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Etihad Airways launches TravelPass

Etihad Airways has announced a partnership with Norwegian technology developer Braathens IT, to develop TravelPass, an innovative travel solution initially aimed at corporate and frequent travellers which will launch later this year.

1 day ago

Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achieved
Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achieved

We analysed what the world's top 58 airlines - such as American Airlines, British Airways and Qantas - are doing about climate change. Even the best airlines are not doing anywhere near enough...

By Susanne Becken 2 days ago

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Accor set to expand Ethiopia footprint with new Ibis Styles hotel

Accor Hotels, in partnership with Yuluch Elyano Trading plc, is expanding its presence in Ethiopia with the opening of a new property under its design-led economy brand, Ibis Styles...

14 Feb 2020

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Airline passenger market: Africa leads all regions with a 5.0% demand increase

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its global passenger traffic results, which shows that passenger demand rose by 4.2% compared to 2018...

11 Feb 2020

Air travel restrictions won't protect us from the coronavirus
Air travel restrictions won't protect us from the coronavirus

Suspending flights and screening passengers is mainly about reassuring us, not keeping us healthy...

By Lucy Budd and Stephen Ison 10 Feb 2020

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New research: Face-to-face meetings most effective for business success

The new study, conducted by Talk2 Media & Events, surveyed over 200 buyers and exhibitors from across the Asia Pacific region looking at industry challenges and the most valued attributes...

10 Feb 2020

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Tourism holds positive growth for business in Nigeria

Business in Nigeria is on the rise and foreign investors are taking notice...

7 Feb 2020

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#ATMDubai: Travel trends for Boomers, Gen X, Y and Z to look out for

"Although all generations are now looking for activities and experiences, above all else, what makes this market more complex, is the individual preferences and demands of each generation and of course ultimately, the challenge facing marketers trying to engage with them."

6 Feb 2020

The coronavirus will hit the tourism and travel sector hard
The coronavirus will hit the tourism and travel sector hard

The economic impacts of the new coronavirus on the travel and tourism industry will be felt in every corner of the world and almost every sector of the economy...

By Marion Joppe 3 Feb 2020

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UNWTO addresses travel industry on coronavirus

During times of crisis, tourism has to live up to its responsibility as an integral part of the wider society. The sector must put people and their wellbeing first...

By Juergen T Steinmetz 3 Feb 2020

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Tourism trends for 2020: Africa to dominate the landscape

When it comes to growth relating to where travellers want to spend their holidays in 2020 and beyond, Africa will remain the world's top performer...

By Guy Stehlik 27 Jan 2020

Could sleeper trains replace international air travel?
Could sleeper trains replace international air travel?

Since 2019, night train networks have seen a remarkable revival across Europe...

23 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: All about authenticity - 3 major trends influencing the travel industry
#BizTrends2020: All about authenticity - 3 major trends influencing the travel industry

As tourism continues to rise (2018 saw a global increase of 6% in 2017) consumers are not shy to make their preferences known on how they want to travel and, afterwards, what they thought of the experience...

By Jared Ruttenberg 8 Jan 2020

Marriott, Landmark Sabbour sign agreement to open W Hotel in Cairo
Marriott, Landmark Sabbour sign agreement to open W Hotel in Cairo

Amr Sultan, Managing Director of Landmark Sabbour and Alex Kyriakidis, President & Managing Director, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International at the signing ceremony of W Cairo

23 Dec 2019

Experiences aren't always better for the planet than products - here's how to make memories sustainably
Experiences aren't always better for the planet than products - here's how to make memories sustainably

Many businesses are capitalising on the rise in experience-seeking with new and expensive ways to make memories -- and many of them are just as damaging for the planet as products...

By Brendan Canavan 11 Dec 2019

Euromonitor reveals top 100 city destinations for 2019
Euromonitor reveals top 100 city destinations for 2019

This year's report, covering the world's leading cities ranked by international tourist arrivals shows that 5 out of the top 10 most visited cities in 2018 are in Asia Pacific, with Hong Kong listed as the most visited city in the world, followed by Bangkok...

3 Dec 2019

The long tail of business travel is wide open
The long tail of business travel is wide open

In his 2006 book "The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More," Chris Anderson wrote about how the future of commerce and culture isn't in "hits", the high-volume head of a traditional demand curve, but in what used to be regarded as misses, or the infinitely long tail of that same curve...

By Jerome Touze 3 Dec 2019

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Radisson RED targets millennial mindset

According to financial services company UBS, millennials could be worth $24tn by 2020. To capitalise on how this growing market will impact the hotel industry, Radisson RED plans to expand its offering and further develop its brand...

By Eugene Yiga 2 Dec 2019

New research: Travel spend in Africa could increase by 27% in 2020
New research: Travel spend in Africa could increase by 27% in 2020

Research conducted by the Sabre Corporation has revealed that spend among African travellers could increase by 27% over the next year if they were able to move more freely within the continent, and if travel pain-points were addressed...

25 Nov 2019

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Africa hotel market Q4 2019: Why investors are going at it alone

Hotel investors across the growing sub-Sahara African market are moving towards greater control of their portfolios through outright and majority ownership...

22 Nov 2019

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5 insights into event success

According to brand experience expert and group managing director of CWDi, Samantha Gabriel, eventgoers no longer respond to a one-dimensional approach. In the information age, we're bombarded with data all the time and we're more likely to retain it if it's linked to a memorable experience...

By Samantha Gabriel 15 Nov 2019

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2019 Africa Visa Openness Index shows wins in visa restrictions across Africa

For the first time, on average, Africans can travel to approximately 27 countries visa-free or with a visa on arrival; Ethiopia moves up a record 32 places on the Index, entering the top 20 most visa-open countries in Africa.

13 Nov 2019

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5 trends opening doors for African tech entrepreneurs

Travelcheck CEO, Odette Faling unpacks the trends that underpin Africa's bold digital future and are creating opportunities for entrepreneurs...

By Odette Faling 5 Nov 2019

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700 new hotel restaurants and bars will be opened in Africa by 2025

A new study forecasts that 700 new hotel restaurants and bars will be opened in Africa by 2025, in internationally branded hotels...

3 Oct 2019

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Thomas Cook closes shop, 1000s of travellers stranded

Huge debt, online competition and geopolitical events have spelled the end for Britain's oldest travel company, Thomas Cook, leaving hundreds of thousands of holiday makers stranded around the world...

23 Sep 2019

Radisson Hotel's new opened Niamey hotel achieves Safehotels executive certification
Radisson Hotel's new opened Niamey hotel achieves Safehotels executive certification

The Safehotels certificate allows Radisson Hotel Group to add external validation to their safety and security programme and to create additional value for the guests, staff and owners...

13 Sep 2019

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Africa Trade Week shows strong growth as international trader numbers rise

The trading week saw over 500 business from 67 countries travel to Johannesburg to be a part of multi-sectoral trade across Africa...

21 Aug 2019

Festivals can transform cities by making space for overlooked people and cultures
Festivals can transform cities by making space for overlooked people and cultures

From Cape Town to Kisumu and Greater Manchester, cities around the world are seeing the benefits of festivals that celebrate traditions and people...

By Beth Perry and Rike Sitas 16 Aug 2019

Mauritius opens up to East Africa with daily direct flights from Nairobi
Mauritius opens up to East Africa with daily direct flights from Nairobi

With intra-African tourism becoming increasingly attractive for Africa's emerging middle class - and increasingly important for African economics - island paradise, Mauritius has upped its ante to attract visitors from Kenya and East Africa with daily direct flights from Nairobi...

16 Aug 2019

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Addis Ababa leads Africa in hotel room rates

According to the most recent 12-month data from STR, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has posted Africa's highest average daily rate (ADR) of $163.79...

12 Aug 2019

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