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Airlines urged to embrace e-commerce

African airlines have been urged to embrace e-commerce and digital technologies to become more profitable...

By Peterson Tumwebaze 1 day ago

Cathay Pacific taps into PressReader library to expand range of reading material

Cathay Pacific has partnered with PressReader, enabling them to provide thousands of popular newspapers and magazines to passengers...

10 Nov 2017

Fixing the challenges frustrating tourism in Africa

Most African nations face tough challenges and constraints in leveraging the benefits of tourism services in trade and economic development...

By Olukayode Kolawole 8 Nov 2017

Developing smart cities, identifying unique experiences key to growing tourism in Africa

To ensure sustained tourism and overall economic growth, African cities need to find ways to develop into smart cities capable of attracting visitors, offering unique experiences and overcoming...

3 Nov 2017

Emirates boost Algiers service with extra flight, becomes daily

Emirates Airlines will be adding an extra flight to its service between Dubai and Algiers as of 13 December 2017, complementing Emirates' current six flights a week and making it a daily service....

3 Nov 2017

Hurricanes hit global passenger demand for September

Global passenger traffic results for September showed that demand rose 5.7% compared 2016, the slowest year-on-year increase since February. Hurricanes Irma and Maria weighed heavily on the results...

3 Nov 2017

Airport retail gets virtual at OR Tambo

A millimetre-accurate map now allows OR Tambo International Airport visitors to navigate around retailers in the domestic and international terminals...

3 Nov 2017

Six central African countries seal deal on free movement

Six countries in central and western Africa have breathed life into long-running plans to allow visa-free movement of people among their nations...

2 Nov 2017

Improved air connectivity and reduced airfares ahead for Africa

The attractiveness of the African continent for SME and entrepreneurs is growing exponentially, driven in part by improved intra-African air access...

By Ryan Potgieter 1 Nov 2017

NEXTT: Delivering on the future of air travel

On-ground concepts will increasingly be required to optimise the use of emerging technologies, processes and design developments. The New Experience in Travel and Technologies initiative aims to help deliver this future...

27 Oct 2017

US-bound passengers face new security interviews at check-in

US-bound travellers will face security interviews before checking in for flights at a number of global airlines as anti-terror measures are stepped up around the world...

26 Oct 2017

African air travel growth to outpace rest of world's

Airline passenger numbers in Africa are expected to more than double in less than 20 years based on a growth rate of about 5.6%. The rate would raise the African number to about 200 million...

By Neels Blom 26 Oct 2017

Air passengers want more digital technology, more control over travel processes

IATA's 2017 Global Passenger Survey showed that passengers expect technology to give them more control over their travel experience. Digital travel processes are the expectation and passengers want more...

26 Oct 2017

Airbnb's authentic experiences boost local communities through technology

Airbnb's Chris Lehane and CiTi's Joshin Raghurbar took part in a conversation on how, through technology, tourism can generate new economic opportunities and authentic experiences...

By Robin Fredericks 26 Oct 2017

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International

Three dozen cruise ships expected in Seychelles this season, a 20% increase

The Seychelles' Port of Victoria has started welcoming holidaymakers now that the cruise ship season is open. MS Costa neoRiviera and MSC Sinfonia - two cruise ships from Italian-based companies - were the first to dock in Port Victoria in October, carrying 1,900 and 1,400 guests respectively.

13 Nov 2017

Club Med awarded resort Brand of the Year

Club Med has received the Brand of the Year Award in the resorts category, for the second time, in the World Branding Awards which took place at Kensington Palace. The fourth instalment of the awards looked at brands from the food, luxury, lifestyle, hotel and services industries. Major French and international brands such as L'Oréal, Cartier, Facebook, Google, Samsung, Qatar Airways and more all received awards. There were over 3,000 nominees, and 245 companies from 32 countries around the world.

9 Nov 2017

Eurowings expands intercontinental range to Cape Town, grows long-haul offering

Eurowings has expanded its intercontinental range to include Cape Town, with flights leaving for Cape Town from Cologne/Bonn once a week - with departures late on a Sunday evening, and returns every Monday evening.

8 Nov 2017

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