Kate, Author at Business Traveller Africa
Authors Posts by Kate

Kate

1033 POSTS 0 COMMENTS

Refurb for Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers

After significant owner investment, the Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers has re-opened its doors to reveal reimagined designs and remodelled spaces that reflect the modern priorities of today’s travellers and hotel guests. A central focus of the recent enhancements has been the creation of a seamless flow of social zones including indoor-outdoor spaces for quiet time, working from anywhere...

Emirates increases flights to Lusaka and Harare

In response to growing passenger demand for air travel, Emirates will boost its flights from four to five times a week, starting from 5 June, 2021. Emirates has put in a raft of biosafety measures at every customer touchpoint to ensure a safe travel experience for customers and employees. From 28 March 2021, the airline will also adjust its flight schedule...

The Capital set to acquire Fairmont Zimbali 

The Capital Hotels and Apartments has been confirmed as the business rescue practitioner’s preferred bidder for the iconic Fairmont Zimbali Resort on KwaZulu Natal’s North Coast, with the deal likely to be completed once conditions precedent, including Competition Commission approval, have been met. The 18 acre property, located in the heart of the exclusive Zimbali Coastal Resort eco-estate, includes 150...

Cathay Pacific pursues the adoption of digital travel passes

Cathay Pacific supports the introduction of digital health platforms that securely validate compliance with the health-related entry requirements set by different governments, including negative COVID-19 tests and vaccination, enabling travellers to go overseas with reassurance and convenience. The airline has just completed its latest trial of the technology, designed to validate and refine the departure processes on its flight CX880...

Back to Level 1

As President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a return to Level 1 this week, there is a renewed sense of positivity in the air and the potential for new beginnings. Now is the time for businesses to rebuild what was lost or damaged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and to start getting back to ‘normal’. It’s time to get...

Two New Appointments at ANEW

ANEW Hotels & Resorts has appointed Alan Campbell as Sales & Marketing Director, and Evan Badenhorst will become the brand’s Financial Director. Badenhorst brings over 25 years of experience as a chartered accountant, having spent many years in manufacturing and consulting. He joined the hospitality industry eight years ago with three years spent at Tsogo Sun. As CFO at ANEW,...

Radisson Individuals makes its African debut

Radisson Hotel Group will be opening the first Radisson Individuals property in Africa,by the end of 2021, with the signing of Earl Heights Suites Hotel, a member of Radisson Individuals, Accra, Ghana. This new addition places the Group firmly on track to achieving its objective of reaching 150 hotels in operation and under development by 2025. Located in Dzorwulu, the...

Mauritius launches COVID-19 vaccinations

Mauritius has launched its vaccination programme and is prioritising health care workers, the elderly and around 25,000 islanders who work in the tourism sector. The government is readying itself to restart the tourism industry on the island and make it as safe as possible for guests. Mauritius has had one of the world’s best responses to the pandemic and the...

Travelport rebrands and reveals new identity

Worldwide travel retail platform, Travelport, today launched a bold and distinct new visual identity, which has been created as part of the company’s first ever end-to-end rebrand. “Travelport has transformed”, said Greg Webb, Chief Executive Officer. “We are now fully focused on what we do best – connecting buyers and sellers that share our passion for delivering exceptional travel experiences....

British Airways reopens regional route

British Airways (operated by Comair is reopening bookings for daily regional flights between Johannesburg and Harare with one-way fares starting from R995, including taxes and surcharges. Bookings are open and will start operating on 28 March 2021.

kulula.com back at Lanseria from 1 April

Low-cost airline kulula.com will restart its operations at Lanseria International Airport from 1 April 2021, servicing its Durban and Cape Town routes. Similar to the re-introduction of its other routes, kulula.com will commence with a limited schedule, adding additional frequencies over the next couple of months. Customers are now able to book flights from Lanseria via various distribution channels at...

Connecting Cape Town with Walvis Bay

Airlink is launching a new direct service between Cape Town and Walvis Bay, commencing on 2 March 2021. The new route is Airlink’s third between South Africa and Namibia, with other services linking Cape Town and Windhoek in addition to flights from Johannesburg to Windhoek and Walvis Bay. Airlink will operate weekday flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The airline...