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The Sahara desert is hot, but Egypt's Nile River may be getting even hotter, at least when it comes to river cruising.
New opportunities to cruise along the storied river have become available in recent months to meet the growing demand that river cruise lines and tour operators say is fueling the uptick in interest.
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River cruises have been a popular way to explore Europe from a different angle for quite some time, but it's not something people necessarily associate with an Africa vacation. However, river cruises are gaining popularity on the continent as an "out-of-the-box" way to experience a safari.
The Zambezi Queen Collection, a memb… read more
The Liz McGrath Collection has unveiled new-look interiors at two of its three hotels. The summer lounges at both The Plettenberg and The Marine (Hermanus) have undergone a complete transformation, each boasting fresh and distinctly different interior design to reflect their uniquely individual settings.
Situated on a rocky headl… read more
African Travel Inc. is launching a new series of romantic safaris and experiences
Curated for weddings, anniversaries, honeymoons and other romantic getaways, African Travel's romantic and honeymoon safari series will feature journeys to some of the continent's most popular destinations, including Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania and Botswana… read more
Wesgro – the tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape province – recently launched a campaign to promote Cape Town as a remote work destination. How we made it in Africa asked Jean Scheltema, head of marketing and communications at Wesgro, about the city’s strengths as a remote work location as well as th… read more
The United States (US) reopened to fully vaccinated South
African travellers on Monday, with specific rules on pre-flight testing and exemptions
Travel between South Africa and the US has been limited
throughout the pandemic. An outright ban was imposed on travellers from South
Africa at the start of 2021, with the… read more
Described as the Land of Origins, Ethiopia is much more than just a true transit hub for travellers. Steeped in rich history and culture, discover the beauty of… read more
Covid-19 triggered an unprecedented crisis in Africa’s tourism industry. Still, a growing middle class and young population bode well for travel businesses. Tapping domestic tourism demand will be key to rejuvenating the sector.
By Olivier Monnier
Months into the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, Kenya’s normally manicured beaches were carp… read more
Various propositions have been recommended to tap into the ocean economy for more than a decade with a view to unleash the next phase of Mauritius’ economic development. Indeed, one may say that the blue economy in Mauritius is not fully utilised yet, therefore there is no reason to look for new shores.
Undoubtedly, the country should cont… read more
By Simon Freemantle, senior political economist, Standard Bank
A decade ago, amidst profound general optimism around Africa’s ‘rise’, we published a series of reports detailing what we believed to be the five structural drivers behind Africa’s renewed and long-term economic promise. These trends looked at demographic (and income) changes; … read more