International visa applications for Ethiopia may now be done online

The Ethiopian department of immigration and nationality affairs and Ethiopian Airlines have launched an online international visa application platform. The e-visa service is available to international visitors and consists of a single web page that allows for application, payment, and the securement...

20 Jun 2017

International travellers asked to arrive earlier at SA ports of entry as DHA goes on strike

Following the announcement that Department of Home Affairs employees intend on embarking on strike action, the Flight Centre Travel Group has recommended that international travellers arrive at an earlier time when entering or leaving South Africa on 19 June 2017. The strike is expected to affect...

15 Jun 2017

Five of ACSA's airports receive Skytrax World Airport Awards

Five of Airports Company South Africa's airports were included in the 2017 Skytrax World Airport Awards' top 10 best airports in Africa. Cape Town International Airport was named the overall winner followed by King Shaka International which placed second, OR Tambo International placed third, East...

16 Mar 2017

Gold Travel launches first Johannesburg office

Midrand based travel company, Travel Master, has recently been rebranded and relaunched as the travel agency, Gold Travel. The planning of another branch opening in Centurion, Pretoria, is set for later this year. According to CEO of Cape Town-based Gold Travel, Konrad Laker, the company...

8 Mar 2017

WTM portfolio registration now open

Registration for the World Travel Market, taking place during the month of April, is now open. The three leading travel exhibitions in the WTM portfolio includes the World Travel Market Latin America, World Travel Market Africa and Arabian Travel Market. Following the success of the World...

20 Feb 2017

ASATA, ABTA enter a strategic partnership

The Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA) and African Business Travel Association (ABTA) have entered a strategic partnership. The partnership is aimed at increasing the companies' presence in the travel sector in addition to supporting events that will be of mutual benefit. The...

3 Feb 2017

Thomson launches 'Moments' campaign

Thomson, a major UK travel company, has launched a campaign, 'Moments', ahead of its rebrand to TUI in late 2017. The campaign, created by RKCR/Y&R, comprises of TV, radio, print, digital, VOD, broadcast idents, social and in-store. The campaign represents a shift from Thomson's previous...

20 Dec 2016

FCM named the best travel management company for sixth consecutive time

For the sixth consecutive time, FCM Travel Solutions was named the World's Leading Travel Management Company at the World Travel Awards. The company received its accolade at a gala ceremony held in the Maldives. The award is an addition to the several other global and regional awards the company...

6 Dec 2016

Pinnacle Point Estate announced best golf course in South Africa

Pinnacle Point Estate has been announced as the top golf course in South Africa at the third annual World Golf Awards. The award recognises golfing destinations shaping the future of the industry, internationally. South Africa was proclaimed as Africa's best golfing destination, beating Egypt,...

5 Dec 2016

Jumia Travel wins Hotel Booking Portal of the Year

The Nigerian based hotel booking portal, Jumia Travel, has won the Hotel Booking Portal of the Year award at the annual Nigeria Technology Awards held at the City Mall, Onikan Lagos. The Nigeria Technology Awards, organised by media, events and entertainment company, Technology Avenue, celebrates...

29 Nov 2016

Best New Restaurant Award for The Elephant Café

The Zambia Hospitality Awards' Best New Restaurant Award was awarded to up-and-coming, The Elephant Café located in Livingstone, Zambia. Situated on a deck in the Zambezi River, 10 kilometres upstream from Victoria falls, the restaurant offers an African feel of dining in a five-star venue set in...

4 Nov 2016

Wrangler's True Wanderer announced

Wrangler announced the True Wanderer winner, Raihaan Suliman from Pretoria and the runners up who competed for the ultimate True Wanderer title. Suliman took home a trip worth over R50,000. The panel of judges, Tebello Motsoane and Siyabonga Beyile, declared the winner based on the quality of...

2 Jun 2016

Travelstart named Africa's Leading Online Travel Agency

Travelstart was selected as Africa's Leading Online Travel Agency for 2016 at the 23rd World Travel Awards. The awards were voted for by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, with the winners announced at the Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony hosted by La Gemma dell'Est in Zanzibar,...

11 Apr 2016

Samsonite voted Favourite Luggage Brand 2016

TripAdvisor has named Samsonite as Favourite Luggage Brand in the Traveller's Choice Awards 2016. The fifth annual Traveller's Choice Awards highlighted the top brands that travellers around the world prefer to use on their trips. Over 32,000 travellers from seven different countries voted for the...

12 Feb 2016

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