Flight Centre Travel Group embarks on new tech

South African travellers will soon have access to a seamless all-in-one travel shopping experience when Flight Centre Travel Group South Africa launches its new...

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...

SAA advises of operational changes to Blantyre

South African Airways is advising customers that due to the closure of the main runway at Chileka International Airport in Blantyre, Malawi from 24...

IHG to grow brands in Africa

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a master development agreement with Valor Hospitality Partners Africa to roll out multiple franchise hotels over the next 10...

Delta brings first business class suite to SA

Delta Air Lines is bringing its Delta One Suite to Africa for the first time later this year, as the airline’s upgraded Boeing 777...

Lufthansa Group and Amadeus renew 30-year partnership

The Lufthansa Group and Amadeus have announced an agreement to renew their longstanding technology partnership. Through the deal, Amadeus’ Altéa Passenger Service System (PSS) will continue to provide Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and

Marriott opens Four Points in Algeria

Marriott International has opened the Four Points by Sheraton Setif in Algeria. The hotel is conveniently situated in the centre of the city, providing easy access to Setif’s new tram line and Setif International Airport just 20 minutes’ drive away. Four Points by

SWISS to introduce premium economy

Swiss International Air Lines is introducing a new premium economy class on its long-haul aircraft fleet. The additional class of travel will supplement the three existing classes – first, business and economy – from the second quarter of 2021. The new product

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

Mercure’s new loyalty programme

Mercure Hotel Group SA, a division of AccorHotels, has launched its Le Club loyalty programme. The programme has more than 70 partners globally, is active in 3,500 hotels in 100 countries and is designed for travellers who enjoy exclusive benefits at an

Acquisition saves Pezula

Specialist tourism advisor TPF Advisors recently consulted a South African consortium on the acquisition of the Pezula Hotel on Garden Route for a value of R240m ($16.6m). The luxury hotel consists of a commercial area of over 5,800m2 and 78 sectional title

First refurbished SWISS A340 returns to revenue service

The first SWISS Airbus A340 with a totally refurbished interior in all three seating cabins took off from Zurich for Tokoya (Japan) on 7 March. All of the airline’s A340s are undergoing the refurbishment, one after the other; and under current planning, all five