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  • Flights

France Corsair Corsair makes Benin its 4th destination in Africa

Until now, only Air France, the French state-owned airline, has connected France to Benin. The Beninese authorities have decided to break this monopoly in order to guarantee competitive prices and strengthen the connection between their territory and the European country.

Corsair will connect Paris (Orly) to Cotonou fr… read more


  • Cruise

AA Travenews Cape Town cruises for 2022/23 season

While 2021/22 was a disappointment for the South African cruise sector thanks to the Omicron variant, 2022/23 is looking to be much better, with 48 roundtrip itineraries scheduled.

The emergence of the Omicron variant in late 2021 forced many cruise lines to cancel their planned homeporting seasons in Cape Town, and when MSC Cruises pushed… read more


  • Flights

Cote Divoire Air Cote Divoire Air Côte d'Ivoire opens new route to SA

Air Côte d'Ivoire will be launching a new route between Johannesburg and Abidjan, in Côte d'Ivoire. The Johannesburg-Abidjan via Kinshasa route will launch on 29 June 2022.  The airline will be introducing four flights per week between Johannesburg and Abidjan. Bookings opened on 1 June 2022.

The new route also offers… read more


  • Destinations

AA Travenews Goge Africa and Walk For Love Africa launch 'Destination West Africa' project

West African countries have several tourist destinations, which are not sufficiently promoted. Goge Africa television, which specialises in promoting African tourist destinations and culture, and its partner "Walk For Love Africa" have identified these shortcomings and want to remedy them.

To promote tourism, culture and economic activi… read more


  • Flights

Nigeria Poor scheduling as bane of Nigerian airlines

Air travel in Nigeria is beset by delays caused by many factors, which include weather, breakdown of aircraft, poor airport facilities and poor scheduling.

Poor scheduling is problem of airlines, which can be averted with efficient schedule arrangement and maintenance.

In Nigeria there is also poor aircraft utilisation … read more


  • Miscellaneous

AA Travenews Africa turns to e-visas to prop up tourism, attract skilled workers

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


  • Flights

Senegal Air Senegal Air Senegal increases its services to Libreville and Douala

On 29 March 2021, Air Senegal launched its regular operations between Senegal, Benin, Cameroon and Gabon, with three weekly rotations. The Senegalese national flagship will increase this frequency in the coming days.

Air Senegal's Dakar - Cotonou - Douala - Libreville route will be increased from four to five weekly flights in th… read more


  • Cruise

Cruise Fred Olsen New Fred Olsen cruise ship Bollette to sail via Saudi and South Africa in 2023

Fred Olsen Cruise Line will sail a roundtrip grand voyage from Southampton in the UK to Africa and the Middle East in 2023.

The 93-night cruise aboard Fred Olsen’s new Bollette (the former Amsterdam of Holland America Line) will depart Southampton on November 19, 2023, with the ship becoming the first Fred Olsen vessel ever to call … read more



  • Flights

Nigeria Domestic Airlines increase fares by 100%

After a meeting in Lagos, domestic airline operators have resolved to increase airfares by 100% with effect from next week, March 1. The increment will be across board. The resolution adopted by all the domestic operators sees the least economy ticket now selling for 50,000 naira, instead of the previous 22,000 naira for an hour flight.… read more


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