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AGENTS BEGIN NEW DOMESTIC TRAINING SCHEME

THE ASSOCIATION of Southern African Travel Agents and South African Tourism are to start training the first group of travel agents who have signed up to participate from this week in the agencies’ test project to grow domestic sales. ...
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KENYA AIRWAYS SCHEDULES NEW CAPE TOWN FLIGHTS

KENYA Airways will operate three weekly flights between Nairobi and Cape Town from July. The new service will operate via Livingstone, adding much-needed packaging opportunities to boost stagnant tourism to the East African country from South Africa. The route ...
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COMAIR RESOLVES WAGE DISPUTE

COMAIR avoided disruptions to its British Airways and kulula.com schedule and airport services in the second half of last week, after reaching agreement with trade union UASA to end a months-long wage dispute. UASA represents 400 members or 60 percent ...
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TRAVEL CORPORATION MOURNS MIKE NESS

THE Travel Corporation has paid tribute to Mike Ness, TTC’s former Chief Executive Officer, who died earlier this month. Mr. Ness was a key figure in the huge expansion of the business, incorporating numerous global travel brands, and remained ...
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TRAVELSTART ADDS INTERNATIONAL ROUTINGS TO REVAMPED BOOKING APP

TRAVELSTART has relaunched its mobile booking app Flapp with new functionality to support flight bookings and payments for airlines worldwide. Flexi ticket booking options and add-ons such as travel insurance have also been introduced. Short for Flight App, Flapp ...
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SAA MARKS 10 YEARS WITH STAR ALLIANCE

SOUTH African Airways will reach its ten-year anniversary as a member of Star Alliance this month, with plans to increase its participation, which it credited with having a direct impact on customer service and product standards. “Our decade long ...
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• Emirates has made another adjustment to its baggage policy for African services, applicable to flights ticketed after April 15. The free baggage allowance has been increased to two bags of up to 23 kg each in economy and two of 32kg each in business and first class. Infants are entitled to one piece of luggage up to 23kg.

• MSC Cruises is enhancing Internet access on its 12 ships and has introduced new Internet packages, which are available for pre-purchase. A social package option is from R59 per day or R224 for a seven-day cruise. A surfer package, for moderate usage, is from R149 per day or R449 for seven days. The streamer package, from R229/R889, is designed for heavy Internet users. The new service is so far live onboard MSC Preziosa and the MSC Davina.

• Beachcomber has seven nights at Le Mauricia from R18,520 half board between July 23 and September 29. Customers can upgrade to all-inclusive from R550 pppn. Seven nights at Shandrani is from R21,830 half board. Upgrade to Beachcomber’s premium all-inclusive Serenity Plus from R855 pppn. Includes flights ex-JNB and return transfers.

• Oceania has a 50 percent single supplement promotion, valid on select O Life Choice sailings for booking until June 30.

• Ethiopian Airlines has scheduled three flights per week from Addis Ababa to New York – Newark via Lomé, starting July 3.

• The Taj Cape Town hotel has a pay for three nights, stay four offer, valid until September 30. Includes full breakfast daily, a drink on arrival and use of the spa facilities. Wi-Fi is complimentary.

• Crystal Cruises is promoting a line-up of Christmas holiday sailings, including a round-trip from Miami, departing  December 20 on Crystal Serenity; Auckland to Melbourne, departing December 21 on Crystal Symphony; a round-trip Vienna sailing, leaving December 22 on Crystal Mozart and a round-trip from Dubai from December 23 on Crystal Esprit. Contact Cruises International.

• Kulula holidays has eight nights at the Centara Karon Resort with breakfast daily, return flights with Emirates, return transfers and pre-payable taxes and fuel levies from R12,419, one child under 12 pays R9,219. Valid for travel until June 20 and July 6 – October 31. A weekend flight supplement will apply for departures on Fridays and Saturdays as well as bookings within 45 days of departure. Book by June 30.

• Mhondoro Game Lodge is a new big-five game reserve in the Waterberg region of Limpopo. The child-friendly lodge sleeps 20 people and has a private villa that can accommodate six, a honeymoon suite, a two-bedroom executive suite and a two-bedroom family suite. All-inclusive rates are from R3,700, including scheduled transfers from the Welgevonden main gate.

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