By Kristof Eyckmans  Often Africa is left aside when looking for a luxury escape from everyday life. But the continent has a lot to offer, and not only for budget travellers but also for the ones that aren’t shy to spend some cash in return for the most exclusive travel experiences out there. Here are a few of my favourite experiences. Rovos...
By Aditi Maheshwari The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has launched a tourism and hospitality industry application, Opus4business. The new app will aid in the safe reopening of the industry by training business owners on the safe implementation of the Covid-19 tourism safety protocols. Based on industry designed tourism protocols, South Africa has received the World Travel & Tourism Council’s...
According to a report published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, the coronavirus pandemic which has brought travel and tourism to a near halt all over the world is threatening Africa’s wildlife tourism industry. The wildlife tourism industry, which usually generates $29 billion a year and employs 3.6 million people across the continent needs concerted efforts to sustain it. With about 50%,...
In 2017, Wilderness Safaris unveiled its Star Bed at Wilderness Safaris Linkwasha Camp in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. And truly, if you’re looking to spend a night in nature, this bed will do the trick. “Linkwasha’s new Star Bed is positioned right in the middle of the action where the animals come to drink at Scott’s Pan and is a wonderful addition to...
Bans on international travel cannot stay in place indefinitely, and countries are going to have to do more to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus within their borders, the World Health Organization said on Monday. A surge of infections has prompted countries to reimpose some travel restrictions in recent days, with Britain throwing the reopening of Europe’s tourism industry...
In efforts to help visitors prepare for an enjoyable summer of discoveries, the Delaware Tourism Office launched a Go-To Guide in partnership with the state's restaurants, hotels, and attractions to show visitors how to travel to the state safely. The guide outlines specific information on visiting Delaware, from guidelines for relaxing at the beaches to staying at a hotel to...
Uzbekistan is reopening to international tourists with a big promise: if they become infected with COVID-19 during their trip, they will receive US$3000 in compensation. ‘We want to reassure tourists they can come to Uzbekistan’, Sophie Ibbotson, Uzbekistan’s tourism ambassador to the UK, said in a statement. ‘The government is so confident that the new safety and hygiene measures being...
Belgium is giving all residents free train journeys and cultural vouchers in an effort to boost domestic tourism as lockdown ends. The government announced last week that it would provide all residents with a free 10-journey rail pass as it emerges from three months of lockdown. Valid from July until the end of December, the rail pass can be used anywhere...
Egypt cabinet recently announced to open up its main seaside resorts for international flights and foreign tourists from July 1. Egypt suspended regular international flights in March and shut down restaurants, hotels and cafes. Apart from the resorts, other international flights will remain suspended until further notice. Hotels were allowed to reopen for domestic tourists last month at reduced capacity if...
With lockdowns easing globally and countries reopening following restrictions, trying to put in place phased plans for sustainable and safe tourism. South Africa has become one of the latest countries to outline how it hopes to achieve this, but international tourists may have to wait until next year to visit. “Based on the Covid-19 epidemic’s expected trajectory, the first phase...

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