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Friday, 09 July 2021 10:50

RwandAir to resume London flights

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RwandAir will resume flights between London Heathrow and Kigali on July 10.The Kigali/Brussels/London service will operate initially once a week on Saturdays and a second flight will be added on Tuesdays on…
Friday, 09 July 2021 10:49

Zim to review COVID regulations

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Zimbabwe’s updated travel regulations – implemented after a surge in cases (57 963 cases as of July 7, with 41 624 recoveries) – are reportedly set to be reviewed next week.Last week…
Friday, 09 July 2021 10:46

Vaxxed Brits may travel isolation-free

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UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that travellers returning to England from countries on England’s Amber List, and who have been fully vaccinated in the UK, will no longer need to self-isolate for 10…
During the COVID-19 pandemic, travel professionals need to pay more attention in terms of engaging and booking with bona fide, registered enterprises in Namibia that comply with industry safety protocols to…
ESWATINI Airlink and its operating partner Airlink, the South African domestic and regional airline, have cancelled June 30 flights between Johannesburg and Sikhuphe’s King Mswati III International Airport.The flights were…
(TAP) - All incoming passengers to Tunisia must from Thursday, July 1, present a negative COVID-19 PCR test with a QR code, carried out within 72 hours of the flight,…
Thursday, 01 July 2021 13:42

Green light for airport lounge at new Zambian terminal

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National Aviation Services (NAS) and NAC2000 Corporation have been awarded a tender by Zambia Airports Corporation Ltd (ZACL) to operate a lounge at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka.The lounge…
Thursday, 01 July 2021 13:41

Mauritius reopening on track

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Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) announced last Friday, June 25, that its ‘Resort Holidays’ scheme was going full steam ahead, on schedule, with effect from July 15. The scheme is…
Thursday, 01 July 2021 13:39

SA extends validity period for temporary visas

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Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has extended the validity period of legally issued visas – which expired during the lockdown period – to September 30.These apply to short-term…
Tuesday, 29 June 2021 13:39

Major hotel group closes all properties amid Level 4

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Sun International is temporarily closing all its hotels – including Sun City Resort and Wild Coast Sun – restaurants and casino properties from today, June 28, in line with new…
Tuesday, 29 June 2021 13:38

SADC pushes for tourism and conservation

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Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ministers responsible for Environment, Natural Resources and Tourism, discussed and approved the Tourism Development Protocol to increase the sector's contribution to SADC economies amid COVID-19…
Tuesday, 29 June 2021 13:36

CORRECTION: Namibia introduces new COVID-19 regs

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Namibia has introduced stricter COVID-19 regulations in the wake of increasing new infections, hospitalisations and deaths recorded over the past few weeks.Namibian President, Hage Geingob, noted earlier this week that the…
Unscrupulous hotels and restaurants are giving themselves false star-ratings to dupe unsuspecting tourists, the sector regulator has warned.This alert comes especially at a time thousands of visitors have invaded Kenya…
Tuesday, 29 June 2021 13:32

Covid-19 bites tourism sector

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Victoria Falls, a city built on tourism, is pinning its prospects of salvaging something from a Covid-19 affected year on the national vaccination programme allowing more and more people to…
Friday, 25 June 2021 17:52

New KZN website a key tool for DMOs

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Tourism KwaZulu-Natal’s new website ( was launched this week , go-karting in Mtubatuba, boat cruises at Richards Bay, Karkloof and Drakensberg canopy tours, and campfire stories with humanitarian, author and adventurer, Kingsley…
Friday, 25 June 2021 17:50

Kenya Airways increases US flights

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Kenya Airways has increased its flights to the United States to three times a week, up from one.The flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.Effective June, July, August and…
Friday, 25 June 2021 17:48

UK travel restrictions – no changes for Africa

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The news that the British government had promised to relook its ‘traffic-light’ travel restrictions following lobbying by the UK industry on June 23, might have briefly raised hopes for inbound…
After nearly two years of Covid-19-related doldrums in the tourism sector, stakeholders in Malindi have said they are ready for better days starting in July.They are keeping Malindi town and…
Starting from Thursday, June 24, residents of Rwanda can travel to the Netherlands for all kinds of purposes following a decision by the Dutch government to lift all travel restrictions…
Friday, 25 June 2021 17:15

Zimbabwe: Qatar Airways Spreads Wings to Zimbabwe

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Qatar Airways joins a growing list of airlines flying into Zimbabwe further cementing the country’s status as a safe tourism destination.The airline with a wide network of routes brings in…
Players in Forestry and Water sectors have touted Ecotourism as a potential product to complement Wildlife tourism.Bob Matunda, an assistant conservator for Amani Nature Forest Reserve euded confidence on the…
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