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WTM Africa launches inaugural travel and tourism awards

Reed Exhibitions has launched its WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards for the first time, celebrating the success of national, regional and city tourist boards...

11 Jul 2019

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Visa-free travel to SA extends to 7 more countries

The Department of Home Affairs has announced an addition to its visa-free countries list for travel to South Africa. Citizens of Ghana, Sao Tome and Principe, New Zealand, Cuba, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia no longer require visas to visit South Africa...

11 Jul 2019

WTM Africa growth bodes well for 2020's travel, tourism trade markets
WTM Africa growth bodes well for 2020's travel, tourism trade markets

WTM Africa 2019 drew 15% more visitors and attracted travel trade professionals from Mauritius, Ukraine, Belarus, Benin and San Marino for the first time, with the overall number of countries represented up by 42%...

3 Jul 2019

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Registration open for International Tourism Film Festival-Africa 2019

The International Tourism Film Festival-Africa will be hosting its first-ever film festival in South Africa, which is set to take place in Cape Town and Northern Cape from the 20-24 November 2019...

3 Jul 2019

BON Hotels expands Namibian footprint
BON Hotels expands Namibian footprint

Bon Hotels to take over hotels in Rundu and Walvis Bay, in addition to its Swakopmund hotel...

3 Jul 2019

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Botswana bans the use of foreign currency

Botswana citizens and travellers intending to visit Botswana have been informed that from 1 August 2019 BURS (Botswana Unified Revenue Service) will no longer accept any foreign currencies as a means of payment.

3 Jul 2019

Mercer Survey: Cape Town, Joburg ranked least expensive cities in Africa
Mercer Survey: Cape Town, Joburg ranked least expensive cities in Africa

The survey includes over 500 cities throughout the world; this year's ranking includes 209 cities across five continents and measures the comparative cost of more than 200 items in each location...

1 Jul 2019

Emirates commits to reducing single-use plastic
Emirates commits to reducing single-use plastic

All plastic straws, plastic swizzle sticks and stirrers will be replaced with eco-friendly alternatives by the end of the year...

1 Jul 2019

To protect us all, babies travelling overseas may need the measles shot at 6 months instead of 12
To protect us all, babies travelling overseas may need the measles shot at 6 months instead of 12

Babies are normally vaccinated against measles at 12 months old. But doctors are now suggesting having the shot as early as six months might be worthwhile for youngsters traveling overseas.

By Nicholas Wood, Alexis Pillsbury and Jean Li-Kim-Moy 28 Jun 2019

#SONA19: Let's support President Ramaphosa's dream for a better South Africa
#SONA19: Let's support President Ramaphosa's dream for a better South Africa

The tourism industry is ideally placed to help President Cyril Ramaphosa achieve his dream for a better South Africa through job creation and increased investment, says Nomvuselelo Songelwa, CEO Jurni.

By Nomvuselelo Songelwa 28 Jun 2019

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Meetings Africa 2020 exhibitor registration now open

The South Africa National Convention Bureau invites exhibitors to register for the 15th edition of the business events trade show...

28 Jun 2019

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Africa hotel growth expected to remain positive despite economic uncertainty

Opportunities aplenty for business tourism in Africa according to PwC's ninth edition of the Hotels Outlook: 2019-2023, which includes information about hotel accommodation in South Africa, Nigeria, Mauritius, Kenya and Tanzania...

27 Jun 2019

#YouthMonth: 4 African travel adventures for all generations
#YouthMonth: 4 African travel adventures for all generations

It doesn't matter your age; we all love a good travel adventure. This #YouthMonth, we seek out incredible experiences to have in Africa that are perfect not only for Generation Z and millennials but all ages...

By Jenna Berndt 27 Jun 2019

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#BizTourismReport: Africa's tourism market for June 2019

The first article provided an overview of tourism in Africa with this article focusing on Botswana...

By Martin Jansen van Vuuren 27 Jun 2019

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Air Seychelles introduces seyStream enhancing customer experience in-flight

seyStream will be accessible bi-monthly via guests' personal devices including smartphones, laptops and tablets.

26 Jun 2019

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Cruising turns mainstream in Africa

Rand pricing on the horizon as holidaying from Africa evolves...

By Nick Wilkinson 24 Jun 2019

#YouthMonth: Ondela Mlandu is shifting the Africa travel mindset
#YouthMonth: Ondela Mlandu is shifting the Africa travel mindset

"Has anybody ever asked you what you're passionate about and you can't help but have a glow before you respond?"

By Robin Fredericks 21 Jun 2019

African Tourism Board, ATA join forces to support the World to Africa Tourism Conference
African Tourism Board, ATA join forces to support the World to Africa Tourism Conference

New York-based African Tourism Association is getting ready for their World to Africa' Tourism Conference in Johannesburg from 22 to 26 July 2019...

19 Jun 2019

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Cape Town Air Access to promote New York/Newark-Cape Town route

As a mark of a collaborative effort between United Airlines and Cape Town Air Access, Cape Town and the Western Cape will be represented at the annual United Airlines Global Sales Conference in Anaheim on 17 June 2019...

14 Jun 2019

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Tourism revenue will preserve nature's magic and majesty

Conservation is expensive and crucial. Capital, drawn by South Africa's wild mysteries and magic, can fund it, as well as socioeconomic development, writes Joe Cloete...

By Joe Cloete 12 Jun 2019

Ethiopian Airlines adds Addis Ababa-Marseille route
Ethiopian Airlines adds Addis Ababa-Marseille route

In this perspective of strengthening relations between France and Ethiopia, Ethiopian Airlines will propose three weekly flights between Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Marseille, France from 2 July 2019...

12 Jun 2019

Marriott opens second Four Points hotel in Tanzania
Marriott opens second Four Points hotel in Tanzania

Designed for the modern traveller with an emphasis on approachable design, the hotel features 174 spacious and contemporary rooms including suites...

11 Jun 2019

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What you should know if you're considering volunteering in Africa

From college students looking to gain experience to tourists who want to feel like they're doing something unique, volunteering abroad seems to keep getting more popular...

By Tom Osaj 10 Jun 2019

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The future of travel: How technology is reducing airport baggage loss

As people look to travel more and visit destinations further from home, airports and airlines alike must act swiftly to lessen the risk of baggage loss, ultimately enhancing their customers' overall experience...

By Dean Porter 10 Jun 2019

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Radisson Blu forms three-way partnership to enhance sustainable forest management in Zambia

In celebration of World Environment Day on 5 June 2019, Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka held an event to announce a new partnership between Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka, SOS Children's Village and Plant a Million Zambia...

7 Jun 2019

5 reasons why loyalty programmes don't belong in the hotel industry
5 reasons why loyalty programmes don't belong in the hotel industry

Marc Wachsberger, MD of The Capital Hotels and Apartments unpacks five reasons why he believes that the hotel industry should do away with loyalty programmes...

By Marc Wachsberger 6 Jun 2019

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Air Seychelles launches new daily Johannesburg flights

Air Seychelles has launched a new daily service between the Seychelles and Johannesburg.

5 Jun 2019

#WorldEnvironmentDay: Emirates upcycles SA billboards into school bags
#WorldEnvironmentDay: Emirates upcycles SA billboards into school bags

To mark World Environment Day, Emirates gave its old advertising billboards in South Africa a new lease on life, transforming the PVC Flex material into hundreds of reusable bags...

4 Jun 2019

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Air Mauritius to commence flights to Seychelles

Flight schedules for the Mauritius-Seychelles service have been designed to optimise connecting possibilities for passengers...

4 Jun 2019

World Travel Awards Africa, Indian Ocean 2019 winners revealed
World Travel Awards Africa, Indian Ocean 2019 winners revealed

The Africa and Indian Ocean winners have been announced for the 2019 World Travel Awards...

3 Jun 2019

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