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DEMAND PROMPTS MORE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS TO CAPE TOWN

INTERNATIONAL airlines are increasing capacity into Cape Town, in response to strong demand from overseas source markets. British Airways said last week it will supplement its schedule with two more Cape Town – Heathrow services in the first ...
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NAMIBIA CLARIFIES VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR SA CORPORATES

THE NAMIBIAN government has denied making changes to its visa policy that make it more difficult for South African corporate travellers to enter the country, following criticism from the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry the government was ...
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ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES LOOKS TO EXPAND SOUTH AFRICA SERVICES

ETHIOPIAN Airlines has marked its 70-year anniversary in South Africa with plans to introduce additional services, more capacity and new incentives aimed at growing packaged holiday sales. The airline shared more on its long-term strategy, Vision 2025, at a ...
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SAA ADDS MAURITIUS FLIGHT

SOUTH African Airways will operate a double-daily schedule between Johannesburg and Mauritius four days each week from July 20, following the introduction of a second Wednesday flight. High load factors have instigated the move, SAA revealed, with growing trade links ...
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STRIKE THREAT FOR FRANCE RAIL SERVICES

TRAVEL agents and their customers have been warned that French Journeys rail traffic could be disrupted this week, due to planned strike action by French national railway company, SNCF. World Travel said national and international trains could be ...
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• Minor Hotels has acquired full ownership of the Royal Livingstone Hotel in Zambia, which will be rebranded the Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara. The group previously held a 50 percent share in the property, which it acquired through its strategic partnership with Sun International in August 2014.

• Singapore Airlines will add more premium product on its Johannesburg route, with the introduction of new-generation Airbus A350-900 services three days each week from June 27. The aircraft will eventually be used to operate each of the airline’s seven weekly flights to Johannesburg, four of which continue to Cape Town. The new aircraft features SQ’s latest in-flight product, with new seats in Business, Premium Economy and Economy class.

• Air Namibia has return air fares (O Class) from Cape Town to Windhoek from R2,799 pp, including approximate taxes.

• Madagascar Island Safaris has seven-night dhow safari packages, with all meals included, return Airlink flights, all excursions and transfers, from R20,000. Honeymoon packages at 293 on Komba island, with seven nights in the honeymoon suite, are from R22,500. Includes daily breakfast and dinner, afternoon tea and coffee, free guided village walk and a private dinner. For details: www.madagascarislandsafaris.co.za

• Air Austral has an agents’ special of R1,600 and R1,800 for the companion (excluding taxes of approximately R2,880).

• Minor Hotels has SADC rates for its Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort, with beach villa accommodation from US$315. Valid until June 23 and again from July 18 – August 4 and September 1 – December 26. Includes boat transfer from Vilanculos, breakfast, lunch and dinner, certain refreshments, non-motorised watersports and emergency medical evacuation if necessary.

• Delta Air Lines is introducing radio frequency identification baggage tracking later this year, the first US airline to do so. It will relieve the common concern of passengers over lost bags. Passengers will be able to see their bags on and off the aircraft in real time via push notifications to the Fly Delta app.

• Kulula holidays has a range of domestic packaged holiday specials, including two nights at the Protea Hotel Umhlanga, from R2,420 pps, until September 30. Includes return flights ex-JNB, accommodation in a standard room and two days’ car rental (Group T) on standard cover, including 200km free per day.

• VFS Global has appointed Peter Brun to serve as Chief Communications Officer, effective July 1.

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