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  • Cruise

Cruise MSC MSC Orchestra Durban cruises unaffected by Cyclone Freddy

MSC Orchestra’s cruises from Durban in South Africa have not been impacted by Cyclone Freddy, which crossed the Mozambique Channel this week and made landfall Thursday near Maputo.

At the time of writing, MSC Orchestra was approaching Maputo, where she will anchor offshore so that passengers can be tendered ashore to Portuguese Isla… read more

  • Miscellaneous

South Africa Meetings Africa Meetings Africa: From advancing the MICE sector to busier African skies

The Meetings Africa 2023 event is bringing exciting news to the aviation and business events sectors, offering a unique experience to attendees. This tradeshow, focused on advancing the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events (MICE) sector in Africa, is introducing a new platform to improve connectivity across the continent. … read more

  • Flights

Nigeria IBOM Air Akwa Ibom State releases US$30.4m to strengthen Ibom Air fleet

On 16 November 2021, Ibom Air ordered ten Airbus A220 aircraft at the Dubai Air Show. To finance these acquisitions, the airline of the Federal State of Akwa Ibom will benefit from a public funding of 14 billion naira (USD 30,407,202).

  • Travel-tech

AA Travenews M-PESA eyes global remittances market’s multi-trillion dollar surge

The African mobile money giant is looking to replicate its African success in new markets as the global demand for seamless, fast and affordable remittance services heats up.

With global remittances set to reach US$5.4 trillion by 2030, according to a specialised UN agency, African fintech darling M-PESA, part of Kenyan mobil… read more

  • Flights

Ethiopian Ethiopian Airlines to resume direct flights between Abidjan and New York

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest network operating carrier in Africa, announces the resumption of its direct flights between Abidjan and New York John F. Kennedy Airport as of 29 May 2023. Ethiopian first started serving New York from its main hub Addis Ababa via Abidjan in June 2019. However, the route was suspended in March 2020 d… read more

  • Flights

South Africa Airlink Logo Airlink To Launch “Skybucks” Frequent Flyer Programme

Airlink, one of Southern Africa’s airlines, has announced that its Skybucks frequent flyer programme will be launched on 01 March 2023, enabling its customers to earn rewards on its flights and redeem them against future travel and other Airlink purchases.

The airline says since it “became a totally independent carrier in 202… read more

  • Cruise

Egypt River cruise lines sail into Egypt with new ships and itineraries

Destinations outside of Europe are seeing an increased share of attention from river cruise lines developing new ships and itineraries, expanding their product offerings.

But no destination seems to be more popular right now than Egypt, where a number of river cruise companies continue to double down on new offerings in the region and deep… read more

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