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Coronavirus cuts Asia-Pacific airline demand and revenue deep

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has revealed that its initial assessment of the impact of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 outbreak (COVID-19) shows a potential 13% full-year loss of passenger demand for carriers in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Meetings Africa's BONDay to provide educational sessions for attendees
Meetings Africa's BONDay to provide educational sessions for attendees

On Monday, 24 February 2020, a Business Opportunities Networking Day (BONDay) will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre on the eve of Meetings Africa 2020, which will be running from 25-26 February. BONDay will offer exhibitors and buyers the opportunity to engage with captains of the industry who will provide insights into how they can advance their businesses.

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WTM Africa continues commitment to advance sustainable travel in 2020
WTM Africa continues commitment to advance sustainable travel in 2020

Major international events like WTM Africa have an impact on their environments, and the Reed Exhibitions South Africa team is encouraging visitors to this year's show to be more responsible in the choices they make while they're in Cape Town - and beyond. "We're aware that we have thousands of visitors flying in from across the continent - and around the world - which has an environmental impact. We'd like to encourage them to make responsible travel decisions to minimise their footprint," says Megan Oberholzer, Portfolio Director: Travel, Tourism & Sports Portfolio for Reed Exhibitions South Africa.

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5 reasons why luxury local cruising should be your new favourite way to travel

With Oceania's Nautica departing Cape Town for Singapore on the 3 February, we recently caught up with Riet Goetschalckx, Sales Director for Mainland EU, Middle East and Africa. Based in Belgium and boasting a stellar career in the cruise industry, Goetschalckx offered us the inside scoop on why South Africans should take to the seas on a luxury local cruise.

2 days ago

Preparing the 21-century general manager for Africa's growing hospitality industry
Preparing the 21-century general manager for Africa's growing hospitality industry

With guest hospitality expectations changing daily, it's no wonder that hotel owners have upped their game in maximising leadership on their business frontline to improve customer satisfaction. As guests have the power to make or break a hotels brand, it's become apparent that day-to-day hotel managers need to be well-trained, prepared for any risks that may arise and position themselves to tackle their everyday tasks heads on.

By Robin Fredericks 2 days ago

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Airbus and Green Africa sign MoU for 50 A220s

Nigerian-based airline, Green Africa Airways has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for 50 A220-300 aircraft. Babawande Afolabi, Founder and CEO of Green Africa Airways says: "Together with Airbus, we are incredibly proud to announce the largest order ever for the A220 from the African continent. The Green Africa story is a story of entrepreneurial boldness, strategic foresight and an unwavering commitment to using the power of air travel to create a better future."

18 Feb 2020

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Etihad Airways launches TravelPass

Etihad Airways has announced a partnership with Norwegian technology developer Braathens IT, to develop TravelPass, an innovative travel solution initially aimed at corporate and frequent travellers which will launch later this year.

18 Feb 2020

Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achieved
Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achieved

If you're a traveller who cares about reducing your carbon footprint, are some airlines better to fly with than others?

By Susanne Becken 17 Feb 2020