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    Airlink expands intra-Africa network, launches new Johannesburg-Entebbe service

    Flights on the route will operate four times a week, connecting with Airlink's domestic and regional network to and from various Southern African destinations...

    9 Jun 2021

    AAVEA to boost global, local attractions industry with second virtual conference

    This year's virtual conference will feature a theme focused on Unfolding future: Insights that will inform our approaches for tomorrow...

    7 Jun 2021

    Air Seychelles to reduce scheduled flights to South Africa

    Following guidelines received from the Seychelles Ministry of Health and as per the Seychelles Travel Advisory issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism on 1 June 2021, the reintroduction of restrictions has been imposed on travelling between South Africa and the Seychelles...

    3 Jun 2021

    Marriot Hotels debuts in Lagos, Nigeria

    The hotel is located just 15 minutes from the Murtala Muhammed International airport and a short distance to the third mainland bridge providing easy access to the other side of the Ikeja...

    31 May 2021

    Air travel and Covid-19: Long term view for post-Covid passenger travel demand

    The International Air Transport Association and Tourism Economics have released a long-term view for post-Covid-19 passenger demand recovery which demonstrates that people remain eager to travel in the short and long-term...

    28 May 2021

    Increased air travel digitalisation needed for sector restart, IATA

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned of potential airport chaos unless governments move quickly to adopt digital processes to manage travel health credentials (Covid-19 testing and vaccine certificates) and other Covid-19 measures...

    27 May 2021

    Emirates voted 'Best Airline Worldwide' for the 8th consecutive year

    Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2021 has voted Emirates the 'Best Airline Worldwide' for the eighth consecutive year. The airline also took home accolades for 'Airline with the Best First Class', and 'Airline with Best Economy Class'...

    27 May 2021

    Vaccine rollout critical in allowing African countries to fully reopen, restore confidence in travel

    Pent-up demand will help propel Africa's travel recovery once restrictions are lifted...

    17 May 2021

    Zimbabwe re-introduces rhinos in Gonarezhou park after three decades

    Zimbabwe is re-introducing rhinos to its second biggest wildlife park Gonarezhou in the south of the country...

    By MacDonald Dzirutwe 13 May 2021

    Sun International scoops African marketing award

    Sun International's Africa sales and marketing manager, Didier Bayeye-Mbombo, has won the coveted Best Tourism Marketer in Africa Award for 2019. The awards were meant to be presented in 2020 but were delayed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic...

    12 May 2021

    WTTC launches initiative to support women in travel and tourism

    Leaders from the private and public sectors and academia join forces at Global Summit to promote diversity and inclusivity to boost women's equality...

    11 May 2021

    RIP to former Spur chief Pierre Van Tonder

    Pierre Van Tonder, Spur Corporation's former CEO, died in a Cape Town hospital at the age of 62 on Sunday evening...

    10 May 2021

    Kenya starts its first national wildlife census

    Kenya began its first national wildlife census on Friday, 7 May, aiming to aid conservation and identify threats to its vast but threatened wildlife populations...

    By Ayenat Mersie 10 May 2021

    African airline passenger traffic sinks by 73.7% in March

    The International Air Transport Association has revealed that global passenger traffic fell in March 2021 compared to pre-Covid levels but rose compared to the immediate month prior...

    10 May 2021

    #AfricaMonth2021: May Africa prosper

    We invite you to join us in celebrating Africa Month and matters - its stakeholders and stories - in the areas of business leadership, trade, technologies, arts, culture and brands...

    Issued by 7 May 2021

    IATA welcomes G20 Push to restart tourism

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the agreement by the G20 Tourism Ministers to support the safe restoration of mobility by following the G20 Rome Guidelines for the Future of Tourism...

    7 May 2021

    Radisson debuts second brand, signs third hotel in Morocco

    The hotel will offer a unique view over the Arab League Park and will also form part of La Citadelle, a new, mixed-use development which will comprise residences, offices and retail outlets.

    2 days ago

    Quarantine hotels: A history of controversy and occasional comfort

    Exploring the history of quarantine hotels reveals ambivalences and inequities that continue to fuel debates over their effectiveness in the era of Covid-19...

    By Kevin James 17 May 2021

    Should we vaccinate all returned travellers in hotel quarantine? It's no magic fix but it could reduce risks

    You only have to prevent one case, which could have otherwise led to community spread and lockdown, for such a scheme to pay for itself many times over...

    13 May 2021

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