Tanzania Tourism Board signs contract with TII for North America

A Trinidad-based company, Tourism Intelligence International (TII) signed a contract with the Ministry of Tourism and the Tourism Board of the Republic of Tanzania to develop strategies for Tanzania to grow market share in North America.

The signing took place at the 2017 International Tourism Business (ITB) trade show in Berlin, Germany on March 9.  TII is no stranger to the African market. Read More

Lorenzo Giani – Travel Focus International to represent Tsogo Sun

Dear Partners in Travel,
In the light of Tsogo Sun’s realigning our International Sales & Marketing reach, I am delighted to to confirm that Lorenzo Giani – Travel Focus International will be representing Tsogo Sun (Southern Sun Hotels) in the USA and Canadian markets, as of 01 April 2017.

 Lorenzo brings with him an enormous wealth of expertise in both the Leisure & MICE segments and we are thrilled to have him on board.

 We look forward to continuing our partnership with you and would like to take this opportunity to thank you nce again for your valued support.

 Kindly note that we will be exhibiting at We Are Africa, ILTM, as well as Indaba.   We look forward to catching up and sincerely hope to see you soon.

 Please be sure to connect with us via our social media platform to stay abreast of happenings and news and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

 Warmest Tsogo Sun greetings,
Tsogo Sun

New General Manager for Delaire Graff

Matthew Smith, an expert in his field, with more than 25 years’ experience at prestigious properties and remarkable vision, will lead the Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa team as General Manager.

Previously General Manager of the two Leeu properties, he has an extensive background in hospitality, having run hotel magnate Sol Kerzner’s private property and spent eight years at Ellerman House in Cape Town, which is part of the exclusive Relais & Châteaux collection.
Matthew Xmith

Private Jet Tours Are Catching On for Big Spenders

 Fractional ownership companies have put the Uber twist on the private jet industry, placing private aviation within reach of a far wider demographic.   
Luxury hotel companies – from Peninsula hotels to Aman resorts and Four Seasons Hotels Ltd. – are also getting involved in private jet tours. So are safari outfitters, such as Great Plains Conservation and AndBeyond, which are using private jets to link otherwise difficult-to-connect destinations, such as Kenya and Botswana. Top-notch operators, Abercrombie & Kent and National Geographic, are offering global vacations built around exclusive charters. And the list keeps growing.
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Private Jet tours

Ethiopian Signs Codeshare Agreement with Air Namibia

New codeshare agreement, covering Ethiopian thrice-weekly services to Windhoek and the services of both airlines beyond their respective hubs, will allow Ethiopian and Air Namibia to place their codes on each others’ flights. ET will place its code on SW flights from Windhoek to Gaborone, Luanda, Victoria Falls, and Cape town, while SW will place it’s code on ET flights between Addis Ababa and Windhoek, Beijing, Lagos, Los Angeles, and São Paulo.
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Ethiopian signs codeshare

Cape Town Foreshore

Cape Town Foreshore Freeway Precinct – Proposals now on Display

In June last year, mayor De Lille made a call for proposals in regard the unfinished bridges on the foreshore, asking the private sector to submit ideas for the development of the precinct. The response to the City’s call for proposals was overwhelmingly positive, with great enthusiasm from the private sector. Six proposals will are currently on display at the Civic Centre.

The display is located on the second floor in the podium block of the Civic Centre and will be open for viewing from March 6 to 11 and from March 13 to 21 between 8.30am and 4pm.

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moratorium on large hotel projects

Moratorium on large hotel construction in Seychelles

Plans for the construction of 18 tourism establishments are excluded from the moratorium on large hotels in Seychelles, a top official of the ministry of tourism said.

The moratorium on large hotel projects except those already approved by the government was announced by the Seychelles’ former President James Michel during the Independence Day celebrations on June 29, 2015. In his State of the Nation’s Address in February, Seychelles’ President Danny Faure said that the government has decided to prolong the moratorium until the end of 2020 and defined big hotels as those having 25 rooms or more.

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Family Travel

Join the Leaders in Family Travel

October 23-27, 2017 on Royal Caribbean’s Majesty of the Sea

The third annual Summit of the Family Travel Association (FTA) is a trade-only, conference-style event that brings together 200 family travel agents, experts, industry leaders, destinations, and media for three full days of inspiring presentations, interactive workshops, enlightening research, and a diverse array of networking opportunities.

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Airlink adds direct route between Vic Falls and Cape Town

Travellers wanting to make the most of SA’s Cape Town and Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls, can now do so with the new Airlink direct flight between the two hotspot destinations.

The daily flights except for Saturdays, between Cape Town and Victoria Falls will be effective from 2 July. The flight departs from Cape Town International at 08:30am arriving at Victoria Falls International at 11:15am.

The return flight departs Victoria Falls International at 11:45am arriving at Cape Town International at 14:40pm. 

Airlink and South African Airways allows travellers to utilize the two airlines by connecting seamlessly onto each other’s services and routes, allowing multi sector itineraries to be booked utilizing a single carrier and ticket.

This inclusion of Victoria Falls in Airlink’s network has added yet another world renowned destination to its extensive eco-leisure network.

The airline also recently announced expansions on two other routes. Come 6 June 2017, the airline will increase its flight frequency between Cape Town and Maun, Botswana, offering a daily service.  The additional flights will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays