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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
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
Sudan’s most innovative and customer-focused conglomerate, DAL Group, and Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier operator, today announced the planned launch of “Air Arabia Sudan”, a joint-venture company to be based in Khartoum International Airport.
Air Arabia Sudan will fol… read more
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
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
The Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) has announced the temporary suspension of passenger train services in Zambia due to a goods train accident in the Nak… read more
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
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
Travelport, a global technology company that powers bookings for hundreds of thousands of travel suppliers worldwide, announced it has renewed a multi-year agreement with Hopper, the world’s fastest-growing mobile-first travel marketplace and leading travel fintech company.
Travelport+ Upgrade Travelport’s industry leading da… read more
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