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It was with smiles all round in Antananarivo, Madagascar this week as one of Madarrail's new Mexico-built locomotives started up for the first time.
"Loco 1902 fires up for the first time," African Railway Systems chief operating officer Dylan Knott wrote on Facebook. "A proud moment for all."
The locomotive, built by African … read more
A few days ago, flooding caused significant damage to the KwaZulu-Natal province, including the rail network leading to Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport, effectively disrupting its fuel supply.
"The supply of jet fuel to airlines operating flights to and from OR Tambo International Airport is stable and continues to meet airli… read more
Taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) in collaboration with Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), the 29th edition of ATM will form part of the UAE’s annual Arabian Travel Week.
In keeping with this year’s theme of ‘The future of international travel and tourism’, ATM 2022 will feature a huge selection of ses… read more
The German National Tourist Board (GNTB), the EVVC European Association of Event Centres and the GCB German Convention Bureau present the results of the new "Meeting- & EventBarometer 2021/2022". The key figures for the meetings, congresses and event market in Germany in 2021 confirm that hybrid and virtual formats as well as sustainable eve… read more
Over its 37-year history Scenic Group has built a reputation of launching industry firsts, always focusing those efforts on positively impacting the guest experience. Whether it is being first on the rivers with walk-out balconies, truly all-inclusive fares, and heated indoor pools which magically turn into cinemas at night, or on the oce… read more
The Managing Director of the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA), Eng. Bruno Ching’andu, has announced that the Chambeshi Rail Bridge, which suffered major damages from a goods train accident in May 2021, will be ready for use again by the end of July 2022.
TAZARA is planning to resume freight operations … read more
Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the first charcoal sauna at sea and two-deck indoor waterfall for the spa aboard its two upcoming ships Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva. The two Prima-class ships, the first of an all-new series for the cruise line, will debut the Mandara Spa’s charcoal sauna, derived from Japanese and Korean wellnes… read more
Close to half of all countries in Africa have activated online processing of visas, with some countries opening access to more than 180 nationalities to lure more tourists from within and outside Africa. South Africa, the latest to offer digital travel documents, is also keen on attracting skilled migrants after tightening its immigration rules.… read more
AIDA Cruises will be sending AIDAsol on its 2023 World Cruise itinerary, marking the ship’s second time sailing the grand voyage for the cruise line, and her first time visiting South Africa. AIDAsol’s 2023 World Cruise is open for sale now, offering 43 ports of call in 20 countries on 4 continents, including several ports i… read more
Tswalu, South Africa's largest private game reserve, is introducing a conservation experience focusing on generic data collection of endangered rhino populations of the Southern Kalahari ecosystem. From April to September, travelers are invited to join the rhino-notching initiative to analyze and support the genetic integrity of the prote… read more