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28 August 2015

Asilia Africa to open The Highlands, Ngorongoro

Asilia Africa

Asilia Africa is delighted to announce that their newest property, the Highlands, will open in Ngorongoro on 1st March 2016.     The Highlands redefines the Ngorongoro experience. Set high on the slopes of Olmoti volcano, with sweeping views all the way to the Serengeti, guests can be at the famous Ngorongoro Crater floor at dawn but still far from any other camp.   The seven luxurious tented suites offer king size beds with bay windows so you can feel immersed in the endless v…

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27 August 2015

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Don't spam your audience

Africa Geographic

TIP: No one likes a spammer. Be careful not to spam your audience, either via email or on your social media platforms.  Further information about not spamming your audience: Quality is always better than quantity. Be careful not to push out half-baked messages or the same message over and over again. Rather take the time to craft consistently useful messages rather than a half-baked promotional message. If you are going to send out advertorial content via email or social media make s…

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27 August 2015

Amazing Trade Migration Opportunity

Atua Enkop Africa

Atua Enkop Africa has a great opportunity for directors, product managers and senior sales staff a once in a lifetime migration experience. We all sell holidays to Kenya around the migration time but how often have we experienced it for ourselves?? Atua Enkop would like to invite select travel staff to experience the migration first hand. DATES: 26 Sept - 01 October 2015 Anyone interested please contact Tsessabe on info@tsessabe.com to secure your space as they are limited.&rdqu…

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26 August 2015

Unaccompanied Minor Declaration Forms

British Airways

Unaccompanied Minor Declaration Forms no longer have to be completed in advance of travel. Forms will not be posted to customers nor available for you request online. Declaration forms will only be available at airport check in desks (worldwide), where they should be completed and signed by customers. There is no change to the rest of the unaccompanied minor booking process and you should continue to add relevant information to the PNR. Find out more about unaccompanied minors on batravel…

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26 August 2015

First female quadriplegic to climb Kilimanjaro

Discover Africa

If you think climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is tough, imagine summiting the mountain in a wheelchair.     On 27 August 2015, Chaeli Mycroft -- an ability activist, wheelchair user and co-founder of The Chaeli Campaign -- will start her journey to become the first female quadriplegic to climb Kilimanjaro.    A team of seven climbers will start the seven-day trek on 29 August 2015 with Mycroft, taking turns carrying and pushing her to the top of the tallest mountain in Africa in…

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25 August 2015

Jenman African Safaris launches new group safari along the Garden Route in South Africa

Jenman African Safaris

We're delighted to announce that we have introduced a new along the Garden Route.  This 7-day tour starts in Port Elizabeth, guests venture along the prestigious Garden Route and end the trip in the cosmopolitan and vibrant city of Cape Town. This is a small group tour where single travellers, families, couples and friends are welcome. Guests will be accommodated in 3 – 4 star lodges including breakfast, making this a competitive and fantastic value-for-money product. Click here…

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25 August 2015

Exxaro MTB Academy Riders to Take Part in Nedbank Tour de Tuli 2015

Wilderness Safaris

August 2015– Tour de Wilderness, the organiser of the acclaimed annual Nedbank Tour de Tuli mountain bike event, is delighted to announce that four development riders from the Exxaro MTB Academy will join the 350 riders cycling almost 300km across Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa between 13 and 18 August 2015. “We are extremely excited that Exxaro and Nedbank have sponsored these riders to take part in this year’s Tour. Their participation is perfectly in line with what C…

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24 August 2015

10 Iconic African Destinations

Africa Geographic

The places that define this incredible continent. Click here for more details.  

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24 August 2015

Malawian Style FAM Trips

Malawian Style

Malawian Style, Malawi’s fastest growing DMC, has established a regular programme of FAM trips and has places available on its next trip, in November. There is limited availability so if you are interested, please contact Mike Varndell (mike@malawianstyle.com) as soon as possible to apply for a place. Malawian Style will be running similar trips in April 2016 prior to WTM Africa and Indaba so please also contact Mike now if you would like to register your interest for those. Please see b…

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21 August 2015

Explore the best of Kenya and Tanzania with Alex Walker's Serian this October!

Alex Walker's Serian

We would like to invite agents to join us on an educational trip to Alex Walker's Serian camps in the Masai Mara and Serengeti!   ITINERARY 3rd & 4th Oct: Ngare Serian 5th & 6th Oct: Serian's Nkorombo 7th Oct: fly Mara to Serengeti 7th & 8th Oct: Serian's Serengeti Mobile (Lamai)   Additional flycamping nights on the 9th & 10th can also be added.   Please contact us on marketing@serian.com to let us know if you're interested.  

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21 August 2015

Wine & Wild dog weekend at Chilo Lodge, Zimbabwe with Painted Wolf Wines

Painted Wolf Wines

You may well wonder why hold a ‘Wine and wild dog weekend’ – well, it all started with the maiden vintage of our flagship wine, Pictus 2009, needing a stunning piece of artwork for the label, and a most fortuitous contact with artist Lin Barrie who is as besotted with African wild dogs as we are! To read more http://www.paintedwolfwines.com/2015/08/17/wine-wild-dog-weekend-at-chilo-lodge-zimbabwe/

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20 August 2015

Far Horizons Marketing launches new website

Far Horizons Marketing

Far Horizons Marketing is very proud to announce the launch their new website! Created as a tool for the trade with YOU in mind, we have created individual pages for each of our clients which the travel trade can access easily to download images, rates, fact sheets as well as watch training and promotional videos.  If you are not already recieving our updates by newsletter, you can subscribe via our website.  Go to www.farhorizonsmarketing.com and let us know your thoughts!

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19 August 2015

Bluebay Launches New Website

Bluebay Hotels Zanzibar

Bluebay Hotels Zanzibar is delighted to launch its new website – www.bluebayzanzibar.com. The site offers a great user experience and we believe it shows off the true beauty our two resorts. Please visit the site and take a tour around Bluebay Beach & Spa and Sultan Sands Island Resort: ‘two stunning resorts… one incredible destination’.

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19 August 2015

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Write for your audience, not for your brand

Africa Geographic

TIP: Your content should be geared towards what your audience wants to hear and not what you want them to hear - no one likes to be shouted at!   Further information about why you should write for your audience: There is a time and place for adverts and brochures and a blog is not this place. Blog articles, while brand building, should not be all about your brand. Its not about pushing your message at your audience as they will simply leave your blog - its about delivering them conte…

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17 August 2015

Sensational Seychelles

Africa Geographic

The Seychelles Archipelago is Mother Nature's masterpiece. Click here for more details.

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14 August 2015

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Good content is not only about keywords

Africa Geographic

TIP: Quality content will always be more important than keywords when it comes to audience engagement and even search engine rankings.  Further information about why content is more important than keywords: Reaching the top of search engine results used to be about pumping out exact keywords but keywords should no longer be your top priority. If you write good content with a user in mind, the correct keywords will naturally be included. Nowadays Google also understands a p…

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14 August 2015

Tee off to Save Africa’s Wildlife

Africa Albida Tourism

Africa Albida Tourism is calling on sponsors and participants to take part in theannual fundraising Golf Day, to ensure the survival of the Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit, tobe held on October 2 at Borrowdale Brooke GolfClub. Africa Albida Tourism (AAT) chief executive Ross Kennedy said: “It is evident fromthe worldwide news coverage of Cecil the lion that wildlife conservation and dealingwith poaching remains critically important. It is a key aspect of our company’s philoso…

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13 August 2015

Devil's Pool re-opens for your swim to the Edge

Devil's Pool is adjacent to the famous Livingstone Island situated on the edge of the Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. From the 12th August 2015, guests can yet again choose to enjoy an exhilarating swim to the edge of the falls during one of our 5 daily Livingstone Island visits. The Devil's Pool is usually open between mid August and early-January - depending on Zambezi water levels. You can book your visit to Livingstone Island for this adrenaline fuel…

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13 August 2015

Sweden’s King Gustaf and other world leaders to grace Scouts Jamboree in Uganda

Uganda Tourism Board

The scouts of Uganda are set to for the largest gathering of the scouts movement in Uganda. From 18-28 August, the Government of Uganda together with the Uganda Scouts Association is hosting the International Scouts Centenary Jamboree The Jamboree, which is expected to bring together about 15000 participants from 163 nations, will be hosted at the Kaazi National Scouts Campsite on the shores of Lake Victoria. The World Organization of the Scout Movement with over 40 million members, began acti…

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12 August 2015

New website

Offbeat Safaris

Offbeat Safaris has launched a new website.  With a simple, fresh layout and easy navigation this new site is entirely compatible with all devices.  www.offbeatsafaris.com

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12 August 2015

Learn more about Birding in Kenya at Rutland Bird Fair 2015

Kenya Tourism Board

Visit the Kenya Birding stand and listen to talks on Kenya’s bird-life by Jonathan and Angela Scott and Adam Scott Kennedy   Tuesday 11th August 2015, London – Kenya is home to a range of magnificent wildlife, from lions, giraffes and elephants to zebras, buffalo and, not forgetting, birds. Thelush forests, open grasslands, vast savannah and rich wetlands attract a vibrant array of bird-life to the country, which is home to over 1,000 different species of bird in Kenya. It is …

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11 August 2015

Know what you sell

Offbeat Safaris

Visiting the properties that you sell gives you the upper hand when securing itineraries. Offbeat Safaris are hosting a week long FAM trip in October, to tour operators covering Meru, Laikipia and the Masai Mara.  These 3 key safari areas encompass so much of what Kenya has to offer and first hand experiences are the secret weapon when selling any luxury safari.   Please contact Charlotte on marketing@offbeatsafaris.com for full details

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10 August 2015

Gabon

Africa Geographic

A wildlife surprise for even the most jaded safari enthusiast. Click here for more details.

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07 August 2015

Take on Just A Drop’s Summer Six Steps Challenge!

Just a Drop

Women and children in Africa and Asia spend an estimated 200 million hours each day collecting water. They often walk an average of 6km, in the searing heat, hauling heavy water which can weigh up to 25kg. The water they are rewarded with may be filthy and cause life threatening illnesses. Water is often carried on the heads of women and children and naturally, with such a scarce resource, it is vital not to spill a drop. This summer, as part of its Mums Army campaign, Just a Drop is lau…

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06 August 2015

Uganda to hold global tourism showcase

Uganda Tourism Board

Uganda is to host a global tourism show piece to showcase its abundant natural blessings to the world. The Uganda International Tourism Expo will be held in November and will feature as one of the key events to the run up to the much anticipated visit of the pope in late November 2015. Stephen Asiimwe, the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) chief executive said the event will also be significant because top global destination marketing firms will attend and have their first appreciation of marketing U…

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03 August 2015

Kgalagadi

Africa Geographic

We visit Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - a land of thirst with bounteous wildlife. Click here for more details. 

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