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  • Flights

Cape Town-Singapore direct will resume

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


  • Flights

Seychelles reaches deal with Etihad to take full ownership of Air Seychelles

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


  • Miscellaneous

UNWTO Month of Tourism & African Gastronomy kicks off

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


  • Miscellaneous

Professionals advocate Endorsement of BSP

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


  • Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line publishes itineraries for Norwegian Prima

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


  • Destinations

South Africa to introduce new e-visas this year

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 industry.

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



  • Travel-tech
  • Miscellaneous

Riskified and IATA announce new strategic partnership

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


  • Miscellaneous

Uganda hosts first virtual Tourism Expo in the Region

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


  • Miscellaneous

Interview: QR VP Africa Hendrik du Preez

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


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