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Sheraton unveils African vision at Sheraton Djibouti

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, has unveiled newly transformed spaces at Sheraton Djibouti. The 185-room hotel is the first Sheraton in Africa to bring to life the brand’s new vision of its guest experience and showcases signature elements from the new concept following a multi-million-dollar investment by Constellation Hospitality Group. Located on the...

kulula.com re-introduces JHB-EL route

kulula.com, South Africa’s first low-cost airline, is re-introducing its Johannesburg–East London route. Effective 04 September 2021, kulula.com will offer two weekly flights between Johannesburg and East London. kulula.com customers will now have the option to book flights between Johannesburg and East London on Saturdays or Sundays.

kulula.com Launches App

As kulula.com takes to the skies again in September, the airline has unveiled its new mobile app, which provides travellers the quickest, easiest way to book a flight with South Africa’s first low-cost airline. “On average, it used to take our customers 23 minutes to book a flight. Our new kulula.com app saves you time, reducing this to 10 minutes,”...

Comair gears up for take-off

Comair aircraft will be back in the skies again from 1 September as planned. The airline, which operates kulula.com and British Airways (operated by Comair), temporarily suspended services on Monday 5 July in response to the implementation of an adjusted Level 4 lockdown, the prohibition of all non-essential travel in and out of Gauteng and low demand for air travel....

The Changing Face of Travel Spaces

The past 18 months have fundamentally transformed tourism, travel and industry. Global and local lockdowns, comprehensive regulations, shifting legislations and complex social limitations have taken impacted on some of the joy that comes with travel. But it has also introduced a new and different dynamic, one that has the potential to not just transform how the sector operates, but...

Hotel Chain Development Pipelines in Africa 2021

Each year the Lagos-based W Hospitality Group, an industry constant, publishes their Hotel Chain Development Pipelines in Africa report and analysis. This is the 13th year they have produced a report, which they describe as “something of a curate’s egg’, with good news and bad. Looking forward this time last year, it was inevitable that the COVID-19 pandemic would result...

Business Travel Beyond the Third Wave

On Sunday, 25 July, President Cyril Ramaphosa eased South Africa’s lockdown restrictions, opening travel in and out of Gauteng and placing South Africa under adjusted Alert Level 3. Under Level 3 children can return to school; gatherings are allowed (limited to 50 indoor and 100 outdoor); off-site alcohol sales return from Monday to Thursday; on-consumption alcohol sales have returned (but...

Winter things to do in Cape Town

It’s easy to think that you need to stay indoors during these colder months. But the Mother City has amazing things to do and see. And you can do it all safely while socially distancing! Enjoy pocket-friendly activities There are still many safe ways to take the kids out of the house. You can use the time to explore what’s in...

Culture & sustainability should be at the heart of Africa’s tourism recovery

Over the past 20 years, tourism has become vital to African economies seeking to create sustainable jobs, without polluting the environment and contributing to climate change. Tourism helps cultures to preserve their traditions and way of life, protect communities and foster national pride. It is especially important for island and archipelago nations, such as the Seychelles, where prospects for...

ASATA: the pandemic holds a few silver linings for corporate travel

“When travel comes back, it may not be bigger, but it will be better.” These are the words of Bloomberg Travel Editor Nikki Ekstein, and she is 100% spot on. The world has fundamentally changed. And even though the headlines have been dominated with messages of travel restrictions, border closures and quarantine, there are also some positive changes afoot and new...

FlySafair remains operational during Level 4 lockdown

FlySafair confirms that that the airline will continue operating flights during the current Alert Level 4 restrictions, within the limits of the current curfew. While the airline has had to make some adjustments to its schedule to meet new curfew limitations and a lower demand environment, the carrier has committed to continue operations at a time when several other airlines...

Third wave causes Comair to temporarily suspend services

Comair is temporarily suspending all scheduled kulula.com and British Airways (operated by Comair) flights for three weeks. This follows the President’s announcement of a move to an adjusted Level 4 lockdown and the prohibition on all non-essential travel in and out of Gauteng. Flights will be suspended from 5 July and Comair aims to recommence services from 30 July subject to...