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Friday, 07 August 2020 11:44

East Africa – the rising star post-COVID?

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Tour operators and accommodation establishments have noticed a shift in interest to East Africa as South Africa’s borders remain closed to international travellers while the East African region has slowly…
ANEW Hotels & Resorts has acquired the African-owned hospitality management and marketing company, Fortis Hotel Group.“We’re thrilled to announce that we have found our match in the Fortis brand and…
Friday, 07 August 2020 11:29

Resumption of flights to Kenya augurs well for tourism

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Major international airlines have resumed flights to Kenya, bringing hope to the tourism sector after months of travel restrictions.This follows the announcement by President Uhuru Kenyatta that international flights would resume on…
The eagerly awaited refashioning of Mabula Game Lodge is now complete. Whilst the lodge has been closed due to the lockdown during the COVID 19 pandemic, our team have been…
Friday, 24 July 2020 13:47

Zim govt approves COVID-19 protocols

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The Zimbabwe government has approved the COVID-19 Guidelines and Protocols for the Tourism and Hospitality Sector developed by the Zimbabwean Tourism Authority (ZTA).The ZTA emphasised the need for all players…
Friday, 24 July 2020 13:45

Botswana to launch eVisas

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The government of Botswana has selected Pangea to integrate its eVisa solution as part of the country’s efforts to expand its digital and online services.Pangea specialises in digital transformation of…
South Africa’s tourism sector faces a potential 75% reduction in revenue for 2020, thus putting at risk a further R149.7bn (€7.8bn) in output, 438 000 jobs and R80.2bn (€4.2bn) in…
Friday, 24 July 2020 13:38

Stats SA report confirms devastation

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In the Stats SA preliminary tourist accommodation findings for May 2020, total income for the tourist accommodation industry decreased by 98% in May compared with the same period last year.…
Friday, 24 July 2020 13:36

The River Club Zambia ready to welcome guests

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‘If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’ African proverbZambia’s borders have opened, which means tourists and the trade can again support…
Friday, 24 July 2020 13:32

WTM London 2020 set to go ahead

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WTM London is set to take place from November 2-4 this year. It will be one of the first major exhibitions to take place globally since the outbreak of the…
Friday, 17 July 2020 16:19

Springbok Atlas - South Africa Re-Imagined

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Springbok Atlas - South Africa Re-Imagined
Friday, 17 July 2020 13:15

KZN still pushing hard for recovery

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Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN) has launched a tourism marketing plan to recover some of the prospects lost as a result of COVID in time for the approaching summer season.The strategy kicked…
Friday, 17 July 2020 13:14

Regulations in place for Seychelles reopening

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The Seychelles will open its borders to visitors from low- and medium-risk countries from August 1. Guests will be required to follow a set of regulations before arrival and during…
Friday, 17 July 2020 13:12

Ntshona confirms opening of tourism at level 2/1

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South Africa needs a strategy to restart the sector following the “disruption” caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.This was highlighted by the CEO of South African Tourism (SA Tourism), Sisa Ntshona, in…
Friday, 17 July 2020 13:09

Tanzanian lodge installs recycled floor

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Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp has installed a new floor – made entirely from recycled plastic bottles – in the lodge’s main area.Weighing in at approximately 7.6 tons the plastic bottles…
Friday, 17 July 2020 13:07

Western Cape launches tourism development fund

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The Western Cape has launched the Tourism Product Development Fund, which commits R5m (€263 335) to support new or existing tourism experiences in the province.“The Tourism Product Development Fund is…
Friday, 17 July 2020 13:05

Tourism career hopes need to be reignited

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To attract new entrants to the tourism and hospitality sector, the approach to higher education needs to change to ensure ongoing trust in the sector and fuel the hope that…
"Having been established in the United Kingdom since 2006 as a "traditional"marketing and represenation company we felt we need to change with the times and expand our service offering" says,…
"Having been established in the United Kingdom since 2006 as a "traditional"marketing and represenation company we felt we need to change with the times and expand our service offering" says,…
Monday, 22 June 2020 10:19

Rwanda reopens for tourism

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The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has announced the reopening of tourism activities, with international charter flights resuming on Wednesday (June 17).“Rwanda’s tourism industry is adapting to create a safe environment…
Monday, 22 June 2020 10:17

Hotel major to take over three iconic properties

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Tsogo Sun Hotels is to take over the Mount Grace in Magaliesburg, the Edward in Durban and the Protea Hotel Hazyview in Mpumalanga and is committed to their long-term sustainability,…
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