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29 May 2020

Small World Marketing Collaborates with Three Industry Experts for an 'Introduction to Kenya' Webinar

Small World Marketing

On June 3rd at 2pm (BST), Anita Powell from Small World Marketing will be co-hosting an 'Introduction to Kenya' with three other destination experts: Lu Morris from Far Horizons Marketing, Kate Coleridge from Handpicked Africa and Simon Beck from Orbital Communications.

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28 May 2020

Little Blessings & a Whole Lot of Work – Lockdown Life at Jabulani & HERD

Jabulani

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…” – Charles Dickens.

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27 May 2020

Pollmans Tours & Safaris Supports Nia Children's Foundation in Kenya

ARP Group

The global pandemic has touched every life on the planet. This is no more evident than in counties where many already live at the edge of poverty.

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27 May 2020

Guest Experience: Health and Safety Guidelines

One&Only Cape Town

One&Only looks forward to welcoming your guests to our resorts. When your guests are able to travel, we welcome you with a firm commitment that the health, safety, and wellbeing of our guests and colleagues is our utmost and prevailing priority. At Kerzner International, our guests have always been at the center of everything we do, and this is not going to change.

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27 May 2020

The Magic of Plants – A Taste of Our New Plant-Based Dishes

Great Plains Conservation

Alchemy is defined as a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination. The word, in this context, is used to describe all kinds of things from romantic love to perfumery, consciousness to nature’s seasons. Historically, it is a science that originated in Greco-Roman Egypt and was practiced throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia, as alchemists attempted to purify mature and perfect certain materials.

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26 May 2020

Hideaways Facebook Live: Understanding Pain Points of Travellers & Staff to Create Future Safari Experiences

Hideaways

It is time to lift our gaze and look beyond the horizon. Through this time of economic, ecological, and emotional turmoil we have all made shifts – has this prepared us to journey organically down a road back to nature?

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26 May 2020

Offbeat Safaris Emergency Conservation Appeal

Offbeat Safaris

Please help “Adopt a Plot” in Mara North Conservancy

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26 May 2020

Ethiopia Can't Wait To See You

Ethiopian Airlines

We may be experiencing unprecedented times but we are all going through this together.  While now may not be the right time to travel, our memories of past travels will sustain us until we can travel again.

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25 May 2020

ATTA® Presentation - An African Anthology

An African Anthology

An African Anthology is a hospitality management and representation company based in South Africa

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25 May 2020

Living in Plan B and the Importance of Resilience

Hideaways

Reflection, hindsight and adaptation are the principal words on the universal streets at the moment. By attempting to strategize for an uncertain future while trying to find answers in a familiar and certain past, we often find ourselves stumped. However, in this excavation of ideas and strategies, in the midst of absolute uncertainty and crisis, we have uncovered the steadfast theme and attitude of resilience within our industry.

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25 May 2020

Ethiopian Airlines: We've Gone Places Together Before And We Will Do So Again

Ethiopian Airlines

The sky is where we belong; we are not designed to sit on the tarmac, but instead to soar in the air

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21 May 2020

Zambesia Conservation Alliance

Vayeni

Founded by passionate African wildlife enthusiasts, The Zambesia Conservation Alliance (ZCA) is a not-for-profit organization that exists to drive awareness through creative and impactful movements that connect to conservation.

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21 May 2020

DumaTau – A Sustainable Approach to Fine Dining

Wilderness Safaris

Opening in the second half of 2020, Wilderness Safaris’ much-anticipated third-generation DumaTau will offer an enhanced menu that thoughtfully blends elements of Botswana heritage, community, and nutrition. With an increase in locally sourced ingredients on the menu, DumaTau guests can expect a wide selection of deeply-flavored, fresh and appetizing plates – achieving the optimal balance between authenticity and modern inspiration.

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21 May 2020

Newmark institutes its Safe & Clean Commitment in response to COVID-19

Newmark Hotels

Newmark Hotels, Reserves, Lodges & Residences announced its Safe & Clean Commitment, focused on enhanced cleaning practices, guest interactions and workplace protocols to address the hygiene challenges presented by COVID-19.

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21 May 2020

As Tanzania opens up its airspace, Auric Air awaits tourists coming to Tanzania - A short video

Auric Air Services

Auric Air is looking forward to being in the sky soon as it hopes tourists will continue with their plans for a wildlife adventure in Serengeti…A short video

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20 May 2020

ATTA® Presentation - Ultimate Safaris Namibia

Ultimate Safaris Namibia

Ultimate Safaris are delighted to announce that the 2021, dates and itineraries for our two guaranteed departure safaris are now finalized.

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20 May 2020

International Author Tony Parks Speaks Effective Communication Tools

Hideaways

International best-selling author Tony Park and Hideaways CEO Katja Quasdorf discuss communication strategies in the context of crisis and perpetual change.

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20 May 2020

Saruni launches 'Adopt an Acre' Appeal to help conservation

Saruni

Saruni in Kenya has launched an appeal asking past & future guests, friends and supporters to play a direct part in its conservation mission and to 'adopt' one or more conservancy acres for a year with a donation starting from US$35.

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20 May 2020

Gondwana looking forward

Gondwana Collection Namibia

Gys Joubert, the CEO of Gondwana Collection Namibia, one of the leading hospitality groups in Namibia, says that the company is firmly positioned and looking positively ahead to the days post Covid-19.

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19 May 2020

Rickshaw Travels Facilitates the first TMC Initiated Special Flight for Stranded Travellers in Tanzania

Rickshaw Travels

In light of the recent travel restrictions imposed by local authorities to commercial flights as a necessary measure to tackle and prevent the spread of Corona virus in Tanzania and Zanzibar, we are delighted to inform our valued partners that we have successfully facilitated the first TMC initiated repatriation flight for stranded travellers across the Country.

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19 May 2020

Namibia - Conservation First - COVID chronicles

Ultimate Safaris Namibia

As a true Namibian Conservation Travel company, conservation forms the foundation of everything we do at Ultimate Safaris.

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18 May 2020

Wilderness Safaris – A Message of Hope

Wilderness Safaris

For 37 years, Wilderness Safaris has used high-value, low-volume ecotourism to fund the conservation and restoration of Africa’s wilderness and wildlife. Today, however, we face the most significant threat to our business yet encountered in our long history. At the same time, we recognize that millions of people around the world are currently in a fight for survival.

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18 May 2020

Serengeti Safari One Day at a Time...

Serengeti Balloon Safaris

Morning! We are a team of wildlife enthusaists who have come to the Serengeti while the rest of the world comes slowly out of lockdown but there are still massive travel restrictions, so there are no visitors here, but the Serengeti is as magnificneint and glorious as ever. We very much hope you enjoy this little video and perhaps won't mind if we show you some more fun tomorrow and for the next few days.

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18 May 2020

Kicheche Conservancy Guardian Appeal

Kicheche Camps

Kenya’s Community Conservancies are a sustainable model of wildlife conservation and a benchmark for tourism. Many of you have appreciated the biodiversity and the variety of species supported by these protected lands first-hand, returning year after year to get your safari fix from the hills, luggas and plains that have become your own back yard.

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15 May 2020

Matetsi Victoria Falls very own "Lion King's" - A Story of Hope

Matetsi Victoria Falls

This amazing Story of Hope beautifully written by Matetsi’s very own Sara Gardiner is a very special account of the resilience of nature. A true life Lion King story that makes a very beautiful bed time story for the little ones and a general feel good one for the rest.

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14 May 2020

Natural Selection launches Palette to Plate art auction to raise money for remote communities in Botswana

Natural Selection

Natural Selection is raising money for its COVID-19 Village Support Program through an art auction taking place on Facebook on the 20th of May. Up for grabs is a custom picture by South African artist Jemima Sargent. Those who have visited Natural Selection’s Lekkerwater Beach Lodge and Hoanib Valley Camp will be familiar with her work which decorates the camps.

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14 May 2020

When the world is ready, Tanzania will be here waiting to welcome you back with open arms.

Coastal Aviation

The world is healing now. And when it returns, we will be here waiting to take you on your adventure, in the meantime, enjoy the mini safari video. #Safarifromhome #UnforgettableTanzania #TheFlyingSafariCompany

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14 May 2020

Saruni releases its ‘Community & Conservation Blueprint’

Saruni

More than ever before, the link between people, land, and wildlife is today critical to the future of conservation. An engaged, employed community, owning and managing wildlife habitats, incentivized to preserve pristine land through tourism revenue is at the core of responsible-tourism.

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13 May 2020

“To care for others as you would care for yourself is essential to restore dignity and love in this dark time calling more than ever for care and compassion. Care to shine for others."

Gondwana Collection Namibia

Dear friends, sponsors, partners, and colleagues. Thank you to all our partners who continually trust and support our projects. We cannot do it alone and together we can make a small difference in someone’s life.

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13 May 2020

Responsible Travel Webinar

Brighter Group

Responsible Travel Webinar is key to driving travel industry recovery in a post lockdown world. Click on the article to access the link to the Webinar.

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13 May 2020

Airlink advises of resolution of ticket re-issue and re-accommodation of SAA tickets issued on Airlink flights

Airlink

Airlink advises that it has reached agreement with South African Airways in business rescue (for the re-accommodation of SAA tickets issued after 6 December 2019 for travel on Airlink flights. In terms of the agreement, Airlink will re issue and re accommodate SAA (083) tickets issued on Airlink SA8 flights on Airlink (749) tickets for travel on future Airlink 4Z flights.

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12 May 2020

ZURI ZANZIBAR launches a new ‘Zuri Corona-Safe Hospitality Concept’ to support the East African Travel Industry

Zuri Zanzibar

The Zuri Zanzibar Resort (‘Zuri’) announces today that it has launched a new ‘Zuri Corona-Safe Hospitality Concept’ where welcoming hospitality alongside health & safety, wellbeing, and the immunity of guests are the core elements.

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12 May 2020

5 Star Premium Status Awarded to Kapama Karula

An African Anthology

Kapama Karula, the flag-ship luxury safari lodge in Kapama Private Game Reserve, the Greater Kruger National Park, was recently awarded this exclusive and elite 5-Star Premium status.

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11 May 2020

Classic Portfolio: Transparent. Accountable. Sustainable.

Classic Portfolio

After this crisis over, we all know we need to face a few hard questions… For those of you who know Classics, either through meeting me, Suzanne, in person, or following our weekly communication, you will know that we like to challenge and think beyond where we are now.

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11 May 2020

Global Big Day of Birding at Matetsi Victoria Falls

Matetsi Victoria Falls

On 09 May 2020, several teams will head out to traverse the vast wilderness that is Matetsi Private Game Reserve for the Global Big Day of Birding and record their bird sightings on the free eBird Mobile app.

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11 May 2020

Beyond all Borders: Hideaways explores the Connective Nature of Storytelling: Facebook Live with Tony Park

Hideaways

Stories know no boundaries and have limitless possibilities, a shared trait with the passion and commitment of the travel industry. While borders may be closed, and temporary bans remain implemented, tourism continues to share a deep love and respect for nature, persevering in its’ pursuit of imaginative solutions.

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11 May 2020

Etosha King Nehale - Postponed is not abandoned

Gondwana Collection Namibia

Due to the national lockdown as a response measure to the COVID-19 crisis, the opening of Etosha King Nehale, which was originally scheduled to open doors on 1 May has now been postponed to 10 June 2020. Gondwana Collection Namibia’s newest lodge was built on the wide-open Andoni plains just outside King Nehale Gate to the legendary Etosha National Park.

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08 May 2020

RwandAir to extend the temporary suspension of passenger flights

RwandAir

Rwanda’s borders remain closed to passenger flights in order to curb the spread of Covid-19. RwandAir will therefore extend the temporary suspension of passenger flights until May 15th, 2020 when further updates will be provided.

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06 May 2020

Launching Docu-series: The Mantis Story - 30 years in the Business of Tourism

Mantis Collection

Mantis, a global hospitality development, management and marketing company based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, is launching a docu-series about its 30-year journey in the tourism business. The series will launch on Wednesday 6th May 2020.

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05 May 2020

Wilderness Safaris Botswana Supports Community Partners During Covid-19 Lockdown

Wilderness Safaris

Furthering their core commitment to driving community empowerment in Botswana, Wilderness Safaris and Wilderness Air have donated essential supplies worth P33 000 to its long-term Vumbura Concession partners, the Okavango Community Trust (OCT), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health. Wilderness Safaris also donated food hampers and hand sanitisers worth P27 000 to 80 families in the Sankoyo community last week, with both donations greatly assisting their neighbours around the Vumbura and Santawani concessions during this difficult time.

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05 May 2020

Conservation Continiuum – Nature Discovery's Carbon Offsets Continue To Support Vital Land Conservation In Tanzania

Nature Discovery

Carbon Tanzania recently sent us an email thanking us for our support and commitments to reducing our environmental impacts and offsetting our carbon footprint, which continues strongly despite the world being in lockdown. They wrote:

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04 May 2020

Ultimate Safaris announces 2021 guaranteed departures

Ultimate Safaris Namibia

Ultimate Safaris are delighted to announce that the 2021 rates, dates and itineraries for our two guaranteed departure safaris are now finalized. These are our established and very popular Ultimate Namibia Safari and the later addition, which is the innovative Namibia Under Canvas programme. These safaris guarantee a window seat for all participants as they run with a maximum of 7 passengers, and the small numbers involved may be of considerable appeal in time to come.

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01 May 2020

The Latitude Hotels Group launch ‘Latitude Gratitude’ – a community investment initiative to support local neighbourhoods

The Latitude Hotels

As the world tackles the Coronavirus pandemic the consequences for already vulnerable economies and communities are stark. Not only are health-care systems rudimentary at best, access to basic hygiene factors of soap and water to reduce the virus transmission is limited. Prevention is key, but according to the WHO only 15% of the population in Sub Saharan Africa has access to a basic handwashing facility of soap and water.

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01 May 2020

Wilderness Safaris Rwanda Supports Bisate Villages During Lockdown

Wilderness Safaris

As part of its ongoing commitment to community empowerment, Wilderness Safaris Rwanda will be distributing essential food parcels containing maize meal, beans, and soap to 565 members from the five villages surrounding Bisate Lodge for the next three months. The company is also doing everything it can to ensure that Bisate staff still receive a salary during this uncertain time, especially considering that as many as 10 people are dependent on one salaried family member.

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