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Friday, 11 September 2020 18:34

UK safari roadshow dates announced

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Dates for the 2021 Safari Roadshow in the UK have been announced by Kamageo, a marketing agency that promotes tourism to Africa.The programme, which features twelve sessions in February, March…
Friday, 11 September 2020 18:33

Zimbabwe opens for tourism October 1

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The Zimbabwe Cabinet yesterday approved the opening of Zimbabwe’s airports for domestic traffic from tomorrow, September 10, and for international travel on October 1, according to the official Facebook page…
The decision by the Zimbabwean Government to allow domestic and international flights to resume, has been welcomed by operators in Victoria Falls.Domestic travel was permitted from September 10 and international…
Friday, 11 September 2020 16:42

KZN launches new rural tourism projects

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The KwaZulu Natal South Coast has announced a number of rural tourism development projects in celebration of Tourism Month.“Developing rural tourism has always been a key focal point for Ugu…
Africa Albida Tourism chief executive Ross Kennedy said talks were ongoing about regional airlines access to Victoria Falls, Livingstone and Kasane airports from South Africa and its regional neighbours.This follows…
Friday, 04 September 2020 13:45

Emirates returns to Lusaka

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Emirates will resume its Lusaka service with two flights a week, starting September 4, according to a press release.Flights will operate on Fridays and Sundays using a Boeing 777-300ER. EK…
Friday, 04 September 2020 13:43

Post-COVID, events should still focus on sustainability

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The events industry should still prioritise environmental sustainability as they make health and safety changes in the wake of COVID-19.This was highlighted during a webinar last week, hosted by the…
Friday, 04 September 2020 13:42

‘Adapt to the domestic market’ – Minister

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Local suppliers who position their products to meet the needs of the international traveller will have to adapt their offerings to suit the domestic market while international borders remain closed.…
Friday, 04 September 2020 13:41

Mother City grabs domestic market’s attention

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Cape Town is to launch a self-drive campaign to attract domestic tourists, as well as a series of videos showcasing the budget-friendly side of the destination.With domestic tourism now open…
Friday, 04 September 2020 13:39

Township tourism – training needed for new normal

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There is a need to train and upskill township tourism stakeholders on how to sell their offerings in the ‘new normal’ following the impact of COVID-19 on the sector.This was…
Friday, 04 September 2020 13:38

Events industry supports proposed alcohol regulation

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Legislation that seeks to prohibit anyone from driving after consuming alcohol could be viewed by the South African hospitality and events sector as an opportunity to add more value to…
Friday, 04 September 2020 13:36

New revenue stream for tourism businesses

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Tourism businesses can generate income by promoting canvas wall art from online gallery, Savanna Fine Art.The gallery features the work of professional wildlife and landscape photographers and sells it as…
Friday, 04 September 2020 13:34

Rustenburg resort leads hotel group’s rebrand

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ANEW Resort Hunters Rest in Rustenburg, North West, was the first of six recently acquired hotels to receive the group’s rebrand, said ANEW Hotels and Resorts CEO, Clinton Armour.This follows the acquisition…
Friday, 04 September 2020 13:20

Locals get free access to SA national parks

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The 15th annual South African National Parks Week will be celebrated with free access for South Africans from November 16 to 20.The week was traditionally held in September but had been…
Saturday, 22 August 2020 11:21

Malawi gears up to open borders

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The Malawian government is working on developing risk management plans for the tourism industry as it gears up to resume international flights in the first week of September.This is according…
Saturday, 22 August 2020 11:19

Mauritius – oil clean-up continues

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The MV Wakashio bulk carrier, which ran on to a reef off Mauritius during July, broke in two on Saturday, August 15, according to a press release from Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority…
Saturday, 22 August 2020 11:16

Tanzania receives WTTC Safe Travels Stamp

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Tanzania is the latest East African country to receive the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels Stamp.Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism, Hamisi Kigwangalla, said Tanzania would use the stamp…
Saturday, 22 August 2020 11:11

More marketing needed to grow diversity in travel

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Travel to Africa by people of colour, especially black travellers from the US, has gained momentum in recent years. There is, however, room for growth for black Africans to enjoy…
Saturday, 22 August 2020 11:10

New tented camp opens in Eastern Cape

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Classic Portfolio’s Galpin Tented Camp has opened in Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, northeast of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape.The eco-friendly camp has four tents, each with both indoor and outdoor…
Saturday, 22 August 2020 11:08

Eswatini receives WTTC Safe Travels Stamp

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The Kingdom of Eswatini is one of the first southern African countries to receive the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels Stamp.“Eswatini is pleased to join other destinations in…
Zimbabwean hospitality group, Africa Albida Tourism (AAT) has been selected as country ambassador for Ride4Rangers, a global initiative that was created to raise much-needed funds for conservation across Africa.The fundraiser,…
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