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Friday, 23 October 2020 15:16

Botswana expected to resume inbound charters

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The charter flight industry in Botswana is reportedly expecting a formal announcement from the government on the introduction of regional, and possibly even international, charter flights to the country.Official government…
Friday, 16 October 2020 13:23

ET offers free COVID-19 cover

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Ethiopian Airlines has resumed commercial flights to Johannesburg and Cape Town and has introduced free COVID-19 Global Insurance Cover for all passengers travelling with the airline.The cover is automatically included…
Friday, 16 October 2020 13:16

Hooray! Virgin is heading back to SA!

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Virgin Atlantic is set to restart flights from London Heathrow to Johannesburg from October 18 and Heathrow to Cape Town from December 10.The airline plans to operate four flights a…
Friday, 16 October 2020 13:09

Lodges offer on-site COVID-19 testing

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With many source markets requiring a negative PCR test to enter the country, some lodges in Southern Africa have started offering on-site testing to spare travellers the hassle of having…
Industry experts have highlighted that investing in Africa’s tourism industry will support the continent’s economic recovery.This was the topic of discussion during a webinar hosted by Africa Travel Week in…
Friday, 16 October 2020 13:06

Crowdfunding campaign to support Black rhino

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Magic Hills Game Reserve in the Karoo has launched ‘The Unique Horn Project’, a crowdfunding campaign to save the Black rhino amidst fears of a rise in poaching post-COVID.As with…
Friday, 16 October 2020 13:04

New luxury eco lodge for KZN

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A new luxury lodge is under construction in the 23 000-hectare Big Five Nambiti Private Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu Natal.‘The Homestead’ is scheduled to open in late 2021 and will…
Friday, 16 October 2020 13:03

‘Open air bridges between the UK and Africa’

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The African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA) has launched a petition to open up Africa for UK travellers.The petition puts pressure on the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to…
The process to obtain a visa can be cumbersome, and let’s not forget the mandatory quarantine process that some destinations require due to Covid-19.Jennifer Morris, the owner of Travel Savvy, said…
Friday, 09 October 2020 15:42

Airlink reconnects Zimbabwe and South Africa

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Airlink is resuming its flights between Johannesburg and Zimbabwe from today (October 5). “Our daily southbound lunchtime departure from Harare and mid-morning departure return flight from Johannesburg, provide travellers with seamless…
Friday, 09 October 2020 15:37

Trip report: Zambia is open and ‘very accessible’

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Zambia is one of the more lenient and accessible African countries at the moment, so it is truly easy to make a trip there happen, even at the last minute,…
Friday, 09 October 2020 15:32

Tsogo’s domestic market helps recovery

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While domestic tourism – particularly in Durban and KwaZulu Natal – will increase over the upcoming summer and festive season, long-haul travel will be slower to recover, according to Tsogo…
Friday, 09 October 2020 15:28

Seychelles reviews visitor travel advisory

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The Seychelles Department of Tourism has reviewed its Visitor Travel Advisory following a proposal from the Tourism Taskforce to provide potential visitors with clear information.The new advisory offers clarity on the countries…
Friday, 09 October 2020 15:26

Lufthansa returns to Cape Town

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Lufthansa flight LH576 touched down at Cape Town International Airport at 10h00 this morning (Thursday, October 8) at the start of the summer season in South Africa, signalling the resumption…
Western Cape MEC of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, has written to Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, with an attached submission detailing an alternative approach to safely open international…
Friday, 02 October 2020 18:23

Ethiopian to resume Vic Falls route

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Ethiopian Airlines has announced the resumption of flights to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.The flights will resume on October 6, with further details on frequencies and aircraft type yet to be released.Face…
Friday, 02 October 2020 18:20

‘Quarantine would destroy Mauritius tourism'

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Mauritius’s borders will be open to Mauritian nationals, residents and long-stay tourists from October 1, but a 14-day quarantine is currently mandatory for all arriving passengers.Right now it is unclear…
Friday, 02 October 2020 18:12

Uganda’s primate tourism back on track

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Uganda Wildlife Authority has officially relaunched primate tourism following the suspension of the activity on March 25 this year.Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Tom Butime, made the official announcement last…
Now is the time to be aggressive in marketing South Africa to international markets, according to Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane.“We’ve seen the pain of not having tourists in our country,”…
Friday, 02 October 2020 17:07

Lufthansa – first into SA!

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Lufthansa was the first international airline to resume scheduled services from Europe to South Africa with the warmly welcomed arrival of LH 572 at OR Tambo at 08h30 on October…
Friday, 02 October 2020 17:05

ANEW acquires KZN beach property

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ANEW Hotels & Resorts has acquired the Ocean Reef Hotel on KwaZulu Natal’s North Coast, just ahead of the peak summer season.“From December 1, 2020, just in time for the…
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