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Air Mauritius launches flight to Tanzania

According to eTurboNews, Air Mauritius has launched weekly flights connecting the island with Tanzania. The airline will be flying its Airbus A319 from Port Louis to Dar es Salaam on Fridays, with a return trip via Nairobi (Kenya).

Air Namibia wet leases Airbus for Frankfurt flights

Air Namibia will introduce a temporary change of aircraft to replace one of its Airbus A330-200 aircraft that service the Windhoek-Frankfurt route effective 13 May, with a wet leased Airbus A340-500 aircraft. This A340-500 comes in a two-class cabin configuration of 36 business class seats offering full flat beds and a seat pitch of 78 inches, as well as 201...

Newmark expands into Africa

Newmark Hotels, Reserves and Lodges has opened its first office outside South Africa in Lusaka and has created the Kaufela Collection in Zambia. Kaufela, which means ‘together’ in Lozi, brings together lodges of a certain standard under one management brand. “There are literally hundreds of independently owned lodges in Zambia that do not have the resource to market and sell their...

Air Zimbabwe relaunches Harare-Dar es Salaam flights

According to eTurboNews, Air Zimbabwe will return to Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) on 4 June. Flight UM438/9 will operate every Tuesday and Saturday using the airline's Boeing B737-200. Ticket prices for return flights are estimated to start at $270, all taxes included. This follows the recent announcement that Air Zimbabwe intends to return to the London route as a result of...

Radisson Blu to Open in Marrakech

Carlson Rezidor will soon open its first Radisson Blu hotel in Morocco. Located in the heart of the Guéliz district, Radisson Blu Hotel, Marrakech Carré Eden will offer 198 rooms and suites. All rooms and suites offer sophisticated modern amenities, including free high-speed, wireless internet, air-conditioning, large plasma TVs, walk-in showers and private balconies. Guests can dine on a modern take on...

June 2016

We look at Cape Town and Nigeria as business travel destinations. Private aviation is still a viable transport option. We review Turkish Airlines. We chat to Edward Frost at BA, Hara Jackson at Legacy and Robyn Christie at Travelport.

Q&A: Travelport – Adaptation is key

According to Juniper Research, it is expected that more than 500 million air tickets will be purchased on mobile devices by 2018 (up from approximately 200m in 2014), with the corresponding transaction value expected to grow from $52 billion in 2014 to $ 45 billion in 2018, making mobile technology the fast-growing segment of the travel industry. Robyn Christie, Travelport’s...

ASATA Column: Safe and secure

If you’re going to be forced to gallivant for business, you want to do it in a manner that is safe and secure. You also want to know that your company, travel manager and travel agent have your safety and security as their highest priorities, don’t you? Well, you’re not alone. The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) recently investigated...

Interesting Times

Ed Frost believes the global airline industry is in as tricky a place as it has ever been since 2008. That’s off the back of a period of consolidation, a slowing down in China, commodity prices decreasing, a plunging oil price, and uncertainty regarding the BRICS countries. “A lot of people and businesses are holding back on making decisions, spending...

Radisson Blu to Open in Marrakech

Carlson Rezidor will soon open its first Radisson Blu hotel in Morocco. Located in the heart of the Guéliz district, Radisson Blu Hotel, Marrakech Carré Eden will offer 198 rooms and suites. All rooms and suites offer sophisticated modern amenities, including free high-speed, wireless internet, air-conditioning, large plasma TVs, walk-in showers and private balconies. Guests can dine on a modern take on...

Radisson Blu to Open in Marrakech

Carlson Rezidor will soon open its first Radisson Blu hotel in Morocco. Located in the heart of the Guéliz district, Radisson Blu Hotel, Marrakech Carré Eden will offer 198 rooms and suites. All rooms and suites offer sophisticated modern amenities, including free high-speed, wireless internet, air-conditioning, large plasma TVs, walk-in showers and private balconies. Guests can dine on a modern take on...