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Emirates commits to reducing single-use plastic
Emirates commits to reducing single-use plastic

All plastic straws, plastic swizzle sticks and stirrers will be replaced with eco-friendly alternatives by the end of the year...

1 Jul 2019

Ethiopian Airlines adds Addis Ababa-Marseille route
Ethiopian Airlines adds Addis Ababa-Marseille route

In this perspective of strengthening relations between France and Ethiopia, Ethiopian Airlines will propose three weekly flights between Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Marseille, France from 2 July 2019...

12 Jun 2019

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The future of travel: How technology is reducing airport baggage loss

As people look to travel more and visit destinations further from home, airports and airlines alike must act swiftly to lessen the risk of baggage loss, ultimately enhancing their customers' overall experience...

By Dean Porter 10 Jun 2019

World Travel Awards Africa, Indian Ocean 2019 winners revealed
World Travel Awards Africa, Indian Ocean 2019 winners revealed

The Africa and Indian Ocean winners have been announced for the 2019 World Travel Awards...

3 Jun 2019

African airlines see 2.1% rise in demand for passenger travel
African airlines see 2.1% rise in demand for passenger travel

The International Air Transport Association has announced its global passenger traffic results for March 2019 showing that demand rose by 3.1%, compared to the same month a year ago...

9 May 2019

TPConnects launches IATA NDC-based SaaS software for global travel agents
TPConnects launches IATA NDC-based SaaS software for global travel agents

TPConnects SaaS-based solution addresses the current problem of 99% of the travel agents lacking their own digital assets...

2 May 2019

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Qatar Airways strengthens ties with Amadeus to maximise revenue, improve customer experience

Last summer, the aviation industry set a new record, with over 200,000 aircraft taking to the skies every day. In a competitive marketplace, airlines are looking for the right technology that enables them to deliver memorable experiences for their customers...

26 Apr 2019

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#ATMDubai: IATA forecasts Africa will increase its aviation potential by 2040

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) projects that the African continent will become one of the fastest growing aviation regions within the next 20 years, with an average annual expansion rate of almost 5%...

24 Apr 2019

OR Tambo no longer accepts irregular shaped bags
OR Tambo no longer accepts irregular shaped bags

New rules for checking in bags of irregular shape and size will be applied at OR Tambo International Airport. The rules are aimed at preventing blockages and breakdowns in the baggage handling system...

25 Mar 2019

Ethiopian Airlines plane had "flight control problems," says airline CEO
Ethiopian Airlines plane had "flight control problems," says airline CEO

The pilots of the doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight told air traffic control they were having "flight control problems" before the crash, airline CEO Tewolde GebreMariam told CNN's Richard Quest.

13 Mar 2019

The African aviation industry is still growing
The African aviation industry is still growing

The overall state of air travel and aircraft finance on the continent remain positive, with many carriers managing to weather the political and economic storms of the past few years...

By James Geldenhuys 4 Mar 2019

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OR Tambo is African Airport of the Year for the 4th time

OR Tambo International Airport was named African Airport of the Year for the fourth time at the Air Cargo Africa conference and exhibition...

22 Feb 2019

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Africa's Travel Indaba to be rescheduled

SA Tourism has announced that the 2019 Africa's Travel Indaba will be rescheduled, after the president confirmed 8 May as the date of the country's general election...

8 Feb 2019

10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programme
10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programme

Airbus and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit have announced the top 10 African tech startups that will take part in the latest Airbus Bizlab #Africa4Future accelerator programme...

21 Jan 2019

Self-service ekiosks deliver safer, speedier experience for passengers at Uganda's Entebbe Airport
Self-service ekiosks deliver safer, speedier experience for passengers at Uganda's Entebbe Airport

Gemalto, in partnership with SCINTL, has been awarded the contract for the supply of a Border Management System including airport self-service e-kiosks at Entebbe Airport, Uganda...

15 Jan 2019

London Gatwick Airport sold for £2.9bn
London Gatwick Airport sold for £2.9bn

London Gatwick Airport has been sold to France's Vinci. Under the terms of the deal, a consortium led by US investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners will sell a 50.01% stake to Vinci Airports...

By Juergen Thomas Steinmetz 31 Dec 2018

Air Tanzania first African-based operator to take delivery of the Airbus A220
Air Tanzania first African-based operator to take delivery of the Airbus A220

Air Tanzania becomes the fifth airline globally with an A220 family aircraft...

21 Dec 2018

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Africa receives 5% of international arrivals

Africa's travel and tourism industry continues to record impressive growth over the years. In 2017, the continent hit a 63 million high in international tourist arrivals as compared to 58 million in 2016...

By Josephine Wawira 20 Dec 2018

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IATA records healthy growth of 6.3% for global passenger demand

"October's healthy performance is reassuring after the slower demand growth in September-some of which was attributable to weather-related disruptions. However, the bigger picture is that traffic growth has moderated compared to earlier in the year."

7 Dec 2018

Air travel is expensive in Africa but what can be done to make it affordable?
Air travel is expensive in Africa but what can be done to make it affordable?

At the moment, Africa's aviation industry supports 6.8 million jobs and $72.5bn in economic activity, however, this has had little or no impact on the rates of these airlines...

By Adeniyi Ogunfowoke 29 Nov 2018

Governments urged to unlock Africa's aviation's benefits
Governments urged to unlock Africa's aviation's benefits

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments in Africa to maximise the positive social and economic power of aviation...

27 Nov 2018

Travel megatrends transforming Africa
Travel megatrends transforming Africa

Travel is an ever-shifting industry; how visitors adapt in their preferences is a challenge for any tourism and hospitality professional to identify and meet their requirements in order to stay relevant...

8 Nov 2018

Emirates wins Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year
Emirates wins Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year

Emirates has won the Aviation 100 Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year, awarded by Airline Economics magazine...

8 Oct 2018

IATA releases global air transport statistics for 2017
IATA releases global air transport statistics for 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its industry performance statistics for 2017, which reflects annual air passenger numbers exceeding four billion for the first time globally...

7 Sep 2018

IATA records positive growth on July passenger demand
IATA records positive growth on July passenger demand

The International Air Transport Association has announced its global passenger demand for July, with all regions reporting positive growth...

31 Aug 2018

And the World's Best Airlines of 2018 are...
And the World's Best Airlines of 2018 are...

Singapore Airlines has been named 2018's World's Best Airline in Skytrax's World Airline Awards. Not only that, but it also snatched the top spot as the World's Best First Class, Best Airline in Asia, and Best First Class Airline Seat...

19 Jul 2018

#WTMA18: Bringing Africa to New York and New York to Africa
#WTMA18: Bringing Africa to New York and New York to Africa

NYC & Company became a major blip on our radar when it locked in the first ever city-to-city partnership with Cape Town to boost tourism between the two iconic cities. We caught up with Makiko Matsuda Healy, MD of tourism market development, to find out what New York tourism is all about...

By Cari Coetzee 15 Jun 2018

It is time to change the way you think about business travel
It is time to change the way you think about business travel

Whether you're new to business travel or a veteran corporate jet-setter, here are Flight Centre Business Travel's top tips to making business travel a healthy part of your lifestyle...

12 Jun 2018

Risk managers recognising importance of crisis communications
Risk managers recognising importance of crisis communications

Crisis communications, reputation and brand value retention are increasingly recognised by risk managers, lawyers and insurers as crucial to an airline, airport, hotel or other travel and tourism organisation's recovery and ability to continue doing business during and after a crisis event...

By Linden Birns 7 Jun 2018

Ethiopia begins issuing online visas for tourists
Ethiopia begins issuing online visas for tourists

The eVisa for Ethiopia now authorises tourists from across the world to apply for a tourist eVisa online. Once issued, the Ethiopian eVisa is valid for 30 or 90 days depending on the applicant's selection...

4 Jun 2018

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