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April 23, 2019

AC Hotel by Marriott debuts in Cape Town

AC Hotels by Marriott has opened in Cape Town, its first property in Africa and the Middle East.

The 188-room AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront is situated at the Yacht Club development of the V&A Waterfront, opposite the new cruise terminal and 400m from the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Marriott International Global President and CEO, Arne Sorenson, said: “There is so much about the future of Cape Town that is exciting. With the right kind of tourism policy, we should see arrivals into Cape Town and South Africa continue to grow. We very much want to be part of that.”

Middle East and Africa President and MD, Alex [...]

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April 18, 2019

KZN to benefit from bumper Easter

KwaZulu Natal’s provincial economy is projected to receive an estimated €63m cash injection over the Easter season as an estimated 250 000 domestic and 60 000 international visitors are expected to arrive.

Durban Tourism is projecting an influx of 100 000 visitors alone over the Easter weekend who are all expected to spend on entertainment, holiday accommodation, car rentals and restaurants. The Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (Fedhasa) is also anticipating a late surge of bookings, with hotels in the province slowly filling up.

Charles Preece, East Coast Operational Manager of Fedhasa says: “Holidaymakers tend to book very late. Our hotels are not at [...]

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March 11, 2019

Easier #AfriTravel as Botswana teams up with Zimbabwe and Zambia in Kaza uni-visa

 

 

In this way, the news that Botswana is thinking about being incorporated into the Kaza uni-visa is incredible news. The travel industry update reports Botswana and Zimbabwe had discourses around the visa consideration to advance amid the Bi-National Commission meeting held in Harare a week ago.

The visa is valid for nationals of 65 countries, and cost $50.

The visa appeared in 2014 and was intended to keep running as half year pilot. It as of now just exists among Zimbabwe and Zambia, is legitimate for 30-days and enables holders to complete multi day-outing to Chobe National Park in Botswana.

 

However, Phase 2 will see [...]

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February 20, 2019

New flight courses to Lusaka an indication of expanded enthusiasm for Zambia’s travel industry and business openings

ZAMBIA’S Minister of Tourism and Arts Charles Banda says the new flight courses to Lusaka are an indication of expanded enthusiasm for the nation’s travel industry and business openings.

Mr. Banda said the populace going for business and recreation has expanded after some time, which is pulling in aircraft over into the nation.

“Zambia is an interesting goal since it is at the middle imparting outskirts to eight (8) different nations. The aggregate populace of these nations is more than 600 million with various business thoughts and exchanges,” the clergyman said in Lusaka today when he highlighted on CNBC Africa ‘Power Lunch’ live [...]

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