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Qantas reveals names for its Dreamliner fleet

Qantas has revealed the names for its fleet of eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. More than 60,000 suggestions were put forward and 45,000 votes cast in selecting the names of the aircraft.

22 Jun 2017

South African Airways a winner at World Airline Awards for 15 consecutive years

At this year's World Airline Awards run by aviation experts Skytrax, SAA won the Best Staff Service award as part of the highly acclaimed international awards held at the Paris Air Show...

Issued by South African Airways 21 Jun 2017

Cape Town creates events buzz to battle the slow winter months

Organisations are working together to find ways such as putting together unique travel packages and events to attract visitors during the quieter winter months...

20 Jun 2017

flydubai increases frequency to Tanzania with flights to Kilimanjaro

flydubai has announced that it will start flying to Kilimanjaro from 29 October 2017 with six flights a week, three of which are via a stop in Dar es Salaam...

19 Jun 2017

St Helena expecting influx of tourists with scheduled flights, new luxury hotel

The government of St Helena has announced that Airlink was the preferred bidder to fly passengers between SA and the island. To meet an anticipated influx of tourists to the remote destination, Mantis is developing a luxury hotel...

19 Jun 2017

Research reveals positive development in the African tourism sector

Through the partnership between WTM Africa and Euromonitor International, research divulged at the exhibition showed that key performance indicators revealed positive development in the travel sector of Africa...

15 Jun 2017

Europe lifts ban on Mozambican airlines

After teams from the EU Air Safety Committee carried out an audit of the National Institute of Civil Aviation of Mozambique in February, the EASA has lifted the ban on Mozambican airlines from flying to Europe...

14 Jun 2017

Inflight medical emergencies: Is there a doctor onboard?

It is now a requirement for airlines to have some form of inflight medical capabilities as well as have medical kits and automatic defibrillators on board due to the high incident rate of medical emergencies aboard aircraft...

14 Jun 2017

New CNN Travel multiplatform, multimedia digital destination launched

CNN has launched an all-new CNN Travel multimedia digital destination. CNN Travel has a new design as a globally-minded, mobile-first, social product with an emphasis on visual storytelling...

13 Jun 2017

Fans and players of Cape Town City F.C. are flying high

Cheap domestic flights to Cape Town and supporting our favourite soccer teams are two things that bring South Africans together literally and in the spirit of celebration...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 8 Jun 2017

Struggling Air Berlin eyes Lufthansa as possible partner

BERLIN, Germany: Ailing German airline Air Berlin said on Wednesday that it was open to working with Lufthansa, as it struggled to stem heavy losses...

8 Jun 2017

Cutting ties with Qatar: How will this affect tourism in the Middle East?

The governments of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain cut diplomatic ties with Qatar over claims of the country sponsoring terrorism. The travel bans that followed will have a highly disruptive effect...

7 Jun 2017

US hotel chain warns travel ban hitting tourism

The US tourism industry faces the possibility of another "lost decade" of foreign visitors due to President Donald Trump's travel ban, a leading hotel executive said...

6 Jun 2017

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International

The rise of film-induced tourism and its impact on local businesses

In 2001, something happened to New Zealand's tourism industry that changed it forever. The launch of the Lord of the Rings film series catapulted picturesque New Zealand into the tourism stratosphere, as fans of the phenomenally popular franchise booked trips to the mystical lands of Tolkien's heroes.

By Irma Hunkeler 12 Jun 2017

Abu Dhabi records significant growth in hotel guest arrivals

Abu Dhabi welcomed 1.6m guest arrivals year-to-end April, a 7% growth compared to the same period in 2016 according to new figures from Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), with April recording a strong performance - posting a year-on-year increase of 15% in hotel guest arrivals.

9 Jun 2017

MSC Cruises takes delivery of next-generation cruise ship MSC Meraviglia

MSC Cruises recently took official delivery of next-generation cruise ship MSC Meraviglia - at 171,598 GRT and with a guest capacity of 5,714 - at the STX France shipyard. MSC Meraviglia is both the biggest ship to ever be built by a European ship owner - MSC Cruises - and the biggest to come into service in 2017.

8 Jun 2017

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