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30 July 2013

Kenya Airways signs code-share agreement with Air Namibia

Kenya Airways

NAIROBI/ WINDHOEK: July 30, 2013– Kenya Airways has boosted its footprint within the Southern Africa region with the signing of a new code-share agreement with Air Namibia, the national carrier of Namibia.   The deal paves way for daily connections between the airlines’ Nairobi and Windhoek hubs through Johannesburg in South Africa and Lusaka in Zambia.   Under the code-share agreement, Kenya Airways will place its ‘KQ’ code on Air Namibia flights from Johanne…

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30 July 2013

Marketing Worldwide's Botswana partner, Footsteps in Africa, now offers Mobile Safaris

Marketing Worldwide

Footsteps in Africa is pleased to announce that they are now offering Mobile Safaris.  Packages combining their central Okavango camps with a traditional mobile safari, offer the best of both Worlds - the luxury of being in the Okavango combined with the excitement and flexibility offered by a fully serviced mobile outfit...  http://www.footsteps-in-africa.com/mobile-safaris.html or call Helen and Sally for more information...  01883 349889

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30 July 2013

Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris Refurbishment To Be Completed 2 Months Ahead of Schedule

Protea Hospitality Group

July 2013: Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris on KZN’s north coast has considerably moved up its refurbishment timetable and is due to finish the make-over of all its rooms by the middle of September this year, rather than November as initially announced. “The decision was taken by the owner HPF to accelerate the construction program in light of the increased bookings being received for the Summer Season as well as the School Holidays. We are delighted that the professional Team a…

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30 July 2013

Campi Ya Kanzi’s 3 R’s!

Campi ya Kanzi

2013 has been a big year for us. Let’s start with REJUVENATION…We have a new massage therapist on staff, as well as offer Transcendental Meditation.   Then came RENOVATION. We have redone the interiors of Tembo House, (the main house), renovated Kanzi House, (the private villa that sleeps 10), and done even more for the environment. We have installed a new state of the art hot water solar system, which works with just UV light, and have doubled our rain harvesting and storing…

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29 July 2013

New at Essque Zalu Zanzibar

Greetings from Essque Zalu Zanzibar Allow us to share some of our exciting news with you. This year, Essque Zalu Zanzibar celebrated its 2nd Birthday on 15th June 2013.The 2 years since our opening have been very exciting in terms of  providing service to our visitors resulting into greater guest satisfaction and excellent feedback. Our endeavors to provide superior and consistent service to our valued guests have availed us amazing results on several . This week we will also be bidding a…

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29 July 2013

New Mara Plains Camp reopens

Great Plains Conservation

  The Maasai Mara is well known for its astounding wildlife numbers and one of the highest densities of predators in the world. But as of July this year, it is also home to the new Mara Plains Camp, Great Plains Conservation's latest in bespoke safari experiences.  Emulating the style and community of its Botswana camp, Zarafa recipient of many "best of" awards, the brand-new Mara Plains Camp adopts many of the same values and design ethics but with its own East Africa…

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29 July 2013

New to African Territories

New African Territories

Speke's Camp, an 8 bedroom traditional luxury safari camp in the Maasai Mara, is the latest property to join the African Territories group for all representation and reservations. For more information please contact African Territories at bookings@africanterritories or +254 718139359

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23 July 2013

That Perfect Blog Post for Travel Marketing

Africa Geographic

It’s been said before, but a well-crafted blog post is “the gift that keeps on giving” – it enjoys an extended online life and delivers an endless stream of readers.  That perfect blog post for travel marketing

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23 July 2013

The "Sacred Mountain" Trek

Saruni

Saruni Samburu’s is now offering “Sacred Mountain” excursions up Mt. Ololokwe. Standing proud at Saruni’s doorstep, Ololokwe is a pillar of cultural significance to the Samburu and an exciting trekking venture to many others. Stretch your legs on one of our day excursions up Ololokwe’s slopes in the company of our professional Samburu guides. Click here to find out more!

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23 July 2013

Sandton's Elegant Protea Hotel Balalaika Receives a Public Areas Facelift

Protea Hospitality Group

July 2013: The elegant Protea Hotel Balalaika in the heart of Sandton is undergoing a soft refurbishment of all the public areas that is to be completed by the end of August 2013. There will be no structural alternations, so it’ll be business as usual at the hotel with no disturbance to Guests, says Danny Bryer, Director of Sales, Marketing and Revenue at the Protea Hospitality Group. The refurbishment has begun with the banqueting facilities, then the reception area, the Lords Cigar Bar…

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22 July 2013

&Beyond Announces Investment in East African Lodge

&Beyond

Leading experiential travel company &Beyond has planned a considerable investment in its safari camps and lodges across Africa. The initial phase aims to redefine the classic Kenyan safari at the iconic &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp. An extensive rebuild is currently underway and will be completed by July 2014. Forming part of &Beyond’s planned investment of ZAR 230 million (USD 23 million) into its luxury safari camps and lodges, 28 of Kichw…

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22 July 2013

Kenya Airways tops Heathrow’s punctuality rankings

Kenya Airways

NAIROBI JULY 17, 2013– Kenya Airways had the most punctual flights that flew into and out of London Heathrow International Airport in the United Kingdom during the month of June 2013, latest statistics from the facility have indicated. The airline emerged top in the ranking of punctuality of flights. All Kenya Airways’ flights departing from the airport were 100% punctual, while 83 per cent of those arriving were on time. This is the best rank that the airline has attained over the…

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22 July 2013

Sanctuary Swala now offers walking safaris

Sanctuary Retreats

Put on your walking shoes and experience beautiful Tarangire National Park from a different perspective with a walking safari at Sanctuary Swala. With our professional walking guide and armed ranger, guests can now explore the grassland around camp in one of the most secluded areas of the park. Our qualified guides have a wealth of knowledge and will explain how to understand animal behaviour while tracking a variety of game. You may encounter zebra, waterbuck, impala, ostrich, elephant as wel…

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18 July 2013

5* Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa, Zanzibar reopens

Bluebay Hotels Zanzibar

Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa reopens after a US$1 million refurbishment. After 3 months of closure the beautiful Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa reopens with major changes and refurbished central areas and guest rooms. New furniture, new soft furnishings and all newly designed central areas have brought Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa to the forefront of 5 star luxury hotels in Zanzibar. For more information, contact Parita Masani, Sales & Marketing Manager at parita@bluebayzanzibar.com

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17 July 2013

Alex Walker's Serian Welcomes Tanya Hammond

Honour Way

  We wanted to take a few minutes to introduce you all to Tanya Hammond who has recently joined the Serian Team. She will be based down at Nkorombo Serian for the next few months during our busy Migration Madness Season. Here is a brief bio from Tanya “I'm a 4th Generation Kenyan passionate about animals, especially wildlife and birds, all things Kenyan especially marathon running. I was educated in Kenya and worked in the airline industry for 15 years (…

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17 July 2013

Super Fast Fibre Optic Bandwidth For African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa

Protea Hospitality Group

July 2013: The African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa in Cape Town, which boasts the city’s second largest conference centre after the CTICC, is going live with 50Mbps of pure fibre bandwidth on 17 July 2013. The hotel is partnering with Century City Connect, the provider of an open-access fibre optic network that offers first-world connectivity for the supply of broadband, voice and multimedia services. Century City Connect allows blue-chip Internet Service Providers to provide hi…

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17 July 2013

Geocaching added to The Wetland Park Group’s extensive list of experiential activities

What do Shadow of the Rhino, Catch a Kwagga, Rocky Horror and Sitting Monk all have in common? They’re the names of just four of the 1534 geocaching sites to be found across KwaZulu-Natal.  Albizia Camp - The Wetland Park Group’s student division - have introduced geocaching to their extensive list of experiential activities.  These secret geocache locations are found using GPS co-ordinates, cryptic clues and powers of observation.…

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16 July 2013

Zambia's Protea Hotel Lusaka More Than Doubles Capacity To Service Demand

Protea Hospitality Group

July 2013: The popular 100-room Protea Hotel Lusaka, located within the Arcades Shopping and Entertainment lifestyle hub opposite the Mulungushi Conference Centre, is constructing a substantial new wing which will see the hotel grow to 237 rooms. The major expansion project is to service the growing demand for business travel as Zambia’s economic growth trajectory continues on the back of industry expansion and low interest rates. “Zambia, like many economies in Africa, is showing …

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15 July 2013

Heli the Selinda Spillway

Great Plains Conservation

  Combining the Selinda Reserve with Duba Plains is a perfect pairing of Botswana's most esteemed wildlife areas. And now Great Plains Conservation have made it all the sweeter, and more irresistible, by offering an upgrade to a complimentary helicopter transfer between the two reserves, based on staying 6 nights between Duba Plains and either Selinda or Zarafa Camps. This 35 minute helicopter flight offers a uniquely spectacular aerial view of the Northern Okavango Delta region bet…

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10 July 2013

What makes a good hotel web site?

Africa Geographic

Your web site is STILL an essential business and communications tool, despite the plethora of digital tools and platforms around.  Here's what I look for in a good web site. What makes a good hotel web site?    

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02 July 2013

8 essential elements of your online travel marketing strategy

Africa Geographic

It's so tough to keep up with the rising flood of new digital tools, devices, buzzwords and strategies. A bit like that lioness charging into a herd of dashing zebras – all stripes, dust and chaos. In amongst all the clutter I like to focus on 8 core travel marketing tools and activities. 8 Essential elements of your online travel marketing strategy

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