Tourism Trends 2016

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Why is business travel so expensive?
Why is business travel so expensive?

Many corporates and government have to deal with high business travel expenses and according to Mikha'il Ernest there is a reason behind why it's so high...

By Cari Van Wyk 2 Feb 2016

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Paternoster boutique hotel to represent SA in ITB50

5-star Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel in Paternoster has been selected to represent South Africa in a global marketing campaign by travel trade show, ITB Berlin...

2 Feb 2016

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Finding a venue made easy

EventRoom is dedicated to providing you with the information you need to find and book just about any venue in the country and in the easiest way possible...

29 Jan 2016

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Ethiopian Airlines aces aviation

Recently Ethiopian Airlines added Cape Town and Durban to its hub of global destinations, which is good news for South Africans who are eager to fly with...

28 Jan 2016

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Airport traps are gold mines for owners

There exists a slice of retail heaven between passport control and the boarding gate: travellers are the perfect captive audience for duty-free stores with their jumbo Toblerone chocolate bars and mega-sized bottles of spirits...

By Zeenat Moorad 26 Jan 2016

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ABTA and Nina & Pinta collaborates on corporate travel management workshops

A collaboration between the African Business Travel Association and Nina & Pinta will see the first in a series of certified corporate travel management workshops hosted in South Africa...

26 Jan 2016

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First Car Rental extends its world-class Show&Go facilities

First Car Rental's Corporate Show&Go Mobile Checkout Facility has been extended to three additional branches...

By Nissin Laby 21 Jan 2016

fastjet links South Africa and Zimbabwe
fastjet links South Africa and Zimbabwe

fastjet has announced that its newest international routes will be from Johannesburg to Harare and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe...

18 Jan 2016

kulula soars in SAcsi results
kulula soars in SAcsi results

kulula.com has for the second year in a row received the highest score among South African domestic airlines in the independent South African Customer Satisfaction Index...

14 Jan 2016

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Mid-flight thieves target passenger on SAA flight to Asia

Travellers are being warned about a mile-high syndicate operating on board flights to Asian destinations, alleged to have netted stolen goods...

By Louzel Lombard 14 Jan 2016

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Etihad Airways reports strong growth in 2015

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, delivered solid operational performance in 2015 by achieving continued growth...

13 Jan 2016

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Emirates upgrades service to Zimbabwe and Zambia

Emirates is set to enhance its on-board experience and increase capacity on its Zambia and Zimbabwe route with the deployment of a larger Boeing 777-300ER...

12 Jan 2016

Etihad Airways opens advanced aviation clinic for employees
Etihad Airways opens advanced aviation clinic for employees

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, opened the doors to a new world-class medical facility in Abu Dhabi for its employees...

11 Jan 2016

Qantas straps a fifth engine on to a jumbo
Qantas straps a fifth engine on to a jumbo

A QF63 from Sydney to Johannesburg took off with an extra passenger on board - a 10 tonne Rolls Royce engine. With its four powerful engines...

6 Jan 2016

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Low cost airline price war to continue

The low-cost airline market in South Africa is set to remain very competitive in 2016, but consumers could likely expect a slight increase in fares...

By Carin Smith 6 Jan 2016

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Airlines make record profits in 2015

The world's airlines are expected to post a collective record $60 billion in profits this year, according to preliminary figures released by the UN aviation agency...

23 Dec 2015

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Airbus still aims to deliver first A320neo by year-end

Airbus still aims to deliver by year-end the first of its updated medium-range airliners, the A320neo, a source said following reports of a possible delay...

22 Dec 2015

Iberia resumes service to Joburg
Iberia resumes service to Joburg

Iberia is to resume flights between Johannesburg and Madrid, starting next August. Iberia will fly from Johannesburg to Madrid...

18 Dec 2015

Etihad Airways' new Boeing 787 to be introduced to JHB
Etihad Airways' new Boeing 787 to be introduced to JHB

United Arab Emirates national airline, Etihad Airways, has announced that its Boeing 787s will operate to Johannesburg from November next year...

18 Dec 2015

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Skywise passengers told to wait for liquidation

Skywise passengers who paid for flight insurance on their tickets will not get a refund, even if their flights were cancelled. Regent Insurance, part of the Imperial group...

14 Dec 2015

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Enhancing your international guests' travel experience

Operators are increasingly under pressure to find innovative ways to differentiate themselves and provide a superior experience to visitors...

By Hein Koen 8 Dec 2015

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WWF awards Conservation Champion Status to Boschendal

Boschendal wine estate has been awarded Conservation Champion status by the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF). Boschendal is located within the Cape Floral Kingdom...

4 Dec 2015

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Skywise wings are clipped

Thousands of South Africans' holiday plans were thrown into disarray when nine-month-old budget airline Skywise's flights were grounded indefinitely. Would-be passengers had to...

3 Dec 2015

AirlineRatings.com names kulula.com Best Low Cost Airline
AirlineRatings.com names kulula.com Best Low Cost Airline

For the second consecutive year, kulula has scooped the award for "Best Low Cost Airline Middle East/Africa 2016" in the Airline Excellence Awards hosted by AirlineRatings.com...

3 Dec 2015

Etihad Airways increases presence in Morocco
Etihad Airways increases presence in Morocco

Etihad Airways is launching a new twice-weekly service between Abu Dhabi and Rabat to create a direct link between the two capitals...

23 Nov 2015

Amsterdam and Cape Town daily flights to take off May 2016
Amsterdam and Cape Town daily flights to take off May 2016

Starting May 2016, AirFrance KLM will operate daily flights between Amsterdam and Cape Town all year round with the route using the new...

23 Nov 2015

Impact of Paris terrorist attacks on travel and tourism demand
Impact of Paris terrorist attacks on travel and tourism demand

Following the 13 November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, where 129 people lost their lives, the outlook for travel and tourism demand in the city...

By Caroline Bremner 19 Nov 2015

SA's first top destinations awarded
SA's first top destinations awarded

Finalists were invited to attend the first Top Destination Awards held at The Walled City in Ratanga Junction to honour the top accommodation establishments...

19 Nov 2015

Marriott and Starwood announce merger agreement
Marriott and Starwood announce merger agreement

Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide have announced that the boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved a merger...

18 Nov 2015

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