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In an effort to bolster the railway sector across the African continent, the Department of Infrastructure and Energy (DIE) of the African Union Commission (AUC) is initiating a series of capacity-building endeavours. These initiatives are supported by the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), which contributes to the Programme … read more
In August 2012, Ethiopian Airlines became the first African carrier to put the Boeing 787 Dreamliner into service and Ethiopia the second country in the world to operate the aircraft in its space. Over the past decade, the carrier has used the aircraft's exceptional capabilities to sustainably expand its long-haul network.
Qatar Airways, with its extensive global network, connects travellers
from various regions to the Seychelles via its hub in Doha. As part of
the agreement, Qatar Airways will place its code on Air Seychelles’
flights between Mahé and Praslin, enabling passengers to book their
entire journey conveniently with a single booking.… read more
Arik Air has been bestowed with the honour of Africa’s Most Outstanding Airline of the Year 2023 by the Awards General Committee of the African Quality Achievement Awards.
The awards ceremony was held on Friday, May 19, 2023 at the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The African Quality Achievement… read more
Against the backdrop of the 118th session of its Executive Council in Punta Cana, UNWTO hosted a special Thematic Session.
Alongside assessing the evolution of tourism communications, the
Session saw leading experts explore curren… read more
In November 2021, IATA suspended Air Madagascar from the BSP, a measure it usually uses when there is a risk that an airline will go bankrupt or cease operations. To regain the confidence of its stakeholders and boost load factors, its successor, Madagascar Airlines, is actively preparing its reinstatement.
ChatGPT combines deep learning and natural language processing to
understand and respond to human queries. Unlike traditional chatbots, it
wasn"t trained by humans.
Instead, substantial amounts of text data taught it to understand conversations and naturally answer questions
will revolutionize the ho… read more
Travelers the world over are increasingly seeking genuine and immersive experiences when they explore new destinations. More of them yearn to connect with local cultures, understand the local way of life and contribute to the communities they visit.
American travelers in particular are showing a growing desire to connect with… read more
Airlink, Southern Africa's privately owned regional airline, will launch flights between Mbombela, South Africa, and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, beginning on Nov. 28.
The new route will complement Airlink's existing service between Mbombela's Kruger Mpumalanga Airport and Livingstone on the Zambian side of the world-famous waterfalls.… read more
International tourism is well on its way to returning to pre-pandemic
levels, with twice as many people travelling during the first quarter
of 2023 than in the same period of 2022.
New Data from UNWTO: What We’ve Learned
The second UNWTO World Tourism Barometer of the year shows that the
sector’s swift recovery has continue… read more