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MSC Cruises introduces new ship to SA shores, grows local industry

As a result of its positive growth and continued momentum in South Africa, MSC Cruises has announced that it's bringing a bigger and more sophisticated ship, the MSC Musica, to South African shores in 2018. The ship holds a passenger capacity of 3,223 with 16 decks, and an additional number of swimming pools, restaurants, pubs, lounges, and designer venues, conference rooms and cabins.

14 hours ago

Kigali Global Shapers partners with NAS to strengthen continental effort for a #VisaFreeAfrica
Kigali Global Shapers partners with NAS to strengthen continental effort for a #VisaFreeAfrica

Despite the African Union's attempts over the past 30 years to address free movement on the continent - with the Agenda 2063 plan to introduce a common African passport by 2020 in motion - African citizens still need visas to travel to 42 out of 54 African countries. To facilitate mobility in Africa, the Kigali Global Shapers has partnered with National Aviation Services (NAS) - the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets - for an exclusive sponsor of the global #VisaFreeAfrica campaign.

17 hours ago

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Club Med furthers international growth with four new resorts

Continuing on its international growth strategy, Club Med has announced four new destinations in Quebec, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and the Seychelles. This on the eve of the official opening of its new mountain resorts of Grand Massif Samo├źns Morillon in the Haute-Savoie region of France and Tomamu Hokkaido in Japan.

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Ironman 'invaluable' to city economy

Hosting the Ironman 70.3 World Championship will cost the metro more than R200m over the next year, but the event will be invaluable to the city's economy and tourism industry. This is the positive view of previous host cities of the event that will be held in Nelson Mandela Bay in September next year.

By Odette Parfitt 2 days ago

Cape Town can continue to welcome international and local travellers despite water crisis
Cape Town can continue to welcome international and local travellers despite water crisis

The acute water crisis faced by the Western Cape and the City of Cape Town, in particular, is unlikely to negatively affect the region's tourism during the busy year-end period. Although acknowledging the severity of the water shortage, Martin Jansen van Vuuren, director: tourism, hospitality and leisure at Grant Thornton, believes context is crucial.

2 days ago

Welcoming the world: Rwanda to start issuing visas on arrival for all countries
Welcoming the world: Rwanda to start issuing visas on arrival for all countries

Global citizens, prepare to pack your bags to visit Rwanda. The country has announced that effective from 1 January 2018, nationals of all countries will get a visa upon arrival without prior application, as part of the establishment of a new visa regime.

By Arthur Chatora 3 days ago

Natural Selection to open new safari camp in remote Namibia in 2018
Natural Selection to open new safari camp in remote Namibia in 2018

In a new joint venture between Natural Selection, the local communities and Dr Julian Fennessy, Africa's foremost giraffe expert, the safari tourism business will open a sophisticated new camp, Hoanib Valley Camp, in the remote and wild Kaokoland in northwest Namibia in May 2018.

17 Nov 2017