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Friday, 22 January 2021 12:34

Botswana’s scenic beauty presents tourism potential

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Botswana is adorned with untapped beautiful sites that can be developed to promote local tourism.  Addressing a village leadership meeting in Khumaga recently, Vice President Slumber Tsogwane urged Batswana to…
India will start to export Covid-19 vaccines from Friday, 22 February, with the first shipments going to Brazil and Morocco, Reuters reports. Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla told Reuters that South…
Friday, 22 January 2021 12:20

BA Comair gives pax flexibility

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BA Comair has introduced new booking options that give customers the flexibility to change the dates and destination of their bookings without change fees.This allows customers to deal with unforeseen…
Friday, 22 January 2021 12:18

Seychelles shows off in Switzerland

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The Seychelles has launched a publicity campaign in Switzerland with new billboards and posters.Scenes of the islands are now displayed in railway stations across Zurich, Bellinzone, Lugano and Lausanne, with…
KLM announced cancellations of flights from South Africa to Amsterdam due to Dutch travel ban.The cancellations come into effect from January 23, 2020, following the Dutch government imposing a flight…
Friday, 18 December 2020 12:18

New Botswana lodge blends art and nature

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Set to open in January, Xigera Safari Lodge is said to be the culmination of a lifelong dream of South African-born hoteliers, the Tollman family, and their love letter to…
Friday, 18 December 2020 12:16

Namibia ‘ready and waiting’ for upsurge in tourists

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International interest for Namibia is growing with promise for the early months of 2021.“We have surprisingly had a lot of interest for what is typically our low season, in February,…
Friday, 18 December 2020 12:14

Tanzania: NMB to Boost Further Zanzibar Tourism

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NMB Bank has committed to cooperating with the government to ensure the sector of tourism meets the needs of national economy and become the major employer.NMB Bank General Manager of…
The Department of Tourism is set to introduce a programme that will stimulate and encourage innovation in the travel sector.The department, in collaboration with the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), will…
Regional tourism players are banking their hopes on the Covid-19 vaccine as the pandemic sucks life out of the holiday season.In Uganda, tourism businesses are also grappling with election violence,…
In another strong indication that the tourism industry is picking back up in Seychelles even amid COVID-19, Qatar Airways touched down again in the island nation on Wednesday, its first…
Unguja — Zanzibar authorities expressed optimism over tourism recovery after the monthly number of visitors increased last month.A total of 29,128 tourists entered the archipelago in November 2020 compared to…
Kenya on Tuesday reached a deal for direct Kenya Airways flights to Hargeisa in Somaliland, in what could be the first destination for the national carrier into a Somali region,…
Friday, 11 December 2020 13:33

Developing parks, forests to promote local tourism

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Ethiopia was concentrating only on the promotion and development of international tourism. The country did not recognize the potential benefits of the domestic one. However, the development of domestic tourism…
Airport management at O. R. Tambo International Airport is urging passengers who will be flying in the coming weeks and who likely have not travelled by air in the past…
Tuesday, 08 December 2020 07:20

Zim to intensify marketing efforts in 2021

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Zimbabwe has lined up tourism marketing initiatives at home and abroad for 2021, to create a more positive image of the country post-COVID-19.“Key activities in 2021 will include hosting educational…
Tuesday, 08 December 2020 07:19

More southern African-European flights on the cards?

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Lufthansa is recording a sharp rise in intercontinental and intra-European bookings for the upcoming Christmas and New Year travel season, with South Africa and Namibia among the most popular destinations.Last…
Tuesday, 08 December 2020 07:16

Global company to promote tourism to Zambia

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The Ministry of Tourism and Arts of Zambia (MoTA) has signed a five-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Portuguese advisory firm, United Consulting, for the implementation of the new Zambia…
Tuesday, 08 December 2020 07:13

Malawi: Tourism Booming in Lake Malawi National Park

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More than 8 000 local people have visited Lake Malawi National Park since last year, the figure which the Department of Parks and Wildlife has said is the highest in…
Tuesday, 08 December 2020 06:55

Botswana Strives to Be Tourism Destination of Choice

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Gaborone — Botswana is ready to employ technologies and other possible means to ensure survival and recovery of the tourism industry, post COVID-19.Speaking during the 2020 Botswana Travel and Tourism…
Tuesday, 08 December 2020 06:43

Nigeria: Lufthansa Resumes Flights to Nigeria

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The first Lufthansa flight after an eight months suspension occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, arrived in Lagos last Thursday.The airline said it is offering in December, up to eight weekly…
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