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Massive budget cut a blow to tourism marketing

The potential growth and post-COVID recovery of the tourism sector has been dealt another blow with confirmation – by Tourism Business Council of South Africa CEO, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa – that the Department of Tourism’s budget has been cut by R1bn…

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Tanzania launches tourism initiative

Tanzanian Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Dr Hamisi Kigwangalla, has launched a domestic tourism promotion initiative in Dar es Salaam, which focuses on key stakeholders in the tourism sector.The Domestic Tourism Promotion Initiative was developed to raise awareness about…

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Boost for buffalo conservation at Makalali Nature Reserve

The Greater Makalali Nature Reserve (GMNR) in Hoedspruit, home to aha Makalali Private Game Lodge, has received a donation of 45 disease-free African buffalos from local landowner, Antony Rogers.Aha Makalali Private Game Lodge and GMNR had collaborated to breed buffalo…

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Gov opposes court bids to stop SAA rescue

Government opposes an application by Airlink to have SAA placed under provisional liquidation, terminate the business rescue process, sack the business rescue practitioners (BRPs) and stop a creditors’ meeting from voting on the plan, the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE)…

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Gauteng tourism focuses on fast-track recovery

Gauteng tourism suppliers, attractions and operators will need to re-adjust their tourism strategies to fast track the recovery of the sector in the province. This includes downscaling physical operations and upscaling digital offerings.This was highlighted during the first of a…

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Rwanda reopens for tourism

The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has announced the reopening of tourism activities, with international charter flights resuming on Wednesday (June 17).“Rwanda’s tourism industry is adapting to create a safe environment for travellers and operators to thrive in these unprecedented times,”…

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UPDATE: SAA rescue plan ‘inadequate’ – gov

Government is concerned the business rescue plan for SAA has not “adequately achieved” its objectives, but says it supports the plan “where it results in a viable, sustainable airline that provides integrated domestic, regional and international flight services”.“We will assess…

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Kenya Airways pushes flight dates

Kenya Airways has again postponed taking to the skies after President Uhuru Kenyatta announced last week that nationwide lockdown measures would remain in place until July 6.Earlier this month, Kenyan Transport Ministry Cabinet Secretary James Macharia announced that that the…

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