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NOTICEBOARD (07-08-2017)

Thompsons with Kenya Airways will host Magical Kenya destination and product workshops, at the Southern Sun Cullinan, August 22; the Oyster Box in Durban, August 23 and at the Radisson Blu in Johannesburg and The Sheraton  Pretoria, August 24. To register: lizzy@activ8.guru. Attendees stand a chance to win a holiday in Kenya, including return flights.

• Air Seychelles, the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority and SITA have introduced new, state-of-the-art passenger processing systems at the Seychelles International Airport. The new systems will speed up the flow of passengers leaving the airport.

• Qantas was re-booking passengers affected by last Friday’s Johannesburg – Sydney flight cancellation, which resulted from a cracked windscreen but said no further delays or cancellations were expected.

• Qantas business fares are on sale until August 31. Fares are from R34,770 to Australia and R38,440 to New Zealand, for travel until September 30.

• Africa Albida Tourism has strengthened its sales operation, with reservations open 24-hours daily including weekends from the beginning of this month. Two new sales consultants have been appointment and the company plans to add real-time online support with a new LiveChat function.

• The Namibia Tourism Board is promoting quick search functionality for registered service providers on its website, www.namibiatourism.com.

Join TravelPeople for a ‘WOW Southern Africa’ Connection Session with lunch @ the Top of the Ritz in Sea Point on August 24. There are morning and afternoon sessions. Register here.

• Lloyd Orr has launched a new MICE representation division, Locmice. Contracts have been agreed with DMCs in Russia and the UAE, including Rusmice (www.rusmice.com) and Insiders Tourism (www.insiders-uae.com). Sue Bainbrdige will head the new division.

• Development Promotions has marked its 45-year anniversary with the introduction of new corporate branding.

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