Tried & Tested Archives - Business Traveller Africa

FlyDubai B737 MAX Business Class

BACKGROUND: Flydubai began operations in 2009, and today flies to more than 85 destinations operating out of Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International...

Hotel review: Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers

BACKGROUND: Originally an African Pride hotel, the property was rebranded as a Marriott hotel in 2017. The conversion encompassed much of the décor, including converting the lobby into a Greatroom, where guests can meet, work and relax.

Hotel check: Lincoln Plaza London Curio Collection by Hilton

BACKGROUND: Lincoln Plaza London is part of Curio Collection, Hilton’s smaller, upscale brand with around 60 properties around the world. This 129-room hotel shares...

Hotel review: The Capital Menlyn Maine

BACKGROUND: The Capital Hotels & Apartments is a South African group offering a selection of ‘hybrid’ hotels with standard rooms and fully-serviced luxury apartments....

Flight review: Cathay Pacific Business Class

BACKGROUND: A member of the global Oneworld alliance, Cathay Pacific is one of the world’s largest airlines with a network of global and Asian...

Flight check: British Airways B737-800 Business Class

BACKGROUND: British Airways is operated in southern Africa by Comair and flies daily between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The outbound flight leaves...

Friendship International Hotel

BACKGROUND: Though still a new establishment, this independent, four-star hotel (according to Ethiopian standards) is ideal for business and leisure travellers. While I'd grade...

Virgin Atlantic B787 Upper Class

BACKGROUND: Virgin Atlantic began flying its Boeing 787 to Johannesburg in November 2015. The plane offers 31 upper class seats, 35 in premium economy...

Air Mauritius A350

BACKGROUND: Air Mauritius used its 50th birthday to introduce the A350-900 aircraft to its fleet, making it the first operator in the Indian Ocean...

Flight Check: Cathay Pacific

Background: Together with affiliated-airline Cathay Dragon (formerly Dragonair), Cathay Pacific offers an impressive network of global and Asian destinations from its hub in Hong...

Hotel review: AC Hotel New York Downtown

BACKGROUND: One of two AC Hotels in New York (the other is in Times Square), this one opened in October 2018. AC Hotels are...

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...