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Marriott International Opens First Property in Kenya

East Africa – Marriott International, Inc. today announced its first property in Kenya with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham. More Properties for East Africa planned In East Africa alone the brand is set to open three more hotels later this year with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport, […]
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Summit to Sea – Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar

For anyone looking to combine three iconic travel experiences in Africa in just two weeks, World Expeditions is launching the perfect trip this summer, taking you from Kilimanjaro’s summit to the white sand beaches of Zanzibar after game viewing at Tanzania’s magnificent national parks. Kilimanjaro, Wildlife and Zanzibar – Africa’s Summit to Sea [NEW FOR […]
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Hospitality Outlook: 2015 – 2019

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa – South Africa’s hospitality industry is prepared to grow further in the next five years, with most growth in the sector expected to be generated in Cape Town, according to a report released by PwC today. Nikki Forster, Hospitality Industry Leader for PwC, Southern Africa, says: “Although South Africa’s economy has weakened, the […]
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Yellow fever low risk in Southern Africa

All travellers arriving into South Africa from Zambia, Tanzania, Eritrea, Somalia, Sao Tome and Principe will no longer be required to produce proof of the yellow fever certificate, says the Health Ministry. This following the countries recently being included on the World Health Organization (WHO) Low – risk yellow fever countries list. The Ministry on […]
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Africa wants its own air transport market

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African Ministers of Transport have declared their full support for the African Union Commission’s proposal for the establishment of a single African air transport market by 2017. [Read more…]

flydubai expands to East Africa

Dubai-based flydubai’s inaugural flights to Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar touched down today in Tanzania. The new routes further underline flydubai’s rapid expansion in Africa, which has seen the carrier’s network double to 12 destinations this year. flydubai entered the market in 2009 with flights to Djibouti, and in 2011 Addis Ababa became flydubai’s second […]
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SAA adds more travel options in Africa

National carrier, South African Airways (SAA), is adding more travel options on the African continent. In a statement, on Thursday, SAA said it was increasing flights on the Johannesburg-Lagos route, where it will offer eight frequencies per week effective from 1 August. “All flights will be operated with a long-haul Airbus aircraft offering lie-flat seats […]
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New Tourism Minister welcomed

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The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has welcomed the appointment of Derek Hanekom as the new Minister of Tourism. Minister Hanekom will be taking over the portfolio from Marthinus van Schalkwyk, who had established a good working relationship with the local travel and tourism trade. TBCSA Board Chairman Mavuso Msimang said the appointment […]
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Azura Retreats Expand Portfolio

Azura Retreats, the Company which owns and manages luxury boutique hotels in Mozambique, has announced that it will be expanding into Tanzania from 1 June this year. The first to open of a potential 3 new projects in the country will be Azura Selous Game Reserve. Azura will be taking over and refurbishing an existing […]
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Gorongosa, Hidden Eden

Once devastated by civil war, Gorongosa National Park is today one of Africa’s most exciting wilderness experiences. A safari here illustrates what happens when nature is given the chance to rebound, and the park is again home to the plentiful wildlife which drew safari enthusiasts in its heyday in the 60s and 70s. Guests visiting […]

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