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  • Miscellaneous

South Africa: Department of Tourism invests in Innovation

The Department of Tourism is set to introduce a programme that will stimulate and encourage innovation in the travel sector. The department, in collaboration with the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), will implement the Tourism Technology Grassroots Innovation Incubation Programme (TTGIIP).

The programme aims to stimu… read more

  • Opinion

World Tourism Network wants Travel and Tourism on hold

The World Tourism Network in alignment with the African Tourism Board is urging the public to limit travel to essential business only. World Tourism Network issued a statement Sunday night by WTN President Juergen Steinmetz. Cuthbert Ncube, chairman of the ATB second it.

The Christmas and New Year season is a time the world i… read more

  • Accomodation

Radisson Collection Hotel, Bamako

Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the opening of Radisson Collection Hotel, Bamako, the brand's debut in Africa.

Located in Bamako, the capital and largest city of Mali, in one of its most sought-after neighborhoods, ACI 2000, the Radisson Collection Hotel, Bamako is the epitome of convenience, just 20 m… read more

  • Cruise

Holland America shows details of new ship Rotterdam under construction

Holland America Line has provided a construction update on its new cruise ship Rotterdam, complete with pictures of the ship in the midst of the build process at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Marghera, Italy.

Rotterdam is making good progress, according to Holland America Line, which provided pictures from the shi… read more

  • Accomodation

Hilton Garden Inn has made its South African debut

The 203-key Hilton Garden Inn Umhlanga Arch, part of Durban’s Umhlanga Arch mixed-use development, is the prolific hotel brand’s first property in South Africa. Rising 14 storeys high, Hilton Garden Inn Umhlanga Arch boasts 139 king, 55 twin, five accessible and four ensuite rooms. We find out more about this exciting property.

Hilt… read more

  • Flights

Cabo Verde Airlines awaits confirmation of restructuring plan

Cabo Verde Airlines (CVA) will resume operations shortly. In any case, this is what the Cape Verdean Prime Minister suggested on Wednesday, December 16, during the monthly debate in Parliament, organized under the theme "Diaspora and development", News Avia reports.

Asked about the situation of the parastatal company (51%… read more

  • Miscellaneous

Maseru Airport to be renovated in 2021 amid ICAO downgrading

With a degraded runway, and a dilapidated terminal, Moshoeshoe I International Airport in Maseru is on the way to being "blacklisted" by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). This is what the director of civil aviation at the Lesotho Ministry of Public Works and Transport told the Lesotho Times on Tues… read more

  • Miscellaneous

All Flights stopped from Germany to UK and South Africa

German authorities on Sunday issued an emergency order to ban all fights between the Federal Republic of Germany and the United Kingdom as of immediately. This was also expanded for flights from Germany to South Africa.

German based aircrafts currently in the UK are allowed to fly back. Cargo flights can continu… read more

  • Flights

KQ terminates venture with KLM

Kenya Airways (KQ) will terminate the controversial 24-year-old joint venture partnership with Air France KLM Group next year, in what will see the national carrier free itself from the deal, which saw it get the short end of the stick. KQ announced on Saturday that it agreed with KLM to mutually terminate their Africa-Europ… read more

  • Beyond Africa
  • Miscellaneous

EU halts all travel with UK due to new COVID-19 mutation

French authorities are planning to close the border with the UK after the discovery of a new strain of coronavirus there, according to the latest reports. Italy also intends to suspend flights with United Kingdom for the same reason, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio wrote on Facebook.

The Dutch government has already banned air trans… read more

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