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Anantara Tozeur Resort takes brand into north Africa

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has made its debut in north Africa with the opening of Anantara Tozeur Resort in the southwest of Tunisia.Offering a luxury gateway to ancient cultural and desert wonders, the new-build resort showcases exquisite Arabian and…

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TTB and NAS promote Tanzania’s tourism attractions

The Tanzania Tourist Board and National Aviation Services (NAS) have partnered to promote Tanzania’s tourism attractions.NAS operates 40 lounges across the Middle East and Africa, including Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Rwanda, Mozambique, Morocco, Egypt and Côte D’Ivoire.The partnership’s objective is to…

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Air Seychelles launches charter flights to Israel

Air Seychelles now operates a 120-seat Airbus a320neo on a charter basis to Tel Aviv on Wednesdays.The first flight, HM021, landed at Seychelles International Airport on November 28. The standard economy fare is SCR7 704 (R1 574).An arrangement with the…

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Fastjet Zim seeks funding to survive

The disposal of fastjet Zimbabwe is scheduled for the end of February should shareholders be unable to raise enough capital.A statement released by the airline paints a grim operational picture. The company continues to be loss making due to “continued…

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SAA viability requires tough decisions

“Tough decisions will need to be made in the immediate future to turn SAA into a viable airline,” said Public Enterprises Deputy Minister, Phumulo Masualle.Masualle was speaking in the National Assembly on Tuesday (November 26) during a debate on the…

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On the Paleo Route: Blombos

The buzz around the Paleo Route is gaining momentum, albeit in small circles, as often happens with niche tourism product. In September last year, an ochre fragment found at Blombos Cave, about 300km from Cape Town on the southern Cape…

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Jamaica tourism focus recognised by World Economic Forum

Jamaica has been ranked second in the world for the prioritisation of travel and tourism by the World Economic Forum.The ranking, which was welcomed by Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism for the Caribbean destination, was highlighted in the latest Travel…

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SA Tourism Minister to strengthen ties in West Africa

Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, will travel to West Africa this week for a working visit to Ghana and Nigeria to enhance networking opportunities.The Minister will spend two days in Accra, attending the First UNWTO Presidential Leadership Taskforce on Women Empowerment…

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Radisson Hotel Bahir Dar to open in Ethiopia

Radisson Hotel Group has signed Radisson Hotel Bahir Dar, located in the north east of Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia.It will be the first Radisson branded hotel and the group’s fourth hotel in the country.This deal brings the group’s portfolio…

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Fastjet Zimbabwe announces new route

Fastjet Zimbabwe will launch flights between Bulawayo and Johannesburg from December 5.The airline will operate 22 scheduled flights per week with double-daily frequencies from Monday to Friday and one flight on Sundays.On Mondays to Fridays the first flight will depart…

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