21 July 2014 // Archives

UNABRIDGED BIRTH CERTIFICATE PROCESS TO BE ACCELERATED

THE Department of Home Affairs says it is putting steps in place to ensure the faster delivery of unabridged birth certificates, ahead of the October 1 start date for the new requirement. Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, said last ...
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FLIGHT SAFETY OFFICIALS CALL FOR INDEPENDENT PROBE INTO MH17 TRAGEDY

THE Flight Safety Foundation has called for an “immediate, independent, international and thorough investigation” into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine last week. Russian separatists and Ukraine forces have denied responsibility for the tragedy, which ...
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FLIGHTS CANCELLED AS LIGHTNING STORMS HIT HEATHROW

THE UK Met office has forecast milder weather conditions across the UK this week but passengers booked to travel today (Monday) are still advised to check the status of their flights prior to leaving for the airport after ...
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FLYAFRICA PLANS NEW ROUTES

NEW Zimbabwe-based low-cost carrier, flyafrica made its debut in South Africa last week as it operated the first of its new flights into Johannesburg from its base at Victoria Falls. Its inaugural flight out of Johannesburg will depart ...
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EMIRATES EXTENDS CODE-SHARE WITH SAA TO INCLUDE NEW JOBURG FREQUENCY

EMIRATES and South African Airways will extend their code-share partnership to include Emirate’s fourth daily frequency out of Johannesburg. The new service will be introduced on October 26 and brings the total number of daily flights from South ...
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> Houston Travel Marketing’s next Spotlight on Africa & the Indian Ocean workshops will take place this week, in Sandton on July 22, in Rosebank July 23 and Cape Town  July 24. Product from the Gulf states will also be on show. To register: registrations@spotlightworkshops.co.za or www.spotlightworkshops.co.za

> Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines will host product training workshops at Marble Arch Room at the Southern Sun Hyde Park on August 27 and 28, from 09h00, 12h00 and 15h00. To register: http://lufthansaevents.co.za

> Beachcomber has launched a new booking promotion for Le Mauricia and Dinarobin, valid for set departures until September 30. Six nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner daily and flights ex-JNB from R11,690 pps (excluding taxes) for stays at Le Mauricia with one child under six years staying free, and R20,480 pps (excluding taxes) at Dinarobin with two children up to 18 sharing free. 25 percent savings on all other Mauritius resorts available until the end of September.

> Norwegian Cruise Line will order two new 4,200-passenger next generation Breakaway ships, due for delivery in 2018 and 2019.

> Etihad has launched a new non-stop daily service between Perth and Abu Dhabi.

> Passengers affected by last week’s cancellation of South African Airways’ Hong Kong flights on July 17 and 18, due to a serious turbulence incident and injuries to passengers and crew, are able to rebook until July 25. Travel must take place on or before July 31 but all date and flight change fees have been waived. Assistance will also be provided to passengers holding Voyager redemption tickets.

> The 2014 Getaway Travel & Tourism Conference will be held at the Coca-Cola Dome in Midrand on August 27. The one-day workshop will focus on social media, optimising marketing communication and e-commerce. Registration costs R1,400 per person. For details: http://www.getaway.co.za/travel-marketing-workshop

> Insight Vacations has launched a new 2015 European Preview booking promotion, with rates for next year’s programme yet to be increased. Customers paying in full by December 18 will be eligible for an additional saving of 10 percent on those 2014 Preview rates.

> Emirates will launch a new daily flight to Budapest from October 27.

> Rail Europe is promoting discounted First Class Thalys rail passes, valid for travel to/from Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne. Valid for booking until the end of August, for travel August 16 – November 30. Promotional fares only available from Rail Europe, non-changeable and non-refundable.

> LUX* Resorts & Hotels’ new resort in Lijiang, China, the LUX* Lijiang, will open on September 9.

> British Airways’ international fare sale ends today (Monday). Return World Traveller fares ex-Johannesburg to London from R10,561, to New York from R13,142 and Los Angeles from R12,960.

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