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Singapore Airlines’ direct non-stop flights from Cape Town to Singapore will resume on July 1.
SQ482 will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays, departing from Cape
Town at 12h45 and arriving in Singapore at 06h10 the next morning. The
return flight operates on the same days, departing from Singapore at
01h30 and arriving… read more
Seychelles on Thursday announced it had reached a deal to take full
ownership of its national airline, Air Seychelles, following talks with
Etihad Airways in which the UAE-based airline agreed to relinquish the
40-percent stake it holds at a steep discount, officials said.
The Secretary of State in the Ministry of Fin… read more
A month-long initiative by the United Nations World Tourism
Organisation (UNWTO) dedicated to promoting Africa’s tourism and
gastronomy has begun.
The ‘Month of Tourism and African Gastronomy’ features a series of
conversations with stakeholders within the continent’s tourism and
gastronomy space and UNWTO all throu… read more
Professionals in the Nigerian aviation industry have canvassed for the emplacement of a guaranteed payment process such as Bill Settlement Plan (BSP) for indigenous airlines to foster interline and codeshare arrangements. The professionals also agreed that while interline and codeshare are business decisions, such should not to be initiated by r… read more
Norwegian Cruise Line has named the first of its Project Leonardo ships Norwegian Prima, in a nod to her chic styling and the Italians shipyard at which she is being built. Norwegian Prima is the first of six near-identical ships being built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy and will debut in 2022.
Norwegian Cruise Line ha… read more
The Department of Home Affairs plans to extend its e-visa programme
to a number of countries in 2021 in a potential boost for the tourism
Presenting to parliament last week, the department said that the
rollout of the e-visa system by the end of the 2021/22 financial year
would be subject to lockdown regulations … read more
The Pretoria National Botanical Garden, located in the eastern suburbs of Pretoria, has announced that it is migrating to a card only payment system, phasing out cash payments. Cash will still be accepted, but the management of the Nationa… read more
Riskified, a leading fraud prevention solution provider announced a strategic partnership with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). With this partnership, IATA will integrate and offer Riskified’s Chargeback Guarantee to IATA member airlines that use the IATA Financial Gateway (IFG). Member airlines will be able to q… read more
Yvonne Sandra Kunda, a tour consultant, appeared to be in a jovial mood at the closing ceremony of this year's Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) held at Sheraton Hotel Kampala. She said it was a moment of relief after taking part in the first virtual tourism expo as the sector navigates towards the new normal.
It took Kunda two d… read more
Hendrik Du Preez is Qatar Airways' VP for Africa and based in Doha.
How many destinations does Qatar Airways now serve in Africa?
The number of destinations increased and the number of flights remains very flexible. Last year in September we had only 19 des… read more