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  • Rail

Rail SouthAfrica Transnet Update on Transnet’s supply of Jet Fuel to O.R. Tambo International Airport

Transnet SOC is increasing the supply of jet fuel through the National Multi-Product Pipeline from Durban to the inland. This is as repairs to the railway line gets underway following damage from the floods in recent weeks.

Currently, TPL is transporting 14 million litres of jet fuel between Natref and OR Tambo International … read more

  • Flights

USA United Airlines United wants to launch Washington-Cape Town service

United Airlines is seeking regulatory approval to launch service between Washington Dulles and Cape Town.

If the route is approved by the DOT, the carrier plans to begin weekly flights between those cities on Nov. 17.

United said it would be the first airline to fly nonstop from D.C. to Cape Town. The flights would acco… read more

  • Miscellaneous

Unwto UNWTO launches Digital Futures Programme for SMEs

UNWTO has announced the launch of the Digital Futures Programme, designed to accelerate the adoption of new technology among tourism enterprises.

Developed in collaboration with some of the world’s leading technology, finance and business companies as Mastercard the initiative is focused on small and medium-sized enterprises … read more

  • Flights

USA Delta Air Lines Delta doubles its JNB flights

Delta Air Lines has announced that it will take its Johannesburg frequency from three to six flights a week, with effect from May 25.

A Delta spokesperson told Tourism Update  the additional flights had been for sale for some time. “We are seeing significant demand for travel between South Africa and the US… read more

  • Destinations

Cote Divoire Abidjan’s ultra-modern Convention Centre takes shape

Construction works on Côte d’Ivoire’s ultra-modern convention centre, Parc Des Expositions D’Abidjan is taking shape.

The 6,000-capacity venue will house a conference centre that can accommodate trade fairs, sporting events, and congresses. With an area of 60,000 m2 and a perimeter of 100 hectares.  Pictures released by the state agen… read more

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