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How we spent it: the changing face of luxury

The appeal of “stuff” has lessened. Special experiences matter more. It’s why, for instance, LVMH a world leader in quality goods is buying up hotels and building up its leisure portfolio. Tacked on to the search for transformative experiences is the desire to learn. “There’s been a paradigm shift from the search for experiences to reach for something … Continue reading How we spent it: the changing face of luxury

Worlds first fully electric commercial aircraft takes flight in Canada – African skies next?

The world’s first fully electric commercial aircraft has taken its inaugural test flight, taking off from the Canadian city of Vancouver and flying for 15 minutes.

Whale festival new annual fixture in Ilha’s packed events calendar

Blue Zissou is pleased to announce that the Ilha de Mozambique whale festival will be held again in 2020 after the successful launch this year. The event will begin on the 25thJuly 2020 to welcome the whales as they complete their 5000km migration from the Antarctic to give birth in the warm waters around Ilha. … Continue reading Whale festival new annual fixture in Ilha’s packed events calendar

Travellers set to enjoy bush and island safaris on one trip

The journeys of travellers in Mozambique keen to enjoy both bush and island safaris are set to be made easier under a new initiative by leading responsible tour operators. Blue Zissou’s sister company Ilha Blue and Gorongosa National Park have agreed to work together to meet the aspirations of intrepid travellers who want to combine … Continue reading Travellers set to enjoy bush and island safaris on one trip

Africa’s tourism industry now the second fastest growing in the world

Some 67 million tourists visited Africa in 2018, representing a rise of 7% from a year earlier, making Africa the second-fastest growing region when it comes to tourism, after Asia Pacific.   Within Africa the most popular destinations are still Kenya, South Africa, Tunisia, Tanzania, Botswana etc. But Mozambique is on the ascendency, now competitive thanks to … Continue reading Africa’s tourism industry now the second fastest growing in the world

Ditching the quick city break and re-embracing the two-week holiday instead.

This idea being put forward by travel professionals as a way to reduce the carbon produced by flying. The maths is simple, turn three long weekends in Barcelona, Vienna and Rome into one two-week holiday to Catalonia and you’ve already cut your emissions by two thirds. But what will this mean for Africa? Is four … Continue reading Ditching the quick city break and re-embracing the two-week holiday instead.

Even with Millions of Dollars to spend on marketing campaigns, tourism bodies don’t always get it right

Tourism Australia’s new $38million campaign “philausophy” has landed with a thump and industry opinion is divided. In light of this Guardian Australia has compiled an amusing list of the best, worst and most baffling Australian tourism ads of recent years, both state and national. From “Where the bloody hell are you” to the big ball … Continue reading Even with Millions of Dollars to spend on marketing campaigns, tourism bodies don’t always get it right