Category: Africa

Seychelles promotes its biodiversity hotspots

Being one of the 25 biodiversity hotspots in the world, Seychelles is a must visit for nature enthusiasts. The archipelago is blessed with some of the world’s rarest species of flora and fauna, including endangered birds and plants. However, Seychelles’ biodiversity remains at risk from a variety of human induced pressures; making the conservation and […]

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Canopy by Hilton set to debut in Africa

Hilton announced the signing of a management agreement with Growthpoint Properties, South Africa’s largest REIT, to open a hotel under its lifestyle Canopy by Hilton brand. The 150 guestroom Canopy by Hilton Cape Town Longkloof is expected to begin welcoming guests in 2021 and will be the brand’s debut property in Africa. Canopy by Hilton […]

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Air Seychelles launches its sixth weekly service between Seychelles and India

Air Seychelles has successfully launched its sixth weekly frequency between Seychelles and Mumbai. The flight was operated on May 12. Airbus A320 aircraft S7-AMI commanded by Captain Francois Jackson and First Officer Rajesh Nair undertook the journey. The service consisted of nine business and 56 economy class guests, was supported by Cabin Manager, Tania Mellie, […]

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South Africa voted as the Best International Destination for Wildlife in 2019 yet again by Lonely Planet India Readers

South Africa, a nation synonymous with magnificent wildlife offerings, bagged yet another accolade for being the ‘Best International Destination for Wildlife’ at the Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards 2019 held recently. “By winning the prestigious ‘Best International Destination for Wildlife’ award for the 8th consecutive year, South Africa has truly staked its claim as […]

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Guangzhou to join RwandAir’s network in June 2019

RwandAir, the flag carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, is pleased to announce that it will commence flights to Guangzhou, the provincial capital of Guangdong and the third largest city in China, effective from 18 June 2019. RwandAir will fly to Guangzhou three times per week viz. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Guangzhou will be […]

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Seychelles Tourism Board strengthens trade relations in Pune, Bengaluru and Chandigarh through workshops

Seychelles Tourism Board successfully conducted workshops in Pune (21 February 2019), Bengaluru (19 March 2019) and Chandigarh (9 May 2019) to train potential travel trade partners and equip them with detailed information about various offerings in Seychelles. This enabled Seychelles Tourism Board to meet many potential travel agents in the three cities and lay the groundwork for future sales visits with […]

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ICCA ranks Kigali the second most popular destination for conferences and events in Africa

Kigali has been ranked the second most popular destination in Africa for hosting international conferences and events by ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association). Cape Town retains its first rank. Last year, Kigali was ranked third behind Cape Town and Marrakesh. ICCA represents the world’s leading association in handling, transporting and accommodating international meetings and […]

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Africa’s Travel Indaba best yet, says South African Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom

  Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom’s optimistic trade floor opening speech set the tone for what turned out to be, in his words, the best Africa’s Travel Indaba hosted yet. This year’s Africa’s Travel Indaba brought together over 6,500 delegates which included 1,033 exhibitors and 1,502 buyers at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (Durban […]

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Land of Origin: The next big thing in global tourism

Enchanting tourist attractions, unique diplomatic stature and thriving airlines have placed Ethiopia, the Land of Origin, on top of the world when it comes to tourism growth. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council’s annual review, the country saw the highest tourism growth in the world (48.6%), surpassing the global average growth rate of […]

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South Africa celebrates 25 years of democracy

The South African Consulate General in Mumbai along with South African Tourism hosted an evening for their Indian partners and friends to celebrate South Africa’s 25th Freedom Day. On April 27th, South Africa completed a historic 25 years of democracy. Observed annually as Freedom Day, it is the commemoration of the first-ever democratic elections held […]

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