines eye Zim airspace

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Zimbabwe’s aviation sector is set for a boom, with authorities indicating that more global airlines are looking to fly into the country.This increased interest in Zimbabwe’s air space comes as…
Seychelles has been performing above its targeted best-case scenario when it comes to visitor arrival numbers from April to June, the tourism principal secretary said Tuesday.Sherin Francis gave an overview…
Friday, 30 July 2021 13:44

Bumpy road ahead for tourism

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The tourism industry fears a bumpy road still lies ahead of them, despite relatively favourable protocols, which encourage international tourists to visit the country. The Bank of Namibia announced in February…
Friday, 16 July 2021 18:21

Emirates restarts services to Mauritius

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Emirates will restart passenger services to Mauritius with two weekly flights from July 15, as the nation gradually reopens its borders to international tourists.Flight EK 701 will depart Dubai on…
Friday, 16 July 2021 18:19

CemAir adds KZN flights

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CemAir has added some extra flights for Thursday, July 15, between Johannesburg and Durban and Johannesburg and Margate on the KZN South Coast, and for Saturday, July 17.The airline has…
Friday, 16 July 2021 18:18

Mauritius gears up for October full opening

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Agents and operators globally are opening sales for Mauritius from October onwards in line with the island’s announcement that Phase Two of its reopening, which takes place on October 1,…
Friday, 16 July 2021 18:17

Lufthansa launches sustainability platform

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The Lufthansa Group's central digitalisation unit has launched a CO2 compensation platform, Squake, aimed at companies from the entire travel, mobility and transport industry. By using an application programming interface, companies…
Friday, 16 July 2021 18:15

Carrier increases frequency to Seychelles

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Qatar Airways has joined Tourism Seychelles in a strategic marketing partnership to support tourism recovery in the country.In anticipation of the increased demand for travel to the Seychelles, Qatar Airways…
(Seychelles News Agency) - Seychelles saw a six-fold growth in visitor arrivals from the first quarter to the second, a surge that a top government official called encouraging.According to figures…
NAIROBI, Kenya, July 15 – Kenya received 305,635 international arrivals between January to June 2021.Data from the Tourism Research Institute shows that 96,003 were female and 209,632 male.The figure is…
Friday, 16 July 2021 18:03

Tourism industry urges adoption of ‘new normal’

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Victoria Falls ReporterTHE Tourism Business Council of Zimbabwe (TBCZ) says the country should adopt a “new normal” approach and allow industry to operate under strict health protocols that include incentivising…
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 15 – A new report by Deloitte has revealed that Kenya’s tourism sector faces an uphill task of recovery post COVID-19. Dubbed ‘Economic Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic…
Dar es Salaam. The lifting of travel restrictions across the world is giving a bullish outlook for Tanzania’s tourism industry which has seen its earnings from tourism at an 11-year low,…
Friday, 09 July 2021 10:55

Qatar Airways to commence Zim flights

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ONE of the world’s leading airlines, Qatar Airways, says it would commence flights into Zambia and Zimbabwe early next month.The new routes will become the airline’s fifth and sixth destinations…
Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) have attributed the delay and cancellation of domestic flights to unavailability and the rising cost of aviation fuel (Jet A1) and inadequate parking space.The group…
Friday, 09 July 2021 10:51

Tourists allowed to travel countrywide

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INTERNATIONAL tourists in Namibia will be free to travel the country up to 15 July under the Covid-19 restrictions at this stage.This has been stated by the minister of environment,…
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