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Authentic Experiences Key To Securing Millennial Bookings

Acacia Adventure Holidays

09 March 2017

According to Acacia Africa, authentic experiences are key to securing bookings from millennials.  The safari specialist’s 2017 catalogue features six new accommodated overland tours and a new small group safari, all of the itineraries allowing adventurers to delve deeper into the destination. Arno Delport, Sales & Marketing Manager at Acacia Africa comments, “Recent research suggests UK millennials rank travel more highly than buying a home or paying off debt, and ... read more

Upclose with 12 of Africa's threatened species

Africa Geographic

09 March 2017

Upclose with 12 of Africa's threatened species: read more

Cumbre / Summit CEMAC held at the Grand Hotel Djibloho 7 to 17 February 2017

Luxury Hotels Management Company - Grand Hotel Djibloho

08 March 2017

Great success of the Cumbre / Summit CEMAC held at the Grand Hotel Djibloho 7 to 17 February 2017     More than 450 participants: 6 Heads of State and Prime Ministers of CEMAC   Ministers and technical members of staff gathered to discuss and summarise the activities done in 2016 under the Presidency of Equatorial Guinea.   The baton was passed on to Chad who will chair the CEMAC in 2017 The services offered by Grand Hotel ... read more

First road cycling holidays to Ethiopia launched

Tadele Travel

08 March 2017

Tadele Travel launches eight-day cycling trips with three levels of challenge. 7 March 2017: Today sees the launch of the first-ever organised road cycling holidays to Ethiopia departing from the UK. The holidays, by Brighton-based, Ethiopia specialist Tadele Travel, will take advantage of unique landscapes, newly-built tarmac roads and Ethiopia’s rich tradition of road cycling to offer three different levels of experience, all designed to suit cyclists looking for a new ... read more

Endangered Bird of Prey Thriving in South Africa's Great Karoo

Samara Private Game Reserve

07 March 2017

Endangered Bird of Prey Thriving in South Africa’s Great Karoo Region Ten Cape Vultures sighted at Samara Private Game Reserve near Graaff-Reinet In what has been hailed as a significant conservation success, ten Cape Vultures (also known as Cape Griffons) were spotted in the Samara Private Game Reserve. These magnificent birds of prey are classified by the IUCN as Endangered, with fewer than 10 000 remaining worldwide. ... read more

Cashless payment at LHR, LGW and North America airports

British Airways

07 March 2017

From 1 April 2017, we will be unable to accept cash payments at many of the airports we operate from, such as London Heathrow, London Gatwick and in North America. This includes all types of payments, such as for extra bags, additional/exit row seats, changes to tickets, service charges, etc. Customers who cannot pay with a credit or debit card should check with a member of our airport staff for available options for converting cash to a payment card as this varies by airport: London ... read more

Tourism from US and Canada continues to grow as more North Americans visit Uganda

Uganda Tourism Board

07 March 2017

Tourist numbers from North American (The United States and Canada) tour operators directly selling Uganda leisure travel packages has more than doubled from 2015 to 2016. The rise in numbers is largely due to the increased marketing efforts by Uganda Tourism Board through the North American public relations and travel trade representation firm, PHG Consulting. Engaged in May 2016, PHG Consulting has been promoting Uganda to the North American market through strategic direct sales and ... read more

80,000 More Tourists a Year Could Soon Fly Into Victoria Falls

Africa Albida Tourism

06 March 2017

As many as 80,000 more tourists a year could soon fly into Zimbabwe’s leading resort town of Victoria Falls as two large international airlines commit to the destination and a third increases capacity, tourism industry leader Ross Kennedy says.    On March 1, South African Airways began operating an Airbus A330-200, daily to Victoria Falls from Johannesburg, the largest passenger aircraft ever to land at Zimbabwe’s top resort town. ... read more

Born Free: 50 Years On

Africa Geographic

03 March 2017

Born Free: 50 Years On read more

Saruni Rhino video reveals 'behind the scenes' secrets

Saruni Camps

03 March 2017 One month after opening Saruni Rhino, the new property in Northern Kenya where black rhinos have been introduced after an absence of 30 years and where on foot rhino tracking is available for the first time in East Africa, Saruni is releasing a new video dedicated to what happened ‘behind the scenes’ in the lead up to its opening. This amazing and heart-touching footage shows how the Saruni guides and the Sera Conservancy rangers have been ... read more

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