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Bench Africa GM slams mainstream media over COVID-19 reporting

by Christian Fleetwood

Cameron Neill believes the media has painted yet another negative image of Africa that is not based on “any real facts”.

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Events

Africa’s INDABA 2020 postponed indefinitely

The move follows a raft of measures from the South African government designed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Events

Tourism

How to put on a great trade show, African style

by Nancy Hromin

Were you one of the unlucky ones who missed out on Travel Indaba this year? Well, reading this may have you ending up in a jealous rage.

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Destinations

Eight African & Middle Eastern tourism hotspots not to be missed

You can travel to Africa every year for your whole life and only scrape the surface. Here are the unmissable highlights.

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Trafalgar goes back to their roots with new Africa programme

As much as we love reenacting scenes from the Lion King with our office dog, we’d much prefer to go and see the real Africa, Trafalgar style.

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Destinations

What do country names reveal about our favourite travel destinations?

Etymology can reveal a lot about a word. For example, we just discovered Friday means “happy day”. Or at least, it should.

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Cape Town braces for water crisis

by Daisy Doctor

A city often voted one of the best for tourists is on the brink of an environmental emergency. Visitors have been asked to take “special care”.

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Tourism

Namibia responds to Trump with glorious tourism clip

by Daisy Doctor

We’re calling this the best tourism video of the year. Who knew a “sh*thole” could be such a desirable destination?

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Travel Agents

Agent Insider: Flight Centre’s Abi Ward

Introducing the Agent Insider, where we sit down with one lucky agent and continuously prod them with the question stick until they tell us something risqué.

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Wholesalers

Big Fat Wholesaler Wrap

Wholesalers have been busy this week, and this wrap is bursting at the seams. Although we’re not saying any clothing has been ripped.

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Hotels

Hilton ups the ante on African portfolio

Hilton has committed to an African growth initiative, meanwhile we’ve committed to eating one piece of fruit this weekend.

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Tourism

South African President announces tourism goals

by Tara Harrison

Miss the opening of South African Tourism’s annual travel show INDABA? Not even invited? Fear not, our scribe’s filed this detailed report.

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