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

Star Alliance opens new lounge at Schiphol Airport

Star Alliance customers travelling from the Dutch capital can look forward to a new premium lounge experience at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The new Star Alliance Lounge will welcome eligible first and business class passengers and Star Alliance Gold

New BA first class experience

British Airways is set to deliver significant changes to the onboard product and service in its first class cabin as part of its £6.5bn ($8.56bn) investment. The new look and feel, set to take to the skies from 31 March, will include new bedding, amenities and

Travelport’s new campaign supports intellectual disabilities

Travelport has launched a global campaign to improve awareness and use of the DPNA Special Service Request (SSR) code, which can be used by travel agents, among others, to alert airlines when a passenger has an intellectual or developmental disability and

Central One restaurant now open

The onsite restaurant on the third floor of the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton in Johannesburg, Central One Bar and Restaurant, has reopened after a R7m ($490,000) revamp. The new design embodies a warm, welcoming and comfortable

New look for Richard’s Bay hotel

BON Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay is undergoing a soft refurb. The hotel’s reception, bar, smoking lounge, restaurant, pool deck now sport a colourful retro-vibe muted by natural wood along with ambient lighting and a nature-inspired colour. Thea van der