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Annual Star Grading bounces back

The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA), a unit of South African Tourism, today announced a decision to revert to the Annual Star Grading System. This follows extensive consultation with various industry stakeholders on the revision of the 3-Year Star Grading System implemented in October 2012. Thulani Nzima, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of South […]

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Bidvest unveils travel insurance

This month Bidvest Insurance Group announced the launch of their new and innovative travel insurance product range, which is now underwritten by Bidvest Insurance Ltd. As of 1st July 2015, this new and flexible travel insurance range will be added to the company’s existing line of products currently on offer that includes vehicle warranties, chip […]

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fastjet unveils Tanzania to Malawi route

fastjet Tanzania has announced that flights on its newest and sixth international route will commence on 27th July 2015 between Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Lilongwe, Malawi.  Services between Dar es Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport and Malawi’s Lilongwe International Airport will initially operate twice a week on Mondays and Fridays, using fastjet’s modern Airbus […]

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Hilton eyes 7,250 new guest rooms

The findings of this year’s Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey, produced by Lagos-based consultancy W Hospitality Group, show that Hilton is leading the race to develop new hotels in Africa with 7,250 rooms in its pipeline, spread over 29 new properties, 18% up on the previous year. Hot on its heels is Carlson Rezidor, with […]

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Durban to host Future Convention Cities Initiative

The Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau has been entrusted with leading the Future Convention Cities Initiative (FCCI) for the next two years. This was recently announced at IMEX, a leading meetings, events and incentive travel exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany. The FCCI is a group of member cities that represent some of the best convention bureaus in […]

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