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Friday, 04 October 2019 14:18

Radisson opens new hotel in Nairobi

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The Radisson Hotel Group has opened a new Radisson Blu and Residence in Nairobi, Kenya.The Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence, Nairobi Arboretum is close to the city centre and 45…
The Namibian Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration has classified conservation tourism as normal tourism, and therefore removed the need for employment permits or work visas.In conservation tourism, tourists pay…
Thursday, 03 October 2019 12:09

Realistic pricing important for tourism growth

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South African tourism businesses are urged to remain cautious when pricing or planning to increase rates as this can impact the performance and future growth of the industry.Charnel Kara, Tourism…
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 13:45

Ethiopian to launch flights to Athens

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Ethiopian Airlines has been granted fifth freedom rights to commence services to Athens, Greece from December 13 as a stopover on its flight to Domodedovo Moscow Airport.Flight ET 0760 will…
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 13:44

Eco-Lodge Innovation Hub to arrive in Africa

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Accor Hospitality has unveiled the Eco-Lodge Innovation Hub by Mantis at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum, which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from September 23-25.The new concept will be…
Over the past year, Wildlands, a programme of Wildtrust, has stepped in to manage the tourism operations in the Somkhanda Community Game Reserve, which is also revamping its accommodation offering.The…
Monday, 30 September 2019 14:15

Air Kenya suspends services to Mara North Airstrip

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Air Kenya has issued a notice to passengers that it is suspending service into Mara North Conservancy Airstrip, in the Maasai Mara with immediate effect until further notice due to…
Monday, 30 September 2019 14:13

Virgin seek to break BA monopoly on CT route

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Virgin Atlantic intends to fly direct to Cape Town.The airline announced its plans for a vastly expanded route network out of London Heathrow – including Cape Town – challenging what…
Monday, 30 September 2019 14:12

Condor applies for protection from Thomas Cook insolvency

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Condor Flugdienst GmbH, former subsidiary airline of the Thomas Cook Group, says that in order to separate itself from its former parent company, it has filed an application for the…
Monday, 30 September 2019 14:07

Three new camps open in Zimbabwe

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Gonarezhou Conservation Trust (GCT) has opened three new solar-powered camps in Gonarezhou National Park (GRN), located in Zimbabwe’s Masvingo province: Masasani Mananga, Makonde Mananga and Mathuli Mananga.The GCT is a…
Take an exclusive journey, with Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris, into the heart of famed regions of Botswana with unparalleled wildlife spectacles. Be among the first to experience the Red…
SATSA has issued a note to suppliers following the closure of Thomas Cook, in which it urges the industry to remain calm and to collaborate with their DMCs.“With the week’s…
Thursday, 26 September 2019 06:09

SA Tourism undertakes sales training in Qatar

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South African Tourism (SA Tourism) met with industry players in Qatar last week as part of its strategy to promote South Africa as a destination to Qatari citizens and residents.In…
Thursday, 26 September 2019 06:08

Air France confirms direct Seychelles service

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Air France will launch a direct service between Paris and Seychelles, on October 30.Air France confirmed with Tourism Update that flight AF 246 will depart Paris at 17h00 and arrive in Seychelles…
Thursday, 26 September 2019 06:06

Thomas Cook partner pledges to fulfil bookings

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Thomas Cook has confirmed that all the UK companies in its group, including Thomas Cook Airlines, have ceased trading. All holidays and flights provided by these companies have been cancelled…
Thursday, 26 September 2019 06:04

Condor still flying, for now

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Following the shutdown of Thomas Cook Group operations, subsidiary Condor Airlines has released a statement saying it will continue to operate. Meanwhile, Thomas Cook UK Airlines’ flights have been removed…
Monday, 23 September 2019 12:59

KTB ready for travel expo in Nairobi

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The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) will host the annual Magical Kenya Travel Expo (MKTE) in Nairobi from October 2 to 4.More than 50 countries from across the globe are expected,…
Monday, 23 September 2019 12:57

Africamps Boutique Glamping

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AfriCamps Boutique Glamping will open two new camps in South Africa before the end of the year.The company’s tenth camp, AfriCamps at Hoedspruit, will open on November 1, 40km from…
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged Kenya to invest in its infrastructure in order to unlock aviation benefits, the international body said at a recent IATA Regional Aviation…
Monday, 23 September 2019 12:47

Botswana continues crack down on Airbnb owners

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Botswana continues its operation to shut down Airbnb owners in the country, saying that the owners are contravening Section 15 of the country’s Tourism Act.Airbnb owners need to register and…
Monday, 23 September 2019 12:44

New luxury hotel opens in Arusha

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The Spanish hotel brand, Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, has opened its first property in Africa: Gran Meliá Arusha.Gran Meliá Arusha opened on September 1, in the heart of Arusha…
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