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If you want to keep up with the latest news, happenings and events taking place at your destination of choice, this is a space entirely dedicated to bringing our holidaymakers with the freshest information on hotel renovations, special attractions, seasonal events and special offers, activities and incentives at some of our resorts, as well as airline news and travel updates.

In this section we keep you posted about the latest goings on this destination travel and tourism industry, from hotel and airline news to cultural events that may be of interest to you, the travelling visitor.

Top things to do in Zanzibar: from nature trails to traditional dancing

Zanzibar in Africa is fantastic destination for travellers who are looking to soak up the sunshine on pristine beaches. However, there's more to this East African archipelago than endless white sandy stretches and turquoise sea, and according to the online magazine Pulse, tourists can enjoy activities, from visiting Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park to watching traditional dancing and drumming at the Old Fort for Ngoma.

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The Telegraph releases a review of Mkombe's House in Lamai, Tanzania

Constructed especially with families of young children in mind, a private home in Serengeti National Park opens up to travellers with exclusive views of native wildlife and exceptional accommodations. Recently the travel and destination section of a renowned publication offered up its review of the location, rating the home on everything from food to overall value.

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Singita Grumeti resort wins award for best safari lodge in Africa

Offering an unrivalled position next to the breath-taking Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, the Singita Grumeti resort was recently voted the best safari lodge in Africa. Readers of Travel and Leisure took service, facilities, food and overall experience into account while making the decision which was announced last month in New York.

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Air Seychelles scoops four titles at World Travel Awards Africa and Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony

The Seychelles has triumphed at the recent World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016. Air Seychelles won multiple awards including being named as the Indian Ocean's leading airline, while Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa was named as the Leading Boutique Hotel in the Seychelles.

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Fastjet benefits from new Malawi routes but expects turbulence at the end of the year

Following the addition of new routes to Malawi in July 2015, Fastjet has announced a boost in the number of passengers to Tanzania in August 2015. The airline has had a successful first half of 2015, however, it has been cautious on its outlook for the second half of the year in light of the looming election in Tanzania.

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Qatar Airways launches its third Tanzania route

Qatar Airways has announced that it will operate five weekly flights to Zanzibar and as of 1st October 2015, the number of flights will increase to seven daily flights. The announcement marks a major milestone in Qatar Airways' international growth strategy, as it is the third Tanzanian route the airline will operate and its 148th international destination.

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Recent study hails Serengeti as the best African safari park

Tanzania's Serengeti has been named as the best African safari park in a recent study, ranking ahead of 140 other parks in region. In the study conducted by SafariBookings.com, the Serengeti National Park earned a rating of 4.89 out of a maximum of 5 stars. Ngorongoro (12th position) was among three other Tanzanian safari parks to rank among the top 50 in the study.

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Fastjet to operate weekly flights between Tanzania and Malawi

Budget airline fastjet has announced the launch of its sixth international route. The airline will soon be operating twice weekly affordable flights between Dar es Salaam and Malawi. At the time of the announcement, fastjet's General Manager Jimmy Kibati underscored the benefits of providing affordable flights, not just to the consumer but also to the respective countries' tourism sectors.

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Tanzania continues to build on its reputation as a top safari destination

Thanks to a government led marketing campaign highlighting its safari and beach experiences, tourism in Tanzania bucked the downward trend experienced across the region last year. Fodor's magazine recently outlined the top 10 Ultimate Experiences in Tanzania, the list included a safari holiday in the Serengeti and a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater- the one destination in Africa where travellers are likely to see all of the Big 5.

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The Manta Resort launches its underwater hotel room on Pemba Island

The Manta Resort in Tanzania's Pemba Island has defied the current trend of sky scraper hotels, launching its underwater room. The room sits 4 meters below the surface and offers a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean and the abundant marine life thriving in these crystal clear waters.

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Top things to do in Zanzibar: from nature trails to traditional dancing

Zanzibar in Africa is fantastic destination for travellers who are looking to soak up the sunshine on pristine beaches. However, there's more to this East African archipelago than endless white sandy stretches and turquoise sea, and according to the online magazine Pulse, tourists can enjoy activities, from visiting Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park to watching traditional dancing and drumming at the Old Fort for Ngoma.

The Telegraph releases a review of Mkombe's House in Lamai, Tanzania

Constructed especially with families of young children in mind, a private home in Serengeti National Park opens up to travellers with exclusive views of native wildlife and exceptional accommodations. Recently the travel and destination section of a renowned publication offered up its review of the location, rating the home on everything from food to overall value.

Singita Grumeti resort wins award for best safari lodge in Africa

Offering an unrivalled position next to the breath-taking Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, the Singita Grumeti resort was recently voted the best safari lodge in Africa. Readers of Travel and Leisure took service, facilities, food and overall experience into account while making the decision which was announced last month in New York.