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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...

19 hours ago

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 3 days ago

#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

Wendie White
#BizTrends2017: travel companies in tune with the tech savvy traveller will thrive

Wendie White, the MD of Lloyd Orr Communications, has enjoyed 32 years' experience in the South African travel industry. We asked White to give us her outlook on Tourism 2017...

By Cari Coetzee 18 Jan 2017

Photo: Troy Davies - Kirstenbosch Galileo open air festival
December 2016 exceeded expectations for tourism in Cape Town

Expectations were exceeded with visitor traffic at the city's major attractions and Cape Town International Airport in December 2016...

17 Jan 2017

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Travel trends and top destinations for 2017

From flexible flight options to new off-the-beaten-track destinations, Cheapflights share their annual travel predictions for 2017 that travellers and the travel industry should keep an eye out for....

16 Jan 2017

CTIA reaches 10 million passengers per year mark
CTIA reaches 10 million passengers per year mark

Cape Town 10 January 2017, Passengers arriving at Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) on 28th December 2016 were notified that one of them would likely be the 10 millionth passenger

12 Jan 2017

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Lufthansa Group to make 2017 the year of digitalisation

Lufthansa Group showcased their commitment to making 2017 the year of digitalisation by demonstrating various new digital innovations at their first digital aviation forum...

12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: The future of marketing in 360-degrees
#BizTrends2017: The future of marketing in 360-degrees

The technology to watch in 2017 is Virtual Reality - along with the accompanying practice of 360-degree videography, the mechanism used by consumers and professionals to create immersive virtual reality experiences...

By Andre Van Kets 12 Jan 2017

New flights deliver record boost to Cape Town tourism industry
New flights deliver record boost to Cape Town tourism industry

From June to December 2016, every month saw record numbers of international tourists arrive at the Cape Town Airport. New direct flights have given the tourist industry a fabulous boost...

11 Jan 2017

Between theory and practice: visa surprises for immigrants
Between theory and practice: visa surprises for immigrants

It is not uncommon to find a number of visa applicants having different outcomes to the same visa/permit applications filed...

By Stefanie De Saude 10 Jan 2017

Ethiopian Airlines announces new flights to link Africa and China
Ethiopian Airlines announces new flights to link Africa and China

Ethiopian Airlines has concluded preparations for new flight links to Chengdu, the capital of China's Sichuan province, three times weekly starting 3 June 2017...

6 Jan 2017

IT investments for airport security a top priority globally
IT investments for airport security a top priority globally

According to the 2016 Airport IT Trends Survey, airports are placing a higher priority on IT investments for passenger and airport security...

4 Jan 2017

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Global air traffic is up 6%, boosted by low-cost carriers

Worldwide passenger air traffic grew again last year, albeit, at a slightly slower pace, led by the dynamic growth of low-cost air carriers...

3 Jan 2017

Travelling the Club Med way
Travelling the Club Med way

Travellers from across the globe have utilised the Club Med offering, including many South Africans. We spoke to Heidi Kunkel, CEO New Markets Europe and Africa at Club Med, to find out more about the Club Med way...

By Cari Van Wyk 30 Dec 2016

Have you met Lufthansa's chatbot yet?
Have you met Lufthansa's chatbot yet?

The Lufthansa Group recently launched Mildred, a chatbot that helps travellers find the cheapest flights...

29 Dec 2016

Ethiopian Airlines announces nonstop service to Singapore
Ethiopian Airlines announces nonstop service to Singapore

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it will start a direct and non-stop service to Singapore starting June 2017...

28 Dec 2016

British Airways cabin crew suspend Christmas strike
British Airways cabin crew suspend Christmas strike

LONDON, UK: British Airways cabin crew have suspended a two-day strike planned over Christmas, labour union Unite announced on Thursday after securing a new deal with the airline...

23 Dec 2016

Thomas Cook now flying Gatwick to Cape Town direct
Thomas Cook now flying Gatwick to Cape Town direct

UK leisure airline, Thomas Cook Airlines now offers direct flights between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) three days a week...

20 Dec 2016

Etihad Airways cuts jobs to reduce cost
Etihad Airways cuts jobs to reduce cost

Etihad Airways has begun cutting jobs in a restructuring process to reduce cost as it faces tough competition and a weakened global economy...

20 Dec 2016

Emirates rings in 2017 with a host of specials
Emirates rings in 2017 with a host of specials

Emirates is offering special economy class and business class return airfares to a range of destinations at a discounted rate for a limited time period...

19 Dec 2016

Air Seychelles engineers graduate with flying colours
Air Seychelles engineers graduate with flying colours

Seven Air Seychelles engineers recently completed a comprehensive four-year training programme with Etihad Airways...

15 Dec 2016

Treasury moves to inject technical experience and expertise into SAA board
Treasury moves to inject technical experience and expertise into SAA board

The Treasury is calling for nominations of aviation experts and people with aviation experience for appointment to the South African Airways board...

13 Dec 2016

Qantas to fly Australia-London non-stop
Qantas to fly Australia-London non-stop

Qantas plans to operate non-stop flights from Perth to London, the world's first regular passenger service linking Australia directly to Europe...

13 Dec 2016

Second Sydney airport cleared for take off
Second Sydney airport cleared for take off

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Sydney is to get its second international airport after the Australian government approved plans on Monday, 12 December 2016, ending decades of indecision over a facility that will initially handle 10 million passengers a year.

13 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz 2016: Tourism
#BestofBiz 2016: Tourism

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views.

12 Dec 2016

Airlines set to post record profits: IATA
Airlines set to post record profits: IATA

The aviation industry is set to post record net earnings this year and is expected to remain profitable in 2017, despite rising oil prices...

9 Dec 2016

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Cape's soaring success

Cape Town International Airport is to reach a milestone in the next few weeks - 10 million passengers in a year for the first time...

By Farren Collins 9 Dec 2016

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