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  • Beyond Africa
  • Opinion

Life after lockdown - Rebuilding Tourism globally and sustainably!

The global tourism standstill due to COVID-19 has cost the sector dearly, especially in countries heavily reliant on it, like small island nations. A new UN report maps how tourism could be rebuilt.

For Mahmood Patel, 2020 was supposed to be a bumper year for his Barbados-based, tourism-dependent small business venture… read more


  • Destinations

Gambia Tourism in crisis - Senegambia Hotel terminates contract of 41 staffs

The impact of Covid-19 pandemic on The Gambia is throwing the tourism sector into deep crisis as one hotel terminated employment contract of its long serving staff members. Some 150,000 Gambians are said to be employed in the tourism industry, among them is Mr Lamin Njie. He is among the 41 staff members of the hotel whose employme… read more


  • Flights

Airlink adjusts flight schedule to comply with latest curfew

Airlink is adjusting its schedule of early morning and evening departures so that customers can comply with the country’s new curfew with minimal disruption to their travel plans.

The changes will affect Airlink flights that were originally due to depart prior to 08:00 and arrive after 20:00. These will be rescheduled … read more


  • Miscellaneous

Ports of Entry ready for travellers returning to SA

Government has outlined plans for operations at the ports of entry from 2 January until 14 January that have been approved by the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NatJoints). During this period, traveller volumes are expected to be above normal because of people returning to South Africa.

"The Department… read more


  • Flights

Emirates anticipates peak travel period at start of 2021

Travel is expected to reach another peak at the end of this week for Emirates, as the airline expects yet another busy period. A high volume of travellers will be making their way to Emirates’ dedicated Terminal 3 facilities on 2nd and 3rd January 2021, to depart Dubai, in addition to a rush of inbound traffic into the city. Acrread more


  • Miscellaneous

Goodbye 2020, we will not miss you…

Dear collegues & friends,

For all the pain and misery that the pandemic has brought to our sector, 2020 is not a year that we will miss but its impact is long lasting and will be remembered for a long time.

As I write, we do not even know if, or when or how many more lockdowns we will have.

Next year is an opportunity… read more


  • Flights

Air Seychelles reduces Tel Aviv service ...

Air Seychelles has adjusted its flight schedule on the Tel Aviv route following new quarantine requirements to be implemented in Israel for all returning travellers, effective December 26, 2020. Between December 28 and January 22, 2021, the airline will scale down its services to operate only two flights per week between Israel and… read more


  • Flights

Emirates unveils Airbus A380 Premium Economy and more enhancements

Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline  said: “The Emirates A380 is already one of the most sought-after travel experiences in the skies, and now we’ve made it even better. While others cut back, Emirates is working hard to restore the products and services that we’ve had to suspend or adjust due to pandemic precautions, and introduce ne… read more


  • Flights

Cross River State prepares to launch its airline "Cally Air"

Cally Air is expected to start up activities by 2021. The future carrier, in gestation since 2016, is a joint venture between Cross River State in Nigeria and Dana Group. From its base at Calabar airport, it will begin operations with an initial fleet of two Boeing 737-300 (msn 30334, 29266) with 149 seats, with formaliti… read more



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