Cathay Pacific adds Cape Town to network

Cathay Pacific’s first non-stop service between Hong Kong and Cape Town, operated by the Airbus A350-900 aircraft, is underway. The new seasonal service complements Cathay...

Additional flights to Singapore

From 31 March, Singapore Airlines will add three weekly flights between Johannesburg and Singapore. This will bring the total number of SIA flights between South...

New TGCSA grading criteria

The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa has established new and revised grading standards for the country. These have been approved by Minister of Tourism,...

Clico undergoes refurb

Clico Boutique Hotel, Restaurant & Conferencing has received a spring makeover. The boutique hotel in Rosebank (Johannesburg) has recently undergone a complete refurb of...

New boutique hotel for Vic Falls

Mbano Manor Hotel, a new luxury boutique hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, is expected to open next year. The 19-key all-suite hotel is situated within...

Radisson enters Guinea

Radisson Hospitality has signed the first Radisson Blu Hotel in Conakry, Republic of Guinea, bringing its African footprint to a total of 31 markets. Scheduled...

New routes for Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines has changed the ultra-long-haul route from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles to transit through Lome (Togo) as of 17 December and will...

Why event planners are flocking to Namibia

Every event organiser is keen to find a new conference destination. Delegates can easily become bored with the same old activities in the same...

2018 Business Traveller Africa Awards

Launched in 2012 in association with Business Traveller Africa magazine, the awards programme is targeted at the South African business travel trade and the...

An Eye on West Africa

I was at the annual Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Nairobi in early October. Organised by Bench Events, which also holds similar conferences in...

ASATA column: ‘Over-tourism’ is a problem

Although it’s not a new phenomenon, over-tourism has received a lot of attention this year, with popular destinations and cities across the world flagging...