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RwandAir launches flights to London
RwandAir launches flights to London

RwandAir will today, 26 May 2017, take off for the first direct commercial flight to Gatwick International Airport in London...

By Peterson Tumwebaze 3 days ago

SA can now boast most punctual low-cost carrier in the world
SA can now boast most punctual low-cost carrier in the world

South Africans can scratch “delayed flights” off their lists of things to complain about after two of the country's low-cost airlines were ranked in the top ten most punctual in 2016...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 22 May 2017

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#Indaba2017: A taste of what's in store

Thousands of exhibitors, travel buyers, visitors and media from all over the world is converging on the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban to experience the dynamic African travel industry...

16 May 2017

Star Alliance celebrates 20 years of connecting people and cultures
Star Alliance celebrates 20 years of connecting people and cultures

Star Alliance has returned to Frankfurt, the place of its birth, and will be harnessing digital technology to further enhance the travel experience of Alliance customers...

Issued by South African Airways 15 May 2017

Smoother connections with Qantas' new international transit lounge at Perth Airport
Smoother connections with Qantas' new international transit lounge at Perth Airport

“Combining all of our operations under one roof means customers can transfer from domestic to international services without changing terminals. The new design allows for an outdoor space and natural sunlight..."

11 May 2017

Second day of Food & Hospitality Africa 2017 off the charts
Second day of Food & Hospitality Africa 2017 off the charts

Food & Hospitality Africa 2017 served up another jam-packed day, with visitors exceeding projections and feedback from both exhibitors and visitors positive: exceptional networking opportunities and lead generation are off the charts...

9 May 2017

#WTMA17: Euromonitor shares key tourism trends in Africa
#WTMA17: Euromonitor shares key tourism trends in Africa

Speaking at WTM Africa 2017, Christy Tawii, research analyst at Euromonitor International explored some of the key trends influencing and driving growth in the African tourism industry...

By Cari Coetzee 9 May 2017

Hein Kaiser, fastjet GM Marketing and Communications
Hein Kaiser plans to keep it simple and authentic for fastjet brand

"The right product, the right price, at the right time. In short, delivering a compelling value proposition. Cultural and language nuances aside, this is a fundamental truth across all consumer groups."

By Cari Coetzee 9 May 2017

Ricky Wilson takes on the Abu Dhabi desert dunes as part of his 48 Hour Challenge
Etihad Airways throws down travel gauntlet with 48-hour stopover challenge

Etihad Airways has challenged the millions of travellers who transit through Abu Dahbi, as well as UAE residents, to experience as many once-in-a-lifetime activities as they can throughout the emirate in just 48 hours...

8 May 2017

Cheapflights browser extension tool makes it easy to EscEscape
Cheapflights browser extension tool makes it easy to EscEscape

Cheapflights' innovative EscEscape browser extension tool gives new meaning to the 'Esc' key - by giving the 'Esc' key two taps, users are served with a range of short getaway options...

5 May 2017

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Airline PR disasters and the lessons you can learn

In light of the recent news reports on bad customer service on airlines, Aki Kalliatakis from Leadership LaunchPad shares a number of ariline PR disasters and some lessons you can learn from them...

By Aki Kalliatakis 3 May 2017

Etihad Airways' First Apartment on the A380
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...

3 May 2017

SAA'S flight schedule back to normal after industrial action
SAA'S flight schedule back to normal after industrial action

South African Airways (SAA) said its flight schedule had returned to normal after industrial action from cabin crew was brought to an end by a court interdict on Wednesday...

By Karl Gernetzky 28 Apr 2017

Millennials are reshaping the face of global travel
Millennials are reshaping the face of global travel

"Millennials are having a tremendous impact on global travel and as their experience and spending power increase, so will their preferences continue to shape travel for decades to come."

26 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: How to evolve into a 21st century travel agent
#WTMA17: How to evolve into a 21st century travel agent

"We've all read that the travel agent is dead," said Natalia Rosa. The truth is, travel agents aren't dead, they are transforming into 21st century travel agents...

By Cari Coetzee 25 Apr 2017

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A guide on how business travellers can combat stress

Business travel can be stressful and comes with a demanding schedule. According to experts, establishing a routine is paramount in reducing stress levels while travelling for business...

25 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: WTM Africa closes its doors on a high-note
#WTMA17: WTM Africa closes its doors on a high-note

With buyers from 45 countries, over 8,000 pre-scheduled appointments confirmed and an increase in exhibitors from 2016, WTM Africa 2017 closed its doors on a high-note...

21 Apr 2017

More black-owned selections make the cut on SAA's wine list
More black-owned selections make the cut on SAA's wine list

SAA has announced its selection of locally produced wines to be served on its flights and in its Business Class lounges over the next year...

21 Apr 2017

WTM Africa 2017 saw over 700 exhibitors present, with over 8,000 pre-scheduled appointments for the duration of the show
#WTMA17: WTM Africa celebrates an impressive second day

Reporting over 8,000 pre-scheduled appointments between local and international buyers and exhibitors for the duration of the show, WTM Africa celebrated an impressive second day...

21 Apr 2017

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Emirates cuts flights to US as demand weakens

Emirates has announced that it will reduce flights to the United States after tightened visa and security measures under president Donald Trump hit demand...

21 Apr 2017

Canada's Westjet to launch ultra low-cost airline
Canada's Westjet to launch ultra low-cost airline

MONTREAL, Canada: Canada's second-biggest airline Westjet announced plans Thursday to launch a new ultra-low cost, no-frills service for domestic travellers...

21 Apr 2017

Qantas curates top Australian artwork for its business class amenity kits
Qantas curates top Australian artwork for its business class amenity kits

Qantas will be featuring the work of Australia's leading artists, photographers and digital influencers on its international business class amenity kits...

20 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: CTICC abuzz on first day of WTM Africa 2017
#WTMA17: CTICC abuzz on first day of WTM Africa 2017

The CTICC was abuzz as travel trade show, World Travel Market Africa 2017, opened its floors and doors to inbound and outbound travel professionals

19 Apr 2017

Flights resume as NCAA certifies Abuja airport
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

Roll-out of Qantas inflight Wi-Fi underway
Roll-out of Qantas inflight Wi-Fi underway

Following months of performance testing, Wi-Fi will now operate in beta mode on a single Boeing 737 aircraft so customers can test it out for themselves on selected flights while Qantas continues to fine-tune the system.

14 Apr 2017

Travelling abroad? Here's your travel checklist
Travelling abroad? Here's your travel checklist

The biggest problems travellers regularly encounter are due to lack of proper preparation such as not checking to make sure their passports are valid for at least six months...

13 Apr 2017

George Airport upgrades to accommodate larger aircraft
George Airport upgrades to accommodate larger aircraft

George Airport has gotten the go-ahead from the South Africa Civil Aviation Authority (SACCA) to upgrade from a CAT 7 aerodrome to a CAT 8 aerodrome...

11 Apr 2017

Lufthansa launches cricket-themed campaign
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

First Wing - direct access to lounges
British Airways investing millions of pounds in enhancing customer experience

From new lounges to the latest generation Wi-Fi, British Airways recently launched its investment plans for customers with a focus on excellence in the premium cabins and more choice and quality for all...

10 Apr 2017

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