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  • Miscellaneous

A Fresh Wind brings Excitement to the African Tourism Board

The African Tourism Board is ready to welcome the New Year with a fresh approach, new ideas, and new partnerships.

ATB is ready to go into the third phase of this two-year-old organization and to maintain its leadership on the African Continent and beyond. Project Hope is an important discussion bringing ministers of tourism and lea… read more

  • Destinations

Etihad Airways welcomes the reopening of Abu Dhabi

Following an announcement by the Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis and Disasters Committee, effective 24 December 2020, entry restrictions into Abu Dhabi will be relaxed. International tourists, residents and travellers from selected destinations, flying with Etihad Airways, will be allowed to enter the emirate without the need to … read more

  • Flights

Qatar Airways announces daily flights to Montreal

Qatar Airways announce it will begin incrementally increasing flights to Montreal from 16 January 2021 and operate daily frequencies by 25 February 2021, up from the previously scheduled four weekly frequencies. The Montreal service is operated by Qatar Airways’ state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900 featuring 36 seats in the award-winning Qsui… read more

  • Beyond Africa

Thailand continues to reopen for travelers slowly and safely

Thailand’s tourism sector continues to safely and slowly reopen welcoming international travelers to the country with special tourist initiatives, while also remaining vigilant by enforcing strict public health guidelines to protect all during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Royal Thai Government recently lifted restrictions on t… read more

  • Rail

SGR Trains Fully Booked Ahead of Christmas

The standard gauge railway (SGR) passenger service between Nairobi and Mombasa is fully booked ahead of Christmas forcing holiday makers to seek alternatives options.

A spot check by Nairobi News on their ticket sales site revealed that the tickets for the train for most days up to December 27 are fully booked.

While travel restricti… read more

  • Beyond Africa

FAA grants Santa Claus special flight and launch permissions

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced it has granted Santa Claus and his reindeer-powered sleigh special operating authority to engage in interstate air-cargo-delivery services directly to rooftops throughout the United States on Christmas Eve.

In addition, for the first time ever, the FAA issued Sa… read more

  • Rail

Kenya Railways adjusts Nairobi-Nanyuki rail service capacity over high demand

Kenya Railways has adjusted the Nairobi to Nanyuki Rail service schedule to accommodate increased demand by passengers traveling during the festive season. The Corporation said for the Christmas and New Year's festivities, the train will operate on December 24 to Nanyuki and return to Nairobi on December 27.

The New Year trai… read more

  • Accomodation

Hotels fully booked for Christmas

Almost all hotels and lodges in resort towns such as Kariba, Masvingo, the Eastern Highlands and Victoria Falls are fully booked for the festive season as the travel bug continues to spreads among locals.

This dovetails with the domestic tourism drive being pursued by Government in the face of the Covid-19 global pandemic whi… read more

  • Cruise

Costa Cruises takes delivery of Costa Firenze ahead of cruise to Dubai

Costa Cruises has taken delivery of its new cruise ship Costa Firenze, the fourth of its Vista-class, with three more on order from the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. Fincantieri handed over Costa Firenze to the Italian cruise line on Wednesday, with the 135,500-gross ton, 5,200-passenger cruise ship due to cruise in the read more

  • Destinations

Kenya named as Africa’s leading golfing destination

This announcement was made during the 7th Annual World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Kenya scooped the Africa’s Best Golf Destination 2020 category ahead of South Africa, Egypt and Morocco. At the same time, Karen Country Club was also celebrated as Kenya’s best golf course while the Great Rift Vall… read more

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