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26 September 2016 // Archives

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IATA TO ESTABLISH NEW BILLING SETTLEMENT SYSTEMS

AFTER 45 years, airlines are going to be rewriting the air transport industry’s global billing system for the trade. New accreditation models for travel agencies of different sizes have been proposed as part of the project, dubbed NewGen ...
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ASATA NAMES NEW BOARD

SURE Travel Chief Executive Officer, Vanya Lessing, has been re-appointed President of the Association of Southern African Travel Agents. The new board was voted in at last week’s annual general meeting. Johanna Mukoki, Travel With Flair Managing Director, has ...
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SA GAINS DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH FROM KEY INBOUND MARKETS

VISITOR arrivals to South Africa from major international markets have rebounded significantly during the first half of the year, with South African Tourism reporting a 15.4 percent increase compared to the same period last year. The agency said the ...
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NEW ROUTES BOOST ACSA RESULTS

AIRPORTS Company South Africa has reported revenue growth of 6.8 percent to R8.3-billion for the year ended March 31, boosted by the introduction of new routes by the airlines, growth in passenger numbers and the strong performance of ...
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FASTJET CREATES STABILISATION PLAN

FASTJET has established a comprehensive stabilisation plan to be driven by new chief executive, former Mango boss Nico Bezuidenhout, with growth plans initially focusing on South Africa. As part of the process, the company headquarters will be moved ...
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FASTJET STREAMLINES BOOKING PROCESS FOR ONWARD FLIGHTS

FASTJET has streamlined its booking process for connecting flights. Previously, passengers had to make two separate bookings, incurring luggage charges and taxes, where they can now select and book multiple connecting flights on a single ticket, with one ...
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COMMENTS OPEN ON IMMIGRATION ACT AMENDMENTS

TOURISM stakeholders are being asked to comment on draft amendments to South Africa’s immigration policy, including unabridged birth certificate requirements, to ensure red tape will be reduced for visitors. Home Affairs has released a draft first amendment of the ...
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• Singapore Airlines has launched a new Capital Express service, with flights from Changi Airport to Canberra and on to Wellington. Flights will operate four times per week.

• Kulula holidays has seven nights in a deluxe room at Le Meridien Ile Maurice from R29,317 per adult and R7,817 per child ex-JNB for travel December 18 – 25 and R30,819 per adult and R7,817 per child from December 26-January 2. Two children under 12 stay and eat free when sharing with parents. Includes flights, breakfast and dinner daily and a Christmas/New Year’s eve gala dinner supplement. Book by October 31.

Seven nights at the Coin De Mire Attitude with kulula holidays, including flights ex-JNB, breakfast and dinner daily and a Christmas/New Year’s eve gala dinner supplement is from R21,605, December 18 – 25 or R23,342, December 26-January 2. Book by October 31.

• Emirates has revamped its corporate loyalty programme, making it easier to book redemptions and upgrades, even on last-minute bookings. Enrolment has been simplified and there is  greater flexibility for earning and redeeming business rewards points. A new Guest Traveller function applies to non-company passengers who travel on behalf of the organisation.

• Seychelles Tourism has revamped its mobile app. Features include ratings and reviews and detailed maps that can be used with a phone’s GPS function. It uses an augmented reality feature that allows users to point their device in any direction to see restaurants, cafes and other places in the vicinity. It works offline and is free to download. www.seychelles.travel/en/smart-phone-apps

Tourism Business Council of South Africa CEO, Mmatšatši Ramawela, and Cape Town Tourism CEO, Enver Duminy, have been appointed board members of South African Tourism.

• Norwegian Cruise Lines has 50 percent discounts on second passenger fares, valid on Europe sailings of three nights or longer for booking until November 30. Third and fourth passengers sharing a cabin sail free on selected departures. Contact Inspirations Travel & Tours.

• SWISS has raised the checked baggage allowance for economy passengers flying out of South Africa to two pieces of 23kg each.

• Contiki has discounts of up to 10 percent for packages booked and paid by January 26 on its Limited Edition summer series MUNCH, SNAP and Boutique Local holidays. The operator’s Europe Summer 2017/18 brochure features 21 new and improved tours. Its Asia programme lists five new trips.

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