Lufthansa receives first A321neo

The Lufthansa Group has received its first A321neo in Frankfurt, which will be operated by Lufthansa. The aircraft features a new, improved seat and will...

Hilton celebrates centenary

Hilton Hotels & Resorts is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Founded in 1919 in rural Texas, Hilton now has a global reach of 5,700 hotels in...

Still going strong

Did you know that KLM is the world’s oldest airline still operating under the same brand it started under? Or even the fact that the...

Q&A: Wings Travel – Demonstrating value

Q: How would you describe the past five years of operations for Wings Travel? A: The downturn in the oil and gas sector in 2014...

Q&A: Minor Hotels – Steady expansion

Q: What’s your view on the current state of the African hotel industry? A: It is most certainly expanding aggressively in certain regions such...

Flight check: Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Business Class

BACKGROUND: Hong Kong became the first Asian destination to see Qantas’s newest aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, on December 13 when it took over...

Hotel check: The Maslow Time Square Hotel

BACKGROUND: In 2013, Sun International embarked on a new large-scale mixed-use ‘green city‘ project in Menlyn, Pretoria. Its ambitious Time Square project opened in...

Nigeria: Holding steady

Nigeria has been referred to as the ‘Giant of Africa’, but the continent’s colossus has taken some body blows over the past few years. The...

Private aviation: poised for growth

The size of the African aviation industry is nothing to be sniffed at. It apparently supports $55.8 billion of economic activity and 6.2 million jobs...

Advertorial: ExecuJet identifies growth in Africa

ExecuJet recently expanded its managed fleet in Africa with the addition of a Bombardier Challenger 350, based in Nairobi, Kenya. The jet has been...

ASATA: Business travel is important to SA

Private enterprises stand to benefit from a new government-lead drive to grow domestic tourism, but corporate South Africa has a significant role to play. Business...

An eye on West Africa

Last month I wrote about the brands with new hotels planned in West Africa. Since then I have been looking at the existing hotels...