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How the free movement of people could benefit Africa

Tourism in the Seychelles increased by 7% annually between 2009 and 2014 when the country abolished visas for African nationals. By 2015, thanks to increased revenues, it had become a high-income country with thriving real estate, aviation and service industries...

By Tshepo T. Gwatiwa, Michael Noel Sam 3 days ago

Celebrations as Mauritius marks 50th year of independence

The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius is marking an important milestone this week, with various events and activities underway to celebrate the island's 50 years of independence, as well as it's 26th anniversary as a republic...

13 Mar 2018

WTM Africa 2018 to highlight investment in Africa

WTM Africa 2018 is excited to announce its inaugural WTM Africa Tourism Investors' Forum, a platform dedicated to connecting ministers of tourism from countries across the continent, with eager investors...

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 12 Mar 2018

IATA global passenger traffic results reflect slowest year-over-year increase

IATA's global passenger traffic results for January 2018 show that traffic rose by 4.6% compared to that of January 2017. These results indicate the slowest year-over-year increase in nearly four years...

9 Mar 2018

Emirates goes behind the scenes for International Women's Day

The video shows Emirates' female employees carrying out all key activities for the operation of flight EK 225 from Dubai to San Francisco. A team of over 75 women from more than 25 nationalities worked on the flight...

9 Mar 2018

Three African airports honoured at Airport Service Quality Awards

Airports Company South Africa's George Airport and King Shaka International, as well as another African airport, Nairobi Airport, were honoured at the ACI Airport Service Quality Awards...

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Mar 2018

More SA travellers breaking away to Mauritius

Mauritius remains in demand for local travellers, with the island destination recording a 7% increase in arrivals year-on-year...

16 Feb 2018

Morocco tops 11-million mark in record tourism year

Visitor arrivals numbered some 11.4 million, a 10% increase over 2016, with tourists from "emerging markets" such as China and Brazil joining those from France, Spain and Germany...

14 Feb 2018

Automated passport readers at CAI a warm welcome for travellers, defence against security threats

By supplying Cairo International Airport with automated document readers, Gemalto is enabling faster border crossings for millions of travellers while ensuring rigorous security checking...

13 Feb 2018

Zimbabwe's government to review visa regime to boost tourism

The government is in the process of reviewing the country's visa requirements to boost tourism and attract foreign direct investment...

12 Feb 2018

E-commerce penetration in Kenya ramping up travel

Travellers' resolve and ability to purchase services on the move has increased the reliance on mobile devices, thus giving service providers who invest in easy-to-use apps a rising edge...

By Josephine Wawira 9 Feb 2018

Jumia Travel honours travel industry at 2018 Nigeria Travel Awards

On 1 February 2018, Jumia Travel celebrated the second edition of the Nigeria Travel Awards, which celebrated hoteliers, airlines and travel websites for their contributions to the success of the travel, hospitality and tourism industries in 2017...

6 Feb 2018

British Airways enhances long-haul flights with Wi-Fi

The first three British Airways long-haul aircraft powered with Wi-Fi is now in service. Over the next two year, the airline will connect 118 of its long-haul aircraft, allowing customers to browse and stream from the comforts of their seats...

5 Feb 2018

Global passenger traffic results for 2017 show rise in demand

"2017 got off to a very strong start and largely stayed that way throughout the year, sustained by a broad-based pick-up in economic conditions..."

2 Feb 2018

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SA woos 85 Nordic tour operators

With its sights set on the Nordic market, South African Tourism, SAA and local destination marketing companies including SW Africa arranged a mega familiarisation trip with the aim to drive inbound travel from Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway - markets which contributed to 60,000 tourist arrivals between January and July 2017, according to SA Tourism..

3 days ago

How to tap into the power of youth travel

The New Horizons survey of more than 57,000 young travellers globally, conducted once every five years, provides an overview of the youth travel market, which WYSE Travel Confederation and UNWTO have estimated to account for 23% of international arrivals annually. While growth in youth travel globally seems a sure thing, a critical factor remains for attracting more millennial and Gen Z travellers - and it's not avocado toast or free Wi-Fi.

8 Mar 2018

Cathay Pacific set to launch non-stop flights to Cape Town

Complementing its daily non-stop flights to Johannesburg, Cathay Pacific is set to launch a seasonal non-stop service to Cape Town - three-times-weekly from 13 November 2018 to 18 February 2019 - directly linking Hong Kong and the Mother City for the first time.

23 Feb 2018

The smart strategy behind Tourism Australia's 'Croc Dundee' Super Bowl pitch to the Americans

Tourism Australia has resurrected Crocodile Dundee in a new Super Bowl commercial that has already reached hundreds of millions on the day and through social media. Some may have cringed at the ad reinforcing stereotypes about Australians as hospitable bush-dwellers, but this is actually a good strategy.

By John Sinclair 20 Feb 2018

Etihad exec's marathon round-the-world journey breaks Guinness World Record

Etihad Airways' high flying executive Andrew Fisher travelled around the globe in the fastest time and in the fewest number of flights - a record-breaking feat with the Guinness World Records officially declaring his successful attempt a world record. Fisher clocked a flying time of 52 hours and 34 minutes, beating the previous record by 3 hours and 13 minutes, and using only four scheduled commercial flights instead of five to achieve his lifelong ambition.

16 Feb 2018

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