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  • Destinations

Mauritius Holidaymakers From Reunion Island Allowed in Mauritius Without a Passport

The Republic of Mauritius has announced that tourists from Reunion Island will be allowed to enter the country with only a valid identity card from Monday 19 September 2022 to 30 June 2023.

Holidaying in Mauritius is made easier for visitors from Reunion Island subject to the following conditions:

This measure will appl… read more

  • Flights

Nigeria Air Ethiopian Airline emerges preferred Nigeria Air bidder with 49% stake

After a series of grapevine confirmations and denials, Ethiopian Airline has announced the preferred bidder for the Nigeria Air Project with 49% stake while it is joined with three Nigerian investors MRS, Skypower Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) and the Nigerian Sovereign Fund (46%), with the Federal Government of Nigeria owning … read more

  • Flights

USA Delta Air Lines Delta bolsters its South Africa service

Delta Air Lines is expanding its South Africa network, introducing a seasonal "triangular" route from Atlanta to Johannesburg and on to Cape Town starting Dec. 2. The route will be flown four times weekly and will complement the carrier's nonstop service from both Cape Town and Johannesburg to Atlanta, which means both cities will … read more

  • Flights

QATAR Airways Qatar Airways again wins Skytrax's airline of the year

Qatar Airways is once again the world's best airline, according to Skytrax, which published its annual airline rankings on Friday.

Singapore Airlines, Emirates, All Nippon Airways and Qantas rounded out the top five.

Delta was the top-rated U.S. carrier, but came in a relatively middling 24th place. Among the oth… read more

  • Cruise

Cruise Virgin Voyages Virgin Voyages to cruise from Dubai again after 2024 Australian season

Virgin Voyages will return to the Middle East in 2024 to offer a second cruise from Dubai, but this time its ship Resilient Lady will sail from Dubai to Piraeus (Athens) in Greece. Resilient Lady will depart Dubai on April 25th, 2024 bound for Europe, sailing around the Musandam Peninsula through the Strait of Hormuz into the Arabian Sea … read more

  • Flights

South-Africa Five new international flights launching in South Africa

With South Africa’s domestic airline industry under increasing pressure, international airlines are taking advantage of a post-Covid boom in demand by launching several new flight paths that will come into effect before the end of the year.

South Africa’s remaining domestic airlines are likely to remain under pressure for the nex… read more

  • Flights

Europe Flag Gambians raise concern over 45-Day Schengen Visa processing at EU embassies

Gambian Schengen visa applicants have voiced concerns over the prolonged period of visa processing at EU embassies.

The Point has learned that short-term visa applicants from The Gambia now have to wait for almost 50 days to receive their travel documents from European embassies like Germany.

The processing of visa docu… read more

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