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  • Miscellaneous

Construction of Uganda Tourism School nearly complete

The Uganda Tourism School is due to be handed over to the government following the completion of physical works which stand at 89 per cent, officials have said. Works on the Shs24b facility started in 2018.

"We are now focused on achieving practical completion of the project as soon as possible while maintaining the highest quality … read more


  • Flights

Final Countdown: South African Airways to relaunch today

South African Airways (SAA) is just a day away from its much-anticipated relaunch after ceasing all operations almost a year ago. The airline will resume operations on Thursday, starting with flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town, Accra, Kinshasa, Harare, Lusaka and Maputo. SAA has not flown any commercial flights since March 2020… read more



  • Flights

Bestfly Cabo Verde receives third ATR-600

Bestfly Cabo Verde now operates three ATR-600 in Cape Verde. The latest one will be based at Praia and offer inter-island services.  The contract will be operated by Transportes Interilhas de Cabo Verde (TICV), a scheduled and charter, passenger and cargo airline based in Praia.

“BestFly has broadened out, it is not just an Ang… read more


  • Accomodation

Supporting a diverse and inclusive tourism economy in South Africa

Today, Airbnb is announcing a new three-year commitment in South Africa to address barriers to becoming a tourism entrepreneur, and to help rebuild a more inclusive and resilient domestic tourism economy. The commitment, focused on infrastructure, training and investment, builds on Airbnb’s 2017 USD $1 million commitment in Africa to boos… read more


  • Accomodation

5 wellness destinations in Africa to get away from it all

In Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers, a series adaptation of the New York Times best-seller book by Liane Moriarty, nine travellers go on a once-in-a-lifetime 10-day health and wellness retreat.

The guests check into Tranquillum House, a luxury wellness retreat set in the fictiona… read more


  • Travel-tech

WebBeds - powering for travel recovery, fast tracking long-term strategy

WebBeds, the B2B division of global online travel business Webjet Limited, has been powering-up for travel recovery, undertaking a transformation project to simplify the way it does business and provide enhanced support for partners, as the industry heads towards recovery.

Pre-COVID, WebBeds was the fastest growing and second larges… read more


  • Miscellaneous

ATTS2021 will reignite travel and tourism confidence in Africa

The overarching objective of the ongoing Africa Travel and Tourism Summit (ATTS2021) is to revive travel and tourism confidence among tourists and visitors to Africa.

This is particularly important to consolidate what the continent has chalked in mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on the travel and tourism industry. This… read more


  • Miscellaneous

AFRAA, UNWTO cooperate to restart Africa Tourism

UNWTO has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) to work more closely together and strengthen the relationship between the aviation and tourism sectors.

The MoU was signed by Abderahmane Berthe, AFRAA’s secretary-general and UNWTO secretary-general Zurab Pololikashvilil. Under… read more



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