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Protea Hotel by Marriott, Owerri Select, opens in Nigeria

Protea Hotels by Marriott has announced the opening of Protea Hotel by Marriott, Owerri Select in south-eastern Nigeria, a development which further consolidates its presence in the country.The 90-room hotel, developed by African Capital Alliance, a leading investment firm, and…

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France’s ‘millennial’ airline to fly to Seychelles

Joon, Air France’s ‘millennial focused’ low-cost carrier, has announced a long-haul route to Mahé, Seychelles, from May 2018.The flight will operate three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays using A340s and A350s. Fares start at €299 one way,…

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Uganda changes gorilla permit fees for low season

From next year Uganda will no longer offer the $150 (R2 000) discount on gorilla permits in the low season. The $600 (R8 000) rate for a permit will apply throughout the year, according to Jenman African Safaris.April, May and…

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The World Poker Tour returns to Emperors Palace

International poker players will descend on Johannesburg for the seventh World Poker Tour (WPT) Emperors Palace Poker Classic from October 13-22.Kayla Beytel, Marketing Manager of Queen-Ten and WPT South Africa, said they were expecting around 80 international players from Africa,…

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Kenya plans to target Chinese tourists to boost tourism

Kenya is planning to target Chinese tourists in order to boost its tourism sector.Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) Chairman Jimi Kariuki said that for Kenya, China is one of those nations that has helped in posting double-digit growth of tourists in…

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Air service launches in Hoedspruit

Wild Skies Aviation has officially launched helicopter trips in Hoedspruit, Limpopo.It offers trips into the Blyde River Canyon, where guests can opt for a picnic stop, as well as transfers to various lodges in the area from Eastgate Airport.The company…

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