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Always-on a must for South African digital travellers

The digital traveller experience lets consumers take full control over all aspects of their holidays. Much of this digital transformation is driven by the consumer's desire to...

By Claude Schuck 1 day ago

IATA: Global passenger traffic bounces back

IATA's global passenger traffic results show October's performance was a strong bounce-back after the hurricane-related disruptions in September...

6 Dec 2017

O.R. Tambo airport climbs global quality rankings

Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo International Airport rose five places in the global quality rankings for airports in the third quarter of this year, following an intensified service drive-by management...

5 Dec 2017

Five secrets to booking cheap airline tickets

The choice of low-cost domestic flights in South Africa has made air travel affordable to almost anyone. However, that doesn't mean that we are willing to pay whatever the airline is offering when we want to book...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 5 Dec 2017

Tourism grows in prominence as African governments position the sector in their agenda

With improved investment and aggressive positioning in both the public and the private sector's growth agenda, the sky - for destination Africa - is the limit...

By Josephine Wawira 5 Dec 2017

Cape Town is UK's 'best city in the world' for the fifth year

British tourists have voted Cape Town the best city in the world for the fifth consecutive year...

By Dave Chambers 4 Dec 2017

Travel agents must comply with IATA's PCI DSS deadline

Travel agencies that have not yet started this process may find themselves behind deadline, with potentially severe consequences...

30 Nov 2017

#NewCampaign: Jeremy Clarkson introduces Emirates' new, game-changing first class suites

Much-loved TV celebrity and motoring expert Jeremy Clarkson fronts Emirates' latest advertising campaign for its game-changing first-class private suites...

By Cari Coetzee 30 Nov 2017

Poor flight connectivity, strict visa rules make tourists avoid Africa

Travel agents and tourist service providers say it is important for African countries to simplify cross-border travel by easing and, in some cases, abolishing visa restrictions...

By Maryanne Gicobi 29 Nov 2017

SA Airlink, Safair to apply for merger approval

Independent airline companies SA Airlink and Safair are planning a merger in which Airlink will acquire Safair...

28 Nov 2017

How will the growing global economy affect SA's travel and hospitality industry?

The global upswing in economic activity is strengthening according to the IMF's latest World Economic Outlook Report. The question is how will this growth impact South Africa's travel and hospitality industry going forward?

27 Nov 2017

Growing customer demand has Cathay Pacific Group introduce high-speed Wi-Fi to its fleet

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon adopt Gogo's 2Ku satellite-based broadband in-flight connectivity technology - it will be installed on the airlines' Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 aircraft...

23 Nov 2017

Kigali Global Shapers partners with NAS to strengthen continental effort for a #VisaFreeAfrica

To facilitate mobility in Africa, the Kigali Global Shapers has partnered with National Aviation Services for an exclusive sponsor of the global #VisaFreeAfrica campaign...

23 Nov 2017

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International

AccorHotels to open two-tower Raffles hotel and residences on Dubai's famous Palm Jumeirah

AccorHotels has signed a management agreement with Dubai-based developer Nakheel for the expansion of Raffles Hotels & Resorts. The agreement will lead to the opening of a two-tower development on Palm Jumeirah comprising Raffles The Palm Dubai Hotel and Raffles Residences Palm360.

7 Dec 2017

MSC Cruises push shipbuilding, design boundaries in agreement with Fincantieri

MSC Cruises has officially taken delivery of its new flagship MSC Seaside at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. The delivery ceremony took place in the presence of authorities and dignitaries, including Sergio Mattarella, President of the Italian Republic and Graziano Delrio, Italy's minister of infrastructures and transports.

1 Dec 2017

Airbnb Experiences one year later: Foodies and millennials lead the way

Airbnb - as part of their vision to bring where travellers go, what they do and who they meet together into one people-powered platform - announced Trips a year ago. As part of that, Airbnb expanded Experiences - local activities crafted and led by local people - to more than 40 cities across 26 countries, and to every continent except Antarctica.

28 Nov 2017

Club Med furthers international growth with four new resorts

Continuing on its international growth strategy, Club Med has announced four new destinations in Quebec, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and the Seychelles. This on the eve of the official opening of its new mountain resorts of Grand Massif Samoëns Morillon in the Haute-Savoie region of France and Tomamu Hokkaido in Japan.

22 Nov 2017

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