The Canonnier Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa in Mauritius has a new space at the Kids’ Club, designed for children from the ages of three to 11 and has also launched a new teens’ app for those aged 12-17. The larger Kids’ Club now has four themed Bushtec tents, a welcome area and painting space,

Safari Air has received a new Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft. According to Stuart Parker, Desert & Delta’s Business Development Manager, the new aircraft will improve the tourist experience when being transferred between camps. Guests will be able to view game and the landscape from the air, as they head from one camp to the next.The aircraft

On December 3, Thompsons Africa signed a global pledge not to support exploitative wildlife-interactive tourism. The signing was accompanied by multiple screenings of the award-winning Blood Lions film, and formalises the company’s stance against such activities. CEO of Thompsons Africa, Alessandra Alleman, said: “We are very proud to partner with Blood Lions in creating awareness around the canned hunting industry. It

Meetings, conferences and conventions attract one million international delegates to South Africa annually, says Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, Chief Convention Bureau Officer for the South African National Convention Bureau. Speaking at IBTM World 2018 (Institute of Business Travel Management) in Barcelona on November 27, Kotze-Nhlapo said domestically, there were 211 000 meetings, conventions, and conferences hosted in South

Lufthansa has introduced the Airbus A350-900 to its South African network, with the first flight from Munich landing in Cape Town on December 2. This is the first time the aircraft has been used on one of Lufthansa’s African routes. General Manager of Lufthansa Group Southern Africa, Dr André Schulz, said: “Bringing the A350-900 to the

Wilderness Safaris has introduced its family-friendly Bush Buddy service to camps in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The complimentary service pairs children with a dedicated and trained mentor, for the duration of their stay, who tailor-makes an educational and entertainment programme specific to each child’s needs and interests. Daytime activities may include nature walks, where children

Experiential travel is evolving, where the purpose of travel is becoming more meaningful to travellers. Connecting with the locals to understand their traditions; immersing themselves in the culinary and cultural histories; getting involved in conservation initiatives; and making a difference in local projects and initiatives – all these ‘purposes’ are driving the experiential travel trend.

The African Travel Association (ATA) will host its 42nd annual World Tourism Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, from April 29 to May 3, 2019. The conference is designed to be a unique networking, learning and agenda-shaping platform for Africa tourism stakeholders, with next year’s event – themed ‘This is Africa’ – highlighting emerging business and investment

Ethiopian Airlines has postponed the launch of its new service between Addis Ababa and Istanbul. Original scheduled to commence on December 5, the operations have been postponed to March 4. The carrier says this is due to the delay in the issuance of an operating permit and landing slots by the Turkish Aviation Authorities, although the airline

Ethiopia takes over from Dubai as sub-Saharan Africa’s leading transfer hub. The rise of Ethiopia as a destination and a transfer hub for long-haul travel to sub-Saharan Africa has been revealed in the latest findings from ForwardKeys, which predicts future travel patterns by analysing 17 million flight booking transactions a day. The data shows that