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British Airways starts African and Indian Ocean Islands expansion

As part of its African network expansion, British Airways will be starting its services to the Seychelles, offering more flights to Mauritius, with more seats on other routes...

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#TourismMonth: Open skies, more business travel means a stronger Africa

As we celebrate Tourism Month, there's an opportunity for us to acknowledge what achieving open skies in Africa would mean for the business community and business travel in general...

By Oz Desai 3 days ago

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Is it ethical to take a luxury holiday in a ‘developing' country?

Tourism is notoriously problematic for some developing destinations as it diverts often scarce water and energy resources from the host community...

By Paul Hanna 15 Sep 2017

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Exploring Kenya's Masai Mara through the eyes of a hotelier

Kenya boasts of diverse destinations that remain major attractions for tourists from across the world. From the classic wildlife safaris

By Josephine Wawira 14 Sep 2017

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Fewer SAA domestic flights would be welcome, says Comair

If ailing South African Airways (SAA) were to reduce its scheduled flights, it could help to get rid of the "suicidally" cheap tickets at the bottom end of the domestic market, says Comair CEO Erik Venter...

14 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: An economic rethink on domestic tourism
#THINCAfrica: An economic rethink on domestic tourism

CEO of Tourism, Sisa Ntshona shared his thoughts on global and local tourism and how we, as locals, can do our part in helping the South African economy through travelling locally...

By Robin Fredericks 12 Sep 2017

Travel agents granted practitioner designation through Asata by Saqa
Travel agents granted practitioner designation through Asata by Saqa

Travel agents in South Africa will soon be granted practitioner designation through the Association of South African Travel Agents (Asata)...

8 Sep 2017

Four effective habits of a corporate millennial traveller
Four effective habits of a corporate millennial traveller

Corporate travel is slowly being owned by a generation who are shifting the work trend away from 9-to-5 office jobs and into a fast-paced technological era...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 7 Sep 2017

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Domestic travel takes dip, but appetite for international travel remains healthy

Despite reports that South African travellers are taking fewer local trips and spending less when they travel domestically, there is still a healthy appetite for international travel...

7 Sep 2017

#TourismMonth: Why travel agents are here to stay
#TourismMonth: Why travel agents are here to stay

The demise of the travel agent has been a favourite topic in media articles over the past decade. Today's headlines, however, prompts for survival and adaptation...

4 Sep 2017

The potential economic impact of hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2023
The potential economic impact of hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2023

According to a Grant Thornton economic impact assessment, hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2023 will bring South Africa R27.3bn in direct, indirect and induced economic impact...

30 Aug 2017

The role of online travel in unlocking Africa's tourism potential
The role of online travel in unlocking Africa's tourism potential

In today's globally digital world, tourism related businesses are striving to position themselves on the online map. The travel sector is one that has, over the years, evolved in its online presence...

By Josephine Wawira 30 Aug 2017

A travel guide for savvy business travellers
A travel guide for savvy business travellers

As the younger generation moves up in the business world, business travel is becoming more popular. This generation is shaping local and international travel trends, with research showing that...

30 Aug 2017

What first-time travellers should know about transactions abroad
What first-time travellers should know about transactions abroad

To protect themselves from incurring unnecessary costs, travellers should familiarise themselves with the different payments options abroad....

30 Aug 2017

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Face scans, robot baggage handlers - airports of the future

Passengers' baggage is collected by robots, they relax in a luxurious waiting area complete with an indoor garden before getting a face scan and swiftly passing through security and immigration...

29 Aug 2017

Trends driving growth in tourism and travel in Africa
Trends driving growth in tourism and travel in Africa

At the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, Euromonitor International revealed the key trends shaping travel and tourism in Africa.

29 Aug 2017

Women taking SA travel agencies to new heights
Women taking SA travel agencies to new heights

Dominated by women, South Africa's travel agencies have shrugged off perceptions that the industry is doomed to go downhill and fostered a generation of powerful women...

28 Aug 2017

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The luggage evolution: Smarter, stronger, lighter

According to Samsonite Europe President, Arne Borrey on a recent trip to South Africa, the world is in a state of perpetual motion and luggage is getting smarter, stronger and lighter...

25 Aug 2017

Enver Duminy, Cape Town Tourism CEO
Cape Town, New York locks in first ever city-to-city tourism partnership

Cape Town Tourism and NYC & Company has signed a city-to-city partnership to boost tourism between the two iconic cities...

24 Aug 2017

Fastjet Facebook community larger than any other airline brand in Africa
Fastjet Facebook community larger than any other airline brand in Africa

Fastjet has become the airline with the largest Facebook community in Africa. The airline's Facebook pages for Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia collectively passed the 1.1 million followers mark...

24 Aug 2017

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Slow Lounge to open at Lanseria International Airport

FNB, in partnership with Comair, has announced the latest addition to the award-winning Slow Domestic and International lounges at Lanseria International Airport...

23 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Making a mark on SA's travel industry
#WomensMonth: Making a mark on SA's travel industry

President of the Association of Southern African Travel Agents and CEO of Sure Travel, Vanya Lessing is recognised by many as one of the doyennes of South Africa's travel industry...

22 Aug 2017

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Nairobi sees 22% boost in domestic air travel capacity

Nairobi is the only city in Africa whose airports are recording higher growth for domestic capacity than that of international capacity, with a 22% boost...

By Josephine Wawira 18 Aug 2017

Africa's travel market experiencing healthy growth, Lagos falls short
Africa's travel market experiencing healthy growth, Lagos falls short

According to an analysis conducted by ForwardKeys, Lagos has seen a substantial decline in both its domestic and international capacity...

16 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Leaving a Flight Centre SA legacy behind
#WomensMonth: Leaving a Flight Centre SA legacy behind

For those who have been reading the news and started dusting off their passports in preparation for "greener pastures", Flight Centre Travel Group GM shares why she would always choose South Africa...

14 Aug 2017

The easy guide to flight check-in with kids
The easy guide to flight check-in with kids

Planning a trip and flying with children can be difficult. With the right amount of planning you can minimise the stress...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 10 Aug 2017

Years of disruption sees travel agent turn travel pro
Years of disruption sees travel agent turn travel pro

It has been years since the death of the travel agent graced many headlines as consumers increasingly turned to the web to book their holidays. Fast forward to 2017 and the travel agent is more popular than ever...

10 Aug 2017

Alessandra Alonso, founder of Women in Travel
WTM Africa adds Women in Travel to its 2018 programme

With strong indications that women entrepreneurs are on the rise, the World Travel Market Africa team have announced the addition of the Women in Travel Meetup to its 2018 programme...

10 Aug 2017

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Lufthansa Airlines dispel female flight attendant misconceptions

Lufthansa Airlines chats to Maira Madeleine Nolte, a Lufthansa flight attendant, about the importance of flight attendants, providing insight into what the profession really entails...

10 Aug 2017

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