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Airlink flights from between South Africa and the remote island of St Helena resume on Saturday, following a two-year disconnection due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
St Helena is one of the most remote islands in the world. Until the construction of the island's airport in 2016, the only way to access St Helena was via ship on a … read more
Africa Travel Week is urging Africa’s event, exhibition, and incentive organisers to reserve their seats for IBTM Africa, running alongside WTM Africa on 13 April at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).
“WTM Africa may be our flagship show, but we also host a range of value-add events such as IBTM Africa which spec… read more
With the return of tourism activities in Africa having seen a leap in the first quarter of the year, the continent’s tourism sector is bracing itself to once again conduct business at the upcoming Africa’s Travel Indaba.
The successful hosting of the 16th Meetings Africa event by South Africa has sent a strong signal to the world about the… read more
Africa is finally putting the dreaded, and costly, PCR test for vaccinated travelers in the rearview mirror. In the past month Kenya, Botswana, Mauritius, Namibia and Tanzania all lifted the requirement for fully vaccinated travelers to present a negative Covid-19 test. And this week, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa … read more
Following last week's announcement that all COVID-19 travel restrictions are now removed in the UK, LoopMe has new data on consumer intent to travel, which reveals 69% of UK consumers are still hesitant or somewhat hesitant about travelling since the pandemic.
The data, from research conducted in March 2022, also shows that consumer… read more
An analysis conducted by the San Diego State University School of Hospitality & Tourism Management on behalf of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) found that in-person business travel and meetings have undeniable advantages over virtual options, and that businesses and organizations that resume business travel and meetings m… read more
WeTravel - the world’s vertical SaaS for the multi-day travel industry, used by more than 3,000 group and multi-day travel businesses to provide their end-to-end booking experience in one platform - announces its sponsorship of Tourism Cares’ newly created Meaningful Travel Map of North America, connecting travel businesses with bookable, … read more
Wilderness Safaris and Panthera, the global wildcat conservation organization, have partnered to create an impactful journey to Zambia, dedicated to lion conservation.
The seven-day, purpose-driven safari will be hosted by Dr. Kim Young-Overton, a recognized specialist in threatened species and ecosystem management. Young-Overton's … read more
As vaccination rates increase by the day and people all around the world start accepting that the Covid-19 virus could be part and parcel of their daily lives, more destinations are lifting travel entry requirements entirely for travelers.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says that Covid-19 has entered the endemic … read more
Virgin Voyages has delivered on a promise made back in 2019 and announced that its newest cruise ship, Resilient Lady, will cruise from Dubai in late 2023. Resilient Lady will reposition from Europe to Australia in October next year, and she’ll be sailing via Dubai in the Arabian Gulf.
The repositioning cruise will feat… read more