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Air France extends African footprint
Air France extends African footprintArticle

Air France has announced that it will be expanding its operations on the African continent with increased flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Johannesburg, and a brand-new route to Maputo, Mozambique from 20 June 2021...

14 Apr 2021

Incubeta to assist SA Tourism maximise global digital investments
Incubeta to assist SA Tourism maximise global digital investmentsArticle

Digital marketing specialist, Incubeta has been appointed as a global digital media partner to South African Tourism. The three-year deal will see Incubeta help maximise technology investment across all 27 of South African Tourism's operating regions...

24 Mar 2021

AfricArena Startup Alumni raises over $222m in venture funding
AfricArena Startup Alumni raises over $222m in venture fundingArticle

AfricArena have secured over $222m in funding over the course of five years...

23 Mar 2021

AfricArena Summit set for November 2020
AfricArena Summit set for November 2020Article

AfricArena, the African dealflow platform for tech startups, investors and corporates, will be hosting its fourth annual Summit from 24-25 November in Cape Town...

5 Oct 2020

Using digital marketing to secure the survival of SA's travel industry
Using digital marketing to secure the survival of SA's travel industryArticle

As South Africa settles into lockdown level 2, many businesses in the hospitality and travel sectors are struggling to differentiate themselves as they compete for the limited spend of a still wary public. Incubeta specialists look at practical digital tips to help local venues attract customers...

7 Sep 2020

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Responsible air travel is safe air travel, in the time of Covid-19Article

Not since 9/11 has there been such a fundamental overhaul of the operating policies of airlines and airports - and, as such, it's no small undertaking...

Wouter Vermeulen 5 Jun 2020

Boutique PR and digital agency, The Platinum Club's Lee-Roy Wright and El Broide.
#StartupStory: The Platinum Club's fresh and youthful approach gives them the edgeArticle

Fully-fledged boutique PR and digital agency, The Platinum Club's, Lee-Roy Wright says that apart from the fact that they are young and vibrant, they understand the ever-changing landscapes of PR and digital and are able to evolve and adjust quickly because of it...

Juanita Pienaar 1 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: How to keep a cool business head in the midst of a global pandemic
#LockdownLessons: How to keep a cool business head in the midst of a global pandemicArticle

Air France KLM general manager South Africa, Wouter Vermeulen shares the struggles the airline has experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic and some valuable lessons for other businesses navigating the crisis...

Wouter Vermeulen 5 May 2020

Airlines feel the brunt of Covid-19 travel bans
Airlines feel the brunt of Covid-19 travel bansArticle

The bill for the global economic impact of Covid-19 is mounting fast and one area of industry that is being hit particularly hard is the aviation sector. The International Air Transportation Authority (IATA) has estimated the global cost to the aviation sector to be as much as $113bn.

19 Mar 2020

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OR Tambo implements BagPortr's off-site 'bag drop' service for outbound travellersArticle

BagPortr will collect the passenger's bag from their home, hotel or any preferred point of collection within the terms of the service, before delivering it to OR Tambo International for loading on to the traveller's flight...

12 Feb 2020

Shaming people for flying won't cut airline emissions. We need a smarter solution
Shaming people for flying won't cut airline emissions. We need a smarter solutionArticle

"Fake news", the chief executive of Lufthansa has called it. But his counterpart at Air France calls it the airline industry's "biggest challenge". So does the president of Emirates: "It's got to be dealt...

Duygu Yengin and Tracey Dodd 15 Jan 2020

Top startups shine at AfricArena Summit
Top startups shine at AfricArena SummitArticle

The third annual AfricArena Summit kicked off Cape Town Tech Week with two days of intensive pitching...

15 Nov 2019

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#EpicaAwards2019: SA's VMLY&R announced as one of the finalists!Article

The 2019 Epica Awards shortlist has been announced with South Africa's VMLY&R's "Don't Tell Me What To Do" campaign for Edgars revealed as a finalist in the Branded Content - Music Video category...

12 Nov 2019

The Goldilocks role of targeting in evidence-based marketing
The Goldilocks role of targeting in evidence-based marketingArticle

Dr Carl Driesener, of Australia's Ehrenberg-Bass Institute (EBI), the home of evidence-based marketing - showcased little-known traps of targeting at their recent Spark Media-hosted annual presentation, to assist in achieving better marketing results...

Leigh Andrews 6 Nov 2019

#WomensMonth: How Zeenith Rahiman shaped her purpose with passion
#WomensMonth: How Zeenith Rahiman shaped her purpose with passionArticle

This Women's Month, we chat to Zeenith Rahiman, Air France KLM Royal Dutch Airlines commercial director, who has been with the company for over 15 years...

Robin Fredericks 11 Aug 2019

Startups selected for AfricArena VivaTech 2019 delegation
Startups selected for AfricArena VivaTech 2019 delegationArticle

AfricArena has announced the delegation of startups they will bring along and showcase at the "World's Rendezvous for Startups and Leaders", VivaTech...

6 May 2019

6 innovations shaping business travel in 2019
6 innovations shaping business travel in 2019Article

Corporate Traveller general manager, Oz Desai takes a look at six innovations business travellers can look out for during their next trip...

7 Mar 2019

#BizTrends2019: Top consumer/business trends in aviation for 2019
#BizTrends2019: Top consumer/business trends in aviation for 2019Article

Using Air France-KLM (AFKLM) and its performance, as a global airline, as a benchmark against which we measure consumer and business trends...

Wouter Vermeulen 31 Dec 2018

Why marvels of engineering require miracles of project management
Why marvels of engineering require miracles of project managementArticle

The Sydney Opera House is one of the most famous structures in the world...

Jens Roehrich and Jas Kalra 18 Oct 2018

#WomensMonth: Challenging stereotypes, Q&A with artist Billie Zangewa
#WomensMonth: Challenging stereotypes, Q&A with artist Billie ZangewaArticle

Malawian-born yet Joburg-residing Billie Zangewa is the featured artist for the upcoming FNB Joburg Art Fair, which will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 6-9 September 2018.

Ruth Cooper 19 Jul 2018

5 benefits of the NDC for corporate travellers
5 benefits of the NDC for corporate travellersArticle

Although a lot of noise has been made around how the New Distribution Capability (NDC), launched by IATA, will 'facilitate' communication between travel agents and airlines, why should the corporate traveller care about this?

5 Jun 2018

Air France's Joon officially takes over Cape Town route
Air France's Joon officially takes over Cape Town routeArticle

NEWSWATCH: Air France has announced that its 'baby sister' airline, Joon, has taken over the direct route between Cape Town and Paris...

Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: A local western, romance, terrorism and monsters
#OnTheBigScreen: A local western, romance, terrorism and monstersArticle

A Quiet Place, Five Fingers For Marseilles, Hampstead, Midnight Sun, 7 Days In Entebbe and Semiramide open at local cinemas this week.

Daniel Dercksen 6 Apr 2018

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France to force reforms to 'untouchable' rail sectorArticle

PARIS, France - President Emmanuel Macron's government unveiled on Monday plans to push through reforms of France's mammoth rail system, daring to tread where his predecessors have failed...

27 Feb 2018

Air Seychelles to drop Paris, Madagascar flights, re-focus on domestic market
Air Seychelles to drop Paris, Madagascar flights, re-focus on domestic marketArticle

Seychelles' national carrier has announced the cancellation of two international flights in April, including its Paris flight, which accounts for 30% of the airline's passenger revenue...

24 Jan 2018

Cape Town is UK's 'best city in the world' for the fifth year
Cape Town is UK's 'best city in the world' for the fifth yearArticle

British tourists have voted Cape Town the best city in the world for the fifth consecutive year...

Dave Chambers 4 Dec 2017

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Pilots flying high as airline travel increasesArticle

An increase in global air traffic means pilots are in high demand and are now often in a position to choose to work for airlines offering better wages or working conditions, a situation that could crimp some low-cost airlines...

27 Oct 2017

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

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

Rethinking travel distribution
Rethinking travel distributionArticle

Some GDS systems have limitations when it comes to the way they merchandise airline product and ancillary offerings. But IATA's new NDC protocol could close this gap...

2 Oct 2017

Airlines changing with the trends, taking flight with millennials
Airlines changing with the trends, taking flight with millennialsArticle

Millennials have become so important that major airlines, including Mango, have started taking note and are offering specialised experiences to attract millennials...

Pumla Luhabe 21 Sep 2017

Finalists announced for 20th annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard and Business Day
Finalists announced for 20th annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard and Business DayArticle

Business and Arts South Africa's announcement of the 44 finalists for the prestigious annual BASA Awards is especially significant this year as the ceremony celebrates two decades of business and arts partnerships in South Africa...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 30 Aug 2017

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European airlines flying towards consolidationArticle

A dogfight over the assets of troubled Alitalia and Air Berlin heralds a new shake-up in the European airline industry - but unless other carriers cut costs they may meet a similar fate themselves...

28 Aug 2017

China Eastern Airlines to acquire 10% of Air France-KLM
China Eastern Airlines to acquire 10% of Air France-KLMArticle

BEIJING, China: China Eastern Airlines said on Friday it is set to acquire a 10% stake in Air France-KLM, as it moves to expand its network in Europe...

31 Jul 2017

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#CannesLions2017: “An all-you-can-eat buffet of inspiration”Article

SA's Cinemark 48-hour Cannes Young Lions competition winners Carina Coetzee and Amri Botha, copywriter and post-production editor at 99C respectively, report back on the importance of harnessing the power of advertising to do good and warn future attendees not to forget the sunscreen...

Leigh Andrews 5 Jul 2017

Google, home of the Whopper.
#CannesLions2017: Direct Lions winners!Article

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity hosted the Cannes Direct award ceremony on 20 June 2017...

20 Jun 2017

Aland, Mailchimp and Meet Graham were all awarded Cyber Grand Prix.
#CannesLions2017: Cyber Lions winners!Article

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity hosted the Cannes Cyber award ceremony on 20 June 2017...

20 Jun 2017

Boost Mobile's Promo & Activation Lions Grand Prix-winning work.
#CannesLions2017: Promo & Activation Lions winners!Article

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity hosted the Cannes Promo & Activation award ceremony on 19 June 2017...

19 Jun 2017

Motheo Matsau, chief of marketing and sales at Ster-Kinekor.
#CannesLions2017: Cinemark brings SA all the creative magicArticle

Motheo Matsau, chief of marketing and sales at Ster-Kinekor, elaborates on the magic of Cinemark being the official local representative for the Cannes Lions International Festival of creativity as well as the benefits of this for SA's creative industry...

Leigh Andrews 14 Jun 2017

Cinemark Young Lions' winners, Amri Botha and Carina Coetzee with Lynne Wylie (Head of Marketing at Ster-Kinekor)
South African cubs ready to roar at Cannes LionsArticle

South Africa's Cinemark Young Lions' winners are ready to compete in the global Cannes Lions competition...

13 Jun 2017

SA Tourism joins Cape Town Air Access to further boost international routes
SA Tourism joins Cape Town Air Access to further boost international routesArticle

“Air access is critical to the successful development of destinations, thus SAT is delighted to collaborate with the Cape Town Air Access team and will work closely to ensure South Africa's status as a preferred destination to the world.”

5 Jun 2017

Winners, Amri Botha and Carina Coetzee with Lynne Wylie from Cinemark
SA winners of Cinemark 48-hour Cannes Young Lions competition announcedArticle

Amri Botha and Carina Coetzee from advertising agency, ninety9cents were announced as the SA winners of Ster-Kinekor Cinemark 48-hour Cannes Young Lions competition...

Juanita Pienaar 15 May 2017

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[Orchids & Onions] Age is just a number - and don't run your ads in bad neighbourhoodArticle

I must say that when I saw the shapely blonde woman running across my screen the other day, I looked twice. And I looked even closer when I saw the trim, fit body was topped by a ‘mature' face and grey hair...

Brendan Seery 4 Apr 2017

Air France-KLM profits up in 2016, cautious for 2017
Air France-KLM profits up in 2016, cautious for 2017Article

Air France-KLM said on Thursday profits rose sharply in 2016, but issued a cautious outlook for the current year in face of global uncertainty...

17 Feb 2017

Government agency takes over Nigeria's biggest airline
Government agency takes over Nigeria's biggest airlineArticle

A Nigerian government agency said it had taken over the country's main private airline Arik Air to prevent it from going bust...

13 Feb 2017

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Major airlines reject re-routes during Abuja airport closureArticle

International airlines are refusing to fly to an alternative hub when the only airport serving Nigeria's capital shuts down, forcing travellers to make lengthy detours at extra cost…

10 Feb 2017

Fairview takes home three international awards
Fairview takes home three international awardsArticle

At the World Cheese Awards, held in San Sebastián in Northern Spain on 16 November, Fairview took home three international awards for its artisanal cheese...

26 Jan 2017

Hansueli Krapf via _Domestic terminal of Lagos airport
Nigeria: 14 airlines close shop amid Forex hikeArticle

Airlines have withdrawn their services from the country due to...

Wole Oyebade 10 Aug 2016

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