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Ataturk airport attack in Istanbul

ISTANBUL — Weary travelers returned to the Ataturk airport here Wednesday, hours after three suicide bombers launched a devastating terror attack that killed at least 41 people and wounded more than 230. Authorities believe the Islamic State is behind the assault. At least one extremist opened fire with a Kalashnikov rifle before all three attackers Read more…

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Mantis Owners Collection launched by Mantis

The Mantis Group has launched a separate division, Mantis Owners Collection. It will comprise 28 privately owned properties around the world that the Collection rents to high-nett-worth individuals who want privacy and exclusivity. Each villa has its own private chef and housekeeper. Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles and Tanzania each have one property, there are Read more…

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Robben Island get R10 million grant

The Interim CEO for Robben Island Museum, Mava Dada, has welcomed a destination development grant of R10m (€597 000) for the island from the National Department of Tourism (NDT). Said Dada: “This funding is confirmation that NDT is serious about destination development and putting South Africa on the map. Robben Island is fortunate to have Read more…

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South African Airways are offering great low fares

South African Airways are offering great low fares from Washington, DC & New York to select destinations in Africa from $939.00 * (restrictions apply) Fort Lauderdale, FL (March 24, 2016) – South African Airways (SAA), the national flag carrier of South Africa and Africa’s most awarded airline announces new low fares to select destinations throughout Read more…

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Mont Rochelle manor house now open

Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson’s privately owned collection of luxury hotels and retreats, has announced the opening of an exclusive Manor House at Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyard in Franschhoek. The Manor House is within walking distance of the main hotel and can accommodate eight adults in four luxury suites and six children Read more…

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Kruger National Park day visitors encouraged to pre-book

Day visitors to the Kruger National Park are encouraged to book a time slot prior to their arrival between Friday, June 24 and Sunday, July 17. “The Day Visitor Quota for the park is a management tool to maintain the carrying capacity of the park,” SANParks said in a statement. Three time slots are available Read more…

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Blood Lions campaign continues to gather momentum

Leading tour operators have joined tourism industry leaders to initiate a worldwide pledge against the predator breeding and canned hunting industry – the ‘Born to Live Wild’ pledge. The commitment includes actions from the international travel and tourism industries such as not knowingly booking or otherwise supporting any breeder or operator that contributes to the Read more…

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Rebranding for Protea Hotels

Protea Hotels has been rebranded to include ‘by Marriott’ in its brand name. The brand is now officially Protea Hotels by Marriott. “Marriott’s endorsement of Protea Hotels signifies a turning point for the South African-based brand, which Marriott acquired in 2014,” Marriott said in a statement. The company said the rebranding represented Marriott’s long-term commitment Read more…

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