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Check travelnews.africa every morning for the latest travel news in sub Saharan Africa, it is an easy and quick way to keep yourself updated on industry news, trends, warnings, opinions and much more in the Region.

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  • Safari

Zambia’s Kasanka NP and world’s largest mammal migration

The Kasanka National Park in Zambia – home to the world’s largest mammal migration – is under immediate threat from agricultural development.

Up to ten million fruit bats migrate to the wetlands in Kasanka for a few months every year. It is a globally significant biological spectacle that draws in tourists and helps to und… read more


  • Miscellaneous

New Botswana/Zambia’s Kazungula Bridge

On 10 May, the presidents of Botswana and Zambia officially opened the new Kazungula Bridge and one-stop border posts, aimed at ushering in more traffic. The bridge is part of the Trans-African Highway Network and the North-South corridor link between the SADC and COMESA free trade areas.

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  • Destinations

Mauritius will open for international travel on 15 July 2021

Mauritius will be welcoming international travellers from 15 July 2021. The island will be opening in phases during 2021 and the first phase, from 15 July to 30 September 2021, will enable vaccinated travellers to enjoy a resort holiday on the island.

Holidaymakers will be able to enjoy facilities within their chosen r… read more


  • Destinations

Tourism sector heaves sigh of relief

THE government yesterday moved to reduce Tanzania Tourism Business Licence (TALA) for tour operators, a move it says will promote the country's key for exearning sector.

Presenting the 2021-2022 national budget in Dodoma yesterday, Finance and Planning Minister Mwigulu Nchemba announced his intention of reducing TALA for travel agen… read more


  • Miscellaneous

Why poor air connectivity in Africa may persist

When the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) was launched in January 2018, it was enthusiastically embraced as the key that would unlock air travel in Africa.

Although 33 countries in the continent are signatories to the project, industry observers are not optimistic that many countries in Africa would open their airs… read more


  • Flights

A look a Nigeria's international routes

With over 210 million people, Nigeria is overwhelmingly Africa’s most populous country and the world’s seventh-largest. It had 4.63 million international passengers in 2019, its highest to date. In a week next month, seven airlines will fly long-haul from Nigeria with 11 bookable routes. Emirates will be the largest carrier with service t… read more


  • Flights

South African Airways to relaunch with 51% Private Ownership

On Friday morning, the South African government announced it had found a new private equity partner for South African Airways. When the airline takes to the skies again, it will be 51% controlled by the Takatso Consortium, which says its goal is to turn SAA into an iconic South African brand and a world-class pan-African airline.… read more


  • Flights

Ibom Air gradual move to international flights, receives 2nd Airbus 220 aircraft

Ibom Air, the Akwa Ibom State owed airline is determined not just to help stimulate business activities in the Aviation industry but to show that private airline can succeed if properly run and managed. Starting operations barely two years ago, the airline management has displayed exceptional leadership qualities of innovation, focus, pru… read more


  • Travel-tech

CEO provides a snapshot of his payment processing startup

Seerbit is a Nigerian company that provides payment processing solutions to businesses. Founded in 2019, Seerbit is headquartered in Lagos with branches in Ghana, Kenya and Senegal; it has processed over $146 million in transactions. Founder and CEO Omoniyi Kolade answers our questions.

1. Give us your elevator pitch.

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  • Cruise

New Carnival Cruise Line ship Mardi Gras to sail maiden voyage July 31st

Carnival Cruise Line has finally revealed details of the maiden voyage for its new mega cruise ship Mardi Gras, with the ship due to sail its first passenger voyage from Port Canaveral on July 31st, 2021. Mardi Gras’ week-long cruise will be the first of several visiting the Eastern and Western Mediterranean. As a result of … read more


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