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27 April 2015

Ethiopia's Church Forests

Africa Geographic

 Click here to read how churches are the gatekeepers of Ethiopia's forests.

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24 April 2015

Elewana Collection accommodation rates to Atta members during Karibu Fair

Elewana Afrika

Karibu Travel & Tourism Fair, East Africa’s premier tourism show, is around the corner.  It will be held at the Magereza Grounds (next to Arusha Airport) from 29-31 May 2015.  The Elewana Collection would like to know if any Atta members require accommodation at Arusha Coffee Lodge attending the fair.          Arusha Coffee Lodge is a mere 5 minutes’ drive from the Grounds. Contact our reservation team for more info on rat…

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24 April 2015

New Swaziland Map

As part of Swaziland’s continuing push to emerge as a stand alone destination, a brand new map of the country has been produced for visitors to the country. The full country map aims to make planning a trip to Swaziland much easier, showing all relevant places of interest, and accommodation, and including an annotated list of Places to See and Things to Do. The map has been produced using the detailed maps in the Bradt Guide to Swazilandas a base. The book is the only internationally pu…

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23 April 2015

Xenophobia: Let Us All Stand Together, an Africa United

I have been watching the past ten days’ events unfold in utter shock and disbelief. As you know, across our country there have been growing incidents of violence and intolerance toward our fellow Africans who have come to seek a better life in South Africa. It is deeply saddening and, at the same time, frightening to think that as a nation that has emerged from a painful era of intolerance and segregation, some in our fold have elected to impose the same hurt on undeserving immigrants. I…

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22 April 2015

Atta Indaba Wake Up Call

Escape+Explore

Atta Members & the We Are Africa Tribe Exclusive Join the Escape + Explore adventure guides to get some sand between your toes and a real taste of Durban beach life. The ultimate wake up to get your day off to a kick start. Do it Standing Learn the basics from the best before paddling out into the Indian Ocean. Get a taste of why Stand Up Paddling is taking the world by storm. Either paddle between the piers or brave some wave riding on our state of the art Inflatab…

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21 April 2015

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: 6 tips on how to moderate your social media communities

Africa Geographic

TIP: Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and TripAdvisor have introduced enormous content marketing opportunities. But they have also shifted the power of brand management to the consumer – sometimes to your detriment. Small issues can escalate and get out of control very quickly if you do not actively manage and moderate. Here are our 6 tips for better social media community management. : 1. Always reply to questions and criticism aimed at your business. 2. Always be cour…

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21 April 2015

Robin Pope Safaris’ Mobile Walking Safari Chosen As A National Geographic Traveller Tour Of A Lifetime!

Robin Pope Safaris

National Geographic Traveler magazine has recently announced that Robin Pope Safaris' Mobile Walking Safari experience as a 2015 Tour of a Lifetime. In its 10th annual list National Geographic Traveler selected 50 of the world’s “most authentic, most innovative, most immersive, best-guided, and most sustainable tours.” More details can be viewed in National Geographic Traveler magazine’s May 2015 issue and online at http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/tours/…

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21 April 2015

Preferred Hotel Group Introduces Worldwide Collection of Premier Residences at Independent Luxury Hotels and Resorts

26 Sunset Avenue Llandudno CPT

Preferred Residences Offers Membership-Free Holiday Experiences that Marry the Space and Privacy of a Home with the Luxuries and Convenience of a World-Renowned Hotel LONDON – 5 February, 2015 – As today’s luxury consumers weigh the pros and cons of renting a private residence versus booking a hotel for their next holiday, Preferred Hotel Groupintroduces a solution that alleviates the need for compromise: Preferred Residences, a worldwide collection of exceptional villas, bun…

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20 April 2015

Elephant Charities

Africa Geographic

Are your donations really saving Africa's most iconic species? Find out here.

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20 April 2015

Somak Holidays and Born Free Foundation

Somak Holidays

We are pleased to announce that we are working in conjunction with the Born Free Foundation. We have launched a Born Free Foundation Kili Climb for later in November to help raise funds for Born Free Foundation to support Boma building to protect and save the lives of both lions and livestock.

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17 April 2015

The Hesc launches Rescued Rhinos @ Hesc, and announces the 'Eyes on Rhinos' campaign

Camp Jabulani

Hoedspruit, South Africa April 9, 2015 – We have partnered with Africam, a long-standing supporter and friend, to launch a new initiative called ‘Eyes on Rhinos’.   After the arrival of two poached and now-rehabilitated rhinos (Lion’s Den and Dingle Dell), and more recently the arrival of our two orphaned baby rhinos (Gertjie and Matimba), we have found ourselves facing the immediate need to establish a rhino sanctuary at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. I…

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16 April 2015

Hoopoe freezes rates for Kirurumu in 2016

Hoopoe Safaris

Hoopoe Safaris is pleased to announce they will freeze this years Kirurumu Under Canvas rates for 2016 for further details of these and our special offers please contact Rupert Finch Hatton at africa@finch-hatton.com  Due to a large last minute group travlling this May neither Hoopoe nor Kirurumu will be able to attend the South Africa travel shows and so if you need any information from us we'd be delighted to hear from you.  www.hoopoe.com and www.kirurumu.net

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16 April 2015

TripAdvisor's Apple Watch app lets users see recommendations at a glance

TripAdvisor

An Apple Watch app has been created to provide access to TripAdvisor's traveller reviews, ratings and photos of hotels, restaurants and attractions. The Apple Watch includes a new feature called ‘Glances’ which allows users to get updates from their favourite apps with a quick swipe up from the watch face. The TripAdvisor Glance provides recommendations to help users discover nearby points of interest based on the person’s location with the use of GPS and time of day. Fo…

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15 April 2015

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: The rise of video in travel content marketing

Africa Geographic

TIP: Marketing experts predict that online video is poised for massive growth as a content marketing tool and Cisco says that video will make up 69% of consumer internet traffic by 2017. Most social media platforms now host video content and smart phones are the chosen viewing device for most people. Further information about how to make the most of video as a travel content marketing tool: 1. Keep it short. Consider a 6 second clip to get a simple message cross, up to…

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15 April 2015

Jackalberry Treehouse re-opens at Flatdogs Camp

Flatdogs Camp

The Jackalberry Treehouse re-opened on the 10th April for the 2015 season, having been refurbished with new grass walls and thatched roofs, new comfy sofas and chairs but the same wondrous open air view and elephant filled water-hole in front!   The Treehouse is the perfect bushy compliment to the brand new tented Crocodile Nest which will have river views instead.  The Croc Nest is opening on the 15th May and bookings are already open.

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14 April 2015

Finding Gold in Gabon

Africa Geographic

Click here to discover the African cat you've never heard of

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14 April 2015

The Blue Train heads to Kruger in 2016

Ethos Marketing

We are delighted to announce that in 2016 The Blue Train will be heading up to “Big 5” country with the launch of its brand new Hoedspruit departures.  The Blue Train will make two round trips up to the Limpopo Province, one in July and the other in August, offering guests the choice of four spectacular 19-hour one way journeys.  These new departures will enable some fantastic new “rail safari” combination packages with the many wildlife reserves and private s…

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14 April 2015

Make a Mother’s Day

Just a Drop

Having recently been spoilt by my husband and two children this Mother’s Day (15th March), it can be easy to forget that thousands of mothers in Africa and Asia don’t have time for a special day. Instead, they are carrying out the back-breaking and all-consuming task of finding and fetching water for their families. Every day, they spend hours trying to provide this basic life necessity. Many women in sub-Saharan Africa are still expected to walk miles to collect water on the day t…

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10 April 2015

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Travel trends from top travel editors

Africa Geographic

Editors of travel magazines and large travel-related communities have 24/7 contact and dialogue with every travel marketer’s dream client base. So when they speak it’s a good idea to listen. Here’s what’s trending, according to 10 travel editors – note the focus on social media as a marketing channel. Become a member of Africa Geographic's Content Marketing Kit here.  

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09 April 2015

The Big Five for a Small Price

Africa Geographic

Click here to read about a luxury wildlife safari even South Africans can afford!

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09 April 2015

SATIB expands into East Africa

SATIB Insurance Brokers

Atta Insurance and Crisis Management advisors SATIB Insurance Brokers are opening six new branches in East Africa, effective April 1. André du Toit, Director of SATIB, told that new branches would cover Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda. “There will be a SATIB flag in Mombasa, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Kampala and Kigali,” he said. According to Du Toit, SATIB has had correspondent relationships with local brokers in East Africa for about 20 years now as it is …

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08 April 2015

Discover our new amazing itinerary: Best of East Africa

Jenman African Safaris

Jenman East African Safaris is one of the first safari companies to introduce a new itinerary combining 4 different countries of East Africa. Any wildlife lover must experience this culturally rich trip through Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda, and be one with the African wildlife. Travellers will get the chance to see most of East Africa well known highlights such as the Amboseli National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Lake Mburo National Park among others. This journey a…

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07 April 2015

Kenya Airways fly to Hanoi in Vietnam

Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways became the first and only airline to link Vietnam directly to Africa with flights to Hanoi from 30 March 2015. Kenya Airways fly three times a week to Hanoi in a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and provide strong connections to the key markets in Africa. Hanoi is home to over 7 million people (2013 estimates) and is a rapidly growing municipality. In 2013, PricewaterhouseCoopersestimated that Hanoi would befastest growing city in the world in term of GDP growth from 2008 to 2025.  &nb…

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07 April 2015

The Indaba Legendary Party - Akilanga

Akilanga DMC & Events

Save the date for Legendary Indaba Party by Akilanga DMC & Events Come and join us, on Sunday 10th of May 2015 From 22h till late... Dress code and location will be provided closer to the date Please RSVP here

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01 April 2015

Wonderbag Foundation Donates 500 Wonderbags to Children in the Wilderness

Wilderness Safaris

Children in the Wilderness (CITW), the non-profit partner of ecotourism company, Wilderness Safaris, is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Wonderbag Foundation, which will see 500 Wonderbags allocated to CITW’s Adult Eco-Club Project.      The Wonderbag has been developed to ease some of the social, economic and environmental impacts of living in poverty. It is a portable, non-electric slow-cooker that allows food, which has been brought to boil on a fire, to…

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01 April 2015

Global Development Workshops - Be Part of Something in 2015

The Responsible Safari Company

The Responsible Safari Co. has designed two brand new itineraries for 2015 aimed at educating and engaging groups on vital development issues affecting the world today. The itineraries are based on Future Earth’s model of sustainable development and environmental conservation.  Groups can choose an all-encompassing overview of development, or an in-depth focus on one or two areas, including (though not limi…

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01 April 2015

Why you need to attend WTM Africa 2015!

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