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World Travel Market Africa 2017

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Fastjet takes 'Best African Low-Cost Airline' title
Fastjet takes 'Best African Low-Cost Airline' title

Fastjet has been awarded the 'Best African Low-Cost Airline' title at the World Airline Awards, presented by Skytrax, at the Paris Air Show in France...

3 days ago

Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino
Minor Hotels to modernise Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino in $7m refurbishment

Minor Hotels have announced an investment of over $7m in an extensive refurbishment project of Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino in Botswana, encompassing all public spaces and guest bedrooms...

12 May 2017

Flights resume as NCAA certifies Abuja airport
Flights resume as NCAA certifies Abuja airport

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, has formally reopened for operations after six weeks of closure with an Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-900, the first plane to land at the repaired runway....

19 Apr 2017

The Highlands - view from camp
Why we should tread lightly: The growing importance of eco-travel

The relevance and importance of eco-travel are increasing with growing pressure on earth's resources. Social and environmental trends have led to global travellers taking greater ownership of...

10 Apr 2017

Lauren_vdM via  - Nassau, Bahamas
10 destinations South Africans can visit visa-free

There is a number of beautiful destination South Africans can travel to without a visa. Here's a list of the top ten visa-free destinations with insights and must-see locations...

17 Mar 2017

Five safari destinations for first-time travellers
Five safari destinations for first-time travellers

Safaris promise unique cultural encounters, captivating wildlife adventure, and spectacular scenery. Here are five of the best safari destinations for first-time travellers:

By Jarred Manasse 14 Mar 2017

Biggest hotel acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa
Biggest hotel acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa

Quantum Global's Hotel Fund Acquires Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra…

12 Jan 2017

Ten reasons why you should visit the Mashatu Game Reserve
Ten reasons why you should visit the Mashatu Game Reserve

Mashatu Game Reserve comprises of 29,00 hectares of privately owned land in the conserved wilderness area known as the Northern Tuli Game Reserve

By Jarred Manasse 17 Nov 2016

Fly with the eagles and trot with the elephants
Fly with the eagles and trot with the elephants

Combining an aerial safari by private helicopter with a horse-ride through one of the world's last true remaining wildernesses, the excursion offers a new way to explore...

By Brian Berkman 18 Oct 2016

Massive Peermont Mondior overhaul completed
Massive Peermont Mondior overhaul completed

4-star Gaborone hotel, Peermont Mondior has completed a P5.3 million refurbishment of its 67 suites and studio rooms...

12 Oct 2016

Twelve reasons why you should explore Selinda
Twelve reasons why you should explore Selinda

Home to some of the largest herds of elephant and buffalo left in Southern Africa, Botswana's Selinda is a moody wilderness and one of the best places to see the African wild dog...

By Jarred Manasse 11 Oct 2016

Image Source: Hotels.com - Cresta Riley's, Maun, Botswana
#THINCAfrica: Hotels are expanding their African footprint

Despite some short-term challenges, Africa is open for business when it comes to hotel development with hoteliers of all sizes expanding their African footprint...

7 Sep 2016

- Loisaba Tented Camp
MH sees strong potential for further growth in Africa

Currently MH has a portfolio of 27 properties in operation in seven countries in Southern and East Africa, with a further pipeline of two new resorts under development in North Africa...

1 Sep 2016

Nicole Biondi
Six lessons in storytelling

As the world shifts to all things digital, our storytelling has adapted, but remains an effective tool for...

By Nicole Biondi 28 Jun 2016

Top 10 apps for travellers
Top 10 apps for travellers

Huge advances in mobile technology and the proliferation of smartphone apps have made travel easier, but choosing the right app for your next trip...

24 Jun 2016

Ten reasons why you should explore the Makgadikgadi Pans
Ten reasons why you should explore the Makgadikgadi Pans

For the majority of the year, the Makgadikgadi Pans is extremely desolate, waterless and arid. However, during the wet season, Makgadigadi offers excellent wildlife viewing...

By Jarred Manasse 22 Jun 2016

Alex Kyriakidis
Protea Hotels expands with first hotel in Botswana

Protea Hotels have announced the signing of agreements for the development of...

9 Jun 2016

Royal Livingstone - Deck at sunset with zebras
Minor Hotel Group plans major expansion into Africa

With high-end hotels planned for thriving cities including Cape Town, Johannesburg and...

8 Apr 2016

Who made the list: African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 finalist
Who made the list: African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 finalist

Finalists range from a lodge set in the Ethiopian Highlands to a beach safety organisation - who will take the top spot this year?

5 Apr 2016

Air Mauritius reconises top travel partners
Air Mauritius reconises top travel partners

Air Mauritius traveled the seven seas to identify, distinguish and congratulate the top travel performers over the last year. Guests hailing from the upper stratum of the SA travel industry were invited...

26 Feb 2016

Ten reasons why an Okavango Delta safari should be on your bucket list
Ten reasons why an Okavango Delta safari should be on your bucket list

The Okavango Delta is one of Africa's premier safari destinations for wildlife enthusiasts, boasting the world's largest inland delta which is home to...

By Jarred Manasse 26 Feb 2016

Atlas of over 300 parks and reserves
Atlas of over 300 parks and reserves

If you love the open road, discovering new places and have a passion for the wild now is the time to start dropping hints to the family about what you would like for Christmas...

By Henrie Geyser 27 Nov 2015

Signal your senses at the Cape Grace Hotel
Signal your senses at the Cape Grace Hotel

Situated at the iconic Cape Grace Hotel, Signal Restaurant offers an elegant and warm dining experience within the bustling V&A Waterfront surrounds. The ambience is tranquil and sophisticated, and the service is impeccable...

By Angie White 17 Aug 2015

Department promotes tourism products in Botswana
Department promotes tourism products in Botswana

It is evident that the Republic of Botswana remains an ideal hub for broad marketing and luring lucrative Tourism investment in the North West Province...

7 Aug 2015

Sun International sells some African assets
Sun International sells some African assets

Sun International says it will sell a portion of its interests in its African assets to a foreign subsidiary of Thailand-listed Minor International Public Co (Mint) for R664m.

19 Aug 2014

Grand Parade ups its stake in Mac Brothers
Grand Parade ups its stake in Mac Brothers

Grand Parade, the company responsible for bringing Burger King to SA‚ said it bought a further 32.9% stake in Mac Brothers for R42,79 million‚ to achieve cost efficiencies and gain greater access to the African markets.

20 May 2014

Wilderness Botswana camps scores high in ecotourism
Wilderness Botswana camps scores high in ecotourism

Wilderness Safaris is proud to announce that over half its Botswana camps have achieved the highest grade of ecotourism certification from the Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO).

16 Apr 2014

Ocean Basket eyes growth in foreign markets
Ocean Basket eyes growth in foreign markets

Ocean Basket, the seafood restaurant famous for serving meals in frying pans, has aggressive plans to expand globally over the next three years.

By Zeenat Moorad 29 Jan 2014

Famous Brands half-year earnings up 20% to 180c
Famous Brands half-year earnings up 20% to 180c

Fast food group Famous Brands reported a 20% increase in headline earnings per share to 180c for the six months to August.

29 Oct 2013

Quick meals for Africa
Quick meals for Africa

In SA, Famous Brands produces 265,000 cups of specially blended coffee a day. With 2,175 restaurants, the company, whose brands include Wimpy, Steers and Mugg & Bean, also makes 77m ice-cream cones a year. It's the big daddy of SA franchising, with a R9,7bn market capitalisation, and it wants to repeat its local success in the rest of Africa.

By Zeenat Moorad 16 Sep 2013

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