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Airlines urged to embrace e-commerce

African airlines have been urged to embrace e-commerce and digital technologies to become more profitable...

By Peterson Tumwebaze 3 days ago

Zapper and FlySafair join forces to enhance flight booking, payment service
Zapper and FlySafair join forces to enhance flight booking, payment service

FlySafair and Zapper have joined forces to provide travellers with a more feasible flight booking service. Travellers can now use the Zapper app to pay for FlySafair tickets online...

13 Nov 2017

Cathay Pacific taps into PressReader library to expand range of reading material
Cathay Pacific taps into PressReader library to expand range of reading material

Cathay Pacific has partnered with PressReader, enabling them to provide thousands of popular newspapers and magazines to passengers...

10 Nov 2017

Eurowings expands intercontinental range to Cape Town, grows long-haul offering
Eurowings expands intercontinental range to Cape Town, grows long-haul offering

Eurowings has expanded its intercontinental range to include Cape Town, with flights leaving for Cape Town from Cologne/Bonn once a week...

8 Nov 2017

Fixing the challenges frustrating tourism in Africa
Fixing the challenges frustrating tourism in Africa

Most African nations face tough challenges and constraints in leveraging the benefits of tourism services in trade and economic development...

By Olukayode Kolawole 8 Nov 2017

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Developing smart cities, identifying unique experiences key to growing tourism in Africa

To ensure sustained tourism and overall economic growth, African cities need to find ways to develop into smart cities capable of attracting visitors, offering unique experiences and overcoming...

3 Nov 2017

Emirates boost Algiers service with extra flight, becomes daily
Emirates boost Algiers service with extra flight, becomes daily

Emirates Airlines will be adding an extra flight to its service between Dubai and Algiers as of 13 December 2017, complementing Emirates' current six flights a week and making it a daily service....

3 Nov 2017

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Hurricanes hit global passenger demand for September

Global passenger traffic results for September showed that demand rose 5.7% compared 2016, the slowest year-on-year increase since February. Hurricanes Irma and Maria weighed heavily on the results...

3 Nov 2017

Airport retail gets virtual at OR Tambo
Airport retail gets virtual at OR Tambo

A millimetre-accurate map now allows OR Tambo International Airport visitors to navigate around retailers in the domestic and international terminals...

3 Nov 2017

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Six central African countries seal deal on free movement

Six countries in central and western Africa have breathed life into long-running plans to allow visa-free movement of people among their nations...

2 Nov 2017

Improved air connectivity and reduced airfares ahead for Africa
Improved air connectivity and reduced airfares ahead for Africa

The attractiveness of the African continent for SME and entrepreneurs is growing exponentially, driven in part by improved intra-African air access...

By Ryan Potgieter 1 Nov 2017

SA preferred bidder for Rugby World Cup 2023
SA preferred bidder for Rugby World Cup 2023

SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux has pledged that South Africa will deliver a "Triple Win" in the 2023 Rugby World Cup...

1 Nov 2017

Security measures to soar at Cape airport
Security measures to soar at Cape airport

Licence-plate recognition, additional CCTV cameras and a specialised canine unit are among the initiatives Acsa wants to implement at the airport soon, with the help of the police...

By Farren Collins 31 Oct 2017

Innovative campaigns, initiatives make for Cape Town Tourism success story
Innovative campaigns, initiatives make for Cape Town Tourism success story

According to Cape Tourism's Annual General Meeting report, many successful activities have taken place over the past financial year...

31 Oct 2017

EasyJet to buy slice of Air Berlin's Tegel operations
EasyJet to buy slice of Air Berlin's Tegel operations

British low-cost carrier EasyJet announced that it had agreed to buy part of bankrupt carrier Air Berlin's operations at the German capital's Tegel Airport for €40 million ($46.4 million)...

30 Oct 2017

NEXTT: Delivering on the future of air travel
NEXTT: Delivering on the future of air travel

On-ground concepts will increasingly be required to optimise the use of emerging technologies, processes and design developments. The New Experience in Travel and Technologies initiative aims to help deliver this future...

27 Oct 2017

US-bound passengers face new security interviews at check-in
US-bound passengers face new security interviews at check-in

US-bound travellers will face security interviews before checking in for flights at a number of global airlines as anti-terror measures are stepped up around the world...

26 Oct 2017

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African air travel growth to outpace rest of world's

Airline passenger numbers in Africa are expected to more than double in less than 20 years based on a growth rate of about 5.6%. The rate would raise the African number to about 200 million...

By Neels Blom 26 Oct 2017

Air passengers want more digital technology, more control over travel processes
Air passengers want more digital technology, more control over travel processes

IATA's 2017 Global Passenger Survey showed that passengers expect technology to give them more control over their travel experience. Digital travel processes are the expectation and passengers want more...

26 Oct 2017

Airbnb's Chris Lehane and CiTi's Joshin Raghurb
Airbnb's authentic experiences boost local communities through technology

Airbnb's Chris Lehane and CiTi's Joshin Raghurbar took part in a conversation on how, through technology, tourism can generate new economic opportunities and authentic experiences...

By Robin Fredericks 26 Oct 2017

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The world will have to prepare for 7.8 billion air passengers by 2036

IATA expects 7.8 billion passengers to travel in 2036, a near doubling of the four billion air travellers expected to fly this year, according to the latest 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast...

25 Oct 2017

#NewCampaign: $15m Emirates campaign opens up a world of good times
#NewCampaign: $15m Emirates campaign opens up a world of good times

Emirates has launched a $15m campaign to inspire travel and promote the airline's network of global destinations. We go behind the scenes of the campaign with Boutros Boutros...

By Cari Coetzee 24 Oct 2017

African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities
African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities

Using data to understand travellers' spending behaviours, their habits as well as their preferences, has the power to increase the number of customers and the spend...

By Elias Aad 19 Oct 2017

Shots Fired: Gang violence on Cape Town International Airport's doorstep
Shots Fired: Gang violence on Cape Town International Airport's doorstep

It has been confirmed that several shots were fired at Cape Town International Airport and that two people have been injured. It's suspected that the shooting is related to increasing gang violence in the area...

By Cari Coetzee 18 Oct 2017

South African Airways' commitment to service excellence awarded
South African Airways' commitment to service excellence awarded

South African Airways (SAA) is committed to service excellence and this is demonstrated by the number of awards the airline has already won this year...

Issued by South African Airways 16 Oct 2017

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IATA World Air Transport Statistics reveals industry's 2016 performance

The 2017 edition of the IATA World Air Transport Statistics (WATS) yearbook, reveals the airline industry's performance statistics for 2016, with Africa accounting for 2% of the global market...

16 Oct 2017

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Fastjet releases Mozambique schedule

Fastjet has released its flight schedule operations to Mozambique which comes as positive news for Mozambique as a whole as travellers will achieve greater access to different destinations in the country...

13 Oct 2017

When visa applications become time-consuming and frustrating
When visa applications become time-consuming and frustrating

According to the International Passport Index, South Africa ranks at 47 in the top 50 most powerful passports in the world? However, only 13 of the continent's 55 countries allow Africans visa-free entry...

By Konrad Laker 12 Oct 2017

Mobile payments give you wings
Mobile payments give you wings

Globally, mobile payments will reach $75bn in 2017, with the potential of reaching $503bn by 2020 as a result of advances in technology...

12 Oct 2017

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