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31 October 2012

SAA Sale and competition to celebrate the 2012 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

To celebrate the countdown to the 2012 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals™, South African Airways, sponsors of the World ATP Ranking, have launched an ace flight sale, serving up eight world class Southern African destinations with return prices from just £659. Eight of the world’s top tennis players will be selected from the South African Airways World ATP Ranking to play at the finals at The O2 Arena from 5 – 12 November. Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, David …

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29 October 2012

Fly Uganda and Coastal Aviation Link Uganda’s National Parks with the Serengeti on Same Day Flying Safaris.

Safari Skies

  On 15th December Coastal Aviation will begin daily flights between The Serengeti and Entebbe to link with Fly Uganda services to Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi and Kidepo.  The morning East-bound Fly Uganda flights will pick passengers from our Ugandan National parks to Kajjansi and fly out of Entebbe with Coastal Aviation at 13:00hrs to The Serengeti.  The morning West-bound Coastal Aviation flight will pick up passengers from Kilimanjaro, Manyara and…

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26 October 2012

Malawi, 2012’s Headlining Destination

  Malawi Travel Marketing Consortium is encouraging the UK travel trade to capitalise on the unprecedented media attention generated around Malawi this year. In the last quarter alone there has been over £500,000 worth of print press coverage, with more national press coverage in the pipeline towards the end of the year. Consequently numerous tour operators have reported a surge of consumer interest in the destination – for trade there has been no better time to maximise the n…

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25 October 2012

Kenya-based Phoenix Aviation appoints Fritz Strahammer as COO

  Phoenix Aviation, a private executive air charter company based in Nairobi, is proud to announce the appointment of Fritz Strahammer as Chief Operations Officer effective October 2012. Fritz brings to this role a wealth of experience with almost four decades working in the field of aviation. As a Captain and Instructor for Lauda Air/Austrian Airlines on the Boeing B737, B767 and B777, he rose to the position of Director of Flight Operations, a position he held for 15 years. The merger o…

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24 October 2012

Kenya Airways expands network with new daily flights to Eldoret

Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways has announced an expansion of its regional network with the introduction of new daily flights to Eldoret in October. The airline is set to operate 10 flights to Eldoret, Kenya’s fastest growing town, with the first one landing on 17 October 2012. “The addition of Eldoret, a city of great significance economically, academically as well as in the country’s sporting circles, to our network, in line with our core purpose of contributing to sustainable development, n…

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22 October 2012

Name Change For Protea Hotel Waterfront Centurion

Protea Hospitality Group

  The Protea Hotel Waterfront Centurion, conveniently located between Johannesburg and Pretoria in SA’s economic powerhouse of Gauteng, has changed its name to the Protea Hotel Centurion.  The GDS codes remain as follows:   Sabre: 45082; Galileo: 97472; Amadeus: PRYWAT and Worldspan: PWATE.   This elegant 4–Star Hotel is within walking distance of the Centurion Gautrain Station, the Centurion shopping mall as well as Supersport park cricket stadium. . The hotel …

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18 October 2012

African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel’s March Restaurant To Get Makeover

Protea Hospitality Group

  The designer African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel’s March Restaurant is undergoing an extensive revamp over the festive season to offer even more dining options to visitors and GUESTS. The timing of the redesign has been calculated to cause the least disruption to GUESTS.  African Pride Hotels Group Marketing and Advertising Manager Nicholas Barenblatt says the new design will focus on dining privacy and intimacy. “Hotel spaces need to evolve with the changing desires and n…

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18 October 2012

Breaking News - SASRIA Net Profit Cover

SATIB Insurance Brokers

  SASRIA (The South Africa Special Risks Insurance Association) has announced an option to include cover for Net Profit as an addition to the Business Interruption cover they currently provide. Background SASRIA was formed in 1979 initially in response to the need to provide cover for damage as a result of politically motivated riots which the conventional insurance industry were not willing to cover. This cover was later extended to cater for dama…

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17 October 2012

Airlink Maun, Botswana Update

Airlink

Airlink is pleased to announce as of the 15 March 2013 that it will enhance its schedule, increase capacity and provide business class service on the convenient daily scheduled flights between Johannesburg (ORTIA) and Maun Botswana. The flights will be operated with one of its fleet of 8 – AVRO RJ85 regional jets (83 seater), these are configured with 14 business class and 69 economy seats. Commencing the 15 March 2013 Airlink’s daily flights will operate as follows: Depart OR Ta…

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16 October 2012

The Selous Safari Company is rebranding their flagship camp in the Selous Game Reserve to ‘Siwandu’

Selous Safari Company

Selous Safari Company is marking its 25th year of delivering unique safari experiences and in celebration we are changing the name of Selous Safari Camp to Siwandu! The name change brings the camp in line with the company’s other properties and will greatly help customers pinpoint the superb location of the camp in Africa’s largest game reserve. Siwandu is perfectly placed to take full advantage of the hordes of wild animals that roam the plains in search of water on the banks of L…

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16 October 2012

Kilimanjaro Porter Training Nov 2012 – Program planning

Summits Africa

Our porter / crew training programs are being completed now, check out our short vid with Ernest detailing the program we are supporting this year. English classes, First Aid, Money Management, HIV/AIDS awareness.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js6kjEv3hJ0&feature=share&list=ULjs6kjEv3hJ0 Many thanks to our partners for making this possible – 6 YEARS of bi-annual training continues

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16 October 2012

Airlink adds Sunday flight to Nampula, Mozambique

Airlink

Airlink is pleased to confirm that following the recent introduction of its Wednesday flights it will from 4 November 2012 be adding a Sunday flight to its weekly schedule. Flights depart Johannesburg at 11h05 arriving in Nampula at 13h35 and depart Nampula at 14h10 arriving at Johannesburg at 16h45.    The additional flight, will compliment Airlink’s current schedule which operates Mondays to Fridays, it will operate with one of Airlink’s 12 Embraer ERJ135 37 seat region…

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15 October 2012

Atta members Loisaba, Chui Lodge & Karen Blixen Camp link together with Severin Air Safaris to create fabulous new luxury flying circuit in Northern Kenya

January 2013 will see the introduction of another second plane covering the Northern wildlife circuit in Kenya. Again this luxury leather seated executive aircraft will run a professionally guided 8 day safari covering the following locations – Loisaba Lodge & Star beds in the game rich area of Laikipia,  Chui Lodge at Lake Naivasha in the Rift Valley and Karen Blixen Camp in the Masai Mara. Extensions will be available to Shaba and Meru National parks taking in Joy’s Camp…

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05 October 2012

Pretoria's Cool Factor Rockets As A New Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Is Announced For Menlyn

Protea Hospitality Group

  October 2012: Contractors have already broken ground in Summit Place, opposite the Menlyn Park Mall, for the newest property in South Africa’s most successful urban concept hotel brand, Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Protea Hospitality Group CEO Arthur Gillis made the announcement this week, saying the construction heralded a triumphant turning point in South African hospitality after the difficulties that had plagued the industry in recent years. “We always knew the Protea Ho…

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05 October 2012

The Explorer Camp @ Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Opens for Summer 2012/2013

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, part of Shamwari Group, situated close to Cape Town, has reopened the Explorer Camp after its first and highly successful launch season. Explorer Camp will be operational until April 2013, which is perfect for guests looking for an authentic safari adventure in this unique wilderness reserve. Explorer Camp is a two day educational, walking safari experience within Big 5 territory, guided by Shamwari Groups Specialist Guide, Geran Ellish who has over 15 years experienc…

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04 October 2012

Update on Zambia airport taxes effective 1st October

Honour Way

On Sunday 30th of September at 5 pm Zambia National airports announced that they would NOT be charging the new aviation and infrastructure charge on domestic and international flights. This could change in the future but for now taxes remain as per previous months at ZMK58 080 per person and on international unless flying on a charter or Zambezi there are no extra taxes payable. Great news indeed!

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02 October 2012

Designers of Africa: creating a new look for award winning Chongwe River House

Honour Way

Designed by Neil Rocher and built in 2006, award winning Chongwe River House has recently enjoyed a refurbishment overseen by Gillie Lightfoot (founder of Zambian companies Tribal Textiles and Jackal and Hide) and utilizing the skills of some extremely talented designers and artisans all based in Africa.  Working with artists she’s known over the past 10 years, Gillie pulled together a small design team to give the House a new lease of life; with the focus being on “hand desig…

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02 October 2012

South Africa: Airlink to increase flights to Nampula (Mozambique)

Far Horizons Marketing

  Privately owned South African airline Airlink will increase the frequency of its service between Johannesburg and Nampula, located about 2100km north of Maputo in Mozambique. From 03 October 2012 Airlink will add a Wednesday flight to its weekly schedule. Flights depart Johannesburg at 11:05 arriving in Nampula at 13:35 and depart Nampula at 14:10 arriving at Johannesburg at 16:45. The additional flight will compliment the airline's current schedule which operates on Mondays, Tuesd…

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01 October 2012

Protea Hotel Kruger Gate Shows Its Stylish New Face

Protea Hospitality Group

  September 2012: The four-month transformation of Protea Hotel Kruger Gate, located just 100m from the Paul Kruger entrance to the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga, is complete and the hotel is showing a stylish and more environmentally friendly face to the world. The refurbishment encompassed the rooms, elevated walkways, conference facilities, restaurant and perhaps most importantly, infrastructural changes that now see a marked improvement in water and energy consumption. The hotel,…

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01 October 2012

New flights from Mwanza to Mpanda and from Kigoma to Mpanda starting 14 October 2012

Auric Air Services

Auric Air is glad to announce its new flights from Mwanza to Mpanda and from Kigoma to Mpanda starting 14 October 2012 Every - Wednesdays and Sundays The Schedule for our new flights will be MWANZA - KIGOMA - MPANDA - KIGOMA - MWANZA Also we are happy to announce the increase in frequency for flights from Dar es salaam to Sumbawanga and Mbeya from 12 October 2012 New schedule for these flights will be DAR - MBEYA - SUMBAWANGA - MBEYA - DAR (Every WEDNESDAYS / FRIDAYS a…

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