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WTM Africa 2017 celebrates multiple successes

From increased visitor numbers, to more media and even greater attendance by trade specialists, World Travel Market Africa 2017 closed with praise from both local and international travel professionals...

Issued by WORLD TRAVEL MARKET AFRICA 5 May 2017

Unleashing Africa 4.0 through innovation

How to unleash the potential of Africa 4.0 and the potential of emerging technologies to benefit the continent, through innovation and co-creation...

By Saidah Nash Carter 24 Apr 2017

Uber: No deal breakers for doing business in sub-Saharan Africa

Transportation network company Uber had to tweak its developed-country business practices to align with the local realities in African countries such as South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria...

By Jaco Maritz 21 Apr 2017

Uber-style taxi app launched in Somalia

Uber-style on-demand taxi hailing app Waryaa Taxi has launched in Somalia, allowing passengers to book taxis from their smartphones for the first time in the country...

By Tom Jackson 20 Apr 2017

Flights resume as NCAA certifies Abuja airport

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, has formally reopened for operations after six weeks of closure with an Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-900, the first plane to land at the repaired runway....

19 Apr 2017

Annual ports and terminal operations conference kicks off

Intermodal Africa, described as the continent's biggest annual container ports and terminal operations exhibition and conference, kicks off today, 18 April 2017 in Cape Town...

18 Apr 2017

Kenya Airways, GE, Boeing donation to boost aviation training

Technical University of Kenya (TUK) has landed high-tech aviation training devices in a joint initiative by Kenya Airways, General Electric, and Boeing...

10 Apr 2017

Fastjet taking you places with its new campaign

With the aim to better connect African customers with the airline and encourage them to become frequent fliers, fastjet has launched a new, strategic 'Taking you Places' campaign...

7 Apr 2017

Ethiopian Cargo connects Africa, Europe with new routes

Ethiopian Cargo has launched two new cargo routes to Europe: Milan, Italy and Zaragoza, Spain...

6 Apr 2017

WTM Africa 2017 numbers are up

With just three weeks until the opening of an even bigger and better WTM Africa, there's been a significant increase in both buyers set to attend the show, as well as pre-registered visitors...

Issued by WORLD TRAVEL MARKET AFRICA 5 Apr 2017

Ethiopian Airlines' new Victoria Falls route a catalyst for tourism growth

The launch of Ethiopian Airlines' new route into Victoria Falls has been hailed “a significant catalyst for tourism growth in Zimbabwe and across the region.”

31 Mar 2017

New professional driver service launches in Nigeria

Drivers NG recently launched in Nigeria to make the job of selecting and hiring professional drivers easier for individuals and businesses in the country...

27 Mar 2017

Two very different responses to Uber - Kenya and South Africa

Entry of the ride-sharing service, Uber, into passenger transport markets across the world has brought disruptive competition with substantial benefits...

By Thando Vilakazi and Shingie Chisoro Dube 27 Mar 2017

Nigerian airline lays off two-thirds of staff

LAGOS, Nigeria: Nigeria's second largest airline Aero Contractors has laid off two-thirds of its workforce to save costs and prevent it from going under...

20 Mar 2017

Lagos to host MMWA West Africa Expo

The Multimodal West Africa 2017 (MMWA) exhibition and conference will take place from 14-16 March 2017 at the Landmark Event Centre on Victoria Island, Lagos...

10 Mar 2017

Massive growth predicted for cross-border e-commerce in sub-Saharan Africa

Cross-border online retail volumes are predicted to increase at an annual average rate of 25%...

28 Feb 2017

Air Cargo Africa panel discusses continent's e-commerce potential

On the first day of the fourth edition of the biennial trade fair, ACA 2017, organised by STAT Media Group at the Emperors Palace last week, Air Cargo Africa 2017...

27 Feb 2017

Imperial secures majority stake in Kenya-based logistics group

Transport and logistics group, Imperial, has secured a 70% stake in Kenya-based logistics group in a R470m deal that bolsters its growth strategy on the continent...

By Andries Mahlangu 17 Feb 2017

Africa pays for fragmented cities, study finds

In a city such as London, commuters who travel for an hour to get to work pass 2.5-million jobs on the way...

By Hilary Joffe 16 Feb 2017

Turkish Airlines now flies directly between Antalya and Algeria

Turkish Airlines has added an Antalya-Algeria-Antalya route to its flight network during this year's summer season in Europe...

14 Feb 2017

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International

Etihad Airways goes all-A380 on Abu Dhabi - Sydney route

As Etihad Airways marks the 10th anniversary of flying to Sydney, its first Australian destination, it has announced that all 14 weekly flights on the Abu Dhabi - Sydney route will be operated with its flagship A380 aircraft, effective 29 October. The current daily A380 Sydney flights will be joined by a second daily superjumbo service.

3 May 2017

Alitalia shareholders approve administration move

ROME, Italy: Shareholders in Alitalia voted unanimously Tuesday to place the company into "extraordinary administration" as efforts continue to find a buyer and stave off liquidation for the troubled airline.

3 May 2017

Alitalia workers reject rescue plan

ROME, Italy: Alitalia workers have rejected a restructuring deal from the company's management and unions to save the ailing carrier, Italian media reported Monday.

25 Apr 2017

Lufthansa launches cricket-themed campaign

Lufthansa has launched a marketing campaign celebrating more flights to India, pitching its shoot at the Edgbaston Cricket Stadium.

11 Apr 2017

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