Flight check:Air France A380

BACKGROUND: Air France operates daily return flights from O.R Tambo International Airport to Paris-Charles de Gaulle with either an A380 or a Boeing 777. Paris-Charles de Gaulle processes nearly 79 million passengers a year.

Hotel check: Radisson Blu, Nairobi Upper Hill

BACKGROUND: The five-star Radisson Blu Nairobi Upper Hill Hotel opened in 2015 with 271 rooms and has been described as a modern salute to...

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...

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....

Airlink – Economy Class

BACKGROUND: Long a feeder airline for its franchise partner South African Airways, privately-owned Airlink is growing into a formidable regional carrier in its own...

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...

SAA Airbus 320-200 Business Class

BACKGROUND: The national flag carrier of South Africa, SAA services 56 local and international destinations from O.R. Tambo International Airport, its hub. SAA flights...

The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa

BACKGROUND: Marriott International acquired Starwood Hotels and Resorts in 2016, creating the world’s largest hotel company. You wouldn’t know it to look at the...

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...

Different Model

As opposed to a ‘standard’ hotel group, Preferred Hotels & Resorts is what the hospitality industry likes to call a ‘soft brand collection’ and...

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...

aha Makalali Private Game Lodge

BACKGROUND: Formerly an old cattle farm west of the Kruger National Park, Makalali Private Game Lodge is now a premiere wildlife-viewing destination. Previously owned...