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  • Flights

Austria Austrian Airlines Austrian Airlines adds Cancun, Mauritius and Maldives in winter programme

Cancún, Mauritius and Maldives in the Austrian Airlines flight programme just in time for the start of the autumn holidays Chief Sales Officer Michael Trestl: “Focus on long-haul tourist destinations in winter“.

Just in time for the start of the autumn holidays in Austria, Austrian Airlines passengers can enjoy sunny warm-wat… read more

  • Accomodation

Hotels African Suin Zim Hotel Occupancy Recovering After Covid-19 Hit

LOCAL hotel occupancy levels are beginning to show signs of recovery, leading domestic hotel operators say, after a drastic fall in 2020 resulting from the negative impact of Covid-19 induced travel restrictions. Rainbow Tourism Group (RTG) said its occupancy levels in the first six months of 2021 registered 4 percent growth compared to 2020 fig… read more

  • Destinations

Zimbabwe SAA Return a Boost for Tourism

South African Airways (SAA) yesterday resumed its Harare to Johannesburg flights, a move expected to boost the local tourism industry after a year of inactivity and almost 18 months without a commercial flight.

The carrier last week resumed other regional routes to Lusaka and Maputo and will today relaunch flights to Accra and Kinsh… read more

  • Destinations

Tanzania Tourist Board Tanzania Launches Golf Tourism

TANZANIA has opened a new chapter in Sport Tourism after the official launch of Golf Tourism Tanzania over the weekend. Launching the new tourism product at the Kilimanjaro Golf course, Usa River, Arusha yesterday, Chief Guest, the Kenyan Minister of Tourism and Wildlife, Najib Balala commended Tanzania for entering this important … read more

  • Miscellaneous

Nigeria FAAN FAAN to shut Kebbi airport over N33 million debt

The Guardian learnt that the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) issued Notice To Air Men (NOTAM) to all airlines not to fly into the State-owned airport as of midnight Monday.

Sources at FAAN also confirmed that from 12: am on Monday, the agency would withdraw all its fire service and security personnel from the airport.

The … read more

  • Flights

Rwanda RwandAir RwandAir adds two new destinations in DRC

RwandAir will launch new twice-weekly services to both Lubumbashi and Goma, on September 29 and October 15, respectively, as reported by African Aerospace.

Yvonne Manzi Makolo, RwandAir CEO, said, “RwandAir’s new twice-weekly services to Lubumbashi and Goma will add more choice and flexibility for customers flying to the Demo… read more

  • Miscellaneous

SouthAfrica WTM WTM Africa announces Reigniting Africa Travel & Tourism Award Winner

Runner-up is Cape Nature, while The Art of Penguin Conservation received an honourable mention.

andBeyond won the award with the inspirational WILDwatch Live Safaris campaign, which was established during the COVID pandemic in conjunction with wildlife broadcasting experts WildEarth. The campaign saw andBeyond live stream twice-daily, thre… read more

  • Destinations

Namibia It is safe to travel to Namibia, says Tourism Minister Pohamba Shifeta

In Celebration of World Tourism Day, the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta on Monday extended an invitation to potential travellers, saying amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Namibia is a safe tourist destination.

World Tourism Day is observed under the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) annuall… read more

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