Archive Archives - Business Traveller Africa

Attracting African domestic travellers post COVID-19: Give them options

For the past two decades, the economy of a number of countries on the African continent has been growing significantly faster than the global...

Q&A: Continually growing

With new branches in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe, Hertz Rent a Car clearly believes that southern Africa has the market potential for its product. Wils Raubenheimer, CEO of Hertz Rent a Car’s southern African operations, took some time answer a few questions about the company’s expansions and new product offerings.

Luggage management in today’s digital era

The digital transformation continues to improve the travel experience and luggage management is no exception to this. Simple tracking and self check-in of luggage...

Town Lodge Windhoek opens its doors

The 147-room Town Lodge Windhoek hotel has opened its doors to guests. Part of the Johannesburg-headquartered City Lodge Hotel Group, the hotel is the 13th...

Flight check: Kenya Airways

BACKGROUND: Kenya Airways is one of Africa’s ‘big four’, along with South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and EgyptAir. It offers three daily flights between Nairobi and Johannesburg, as well as 10 weekly flights between the Kenyan capital and Cape Town. KQ uses both the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the B737-800 on this route.

Qatar enhances North African capacity

Qatar Airways has announced an increase in capacity between Qatar and North Africa with its flights to Tripoli, Libya, and Casablanca, Morocco going non-stop

AWA launches Lagos-Accra service

Africa World Airlines competes with Nigerian and international airlines for passengers between Ghana and Nigeria

TAAG bumps up business class passengers

TAAG Angola Airlines is running an attractive promotion for its business class passengers. Its ‘Business Up to First’ offer is called ‘J UP’ and sees...

Mango partners with Tourvest Retail Services

South African low-cost carrier Mango Airlines has enlisted the expertise of Tourvest Retail Services to facilitate the purchase of onboard food and beverage, along with supplying a duty-free retail solution for its customers. According to Mango, it will be

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...

Eye on West Africa

I recently read an amusing online interview with a Swedish visitor who had been to Nigeria, and was impressed with the country. She had found a modern, clean city with super highways, working traffic lights, and a definite absence of chaos. She was returning home with a very positive view of Nigeria. As it turns out, she had visited Abuja.

IHG opens first hotel in Ethiopia

The InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management agreement with Tsemex Hotels and Business to develop the Crowne Plaza Addis Ababa