Jumia Travel now offers cruise voyages

Jumia Travel, Jumia's hotel and flight marketplace, has expanded its offerings to the sea in an effort to encourage more Nigerians to go on cruise voyages. In addition to cruise travel, its offerings now include hotels, flights, airport pickups and travel insurance.

5 hours ago

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services wins at STAT Times Awards

The STAT Times International Awards for Excellence in Air Cargo awarded Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services with the accolade for African Cargo Airline of the Year and Air Cargo Brand of the Year in Africa. This is the fourth year in a row that the company has received awards at the STAT Times...

27 Feb 2019

ONOMO Hotels opens hotel on the Waterfront

ONOMO Hotels has added the Signature Lux Waterfront by ONOMO to its portfolio. The hotel group also recently opened new properties in Kigali and Durban and is currently planning openings in Casablanca, Maputo, Douala, Kampala, Tangier and Dar es Salaam. The hotel houses Vivaldi, a restaurant...

11 Feb 2019

Turkish Airlines expands international reach

Turkish Airlines is set to expand its international reach even further with flights to Mexico from August 2019. The three-times-a-week flights, connecting Istanbul with Mexico City and Cancun, will use the airline's B787-9 aircraft and will operate out of the New Istanbul Airport. The airline...

29 Jan 2019

Hat-trick for Emirates at Business Traveller Africa Awards

International airline Emirates recently received three accolades at the 2018 Business Traveller Africa Awards. The airline was acknowledged as the Best Business Class, Best International Long-Haul Airline, and Best Airport Business Lounge. The lounge award is for Emirates' dedicated lounge at...

21 Jan 2019

UK awards praise SA

If recent travel awards in the UK are anything to go by, South Africa remains popular amongst travellers in the United Kingdom. At the Telegraph Travel Awards, Cape Town was named Best City for the sixth consecutive year, while South Africa was voted second in the award for Best Country. The...

13 Dec 2018

Jayride expands in Europe, Asia

E-commerce marketplace Jayride has expanded its footprint across five countries in Europe and Asia, namely, Germany, Portugal, Belgium, Malaysia, and Taiwan. The additional countries expand Jayride's exposure to travellers, and, in turn, increase the company's ability to grow its total transaction...

12 Dec 2018

Voasa welcomes vacation ownership/timeshare public report

The Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa (Voasa) has welcomed National Consumer Commission's (NCC) the report on the vacation ownership/timeshare public inquiry. Voasa has also praised the inquiry panel for its dedication and the professional manner in which it conducted the inquiry....

7 Dec 2018

Acsa to provide Cansa with donations, volunteers

As its annual socio-economic initiative, Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) has joined hands with Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) through philanthropic donations and volunteering support. Cansa intends on utilising Acsa's donations to educate members of the public about the disease,...

5 Dec 2018

Acsa wins State-Owned Company Award

The Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa and the JSE Limited recently presented Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) with the State-Owned Company Award at the 2018 Integrated Reporting Awards, which was held at Montecasino in Johannesburg. The awards measure the full Integrated Report and judging...

28 Nov 2018

Cape Town popular amongst Airbnb guests

At the recent Africa Travel Summit, Airbnb revealed that it had already hosted more than two million guests in South Africa since it was first introduced in 2008. South Africa currently has more than 38,000 Airbnb hosts and at least 40% of those are in Cape Town, which was ranked Airbnb's most...

26 Nov 2018

Club Med and 269 global brands win at World Branding Awards

At least 270 brands from 33 countries were named Brand of the Year at the recent World Branding Awards, which was held at the State Apartments of Kensington Palace in London, England. The winners are judged on brand valuation, consumer market research, and public online voting; 70% of the scoring...

9 Nov 2018

Emirates looks to SA for its wine lists

Emirates has partnered with 25 South African wineries - including Ken Forrester, Porseleinberg, Klein Constantia, Waterkloof, and Boekenhoutskloof - to expand its in-flight wine collection. Other wine-producing regions Emirates purchases from includes Australia, New Zealand, France, and...

22 Oct 2018

Rudi Swart takes over Gold Reef's food and beverage services

Rudi Swart was appointed as Gold Reef City's new food and beverage manager. Swart has been with Tsogo Sun for nine years and served in various positions within the group. In his new role, he will heads up a team of 270 people and is expected to enhance the dining experience offered at the...

12 Oct 2018

WTA names The Blue Train Africa's Leading Luxury Train

The World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa and Indian Ocean recognised The Blue Train as Africa's Leading Luxury Train. The winners of the 2018 regional WTA awards were recently announced at the Durban International Convention Centre in KwaZulu-Natal. The WTA is an annual global travel and tourism...

10 Oct 2018

Fastjet wins World Travel Award

Fastjet was acknowledged as Leading African Low-Cost Airline at the 2018 World Travel Awards. Air Transport World also recently named the airline Africa's Best Value Airline and, last year, it received the Skytrax World Airline Award as Best African Low-Cost Airline.

9 Oct 2018

WTA reckons Cape Town International is Africa's leading airport

The Cape Town International Airport was once again hailed as Africa's Leading Airport at the World Travel Awards Africa and Indian Ocean. The gala awards ceremony was recently held at the Durban International Convention Centre and attended by senior executives from major travel companies, operators,...

9 Oct 2018

Durban collects four WTA accolades

The winners of the 2018 World Travel Awards African and Indian Ocean were recently announced at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Durban International Convention Centre in Durban. The city received four awards with the ICC receiving the honours for being Africa's leading meetings and conference centre....

9 Oct 2018

Hilton Durban is still South Africa's Leading Business Hotel

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Africa collected 14 awards at the 2018 World Travel Awards - Africa and the Indian Ocean. The Hilton Durban held onto its title as South Africa's Leading Business Hotel for the sixth consecutive year. The World Travel Awards are voted for by travel and tourism...

8 Oct 2018

Mauritius comes out tops at WTA Africa and the Indian Ocean

Mauritius received three accolades at the 2018 World Travel Awards (WTA) - Africa and the Indian Ocean. The winners of the awards were recently announced at the Durban International Convention Centre. The Indian Ocean island was recognised as the Leading Honeymoon Destination, the Leading Cruise...

8 Oct 2018

Pepperclub Hotel & Spa to compete with The Ritz at WTA

The Pepperclub Hotel & Spa in Cape Town received its sixth consecutive Africa's Leading City Hotel at the 25th World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa and the Indian Ocean. It now joins The Ritz in France, Grosvenor House in England, and Belmond Miraflores Park in Peru as nominees in the 25th annual World...

8 Oct 2018

FCM retains Africa's Leading Travel Management Company title

FCM Travel Solutions has retained its title as Africa's Leading Travel Management Company for the fourth year in a row at the 2018 World Travel Awards. The winners of the 2018 instalment of the awards were recently held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban. The...

8 Oct 2018

Jennifer Hugé to leave La Colombe

La Colombe's front of house manager Jennifer Hugé is set to vacate her role in pursuit of a new restaurant venture in Cape Town's CBD. Hugé joined the restaurant as a waitress, quickly moving into a relief maître d' position, and subsequently front-of-house manager. She is known for her food and...

8 Oct 2018

Lufthansa to introduce flights to the US, Southeast Asia

German airline Lufthansa will introduce new flights to the USA and Southeast Asia in mid-2019. From 3 May 2019, Lufthansa will offer its first connections from Frankfurt to Austin in Texas; an Airbus A330-300 will be in service five times a week on the route between the destinations....

8 Oct 2018

Radisson Hospitality's African expansion includes 10 new hotels

Radisson Hospitality AB announced its intention to expand its presence in Africa with 10 new hotels across the continent at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF). The Radisson Hotel Group currently has 90 hotels and 18,000+ rooms in operation and under development across 31 countries, and plans...

4 Oct 2018

American Express includes Terroir Restaurant in Fine Dining Awards

The Terroir Restaurant on the Kleine Zalze Wine Estate in Stellenbosch was included in the American Express list of the country's top restaurants for 2018 and 2019. The American Express Platinum Fine Dining Awards were recently held at the Embassy Hill in Constantia, Cape Town. The awards...

3 Oct 2018

Uniworld launches U by Uniworld

River cruise line Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has expanded its charters and incentives services with the introduction of U by Uniworld. Since the cruise line began promoting charter opportunities in 2017, the business has grown 195%; catering to corporate incentive travel, meetings,...

3 Oct 2018

Emirates launches flights to Edinburgh

UAE-based airline Emirates recently completed the inaugural flight of its new service between Dubai and Edinburgh. This marks the airline's second destination in Scotland and the eighth in the United Kingdom. To celebrate the commencement of the service, Emirates and Edinburgh Airport held a...

3 Oct 2018

Mugg & Bean implements new payment method for customers

Restaurant company Mugg & Bean has made Samsung Pay available as a payment option at its sit down and on-the-go restaurants across the country. Customers of Mugg & Bean that are also users of the recently unveiled Samsung Pay application may now pay their bill using a compatible Samsung Galaxy...

1 Oct 2018

National Geographic Expeditions, G Adventures add South America, Europe to new offerings

National Geographic Expeditions and G Adventures have added new tours and destinations for 2019. The new additions expand into South America and Europe, which introduce a mix of hot spots and off-the-beaten-path adventures. The new destinations include Bolivia, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Romania,...

25 Sep 2018

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