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Air Mauritius makes two significant new appointments to Southern Africa team

Air Mauritius has made two significant appointments to its team in Southern Africa. Melissa McKay has been appointed as Business Development Sales Executive, and Kirsty Rebelo has been appointed as the Sales and Marketing Manager – Southern Africa and Latin America – for the airline. McKay will be responsible for key account management of all retail, travel […]

Kelly Jackson appointed as Managing Director of newly formed EMEA region for The Travel Corporation

Johannesburg, 7 July 2022 – With the recent creation of The Travel Corporation (TTC) Tour Brands combined with the success of North America and Oceania, the departure of UK/Europe Managing Director, Donna Jeavons, opened up an opportunity for the world’s leading privately-owned travel company, to look at its UK, Europe, Ireland and South African offices. […]

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises’ first Sustainable Impact Report reveals 15% reduction in food waste with the goal of reducing food waste by 50% across all ships by 2025

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has released its inaugural Impact Report, detailing progress against its 11 sustainability goals set forth in tandem with parent company The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) 5-year sustainability strategy, How We Tread Right. Being the first river cruise line to publish an Impact Report, Uniworld seeks to shape a brighter future for the […]

Africa hotel development: It’s Egypt, Morocco, Accor & Marriott

Just four words are needed to sum up the main findings of this year’s African hotel chain development pipeline survey conducted by W Hospitality Group, in association with the Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF); those words are Egypt, Morocco, Accor and Marriott. This year’s annual survey, which is widely acknowledged as the industry’s most authoritative […]

The Travel Corporation releases its first Impact Report with leading-edge sustainability initiatives (globally, and in SA & Africa)

Creating positive change through climate action, food waste reduction, supporting developing destinations, animal welfare and additional projects Trattoria Terra Madre, featured on select Insight Vacations’ Italian itineraries, is a farm-to-table experience in Alberobello, Italy, advancing sustainable food production. Insight Vacations offers a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience on 94% of itineraries. The Travel Corporation (TTC), one […]

Hospitality Investment Leaders meet at Morocco Tourism Investment Day at Expo Dubai 2020

On Monday, 11 October, the Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development (SMIT) hosted the Morocco Tourism Investment Day as part of Morocco: Global Investment Hub Week, which took place at the Morocco Pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020, in partnership with Bench, the organiser of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), which is the premier hotel investment conference in Africa. […]

Valor Hospitality Partners Announces Strategic Partnership with CityBlue Hotels in East Africa

Global Hospitality Management Firm Partners with Africa’s Fastest Growing Local Hotel Chain, CityBlue in Recent Joint Venture Valor Hospitality Partners, a global, full-service hotel management company announced today their recent partnership with CityBlue Hotels, Africa’s fastest growing local hotel chain, owned by The Diar Group. Under a long-term arrangement, the new joint venture, to be called Valor […]

AHIC 2021 at a glance: a sneak peek at the sessions and speakers set for this year’s highly anticipated event

Hospitality investors, owners and operators will meet in Dubai from 20-22 September for the 17th edition of AHIC, returning to Madinat Jumeirah live in person The Arabian & African Hospitality Investment Conference (AHIC) returns to Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai live in person from 20-22 September 2021, bringing together four powerful, active investment communities from across the […]

Governments must examine their border control operations to ensure sustainable economic recovery

by Peter Sutcliffe – Strategy and Portfolio Director, Border Management & Government Services, SITA AT BORDERS Governments have been wrestling with the challenges of reopening borders and restarting economies while also performing their fundamental responsibility of protecting populations and national health systems from threats related to COVID-19 and its variants. Vaccination rates have climbed while PCR and […]

SITA Launches A Revitalized Portfolio To Meet The Industry’s Changing Demands

Five priority areas have been identified as critical to rebuilding air travel post-COVID Your Runway to Success, published by SITA, sets out five critical areas for the air transport industry’s rebuild in the next 18 months and highlights SITA’s remodeled solutions to tackle the major challenges facing air travel in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over […]

An Oil and Gas Drive for Cape Town and Multi-Sectoral Growth

Taking place in Cape Town, African Energy Week 2021 ensures Africa-focused events benefit African tourism and associated sectors. African concerts, sporting events, and even oil and gas events are beginning to take shape in 2021 after a significant period of inactivity due to COVID-19 restrictions. African cities including Cape Town in South Africa and Dakar […]

3 Tips for Taking a Business Trip to Africa

For most of the business world, significant travel was put on hold during 2020 and the start of 2021. As a result, a number of professionals may not have made international business trips that they otherwise would have. The good news is that more and more places are loosening COVID-19 restrictions, which makes now a […]

Trip to Egypt! Buckle Up for the Most Luxurious Staycation at Rixos Hotels Egypt

Pack your bags and head to Rixos Hotels Egypt’s chain of luxurious properties! Egypt is finally welcoming back international tourists from the GCC region after the travel restrictions and Rixos Hotels Egypt is offering discerning guests with the most blissful getaway to take a breather and escape the stresses of life. There are loads of […]

Air France extends its operations in Africa as it launches a new route to Maputo and increases frequency

 Air France announces today that it will be expanding its operations on the African continent with increased frequency of flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Johannesburg, and a brand-new route to Maputo, Mozambique from 20 June 2021. The flight to Maputo will be a continuation of the Johannesburg flight. Wouter Vermeulen, General Manager Southern Africa Air France-KLM, affirms that Air France remains strongly committed to […]

Hotel Developments in West Africa

For being the second largest Continent on earth, Africa has a wide range of options for hotel development in many of its regions having more space for expansion and capital growth. The middle-class population is estimated to be near 350 million people by the African Development Bank. A portion of this population holds the probability […]

Vertis Aviation adds Africa-based Challenger 604 to portfolio

Switzerland-based Vertis Aviation, is expanding its footprint in Africa with the addition of a Bombardier Challenger 604 to the Vertis Charter Management Programme, VCMP. This is the second aircraft to sign up to the VCMP in as many months and represents the first Challenger 604 that the Argus Certified Broker will exclusively market for charter. […]

Why Using Analytics Can Help with Marketing Your Travel Brand

Content marketing is an integral part of your strategy when trying to grow your own travel brand. You’ll need to ensure your words are carefully crafted in a way that will engage your customers and followers and are relevant to your marque and products. It will help to create a positive impression that will bring […]

Vertis Aviation celebrates first decade of business

Vertis Aviation, the Switzerland-headquartered charter specialist, celebrated on 5th October a decade of delivering charter services to an international set of customers. Vertis partners Jeffrey Emmenis and Julian Burrell are marking the occasion by pivoting the business towards its foundations of curating highly personalised charters of large-cabin, long-range jets and executive airliners for some of […]

Ngaren: The Museum Designed to Revolutionize Travel to Kenya, Post Covid-19

Dr. Richard Leakey on Ngaren Site

Dr. Richard Leakey’s plans for a new museum dedicated to the story of humankind aims to revolutionize travel to Kenya in the post pandemic world. Ngaren: The Museum of Humankind, being built in Kenya’s Rift Valley, a region synonymous with human origins, is the culmination of Dr. Leakey’s life’s work – whose fossil discoveries have […]

The Impact of the Global Pandemic on Human Activity: Part III

The Top Line • Total worldwide steps decreased by 12% in April 2020 • Worldwide steps from just workout activities increased by 24% • More people are exercising, but in different ways, to make up for the Coronavirus’s suppression of normal daily movement Years from now when we look back at this pandemic, we will […]

Top Destinations in East Africa that You Should Visit

Wildebeest at Masai Mara. Top Destinations in East Africa that You Should Visit

The appeal of East Africa has led to an increased number of direct international flights into the Region. Europe and the USA are providing the most tourists at present, but numbers are increasing both from within elsewhere in Africa and from Asia and the Far East. Those who decide on East Africa as a tourist […]

Angola bets on avitourism to attract tourists and revenue

The Ministry of Tourism of Angola, in line with guidelines from the WTO (World Tourism Organization), has as a goal for the year 2020 – 2021 a bet on Rural Tourism, involving this and other projects for the development and fight against poverty.  Within the scope of the project “Betting on Aviturismo”  the Ministry of […]