Category: Africa

Seychelles skies welcome Tel Aviv inaugural non-stop flight

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles recently welcomed its first non-stop flight from Tel Aviv, linking Israel to Seychelles. Flight HM021 which landed at the Seychelles International Airport was greeted by a traditional water cannon salute, in the presence of key dignitaries, government representatives, travel trade members as well as media […]

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South Africa voted Best International Family Destination at 2019 Travel+Leisure India Awards

Renowned for its wildlife-driven holidays and adventure capabilities, South Africa received yet another vote of confidence as the Best Family Destination (International) from Indian readers of Travel + Leisure. Commenting on the win, Neliswa Nkani, Hub Head for Middle East, India and Southeast Asia, South African Tourism said, “Family dynamics in India are similar to […]

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Seychelles Tourism Board conducted a familiarisation trip for Indian tour operators

Seychelles Tourism Board conducted a familiarisation trip for Indian tour operators to showcase the beauty of its three main islands – Mahe, Praslin and La Digue. This week-long educational trip gave the tour operators an opportunity to experience the paradise islands, partake in various activities and get inspired by the local culture and cuisine. Even […]

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Sabre research reveals traveller spend in Africa could increase by 27%

Spend among African travellers could increase by 27% over the next year if they were able to move more freely within the continent, new research from Sabre Corporation revealed recently at 51st African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Annual General Assembly in Mauritius. More than 5,000 people across Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa were asked whether they […]

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Radisson Hotel Group announces its fourth hotel in Ethiopia

Radisson Hotel Group announced the signing of the Radisson Hotel Bahir Dar, located in the North East of Addis Ababa. It will be the first Radisson branded hotel and the Group’s fourth hotel in the country. This achievement brings Radisson Hotel Group’s African portfolio to almost 100 hotels in operation and under development. The Radisson […]

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Seychelles Tourism board conducted a familiarization trip for Indian tour operators

Seychelles Tourism Board conducted a familiarisation trip for Indian tour operators to showcase the beauty of its three main islands- Mahe, Praslin and La Digue. This week-long educational trip gave the tour operators an opportunity to experience the paradise islands, partake in various activities and get inspired by the local culture and cuisine. Even though […]

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Hilton reaches 100 hotel milestone in Africa

Hilton announced the signing of Hampton by Hilton Sandton Grayston, a deal which marks the first for the brand in Africa and a milestone of 100 hotels trading or under development on the African continent for Hilton in its centenary year. A franchise agreement was signed with Afrirent Pty through its Indalo Hotels & Leisure […]

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Kenya focusses on film tourism; enters into film deals with India and China

Kenya is aiming to focus on the film industry by tapping into advanced international markets informed the Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) Cabinet Secretary, Joe Mucheru. He also stated that film is an integral part of the country which can be used to preserve our culture and ensure that we create jobs for the youth […]

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Seychelles showcases an off-beat land and water experience for Indian tour operators

Seychelles Tourism Board in collaboration with Variety Cruises recently conducted a familiarisation trip to Seychelles that comprised of unique land and water experience for a small group of Indian tour operators. This week-long educational trip included a liveaboard opportunity, island hopping experience as well as stay and hotel visits on the main island of Seychelles.  […]

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Air Seychelles introduces new concept to reduce waste onboard its aircraft

Air Seychelles announced recently that it has started to implement a new service concept onboard its jet fleet aircraft, as part of its ongoing sustainability efforts to gradually introduce new initiatives to tackle aluminium and plastic waste. As part of the new service change, the airline has introduced a pre-plating concept in its Business Class […]

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