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New Protea Hotels development to bolster accommodation, attract mega-events to Lusaka

Protea Hotels has signed the 241-room Protea Hotel by Marriott Bonanza Estate, Lusaka, strengthening its partnership with Union Gold Zambia. Marking the ninth hotel with Union Gold Zambia, the hotel will be the largest operating hotel under the brand in the country.

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The smart strategy behind Tourism Australia's 'Croc Dundee' Super Bowl pitch to the Americans
The smart strategy behind Tourism Australia's 'Croc Dundee' Super Bowl pitch to the Americans

Tourism Australia has resurrected Crocodile Dundee in a new Super Bowl commercial that has already reached hundreds of millions on the day and through social media. Some may have cringed at ad reinforcing stereotypes about Australians as hospitable bush-dwellers, but this is actually a good strategy.

By John Sinclair 1 day ago

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President Ramaphosa's proposed investor conference welcomed by tourism industry

The Cape Town and Western Cape's official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency (Wesgro) has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that he will be organising an investment conference in the next three months to target both domestic and international investors.

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Katonga on track to become 11th national park

Laying on the northern banks of River Katonga is Katonga Game Reserve that stretches over 210 square kilometres of land in Kamwenge and Kyegegwa districts.

By Sadab Kitatta Kaaya 1 day ago

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New personalised safaris and tour operator launched in Namibia

Orlando Safaris, based in Windhoek, has opened its doors to domestic and foreign tourists and offers a full service for arranging and booking safaris throughout Namibia.

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Littlegig 2018 delivers on the hype
Littlegig 2018 delivers on the hype

Respect and a thousand thank you's to every single soul involved in Littlegig 2018 festival. Apart from the online hype, I had no real expectations, which is always the best way to have them surpassed and Littlegig does, anticipating and catering to every need of the time-strapped, experience-seeking, digital junkie in need of a festive weekender and who isn't?

By Terry Levin 2 days ago

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Kenya - Why tourists prefer Tanzania

Kenya has admitted that it has been losing tourists to Tanzania in recent years.

2 days ago

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Save water, save tourism

The prospect of nations running out of water has become more pronounced due to recurrent droughts and climate change. Water shortages are essentially the 'new normal', and they pose a serious risk to the valuable tourism sector.

By James Vos 2 days ago

RwandAir launch of direct route to Cape Town expected to boost tourism, trade and investment
RwandAir launch of direct route to Cape Town expected to boost tourism, trade and investment

The Cape Town Air Access initiative has welcomed the announcement made by RwandAir that it will launch a direct route to Cape Town. As of 16 May 2018, the Rwandan national carrier will fly directly from Kigali to Cape Town International Airport, with a stop-over in Harare, four times a week.

16 Feb 2018

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More SA travellers breaking away to Mauritius

Mauritius remains in demand for local travellers, with the island destination recording a 7% increase in arrivals year-on-year to 112,129 compared to 104,834 in 2016, from South Africa for the year ended December 2017 - a performance the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) is particularly pleased with.

16 Feb 2018

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Drought cancellations: Are you charging cancellation fees?

Having attended a number of hospitality stakeholder meetings last week, it appears that most hoteliers in Cape Town are not planning to charge cancellation fees for reservations that are cancelled due to the drought in the Mother City. Is this really the right decision?

By Theresa Prins 15 Feb 2018

Travel Expo 2018 fosters local, international travel demand
Travel Expo 2018 fosters local, international travel demand

The eighth edition of the annual Travel Expo, a showcase of over 150 South African travel companies under one roof, saw over 22,000 prospective travellers in attendance at the Ticketpro Dome between 10 and 11 February 2018.

14 Feb 2018

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New app a digital gateway to Abu Dhabi heritage

The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is set to launch a 'one-stop' digital information platform on cultural experiences in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. This initiative will offer personalised content, 360-degree visuals, interactive floor plans, podcasts from culture experts as well as a centralised profiling database across all culture locations and events.

14 Feb 2018