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SA to re-emerge in strong position post-Covid

Countries like South Africa, Kenya and Egypt may re-emerge in a strong position post Covid-19...

14 Oct 2021

Seychelles appoints airline administrators amidst debt row
Seychelles appoints airline administrators amidst debt row

The national airline of the Indian Ocean archipelago, Air Seychelles, established in 1978, has been battling debts of around $70m owed to bondholders and secured while the carrier was in partnership with Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways...

By Elias Biryabarema 6 Oct 2021

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What to expect when travelling to these top business destinations in Africa, Middle East

To help customers determine if they're ready to resume business travel into the continent during the pandemic, FCM gathered reports from its various country managers on what travellers can expect on the ground...

4 Oct 2021

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SAA, Kenya Airways partner with plans to create pan-African airline group

South African Airways (SAA) is signing a memorandum of cooperation with Kenya Airways with a long-term goal of creating a pan-African airline group...

29 Sep 2021

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United Airlines inks codeshare agreement with Airlink, expanding into Africa

The commercial agreement will offer one-stop connections from the US to more than 40 destinations in southern Africa...

29 Sep 2021

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FlySafair launches flight service to Mauritius this December

The new route launches on 11 December 2021, and the twice-weekly service will operate out of OR Tambo International Airport every Tuesday and Saturday...

28 Sep 2021

Nairobi hotel secures runner-up spot in global travellers award
Nairobi hotel secures runner-up spot in global travellers award

The Social House, Nairobi, has been awarded one of two runner-up spots in the 'Best Urban Hotel' category of National Geographic Travellers' annual hotel awards...

23 Sep 2021

Align your brand with cutting edge trends
Align your brand with cutting edge trends

Now in its 17th year, Bizcommunity's BizTrends is a highlight of the business calendar, a go-to source for South African, Pan-African and global business trends...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Sep 2021

Mauritius lifts travel ban for South Africa
Mauritius lifts travel ban for South Africa

South Africans can now travel to Mauritius on authorised commercial flights without first having to spend 15 days outside of the country...

13 Sep 2021

Seychelles removes SA from list of 'restricted countries'
Seychelles removes SA from list of 'restricted countries'

Visitors from South Africa will once again be able to board flights to the paradise islands of the Seychelles...

13 Sep 2021

Zanzibar Domino Commercial Tower to become Africa's second tallest tower
Zanzibar Domino Commercial Tower to become Africa's second tallest tower

Images have been revealed for the Zanzibar Domino Commercial Tower that will reportedly become the second tallest tower in Africa...

8 Sep 2021

NGOs seek to halt proposed mining activities in Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park

A coalition of NGOs is calling on Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema to halt the proposed copper mine in Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park...

6 Sep 2021

Travel and tourism can play a key role in resuscitating economies
Travel and tourism can play a key role in resuscitating economies

According to Chiravadee Khunsub, director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, reviving the global tourism industry should be top of mind for people everywhere...

6 Sep 2021

Open doors: Sub-Saharan Africa embraces restaurants again after the pandemic's clutches
Open doors: Sub-Saharan Africa embraces restaurants again after the pandemic's clutches

Globally, lockdowns limiting people's movements, coupled with a genuine fear of contracting Covid-19, have delivered a brutal blow to the hospitality industry...

Issued by Borderless Access 3 Sep 2021

#Fasa21: KFC's Akhona Qengqe on business survival and innovating for the future
#Fasa21: KFC's Akhona Qengqe on business survival and innovating for the future

KFC Africa's chief people officer Akhona Qengqe explains how the fast-food giant has been impacted by Covid-19, and how it's equipping itself for the future...

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Travel and tourism revenues to reach only $385bn in 2021
Travel and tourism revenues to reach only $385bn in 2021

The Covid-19 triggered the biggest market contraction in history, as countries across the globe imposed lockdown rules to curb the spread of the virus, leading to thousands of cancelled vacations, and closed hotels...

18 Aug 2021

Mauritius to fully reopen borders in October
Mauritius to fully reopen borders in October

Visitors who present a negative PCR test taken in the 72 hours before their departure will be able to explore the island freely from the moment they arrive...

13 Aug 2021

Blue Amber ready to take advantage of Zanzibar's new tax, residency scheme
Blue Amber ready to take advantage of Zanzibar's new tax, residency scheme

Pennyroyal's Blue Amber development in Zanzibar is one of the first real estate projects to be awarded Strategic Investment Status by Zanzibar's government...

12 Aug 2021

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Radisson Hotels offset 100% CO2 emissions globally

Since the launch of its 100% Carbon Neutral Meetings programme in 2019, the group has offset over 30,300 tonnes of CO2...

6 Aug 2021

Anneke Pienaar named City Lodge Hotel Maputo GM
Anneke Pienaar named City Lodge Hotel Maputo GM

City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) has appointed Anneke Pienaar as the general manager of City Lodge Hotel Maputo in Mozambique...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 29 Jul 2021

Survey: Passengers confident in air travel safety, continue to support mask-wearing
Survey: Passengers confident in air travel safety, continue to support mask-wearing

The International Air Transport Association's latest passenger survey has found that most travellers are confident about the safety of air travel and support mask-wearing in the near term. However, a majority have been found to be frustrated with the...

22 Jul 2021

Space tourism: Rockets emit 100 times more CO2 per passenger than flights - imagine a whole industry
Space tourism: Rockets emit 100 times more CO2 per passenger than flights - imagine a whole industry

The commercial race to get tourists to space is heating up between Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson and former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos...

By Eloise Marais 20 Jul 2021

August #WomensMonth made possible by the Intercare Group
August #WomensMonth made possible by the Intercare Group

Inviting your nominations of inspiring women to be featured in our exclusive August Women's Month interview series...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Jul 2021

Africa needs fairness, vaccines to revive its tourism sector - Kenya tourism minister
Africa needs fairness, vaccines to revive its tourism sector - Kenya tourism minister

African countries need to get equal access to Covid-19 vaccines so they can start rebuilding their devastated tourism industries...

By Duncan Miriri 19 Jul 2021

Mauritius welcomes back international travellers
Mauritius welcomes back international travellers

Mauritius has opened its borders to international travellers, both vaccinated and non-vaccinated, from today, 15 July 2021...

15 Jul 2021

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Global study investigates the state and impact of trust in travel, travel retailing

The travel industry can boost recovery by addressing four trust gaps in areas including price transparency and Covid-19 health and safety...

25 Jun 2021

Seychelles looking to diversity economy beyond tourism post-Covid
Seychelles looking to diversity economy beyond tourism post-Covid

Seychelles said on Wednesday it is looking to diversify its economy beyond its mainstay of tourism into areas such as fisheries after visitor numbers were battered by restrictions to arrest the spread of Covid-19...

By Omar Mohammed 24 Jun 2021

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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

WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards launches regional Africa awards
WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards launches regional Africa awards

"We are looking forward to seeing African tourism products and experience claim their well-deserved spot on the global responsible tourism stage and the role we can play in highlighting the ways in which our continent is building back better for the...

7 Jun 2021

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



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