Category: Africa

Neliswa Nkani, Hub Head – MEISEA, South African Tourism shares a message in wake of COVID19 outbreak

Speaking to Travel News Digest, she said: “The emergence of COVID-19 has been challenging for the world at large, and more so for the travel, tourism and aviation industries. The outbreak is constantly evolving and at South African Tourism, we remain alert and focussed toward providing our sector with critical updates and plans. The safety […]

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Ethiopian wins International Air Cargo Marketer of the Year Award

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services won the ‘International Air Cargo Marketer of the Year’ Award at the 2020 STAT International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo which was held from February 25-27 in Mumbai. Ethiopian Cargo was awarded for its valuable contribution to the air cargo industry in a highly competitive and one of the […]

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Magical Kenya eyes 20% tourism growth from India in 2020

Magical Kenya exhibited at OTM Mumbai, India’s largest travel trade exhibition, to position Kenya as the preferred holiday destination and to provide a business networking platform for the Kenyan travel trade to engage with key tourism stakeholders in the Indian market. The exhibition was held at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre from February 3 […]

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High Commission of Rwanda and Rwanda Development Board organises ‘Rwanda – The Royal Tour’ in Mumbai

The High Commission of Rwanda – Delhi and Rwanda Development Board organised a workshop called Rwanda – The Royal Tour on February 5 at The Westin Mumbai Garden City. The workshop was put together by Inspiration Unlimited Events. The workshop was organised to familiarise the travel trade and media to the grandness of Rwanda – […]

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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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