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17 October 2019

KQ introduces new Economy Class seat product for its long haul routes

Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways (KQ) has introduced a seat product - Economy Comfort, which is set to enhance customer comfort and experience. Economy Comfort features increased seat pitch of 8cm more than the average Economy Class seats. The Economy Comfort seats are located in the first three rows of Economy Class hence availing 27 seats per aircraft. Additionally, passengers travelling in these seats will enjoy more benefits such as a dedicated overhead cabin for their carry-on luggage, quicker exit as they are at the front of the cabin thus they save time, and travel extras which include a complementary amenity kit and special pillows.

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16 October 2019

Sue Watt shares her tales and tribulations of her time spent in Mana Pools tracking painted wolves.

African Bush Camps

African Bush Camps are proud to have hosted award-winning journalist Sue Watt at Zambezi Expeditions and Nyamatusi Camp. On both her journeys with African Bush Camps, Sue was in pursuit of the endangered painted wolves. Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious. She and African Bush Camps partnered with photographer and painted wolf specialist Nick Dyer to track the pack’s movement through one of Zimbabwe’s most remote National Parks.

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16 October 2019

Gorgeously refashioned - The Cape Milner

Extraordinary

Tamboerskloof is a neighbourhood and suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. It lies on the slopes of Lion's Head and Signal Hill, bustling Kloof Street within walking distance offers great restaurants and boutiques The Cape Milner, a well-known oasis in the heart of trendy Tamboerskloof, continues its ongoing metamorphic journey with the most recent upgrade of the luxury rooms and suites. A brand new bathroom has been fashioned to offer a modern stylish finish and more luxurious amenities.

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14 October 2019

GHD Night Marathon 5km 1st Edition

Luxury Hotels Management Company - Grand Hotel Djibloho

On Saturday October 12, 2019, the Grand Hotel Djibloho celebrated its first edition of the Night Marathon, an event in which more than 30 runners participated in the category of men and women from 6 different nationalities, a race in which the winners were awarded first three winners of the women and men side.

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14 October 2019

Houston Marketing announces Spotlight workshop in Tel Aviv

Selling Tanzania /Houston Travel Marketing

The Israeli Market to Africa & Indian Ocean Islands is growing rapidly. Last year 26,000 Israelis visited South Africa and 6000 went to Kenya. Israel has also become a prime  target market for Tanzania and In particular Zanzibar. Rwandair and Air Seychelles have recently started flights to Tel Aviv while Ethiopian Airlines flies daily from Addis to Tel Aviv. This increased interest in the  Israeli Market has prompted Houston Travel Marketing to arrange a Spotlight workshop in Tel Aviv on 30 March.

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14 October 2019

Helping Women to Soar and Amplifying Their Journey to Entrepreneurial Success

Hideaways

As the CEO of a company where she started as a young intern, Katja Quasdorf is assuredly ambitious, determined and resilient, which is why she will be one of the inspiring speakers at the upcoming Amplify Journeys Annual Women’s Summits in October. The first summit will take place at the Cradle of Humankind Taking on 21 October,  with a pre-summit event from 19 - 20 October. The second summit will be in Franschhoek on 26 October to give as many people as possible an opportunity to attend this immersive experience.

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11 October 2019

Spa and Wellness

Journey Beyond

Spa and wellness holidays are a huge travel trend at the moment, and there’s nowhere better to indulge your senses and rediscover your joie de vivre than in Africa. The continent offers everything you need to relax, revive and rejuvenate. Beautiful landscapes and sweeping views have long been recognised as being good for the soul, and Africa offers endless variations on this theme. The pace of life is slower here, which also bodes well for a restorative vacation.

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11 October 2019

Equestrian Escapades with Hideaways

Hideaways

What could fit more into the Hideaways ethos of offering life-changing experiences than a 5-day horseback safari through the African bush, rounded off with 2 days of pampering at our bespoke eco-lodge Elephant’s Eye, Hwange?   This journey runs on the following dates:

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11 October 2019

Introducing Saruni Seedballs, re-greening Kenya’s eco-system… one seedball at a time

Saruni

As you know, at Saruni, we are committed to protecting the future of Kenya’s wildlife and the communities who safeguard them. We have partnered with Seedballs Kenya to help re-green parts of the country... one seed ball at a time. ‘Seedballs’ containing the seeds of indigenous trees, specifically chosen for each of the areas in which we are located, can now be purchased throughout our lodges.

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10 October 2019

Kamageo launches new UK campaign for The Gambia

Kamageo

The Gambia Tourist Board has launched a new campaign to increase tourism to the country, via Africa tourism marketing experts, Kamageo. The campaign theme, "You'll Smile, Too!" pays homage to the nickname of The Gambia - The Smiling Coast of Africa. Malick Jeng, Tourism Destination Manager at GTB in the UK explained "We tasked Kamageo to develop an impactful new look and we were delighted with this campaign and its joyful message."

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10 October 2019

New Camp Opening – Enjoy A Helicopter Transfer

African Bush Camps

To celebrate the opening of the new Migrations Expeditions Camp in Nxai Pan National Park, African Bush Camps are offering all guests staying at sister property Khwai Bush Camp a helicopter transfer to get the best view of Botswana’s green season.

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10 October 2019

With every 3-night-stay at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange – Guests Pay for a Year of a Scholar’s Education!

Hideaways

Last year Elephant’s Eye, Hwange introduced our Sponsorship Pledge, a pledge to sponsor a full year’s school fees for a child at Dingani Primary for every guest who stays 3 nights or more at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange. We are excited to announce that we will be extending this pledge for another year! In rural Zimbabwe, one of the biggest obstacles to a child’s education is the lack of resources. Families survive on as little as $2 a day and often struggle to make ends meet.

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09 October 2019

Azura Retreats to introduce Azura Marlin Beach, new for 2020

Azura

Azura Retreats is delighted to announce that it has acquired the hotel previously known as Marlin Lodge, located on Benguerra Island Mozambique, as part of its continuing growth strategy.  Azura Marlin Beach will welcome its first guests in 2020.   “We’ve been quietly working on this behind the scenes now for some years,” commented Stella Bettany, Azura Retreats, “it’s on a magnificent stretch of beach and represents a fantastic opportunity to expand our presence on beautiful Benguerra Island.”

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09 October 2019

The Safari Store Affiliate Programme: Your Own Branded Store

The Safari Store

The Safari Store is excited to present its affiliate programme. In a version of The Safari Store’s website displaying your company logo, the programme presents an exciting branding opportunity for tour operators as you address your clients’ packing needs. Earn commission as your clients shop for the best made-for-purpose safari clothing, luggage, and accessories from The Safari Store.

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09 October 2019

Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris and the TreadRight Foundation Pledge to Make Travel Matter!

Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris

The world is looking to the potential impact our travel has on the sustainability of the planet. Powered by our not-for-profit, the TreadRight Foundation, we at Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris, are making public our commitment to Make Travel Matter for the better. Inspired by leading destinations across the globe, every one of our team members and sister companies worldwide are pledging to make travel matter. Our pledge stands for people, for wildlife and for our planet.

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08 October 2019

Jenman African Safaris Creates Guided Group Safaris With Individuality

Jenman African Safaris

Guests choosing a guided a group safari over a tailor-made holiday often do so in order to fit in as many highlights as possible, because they love connecting with other like-minded travelers or for budget reasons. For agents booking a Jenman African Safaris guided group safari, who want to ensure their clients have the best safari, why not suggest some well-thought-through add-ons that will give the journey its special African touch.

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08 October 2019

Children in the Wilderness Zimbabwe launches All-Girls YES Camp

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris’ non-profit environmental and life-skills programme, Children in the Wilderness (CITW), launched its inaugural all-girls YES (Youth Environmental Stewardship) Enterprise Camp at Victoria Falls Rest Camp in Zimbabwe recently. Funded by the International Centre of Excellence for Community Schools, the camp brought together 17 Form 3 pupils from Kapane, Ngamo, and Sipepa secondary schools.

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07 October 2019

Nearly US$18,000 Raised to Boost Anti-Poaching Efforts In Victoria Falls

Africa Albida Tourism

Nearly US$18,000 has been raised to combat poaching in Zimbabwe’s top tourist destination of Victoria Falls by an annual fundraising golf tournament, coordinated, hosted and sponsored by hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism.   A total of US$17, 852 was raised at the 19th annual Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (VFAPU) Golf Day at Borrowdale Brooke Golf Club on September 20, where 136 players, making up 34 teams, teed off for the charitable cause playing a 4 Ball Alliance format.

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07 October 2019

Ugandan gorilla makes star appearance on ITV's Calendar Show

Kamageo

Ahead of next weekend's WILDLIFE & SAFARI SHOW, Kamageo's Animatronic gorilla (Rushenya) was at it again, visiting the venue in Harrogate in North Yorkshire, to promote the event. From there it was off to ITV's studios in Leeds, much to the amusement of TV presenter, Gaynor Barnes.

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07 October 2019

Solo Travel

Journey Beyond

While the idea of a solo vacation in Africa may seem a little daunting at first, the good news is that it’s a great option if you have wanderlust but no travelling companion. Solo travel is becoming more common, which means that holiday destinations are much more geared to welcoming people travelling on their own. That means that single supplements are less likely to be charged (reducing the overall cost) and that there are many more resources available to help you plan your trip.

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04 October 2019

New 2020 Safari from Jenman African Safaris Shares The Greatness of Zimbabwe

Jenman African Safaris

Jenman African Safaris has its roots in Zimbabwe and has been an ambassador for safari experiences in the country for over a decade. We have designed a journey introducing guests to all its must-see highlights as well as some lesser-known gems.

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04 October 2019

New Wildlife, Safari & Conservation trade summit in Harrogate

The Adventure Connection

An important new B2B event for the travel industry launches next week. The Wildlife, Safari & Conservation Summit will take place in Harrogate on Friday 11th October 2019. It also forms part of the two-day Wildlife & Safari Travel Show opening to consumers on the 12th & 13th October.

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04 October 2019

Zambezi Cruise and Safaris Transcruiser on ‘the move’

Zambezi Cruise Safaris

The MV ‘Zambezi Adventurer’ is on the move.   16 truckloads of components have started the epic journey from Johannesburg to Lake Kariba. The 53 meter long and 11 wide Transcruiser, built in South Africa, will be reassembled and finished in Kariba.  With 28 cabins, all en-suite and air conditioned with stunning full glass views directly out to the lake, 2 swimming pools, 2 large air-conditioned bar-dining/lounge areas and numerous outdoor decks, she will be the largest vessel ever to work on Lake Kariba.

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03 October 2019

Leopard Hill is One of The Best Places to Stay in the World in 2019

Basecamp Explorer Kenya

If privacy is your preference while on safari then Leopard Hill is the perfect place for an intimate experience in Masai Mara. Voted by TIME Magazine as one of the World's Greatest Places to Stay, in 2019.  Leopard Hill’s location in the heart of the award-winning Mara Naboisho Conservancy is literally in the middle of the highest density of wildlife in the world.

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03 October 2019

Wilderness Safaris Introduces DumaTau and Little DumaTau

Wilderness Safaris

In addition to upgrading DumaTau Camp, which has been part of the Wilderness Safaris offering in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve in northern Botswana since 1997, the company has announced the introduction of Little DumaTau – an exclusive and intimate camp featuring four tented suites. DumaTau and Little DumaTau will form part of Wilderness Safaris Premier portfolio, with DumaTau closing in November 2019, and the anticipated opening for both camps being August 2020.

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03 October 2019

Hideaways and Grow Africa Have Launched a New Initiative - The Ruzivo Scholarship and Book Fund

Hideaways

Hideaways’ goal is to positively and sustainably impact and support communities and people in the areas we operate in. In Zimbabwe, our lodge Elephant’s Eye, Hwange is part of the Dete community. In Dete, Dingani Primary School is severely under-resourced.  More than 50 % of Dingani’s children cannot afford the yearly school fees.

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01 October 2019

Matetsi Victoria Falls Wildlife Sightings

Matetsi Victoria Falls

Matetsi Private Game Reserve, a 136,000-acre pristine wilderness that consists of a variety of different ecosystems and has 9 miles of Zambezi River frontage, provides habitats for a huge variety of flora and fauna.

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01 October 2019

Meet Coastal at MKTE Stand no. E8

Coastal Aviation

We  will be exhibiting at the MKTE trade show from the 2nd - 4th October at Stand E8. The show will be attended by Beatrice Muia, our Sales & Marketing Manager, Alessandro Compagno, Charters' Sales Manager and Segun Medubi our Network, Revenue Manager & Distribution Manager. We would like to to take the opportunity to discuss our new concepts & progress including Safety and most interesting flights and destinations to make each flying Safari a memorable one.  Visit us at Stand no. E8

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01 October 2019

A Taste of Tanzania, a gorgeous coffee table book available now

Onsea House Tanzania

Get ready for the ride of a lifetime. A Taste of Tanzania is an exciting road trip through this incredible country. From the vast plains of the Serengeti to the raw beauty of Ruaha. An action-packed story of friendship, perseverance and culinary delights.

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01 October 2019

Springbok Atlas Tours & Safari's Presents Exclusive Botswana - Including Xigera Safari Lodge Opening in June 2020

Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris

Take an exclusive journey, with Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris, into the heart of famed regions of Botswana with unparalleled wildlife spectacles. Be among the first to experience the Red Carnation’s brand new Xigera Lodge, which will be opening in June 2020.

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