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IHG bags luxury hotel brand

InterContinental Hotels Group has bought luxury hotel operator, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. The US$300 million (R4,2bn) cash acquisition includes all of Six Senses’ brands and operating companies but does not include any real estate assets.The acquisition takes IHG’s portfolio…

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Jamaica Tourist Board signs Beautiful Destinations partnership

Jamaica Tourist Board has named New York-based Beautiful Destinations as its new creative advertising agency of record.The selection follows a highly competitive agency search conducted in 2018.The agency will be responsible for spearheading the destination’s inspired and aggressive campaign efforts,…

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Floating bridge over Zambezi to ease tourist movement

The Kanyemba floating bridge, or pontoon, to be commissioned during the second quarter of 2019, is set to expedite the clearance and movement of tourists between Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique through the Kanyemba border post.The border post is located in…

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Kenya prioritises beach destinations for tourism growth

The Kenyan Tourism Ministry is set to transform the five beach destinations along Kenya’s coast, to increase the number of tourists and make Kenya a world-class tourism destination.These are Diani, Watamu, Lamu, Mombasa, and Malindi, which be rebranded and repackaged…

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Operator ramps up trail bike experience in Namibia

Kerry HayesUltimate Safaris has introduced a new fleet of trail bikes at Sossus Under Canvas.The Titan Comp Plus Trail Bikes are ideal for biking through the 24 000-hectare Namib Tsaris Conservancy, making use of established trails and routes that cater…

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