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Monday, 30 March 2020 09:29

West Coast to stay #tourismstrong

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“Postpone, don’t cancel!” is the message in West Coast Way’s statement announcing that its attractions will be closed for the duration of the lockdown.“We are encouraging travellers to postpone their journey…
Airlink is no longer accepting 083 coupons issued to customers by SAA, and the coupons are now non-refundable, posing a problem for agents and tour operators.Angela Matthews, Owner and Director…
Monday, 30 March 2020 09:27

Kenya selects hotels for quarantining visitors

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Kenya has taken further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by selecting 86 hotels across the country to use as designated facilities to quarantine visitors for 14 days.The names…
Monday, 30 March 2020 09:26

COVID-19 Updates: Botswana and Zambia

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The President of Zambia, Dr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, announced yesterday (March 25), that the government would launch phase one of its plan to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 – which includes…
Monday, 30 March 2020 09:23

SATSA advocates for relief for tourism sector

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Tourism association, SATSA, is advocating for the “best possible relief” for its members as a result of the negative impact the global COVID-19 pandemic has had on the sector.“This is…
Wednesday, 04 March 2020 12:24

Craft and safari tour launched in Eswatini

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Tour operator, Sense Africa, has introduced its new Craft and Safari Tour in Eswatini from September 24 to October 3.The creative tour will take guests on safaris through Mlilwane Wildlife…
Wednesday, 04 March 2020 12:23

The Mother City scores big in MICE

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Cape Town has been chosen to host the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) World Congress in 2024, following the city’s recently awarded accolade as the top MICE destination in…
Wednesday, 04 March 2020 12:22

African trade show to continue with precautions in place

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In the wake of the cancellation of ITB Berlin (scheduled to start this week) due to concerns about coronavirus, Reed Exhibitions South Africa has advised that there are no plans…
Wednesday, 04 March 2020 12:20

Rwanda set to host Commonwealth Youth Forum

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Five hundred young people from across the Commonwealth will have the opportunity to confront some of the biggest challenges facing the world at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting…
Tourism industry organisations are urging everyone in the industry to speak as “one voice” to ensure the message that “South Africa remains open for business” amid the outbreak of the…
Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris have developed a travel for exploration and conservation package. It is a self-drive adventure through South Africa that makes your travel matter!  Along the way…
Thursday, 27 February 2020 05:11

Cape Town welcomes more BA flights

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British Airways plans to add two extra weekly flights from London Gatwick (LGW) to Cape Town (CPT), starting January 10, 2021, and three more flights between London Heathrow and CPT…
Thursday, 27 February 2020 05:10

New safari camp to launch in Mara Triangle

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A new safari camp, owned by luxury safari brand Angama, is launching in Kenya’s Mara Triangle.Angama Safari Camp is open from early July until the end of September, with October…
Thursday, 27 February 2020 05:08

Rising Zambezi water levels boost tourism activities

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Water levels on the Zambezi River continue to rise, boosting tourism activities for suppliers who depend on high water levels in the region.White-water rafting, Victoria Falls viewing, helicopter flights, river…
Thursday, 27 February 2020 05:07

W Cape to address obstacles to tourism growth

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The Western Cape provincial government’s Economic War Room – established late last year to address issues stifling growth in the province – is focusing on red tape and safety issues…
Thursday, 27 February 2020 05:06

#OneZimbabwe puts spotlight on tourism growth

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As Zimbabwe celebrates 40 years of independence this year (April 18, 1980), the #OneZimbabwe campaign is gaining traction in the tourism industry as a means of sharing positive stories about the country…
Thursday, 27 February 2020 05:03

Luxury safari company launches new yoga retreat

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Cape Town-based luxury safari company, Ker and Downey Africa, has launched its first Women’s Luxury Yoga Retreat and Safari – set to take place from October 22 to 30.The safari…
Thursday, 27 February 2020 05:02

Sun Int gets new COO Hospitality

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SUN International has appointed Graham Wood as its new Chief Operating Officer: Hospitality, effective February 1.Wood will oversee Sun International’s full hospitality segment, which includes marketing and sales functions for all hotels…
Thursday, 27 February 2020 05:01

Guided hikes launched in Eswatini

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All Out Africa Adventure Tours, an adventure tour operator in Eswatini (Swaziland), is facilitating guided hikes for all ages and levels through the country’s Ngwempisi Wilderness Area.Hiking tours range from…
Thursday, 27 February 2020 05:00

Renowned conservationist launches living museum

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The Waterberg Living Museum in Limpopo has been opened by Clive Walker, one of the best known conservationists in southern Africa.The museum, which focuses on natural and cultural history, has six…
Thursday, 27 February 2020 04:56

Eswatini confident of growing tourism numbers

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Eswatini’s tourism sector is confident that it will exceed the goal of more than two million tourist arrivals by 2023 through strategic partnerships with other southern African tourism organisations.CEO of…
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