Flight check: Virgin Atlantic

BACKGROUND: Virgin Atlantic flies to nine destinations in the USA and it added a tenth, Seattle (Washington), this year. The flight takes about nine...

Flight review: Kulula.com

BACKGROUND: Comair Limited is an airline based in South Africa that operates scheduled services on domestic routes as a British Airways franchisee. It also...

Travelodge Kasane

BACKGROUND: Travelodge Kasane is a relatively new hotel, offering a section of 66 en-suite rooms, as well as some top-notch meeting facilities which are...

Flight check: British Airways Club World

Cape Town – London Heathrow BACKGROUND: British Airways is the flagship brand – alongside Iberia, Aer Lingus and Vueling – of the International Airlines Group (IAG), one...

Moving forward

The African MICE space is evolving nicely, with organisers and suppliers under healthy pressure to take the industry forward and push the boundaries of what’s possible...

Hotel Check: AVANI Lesotho

Maseru, Lesotho BACKGROUND: Sun International sold portions of its Lesotho, Botswana, Namibian and Swaziland operations, and the whole of its Zambian offering, to Minor Hotels...

Hotel Check: The Maslow

Background: Sun International is one of Africa’s largest tourism, leisure and gaming groups and operates or has an interest in a total of 18...

Zanzibar Serena Hotel

BACKGROUND: The Zanzibar Serena Hotel is housed within two opulently restored historic buildings on the seafront. It is part of Zanzibar’s history and offers...

Hotel Check: Sugar Beach Golf and Spa Resort

Background: Sugar Beach Golf and Spa Resort is part of the Sun Resorts stable, which includes one property in the Maldives – Kanuhura –...

Flight Check: CemAir Bombardier CRJ100

Bloemfontein-Johannesburg BACKGROUND: CemAir is a privately-owned South African airline that was established in 2005. Its headquarters are at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. CemAir...

Hotel check: Clico Boutique Hotel

BACKGROUND: Based in a 65-year-old Cape Dutch building, Clico Boutique Hotel opened in 2006 and in its original carnation was an upmarket guesthouse, offering just seven rooms. After adding a conference and function venue and two extra rooms, the

Flight check: Johannesburg-Lusaka

BACKGROUND: Founded in 1995, privately owned and based in Johannesburg, Airlink now connects to 37 destinations in nine different African countries. It also links...