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  • Flights

Angola TAAG TAAG Angola Airlines returns to Pointe Noire after 13 years of absence

TAAG Angola Airlines continues to expand its international network. The Angolan carrier is now preparing its comeback in Congo, its northern neighbour, after several years of absence.

TAAG Angola Airlines plans to resume flights to Pointe-Noire in Congo from 12 December 2022.

On this date, the Angolan state-owned … read more

  • Flights

AA WorldFlight Already 25 African airports members of the Global CO2 reduction programme

Launched by Airports Council International, Airport Carbon Accreditation is the only global certification programme for airports in relation to their carbon management.  The programme has six levels of certification: Mapping, Reduction, Optimisation, Neutrality, Transformation and Transition.

African airports are increasingly joini… read more

  • Flights

Cote Divoire Air Cote Divoire Air Côte d'Ivoire wants to serve Morocco from January 2023

With the health crisis behind it, Air Côte d'Ivoire has resumed its expansion strategy. The Ivorian state-owned airline is eyeing several new routes, including Casablanca, and is betting on strengthening its fleet.

Air Côte d'Ivoire is now planning to open a direct route between Abidjan and Casablanca from January 2023. This serv… read more

  • Travel-tech

Tech UpStay named World’s Best Hotel Tech Startup during 2022 World Travel Tech Awards

UpStay, a leading provider of advanced ancillary upselling technology solutions for the hotel industry, is  honored to announce its winning of this year’s World Travel Tech Awards for the World’s Best Hotel Tech Startup. An award that recognizes excellence in travel-based technology, World Travel Tech Awards winners are notably selected by … read more

  • Miscellaneous

Uganda UAE has not halted visas to Ugandans - Ambassador

Uganda's Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, H.E Kibedi Zaake has rubbished reports that the UAE has banned Uganda from accessing the country.

While appearing on NBS TV's morning breeze, Kibedi said that the reports are baseless and not actual.

"It is not true that UAE has halted the issuance of visit visas to Uganda. I do… read more

  • Travel-tech

GDS Sabre Sabre Google partnership promises a ’Golden Age’ of Travel Retail

Lee Hayhurst sat down with Mike Reyes, Sabre vice president of platform product management, at the recent T2RL 'Engage' conference in London to hear more about its vision for supporting retailers that are ambitious to become the 'Amazon of travel. The COVID pandemic has accelerated efforts to sunset the traditional travel technologies an… read more

  • Travel-tech

Tech WeTravel raises $27m. to expand platform’s travel-specific Fintech Suite

WeTravel, the leading all-in-one business management and payments platform built for multi-day travel businesses, announced it raised $27 million USD in a Series B funding round led by Left Lane Capital, with participation from existing investors, Base10 Partners and Swift Ventures, and several high-profile angel investors, to accelerate … read more

  • Miscellaneous

Gambia UAE bans 20 African countries including Gambia from 30-day visas

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have announced a visa ban slapped on Gambians and 20 other nationalities seeking to visit Dubai with immediate effect.

"This is to inform you that we will not be posting 30 days visa applications for these nationalities effective today October, 18, 2022," the notice read in part. O… read more

  • Cruise

Cruise MSC MSC names new ship MSC World America, takes delivery of MSC World Europa

As her name suggests, MSC World America will be deployed in the United States when she is delivered in 2025, and like her sister ship MSC World Europa, she will be powered by LNG.

Also this week, Chantiers de l’Atlantique officially delivered MSC World Europa to MSC Cruises ahead of her deployment next month to the Middl… read more

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