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News from our Members

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26 November 2021

Relaxed Refund & Rebooking Policy by Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines

REMINDER - Relaxed Refund & Rebooking Policy by Ethiopian Airlines (Revised, November 10, 2021) This policy is applicable for Passengers holding ET document (071), for tickets issued on/before December 31, 2021 and for travel between 01 March 2020 to March 31, 2022.

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26 November 2021

CITW Zambezi Launches Jabulani Community Literacy Programme

Wilderness Safaris

Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Zambezi has launched a ground-breaking Adult Community Literacy Programme at Jabulani Primary School near Victoria Falls, starting with 90 books generously donated by Judith’s Reading Room. Delighted teenagers and adults of all levels of reading ability from the community have already joined the programme, with meetings taking place in the evenings when the school is quiet.

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24 November 2021

Painted Wolfs New Tasting Venue & ATTA Offer

Painted Wolf Wines

To celebrate a successful ATTA networking event in Cape Town and the Grand Opening of our new tasting venue, Painted Wolf Wines is offering an exclusive 20% discount to all ATTA members until midnight on Saturday 27 November.

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24 November 2021

2022 Nedbank Tour De Tuli Registrations are Now Open!

Wilderness Safaris

Children in the Wilderness is excited to confirm that registrations for the 2022 edition of the Nedbank Tour de Tuli are now open. Organisers are expecting a very high level of interest in what will be the first Tour since 2019.

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24 November 2021

The latest updates, post-opening

HBD Príncipe Island

The excitement around our re-opening on the 1st October has been absolutely fantastic - thank you all so much for your support, questions, and enthusiasm for booking!

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23 November 2021

Safari Dreaming with Robin Pope Safaris

Robin Pope Safaris

Last year, in the midst of the global pandemic we launched our Safari Dreaming E-book & 2021 Safari Dreaming Calendar with the aim of keeping the African safari dream alive while we waited in anticipation for travel to begin again. The money raised from the sale of these calendars went towards our conservation and community initiatives that were struggling during the international tourism downturn.

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22 November 2021

Royal Tree Lodge - Now part of the Natural Selection Family

Natural Selection

We are excited to announce that we have added Royal Tree Lodge to our portfolio of unique Botswana camps. This 250-hectare private reserve on the banks of the Thamalakane river is packed with plains game, ideal habitats of river, riverine and dry savannah and offers an abundance of bird life in the area. Best of all, it is only a 20-minute drive or 5-minute helicopter from Maun airport. So as you can imagine – we are putting the champers on ice. Getting all our ducks in a row and slowly giving Royal Tree Lodge the Natural Selection royal treatment - ready to hit the ground running for 2022. Now under new management, you’ll be delighted to hear that Royal Tree Lodge is getting a stylish new revamp!

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19 November 2021

Wilderness Safaris Proudly Supports Vaccination Drive in Northern Botswana

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris is proud to have been part of a pioneering partnership between the private sector and the Ministry of Health and Wellness, that has seen approximately 4,500 COVID-19 vaccinations delivered to more than 77 sites in Northern Botswana (Okavango, Ngamiland and Chobe Districts) during the last three months. It is hoped that this initiative will provide a much needed boost for the tourism industry, by assuring visitors to Botswana of their advanced state of COVID-19 vaccinations in the country, and its positive implications both for guests and staff.

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17 November 2021

Hope of Tourism Recovery as Victoria Falls Hits Highest Occupancies Since the Onset of Covid-19

Africa Albida Tourism

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge estate last month recorded its highest occupancies since the onset of Covid-19 in March 2020, with operators in Zimbabwe’s top tourist destination hopeful of a recovery following the collapse of the industry.

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16 November 2021

Kenya Tourism board and Kenya deputy High Commissioner hosts agents and press in London for VIP event 

Kenya Tourism Board

On Tuesday 9th November the Kenya Tourism board hosted a destination showcase in London  together with the Deputy Head High Comissioner Joakim K. Kamere. The event was held to mark the reopening of Kenya to British travellers as well as the re-opening of theatres in London as guests were then treated to a showing of the Lion King.

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16 November 2021

Mabula Guide Training Program Success

Extraordinary

Mabula Game Lodge are delighted to announce that the first two candidates have received their FGASA qualification and have completed the Mabula Guide Training internship. The pilot program was born in 2019 from a need to address the skills gaps within the industry and to offer upliftment within the Bela Bela community. After a pause during the lockdowns last year the dynamic duo who were part of the first selection have received their offers for full time employment as Junior Guides on the prestigious Mabula Private Reserve.

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15 November 2021

CITW Zambezi Facilitates Eye-Testing at Rural Schools Outside Hwange

Wilderness Safaris

Children in the Wilderness (CITW), in partnership with humanitarian Anton Poplett of 4x4OutFar, and his Global Vision team, recently visited six of the schools in the Tsholotsho region that CITW works with in Zimbabwe, to carry out eye-test screening for students between the ages of 10 and 14 years.

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15 November 2021

Saxon launches own local and sustainable amenities range

Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa

The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa is taking its renowned luxury further with a new bespoke and sustainable amenities range, ‘SOUL by Saxon’, that will be launched on 1 December. The amenities range is proudly South African, developed by local experts for the Saxon guests and embodies the Saxon’s offering of belonging, feeling at home in surroundings that form a natural extension of one’s own graceful lifestyle. The range has its own unique signature fragrance in all the products, is made of the finest local ingredients, and has a beautifully created logo and design for its packaging.

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12 November 2021

Congo Conservation Company CEO Elza Gillman joins the Africa Hub for a virtual tour of The Congo : Tuesday 16th November

Congo Conservation Company

Join our CEO Elza Gillman as she talks to The Africa Hub this Tuesday 16th November at 2pm GMT,  for an 'Introduction to The Republic of Congo.'

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12 November 2021

Introducing Vine to Wine at One&Only Cape Town

One&Only Resorts

Guests of One&Only Cape Town will be able to soon discover the Cape Winelands, home to some of the most renowned wine estates in the world, unlike before as of January 2022. The fruitful vineyards are home to Simonsig Wine Estate, one of the longest standing wine farms in South Africa, and, guided by Luvo Ntezo, Head Sommelier of One&Only Cape Town.   Guests will be invited by the revered wine estate to participate in an interactive, behind-the-scenes harvest day experience.

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11 November 2021

New Ondjumba Cultural Village walk available from 12 November 2021

Gondwana Collection Namibia

The new Ondjumba Cultural Village Tour from Etosha King Nehale is accessible to guest staying at the Etosha King Nehale. The 3 hours tour encapsulates interactive rudiments and in-depth knowledge about an Oshiwambo homestead and the Aawambo people.

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10 November 2021

Mosetlha joins the Umlingo Collection

Umlingo UK - Travel PR Services

Umlingo is delighted to welcome to its Collection Mosetlha Bush Camp and Eco Lodge - a family-run eco-lodge in Madikwe that is firmly focused on “thrills over frills” and promises an authentic wilderness experience with a minimal ecological impact.

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10 November 2021

Ndutu Wilderness Camp to open 01 Jan 2021 for calving season

Wild Frontiers

Wild Frontiers' Ndutu Wilderness Camp is open for bookings 01 Jan - 06 March 2022. An intimate camp with just 10 tents (including one family tent), Ndutu is set under shady trees on a private site in the heart of the Ndutu plains - perfectly positioned for the Wildebeest calving season.

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09 November 2021

Beyond the breaking news: you can travel in safety with us in Sudan

I.T.C Sudan

The past two weeks have been challenging for us, due to the military coup and the national/international reaction to it. Things have quite down so far and the population have been peaceful as usual, demanding for a better future with peaceful demonstration.

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09 November 2021

Love Made Visible - The Meaning of Food at Singita

Singita

Singita’s unique food journey is an intrinsic part of how our guests experience Africa, with fresh ingredients gathered from our on-site gardens and innovative menus that complement our wellness philosophy.

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