Government approves KLM rapid Antigen testing requirements

The Dutch government after consultations with the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment has approved the KLM's rapid antigen testing requirements for countries that are not on the government's list of safe countries. KLM has also banned flights from the United Kingdom, South...

27 Jan 2021

Seychelles begins its national Covid-19 immunisation campaign

Seychelles has begun its national Covid-19 vaccine immunisation campaign. As one of the first countries in Africa to start a Covid-19 national vaccination programme, Seychelles aims to vaccinate 70% of the over 18 years of age population in order to achieve herd immunity. Leading by example, ...

13 Jan 2021

Mauritius begins countrywide Covid-19 vaccination campaign

Mauritius is launching a countrywide Covid-19 vaccination campaign aimed at achieving herd immunity for its population. The country will, however, continue to maintain Covid-19 safety precautions for its population and visitors. Mauritius is currently partially welcoming tourists and prompts...

13 Jan 2021

Emirates wins big at the World Travel Awards 2020

Emirates has been honoured as the world's leading airline in three categories at the World Travel Awards 2020: World's Leading Economy Class, Airline Rewards Programme and Airline Lounge - Business Class. The World Travel Awards honour organisations within the travel, tourism and hospitality...

1 Dec 2020

Zulu Rock Lodge opens on KZN's Babanango Game Reserve

The brand-new Zulu Rock Lodge on KwaZulu-Natal's Babanango Game Reserve was officially opened yesterday. The lodge, developed by African Habitat Conservancy (AHC), is located at KwaZulu-Natal's rural Zulu heartland, about 50km from the town of Vryheid. The lodge has created more than 100 jobs...

20 Nov 2020

Emirates leads safe travel ranking

The Safe Travel Barometer has rated Emirates as the safest airline in the world in its response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The airline has topped the ranks with a 'Safe Travel Score' of 4.4 out of 5.0 among 230+ airlines evaluated across the globe. The score is based on an independent audit of 26...

18 Nov 2020

Bon Hotel Bloemfontein wins 2020 Travelers' Choice Award for hotels

Bon Hotel Bloemfontein Central is the winner of the 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Award for hotels in South Africa. The award is based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews (prior to any changes caused by Covid-19). Winners of a Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Award are known for consistently...

24 Aug 2020

Go2Africa named one of the best safari outfitters

Go2Africa has been named as one of the best safari outfitters in the world by Travel + Leisure. The tour operator was named in the eighth spot on the publication's 2020 World's Best Awards list of Top Safari Outfitters.

21 Jul 2020

Comair business rescue practitioners' seek business rescue extension

A non-binding expression of interest for cash funding is the result of discussions held between Comair's business rescue practitioners and potential funders. The business rescue practitioners confirmed on 2 June they were in discussions with funders to recapitalise the airline in order to resume...

23 Jun 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line announces suspension extension

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has extended its previously announced suspension of global cruise voyages to include voyages embarking between 1 August and 30 September 2020 for its three cruise brands. The company is also cancelling selected voyages scheduled for October 2020, including Canada and...

18 Jun 2020

Level 4 lockdown: National parks remain closed

South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced in a statement that all national parks will remain closed during level 4 of the national lockdown. Members of the public will be prohibited from accessing the national parks, despite Regulation 24 of the Disaster Management Act allowing for...

4 May 2020

SAA, Airlink working on ticket revalidation solution

Airlink is working with the South African Airways (SAA) to find a solution that would allow for a smooth revalidation and re-accommodation of tickets and vouchers issued by SAA for travel on future Airlink flights when the Covid-19 travel restrictions have been lifted. In January this year, the...

3 Apr 2020

Zimbali Resort changes hotel chain code

The Fairmont Zimbali Resort has changed its hotel chain code to RH, effective immediately. The resort said in a statement that stakeholders can now use the new code to search and book Fairmont Zimbali Resort on all GDS systems. The GDS systems pass information and rates for hotels to travel...

19 Mar 2020

Lufthansa Group introduces new rebooking options

Airlines Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Air Dolomiti, which are part of the Lufthansa Group, are introducing more flexible rebooking options. With immediate effect and until 31 March 2020, the airlines will waive rebooking fees for all newly booked flights worldwide...

11 Mar 2020

SAWi releases the Grand Wines Collection

The South African Wine Index (SAWi) has released the Grand Wines Collection (GWC) - a wine selection that puts South Africa's consistently top-scoring wines in the spotlight and represents wines that were never identified as a group before. This milestone was achieved through the application of...

2 Mar 2020

Emirates wins five at the Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky 2019 Awards

Emirates has picked up five awards for its wine programme at the Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky 2019 Awards. The airline won two Gold awards, two Silver awards and one Bronze award. The awards include: Gold: Business Class Fortified - Dow's Colheita Port, 1992, Douro Valley,...

25 Feb 2020

Green Safaris, Tongabezi partner to launch Zambian circuit

Hospitality and tourism group, Green Safaris, has announced a partnership with Tongabezi, a move to expand its services to the Victoria Falls. Tongabezi will be a new addition to group's lodges which include the Ila Safari Lodge in Zambia and Kaya Mawa in Malawi. The group is also set to open two...

20 Feb 2020

African Inspiration set to launch new safari camp

African Inspiration is set to launch the Simbavati Trails Camp on Sunday, 1 March 2020. The privately located camp borders an untouched section of wilderness in the Kruger National Park. Simbavati caters for over 16s and can host up to eight guests in its safari tents. "Simbavati Trails Camp will...

18 Feb 2020

Lucid Ventures to open new hotel in Cape Town

Lucid Ventures is set to open its new Home* Suite Hotels in Sea Point, Cape Town later this year. Currently under construction, the 21-roomed boutique hotel will be the group's second hotel and is set to open in August 2020. The hotel will cater to corporate and leisure visitors and will include an...

11 Feb 2020

Air Mauritius suspends all Hong Kong flights

Air Mauritius has suspended all its direct flights to and from Hong Kong indefinitely amid growing coronavirus concerns and travel restrictions currently in place in Mauritius. The airline says eligible passengers travelling to and from Hong Kong will be rerouted via its hubs in Singapore and Kuala...

6 Feb 2020

Singita Lebombo Lodge listed in top 5 most spectacular hotels in the world

Matador Network's 25 most spectacular hotels in the world: 2020 has included Singita Lebombo Lodge in its top five list. The lodge, designed by C├ęcile and Boyd in collaboration with GAPP Architects, reflects a modern, contemporary style that celebrates the property's surrounding wildlife....

4 Feb 2020

Amadeus joins Barig's forum for communication

Travel technology company Amadeus has become a business partner of the Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (Barig). Amadeus enters Barig's forum for communication through the agreement, joining more than 100 national and international member airlines. {{Image}} Barig secretary general...

27 Jan 2020

Travelcheck launches 'Experiences' booking feature

South African online travel booking website Travelcheck has launched a new booking feature called 'Experiences'. The new feature allows travellers to book local and overseas experiences with activities to fit a range of interests and budgets - from La Liga football matches in Spain and walking tours...

21 Jan 2020

GuestRevu picks up a pair of Hotel Tech Awards

GuestRevu picked up a pair of awards at the 2020 Hotel Tech Awards. The guest feedback and reputation management system was named the Best Reputation Management Software and Best Guest Surveys Provider for 2020. The content of the reviews along with factors such as global presence, customer...

9 Jan 2020

Emperors Palace comes out tops in Best of Ekurhuleni awards

Peermont's flagship resort, Emperors Palace, has been recognised as the premium hospitality and gaming destination at the Reader's Choice Best of Ekurhuleni Awards. Held on 24 October 2019 in the perfectly manicured gardens at the 5-star Peermont D'oreale Grande hotel, the Palace of Dreams clinched...

29 Oct 2019

The President, Cape Town is now a Preferred Hotels & Resorts member

Independent hotel brand Preferred Hotels & Resorts has accepted the membership of The President, Cape Town. The hotel brand represents more than 750 distinctive hotels, resorts, residences and unique hotel groups across 85 countries. As a result of its inclusion, all guests of The President are...

16 Jul 2019

VFS Global reaches 200-million mark

VFS Global has processed its 200-millionth application. VFS Global is a visa outsourcing and technology partner for several governments and diplomatic missions worldwide. In 2018 alone, VFS Global processed 26.7 million applications globally - the most number of visa applications processed in...

9 Jul 2019

Stroop wins Genesis Award in the US

The South African rhino poaching documentary Stroop recently received the Genesis Award for Outstanding Brigitte Bardot International Documentary Feature Film in the United States. The Genesis Awards recognise excellent work in media with a special focus on outstanding reporting of animal protection...

9 Jul 2019

Chef Alexander Herrmann creates dragon feet and more for Lufthansa's kid's menu

Chef Alexander Herrmann has created a special kid's menu for German airline Lufthansa. The meals - which includes rice pudding mouse, dragon feet and hen house - are available on long-haul flights as well as long European flights from Germany. The dragon feet are poultry sausages served with...

5 Jul 2019

Air Tanzania is back in South Africa

To mark the return of Air Tanzania's operation in South Africa, an exclusive event was held at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. The event was attended by local media, members of the Tanzanian diaspora and the Ambassador of Tanzania to South Africa. The airline's first flight...

5 Jul 2019

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