Boeing, Turkish Airlines celebrate its first 777 Freighter

Boeing and Turkish Airlines recently celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 777 Freighter; the world's longest-range twin-engine freighter. The 777 Freighter is based on the 777-200 LR (Longer Range) passenger aeroplane and can fly 9,070km with a full payload of 102,000kg. The...

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Ethiopian Airlines launches mobile app

Ethiopian Airlines has unveiled a new mobile app that consists of simplified flight booking and management for its customers. Users of the app will be able to book flights, do flight check-ins, issue boarding pass/self-board flights, check the status of flights, get arrival/departure times of ET...

7 Dec 2017

Lufthansa lands its first five Starhansa flight

Lufthansa has landed its first five Starhansa flight in Johannesburg, South Africa on 5 December 2017. The five Starhansa model derives from the airline receiving a five-star certification from Skytrax. The accomplishment makes it the first European airline to receive the certification.

7 Dec 2017

Travelstart founder issues Black Friday statement

The founder of Travelstart has issued a statement about unethical travel agents it struggled with on Black Friday. According to the statement, the unethical travel agents bought travel deals, marked up the prices and onsold them to unsuspecting consumers. The founder stated that the occurrence...

1 Dec 2017

Ethiopian Airlines to tie-up Buenos Aires with Africa

Ethiopian Airlines is to start five weekly flights to Buenos Aires, Argentina, effective March 8, 2018. The newly developed flights is the sixth gateway to the America's for the airline. Ethiopian Airlines also has service to Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and São Paulo.

9 Nov 2017

Abu Dhabi Terminal introduces airport check-in

Operator and manager of Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, Abu Dhabi Ports, has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi Airports to introduce airport check-in desks at the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal. Abu Dhabi Airports and the selected airline operators will introduce on-ground services and check-in...

9 Nov 2017

Table Mountain Cableway's half price sunsets

Table Mountain Cableway has reintroduced its half-price Sunset Special for locals, effective 1 November 2017. The special ends on Wednesday 28 February 2018 and will exclude the peak-season, which is from 18 December 2017 to 3 January 2018. The Sunset Special ticket is valid from 6pm daily....

1 Nov 2017

Fastjet unveils new fare structure

Fastjet has implemented a new fare structure that enables its customers to select between two fare products. The first option fare product is a basic flight for travel to a destination which includes 7kg hand luggage but excludes all checked baggage, which will be charged for. The second fare...

27 Oct 2017

STA Travel named Best Youth Travel Agent

STA Travel was awarded Best Youth Travel Agent in the world award at the Global Youth Travel Awards. The win makes it the third time STA Travel has received the award. The awards is held annually at the World Youth and Student Travel Conference and it recognises outstanding performers in the...

26 Oct 2017

Fastjet wins at World Travel Awards

Fastjet has been named the Leading African Low-Cost Airline at the recent World Travel Awards (WTA). The achievement makes it the second accolade for the company at the WTA.

12 Oct 2017

FlightSite named Leading Online Travel Agency at WTA

FlightSite received the African and South African Leading Online Travel Agency award at the World Travel Awards in Kigali, Rwanda. The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 and is aimed at acknowledging, rewarding, and celebrating excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism...

12 Oct 2017

Turkish Airlines extends stopover service

Turkish Airlines has extended its stopover services to include passengers from South Africa who are connecting in Istanbul to a wide range of selected destinations. Passengers who have more than 20 hours of connection time in Istanbul may receive complimentary accommodation and an opportunity to...

5 Oct 2017

World Travel Awards announces hosts for gala

The World Travel Awards has named George Ndirangu and Makeda Mahadeo as the masters of ceremonies for the upcoming Africa Gala Ceremony 2017. The show will take place in Rwanda at The Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre on 10 October 2017.

4 Oct 2017

BA, kulula.com win at Traveller Africa Awards

British Airways (operated by Comair) has been named Best African Regional Short-Haul Airline and kulula.com has been named Best African Low-Cost Airline at the sixth annual Business Traveller Africa Awards. The awards were held in Sandon on 1 September 2017....

5 Sep 2017

Avis Rent a Car wins best car rental company award

Avis Rent a Car has been awarded the Best Car Rental Company Award at the 2017 Business Traveller Africa Conference and Awards, 1 September 2017. The awards ceremony acknowledges local travel trade and rewards excellence in the South African business travel industry. Avis has won the awards...

5 Sep 2017

Wired Communications to manage Cunard's PR, media relations in SA

Cunard has appointed Wired Communications to manage its PR and media relations in South Africa. Wired had managed the two projects for White Star Cruise & Travel, the GSA for Cunard in the country. Wired managed two onboard media tours when the remastered Queen Mary 2 visited Cape Town in January...

28 Jul 2017

Sanlam Top Destination Awards adds new award

The Sanlam Top Destination Awards has added The Sabre Top Destination Technology Award in dedication to the technology in the hospitality industry. The award has been designed with the collaboration of Sabre Hospitality Solutions. The purpose of this new award is to uplift the hospitality...

18 Jul 2017

Flight Centre goes platinum at 2017 Deloitte Best Company Survey

The Flight Centre Travel Group was awarded the platinum seal in the 2017 Deloitte Best Company Survey. The survey is aimed at determining employees' engagement with the organisation and also measures the attractiveness to both existing and potential employees; Flight Centre has been participating in...

13 Jul 2017

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

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