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  • Miscellaneous

Final preparations in place for Arabian Travel Market 2021 in-person event in Dubai

Arabian Travel Market (ATM) has reconfirmed that the 2021 edition of its annual showcase, will go-ahead in-person at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) on Sunday 16 to Wednesday 19 May, as final preparations are being put in place, in particular health and safety.

In addition to Reed Exhibitions’ Global COVID-19 ‘Safety Shows’ Health &… read more


  • Flights

El Al to restart SA operations

El Al has confirmed that it will resume operations to and from Israel with one flight a week, from May 6.

The schedule at the start of operations, is:

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  • Flights

Airpeace pilots, cabin crew, others get vaccination

The pilots, cabin crew and other customer-facing personnel of Nigeria’s foremost airline, Air Peace, have started receiving the COVID-19 vaccine to help curtail the spread of the virus and give passengers more confidence to fly with the airline. Spokesperson of the airline, Stanley Olisa, who disclosed this information to newsmen on Frida… read more


  • Cruise

New Viking Venus delivered to Viking Ocean Cruises by Fincantieri

Viking Ocean Cruises has taken delivery of the new Viking Venus, the latest cruise ship to join its rapidly expanding fleet. The new Viking Venus was delivered by the Italian shipyard Fincantieri and will now be repositioned to the UK for new naming ceremony, Viking Ocean Cruises announced.

The delivery ceremony took place wh… read more


  • Travel-tech
  • Beyond Africa

Turkey bans payment with cryptocurrencies

Turkey’s central bank on Friday prohibited the use of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin for purchases, citing transaction risks. The ban would be effective as of April 30, the central bank said in legislation published in the Official Gazette.

The new regulation prohibits transfer of cryptocurrencies for purchases or services.

The cen… read more



  • Safari

King Nehale Lodge boosts conservancy

HAVING secured a joint-venture agreement with King Nehale Lodge of Gondwana Collection Namibia is one of the major achievements of the King Nehale conservancy in the Oshikoto region. This is according to Esther Petrus, the conservancy's coordinator.

Petrus last week said the lodge is built within the conservancy area, and the… read more



  • Miscellaneous

Travel Agents Want Govt to Introduce Loan Relief Measures to Cushion the Sector

The Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) has urged the government to issue new guidelines to banks to offer moratoriums on loan interests by travel agents. KATA Chairman Mohammed Wanyoike said the players have experienced cash flow challenges occasioned by restrictions following the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly lockdowns th… read more


  • Flights

Etihad reportedly in talks to divest Air Seychelles share

Etihad is currently in talks with the government of Seychelles to sell its stake in the flag carrier. The Abu Dhabi-based airline currently owns a 40% stake in Air Seychelles following a purchase deal in 2012. However, as Etihad shifts its strategy away from foreign airline investments, it is looking to exit its current position.… read more


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