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Africa's Travel Indaba to be rescheduled

SA Tourism has announced that the 2019 Africa's Travel Indaba will be rescheduled, after the president confirmed 8 May as the date of the country's general election...

8 Feb 2019

10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programme
10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programme

Airbus and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit have announced the top 10 African tech startups that will take part in the latest Airbus Bizlab #Africa4Future accelerator programme...

21 Jan 2019

Self-service ekiosks deliver safer, speedier experience for passengers at Uganda's Entebbe Airport
Self-service ekiosks deliver safer, speedier experience for passengers at Uganda's Entebbe Airport

Gemalto, in partnership with SCINTL, has been awarded the contract for the supply of a Border Management System including airport self-service e-kiosks at Entebbe Airport, Uganda...

15 Jan 2019

London Gatwick Airport sold for £2.9bn
London Gatwick Airport sold for £2.9bn

London Gatwick Airport has been sold to France's Vinci. Under the terms of the deal, a consortium led by US investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners will sell a 50.01% stake to Vinci Airports...

By Juergen Thomas Steinmetz 31 Dec 2018

Air Tanzania first African-based operator to take delivery of the Airbus A220
Air Tanzania first African-based operator to take delivery of the Airbus A220

Air Tanzania becomes the fifth airline globally with an A220 family aircraft...

21 Dec 2018

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Africa receives 5% of international arrivals

Africa's travel and tourism industry continues to record impressive growth over the years. In 2017, the continent hit a 63 million high in international tourist arrivals as compared to 58 million in 2016...

By Josephine Wawira 20 Dec 2018

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IATA records healthy growth of 6.3% for global passenger demand

"October's healthy performance is reassuring after the slower demand growth in September-some of which was attributable to weather-related disruptions. However, the bigger picture is that traffic growth has moderated compared to earlier in the year."

7 Dec 2018

Air travel is expensive in Africa but what can be done to make it affordable?
Air travel is expensive in Africa but what can be done to make it affordable?

At the moment, Africa's aviation industry supports 6.8 million jobs and $72.5bn in economic activity, however, this has had little or no impact on the rates of these airlines...

By Adeniyi Ogunfowoke 29 Nov 2018

Governments urged to unlock Africa's aviation's benefits
Governments urged to unlock Africa's aviation's benefits

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments in Africa to maximise the positive social and economic power of aviation...

27 Nov 2018

Travel megatrends transforming Africa
Travel megatrends transforming Africa

Travel is an ever-shifting industry; how visitors adapt in their preferences is a challenge for any tourism and hospitality professional to identify and meet their requirements in order to stay relevant...

8 Nov 2018

Emirates wins Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year
Emirates wins Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year

Emirates has won the Aviation 100 Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year, awarded by Airline Economics magazine...

8 Oct 2018

IATA releases global air transport statistics for 2017
IATA releases global air transport statistics for 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its industry performance statistics for 2017, which reflects annual air passenger numbers exceeding four billion for the first time globally...

7 Sep 2018

IATA records positive growth on July passenger demand
IATA records positive growth on July passenger demand

The International Air Transport Association has announced its global passenger demand for July, with all regions reporting positive growth...

31 Aug 2018

And the World's Best Airlines of 2018 are...
And the World's Best Airlines of 2018 are...

Singapore Airlines has been named 2018's World's Best Airline in Skytrax's World Airline Awards. Not only that, but it also snatched the top spot as the World's Best First Class, Best Airline in Asia, and Best First Class Airline Seat...

19 Jul 2018

#WTMA18: Bringing Africa to New York and New York to Africa
#WTMA18: Bringing Africa to New York and New York to Africa

NYC & Company became a major blip on our radar when it locked in the first ever city-to-city partnership with Cape Town to boost tourism between the two iconic cities. We caught up with Makiko Matsuda Healy, MD of tourism market development, to find out what New York tourism is all about...

By Cari Coetzee 15 Jun 2018

It is time to change the way you think about business travel
It is time to change the way you think about business travel

Whether you're new to business travel or a veteran corporate jet-setter, here are Flight Centre Business Travel's top tips to making business travel a healthy part of your lifestyle...

12 Jun 2018

Risk managers recognising importance of crisis communications
Risk managers recognising importance of crisis communications

Crisis communications, reputation and brand value retention are increasingly recognised by risk managers, lawyers and insurers as crucial to an airline, airport, hotel or other travel and tourism organisation's recovery and ability to continue doing business during and after a crisis event...

By Linden Birns 7 Jun 2018

Ethiopia begins issuing online visas for tourists
Ethiopia begins issuing online visas for tourists

The eVisa for Ethiopia now authorises tourists from across the world to apply for a tourist eVisa online. Once issued, the Ethiopian eVisa is valid for 30 or 90 days depending on the applicant's selection...

4 Jun 2018

Increased passenger demand for Africa as global demand slows in April
Increased passenger demand for Africa as global demand slows in April

The upward demand trend remains strong, helped by continuing signs of improvement in the region's largest economies: Nigeria and South Africa...

1 Jun 2018

Ethiopia to allow all Africans to visit without visas "very soon" - PM Abiy Ahmed says
Ethiopia to allow all Africans to visit without visas "very soon" - PM Abiy Ahmed says

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed has revealed that the country will "very soon" follow Rwanda's example allowing all Africans to travel to the country without visas...

28 May 2018

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Henley Passport Index: The most powerful passports in a time of global travel access growth

While Schengen Area countries have traditionally topped the index as a result of their open access to Europe, developed Asian nations have been able to secure equally high scores in recent years thanks to their strong international trade and diplomatic relations...

23 May 2018

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#AfricaMonth: Pave the way to Open Skies

Although it's certainly not feasible for Africa to have thousands of city pairs because the traveller demand simply doesn't exist, there are several hundred city pairs that would certainly be sustainable...

By Natalia Rosa 22 May 2018

The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it's bigger than we thought)
The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it's bigger than we thought)

The carbon footprint of tourism is about four times larger than previously thought, according to a world-first study published in Nature Climate Change...

By Arunima Malik & Ya-Yen Sun 15 May 2018

Renaming of Songwe International Airport on the cards
Renaming of Songwe International Airport on the cards

Mbeya Regional Consultative Committee (RCC) has decided to change the name of Songwe International Airport to Mbeya International Airport, to attract more investors and tourists...

By Merali Chawe 14 May 2018

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February shows rebound in passenger traffic growth

"As expected, we saw a return to stronger demand growth in February, after the temporary slowdown in January. This is supported by a robust economic backdrop and solid business confidence."

6 Apr 2018

Consumerisation of travel: Millennials changing the face of business travel
Consumerisation of travel: Millennials changing the face of business travel

Millennials will soon become the largest group of travel customers, driving the evolution of the industry with a demand for cutting-edge digital solutions and a thirst for more 'bleisure'...

3 Apr 2018

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IATA global passenger traffic results reflect slowest year-over-year increase

IATA's global passenger traffic results for January 2018 show that traffic rose by 4.6% compared to that of January 2017. These results indicate the slowest year-over-year increase in nearly four years...

9 Mar 2018

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Emirates goes behind the scenes for International Women's Day

The video shows Emirates' female employees carrying out all key activities for the operation of flight EK 225 from Dubai to San Francisco. A team of over 75 women from more than 25 nationalities worked on the flight...

9 Mar 2018

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Three African airports honoured at Airport Service Quality Awards

Airports Company South Africa's George Airport and King Shaka International, as well as another African airport, Nairobi Airport, were honoured at the ACI Airport Service Quality Awards...

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Mar 2018

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Automated passport readers at CAI a warm welcome for travellers, defence against security threats

By supplying Cairo International Airport with automated document readers, Gemalto is enabling faster border crossings for millions of travellers while ensuring rigorous security checking...

13 Feb 2018

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