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Ban on electronic devices will affect South African travellers
Ban on electronic devices will affect South African travellers

South Africans travelling to the UK and USA will no longer be allowed to use their laptops, iPads, tablets, kindles or e-readers inflight...

3 hours ago

UN agency: Individual nations should decide on aeroplane laptop ban
UN agency: Individual nations should decide on aeroplane laptop ban

MONTREAL, Canada: It is for each country to decide whether to take security measures such as the British and US partial ban on electronics in commercial aeroplanes...

6 hours ago

Canada weighs banning on-flight electronics
Canada weighs banning on-flight electronics

OTTAWA, Canada: Canada is considering prohibiting personal electronics onboard flights from Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa...

1 day ago

Know these top five marketing trends to travel in 2017
Know these top five marketing trends to travel in 2017

With purchases happening online, the travel industry is going completely digital to expand its business beyond expectations. Here are a few trends for the year 2017 that you need to watch out for...

By Stephen Marshal 3 days ago

Lauren_vdM via  - Nassau, Bahamas
10 destinations South Africans can visit visa-free

There is a number of beautiful destination South Africans can travel to without a visa. Here's a list of the top ten visa-free destinations with insights and must-see locations...

17 Mar 2017

It's not too late to save your Voyager Miles from expiring – donate unused Miles to charity
It's not too late to save your Voyager Miles from expiring – donate unused Miles to charity

South African Airways would like to remind all Voyager members to review their Voyager accounts as some of their Voyager Miles could expire on 31 March 2017...

Issued by South African Airways 16 Mar 2017

Ryanair to launch flights to Ukraine
Ryanair to launch flights to Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine: Irish low-cost airline Ryanair announced on Wednesday, 16 March 2017, its first flights to Ukraine, with four new routes departing from Britain, Sweden and the Netherlands...

16 Mar 2017

Andrew Shelton
#BrandManagerMonth: Cheapflights in a time of travel bans, Brexit and savvy consumers

We had a chat with award-winning commercial marketer and Cheapflights MD, Andrew Shelton, to find out what's in store for the Cheapflights brand in 2017...

By Cari Coetzee 14 Mar 2017

South African Airways launches new website aimed at making travel even easier
South African Airways launches new website aimed at making travel even easier

South African Airways (SAA) has recently launched its new-look website at www.flysaa.com, which promises more speed, more options and more simplicity...

Issued by South African Airways 13 Mar 2017

World's first craft beer brewed to be enjoyed while flying
World's first craft beer brewed to be enjoyed while flying

Betsy Beer is the first beer designed and brewed to be enjoyed at high altitudes. Because senses are dulled by up to 30% during a flight, Cathay Pacific wanted to brew a beer that was perfectly suited to this environment...

10 Mar 2017

How to fly like a seasoned business traveller
How to fly like a seasoned business traveller

Few of us would enjoy flying every day and living out of suitcase. For some, however, business travel is a necessity, so here are a few hints and tips that can make a big difference...

9 Mar 2017

Jumia Travel expands with new local and international destinations
Jumia Travel expands with new local and international destinations

Jumia Travel has unveiled new destinations with new properties in South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, and Tunisia, as well as outbound destinations including Dubai, London, New York, Paris, and Mecca...

9 Mar 2017

nike159 via
Airlines add 80,000 new seats with flights to Victoria Falls

80,000 more tourists a year could soon fly into Zimbabwe's resort town of Victoria Falls...

8 Mar 2017

Two new routes to Russia through Turkish Airlines
Two new routes to Russia through Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines has launched two new flight destinations in Russia, routes that further open up the country to South Africans...

6 Mar 2017

Andrea Robinson 2017 Wine Programme
Delta's 2017 wine line-up hand-picked by master sommelier

Andrea Robinson, Delta's master sommelier has handpicked her 2017 wine selections that will be available to Delta passengers flying between South Africa and the United States. Vintages will be rotated on a seasonal basis...

6 Mar 2017

Penstones via
Seychelles reports 17% increase in South African visitors

The latest figure from the Seychelles National Bureau of Statistics shows around 903 visitors entered the country in January, compared to 750 last year, marking a 17% increase...

2 Mar 2017

HomingPin homing in on travellers' lost stuff
HomingPin homing in on travellers' lost stuff

Around 20 million bags are mislaid at airports yearly and thousands of mobile phones left behind in taxis. HomingPIN offers an innovative solution to this global problem with the HomingPIN tag...

2 Mar 2017

Partnership to promote Cape Halaal tourism
Partnership to promote Cape Halaal tourism

Wesgro has partnered by dnata, which will conduct marketing and sales activities and actions on the Cape's behalf in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE for the next year...

28 Feb 2017

Top Performer
Winners of annual Air Mauritius Travel Awards 2016 announced

The upper echelons of the South African travel industry joined Air Mauritius on 23 February 2017 to identify, distinguish and congratulate the top travel performers of the past 12 months...

27 Feb 2017

2017 Budget Speech: Importance of tourism and travel finally starting to reflect
2017 Budget Speech: Importance of tourism and travel finally starting to reflect

The message of travel and tourism as a key economic driver is finally filtering through government speeches and plans...

27 Feb 2017

Risky business travel: how can companies avoid pitfalls when travelling abroad?
Risky business travel: how can companies avoid pitfalls when travelling abroad?

If a business traveller extends their trip for pleasure and the leisure portion comprises more than half the time they are away, they should be aware that they need to purchase additional travel insurance cover...

24 Feb 2017

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...

24 Feb 2017

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.

23 Feb 2017

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...

23 Feb 2017

AsadPhotography via
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...

23 Feb 2017

mintchipdesigns via
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.

23 Feb 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
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 22 Feb 2017

paulbr75 via
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

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