20 April 2015 // Archives

BRAND SOUTH AFRICA RESPONDS TO GLOBAL MEDIA COVERAGE OF XENOPHOBIC VIOLENCE

BRAND South Africa, has expressed reassurances to international markets that security forces are working to end the recent wave of xenophobic attacks in the country. Subsequent global media coverage has overshadowed overseas promotion of South Africa as a ...
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SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS TALLIES RESULTS OF 90-DAY STABILISATION PLAN

SOUTH Africa’s Finance Ministry says South African Airways will have until the end of April to finalise its corporate plan, following the conclusion of a 90-day programme to stabilise the airline at the end of March. That plan ...
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NO CHANGE TO DELTA’S SA SCHEDULE DESPITE PLANS FOR SWEEPING CAPACITY CUTS

DELTA Air Lines’ South Africa schedule will not be affected by adjustments to the airline’s Africa winter schedule. The carrier plans to reduce services to markets most affected by the strong US dollar by15 to 20 percent during ...
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RESPONSIBLE TOURISM NAMES AFRICAN AWARD WINNERS

GANSBAAI was named the overall winner of the inaugural African Responsible Tourism Awards, presented at WTM Africa in Cape Town last week. Winners of the African awards will now be entered into the global awards. Gansbaai beat out 22 ...
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EXPEDIA PLANS LOCAL SUMMIT TO EXPAND IN SOUTH AND EAST AFRICA

EXPEDIA is on a drive to expand its reach and inventory in South and East Africa, with a summit for existing and prospective partners taking place on May 8 in Durban. Room nights booked through Expedia-owned systems, which ...
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SA RUGBY TRAVEL FORECASTS BIG NUMBERS FOR 2015 WORLD CUP

THE 2015 Rugby World Cup in England is generating strong demand from South African supporters for packaged itineraries including match tickets, with SA Rugby Travel, which holds the exclusive rights to sell travel packages with official match tickets ...
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> TravelPeople will host a pre-INDABA product workshop at the Waterfront Hotel & Spa in Durban from 09h00 – 12h00 on May 7. To register: louise@travelpeople.co.za.

> This year’s annual World Youth Student Travel Conference is taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre September 22 – 25. It is first time the event will be held in African and more than 600 participants are expected to attend. For information on the hosted buyer programme, visit www.wystc.org/buyers

> Airlink is acquiring four new Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft, with plans to introduce new city to game lodge flight options. Initially, the airline will connect visitors from Skukuza and Nelspruit to the Ulusaba, Singita, Arathusa and Londolozi lodges in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve.

> Cruise Vacations is promoting special agent rates for an upcoming Silversea Expeditions voyage – Exploring Disko Bay – departing August 27 with savings of US$600 per person.  The seven-night voyage explores Greenland and ancient Norse and Vikings sites. Fares are from US$5,850 pp and Silversea is offering special air fares from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq to join the ship.

> Registration is open for the World Halal Travel Summit & Exhibition, taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre October 19 – 21. See whtsexpo.com for details

> Emirates has launched a second daily A380 service to London Gatwick. Flight EK15 departs Dubai at 0800 to arrive in London Gatwick at 12h30. The outbound flight, EK16, will depart London Gatwick Airport at 14h25 and arrive in Dubai at 00h25.

> Boeing has launched a redesign of www.boeing.com, featuring new content and more videos.

> Holiday Tours is promoting six nights accommodation in a Garden Room at the Sea Cliff Resort & Spa in Zanzibar, including breakfast and dinner daily, return flights ex-JNB and return airport transfers, from R13,300 pps. Valid until June 30.

> Busabout has eight-day Turkey sailings, including breakfast daily, six lunches, seven dinners and afternoon tea, from R5,950 pps. Save 10 percent by paying deposits before May 5. Balance due 45 days prior to departure. Departures operate April – October 17.

> The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa has new winter specials, with accommodation from R1,455 pps, including breakfast and dinner. Spa ‘detox & delight’ packages are available from R1,630 pps . The packages are valid until September 30.

> Cruises International has appointed Dionne Potiphar, Trade Relations Manager: Gauteng. Ms. Potiphar formerly worked with Regent Seven Seas Cruises and served as a cruise director for seven years.

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