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New apartments open at Radisson Blu in Maputo

Carlson Rezidor will open a new residence complex as part of an expansion project at Radisson Blu Hotel, Maputo. Radisson Blu became the first international five-star hotel brand in Mozambique following the opening of the 154-room Radisson Blu Hotel, Maputo, and this new development will add an additional 117 serviced apartments managed by the brand. The 54 studios and 53 one-bedroom...

Air Mauritius continues to develop Chinese network

Air Mauritius will launch a direct flight to a fifth destination in China on 12 July. Guangzhou, situated in the Guangdong province, is a business and industrial centre. This new direct flight will benefit passengers from the South-West Indian Ocean region, as well as the South and East African regions to travel to Guangzhou by using Mauritius as a hub. Air Mauritius’...

Air Seychelles adds codeshares

Air Seychelles has entered into codeshares with Air Serbia and Etihad. Air Serbia will place its JU flight code on four routes operated by Air Seychelles, from Paris and Abu Dhabi to Mahé, as well as from Mahé to Johannesburg and Praslin. In return, Air Seychelles will expand its flight network by adding the HM flight code to four routes operated...

Avis Van Rental switches to Galileo

Avis Southern Africa has moved the booking of its van rentals to the Galileo platform. Travel agents no longer need to navigate out of Galileo to make a booking on the Avis website or through the call centre. Travel agents who make any Avis Van Rental bookings on qualifying discretionary rates through the Galileo platform will be rewarded through Club Red....

Eurostars debuts in Africa

According to Hospitality Net, Eurostars Hotel Company, the hotel division of Spain's Grupo Hotusa, is entering Africa with the opening of its first hotel in Casablanca (Morocco) – the Eurostars Sidi Maarouf. The 115-room, four-star hotel is a new build, located in the La Colline district in the south of Casablanca. On offer for business meetings and conferences are a multi-purpose...

Precision Air to resume flights to Hahaya

According to Aviation Tribune, Tanzania’s Precision Air will resume operations to Hahaya (Comoros) from 16 August. The airline suspended flights to Hahaya in 2014 while undergoing a strategy review which also involved route rationalisation. This will be a second regional destination for Precision Air after Nairobi. Domestically, Precision Air flies to nine local destinations from its main hub Dar es Salaam...

Fly Blue Crane launches Cape Town–Windhoek service

According to Aviation Tribune, Fly Blue Crane has received approval from South African and Namibian authorities to launch services between Cape Town and Windhoek. The airline, which took to the skies from its Johannesburg hub in September 2015, will launch its inaugural return flight on this route on 13 May. Exact flight schedules on the route will be released soon. Fly...

TBCSA and TOMSA renew agreement with SA Tourism

Tourism Levy South Africa and South African Tourism have renewed the Memorandum of Understanding which governs the administration and management of the tourism levy. TOMSA is a public-private partnership established in 1998 between the Tourism Business Council of South Africa and the National Department of Tourism, and it enables businesses in the sector to play an active role in the...

Emirates to launch third daily flight to Cape Town

Emirates will introduce a third daily service between Dubai and Cape Town from 4 July, supplementing the two current daily flights between the two cities. Operated by Emirates’ Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, flight EK778 will depart Dubai at 10h50 and arrive in Cape Town at 18h30. The return flight, EK779, will depart Cape Town at 20h05 and arrive in Dubai at...

Protea Hotel Karridene Beach gets new look

The Protea Hotel Karridene Beach will close from 2 May to 8 July for extensive refurbishment. The hotel, on KwaZulu-Natal’s South Coast, is situated near the town of Amanzimtoti alongside the Umsimbazi Lagoon, just 20 minutes from Durban. The overhaul includes redoing the bathrooms, the installation of refurbished furniture and new carpets, installing new air-conditioners, putting in new carpeting, redoing the...

Air Seychelles and NIKI expand codeshare

Air Seychelles and NIKI, the Austrian subsidiary airline of the airberlin group, have expanded their codeshare agreement. Air Seychelles will place its flight code on 12 weekly services operated by NIKI between Vienna and Paris, and NIKI will place its code on six weekly services operated by Air Seychelles between Paris and Seychelles. These new routes extend the already existing codeshare...

Peermont upgrades hotels

Peermont Hotels, Casinos and Resorts has announced two hotel extensions and a variety of refurbishments and upgrades at a number of its properties. At Emperors Palace Hotel, Casino, Convention and Entertainment Resort, next to O.R. Tambo International Airport, the $7 million expansion of the three-star Peermont Metcourt hotel by 100 rooms is currently underway, with the planned opening in December. The...