Member News

29 February 2012

PRECISION AIR IN COLLABORATION WITH MOZAMBIQUE AIRLINES INTRODUCE FLIGHTS TO MOZAMBIQUE

Starting 27th Fabruary 2012, Precision Air  code sharing with Mozambique Airlines will  commence flights to Pemba and Nampula, operating two times a  week Wednesday and Sunday. For more information visit our offices, or book online at www.precisionairtz.com You Are Why We Fly!  

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29 February 2012

Exclusive African Treasures welcomes Sea Cliff Resort & Spa, Zanzibar into its portfolio

Exclusive African Treasures has the immense pleasure to announce another gem joining its portfolio ::  .  : the new and one-of-a-kind Sea Cliff Resort & Spa in Zanzibar. Although considerably larger than any other of the exclusive properties we represent, this 120 room luxury resort offers an equally stunning location, private beach and natural 5-star comfort.   ContContact us for more information at brigitte@eatreasures.com.

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29 February 2012

Norman Carr Safaris - Brand New Films

After months of hard work and dedication, Mihali Moore's time with the team at Norman Carr Safaris has paid off. He spent time both in the green and dry seasons last year out at the camps and captured these wonderful films. Get yourself a coffee, go straight to the Video Gallery and be inspired!! 

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29 February 2012

Selinda Spillway joins

Great Plains Conservation

The flood waters pouring into Botswana via the Okavango and Linyanti systems have resulted in the Selinda Spillway head waters having reached and joined up this year already! In 2009 this happened for the first time for 30 years in August. In 2010 it happened in May, last year it was the end of March and now in 2012 mid-February. At this rate perhaps the Selinda Spillway is heading towards permanently flowing year-round? We look forward to a very exciting, productive and rewarding 4 day/3 nigh…

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24 February 2012

Kenya Airways & SkyTeam Launches Go Africa Pass

Kenya Airways

AMSTERDAM, 23 February 2012 – SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has launched its new Go Africa Pass providing cost savings and flexibility on flights operated by Kenya Airways within Africa. The pass is available to business and leisure travelers flying with any of SkyTeam’s 15 member airlines on an intercontinental round-trip to Africa or a Go Round the World ticket.  Kenya Airways operates service to 45 African destinations in 36 countries including; Lagos, Nigeria; Acc…

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23 February 2012

Classic Representation welcome a new member to it's portfolio

Classic Representation are delighted to welcome The Alphen Boutique Hotel as the newest member of our portfolio. Contact info@classic-representation.com or CLICK HERE for full details and low res images.

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23 February 2012

Pulse Africa adds Rwanda to their portfolio

Pulse Africa

Pulse Africa are delighted to announce they have added Rwanda to their portfolio, bringing the number of destinations they now sell to twenty one.  Contact bronwen@pulseafrica.com or visit www.pulseafrica.com for further details.

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22 February 2012

Kobo Safaris entrance into the Chinese Market

Kobo Safaris

It was recently that the Chinese Tourism Board issued licenses to major operators like; CITS American Express, JTB Japan & Asia Discount Travel and TUI China Travel. Kobo Safaris also joined the  list of reputable organizations in offering their track proven Ground Handling Services to the Chinese guest travelling to Eastern and Southern Africa. KOBO Safaris is a reputable travel management company in Eastern and Southern Africa regions with fully fledged offices in Nairobi, Cape Town…

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22 February 2012

Commercial Bulletin: New timings, more frequencies

Please be informed that; starting 29th of FEB 2012 our flight PW 700 DAR to JNB has been changed from its current 20:20 LT departure to 17:00 LT   This has also changed our PW 718/9 DAR –NBO timings temporarily PW 718-9 now will be departing DAR 20:10LT from its normal 19:40 LT. We shall also have an increase in Frequencies on DAR-NBO form 4x to 5x also expeted to commence on the 29th of Feb. KQ will operate 2x frequencies daily on E190 and PW 3x on B733 Together we shall soar to gr…

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21 February 2012

Maisha - Introduction of new air ambulance schemes

AMREF Flying Doctors

AMREF Flying Doctors has introduced new air ambulance schemes aimed at providing quality and affordable medical evacuation services throughout the Eastern Africa region. The new scheme known as Maisha targets individuals and corporate annual subscribers.  Maisha covers the East Africa region, including: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Zanzibar, Ethiopia and South Sudan. Some of the benefits of AMREF Flying Doctors Annual Subscription include: Two evacuation flights per year …

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21 February 2012

Singita Grumeti Reserves Community Singita Environmental Education Centre Inspires Tanzanian Youth

Singita

In August 2009 Singita Grumeti Reserves, located on the Western corridor of the Serengeti in Tanzania, opened an Environmental Education Centre (EEC) on site to educate youth from the surrounding communities about protecting communal lands and the Serengeti eco-system. As custodian of this magnificent wilderness that spreads across 340 000 acres (142 000ha) of game rich savannah, Singita is determined to play a significant role in ensuring the sustainability and protection of this vast, pristi…

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20 February 2012

Mahogany Springs In the Independent Newspaper

Mahogany Springs has been featured in the Independent Newspaper. Sue Watt a senior travel writer and reviewer visited the lodge and then wrote a fantastic article. Here is the online version. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/hotels/24hour-room-service-mahogany-springs-uganda-2332473.html The lodge has now been open 8 months and getting great reviews due to the service and comfort levels provided.

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20 February 2012

The Last Lions UK premiere

Great Plains Conservation

The Last Lions has its UK premiere on Nat Geo Wild this Sunday 19 February at 9pm, repeated Monday 20 February at 4pm and Friday 24 February at 10pm. Filmed by Dereck and Beverly Joubert, Great Plains Conservation's co-founders and National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence, on location at Duba Plains in Botswana's Okavango Delta it tells a story of a lioness struggling to protect her cubs from jealous sisters, maurading males, wild-fires and prey that turn pre…

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17 February 2012

Singita’s Take on Multi-Generational Safaris

Singita

Parents, children, and grandparents are taking their vacations together these days. Labelled ‘multigenerational travel’, it is one of the biggest emerging trends in travel across the globe, says Virtuoso,the leading international luxury travel network.   21st Century baby boomer grandparents are active and love to travel, and want to share the experience with their children and grandchildren. Across the world there is a new thirst for family adventure, to unplug and …

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16 February 2012

Azura Retreats - new website & live availability

Azura

Azura Retreats have just launched a fantastic new website (www.azura-retreats.com) where you can download all the information you may need on both Azura Benguerra and Azura at Quilalea (rates, special offers, fact sheets etc)  The website also has live availability so you can get an instant idea of whether there is availability at either lodge for your clients. Contact azura@smallworldmarketing.co.uk if you would like the agent password for the agent login.

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16 February 2012

Small World Marketing Webinars

Small World Marketing

Small World Marketing host online presentations on one of their properties every other Tuesday at 14.00.  We had a great attendance at Tuesdays webinar on Azura Benguerra and a recording of this presentation & all of the others can be viewed on our youtube channel (smallworldmarketing1) Why should you do a webinar Your time is valuable- you don't have to leave the office to attend, saving travel time and expense. And as webinars are only 15 - 20 minutes in length and can be viewed…

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16 February 2012

Small World Marketing Webinars

Small World Marketing

Small World Marketing host online presentations on one of their properties every other Tuesday at 14.00.  We had a great attendance at Tuesdays webinar on Azura Benguerra and a recording of this presentation & all of the others can be viewed on our youtube channel (smallworldmarketing1) Why should you do a webinar Your time is valuable- you don't have to leave the office to attend, saving travel time and expense. And as webinars are only 15 - 20 minutes in length and can be viewed…

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15 February 2012

New earlier Selinda Canoe Trail dates

Great Plains Conservation

Great Plains Conservation will be operating its Selinda Canoe Trail earlier this year with two added dates in April. The extra departures are 20-23 and 27-30 April 2012, marking the fourth year of operation along the Selinda Spillway in Botswana's vast 320,000 acre Selinda Reserve. The 4 days/3 night fully backed-up canoeing and walking safari runs on set departures every 5 days thereafter until the last departure 11-14 October 2012. Watch the YouTube video to get the idea.

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15 February 2012

Fall in love with Responsible Tourism: #RTweek2012 13 - 19 February

This weeks global un-conference on Responsible Tourism is proving to be a practical real-time masterclass on the effective use of inexpensive social media to share your message. Using accessible online multi media channels such as twitter, slideshare, storify, flickr, blogs, audio postcards and live streaming, participants worldwide can learn about new initiatives, network and collaborate. And among the many advantages - the event is free and there's no jet lag for participants. In the s…

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13 February 2012

Possibly the only Botswana safari lodge choir on iTunes

Tuli Safari Lodge’s staff choir has earned its first royalty cheque from iTunes. To our knowledge, Tuli is the only Botswana safari lodge choir to feature on iTunes. All proceeds from the Tuli Safari Lodge choir CDs and performances go towards our staff healthcare fund which provides medical care for our team and their families. The album ‘The Tuli Choir – Live In the Boma at Tuli Safari Lodge, Botswana’ features 14 songs all sung a cappella or with the rhythmic accompa…

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10 February 2012

Onsea House in Arusha is now fully expanded with Machweo Wellness Retreat & Fine Dining

Onsea House Tanzania

Onsea House’s expansion, with the addition of 9 extra rooms, is now complete. The new Machweo Wellness Retreat & Fine Dining offers the finest spa & wellness facilities including steam bath, sauna and additional separate swimming pool. The beautiful main building houses also 3 double honeymoon suites with luxury bathroom with both bathtub and walk in shower. The accommodation further consists of 6 cottage suites, lavishly furnished and ideally positioned for maximum privacy, feat…

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09 February 2012

Corporate Flight Attendant Training for Phoenix Aviation

In our quest to constantly improve customer service and safety practices, Phoenix Aviation recently engaged Maria Ruskell of Myriad Aviation Training to travel from Hertfordshire, United Kingdom to Nairobi to conduct a five day Corporate Flight Attendant Training Programme, which focused on customer service, safety and training procedures. During the Safety & Emergency Procedure training days, Maria facilitated the close working of both pilots and flight attendants in the application of St…

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07 February 2012

AA Self-Catering Travel Guide For Kenya

  AA Travel Guides are partnering with Langata Link to publish a Self-Catering Getaways Guide to Kenya to add to their global range of travel books. The guide will showcase all of the holiday homes on Langata Link's books but they are offering the chance for other homeowners and companies to advertise in this widely distributed publication. The AA and Langata Link hope that this project will encourage Kenyans to travel more and relax in the beautiful hol…

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07 February 2012

Tanzanian guide training: Dates, rates and more courses!

Wayo Africa

The 30-day guide-training course advertised last week was fully booked in 2 days! We would thus like to give more guides the opportunity to attend this training by offering a 2nd course. Date will be: Course 1: 26 March till 23 April (course full) Course 2: 30 April till 28 May We would also like to reduce the cost of both courses to US$1, 800 per student who are doing the full 30-day training and US$650 per module if guides only choose one of the three modules making up the 30-day course. &nb…

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07 February 2012

Manyara Ranch Extends Activities Into 2012

Manyara Ranch Conservancy

  Due to the success and popularity of Manyara Ranch Conservancy's flying safaris in 2011, they will continue to offer these exciting adventures in 2012.    Out of the four itineraries on offer, the most popular was the 10 night itinerary, highlights include:   - Tarangire National Park, baobab tree studded scenery, over 550 bird species and the highest number of elephants in the whole of northern Tanzania parks.&nbs…

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06 February 2012

Leopards Roam Free Again At Majete Wildlife Reserve

  Majete Wildlife Reserve has become the proud recipient of four leopards from South Africa. The four young leopards are the first to be introduced to Malawi across international borders and the first leopards to make their home in Majete for nearly two decades. In a complex translocation project that took months to prepare, the first consignment of two young leopards were flown to Malawi on Friday 7th October 2011 on-board a private Beechcraft KingAir piloted by Dr Ivan Marx. Wildlife ve…

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02 February 2012

Wayo Africa goes zero plastic in our camps

Wayo Africa

We are a medium sized (think we are 'green') safari company and still used thousands of plastic mineral water bottles in our camps in one season. This is shocking! What’s worse is that big hotels and lodges must use hundreds of thousands! No proper or easy way for disposing of this plastic exists in remote locations so most bottles are burned on open fires. There is a solution! All Wayo Africa mineral water is now bottled by “Just Water” in 20-liter reusable container…

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01 February 2012

Update From Volcanoes Safaris On Rwanda Gorilla Permit Prices 30 January 2012

Volcanoes Safaris

Further to the update Volcanoes Safaris issued on 28 January, we are now issuing a revised note on the current status. After the Rwanda Tourism Chamber submitted comments to the RDB last week, it has decided to hold further discussions with tourism stakeholders about the proposed increase in permit prices.  While these discussions continue and before a final definitive outcome is announced, Volcanoes Safaris would request agents and clients to bear with us. We do not wish to make any furt…

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01 February 2012

Marula Festival Sset To Boost Cultural Tourism In Swaziland

Celebrating one of Southern Africa’s botanical treasures, the Marula Festival is one of Swaziland’s most spectacular cultural events. A tribute to the riches of Mother Nature, the Marula festival is an annual royal celebration. Every year festivities are initiated by King Mswati III and Her Majesty the ‘Indlovukazi’ the Queen Mother, who travel all over the kingdom leading the nation’s celebrations. The Marula festival, known locally as ‘Emaganwini’, b…

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