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Monday, 21 May 2018 12:20

Fastjet and Emirates refresh interline agreement

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Fastjet and Emirates have renewed their interline agreement. The agreement sees fastjet’s inventory made available in conjunction with Emirates’ inventory through the Amadeus and Travelport GDSs. The new arrangement came…
Monday, 21 May 2018 12:17

RwandAir opens gates to Cape Town

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Prospects are good for a major increase in inbound tourism from Rwanda and Zimbabwe following the establishment of the first air link between Kigali, Harare and Cape Town.RwandAir’s first flight…
Date: 16 May 2018Release: ImmediateToday at 14h45, Cape Town Air Access (a partnership between Wesgro, the Western Cape Government, the City of Cape Town, Airports Company South Africa, South African…
Thursday, 17 May 2018 12:33

SA arrival stats reflect growth

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Statistics SA released its February Tourism and Migration report, and the overall news is positive.According to the report, South Africa saw a moderate increase in visitors in February compared with the…
Thursday, 17 May 2018 12:31

Air France back in Seychelles after 20-year absence

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Air France has returned to Seychelles through its subsidiary airline, Joon. The airline ended its 20-year absence from the island with an inaugural ceremony on Tuesday May 15.The Paris-Seychelles route…
The inauguration date has officially been scheduled for the longest suspension bridge in Africa, the Maputo-Catembe Bridge. The inaugural event, which will take place on June 25, coincides with Mozambique’s Independence Day.The…
Tanzania is proposing large-scale logging in the middle of the Selous Game Reserve, a Unesco World Heritage Site and one of the most iconic wildlife areas in Africa.Tender documents have…
Thursday, 17 May 2018 12:19

One&Only Cape Town launches new guest app

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One&Only Cape Town recently introduced the ALICE Guest Application to enhance and personalise guest service and experience at the family resort.ALICE Guest App is a guest-facing mobile, web and SMS…
Thursday, 17 May 2018 12:17

Ethiopian Airlines increases flights to Mombasa

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Ethiopian Airlines has been granted a second daily flight to Mombasa’s Moi International Airport (MIA) following an agreement between Kenya President, Uhuru Kenyatta, and Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiv Ahmed Ali.The additional daily…
Thursday, 17 May 2018 12:15

Kenya Airways reduces intra-Africa baggage allowance

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Kenya Airways has reduced the baggage allowance on its intra-Africa routes to one bag per passenger.Previously, the airline allowed passengers flying in economy from one African country to another two…
Robert Hodson has been appointed Divisional Operations Manager at Legacy Hotels Group. He will oversee operations in Zimbabwe, Namibia, Ghana and Nigeria, but will still be based at the group’s head…
Date: 15 May 2018Release: Immediate                                    This TRADESCAPE brief follows upon our April issue which…
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 13:04

Ethiopian Airlines launches flights to Manchester

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Ethiopian Airlines confirmed on Monday (May 14) that it would operate a four-times-a-week service between Addis Ababa and Manchester in the UK.The airline, which flies to more destinations in Africa…
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 13:00

Grassroots tours in Soweto

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Township tourism is a burgeoning sector in the tourism industry, with experiences tapping into the heritage and cultural grassroots of local communities. Soweto Outdoor Adventures brings visitors into the heart…
The Seychelles’ recently appointed Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley, has said he will be working to ensure that discerning visitors get to discover and experience the…
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 12:56

KNP receives new vehicle fleet

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Glenn Phillips, Managing Executive of the Kruger National Park, officially received a new fleet of vehicles from Toyota SA on May 11 in Skukuza.They include 63 Toyota light-duty vehicles, including…
Tanzania has opened its first embassy in Israel. Tourism Updatereported in March 2017 that Tanzania had set its sights on Israel in an attempt to boost international visitors.On May 9, these efforts were…
Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) has re-introduced the Safaricard system to Kenya’s national parks.The Safaricard was rolled out in 2010 and suspended in December 2017. From May 8, visitors will be…
Ethiopian Airlines and Air Côte d'Ivoire have entered into a codeshare agreement, effective this month.According to the new partnership, passengers originating from West African countries, especially from Lagos, Bamako, Cotonou,…
Date: 14 May 2018Release: ImmediateWesgro, the official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, will be continuing with their Export Advancement Programme (EAP) in the 2018/19…
Date: 11 May 2018Release: ImmediateCape Town and the Western Cape is on a winning streak as they claim another stand award at Africa’s Travel Indaba in Durban.This is the third consecutive prize…
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