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22 May 2017 // Archives

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TRAVELSTART TO TAKE ON TMCs WITH NEW .BIZ BRAND

TRAVELSTART.Biz is planning to attract corporate customers, with purpose-built technology and a dedicated team, which is already in place. Owner Stephan Ekbergh said the new brand would leverage Travelstart’s technology and expertise. He argued there was “room for ...
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ZUMA LAUNCHES ‘I DO TOURISM’ DOMESTIC MARKET CAMPAIGN

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma has launched South Africa’s new national tourism marketing tagline and campaign, I Do Tourism, urging all South Africans to get involved in promoting tourism. The government has included tourism in its radical economic transformation strategy, ...
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EUROPE/US LAPTOP BAN REVIEW TO TAKE PLACE THIS WEEK

TALKS between US and European Commission safety officials about airline passenger safety issues are to resume in Washington this week. A ban on laptops and large electronic devices in carry-on baggage on flights between the EU and the ...
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SAA WANTS TO ENLIST ZUMA TO REPATRIATE MISSING BILLION RAND

SOUTH African Airways has claimed more than R1-billion of its reserves are being held in foreign countries, worsening its financial situation. The Treasury is now planning to appeal to President Jacob Zuma to intervene and speed up the ...
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US AGENTS SEEK EXEMPTION FROM OVERTIME LAW

A US congressman has introduced the Travel Agent Retail Fairness Act, which would remove travel agencies from a regulatory blacklist if and when it is passed, which would block them from using a government exemption from federal overtime ...
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FLIGHT CENTRE ACQUIRES EUROPEAN TRAVEL TECH BUSINESS

THE FLIGHT Centre Travel Group has expanded its global corporate network with acquisitions in Germany, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden and plans to take a 25 percent stake in the 3Mundi travel and technology business. FCTG said new technology, ...
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• Triton Cape Sea Travel has fares for the annual Astor sailing between Australia and the UK, via Cape Town, in March next year. There is a buy-one, get-one free offer on fares from Australia to Cape Town until May 31.

• MSC Cruises will include a bonus value-add for all new 2017/18 season bookings of three or four nights until June 30, with a choice between an onboard credit and a drinks package.

• Travelbags is organising an Amazing Race event. Registration will be at De Hoek Country Lodge. The event is open to visitors and there are prizes for the best dressed and winning teams. Book before May 31.

• Seasons in Africa has released 2018 rates and packages for Kings Camp & Waterbuck, Leopard Hills, Madikwe Hills, Tuningi, The Outpost & Pel’s Post and its Hollow Hotels. Rates are available via its website.

• ATOUT France will hold its annual French Mountains roadshow at the Radisson Blu Gautrain, May 29, the Barn Irene, May 30; the Southern Sun Maharani Durban, May 31 and the Southern Sun Cullinan Cape Town, June 1. For details and to register: contact.za@atout-france.fr

• Avis Van Rental inventory is now available on the Galileo and Amadeus GDSs. Rentals will be rewarded with additional guaranteed Roses through the ClubRed programme. Roses can be redeemed or converted to eBucks. See clubred.co.za.

• First Car Rental has introduced an online quick checkout service. Customers can access their information in a short personalised video and view, change and add features and benefits to their rental in advance.The system is only available on the First Car Rental website and FlySafair but other channels will be added later.

• Lufthansa marks 55 years of operations between Germany and South Africa this month. There are currently 24 weekly flights by Lufthansa Group airlines into South Africa. Lufthansa will increase its service between Frankfurt and Cape Town to five weekly flights from October. Eurowings will enter South Africa in November.

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