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27 June 2013

Kenya-Upgrade for Kichwa Tembo

&Beyond to upgrade Kichwa Tembo in Masai Mara   &Beyond will invest £17m in its camps and lodges across Africa, the initial phase starts at Kichwa Tembo which according to East Africa Regional director  Mark Wheeler will “redefine the classic Kenyan safari”.    Twenty-eight of Kichwa Tempo’s tented suites, as well as shared guest areas, will receive a brand-new look. Guest areas will be designed to easily accommodate large numbers of gue…

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26 June 2013

Kenya's tourism revenue on the rise

TOURISM revenue in Kenya, the country’s second-biggest foreign exchange earner, is forecast to rise to more than 100-billion shillings ($1.2bn) this year, according to KTB Managing Director Muriithi Ndegwa,  East Africa’s largest economy expects a lift after the passage of peaceful elections in March eased tourists’ concern about violence and political instability, Ndegwa, said in Nairobi on Monday. "We expect to surpass the 100-billion shilling mark this year on in…

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24 June 2013

Kenya - Lewa to become World Heritage site

Mount Kenya National Park expanded to include Nagare Ndare Forest  & Lewa Wildlife Conservancy June 21 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)  has announced  that the Mount Kenya-Lewa Wildlife conservancy in Kenya, will be  added as an extension to Mount Kenya Natural Park which was designated a World Heritage Site in 1997. Lewa and Ngare Ndare Forest Reserve were inscribed as an extension to the Mount Kenya World Heritage Site on …

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24 June 2013

Zambia new departure tax

The Airports Authority  in Zambia have introduced a new "Development and Infrastructure" tax last week, applicable to all passengers flying out of Lusaka, Livingstone and Mfuwe airports and effective immediately. For passengers taking domestic charter flights out of these 3 airports there will be an increase in the departure taxes that they pay from 58 Kwacha (about $11) to 85 Kwacha ($16).  There will still be no departure taxes charged when flying out of bush strips …

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21 June 2013

Fastjet relaunches Kili service

Fastjet will relaunch a service from Zanzibar to Kilimanjaro on July 1st. Flights will be on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The airline will soon begin services to South Africa, Zambia and Rwanda.

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18 June 2013

Elewana open Kenya camp

Sand River Masai Mara Camp, a new bush camp from the Elewana Collection will open on July 1st 2013 Located on the banks of a river from which it has taken its name, Sand River Masai Mara is located within the Masai Mara National Reserve, close to the Tanzanian border. Situated on a secluded and picturesque site, the Camp replicates the heyday of exclusive permanent tented camps of the late 1920’s. The Camp comprises of 16-tented accommodations, divided into two separate but adjoinin…

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13 June 2013

Indaba Poken stats

Attendees at the Indaba 2013 travel show in South Africa usedPoken's NFC social networking platform more than 60,000 times a day to digitally exchange documents and share business cards, the NFC connectivity specialist reports. The 11,458 Indaba attendees were able to use either Sony Xperia phones or Poken's NFC USB sticks and tags to collect information and share their contact details through the event's Indaba Connect system. Overall, 14,528 documents wer…

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12 June 2013

African tourism calendar 2014 gets 5 trade shows in 3 weeks!

Save the dates! Following Tuesday's announcement that Reed Travel Group will launch yet two more new Africa trade shows, along with ILTM Africa,  IBTM Africa and WTM Africa, all to be held in Cape Town, buyers and suppliers of tourism to Africa are spoilt for choice with no less than 5 Africa shows in just 3 weeks! This follows last month's launch of We Are Africa by Beyond Luxury Media (organisers of PURE) also to be held in Cape Town the following week. The shows are: ILTM …

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07 June 2013

Tatalias resigns from SATSA

Michael Tatalias resigns as SATSA CEO It is with regret that I learn of the resignation of MikeTatalias from his position as Chief Executive Officer of the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association ( SATSA). Atta has worked closely with SATSA for many years and Michael's advice and experience of  tourism matters in South Africa has been invauable to Atta. Michael has decided to choose a completely new path in life, to prepare, he says, for the next twenty years of work. He has bee…

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07 June 2013

Madagascar Elections

Madagascar's government on Thursday postponed presidential polls aimed at ending a four-year political deadlock until August 23,

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07 June 2013

Proflight launches Zambia > Malawi route

Proflight  launces Lusaka Lilongwe route Champagne celebrations marked the launch of Proflight Zambia’s first regional route on June 4 from Lusaka to Lilongwe. Proflight Zambia will operate schedule flights on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays between Lusaka and Lilongwe. The flights depart Lusaka at 15:30 and arrive in Lilongwe at 17:10 and depart Lilongwe at 17:55 to arrive Lusaka at 19:35F. The timing is designed to provide smooth connections to and from the Emirates flights from L…

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