Category: Africa

South African Tourism positions as an ideal destination with roadshows in major Indian cities

The 15th edition of South African Tourism’s biggest travel trade initiative in India started in Mumbai on February 12, 2018 and covered four more India cities – Kolkata, Bengaluru, Delhi and Ahmedabad. A strong South African Tourism trade delegation of 60 members travelled to all these cities for the roadshow. India is currently the eighth […]

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Rwanda to launch robust promotional activities in 2018 to lure Indian travellers

Darshan Baid | Mumbai The Rwanda High Commission along with local suppliers debuted in OTM this year. Ernest Rwamucyo, High Commissioner of Rwanda to India, informed Travel News Digest about the promotional strategies Rwanda will initiate this year in order to lure the Indian travellers. Rwamucyo stated, “We will be undertaking quite a number of […]

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South Africa recognised as Most Popular Shooting Destination of 2017

The International Film Business Awards in association with Indywood Film Market (IFM) honoured South Africa as the Most Popular Shooting Destination of 2017. “It is highly encouraging to know that South Africa’s scenic locales, in addition to the Indian traveller, have caught the fancy of India’s film industry as well. This one-of-its-kind award further validates […]

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Seychelles’ Tourism highlights hiking experience

The Tourism Department of Seychelles has launched a new leaflet providing tips to hikers, especially tourists, keen to explore Seychelles’ walks and trails. The leaflet has been produced by the Risk Management Section within the Tourism Department, in collaboration with other partners including the Seychelles National Parks Authority and Seychelles police. The Principal Secretary for […]

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Hanneli Slabber from South African Tourism recognised as a game changer

The fourth edition of the North India Travel Awards, honoured the leaders of the travel and tourism industry in the region, at The Lalit New Delhi. At the ceremony, Hanneli Slabber, Regional General Manager, Asia, Australasia, the Middle East for South African Tourism was honoured as the DDP Game Changer. The Gallery of Legends recognition […]

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IATA urges African states to refuel the aviation sector

Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and CEO of International Air Transport Association (IATA), urged the African states to recognise aviation’s ability to stimulate the region’s economy and spread prosperity. “Africa is the region with the greatest aviation potential but punitive taxes and high infrastructure and fuel costs are curtailing air transport’s benefits on the continent,” […]

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Club Med takes over Beachcomber Seychelles Sainte Anne Resort and Spa

The New Mauritius Hotels Ltd, which owns 100% of the shares of Ste Anne Resort Ltd, has signed an agreement with the French Group-Club Med, for the redevelopment and subsequent rental of Beachcomber Seychelles Sainte Anne Resort and Spa. In its official statement, New Mauritius Hotels Ltd has stated that the resort will be refurbished […]

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South African Tourism launches domestic tourism campaign

South African Tourism has launched a consumer-oriented campaign – “It’s your country – enjoy it, because nothing is more fun than a Sho’t Left” invites South Africans to pack their bags and explore all nine provinces. South African Tourism is aiming to add a million more domestic holiday trips and another four million foreign tourists […]

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Ethiopian mobile application goes live

Ethiopian Airlines, announced the launch of a brand new mobile application. It encompasses an array of features that enhance customers’ travel experience with simplified and end-to-end options for flight booking and management by using their Android mobile devices. With this new application, customers will be able to use their mobile devices to book their flights, […]

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IHG signs its first Crowne Plaza hotel in Cairo

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), has announced the signing of Crowne Plaza Cairo Sheikh Zayed City in partnership with Al Badr For Investments and Commercial Spaces Company. Scheduled to open in 2021, the 187-room new build will form part of Phase II of Arkan Plaza, a prime up-scale mixed-used development, and is strategically located in the […]

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