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IT’S ALL-CHANGE AT TIR

THIS is the final TIR 360° e-news in its current form, in line with other changes at TIR (see TIR December 2017, available at www.tir.co.za). A relaunched electronic publication will follow the revamped print magazine later in 2018. ...
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BID TO DELAY PCI DSS COMPLIANCE DEADLINE DENIED

FOLLOWING the failure last week to delay compliance with PCI DSS, Clinton Leask, Senior Product Manager, Nedbank Acquiring, and Janaurieu D’SA, International Air Transport Association Area Manager Southern Africa, have answered TIR readers’ most pressing questions relating to ...
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JOON TO FLY CAPE TOWN – PARIS FROM APRIL

NEW Air France subsidiary Joon has added seven new medium- and long-haul routes from Paris for 2018, including Cape Town, Rome, Naples, Oslo, Istanbul, Cairo and Tehran. Joon’s first services took off last week, flying to Barcelona, Berlin, Lisbon ...
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BALI AIRPORTS ON HIGH ALERT

INDONESIAN authorities were coordinating travel arrangements and emergency accommodation last week for those affected by disrupted services to and from Bali. Ash clouds from the Agung volcano caused major delays and cancellations at several international airports. Authorities were ...
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SAFAIR/AIRLINK MERGER GOOD NEWS FOR THE HOME MARKET SAYS FLIGHT CENTRE

THE RETAIL industry has supported the potential merger between Safair and Airlink, predicting it would guarantee routes and services.The deal will see Airlink and FlySafair, as well as Safair’s other businesses, unite under an Airlink group of companies. Sue ...
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COMMENT: GOODBYE TO 2017 – A CHALLENGING YEAR

ANOTHER year has flown by and there is no disguising the fact that it has been an extraordinarily difficultly one. The economy has floundered largely because of the appalling political shenanigans going on in the country. Corruption and incompetence ...
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TIR Spotted

CONGRATULATIONS to Lizeth du Preez, from Flight Centre Wonderboom, who was spotted reading a copy of TIR in Halong Bay, Vietnam. Lizeth wins an American Tourister Bon Air Spinner suitcase, valued at R1,699!

Enter to win great prizes from American Tourister in the Spotted with TIR competition, which runs in each TIR, by emailing us a good quality photo of yourself reading an issue of TIR something interesting, silly or exotic. Send entries to dominic@tir.co.za. Good luck!

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The 2018 Paradis Golf Challenge will be held from June 25 – 29 and August 27 – 31. Contact Beachcomber Tours.

• South African Tourism is encouraging more domestic holidays with a new Sho’t Left campaign and local packages. See www.shotleft.co.za.

• World Leisure Holidays has included Christmas Eve gala dinners in select Mauritius packages for travel December 22 – 29. Five-night packages are from R23,260.

• The Holiday Factory is promoting savings of up to 25 percent for travel to select Radisson Resorts Mauritius from December 20 – 27 (set departure). Packages include flights ex-JNB, return hotel transfers, breakfast and dinner daily.

• InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has strengthened its management teams in the Middle East and Africa. Bastien Blanc was appointed Vice President Operations Middle East and Nicolas Craninx Director, Hotel Performance Support Africa. Matthew Tripolone, currently Head of Development, Australasia, will be Vice President, Development, Middle East and Africa, effective January 1.

• Air France will operate three weekly flights to Catania, starting March 27.

The Fancourt Hotel has been named South Africa’s Best Golf Hotel for 2017 by the World Golf Awards.

Airports Company South Africa named Fundi Sithebe Chief Operating Officer effective December 1.

• Thomas Cook in the UK will close 50 of its retail outlets by the end of March as part of a reprioritisation of its sales focus. 47 percent of the company’s sales were booked in its high-street stores this year but online sales continued to grow a faster pace. The company, however, insisted it was committed to a mix of sales channels.

After 33 years in travel and 12 at the helm of the BidTravel, Allan Lunz will retire at the end of the month. Bidvest Travel Holdings CEO, Lidia Folli said: “The people of all the BidTravel companies are, and will always remain, indebted to him for his contributions to the organisation.”

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