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Budget Speech focus on tourism promotion bodes well for inbound tourism
Budget Speech focus on tourism promotion bodes well for inbound tourism

Minister Gordhan announced that there would be focused support on labour-intensive sectors, including tourism-related services, with an additional R494 million allocated to tourism promotion...

2 days ago

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Jumia Travel aims to streamline travel in Africa with flight services

In a move to boost its service offerings, Jumia Travel has unveiled its Flights Services for travellers - part of its broader programme to create a one-stop travel shop in a bid to streamline travel in Africa.

2 days ago

South African travel agents giving the internet a run for its money
South African travel agents giving the internet a run for its money

Technology, digitisation and automation - travel agents have faced numerous disruptions over the past few years. However, instead of succumbing to outside pressures, the South African travel industry has become stronger...

1 day ago

Lufthansa partners with third-party digital channels for ticket sales
Lufthansa partners with third-party digital channels for ticket sales

Online event agents that want to spare their clients unnecessary effort of booking tickets are now able to offer suitable Lufthansa flights directly from their websites or apps in combination with the event tickets.

2 days ago

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Honeymoon budgets are tight for South African couples

According to a survey conducted by The Wedding Expo, the average South African couple can spend R5,000 to R15,000 for their honeymoon...

2 days ago

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When there's chaos at airports: What to know for travel

When you travel by air, whether for work or pleasure, you often do not know what to expect at the airport. When airports are particularly busy and chaotic, it's vital to plan ahead...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 days ago

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Cape Town Air Access announces new flights and expansions

Cape Town Air Access has announced the launch of a new direct flight to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe as well as the expansion of the existing service to Luanda, Angola to a daily...

20 Feb 2017

In-flight dining with Tosca
Cathay Pacific, Tosca partnership has passengers dining on fine Italian cuisine

Cathay Pacific has partnered with Michelin-starred Italian restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, Tosca to launch an in-flight menu that will be served to...

17 Feb 2017

Air France-KLM profits up in 2016, cautious for 2017
Air France-KLM profits up in 2016, cautious for 2017

Air France-KLM said on Thursday profits rose sharply in 2016, but issued a cautious outlook for the current year in face of global uncertainty...

17 Feb 2017

88mph breaks silence, announces investment in flight booking app
88mph breaks silence, announces investment in flight booking app

Investment company 88mph, has announced its investment in Ahoy, a flight booking and management app for small businesses...

By Graham van der Made 17 Feb 2017

SA airports amongst the ten most punctual in the world
SA airports amongst the ten most punctual in the world

Three of Airports Company South Africa's international gateways have been ranked amongst the ten most punctual airports in the world...

16 Feb 2017

Turkish Airlines now flies directly between Antalya and Algeria
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

Moda Operandi co-founder Lauren Santo Domingo (second left) poses with Martin Drew ,Etihad Airways Senior Vice President – Americas (left), Amina Taher, Etihad Airways Head of Corporate Communications (second right), Patrick Pierce, Etihad Airways Vice President – Sponsorship (right), and Etihad Airways cabin crew during a VIP dinner announcing the launch of Runway to Runway.
Etihad Airways announces travel programme tailored for fashion industry

Etihad Airways has announced the launch of Runway to Runway - a special rewards programme designed for the fashion community's travel requirements...

13 Feb 2017

Flux in luxury travel and what to know
Flux in luxury travel and what to know

While conventional travel is associated with low-cost adventure, travellers are increasingly shifting gear and are willing to part with the extra dollar for extra special attention and services...

By Josephine Wawira 13 Feb 2017

Samsonite and Uzwelo Luggage Cover
#DesignMonth: Turning excess fabrics destined for landfills into unique luggage covers

Uzwelo Bags has designed and manufactured unique, eye-catching luggage covers that will ensure that you never miss your bag on that overcrowded carousel ever again...

By Cari Coetzee 8 Feb 2017

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Lufthansa writes its love for Cape Town on the wall

Lufthansa has partnered with Cape Town graffiti artists Lyle Dolman and Mathew Schafer from Arts Alternative to create a series of temporary art installations to celebrate the airline's love for the Mother City...

6 Feb 2017

Clearing up the confusion: What travellers between SA and New Zealand need to know
Clearing up the confusion: What travellers between SA and New Zealand need to know

New visa regulations have come into effect for travellers from New Zealand to South Africa and vice versa, causing confusion and concern. Immigration and citizenship law specialist Stefanie De Saude clarifies matters...

By Stefanie De Saude 6 Feb 2017

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IATA says air travel soared in 2016, warns on 'protectionist agenda'

Head of IATA, Alexandre de Juniac hailed the growing global demand, stressing that "our freedom to connect through air travel drives prosperity and enriches societies."

3 Feb 2017

Caution urged following avian flu outbreak
Caution urged following avian flu outbreak

Since November 2016, some 40 countries have reported avian flu, also know as bird flu, outbreaks in wild birds and domestic poultry...

1 Feb 2017

SAA warns customers of free flights hoax
SAA warns customers of free flights hoax

SAA has warned its customers about a hoax survey that is prevalent on social media suggesting that the national carrier is offering free tickets to fly anywhere...

31 Jan 2017

Qantas 2017 safety video promotes Australian destinations
Qantas 2017 safety video promotes Australian destinations

The new Qantas safety video for 2017 features everyday Australians in their favourite destinations across every state and territory and several cameo appearances including...

31 Jan 2017

Unlocking KZN's tourism potential
Unlocking KZN's tourism potential

The quantum growth opportunity sits with KZN - the province boasts one of the most diverse places in the world in terms of offerings to a tourist...

27 Jan 2017

Turkish Airlines maximises in-flight entertainment user-friendliness
Turkish Airlines maximises in-flight entertainment user-friendliness

Turkish Airlines has enhanced its in-flight entertainment system, featuring a completely redesigned and improved user interface.

27 Jan 2017

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Turkish Airlines grows African network with Guinea route

The capital of the Republic of Guinea, Conakry, will become the 296th destination served by Turkish Airlines...

25 Jan 2017

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Emirates increases flights between Dubai and Nairobi to 21 a week

From 1 June 2017, Emirates will introduce a third daily flight between Dubai and Kenya's capital Nairobi, increasing the number of scheduled Emirates flights between the two cities to 21 a week...

23 Jan 2017

From L to R: City of Johannesburg Acting Deputy Director: Convention Bureau, Rendani Khorommbi; SA Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona; Gauteng Tourisms' Head of Conventions & Events, Nonnie Kubeka, and Chief Convention Bureau Officer of South Africa National Convention Bureau, Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo
#MeetingsAfrica17: Sustainability for inclusiveness

With 40 days to go, Meetings Africa launched at the Living Room, in the Moboneng Precinct Johannesburg, with a clear message: tourism must be sustainable and inclusive if it is to be meaningful...

By Danette Breitenbach 23 Jan 2017

Turbulence ahead for travellers in 2017
Turbulence ahead for travellers in 2017

South Africans will continue to enjoy low airfares and access to value-for money destinations, but, make no mistake, the struggling economy means there is turbulence ahead for travellers in 2017...

By Andrew Stark 20 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: All-inclusive holidays, snowy destinations trending for SA travellers
#BizTrends2017: All-inclusive holidays, snowy destinations trending for SA travellers

We spoke to Lesego Matabane, marketing manager for Club Med South Africa, about South African travellers and their habits...

20 Jan 2017

How to address the needs of the uncompromising customer
How to address the needs of the uncompromising customer

Intercontinental Hotels Group's 2017 Trends Report highlights the uncompromising nature of today's customer...

19 Jan 2017

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