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Date: 15 AugustRelease: ImmediateWesgro’s Trade Unit signed a  total of 18 global export business agreements amounting to an estimated R2.7bn  in export value facilitating 175 new local jobs.The result is the tireless …
The fifth annual South African Street Food Festival will take place this year from September 1 to 9 in Cape Town and Johannesburg.The festival celebrates street food from all cultures…
Thursday, 16 August 2018 13:06

One&Only to open in Rwanda this October

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The One&Only Nyungwe House resort, on the edge of the Nyungwe rainforest in the mountainous landscape of Rwanda’s southwest, will start welcoming guests on October 1, and is the first…
Thursday, 16 August 2018 13:03

Zanzibar targets half a million Far East tourists by 2020

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The government of Zanzibar hopes to attract 500 000 tourists by 2020 through joint venture business and training programmes with Indonesia and other states looking to partner with the island.Zanzibar’s…
Marcel von Aulock has returned as Hotel Division CEO of Tsogo Sun Holdings Limited, a year after resigning from his position as group CEO.He was promoted to group CEO in 2011,…
Thursday, 16 August 2018 12:54

New Tourism Board for Ethiopia

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The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, has appointed a new National Tourism Board. It will fill the void left by the sacking of the board by the former Minister of…
Thursday, 16 August 2018 12:39

Wilderness Safaris returns to Chikwenya, Zimbabwe

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Wilderness Safaris is returning to Chikwenya in Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park after having last operated in the area in 2006. The new Chikwenya Camp, opening on October 1, is…
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 12:43

Seychelles focuses on cultural heritage to boost tourism

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The government of Seychelles has made adjustments to its National Monuments Act that will see more than 50 monuments and buildings preserved.Cecile Kalebi, Principal Secretary of the Department of Culture…
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 12:29

Minors Travelling to Namibia

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Minors younger than 18 years traveling to Namibia must have an unabridged birth certificate. In addtion, when travelling: With an adult who is not their biological parent: An affidavit from…
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 12:27

Ireland flagged as emerging source market for Tanzania

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Tanzania is set to become one of Ireland’s holiday destinations of choice. This according to UK-based tour firm, Travel Counsellors.According to the firm, holiday bookings from Ireland to Tanzania rose…
Kenya’s Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary, Najib Balalarecently launched a campaign that seeks to promote the wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Narok County, and the humpback whale migration…
The Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) has announced the official plans for this year’s Swahili International Trade Expo (S!TE), taking place between October 12 and 14 at the Julius Nyerere International…
Monday, 13 August 2018 12:19

Contiki heads to southern and East Africa

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After 57 years packaging Europe for the youth market, Contiki will for the first time offer itineraries for Southern and East Africa aimed at 18- to 35-year-olds. Contiki already offers…
The Governors of Mombasa and Kilifi, Hassan Joho and Amason Kingi, have signed a partnership agreeing to combine efforts to promote tourism in the two Kenyan coastal counties.The two men met with Tourism…
Air Seychelles will increase frequencies on its Johannesburg-Seychelles service during the Christmas/New Year season and Easter holidays to accommodate the increased demand.The additional services will be operated by A320 aircraft…
Monday, 13 August 2018 12:03

Two new tents for Mara Ngenche Safari Camp, Kenya

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Mara Ngenche Safari Camp, part of the Atua Enkop collection, has added two new luxury tents, taking the total to 12.Six of the tents overlook the Mara River and the…
Thursday, 09 August 2018 12:39

Kids go free at Ulusaba!

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Kids (known to us as ‘Cubs’) aged from 0 - 11 years can stay at Ulusaba for free, a saving of ZAR 2,550 per child per night!Between the 2nd January…
Thursday, 09 August 2018 12:24

Hilton Garden Inn arrives in Zambia

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Hilton Garden Inn, the midscale brand by Hilton, has opened in Lusaka.Hilton Garden Inn Lusaka Society Business Park, which is 30 minutes from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, is the second…
Thursday, 09 August 2018 12:23

Signature Lux Hotels to open property in Cape Town

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Signature Lux Hotel by ONOMO, is set to unveil its second property, a R120 million development in Cape Town, September 2018.The first Signature Lux Hotel opened in 2017 in Sandton,…
Three Tree Hill in KwaZulu Natal has added a new family cottage, Burchell’s Cottage.It is named in honour of William John Burchell, a 19th Century explorer, naturalist and author. In 1811,…
Thursday, 09 August 2018 12:19

The Cape Milner Hotel upgrades dining facilities

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The Glass Lounge at The Cape Milner Hotel in Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, and its sister restaurant, 2 on Milner, recently received a facelift, streamlining and updating the spaces’ look and…
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