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BUSINESS RESUMES AFTER GARDEN ROUTE FIRES

KNYSNA Tourism has appealed to the travel industry to spread the message the town and surrounding areas, including Sedgefield and Plettenberg Bay, have resumed business. At least 20 accommodation establishments were damaged or destroyed in the fires, which spread ...
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SKÅL OPENS RELIEF FUND FOR FIRE VICTIMS

SKÅL International Garden Route has set up a relief fund to benefit tourism enterprises damaged or destroyed by the recent wildfires. Cash donations will be used to help rebuild. Food, water, candles, solar lights, gas lights and appliances ...
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MAJOR DISRUPTION AVERTED AT SA AIRPORTS

TRAVELLERS have avoided long delays at airports, ports and border crossings today, after a country-wide strike by Home Affairs employees was averted on Friday. The department reached a temporary agreement with employees after front office workers had called a ...
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AIRLINK TO OPERATE NEW ST. HELENA SERVICE FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL DEMO FLIGHT

AIRLINK’S new service to St. Helena could include up to three flights per week from Cape Town and Johannesburg, but negotiations with the island’s government are still to be finalised. The airline applied to the Air Services Licensing Council ...
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BA FACES ANOTHER STRIKE NEXT MONTH

BRITISH Airways is facing a two-week strike next month by mixed-fleet cabin crew, following a long dispute with the Unite Union. The crews are threatening to walk off the job on July 1 through July 16. The dispute is ...
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SAA RECEIVES FIFTH AIRBUS A330

SOUTH African Airways has taken delivery of its fifth and final Airbus A330-300. The aircraft was delivered last week and will be used to operate the Johannesburg – Accra – Washington service. Other A330s have been positioned on routes ...
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NEW BEACHCOMBER WEBSITE GOES LIVE

BEACHCOMBER Tours has launched a new website with improved content and functionality aimed at making online sales easier. Travel agents can access the site and complete bookings online through any browser or smart, Internet-enabled device. The tour operator detailed ...
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INDUSTRY VIEW: AN UNSAFE WORLD AND AN AGENT’S DUTY OF CARE ROLE

IN keeping with the theme of this month’s Business Travel feature in the print edition of TIR, Natalia Rosa, Director of Big Ambitions, outlines why an agreed-upon duty of care plan is necessary and how agents can best ...
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• Réunion Island Tourism and Air Austral are hosting a product workshop at 54 on Bath in Rosebank on July 5. Register here.

• Air Seychelles has adjusted its Johannesburg and Mauritius schedules until October 28. The new departure times are reflected on GDS displays.

• MSC Cruises’ Fathers Day booking promotion ends today (Monday). Ocean View cabins are less than the regular cost of inside cabins.

• The Seychelles Tourism Board and Air Seychelles’ 2017 roadshow will be held at the Balalaika Hotel Johannesburg on July 18; the Gateway Hotel Durban, July 19 and the Cape Sun Hotel Cape Town, July 20. There will be a morning MICE session from 08h30 – 12h00 and one for leisure starting at 13h00. To register: https://seychelles.bigambitions.co.za.

• Trafalgar is providing an additional 10 percent savings on select European itineraries, valid for sales until June 30.

• The Phantom Forest Eco Reserve in Knysna has cancelled all forward bookings. Representatives for the lodge confirmed last week the property was one of at least 20 tourism businesses destroyed by the recent wildfires in the area.

Contribute to the Skål International Garden Route relief fund to support tourism enterprises damaged or destroyed in the recent wildfires (see above). Bank details: Skal – Garden Route; Nedbank; Knysna; Branch code: 114914; a/c No: 1149 019 492.

• The Travel Corporation has joined with VizEat to add more immersive and authentic culinary experiences tours operated by all of its brands. VizEat’s network includes 22,000 local hosts in 110 countries.

• SkyTeam is to open a new branded lounge in Vancouver.

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