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  • Destinations

Seychelles Tourist Board The Seychelles Islands remains a tourist favourite

The mystical Seychelles Islands remains a fantasy escape for travellers across the globe and, although the vicious pandemic has dwindled travel, the destination maintains its allure.

On the path to a slow yet steady recovery, the tropical paradise has seen the arrival of 98,894 up to November 15, 2020. Based on data provided … read more

  • Accomodation

Hotels Radisson Blu Project of the Week: Radisson Blu Harare

The striking Radisson Blu Harare, billed by Portuguese architect OODA as the most important building to be designed in Zimbabwe’s capital over the last decade, is a worthy winner of our Project of the Week crown.

Seeking to realise the bold ambition of creating a new icon for Harare, this forthcoming Radisson Blu property looks set … read more

  • Flights

Uganda Uganda Airlines Next destinations: Joburg and Kinshasa

As part of its network expansion, Uganda Airlines will be connecting to Johannesburg and Kinshasa as the next destinations. The dates are yet to be announced.

From December 1, the carrier will start flying to Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro thrice a week each.

Uganda Airlines will take delivery of their first A338Neo be… read more

  • Opinion

SouthAfrica SAA Good reasons to keep SAA grounded

I have not always seen eye to eye with finance minister Tito Mboweni — we have had our differences about the appropriateness of inflation targeting as a monetary policy philosophy sanctioned by the Treasury to be implemented by the Reserve Bank. But I cannot agree with him more about asking the valid question about whether SA should have a n… read more

  • Flights
  • Miscellaneous

Iata Official IATA expecting COVID-19 vaccines will be deployed in 2H2021

IATA reported (27-Nov-2020) the following from its latest industry forecast:

  • COVID-19 vaccines will be deployed in 2H2021;
  • There will still be vaccine production and distribution challenges and recovery of air travel demand will "take time and be uneven" between emerging and developed markets;
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  • Flights

SouthAfrica SAA South African Airways: What Is The Latest?

The flag carrier of South Africa, South African Airways (SAA), has been through a lot in recent years. However, 2020 is set to be the airline’s most transformative year as it makes its way through a significant restructuring process with business rescue practitioners with a bailout from the South African government. Let’s take a look at t… read more

  • Miscellaneous

Tanzania Association Of Tour Operators Bleak future for Tanzania small tour operators as tax regime bites

Many small-scale companies in the tourism and hospitality sector in Tanzania are facing a bleak future as they are finding it difficult to comply with the tax regime.

Players say the Value Added Tax (VAT) in particular, is likely to kick-out the SMEs in the tourism and hospitality business if the Tanzania government doesn’t revisit its adm… read more

  • Accomodation

Hotels Hilton LXR set to make its debut in the Seychelles

Hilton Worldwide has revealed that its luxury brand LXR Hotels & Resorts will enter the Seychelles next year with a spectacular 41-key scheme surrounded by verdant fruit trees and turquoise waters.

Due to open in early 2021, Mango House Seychelles on Mahé island will be Hilton Worldwide’s fourth property in … read more

  • Miscellaneous

AA Travenews Zorya: Quintessential Luxury Club opens in Lagos

Zorya, a quintessential venue and the most exclusive, luxurious club has opened in Lagos.

Situated in the highbrows of Victoria Island (Ozumba Mbadiwe) and named after the Goddess of light- Zorya opens up a defining  experience to the Lagos nightlife scene.

With cutting-edge technology and a holding capacity… read more

  • Flights
  • Miscellaneous

AA Travenews Africa prepares for second wave of Covid

Africa prepares for second wave of pandemic

This week, health authorities in both South Africa and Egypt, which combined account for over half of all COVID-19 cases recorded on the African continent, have warned of imminent second-wave outbreaks.

Meanwhile, national governments in Sub-Saharan Africa… read more

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