28 July 2014 // Archives

KENYA AIRWAYS PLANS NEW ROUTES TO SA FOLLOWING DREAMLINER DEBUT

KENYA Airways operated the first of its new Boeing 787 services between Nairobi and Johannesburg last week, the second destination after Paris to feature the new aircraft, with new routes, including Cape Town, under review. By the end of ...
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RESOLUTION TO LAUNCH SETBACK SEEMS RESOLVED FOR FLYAFRICA

FLYAFRICA appears to have been granted licensing approval by Zimbabwe after last week’s regulatory glitch saw its launch flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls grounded. However, the airline said late yesterday, as it was still awaiting formal notification ...
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IATA CALLS FOR REVIEW OF AIRSPACE RISK ASSESSMENTS

THE International Air Transport Association has called for an urgent review of how airspace risk assessments are determined as an official investigation into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines’ passenger jet over the Ukraine this month. IATA will participate ...
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CTICC EXPANSION PROJECT WILL DOUBLE CENTRE’S CAPACITY

WORK on the new R832-million expansion project for the Cape Town International Convention Centre got underway last week. This follows a rocky start after the project was mired in a tender scandal. Construction is now expected to start in ...
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TRAVEL COUNSELLORS ANNOUNCES DATES FOR NATIONWIDE ROADSHOW

TRAVEL Counsellors has scheduled a countrywide roadshow to introduce its home-working model to travel consultants in cities across South Africa. The company will visit Durban on August 24, Pretoria August 26, Johannesburg August 27, Bloemfontein August 28, Port Elizabeth ...
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> Thompsons Holidays will hold Mauritius product workshops in Pretoria on August 11, Johannesburg on August 12, Durban on August 13 and Cape Town on August 15. Suppliers include Hilton, Starwood, LUX* Resorts, the MTPA, Air Mauritius and others. To register: mruroadshow@thompsons.co.za

> South African Tourism Chairperson, Frank Kilbourn, has resigned from the board after 10 years of service in various capacities to pursue other business interests. SAT has yet to announce a successor.

> Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has agent rates with savings of 70 percent on select 2014 cruises in Europe. Valid for select departures only, and for bonafide travel agents and partners sharing one cabin. To apply: jolene.campbell@uniworldrivercruises.co.za

> World Leisure Holidays has seven nights at Sugar Beach with flights ex-JNB, transfers and breakfast and dinner daily from R24,225 (December 10 – 23) and R21,420 (January 6 – March 24). Includes all taxes with up to two children under 12 years staying free when sharing with adults. Also available with seven nights accommodation at the Long Beach resort, from R25,190 (December 10-23) and R22,390 (January 6 – March 24) ex-JNB.

> Etihad has a bonus miles promotion for business-class fares to select destinations, including Thailand, the Netherlands, Germany and France, valid for bookings and for travel until September 30.

> Paris has introduced free Wi-Fi in all gardens and parks within the capital during opening hours.

> Holiday Tours has summer in Dubai specials, including three nights at the Howard Johnson Hotel, from R10,115 pps. Includes flights ex-JNB, transfers and breakfast daily.

> Contiki has a Preview booking promotion with select 2015 European tours at 2014 prices. Until September 29, an additional savings of 10 percent will apply, provided deposits of R1,000 are paid within seven days or registration, with the full balance due before January 15, 2015.

> Emirates has introduced new Airbus A380 services, operating daily, between Dubai and Mumbai.

> Crystal Cruises will launch a new 32-day expedition cruise through the Northwest Passage in 2016. First sailing departs August 16, 2016 from Anchorage/Seward, operated by the Crystal Serenity. A deposit of 20 percent will be required to secure a booking, which will open to the public on September 2.

> Air Namibia has free business class companion fares for travel between Cape Town and Windhoek and Johannesburg and Windhoek. Second party only pays taxes. Valid for travel until August 31. First and second passenger must travel together on all sectors.

> South African Tourism has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer, Sthembiso Dlamini, who steps in on August 1. Ms. Dlamini is currently serving as a Senior Manager at the National Development Agency.

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