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

With the projected doubling of air travel demand by 2036, on-ground concepts will increasingly be required to optimise the use of emerging technologies, processes and design developments. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) in collaboration with Airports Council International (ACI) have launched the New Experience in Travel and Technologies (NEXTT) initiative which aims to help deliver this future by developing a common vision to enhance the on-ground transport experience, guide industry investments and help governments improve the regulatory framework.

27 Oct 2017

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World tourism remains resilient despite global uncertainties

With a 3.6% real GDP growth in Q1 2017, the world economy has remained strong, surpassing the earlier forecast at 3.5% for 2017/2018. This growth, according to Euromonitor International, is and continues to be highly driven by emerging markets which account for approximately 74% of the world's real GDP expansion, and a predicted share of up to 79% by 2020.

By Josephine Wawira 13 Oct 2017

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Fastjet releases Mozambique schedule

Fastjet has released its flight schedule operations to Mozambique. The low-cost carrier confirmed that, effective 3 November, it will launch scheduled services from Maputo to Nampula, Beira and Tete, with fares starting from MZN 5,274.

13 Oct 2017

Business-leisure market in Africa grows
Business-leisure market in Africa grows

African conferencing facilities are becoming more than just venues for local gatherings and are now attracting major international events. The continent's breathtaking natural beauty, rapidly developing infrastructure and vibrant multi-cultural people offer an increasingly attractive destination for some of the biggest global strategic events.

By Elzaan van Rhyn 9 Oct 2017

Jumia Nigeria launches e-commerce bot
Jumia Nigeria launches e-commerce bot

Jumia Nigeria has introduced an e-commerce bot that allows shoppers to order food, find fashion or electronic items and book hotels and flights by simply having an online conversation with the bot.

4 Oct 2017

Five safari destinations for first-time travellers
Five safari destinations for first-time travellers

You've seen the documentaries of African deserts, waterfalls, and wildlife. However, nothing compares to being there in person. Safaris promise unique cultural encounters, captivating wildlife adventure, and spectacular scenery. Here are five of the best safari destinations for first-time travellers.

By Jarred Manasse 14 Mar 2017

Fly with the eagles and trot with the elephants
Fly with the eagles and trot with the elephants

Visiting the Okavango Delta in Botswana has to be on your Bucket List and, while you're planning for those once-in-a-lifetime moments, plan to lodge at Belmond's newly rebuilt Eagle Island Lodge.

By Brian Berkman 18 Oct 2016

Top 10 apps for travellers
Top 10 apps for travellers

The railway made traveling long distances quicker than horse-and-cart, the internal-combustion engine added to that, and inflatable tyres made road travel easier on the bones and buttocks. Air travel was changed forever by the jet engine and the Boeing 747. Technology has changed travel in more ways than we can think of.

24 Jun 2016

Ten reasons why you should explore the Makgadikgadi Pans
Ten reasons why you should explore the Makgadikgadi Pans

Located southeast of the Okavango Delta and surrounded by the Kalahari Desert, the Makgadikgadi Pans is a salt pan situated in the middle of the dry savanna in north-eastern Botswana.

By Jarred Manasse 22 Jun 2016

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Protea Hotels expands with first hotel in Botswana

Protea Hotels have announced the signing of agreements for the development of its first hotel in Botswana. Over the years, Protea Hotels have expanded into Zambia, Nigeria, Namibia, Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania and Ghana.

9 Jun 2016

Ten reasons why an Okavango Delta safari should be on your bucket list
Ten reasons why an Okavango Delta safari should be on your bucket list

The Okavango Delta is one of Africa's premier safari destinations for wildlife enthusiasts, boasting the world's largest inland delta which is home to a huge diversity and concentration of wildlife.

By Jarred Manasse 26 Feb 2016

Sun International sells some African assets
Sun International sells some African assets

Sun International says it will sell a portion of its interests in its African assets to a foreign subsidiary of Thailand-listed Minor International Public Co (Mint) for R664m.

19 Aug 2014

City Lodge revamps its image
City Lodge revamps its image

City Lodge Hotels is embarking on an "evolutionary" brand and logo refreshment exercise, starting with its recently-opened Town Lodge Gaborone.

By Nick Hedley 7 Aug 2013

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