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28 October 2020

One&Only Cape Town Introduces In-Resort COVID-19 Testing

One&Only Cape Town

One&Only Cape Town will be offering international guests staying at the resort for five nights or more a complimentary COVID-19 PCR test. Additionally, all guests staying in any Suite* will also be offered a complimentary test.

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27 October 2020

Matetsi Victoria Falls Unveils New Airstrip and an Exclusive Buyout Concept

Matetsi Victoria Falls

With Zimbabwe’s borders now open for international flights, Matetsi Victoria Falls has unveiled its very own private airstrip, to complement its existing private heli-pad, with a new buyout concept that will allow guests to safari in their own bubbles. Matetsi Victoria Falls is the only lodge in the region with a purpose-built licenced heli-pad and a private airstrip.

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26 October 2020

Kamageo's Phase 3 Consumer Research results in video format

Kamageo

The latest results from our monthly Consumer Watch research are available on YouTube : https://youtu.be/reVCqc9EeaA in a 5-minute video. Kamageo has momitored changes UK consumer opinions regarding travel to Africa for the past 3 months and the latest results have thrown up some interesting new trends in attitudes.

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26 October 2020

Small World Marketing teams up with New Frontiers for an Introduction to South Africa Webinar Series - Week 3

Small World Marketing

Join Anita Powell from Small World Marketing as she co-hosts the third and final week of our Introduction to South Africa Webinar Series, along with Helen Bolton & Megan Hinton from New Frontiers Tours.

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23 October 2020

How & Why We Travelled With Our Family During COVID-19 - From Royal Chundu to the USA

Royal Chundu

We have just completed our second transatlantic trip as a family – in this, travel in the time of Corona – journeying between Royal Chundu, Zambia, and the United States. And never have we ever… felt safer, more appreciated, more accommodated, and with so much extra space around us!

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22 October 2020

The launch of the Great Plains Academy in Botswana

Great Plains Conservation

At Great Plains we understand that thriving conservation programs are only possible when communities living alongside the wildlife and protected areas are afforded opportunities to learn, interact, and benefit from these conserved areas. Based on this, the Great Plains Foundation has been working on launching an innovative initiative called the Great Plains Academy, which aims to provide personal and community enrichment opportunities for individuals in northern Botswana.

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21 October 2020

Manchester is Non-Stop to Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airlines

Manchester is Non-Stop to Addis Ababa With effect from Sunday 25 October until the end of November, our Sunday flight from Manchester is non-stop direct to Addis Ababa.

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20 October 2020

AN UPDATE: Albino elephant calf, Khanyisa is accepted into a herd of her own at HERD & Jabulani

Jabulani

Earlier this year, Jabulani shared news of the rescued female albino baby elephant that was brought into the care of HERD, South Africa’s first elephant orphanage built alongside the Jabulani stables. The little elephant had survived severe wounds from a snare and was found alone, abandoned by her herd.

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15 October 2020

November Spotlight Virtual dates announced

Selling Tanzania /Houston Travel Marketing

Following the highly successful first ever SPOTLIGHT VIRTUAL EXPO on 30 September which attracted 40 Exhibitors and 162 Buyers from 25 countries, Derek Houston has announced details for the next Spotlight Virtual to be held on Wednesday 04 and Thursday 05 November

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14 October 2020

ResRequest introduces small business and entrepreneur funding initiative: The Incubator Programme

ResRequest

ResRequest, a Central Reservations and Property Management application for boutique safari lodges and hotels, announced the launch of an Incubator Programme. The programme is designed to support small and new lodge safari lodge and boutique hotels. The initiative is aimed to stimulate growth and support new businesses in a stressed time.

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13 October 2020

The Gambia Gets Safe Travels Stamp from World Travel and Tourism Council

The Gambia Tourism Board

The Gambia has received a Safe Travels Stamp from the London-based World Travels and Tourism Council (WTTC) for the mandatory guidelines and Protocols adopted by the country for the safe reopening of the Tourism Sector.

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13 October 2020

Wilderness Safaris Supports Scorpion Anti-Poaching Unit in Hwange

Wilderness Safaris

Despite COVID-19 bringing global travel to a standstill, Wilderness Safaris has reaffirmed its dedication to conserving and restoring Africa’s wilderness by continuing to support vital conservation projects in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. This included a recent donation from Wilderness Safaris’ Sustainability Fund to support the operating costs of the Scorpion Anti-Poaching Unit (SAPU) until end December 2020.

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12 October 2020

Small World Marketing teams up with New Frontiers for an Introduction to South Africa

Small World Marketing

Anita Powell from Small World Marketing will be joined for three consecutive weeks Megan Hinton and Helen Bolton for an Introduction to South Africa webinar series. Begining on the 13th October, this webinar series will cover South Africa as a destination and take you through the diverse and exciting regions, what activities are on offer and the demographics itineraries will suit.

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12 October 2020

battleface joins The African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA®)

battleface

Travel insurance provider battleface today joined The African Travel and Tourism Association ATTA® to help bolster tourism to Africa. The new partnership will enable ATTA® members to work with battleface to assist their business and consumer travel insurance needs, be that retail or otherwise.

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12 October 2020

Zimbabwe and Matetsi Victoria Falls are OPEN

Matetsi Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe is open for international flights! And we welcomed our first international guests to Matetsi Victoria Falls this week – all the way from the USA. They arrived on 06 October, with Ethiopian Airlines via Addis Ababa. This was the first international flight into Victoria Falls in over six months! Several other airlines are also operating international flights into Zimbabwe once again, including Emirates, Kenyan Airways, FastJet and SA Airlink into Harare. FastJet is also operating a reliable domestic route between Harare and Victoria Falls.

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09 October 2020

battleface - Travel Insurance individually designed to meet your needs

battleface

battleface provides insurance and services ordinary travel insurance doesn't offer

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08 October 2020

Anderson Expeditions - Introducing the Tanganyika Expedition

Anderson Expeditions

In September 2021 Anderson Expeditions will be leading an unforgettable, active adventure safari exploring remote western Tanzania. Our ten-night expedition takes us to spectacular Lake Tanganyika where we kayak, boat and hike our way through some of the region's most beautiful and biologically diverse landscapes.

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08 October 2020

Safari Studies: YouTube Product Training Series for Our Partners

Jenman African Safaris

Gearing up to take control of the wheels of adventure once again, Jenman African Safaris has created a product training series to illustrate our various itineraries. Safari Studies is an interactive training session by safari specialists, professional guides, lodge owners and product wizards who share our passion for Africa and present our most popular safaris.

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07 October 2020

Time + Tide - We are open and we show you how easy it is to arrive at Miavana

Time + Tide

Last week, Madagascar opened Nosy Be Airport to international flights and guests. To test the arrivals process, our team documented their journey. We show you how easy it is to transition from landing to boarding our helicopter (20 mins total) to arriving at TIME + TIDE Miavana. Watch the short video here https://vimeo.com/465498316

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07 October 2020

Elewana Collection status update on Camps, Lodges & Hotels

Elewana Afrika

With a number of overseas visitors starting to travel again, as global lockdown measures ease, and domestic tourism busier than expected in some areas, The Elewana Collection has opened a number of properties, allowing both domestic and international travellers to explore some of the many beautiful areas in both Kenya and Tanzania.

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06 October 2020

Ethiopian Airlines has resumed operations to over 50 routes

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines has resumed operations to over 50 routes including Abuja, Harare, Lagos, Lusaka, Windhoek, Kilimanjaro, Nairobi, and Mombasa.  With South Africa and Uganda now open for commercial flights, Ethiopian is resuming flight operations to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Entebbe effective 1 October 2020.

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06 October 2020

Natural Selection opens Kwessi Dunes in the private NamibRand Reserve, Namibia

Natural Selection

As Namibia opens its borders to international travellers, so Natural Selection have opened the doors to their newest property, Kwessi Dunes. The new property is set in the heart of the vast 215,000 hectare NamibRand Nature Reserve, with easy access to Sossusvlei’s iconic rusty red sand dunes and the photogenic Deadvlei.

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06 October 2020

A new dawn for Legendary Expeditions

Legendary Expeditions

Legendary Expeditions has entered a new era with the launch of an innovative new website and a refreshing brand direction inspired by the spontaneity of true creativity. Like an artist’s canvas, a safari has freedom of movement. It is unscripted, unplanned and free.

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02 October 2020

Sitting Down with the Masai …and everyone’s talking!

One Horizon Africa

The ability to engage with the communities that travelers visit is, in many instances, particularly limited. Many people mention that in their travels, they have never really got to talk to the ‘locals’. Their limited exposure has been with taxi drivers and tour guides. Yet at One Horizon, the projects which are carried out each day, its humanitarian projects, rely on practical communication with communities. That is, sitting down over a cup of coffee or tea, talking, listening, and debating what needs to happen.

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02 October 2020

Ethiopian Unveils COVID-19 Global Insurance Cover

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines Group is pleased to announce that it will cover the medical insurance including repatriation, evacuation and quarantine costs related to COVID-19 as of 01st of October 2020 until 31st of March 2021. The coverage is applicable on all Ethiopian’s international flights booked with the airline’s tickets.

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01 October 2020

Hideaways Supports the Wildlife Ranger Challenge, Returning Wildlife Warriors to the Frontline

Hideaways

Wildlife as we know it, as well as the rangers who protect our wild spaces, are both at risk of becoming endangered. With the economic repercussions of Covid-19, salaries and funding for anti-poaching initiatives have dried up – along with sustainable solutions. With families of rangers destitute and animals helpless, the fire is fueled to ignite awareness and raise funds to keep these wildlife warriors employed, and our wild spaces safe.

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01 October 2020

Your Own Private Sanctuary: Exclusive Camp Use

Extraordinary

At Extraordinary, our core philosophy is built around providing an elite and opulent experience that will create memories designed to hold a special place in the hearts of our guests. As we continue to evolve, to predict, and provide for, each and every possible craving of our guests, we recognise the growing desire of exclusivity and seclusion in the wake of the Covid-19 era.

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01 October 2020

Ngorongoro Lions Paw Lodge now open to guests

Karibu Camps & Lodges

Karibu Camps and Lodges, a collection of luxurious Lodges and Camps located in the famous Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park announces the re-opening of Ngorongoro Lions Paw Lodge. Ngorongoro Lions Paw Lodge is nestled in a forest of Red Thorn Acacia trees, atop the eastern rim of the Ngorongoro Crater with mesmerizing views into the Crater and surrounding highlands, less than a 10-minute drive down the Crater floor.

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