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In less than 18 months Mopiri Camp situated in the Okavango panhandle has gone from being a highly succesful stand alone property to the centre piece of the new Roots and Journeys…
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 14:01

Botswana Tourism: Tourism Development Levy

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The Levy Background The Ministry of Environment Natural Resources’ Conservation and Tourism through the Botswana Tourism Organisation wishes to announce the introduction of an obligatory Tourism Development Levy (TDL). Purpose…
Nigeria last Wednesday won the right to host in 2018 the 61st meeting of African Ministers in charge of Tourism, tagged the UN World Tourism Organisation Commission for Africa.Nigeria won…
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 09:02

Uganda's fight against poaching gets a boost

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Kidepo Valley National Park now has a secure anti-trafficking storage facility after it received one from the Uganda Conservation Foundation (UCF).This is the third such facility constructed by UCF for…
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 09:00

Namibia: 'Tourism sector will employ 64 000 by 2022'

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Namibia's tourism sector will grow vigorously and would employ 64 160 people by 2022, according to predictions contained in the drafted Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5).The recently released draft indicates…
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 08:54

Engaging content key to selling experiential travel

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All signs point to travellers seeking more experiential travel, and effectively marketing experiential options available to them could mean the difference between a booking and just an enquiry.Wetu suggests that…
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 08:48

We need to better align outselves, says Frost

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Forging better alignment and brand positioning across the different stakeholders responsible for selling South Africa overseas, such as SA Tourism and the private sector, is needed if the tourism sector…
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 08:44

SAA eyes more African inc'l 5th Freedom routes

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Given the success it has seen at its West African hub in Accra, Ghana, South African Airways (SA, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) is seeking to expand its 5th Freedom business model to include more destinations…
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 08:36

King of Swaziland targets Malaria elimination by 2030

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The new Chair of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA), His Majesty King Mswati III of the Kingdom of Swaziland, has praised the efforts of fellow Africans and partners in…
The last male northern white rhino on earth has joined the dating app Tinder - as part of fundraising efforts by conservationists to save the species.At 43 (or 100 in…
Rwanda has been recognized as a striding and fast-growing tourist destination in East Africa, attracting high-class holidaymakers from China, Europe, and the United States.Known as the “land of a thousand…
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 13:58

Send us your #DeskSelfie

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Last chance to Enter!  Do you have one of our fabulous South Africa calendars sitting on your desk?  If so, please share your #DeskSelfie with us via email or on…
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 13:18

Machangulo Beach's Refurb

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Machangulo Beach Lodge in Mozambique has undergone a multimillion-rand refurburbishment of its accommodation, lounges and bars. The lodge also now has a larger fleet of 6 boats to cater for…
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 13:08

Big Love for Little Garonga

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Claire recently visited Garonga after (far too many) years away.  Check out her blog (with a few videos) post Garonga's big refurb last year.
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 12:58

Meet our Chair, Tessa Bott, at Indaba 2017!

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Are you interested in becoming a member of SATOA? Would you like to know more about our organisation?  Our Chair, Tessa Bott, will be attending Indaba 2017 from 16-18 May!If you…
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 12:56

Table Mountain cableway closes for maintenance

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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway will be closed for annual maintenance from July 24 to August 6.Tickets booked for the week of July 18 will have their usual seven-day validity period…
Angola and Mozambique are among the 10 tourist destinations that are expected to record greater growth in demand for leisure travel in the next decade, according to the latest report…
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 12:42

Ethos adds Fairlawns to its Portfolio

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Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa is an exclusive 5-star oasis in Johannesburg - tucked away in the leafy suburb of Morningside Manor, but just 6kms from Sandton's business hub, exclusive…
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 12:23

Malaria: Kenya, Ghana and Malawi get first vaccine

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The world's first vaccine against malaria will be introduced in three countries - Ghana, Kenya and Malawi - starting in 2018.The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the…
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 10:53

Kirstenbosch - 42 years at the Chelsea Flower Show

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The model of this year’s SANBI-Kirstenbosch exhibit was unveiled at Kirstenbosch and it is clear that the celebration of diversity has been taken one step further.In the 42 years that SANBI-Kirstenbosch has…
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 10:44

The 10 best ways to experience Africa's wildlife

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1. BY FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE"Leopard!" It's one of the most thrilling words you can hear from your guide at the wheel of usually a Land Rover or Toyota Land Cruiser in…
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