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Thursday, 23 March 2017 15:29

Kenya Airways to operate to Vic Falls from May

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Kenya Airways will operate flights from Nairobi to Victoria Falls from May 1. The service will be linked to the airline’s existing services to Cape Town.The airline will operate three flights…
The cost of retrofitting establishments to make them more environmentally friendly is one of the primary challenges businesses face when implementing responsible tourism practices, according to a recent study.Presenting the…
Just a Drop’s mission is to work with communities around the world by providing sustainable solutions through the construction of wells, boreholes, pipelines, hand pumps and latrines, and establish hygiene…
Thursday, 23 March 2017 08:42

Zambia: 2017 ZATEX preparations are underway

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Zambia Travel Expo 2017 preparations are underway, it is indeed an exciting period for the Zambia Tourism Agency team to see all their efforts start unfolding and yielding fruits. As…
Thursday, 23 March 2017 08:39

Kruger's iconic Letaba Elephant hall re-opens

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Visitors to the Elephant Hall at Letaba Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park (KNP), can expect to be greeted by a new look as the hall has re-opened sporting…
Thursday, 23 March 2017 08:29

New way to explore the Plett Winelands

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Hogs Hollow Horse Trails, based at Redford Wine Estate in Plettenberg Bay, offers a new way to explore the Plett Winelands, by horse-drawn carriage.Guests can sit back and enjoy local…
Thursday, 23 March 2017 08:25

Designing family-friendly safari camps

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Designing safari lodges that are suited to families with small children requires attention to detail. Dave Marsh speaks to Wilderness Safaris’ Roberto Viviani about the operator’s family-friendly camps.A successful family…
Thursday, 23 March 2017 08:24

Experiences for the Jewish market at Zambian lodge

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The River Club, a luxury lodge in Livingstone, Zambia, offers a range of experiences that cater specifically for the Jewish market. Owner, Peter Jones, also enjoys sharing his knowledge of Livingstone’s…
Thursday, 23 March 2017 08:21

Air France ups Cape Town frequency

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Air France will increase the number of flights on its Cape Town-Paris route from three to five a week later this year.Effective October 29, the first flight will depart Paris-Charles…
Three international companies have been offered five-year contracts by the Tanzania Tourist Board to market Tanzania in Germany, the UK and the US: 707 Marketing; GmbH from Germany and Africa…
Thursday, 23 March 2017 08:08

SA can expect a massive influx in tourism this Easter

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INFLUX OF UK AND US TOURISTS HEADED TO SOUTH AFRICA THIS EASTERSouth Africans also continue to travel overseas in large numbers Tourists flocking in for Easter from the United States…
Two Unesco World Heritage Sites have signed a twinning agreement that will solidify their links.Robben Island Museum and Le Morne Cultural Landscape, in Mauritius, have joined forces.Both these sites are…
Thursday, 23 March 2017 07:52

Electronics Ban: SAA US flights unaffected

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Cape Town - South African Airways says it has not imposed a general ban on the use or carriage of electronic devices on board its flights as the airline has…
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 11:27

New technology fights poaching in the Kruger

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The Postcode Meerkat wide-area surveillance system was officially put into operation in the Kruger National Park at the end of January following completion of the first production model. The system…
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 11:13

Travel to Africa: bring back the humanity!

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A few years ago, industry experts predicted the rise of what they called the ‘Silent Traveller’, a traveller who would book his or her travels online, and wouldn’t need any…
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 09:59

Botswana shines at Berlin Trade Show

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President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama says Botswana's performance at ITB Berlin 2017, the world's largest trade show, made him proud to be a Motswana.Speaking at a luncheon…
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 09:30

7 of the best restaurants along the Zambezi

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The Victoria Falls remains one of Southern Africa’s most awe-inspiring attractions. Liesl Venter rounds up some of the best floating and riverside restaurants along the Zambezi.The Zambezi Explorer (Zimbabwe) The Zambezi…
Travellers heading to Botswana or those who find themselves in Limpopo need to ensure they take the correct preventative measures as a warning has been issued for high levels of malaria…
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 08:48

Angola will facilitate granting of tourist visas

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Excessive bureaucracy in the granting of entry visas to Angola has contributed to a decrease in occupancy rates in hotels, making many foreigners give up because of the delay, said…
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 08:12

US and UK ban will affect SA-bound travellers

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Tourists coming to South Africa need to choose their airlines carefully if they want to bring their cameras and laptops with them.The new US and UK ban on certain personal…
Thursday, 16 March 2017 16:19

Africa still has a way to go towards open skies

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African economies need to grow, stabilise and become more sustainable before the continent can take the step towards an open-skies policy, according to Jan de Vegt, COO of Kenya Airways.Addressing delegates…
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