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Friday, 25 June 2021 13:34

Pressure increases on tourism

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RECENT Covid-19 restrictions on mobility to and from the central part of the country as well as the classification of Namibia as a high risk country by international institutions has…
Port Louis, Mauritius, 11 June 2021 – Mauritius will be welcoming international travellers from 15 July 2021. The island will be opening in phases during 2021 and the first phase,…
Wednesday, 16 June 2021 13:29

Kenya Lifts Ban on UK Flights Effective Immediately

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NAIROBI, Kenya June 12 – Kenya has lifted the ban on flights from the United Kingdom effective immediately while also altering some other conditions.Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs…
Regional airline Bluebird Aviation has expressed optimism of more people flying for leisure and business in Kenya and globally.Aviation General Manager Hussein Mohammed said travelers’ confidence to fly and the…
Wednesday, 16 June 2021 13:22

UNWTO honours Geingob for commitment to tourism

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United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) secretary general Zurab Pololikashvili yesterday visited President Hage Geingob to brief him on the two-day UNWTO regional conference on brand Africa.The gathering hosted by…
(Seychelles News Agency) - Economic challenges post-COVID-19 were discussed between the two island states of Bahrain and Seychelles on Tuesday.The newly accredited Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of…
Friday, 11 June 2021 13:41

Tourism Sector Heaves Sigh of Relief

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THE government yesterday moved to reduce Tanzania Tourism Business Licence (TALA) for tour operators, a move it says will promote the country's key for exearning sector.Presenting the 2021-2022 national budget…
Friday, 11 June 2021 13:39

Kenya moves to US risk level 2

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Kenya, indicating a moderate level of COVID-19 in the country. Kenya is one of 50 countries moved to the…
Friday, 11 June 2021 13:37

SAA reveals new partner

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The Department of Public Enterprises made history this morning with its announcement that the government will relinquish control of SAA.Minister Pravin Gordhan said the DPE had signed an MOU for the sale…
Thursday, 10 June 2021 09:21

Temporary schedule changes for BA and kulula

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Comair has advised that, due to maintenance checks required on some of its aircraft, schedule changes will affect both and British Airways (operated by Comair) flights between June 9…
Thursday, 10 June 2021 09:19

Mpumalanga businesses receive relief funding

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The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) has finalised the payment process for the Tourism Relief Fund.The MTPA called for tourism businesses to apply for the COVID-19 Tourism Relief funding…
Thursday, 10 June 2021 09:15

Virgin reopens SA-UK route

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Virgin Atlantic will resume operating passenger flights three times a week between London Heathrow and Johannesburg OR Tambo from June 24. The airline says the schedule will be published shortly.Despite…
Thursday, 10 June 2021 09:12

Tourism sector hails return of domestic flights

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Businesses in the tourism and hospitality industry yesterday welcomed the resumption of domestic flights by Air Zimbabwe saying the development would boost trade, domestic and international tourism.The flights, four times…
Thursday, 10 June 2021 09:10

Relief for Kenya as US eases travel advisory

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The United States has downgraded Kenya’s travel advisory to Level Two, down from Level Four, allowing Americans citizens to travel into the country but under caution. Under the Level 4 classification, Washington…
Friday, 21 May 2021 14:00

Mozambique welcomes new wellness resort

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A new wellness resort, Kisawa Sanctuary, has launched on Benguerra Island, Mozambique.The 14 bungalows, which include grouped bungalows, accommodate two people each and have their own beachfront, private infinity pool…
The African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA) continues to use its position on key travel boards to put pressure on the UK government to use the correct scientific information to allow…
THE restoration of British Airways’ flights to Victoria Falls after more than a year of service suspension is a big endorsement to the country’s tourism sector and Zimbabwe’s investment profile,…
Friday, 21 May 2021 13:45

Reinvent tourism to thrive post-Covid-19

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To shade more light, he continued: "For example, a conference will bring in about 1,000 people at once and that particular conference can employ hundreds of people, earn government about…
Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has put focus on sports as an avenue to help recover from the effects of Covid-19 and diversify tourism offerings in the country, the board’s CEO,…
We are delighted to announce that after a great deal of in-depth research and searching for the exact genetically unrelated match, The Greater Mabula Private Game Reserve has welcomed three young-adult…
Friday, 07 May 2021 12:18

AU looks forward to Africa passport by 2063

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INSIDERS at the African Union (AU) say the organisation is still pursuing its common ‘Africa passport’ for member states. But they also say it will take willingness from at least…
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