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NOTICEBOARD (14-08-2017)


• Delta will introduce a new daily service between Amsterdam and Orlando on March 30 next year. Flights will leave Amsterdam at 13h15, arriving17h41. The return service leaves Orlando at 21h45, arriving in Amsterdam at 12h45 the next day.

• Air Seychelles has added four extra flights to its Johannesburg schedule in December and January, operating December 12 and 19 and January 2 and 9, 2018. Economy fares are currently available from R6,799.

• Swaziland is to introduce accommodation grading. Assessments will be carried out by the Swaziland Tourism Authority, although grading will be done on a voluntary basis. Accommodation providers are being asked to register with the Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs.

• MSC Cruises has a Women’s Month special, with savings of R710, R860 and R2,000 on select three-, four- and eight-night sailings departing November 2017 – March 2018. Includes Pomene and Portuguese Island itineraries.

• Lufthansa will position two of its new Airbus A350-900s on its Munich – Hong Kong route from September. The new aircraft is billed as the most environmentally friendly model in the world, with lower levels of cabin pressure making passengers feel more rested on arrival.

• Elaine Durr has been promoted to Operations Director at World Leisure Holidays.

• Emirates is adding four more flights per week to Cairo from October 29, bringing its schedule to three flights per day, seven days a week.

• Ndiphiwe Ntuli has been appointed General Manager of the Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa.

• Preferred Hotels & Resorts has appointed of Mark Wernich Director of Business Development for Africa. Based in Cape Town, Mr. Wernich is tasked with the strategic expansion of the brand’s sub-Saharan African portfolio and will look after the brand’s 26 existing member hotels in the region, which include Gondwana Game Reserve, Essque Zalu Zanzibar, and Banyan Tree Seychelles.


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