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It is expected that the completion of Dongo Kundu bypass, which connects Mombasa to Kenya’s South Coast, and the expansion of the Ukunda Airstrip, will open up business and tourism…
Monday, 25 June 2018 11:59

Botswana considers lifting ban on elephant hunting

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Botswana legislators are calling for an urgent lifting of the hunting and shooting ban on elephants outside national parks and game reserves in the country.In a motion that was adopted…
Monday, 25 June 2018 11:51

Perceptions stifle Africa’s tourism potential

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According to this year’s forecast by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), an estimated 1.8 billion tourists are expected to travel each year over the next ten years, and Africa has…
Monday, 25 June 2018 11:49

Air Namibia to fly new West African route

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Starting on June 29, Air Namibia will operate a Windhoek-Accra-Lagos route. The route will provide connections to West Africa via Windhoek for the airline’s regional flights to and from Johannesburg,…
Monday, 25 June 2018 11:39

Knysna Tourism commences with retrenchment process

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Knysna Tourism has commenced with the process of advising nine staff members that their employment will terminate as of July 31, due to there being no secured Service Level Agreement…
Monday, 25 June 2018 11:37

Tax relief for Tanzanian tour operators

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In parliament last week, Tanzania’s Finance Minister, Phillip Mpango proposed the scrapping of import duties on various tourist vehicles, in an effort to stimulate the development of the local tourism sector.“I propose…
Monday, 25 June 2018 11:35

Namibia undertakes to repair Zambezi region roads

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The Namibian government has announced plans to repair and upgrade roads in the Zambezi region. The announcement was made on Monday, June 18, by the Zambezi Regional Governor, Lawrence Sampofu.Sampofu told…
Date: 21 JuneRelease: ImmediateEden District Municipality touches down in China today following the acceptance of an invitation from the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDS) to attend the Belt and Road Summit,…
Thursday, 21 June 2018 12:15

Luxury lodge in Victoria Falls expands offering

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Ilala Lodge in Victoria Falls is expanding its offering with a new deluxe extension.Michele Brown, Head of Marketing, said the recently-opened new deluxe extension has seen 16 deluxe rooms and…
Thursday, 21 June 2018 12:08

New lodge opens in Kenya’s Masai Mara

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Nyota Mara Lodge, situated in Masai Mara, Kenya, has opened its doors.Accommodation comprises six semi-luxury tents that can accommodate up to four guests, fitted with a private terrace, king-size bed,…
Thursday, 21 June 2018 12:06

Air Seychelles introduces new baggage policy

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Air Seychelles will introduce a new baggage policy on its regional network from July 1.The new baggage structure, which will be implemented on the Seychelles, Mumbai, Abu Dhabi, and Mauritius…
Date: 20 JuneRelease: ImmediateFollowing a meeting between Wesgro, local businesses and members of the Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce, the General Secretary Mr Getachew Regassa commits to leading a reciprocal business mission…
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 12:22

Air Italy launches flights between Milan and Mombasa

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Air Italy, formerly known as Meridiana, will start operating two weekly non-stop flights between Milan, Italy and Mombasa, Kenya as of July 21.This was confirmed by Air Italy’s Corporate Communications…
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 12:18

Inter-connectivity increases in Africa

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Intra-African airline connectivity has increased 5% year-on-year in 2018 with the establishment of 70 new routes during the same period, while 30 more intra-continental routes are in the pipeline.These are…
Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) has introduced free Wi-Fi at boarding areas of four major airports in the country.Lebogang Mpete, Manager of Customer Relations, told Tourism Update that the Wi-Fi is…
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 12:13

Zimbabwe’s new airline to take off soon

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Zimbabwe’s new airline, Sol Air, is expected to take-off in September this year with reliable domestic and regional flights.Nkosilathi Sibanda, Managing Director told local newspaper, The Independent, that flights will take-off…
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 12:10

Cape Town experiences strong African demand

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RwandAir has upgraded to a bigger aircraft type between Kigali, Harare and Cape Town just one month after launching the route, says Wesgro CEO, Tim Harris.Rwanda’s national carrier began flying…
If you cannot go to Africa to hear what's new then Africa is coming to you. The innagural Experince Africa trade show runs in London form Monday 25th to Wednesday…
If you cannot go to Africa to hear what's new then Africa is coming to you. The innagural Experince Africa trade show runs in London form Monday 25th to Wednesday…
Monday, 18 June 2018 12:49

Zimbabwe woos Chinese tourists with visa relaxation

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The Zimbabwe government will be relaxing visa restrictions for Chinese tourists entering the country as of July 1, in an effort to boost inbound tourism.The new visa regime will see…
South African Tourism, together with the South African National Editors Forum (SANEF), briefed media and stakeholders on tourism’s performance over the last year, transformation in the industry and growth opportunities,…
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