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News from our Members

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31 May 2022

Revive your online sales - 4th June KILIFAIR

ResRequest

Find out how you can revive your online sales Increasing sales is possible in this recovery market and a strong online sales strategy will help you achieve sales targets. Skip spending hours Googling "How?", instead join our Business Development Manager, and Guest Speaker at KILIFAIR, Ntando Bhengu.

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31 May 2022

Storytime in the Bush - with Professor Alice Roberts!

Bushtops Camps

A safari is always amazing, but we’re about to offer Bushtops guests something unique, enhancing the experience even further.

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31 May 2022

Wilderness and Wayo Africa Announce Strategic Partnership to Grow Positive Tourism Impact in Tanzania

Wilderness Safaris

As leaders in conservation and hospitality, Wilderness Safaris is delighted to welcome Wayo Africa into its Wilderness Brand Family, and to join forces to help increase their collective conservation footprint and positive impact in Tanzania, sharing the country’s extraordinary rich natural and cultural heritage with its guests.

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30 May 2022

New ATTA® members this month – April & May 2022

ATTA®

Kariega Game Reserve - Accommodation Suppliers - South Africa Shenton Safaris - Accommodation Suppliers - Zambia Gane and Marshall International - UK Based Travel Specialist - United Kingdom Kitich Camp (Re-joined) - Accommodation Suppliers - Kenya WOLF (Re-joined) - African Based Travel Specialist - Rwanda Nuarro (Re-joined) - Accommodation Suppliers - Mozambique Sunway Safaris (Re-joined) - African Based Travel Specialist - South Africa Evolve Back Gham Dhao Lodge (Re-joining) - Accommodation Suppliers - Botswana Roho Ya Chui - African Based Travel Specialist - South Africa The Africa Experience - Accommodation Suppliers - South Africa Palm River Hotel - Accommodation Suppliers - Zimbabwe

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30 May 2022

Proof of Vaccination Certificate : No longer a requirement for guests staying at Inyati Game Lodge

Inyati Game Lodge

As COVID-19 continues and the world evolves to the "new normal", Inyati Game Lodge continues their proactive efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of our guests and staff. We no longer require proof of vaccination for arrivals at Inyati Game Lodge, Sabi Sands Game Reserve.

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26 May 2022

Join us! Introduction to Zambia | Tues, 31 May 2022 @ 2pm (UK)

The Africa Hub

Join us on Tuesday for our re-launch of Zambia, where you will be guided through each region's USPs and how you can combine them, giving you the perfect toolkit to sell the destination.

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26 May 2022

Wilderness Botswana Provides Ongoing Food Relief for Vulnerable Communities

Wilderness Safaris

Committed to its Impact vision of protecting Botswana’s wildlife, and the communities who live alongside it, in April and May 2022 Wilderness Safaris Botswana provided more than 1 100 food hampers to residents in the Okavango Community Trust (OCT) and Sankuyo Tshwaragano Management Trust villages around its private wilderness areas.

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26 May 2022

Auric Air - 2 Crew Operations

Auric Air Services

2 Crew Operations Auric Air Services Ltd is pleased to announce the introduction of a "2-crew operation" on its entire route network.

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25 May 2022

The Future is Proactive! Verena van Rooyen is Strategically Focused on the highest level of Client Service.

Proactive Hospitality Solutions

“I would like to believe that I didn’t choose hospitality, but hospitality chose me. I can’t remember the moment when I decided to study hospitality, but I can remember the day when I decided that this is my future, the day I started working at Proactive Hospitality Solutions.”

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25 May 2022

Wilderness Supports Giraffe Conservation Research in Hwange National Park

Wilderness Safaris

­With giraffe populations declining throughout Africa, Wilderness Safaris is delighted to be supporting the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) in Hwange National Park (HNP) with crucial field research.

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25 May 2022

The Botswana Elephant In The Room

Natural Selection

WE CAN’T SIT ON THE FENCE WHEN IT COMES TO FINDING SOLUTIONS TO FOSTER THE CO-EXISTENCE BETWEEN HUMANS & ELEPHANTS.

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24 May 2022

Singita joins Safari Portal

Singita

We are excited that from June 2022, Singita will become a member of Safari Portal. Safari Portal is a revolutionary content management system and itinerary builder connecting agents with supplier content for proposals for prospective guests.

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24 May 2022

WildEarth LIVE Safaris with EcoTraining

EcoTraining

Please take note that EcoTraining has created a dedicated page on our website for the purpose of streaming our WildEarth live stream safaris, this replaces the two short live streams we previously had on our social media pages daily.

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24 May 2022

Tourism Risk & Insurance solutions now come of age as the sector bounces back from effects of covid-19

Liaison Group (I.B)

When operating a lodge, managing a hotel, or curating and designing holiday packages and itinerary for clients from different parts of the world, there lies a risk from third parties that can significantly affect your business due to negligence, errors and omissions.

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23 May 2022

June 2022: New Direct Flight Launches, Servicing Mara to Lewa

Small World Marketing

New from June 2022, Air Wilderness has partnered with Scenic Air Safaris to create Scenic Wilderness which will operate direct flights between Lewa and the Mara on a shared charter basis for the first time.

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23 May 2022

Fuel Surcharge and Destinations

Regional Air Services

Dear Partners, Fuel Surcharge Over the last few months, the price of fuel has gone up by approximately 50%. Regional Air has been absorbing the increase in the hope that the trend will reverse.

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23 May 2022

Vivari Hotel and Spa by Mantis reopens

Mantis Collection

Mantis, a leading conservation-focused hospitality group with luxury hotels, eco-lodges, waterways and impact experiences located across the globe, is now welcoming international guests to Vivari Hotel and Spa by Mantis, which is located in a leafy valley in Featherbrooke, Johannesburg.

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19 May 2022

New luxury lodge in Madikwe Private Game Reserve

Stars of Africa

Located in Madikwe Private Game Reserve, Rockfig Lodge Madikwe opened just prior to Covid. I am pleased to be assisting them with their sales & marketing going forward.

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18 May 2022

African Bush Camps Heightening Guest Experiences with Helicopter Flights

African Bush Camps

As part of African Bush Camps’ commitment to delivering memorable safari moments in Botswana, scenic helicopter experiences are available to guests at Khwai Leadwood and Linyanti Bush Camp and Ebony during both the Shoulder and High Season.

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18 May 2022

Imvelo Safari Lodges are bringing rhino back to Hwange

Imvelo Safari Lodges

Imvelo Safari Lodges is driving one of the most exciting conservation projects in Africa today, and this in the face of a pandemic which has seriously affected our business.

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17 May 2022

Discover the opening of tourism in Equatorial Guinea

Luxury Hotels Management Company - Grand Hotel Djibloho

From middle of May until October 2022, affiliated Tour Operators, Travel Agents, International Tourism journalists and experts who are interested are warmly invited to join these special trips to discover the opening of tourism in Equatorial Guinea.

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17 May 2022

New Wild dog Pack for Mabula Private Game Reserve

Extraordinary

Mabula Private Game Reserve is proud to announce the exciting new wild dog introduction on the reserve. The recent arrival of two male wild dogs in 2021 resulted in great excitement from the Mabula team.

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16 May 2022

Wilderness Safaris Namibia Facilitates New Clinic in Remote Marienfluss Conservancy

Wilderness Safaris

As part of Wilderness Safaris Namibia’s ongoing mission to support Serra Cafema’s neighbours in the remote Marienfluss Conservancy in north-west Namibia, the company – in co-operation with various donors and other stakeholders – recently presented a fully-fitted mobile clinic worth USD1.5 million to the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services.

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15 May 2022

FINN Partners Expands into Hotel and DMC Market as Talking Stick Global Joins the FINN Family

Talking Stick Global was established 16 years ago by Marc Reading and specialised initially in representing clients in the African continent. The company’s portfolio subsequently grew to include representing clients in Europe, Arabia, India and Australia.

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13 May 2022

Green Travel Marketing to represent Ololo Safari Lodge & Farm at Experience Africa

Green Travel Marketing

Green Travel Marketing is delighted to announce we will be representing Ololo Safari Lodge & Farm at Experience Africa this June, a boutique safari lodge on the edge of Nairobi National Park and the ideal location to start or end of your safari.

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12 May 2022

Calvin Boia - Wearing A Brand New Hat in Hospitality - Proactive Hospitality Solutions

Proactive Hospitality Solutions

We are pleased to announce that Calvin Boia has joined our Proactive Hospitality Team and will be taking the lead on our Sales Representation Company, The Travel Hat as Director of Sales and Operations.

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12 May 2022

Wilderness Safaris Namibia Further Reduces Carbon Footprint

Wilderness Safaris

As Africa’s leading conservation and hospitality company, Wilderness Safaris has a long-standing and profound commitment to implementing sustainable energy solutions in its camps across the continent – with the immediate aim of reducing dependence on fossil fuels and the ultimate goal of carbon neutrality.

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11 May 2022

Another factory new Cessna Grand Caravan EX aircraft, delivered to Scenic AIr Safaris

Scenic Air Safaris

NAIROBI, Kenya / 10th May 2022 - Scenic Air Safaris are celebrating the arrival of a brand new Cessna Grand Caravan EX 208B aircraft with the latest Garmin 1000 NXI Avionics package.

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11 May 2022

Escape to Western Namibia with Sanctuary Retreats

Sanctuary Retreats

We're thrilled to announce that two of the most remote camps in Namibia have joined the Sanctuary family.  Stay at both the luxurious Okahirongo Elephant Lodge and boutique eco-friendly Okahirongo River Camp for an unforgettable Namibian safari experience.

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10 May 2022

Shokomokwa Borehole Brings Life and Water to Community

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris Botswana, in partnership with Karin Fröhlich, Wilderness’ Germany-based sales representative, and community leaders, recently joined forces to revive and donate a derelict borehole in Shokomokwa settlement in Ngamiland.

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10 May 2022

Saruni & Sera Conservancy extend their partnership for decades to come!

Saruni

We are thrilled to announce that we have successfully extended our Lease Agreement for 15 years with our local community partners in Sera, re-enforcing our continued commitment to invest in the land and conservation efforts in the area through tourism.

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09 May 2022

Airlink commences Durban - Harare flights

Airlink

Airlink, Southern Africa’s premier airline today launched its direct scheduled air service between Durban and Harare. The first flight departed Durban’s King Shaka International Airport at 10.30 and arrived at Harare’s Robert Mugabe International Airbus at 12.40.

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06 May 2022

Joint Media Statement by the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini and Airlink on the Discontinuation of Operations of Eswatini Airlink

Airlink

Eswatini Airlink was established in 1999 to provide air services for the Kingdom after Royal Swazi National Airways stopped operating. This was facilitated through an agreement between the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini and Airlink South Africa.

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06 May 2022

The British High Commissioner to Kenya at Porini Mara Camp

Gamewatchers Safaris

The British High Commissioner to Kenya, Jane Marriott enjoyed her holiday with us at Porini Mara Camp, Ol Kinyei Conservancy, this past weekend.

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05 May 2022

New wildlife documentary set in the Luangwa Valley premiers on Netflix

Robin Pope Safaris

We're thrilled to have yet another wildlife documentary hitting the small screens, that was filmed in none other than the South Luangwa National Park!

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05 May 2022

Equatorial Guinea Plans To Implement The Electronic Visa To Promote National Tourism

Luxury Hotels Management Company - Grand Hotel Djibloho

Equatorial Guinea’s Vice President Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue wants to make tourism a profitable sector in the Equatorial Guinean economy.

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05 May 2022

Wilderness Safaris Botswana Enhances Family Offering

Wilderness Safaris

To coincide with the arrival of the annual inundation of water from Angola into Botswana’s extraordinary Okavango Delta World Heritage Site, Wilderness Safaris has curated the ultimate nine-night family adventure to the Delta and Linyanti Wildlife Reserve.

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04 May 2022

The First Destination Spa in Victoria Falls is Back on Track to Open Soon

Africa Albida Tourism

The largest and first purpose-built spa in Victoria Falls is scheduled to open in October, following a rapid post-Covid tourism recovery, placing Zimbabwe’s top tourist attraction on the map as a wellness destination.

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04 May 2022

[SOUTH AFRICA] Launching Coot Club

Classic Portfolio

With the growing demand for simplicity and connection, we are delighted to launch the latest addition to Classics Portfolio: COOT CLUB.

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04 May 2022

Finding true wellbeing in Singita's restorative spaces

Singita

One of the most inspiring things about going on safari is how being in step with nature makes you find your own rhythm too, and at Singita, guests can shape the flow of each day according to what resonates with them most.

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