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NEW SAA CHIEF EXEC MAY BE APPOINTED THIS WEEK

THE DEMOCRATIC Alliance said last week the full extent of the insolvency at South African Airways was still unknown and wants the airline placed under immediate business rescue. This followed the revelation earlier in the week that projected ...
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INDUSTRY FEARS IN-FLIGHT DEVICE BAN MAY SPREAD

AIRLINES affected by last week’s electronic device ban by the US Transportation Security Administration, which is for inbound international flights to the US from some Middle East airports, are making provisions to try and accommodate passengers. So far ...
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MINISTER URGES MORE WOMEN IN TRAVEL MANAGEMENT

DEPUTY Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa pledged support for female empowerment in the workplace to delegates at Hilton Hotels’ internal A&IO Women’s Conferencelast week in Johannesburg. The event was part of a larger campaign by Hilton Hotels to empower women ...
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MAURITIUS DEVELOPS GOLF TOURISM INCENTIVES

GOLF tourism in Mauritius is being boosted with new facilities and preferred agreements, which tie-in resort hotels with nearby golf clubs. Sun Resorts’ Sugar Beach is the latest, with a new partnership with Tamarina Golf Club that provides ...
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CONTIKI INTRODUCES NEW DESTINATIONS FOR US & CANADA

CONTIKI Holidays has launched an expanded USA & Canada programme for 2018, featuring in-depth explorer trips to Canada and new destination, Hawaii. Tours will operate from April next year. There are six travel styles and 30 trips to 36 ...
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• Major tourist sites in London had re-opened by the weekend, following last week’s attack on Westminster Bridge and outside the Houses of Parliament. SAA said there had been no changes in its security protocol after the events but that it would advise customers if the situation changed.

• Free online registration for WTM Africa, in Cape Town April 19 – 21, closes April 18. Visit www.wtmafrica.com. Entry is R912 at the door for those not registered. Doors open at 10h00 daily and close at 18h00, except on closing day, ending at 17h00.

• Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises have introduced added benefits exclusively for the South African MICE market.  Any MICE bookings made by April 30 on Royal Caribbean for any future cruise will receive free internet, a reduced beverage package of US$35 per person per day, reduced deposits and a US$50 onboard credit per cabin. Celebrity customers will get a US$100 onboard credit per stateroom for cruises of seven nights or longer booked by June 30, combinable with the cruise line’s Go Big, Better, Best.

• Beachcomber is promoting June special savings of R7,120 per couple at all Beachcomber Mauritius resorts. Book five nights at the Mauricia Beachcomber Resort & Spa from R12,760. Upgrade to all-inclusive from R520 pppn.

• Mhondoro Game Lodge in the Waterberg has a 20 percent discount for South African residents on midweek stays of two nights between May 1 and August 31. Rates are from R3,921 pps per night in a Deluxe Room, including two daily safari activities, all meals and soft drinks, local beers and select house wines.

• Airlink is adding more frequencies between Nelspruit KMOA and Vilanculos, building up to a daily service from August 7.  From this week, flights will also operate on a Monday and Friday and, from July 4, on a Monday and Saturday. A Wednesday flight will be introduced on August 7.

• Marriott International will launch its Aloft brand in Port Louis, Mauritius, in early 2019. The hotel will have 150 loft-style rooms.

• Ethiopian will have added three new destinations before the end of the month, Victoria Falls, Oslo and Antananarivo in a phased rollout which began March 26.

• LUX* Resorts is planning several new openings, in Bodrum in May, the Maldives in November, Mauritius in December and Réunion in 2018.

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