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  • Travel-tech

GDS Travelport 2021 No Emirates GDS surcharge for Travelport agencies

Travelport-connected travel agencies will not have to pay Emirates' new $14 to $25 GDS booking surcharge under an agreement revealed Thursday by the companies. The announcement came on the same day that the Emirates surcharge went into effect and also on the first day that Emirates tickets and ancillary products are no longer avail… read more

  • Destinations

Tunisia All incoming passengers must present negative PCR test from July 1

All incoming passengers to Tunisia must from Thursday, July 1, present a negative COVID-19 PCR test with a QR code, carried out within 72 hours of the flight, said chair of the quarantine committee at the Health Ministry Mohamed Rabhi.

All travellers, including those vaccinated and those who have been infected, must present a negati… read more

  • Travel-tech

Uganda How Digital Innovation Will Play Key Role in Tourism Sector Recovery

Before the COVID-19 virus arrived in Uganda early last year, the tourism sector was registering a steady rise in foreign exchange from tourists. According to the Annual Tourism Sector Performance Report for Financial Year 2018/2019, revenue rose from $1.45 billion in 2017 to $1.6 billion in 2018.

The tourism sector accounted for 7.7… read more

  • Opinion

QATAR Airways Will RwandAir be the next big African airline?

There has been some impressive growth in African aviation in recent years. Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways have seen significant expansion, and Rwanda-based RwandAir could be on its way to something similar. It is still early days, but RwandAir has already seen some solid expansion, and with investment from Middle Eastern giant Qatar… read more

  • Cruise

South-Africa Cape Town launches new cruise line tourism project

Wesgro is proud to announce the official launch of Cruise Cape  Town, a collaborative project that endeavours to grow the cruise economy in Cape  Town and the Western  Cape.

Having been in operation since September 2020, the initiative looks to capitalise on the growing cruise tourism trend. Despite the… read more

  • Flights

Nigeria Air Peace Airpeace resumes flight to Warri, Freetown July 9th and 21st

Air Peace, has announced the resumption of Warri and Freetown flight operations from July 9 and 21, 2021, respectively.

The Spokesperson of the airline, Stanley Olisa, who disclosed this to reporters, stated that Warri service from Lagos and Abuja will operate daily while the Freetown flights will operate on Sundays, Wedneread more

  • Miscellaneous

UAE Emirates Emirates highlights role of small businesses in post-pandemic economic recovery

Emirates is empowering small and medium sized enterprises to get back into the skies and turn their travel budgets into rewards by debuting a Business Rewards incentive for new members.

This is recognition of the strategic role of Small businesses in the in post-pandemic recovery and to mark the UN Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise… read more

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