Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy
Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy

Aiming to raise awareness of the economic, social and environmental benefits of the Blue Economy, the Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) is coming to Tunis, Tunisia from 25-26 June 2019. Confirmed speakers include Government ministers and officials from Gabon, Ghana, Morocco, Somaliland, Tunisia and Seychelles.

10 May 2019

African airlines see 2.1% rise in demand for passenger travel
African airlines see 2.1% rise in demand for passenger travel

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced its global passenger traffic results for March 2019. The results show that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometres, or RPKs) rose by 3.1%, compared to the same month a year ago, which was the slowest pace for any month in nine years. This largely was owed to the timing of the Easter holiday, which fell nearly a month later than in 2018.

9 May 2019

TPConnects launches IATA NDC-based SaaS software for global travel agents
TPConnects launches IATA NDC-based SaaS software for global travel agents

Dubai-based TPConnects has launched a Software as a Service (SaaS) based web solution for global travel agents named Go Online. Travel agents can now download their own B2B agent platform; booking engine with the website and mobile app integrated with their own Global Distribution System (GDS), Low-Cost Carriers (LCCs), New Distribution Capability (NDC) airlines, hotels, cars, insurance, etc with their own payment gateway.

2 May 2019

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Qatar Airways strengthens ties with Amadeus to maximise revenue, improve customer experience

Qatar Airways has strengthened its ties with Amadeus to improve customer experience by implementing Amadeus Altéa Revenue Availability with Active Valuation (RAAV) solution - a solution which calculates real-time availability at Origin & Destination level, and can be customised to help the airline tailor its offer and gain more revenue. The solution also provides the airline with greater flexibility, scalability, and efficiency as a result of further integration with the existing Amadeus Passenger Service System (PSS).

26 Apr 2019

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#ATMDubai: IATA forecasts Africa will increase its aviation potential by 2040

Africa's increased airline frequency to the GCC will be explored throughout the inaugural Connect Middle East, India and Africa on 30 April and 1 May - co-located with the 2019 Arabian Travel Market, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 27 April - 1 May 2019.

24 Apr 2019