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Travel experts reveal what to know when canceling a flight

Travel experts at Next Vacay reveal that searches for ‘cancelable flights’, ‘book refundable flight tickets’ and ‘free cancelation flight booking’ have increased by 400%.

The first thing to know is that the US Department of Transportation mandates that regardless of airline, all customers have 24 hours from the time of their original booki… read more

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28% of corporates switch TMCs during pandemic

A new study of 313 European business travel managers by Business Travel Show Europe (30 September – 1 October) has revealed that over one -quarter (28%) of buyers have switched travel management companies (TMCs) over the last 12 months. A further 36% plan to move their business by summer 2022.

When asked why the… read more

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Traffic at Munich Airport increased significantly in summer months

Passenger numbers at the airport have been rising steadily for months Promise of strong growth as US opens its borders to foreign visitors Jost Lammers: We are bringing momentum back to Munich as a premium hub

Traffic at Munich Airport has risen steadily since the beginning of the summer months. While only 570,000 passengers were registere… read more

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US welcomes South Africans

The Biden Administration has taken the decision to allow vaccinated travellers into the US from early November, including traffic originating in South Africa. These passengers will require only proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test result prior to travel and, of course, the correct visa.

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Pakistan’s PIA to restart commercial flights to Kabul

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will resume flights from Islamabad to Kabul next week, a spokesman told AFP Saturday, becoming the first foreign commercial service since the Taliban seized power last month.

Kabul airport was severely damaged during a chaotic evacuation of over 120,000 people that ended with the withdrawal of US force… read more

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Qatar Airways to enter Kazakhstan market

The Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan has confirmed that Qatar Airways plans to begin flying to the country in October. According to the government body, the carrier will launch a Doha (read more

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British Airways has launched BA Better World, its new sustainability programme

British Airways has launched BA Better World, its new sustainability programme. The airline said this marked a further commitment to put sustainability at the heart of its business, from reducing emissions and waste and positively contributing to the communities it serves, to creating a great place for people to work in order to bu… read more

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WTTC responds to the latest recommendations from the EU

Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO said: “Protecting public health must remain the priority and WTTC strongly supports safety protocols to stop the spread of COVID-19. However, the EU’s recommendation to reimpose restrictions on U.S. travellers is a step backwards and will only slow down the recovery of the sector.

“With high v… read more

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5 countries that offer long-stay visas for South Africans and how to apply

Working from home has become a norm for most people to stay safe during the pandemic. It has also afforded some the opportunity to work in some beautiful destinations.

Sue Garrett, the general manager of supply, pricing and marketing at the Flight Centre Travel Group, said that South Africans have plenty of travel options.
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IATA backs European Digital Covid Certificate as global standard

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) commended the European Commission for its leadership and speed in delivering the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) and urged states to make it their global standard for digital vaccine certificates.

“The DCC was delivered in record time to help facilitate the reopening of EU… read more

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