FCM retains Africa's Leading Travel Management Company title

FCM Travel Solutions has retained its title as Africa's Leading Travel Management Company for the fourth year in a row at the 2018 World Travel Awards. The winners of the 2018 instalment of the awards were recently held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban. The...

8 Oct 2018

Travelstart wins PriceCheck Tech and E-commerce Award

The 2018 PriceCheck Tech and E-Commerce Awards recognised Travelstart for its mobile shopping experience. The awards acknowledge South African people and businesses in e-commerce and technology. The winners are selected through a public voting stage and a panel of judges. See the full list of...

4 Sep 2018

SANParks opens parks for free

South African National Parks (SANParks) for the thirteenth year is once again opening up its parks during South African National Parks Week with free, open access to all South Africans. The 2018 Annual SA National Parks Week is scheduled for 10 to 14 September 2018.

29 Aug 2018

Princess Cruises to add another royal-class ship in 2020

Princess Cruises is set to introduce the Enchanted Princess royal-class ship to its fleet in 2020. The ship will take sail on 15 June 2020 and will make a series of European voyages. Bookings for her maiden season, Summer 2020, will open on 8 November 2018. The construction of the of the...

23 Aug 2018

Luxury Gold adds five more guided journeys to its offering

Luxury Gold has introduced five new luxury guided journeys with the launch of its new 2019 worldwide magazine. The Travel Corporation (TTC)'s chairperson Stanley Tollman curated these new travel experiences. Luxury Gold's total of 55 guided journeys includes trips to Europe, Britain, Asia,...

20 Aug 2018

VFS Global, Ukraine extend presence in Africa

VFS Global has extended its presence to 10 African countries in an effort to strengthen its partnership with the government of Ukraine. The Ukraine Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) recently extended its global contract with VFS Global in 26 more countries including Algeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda,...

15 Aug 2018

Contiki now offers trips to Eastern, Southern Africa

Travel corporation Contiki has introduced trips to Eastern and Southern Africa to its offerings on the continent. Even though, Contiki had offers in Africa, Morocco and Egypt in Northern Africa, passenger surveys, social media, and third-party research indicated that travellers were interested in...

3 Aug 2018

Norwegian Cruise Lines is visiting SA shores for the first time

Norwegian Cruise Lines will be visiting the shores of South Africa for the first time ever in 2020. The decision to visit comes after the cruise line has reported double-digit growth in cruising demand out of the South African market. The cruise line confirmed that its Norwegian Spirit would...

24 Jul 2018

Cape Town, Western Cape bags best stand award

Cape Town and the Western Cape were (plural) awarded for having the best stand at Africa's Travel Indaba 2018 in Durban. The stand was designed and manufactured using green principles, 50% of the booth is re-palpable and constructed using recycled paper waste material. The steel used for the...

11 May 2018

Jumia Travel instigates the second edition of African Travel Awards

Jumia Travel will hold the second edition of the African Travel Awards. The event will take place simultaneously in Ghana, Algeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Senegal and Tanzania on 28 January 2018. The event aims at promoting Ghana's tourism sector and helping the call for...

17 Jan 2018

Giltedge Africa receives 2018 Best Awards nomination

Giltedge Africa has been nominated by Travel + Leisure for the 2018 Best Awards. Travel + Leisure allows its readers every year to vote for their favourite travel providers. The readers are able to pick from 190 tour operators in Africa. The results will be revealed online at...

9 Jan 2018

Denel affirms cash dilemma

Denel has confirmed its cash crisis and acknowledged that it was defaulting on supplier payments and 13th cheques to its employees. Denel CEO Zwalekhe Ntshepe has stated in a meeting with organised labour that the company is involved with stakeholders and the government to avoid a situation of...

14 Dec 2017

Boeing, Turkish Airlines celebrate its first 777 Freighter

Boeing and Turkish Airlines recently celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 777 Freighter; the world's longest-range twin-engine freighter. The 777 Freighter is based on the 777-200 LR (Longer Range) passenger aeroplane and can fly 9,070km with a full payload of 102,000kg. The...

11 Dec 2017

Ethiopian Airlines launches mobile app

Ethiopian Airlines has unveiled a new mobile app that consists of simplified flight booking and management for its customers. Users of the app will be able to book flights, do flight check-ins, issue boarding pass/self-board flights, check the status of flights, get arrival/departure times of ET...

7 Dec 2017

Lufthansa lands its first five Starhansa flight

Lufthansa has landed its first five Starhansa flight in Johannesburg, South Africa on 5 December 2017. The five Starhansa model derives from the airline receiving a five-star certification from Skytrax. The accomplishment makes it the first European airline to receive the certification.

7 Dec 2017

Travelstart founder issues Black Friday statement

The founder of Travelstart has issued a statement about unethical travel agents it struggled with on Black Friday. According to the statement, the unethical travel agents bought travel deals, marked up the prices and onsold them to unsuspecting consumers. The founder stated that the occurrence...

1 Dec 2017

Ethiopian Airlines to tie-up Buenos Aires with Africa

Ethiopian Airlines is to start five weekly flights to Buenos Aires, Argentina, effective March 8, 2018. The newly developed flights is the sixth gateway to the America's for the airline. Ethiopian Airlines also has service to Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and São Paulo.

9 Nov 2017

Abu Dhabi Terminal introduces airport check-in

Operator and manager of Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, Abu Dhabi Ports, has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi Airports to introduce airport check-in desks at the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal. Abu Dhabi Airports and the selected airline operators will introduce on-ground services and check-in...

9 Nov 2017

Table Mountain Cableway's half price sunsets

Table Mountain Cableway has reintroduced its half-price Sunset Special for locals, effective 1 November 2017. The special ends on Wednesday 28 February 2018 and will exclude the peak-season, which is from 18 December 2017 to 3 January 2018. The Sunset Special ticket is valid from 6pm daily....

1 Nov 2017

Fastjet unveils new fare structure

Fastjet has implemented a new fare structure that enables its customers to select between two fare products. The first option fare product is a basic flight for travel to a destination which includes 7kg hand luggage but excludes all checked baggage, which will be charged for. The second fare...

27 Oct 2017

STA Travel named Best Youth Travel Agent

STA Travel was awarded Best Youth Travel Agent in the world award at the Global Youth Travel Awards. The win makes it the third time STA Travel has received the award. The awards is held annually at the World Youth and Student Travel Conference and it recognises outstanding performers in the...

26 Oct 2017

Fastjet wins at World Travel Awards

Fastjet has been named the Leading African Low-Cost Airline at the recent World Travel Awards (WTA). The achievement makes it the second accolade for the company at the WTA.

12 Oct 2017

FlightSite named Leading Online Travel Agency at WTA

FlightSite received the African and South African Leading Online Travel Agency award at the World Travel Awards in Kigali, Rwanda. The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 and is aimed at acknowledging, rewarding, and celebrating excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism...

12 Oct 2017

Turkish Airlines extends stopover service

Turkish Airlines has extended its stopover services to include passengers from South Africa who are connecting in Istanbul to a wide range of selected destinations. Passengers who have more than 20 hours of connection time in Istanbul may receive complimentary accommodation and an opportunity to...

5 Oct 2017

World Travel Awards announces hosts for gala

The World Travel Awards has named George Ndirangu and Makeda Mahadeo as the masters of ceremonies for the upcoming Africa Gala Ceremony 2017. The show will take place in Rwanda at The Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre on 10 October 2017.

4 Oct 2017

BA, kulula.com win at Traveller Africa Awards

British Airways (operated by Comair) has been named Best African Regional Short-Haul Airline and kulula.com has been named Best African Low-Cost Airline at the sixth annual Business Traveller Africa Awards. The awards were held in Sandon on 1 September 2017....

5 Sep 2017

Avis Rent a Car wins best car rental company award

Avis Rent a Car has been awarded the Best Car Rental Company Award at the 2017 Business Traveller Africa Conference and Awards, 1 September 2017. The awards ceremony acknowledges local travel trade and rewards excellence in the South African business travel industry. Avis has won the awards...

5 Sep 2017

Wired Communications to manage Cunard's PR, media relations in SA

Cunard has appointed Wired Communications to manage its PR and media relations in South Africa. Wired had managed the two projects for White Star Cruise & Travel, the GSA for Cunard in the country. Wired managed two onboard media tours when the remastered Queen Mary 2 visited Cape Town in January...

28 Jul 2017

Sanlam Top Destination Awards adds new award

The Sanlam Top Destination Awards has added The Sabre Top Destination Technology Award in dedication to the technology in the hospitality industry. The award has been designed with the collaboration of Sabre Hospitality Solutions. The purpose of this new award is to uplift the hospitality...

18 Jul 2017

Flight Centre goes platinum at 2017 Deloitte Best Company Survey

The Flight Centre Travel Group was awarded the platinum seal in the 2017 Deloitte Best Company Survey. The survey is aimed at determining employees' engagement with the organisation and also measures the attractiveness to both existing and potential employees; Flight Centre has been participating in...

13 Jul 2017

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