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Check travelnews.africa every morning for the latest travel news in sub Saharan Africa, it is an easy and quick way to keep yourself updated on industry news, trends, warnings, opinions and much more in the Region.

The daily updated travel news keeps travel experts fully informed and aware of all travel trends in the sub Saharan Africa Region which enables them to better service their customers. Travelnews.africa has refined navigation, allowing travel experts to search per travel sector i.e. flights, leisure etc. this navigation is located at the top of the portal; and/or search per country, this navigation is at the bottom of the portal, just double click on the country to get that country’s travel news. Travel experts can also search the news portal by using specific words or phrases and entering these into the search bar and click search. Please remember to register on this website, so we can send you your dose of travel news, either daily, bi-daily or weekly, customized as per your requirements.


  • Accomodation

How Hotel Technology can help small hotel businesses

To say that 2020 was a rough year for hospitality businesses is a massive understatement. It was a time of incredible upheaval, and it didn’t end when 2021 was ushered in. The lingering effects of the pandemic will likely be felt for years to come.

However, while COVID-19 did the world no favors, not all the changes that came about because… read more


  • Flights

VS – new departure time

Virgin Atlantic has notified agents that it is currently operating three flights a week between Johannesburg and London Heathrow due to the red-list restrictions.

The flights operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays with a new departure time of 09h55 and a same-day arrival at 19h20 into London Heathrow.

Virgin says current… read more


  • Miscellaneous

Zambian travellers stranded

The Travel Agency Association of Zambia (TAAZ) says its members are finding it difficult to redirect Zambian travellers stranded outside the country on various airlines because they are fully booked.

On Sunday, Qatar and Emirates airlines suspended passenger flights to southern Africa following the outbreak of a new co… read more


  • Flights

Airzim to buy new planes, expand routes in 2022

TREASURY will support flag carrier, Air Zimbabwe, to recapitalise through acquisition of new planes and expand its routes in 2022 under the airline's six-year strategic turn-around plan. The plan was unveiled by Finance and Economic Development Minister Prof Mthuli Ncube in his 2022 national budget last week.

Minister Ncube s… read more


  • Flights

United Nigeria boosts fleet with A320, begins Anambra & Osubi routes

United Nigeria Airways has boosted its fleet of aircraft with an additional Airbus 320. This is as the airline said that arrangements have been concluded for the airline to commence scheduled flight services to Osubi and Anambra Airport’s.

Mr. Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu, Head, Corporate Communications, UNA, in a statement said th… read more


  • Travel-tech

Ηotelbeds launches its most powerful tool to date, The Compass Pro

Following last year's launch of its award-winning tool, The Compass for web clients, Hotelbeds has revealed its most advanced tool to date, The Compass Pro, for API clients - a ground-breaking industry tool to help travel consultants tap into market trends and demand, while providing them with a unique insight, all in one place.

"Th… read more


  • Travel-tech

Travelport reach agreement on NDC distribution with Air France-KLM and IAG

Travelport, a global technology company that powers travel bookings for hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotels worldwide, announced it has reached a commercial agreement with Air France-KLM to enable the distribution of the airline group’s NDC content via Travelport+, Travelport’s next-generation content distribution and travel reta… read more


  • Flights

Science and strategy key to reconnecting Africa

Addressing the 33rd Plenary Session of the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) in Kigali, ICAO Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano reviewed the means by which the continent’s air transport sector could recovery through the adoption of scientifically informed and strategically aligned aviation and border policy.

The openin… read more



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