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THAILAND TO EMBARK ON MAJOR TOURISM CONFIDENCE DRIVE

THE TOURISM Authority of Thailand is taking several steps to restore the destination’s positive image and stimulate future travel bookings, in the wake of recent bombings in the Hua Hin, Surat Thani, Trang, Phang Nga and Phuket provinces. A ...
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YEAR-END FORECASTS IMPROVE AS RAND STRENGTHENS

NEW long-haul flights and additional capacity on some of South Africa’s best-selling long-haul and regional routes are providing operators with more packaging opportunities for the peak holiday season. However, intermediaries say value-adds and early bookings savings are still ...
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AIRLINK SCHEDULES EXTRA BULAWAYO, MTHATHA FLIGHTS

AIRLINK will operate a second Bulawayo flight and third frequency per week between Johannesburg and Mthatha from next month. The extra flights will operate Monday to Friday on both routes. An additional afternoon flight will be added between Johannesburg and ...
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CLUB TRAVEL CROWNS EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

CLUB Travel ticketing consultants, Waseema Raven and Jolene Hendricks, have both won the company’s Exceptional Employee of the Year award, for outstanding performances during the last 12 months. Club Travel Managing Director, Wally Gaynor, presented the awards last week. ...
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ROVOS RAIL LAUNCHES RENOVATED SHONGOLOLO EXPRESS

THE SHONGOLOLO Express has re-entered service after a soft upgrade by new owners, Rovos Rail. Rovos purchased the train in January. Gauteng-based tour operators and travel agents were given an overview of renovations and invited to tour the train ...
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TRAVEL COUNSELLORS TO OPEN FIRST REGIONAL OFFICES

TRAVEL Counsellors is expanding into Namibia and Botswana, with a roadshow planned for Johannesburg, Windhoek, Swakopmund and Gaborone in September, to introduce the model to potential new recruits. The company has more than 140 members in South Africa and ...
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The latest Aviareps Airline Mini Fair will take place September 19 at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, with a morning session from 09h00 – 12h00 and an afternoon session from 13h00. To register: rsvpsa@aviareps.com.

• Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is extending the validity of all Silver and Gold tickets purchased between August and December to a seasonal pass, allowing for unlimited repeat entries until December 22. Adult Silver tickets are from AED360 and AED305 for juniors (below 1.3m tall). Gold category tickets are from AED525 per adult and AED445 for juniors.

• Kulula holidays has seven nights at the Solana Beach resort in Mauritius from R13,185, including flights ex-JNB, breakfast and dinner daily, taxes and transfers. Valid October 8 – November 30 for Saturday departures only.

• Cemair will launch flights between Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth on October 4. Launch fares are from R1,599.

The annual Sports and Events Tourism Exchange Conference will take place October 25 – 27 at the Protea Hotel Fire&Ice! Menlyn. The programme will cover event sponsorship trends, the impact of technology on the events industry and golf tourism trends.

• Trafalgar has 10 percent savings on 2016 rates for European tours departing in 2017, valid for booking until September 30. A R3,000 deposit is required, with final payment due January 27, 2017.

• The Holiday Factory has seven nights all-inclusive at the Melia Zanzibar resort, including flights with Mango, return transfers and taxes, from R21,515. Valid November 1 – December 22.

• Cruises International has two-for-one fares for upcoming Royal Caribbean Dubai sailings, valid for booking until August 31. Sail December 21 from R21,106 for two people (includes compulsory charges).

• Briarley Bekker has been appointed Sales Manager for Thanda Safari private game reserve and Thanda Island, with Sharon da Silva to serve as Travel Desk Coordinator, supporting the sales and marketing team.

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