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17 August 2018

KenyaAirways appoints Catherine Kamau as Head of Marketing

Catherine Kamau has joined Kenya Airways as Head of Marketing, a position which since the departure of Chris Diaz, KQ’s Director of Marketing a year and a half ago was not substantially filled.

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17 August 2018

City of Johannesburg to host 2019 SA Brand Summit

The City of Johannesburg and Gauteng province have been confirmed as the joint winning destination to host the South Africa Brand Summit Awards - inaugurated in Cape Town in May 2018 - at The Maslow Hotel between 6 and 7 June 2019. This follows a detailed process to choose the host city.

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16 August 2018

New Tourism Board for Ethiopia

The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, has appointed a new National Tourism Board. It will fill the void left by the sacking of the board by the former Minister of Culture and Tourism, Hirut Woldemariam in April.

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16 August 2018

Tanzania Plans Beach Management Authority to Boost Tourism

The government of Tanzania plans to develop beach tourism as a drawcard. This statement was made by Hamisi Kigwangalla, minister, natural resources and tourism. Kigwangalla said mainland Tanzania could learn from its island neighbour, Zanzibar.

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15 August 2018

Tanzania Tourism Board gears up for Swahili Int'l Tourism Expo

The Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) has announced the official plans for this year’s Swahili International Tourism Expo (S!TE), taking place between October 12 and 14 at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre in Dar es Salaam.

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15 August 2018

Vic Falls tourism boom excites international markets

THE resort town of Victoria Falls is inundated with inquiries from Zimbabwe's major tourism source markets keen on directly investing into the tourism sector, an industry official has said. Zimbabwe's source markets include United Kingdom, the United States of America, Australia, Germany, South Africa, among others.

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14 August 2018

RwandAir launches new routes as air traffic numbers rocket

According to projections from Rwanda’s Ministry of Infrastructure and affiliated institutions, the number of people visiting or transiting through Rwandan airports is expected to increase to over one million this fiscal year, as the national carrier prepares to launch five new destinations.

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14 August 2018

Malawian Airlines service increases from July 2018

Malawian Airlines since last month expanded frequencies on various routes, mostly in effect from 14JUL18. Planned frequency increase as follows.

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13 August 2018

Kenya's Government Banks On Wildebeest Migration to Boost Tourist Arrivals

Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary, Najib Balala has launched a campaign seeking to promote the wildebeest migration in Maasai Mara.

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13 August 2018

Zanzibar courts tourists from Southeast Asia

Zanzibar is courting Indonesian businesses to invest in the island’s tourism industry.

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13 August 2018

FCO Update: Rwanda travel advice 13 August 2018

Latest update: Summary and Health section – revised information; the Rwandan government has put in place screening procedures for Ebola at all entry points including land borders and at airports

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10 August 2018

Zim Records 12% Rise In Tourist Arrivals

Zimbabwe received a total of 2 422 930 tourist arrivals in the year 2017, a 12% rise from the previous year, largely due to the renewed confidence in the tourism sector by the international community, a cabinet minister has said.

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10 August 2018

Rwandair increases Europe service in Dec 2018/Jan 2019

Rwandair during winter peak season schedules additional frequency on Kigali – Brussels – London Gatwick route, o board Airbus A330 aircraft. The 4th weekly flight will be operating on Fridays, from 14DEC18 to 17JAN19.

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09 August 2018

F1 coming to Africa as Zimbabwe announces plans to launch Vic Falls Grand Prix

Motor sport including formula 1 could soon be coming to Zimbabwe after an investor expressed interest in developing the sport’s facilities in the resort town of Victoria Falls.

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09 August 2018

UnionPay establishes closer ties between Chinese, SA tourism

Accommodation, tour operators, tour guides and activity service providers were recently invited to attend a business breakfast session at the Vista Marina Restaurant, V&A Waterfront, to engage in a discussion between UnionPay International and Cape Town-based tourism industry players where the benefits of attracting the Chinese market were highlighted.

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08 August 2018

AirZimbabwe Board of Directors dissolved and administrators called in

Hot on the heels of the now concluded General Election in Zimbabwe, which saw President Emmerson Mnangagwa returned to office, are news emerging from Harare that the board of the national airline has been dissolved and Grant Thornton been appointed as administrators of the state corporation.

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07 August 2018

SA Express will soon be taking to the skies again

Domestic flights in South Africa should be back to full complement with the reinstatement of SA Express which offers a feeder network to domestic flight destinations.

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07 August 2018

Application for Membership - Matetsi Victoria Falls

Matetsi Victoria Falls has applied to join Atta. Their membership will be approved if there are not any objections lodged within the statutory 10 day period. (See objection procedure below).

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06 August 2018

FCO Update: Uganda 06 August 2018

Latest update: Health section – addition of information on health screening measures at some airports and border crossings due to Ebola outbreak in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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05 August 2018

Communique on the state of tourism in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) would like to inform all valued tourists from both the domestic and international markets that, notwithstanding the post-election violence witnessed on 01 August 2018 in the capital city, Harare, Zimbabwe remains a safe destination for any travel. The incidents of protests that occurred in parts of the Central Business District (CBD) and the south eastern areas of the capital city were quickly brought under control through the timely intervention of the police with the assistance of the army.

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