Archive for May 3rd, 2017

Corporate Council on Africa News Updates

TOURISM

One of Africa’s most expensive countries just got costlier: Botswana introduces $30 tourist tax Telegraph
Botswana has overcome opposition from its tourism bosses to introduce a $30 (about £23) tax on all tourists entering the country in an effort to raise money to support conservation in the safari hotspot…. Read more>>

East Africa: Tanzania Plans to Boost Tourism Earnings AllAfrica
The government has expressed zero tolerance on saboteurs in the tourism sector as it plans to ramp up its contribution to the economy… Read more>>

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Will you VISIT the WEDDING FAIR on 12 & 13 May @ Golden Tulip, Dar es Salaam?

9th Harusi Trade Fair is also THE WEDDING FAIR

The 9th Edition of Tanzania First and Premiere Wedding Fair will be held on the 12 & 13 of May 2017 at The Golden Tulip Hotel, Masaki from 10Am to 7PM. Entry FREE to Public. Visit HARUSI TRADE FAIR & WIN various Prizes To PARTICIPATE contact us: +255785862323 www.harusitradefair.com
BONYEZA HAPA KUSHIRIKI | CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE
Harusi Trade Fair

P.O.Box 10684

Dar es Salaam

United Republic of Tanzania

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The latest edition of the ‘Tourism Tattler’

Weekly Trade News Update

Editor’s Top Picks:
Fair Trade Joins #IYSTD2017 Initiative
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SA Must Develop African Hotel GMs
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Hilton Launches Bahrain Bay Hotel
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KTB Welcomes South Africans
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World’s Most Admired Wine Brands
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Responsible Use of Ratings and Reviews
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First Group Resorts Wins at RCI OSCAS
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Africa Wins Tourism for Tomorrow Awards
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Karongwe Launches Becks Safari Lodge 
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SAA Strikes Over Peanuts
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News from ‘Further Down South’ by Gill Staden

More exciting news from Zambia, Zimbabwe and beyond …
Courtesy of Gill Staden’s ‘The Livingstone bi-Weekly

https://thelivingstoneweekly.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/tlbw3may17-compressed.pdf

Inside

Josh Ward dies

Livingstone Bus Station

Motorcade Accident

Tax Amnesty

Zambia Carnivore Programme in Liuwa

Bangweulu Wetlands

New working dogs for South Luangwa

Crayfish Information required

Peter de Vere Moss dies

Leopard at Mukambi

Beating the Plastic Bag

Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park

Vic Falls Wildlife Trust

More on Batoka Dam

Collaring Elephants in Central Kalahari

BDF assisting conservation in Botswana

Mountain zebra project in Namibia

Two Rangers killed in Garamba NP, DRC

Kuki Gallman shot in Kenya

Tuna fish heading for commercial extinction

Tree T-Pee

Olympic Stadium may be using illegal timber

Some videos:

Game Rangers International

The three orphans having a thorough frolic in the mud

https://www.facebook.com/ElephantOrphanageProject/videos/1224459467665122/

African Parks

Back in the 1970’s, more than 50 black rhinos thrived in Akagera National Park, but their numbers declined due to wide-scale poaching. The last rhino was seen in Rwanda in 2007.
Until today.

https://www.facebook.com/AfricanParks/videos/971146329688039/

Red-crested Khoraan

https://www.facebook.com/africa.geographic/videos/10154250994711400/

Drones keep elephants away from people in Tanzania

PBS Newshour

https://youtu.be/p6wRFXikNVY

Murchison Falls ferry at Paraa to be out of service for 12 days

PARAA FERRY CROSSING OUT OF SERVICE FROM 08TH TO 20TH OF MAY

(Posted 03rd May 2017)

While the Uganda Wildlife Authority did not make this crucial information available directly was it nevertheless learned that the organization will ground the ferry crossing the River Nile at Paraa for a period of at least 12 days in May for maintenance work.
It is understood from a letter seen, copied below, that besides the ferry engines will also the ramps, pontoons and other elements undergo major maintenance and where needed repairs to last for at least another year.
While UWA does not say how cars and passengers will be able to cross, a serious omission for that matter, have they expressed their apologies for inconveniences caused.
Best bet, after talking to tour operators, will be to use the main road from Kampala towards Gulu, take the turn towards the town of Pakwach and enter the key game drive areas on the Northern side of the park through the Tangi Gate. Accommodation outside the park can be found nearby at Bwana Tembo Safari Camp while inside this part of the park are Pakuba and Paraa lodges available for overnight stays
Visitors staying on the Southern side of the river like Nile Safari Lodge or the Red Chilli Rest Camp, can leave their cars at the ferry parking and try to charter a boat to get across the Nile where they can, subject to availability, hire 4×4’s from Paraa Safari Lodge before returning the same way later in the day.
That way at least are productive game drives assured as sightings of game on the heavily overgrown Southern side of the park are rather more difficult.
For added information check out www.ugandawildlife.org

Sustainable Travel and Tourism Agenda confirms speaker lineup for June Conference

3RD REGIONAL GREEN TOURISM SUMMIT CONFIRMS IMPRESSIVE SPEAKER LINE UP

(Posted 03rd May 2017)

Ms. Judy Kepher-Gona, the Executive Director of the Nairobi based ‘Sustainable Travel and Tourism Agenda‘ – a regional lead organization – has now published the speaker lineup for the 3rd Regional Green Tourism Summit due to be help at the brand new Park Inn Nairobi / Westlands from the 13th to 15th of June.

Keynote speaker will be Damian Cook of e-Tourism Frontiers before such eminent persons like EATP’s Carmen Nibigira, Uniglobe Let’s Go Travel’s Alan Dixson, Dr. Jacqueline Kariithi of the Princeton University, Dr. Bernard Kitheka of Clemson University, Samantha Amandale of the Cape Verde Hotel in Cape Town, Lippa Wood of the Mara Training Centre and many others will take to the lectern to address topical issues in areas they are considered as leading experts. Your’s truly will speak on ‘Sustainable Aviation in East Africa‘ showcasing how the airline industry can be carbon neutral altogether but at the very least through the use of state of the art engines and biofuels help reduce its carbon footprint.

Registration for this conference is now in progress and delegates fees are set at 22.500 Kenya Shillings while bona fide students enjoy a reduced fee of just 15.000 Kenya Shillings.

Interested parties can fill in the form shown below and return it by email to <admin>

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