Category: Africa

South Africa announces launch of pilot e-visa programme for Indian travellers

With the aim of reinforcing and strengthening tourism ties between India and South Africa, South African Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane and Sthembiso Dlamini, Chief Operating Officer – South African Tourism, visited India. The high-level delegation engaged with key representatives of the travel and tourism ecosystem and reiterated commitment to enhance destination-marketing support in India, […]

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Royal Air Maroc to join oneworld on April 1

Royal Air Maroc will join the oneworld alliance effective April 1, 2020, becoming oneworld’s first full member in the African continent and bringing even more destinations and benefits for oneworld’s frequent flyers. The entry of Royal Air Maroc into oneworld from April 1 follows a 15-month implementation programme to integrate Royal Air Maroc into the […]

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Tigist Estheu takes over as the Regional Director of India Sub Continent

Tigist Eshetu has taken over as the Regional Director of Indian sub continent from December 23, 2019 and will be stationed in Mumbai. Tigist joined Ethiopian on May 18, 2000 and served the Airline in various positions in Operations, Cargo, Manager Pricing and Area Manager Zambia, the position she was currently holding. She is a […]

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Seychelles Tourism Board and Air Seychelles’ conducts end of the year familiarisation trip

Seychelles Tourism Board conducted the last familiarisation trip for 2019 with pan India tour operators along with airline partner Air Seychelles. This week-long educational trip showcased the beauty of its three main islands Mahe, Praslin and La Digue. The tour operators got an opportunity to experience the paradise islands, partake in various activities and get […]

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Air Seychelles confirms delivery of second A320neo in 2020

Air Seychelles has confirmed the delivery of its second A320neo aircraft in April 2020. The new generation aircraft which forms part of the airline’s plan to refresh its fleet will generate unbeatable efficiency, lowest operating costs and will significantly reduce environmental footprint. Equipped with 12 Business and 156 Economy Class seats, similarly to the current […]

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Anantara debuts in North Africa with launch of Anantara Tozeur Resort in Tunisia

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas makes its debut in North Africa with the opening of Anantara Tozeur Resort in the southwest of Tunisia. Offering a luxury gateway to ancient cultural and desert wonders, the new-build resort showcases exquisite Arabian and North African design, surrounded by the majestic desert, towering palms and endless salt lake views. […]

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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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