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New charter operation takes off

Pro Jet Africa has initiated private charters across South Africa and also has plans to fly intra-continentally when borders open.Nik Lloyd-Roberts, Commercial Manager and pilot at Pro Jet Africa, says the company received its air operating certificate roughly a month…

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Wildlife zones to protect rhinos

Seven integrated ‘wildlife zones’ will be introduced across South Africa to protect the endangered rhinoceros population.By demarcating areas primarily around rhino populations, both wildlife and people living in and around the conservation areas will be protected, said Minister of Environment,…

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Five key enablers identified for tourism recovery

Tourism stakeholders should prioritise strong private-public partnerships and speak with a unified voice if South Africa is going to reignite the economy.This is according to #IAmTourism lobby spokesperson, Thembi Kunene-Msimang. “We’ve taken the first step by announcing a date for…

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Conservation-based safaris launched

Classic Portfolio has opened its new Marataba Conservation Camps in South Africa’s Limpopo province.The conservation-focused safari experience features two camps, Founders Camp and Explorers Camp, both in Marataba Contractual National Park, a privately managed section of the Marakele National Park.From…

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National park dubbed ‘top destination’ by UK magazine

KwaZulu Natal’s World Heritage Site, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, has been named one of the top 38 trips in the world by the UK’s leading independent travel magazine, Wanderlust.“There might be better-known national parks in South Africa, but few can rival…

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ATTA President takes UK Foreign Office to task

The African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA) will work with its tourism partners across the globe to lobby for the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to lift its mandatory 14-day quarantine period for travellers returning from visiting Africa.FCDO…

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New floating hotel in Rwanda

The Mantis Kivu Queen-uBuranga, a floating luxury hotel, is set to launch in March 2021.With ten modern cabins, a swimming pool, restaurant, bar, and viewing deck with a hot tub, this boat experience will take guests on a cruise along…

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UK ruling bodes well for SA insurance case

Public loss adjustment firm Insurance Claims Africa (ICA) has welcomed yesterday’s High Court ruling in the UK that insurers are liable for COVID-19 business interruption insurance claims.“The UK case was based on business interruption policy wording that is very similar…

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Grow domestic to help tourism recover

With domestic tourism set to return faster than international travel, it presents an opportunity for both developed and developing countries to recover from the social and economic impacts of COVID-10, according to the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).The UN specialised…

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