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Delta Air Lines recently announced it would be returning to South Africa from August. While the airline has maintained plans to run flights on a triangle routing from Atlanta to Johannesburg to Cape Town to Atlanta, the airline abruptly reversed course on those plans just last week. Now, regulatory filings provide some detail as to the re… read more
Regional airline Bluebird Aviation has expressed optimism of more people flying for leisure and business in Kenya and globally.
Aviation General Manager Hussein Mohammed said travelers' confidence to fly and the feeling that one's health is not going to be affected and that they are not fearful of Covid-19 is growing but at a… read more
Covid-19 triggered an unprecedented crisis in Africa’s tourism industry. Still, a growing middle class and young population bode well for travel businesses. Tapping domestic tourism demand will be key to rejuvenating the sector.
By Olivier Monnier
Months into the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, Kenya’s normally manicured beaches were carp… read more
For the tourism industry, it won't be business-as-usual, and we need to redefine, refocus and change the game plan to move forward. Pandemic is the greatest challenge that the world tourism industry has faced to date.
The United Nations World Tourism Organization predicts a decrease in tourist traffic all over the world. This means … read more
To ensure that aviation can sustainably deliver its social and economic benefits as it meets this long-term demand, it is critical that governments step-up their support for more efficient operations and foster an effective energy transition.
Forecast high… read more
In what will not come as a surprise to anyone who has been following the saga surrounding South African Airways (SAA), the airline is unlikely to resume long-haul flights until sometime in 2023. This news follows what interim CEO Thomas Kgokolo said to the South African Parliament in May when he suggested the airline may be able to return… read more
Any action raised from the respect for the environment, will require the effort and commitment necessary to make possible the compatibility between the growth of air transport and the conservation and protection of the quality of life and the natural values of the environment. Organizations dedicated to air transport are increasingly committed t… read more
Various propositions have been recommended to tap into the ocean economy for more than a decade with a view to unleash the next phase of Mauritius’ economic development. Indeed, one may say that the blue economy in Mauritius is not fully utilised yet, therefore there is no reason to look for new shores.
Undoubtedly, the country should cont… read more
Exclusive-use safari camps and villas, private air charters and even island buyouts have always been in demand for the high-end, affluent traveler seeking ultimate luxury. The Covid-19 pandemic has reinforced that demand from a much wider demographic of travelers and is opening unique opportunities for the travel trade.
"The concept of exc… read more
The tourism sectors in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia
are only expected to bounce back by 2023 and the recovery will depend on
rapid vaccine distribution and investments in digital technology, the
Institute of International Finance (IIF) said.
Recovery, however, is expected to be "gradual and limited" and will be slow… read more