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    Airlink expands intra-Africa network, launches new Johannesburg-Entebbe service

    Flights on the route will operate four times a week, connecting with Airlink's domestic and regional network to and from various Southern African destinations...

    9 Jun 2021

    AAVEA to boost global, local attractions industry with second virtual conference

    This year's virtual conference will feature a theme focused on Unfolding future: Insights that will inform our approaches for tomorrow...

    7 Jun 2021

    Air Seychelles to reduce scheduled flights to South Africa

    Following guidelines received from the Seychelles Ministry of Health and as per the Seychelles Travel Advisory issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism on 1 June 2021, the reintroduction of restrictions has been imposed on travelling between South Africa and the Seychelles...

    3 Jun 2021

    Air travel and Covid-19: Long term view for post-Covid passenger travel demand

    The International Air Transport Association and Tourism Economics have released a long-term view for post-Covid-19 passenger demand recovery which demonstrates that people remain eager to travel in the short and long-term...

    28 May 2021

    Increased air travel digitalisation needed for sector restart, IATA

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned of potential airport chaos unless governments move quickly to adopt digital processes to manage travel health credentials (Covid-19 testing and vaccine certificates) and other Covid-19 measures...

    27 May 2021

    Emirates voted 'Best Airline Worldwide' for the 8th consecutive year

    Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2021 has voted Emirates the 'Best Airline Worldwide' for the eighth consecutive year. The airline also took home accolades for 'Airline with the Best First Class', and 'Airline with Best Economy Class'...

    27 May 2021

    WTTC launches initiative to support women in travel and tourism

    Leaders from the private and public sectors and academia join forces at Global Summit to promote diversity and inclusivity to boost women's equality...

    11 May 2021

    RIP to former Spur chief Pierre Van Tonder

    Pierre Van Tonder, Spur Corporation's former CEO, died in a Cape Town hospital at the age of 62 on Sunday evening...

    10 May 2021

    Kenya starts its first national wildlife census

    Kenya began its first national wildlife census on Friday, 7 May, aiming to aid conservation and identify threats to its vast but threatened wildlife populations...

    By Ayenat Mersie 10 May 2021

    IATA welcomes G20 Push to restart tourism

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the agreement by the G20 Tourism Ministers to support the safe restoration of mobility by following the G20 Rome Guidelines for the Future of Tourism...

    7 May 2021

    Dubai to host first in-person global travel, tourism event since the onset of Covid

    "The theme of this year's show is A new dawn for travel and tourism and the spotlight will be focused on the very latest Covid news from around the world - vaccine rollouts, the current state of the industry and more importantly, what the future holds."

    6 May 2021

    Short-haul flight ban is a good start - now we need to reimagine the modern airport

    Banning short-haul flights should be just the first step on the path to greener transport systems...

    By Enrica Papa and Luis Delgado 3 May 2021

    Oceania Cruises to restart operations in August

    Oceania Cruises has announced that it will resume cruise operations with the 1,250-guest Marina in August, beginning with sailings to Scandinavia and Western Europe...

    29 Apr 2021

    Global tourism will only recover if countries work together

    The global travel industry will only return to a new norm when the whole world is ready to travel under a unified system...

    26 Apr 2021

    The airline industry hasn't collapsed, but that's the only good news for overseas travel

    We thought things would be so much better for international air travel by now, though things could be worse for the airlines themselves...

    By Volodymyr Bilotkach 16 Apr 2021

    Post-pandemic travel: The trends we'll see when the world opens up again

    After lockdowns and bans on flying, tourists will have high expectations and demands.

    By Katerina Antoniou 13 Apr 2021

    Island resorts leading recovery in global leisure travel, says ATM

    Many island economies are dependent on tourism and nowhere is this more apparent than in the Indian Ocean islands of the Maldives and the Seychelles...

    1 Apr 2021

    Quarantine hotels: A history of controversy and occasional comfort

    Exploring the history of quarantine hotels reveals ambivalences and inequities that continue to fuel debates over their effectiveness in the era of Covid-19...

    By Kevin James 17 May 2021

    Should we vaccinate all returned travellers in hotel quarantine? It's no magic fix but it could reduce risks

    You only have to prevent one case, which could have otherwise led to community spread and lockdown, for such a scheme to pay for itself many times over...

    13 May 2021

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