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Beginning October 21, Princess Cruises is lifting its Covid-19 protocols, meaning there are no longer vaccination or testing requirements on most voyages. Guests sailing with Princess Cruises will no longer have to provide a negative test result, regardless of their vaccination status.
The cruise line already changed its prot… read more
Sentra Airways, the UK-based startup backed by Ghanaian investors, plans to start flying by December with the opening of a direct route between Manchester and Accra.
Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading carrier, is pleased to announce that it will add Zürich to its expanding global network, with thrice-weekly flights. The first flight from Addis Ababa to Zürich will take off on 31 October 2022, operated with the ultra–modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Zürich will be Ethiopian Airlines’ second… read more
Somali Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Fardowsa Osman Egal appointed seven committee members to work on the re-operation of Somali Airlines.
In a decree issued on Sunday, the Ministry of Transport and Aviation said the committee’s nomination comes following consultation of re-operation the Somali flag carrier.
Intra-Africa travel through intra-Africa trade is expected to top the agenda when the tourism industry’s thought leaders on the continent engage in roundtable discussions in Gaborone in Botswana. This as the fifth Africa Tourism Leadership Forum (ATLF) kicks off at the Gaborone International Convention Centre of the Grand Palm Hotel on Monday un… read more
The first Time Out Market in Africa is set to open in Cape Town,South … read more
Botswana no longer has any COVID-19 restrictions on entry.
Travellers no longer need to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test on entering the country.
Masks are no longer mandatory in public spaces.
The Botswana Ministry of Health advises residents to ensure they are fully vaccinated.
Founder and Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema has challenged foreign airlines complaining of blocked or trapped funds in Nigeria to reduce their frequencies stressing that these airlines know the situation, yet to keep Nigerian airlines down, keep requesting increased frequencies in a bid to strangle them.
He also decried how in certai… read more
The Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation (LTDC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Retšelisitsoe Nko has expressed gratitude that the Tourism Levy Act, of 2006 became operational on October 1, 2022, after 15 years of its amendment.
The Lesotho Tourism Levy is a tax paid by tourists for specific travel and tourism services o… read more
In collaboration with Navitas Solutions, a leading developer of agency desktop solutions, and Agentivity, a travel agent data services and automation provider, Travelport introduces NavAgent – an add-on to the Travelport Smartpoint desktop point of sale delivering intelligent workload optimization and data driven personaliza… read more