Qatar Airways Named ‘Airline of the Year’ by Airline Ratings for 2024

  (Posted 29th May 2024)   Qatar Airways is Airline Ratings’ leading premium airline, which also assessed 25 global carriers Qatar Airways also takes home ‘Best Business Class’ for the fifth consecutive year, and ‘Best Catering’ in the industry Qatar Airways has once again been named the ‘Airline of the Year’ for 2024 by the […]

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IHG Hotels & Resorts strengthens portfolio in #Egypt with two new Crowne Plaza signings

  (Posted 28th May 2024)   The dual signing sees the expansion of IHG’s premium brand in Egypt and introduces the Crowne Plaza brand to Cairo’s New Administrative Capital       IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Urbnlanes Development to bring two new Crowne […]

#SITA expands into the maritime sector

  (Posted 28th May 2024)   SITA, the global leader in technology for the air transport industry, launches SmartSea through an initial agreement with Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM), the world-class ship manager and maritime service provider. SmartSea is the industry’s first company with the power to reshape the maritime sector by facilitating access to the same advanced technology […]

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#ZambiaTourism announces postponement of #ZATEX2024

  (Posted 27th May 2024)   Zambia has just announced the postponement of their international tourism trade show #ZATEX due to unforeseen circumstances, according to a statement received from them by ATCNews. The statement was signed by the CEO of the Zambia Tourism Agency Mr. Matongo Matamwandi. The trade fair was due to be held […]

Kenya Utalii College enters new era through partnership with Accor Hotels

  (Posted 27th May 2024)   Courtesy of Mr. Mehdi Morad, Vice President Operations Africa, Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles, Accor Hotels   I am excited to share a significant milestone for Kenya’s tourism and hospitality sector. Today, we embark on an initiative to upgrade and revamp the curriculum of Kenya Utalii College, supported by the […]

Africa Weekly Aviation Trails: Week 21, 2024 Highlights

  (Posted 27th May 2024)   Courtesy of Aero Trail Ltd and Mr. Alex Koech     Week 21 in African aviation saw few announcements on new airline routes and fleet upgrades. However, positive news emerged from Kenya with the release of their 2023 economic survey. The document highlights a significant increase in post-pandemic travel, […]

#Uganda sets new benchmark for Africa’s aviation industry

  (Posted 27th May 2024)   Courtesy of Dr. Alain St. Ange   Seen here are Ms. Jennifer Bamuturaki, CEO of Uganda Airlines with Dr. Alain St. Ange of Seychelles.   Jenifer Bamuturaki is the CEO of Uganda Airlines, the national carrier of Uganda, the country known as the Pearl of Africa and one of […]

Africa Hospitality Investment Forum #AHIF2024 to be opened by Namibian President

  (Posted 27th May 2024)   AHIF welcomes delegates from over 50 countries for three days of high-level networking, formal business meetings and discussion of all the latest trends and developments and is followed by #AviaDevAfrica2024    With just over a month to go before the Africa Hospitality Investment Forum opens its doors on 25th of June, […]

#Germany’s #GIZ and the East African Community launch new tourism support project

  (Posted 27th May 2024)     The East African Community in partnership with Germany’s International Development Agency GIZ co invites you to participate in the official virtual launch of the EAC Online Tourism Capacity Development Programme scheduled for 30th of May 2024, 11.00 am East African Time. The Programme aims to strengthen institutional and […]

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Uganda surprised invited African tourism gurus with special honours

  (Posted 27th May 2024)     At the just ended Ugandan tourism trade expo POATE were Dr. Alain St. Ange and Mr. Ikechi Uko honoured by their Ugandan hosts with a special recognition during a dinner function, sponsored by Uganda Airlines, at the Ndere Cultural Centre in Kampala. Both Dr. Alain and Ikechi are […]

Call for #WSTHA Entries Deadline Extended to 31 May!

  (Posted 26th May 2024)     Call for Entries Deadline Extended to 31 May! World Sustainable Travel & Hospitality Awards (WSTHA) has extended its call for entries deadline to 31 May. If your organisation is a pioneer in sustainable travel, you could secure global recognition for your work by entering for free. KEY FACTS […]

#TwigaTours – They put their money where their mouth is

  (Posted 24th May 2024)   Twiga Tours and Twiga Travel, through the Manji Foundation, distributed textbooks, school materiala and food to Masai Mara flood victims      The God’s were definitely smiling on us… A bright sunny day as we touched down at Olkiombo Airstrip, Masai Mara National Reserve to distribute food to some […]

Aero Trail publishes African aviation accident and incident report

  (Posted 24th May 2024)   Courtesy of Aero Trail Ltd and Mr. Alex Koech   In 2023, the world registered 5,337 aviation-related incidents/accidents, according to the Aviation Safety Network database. Of these, 661 resulted in fatal injuries, claiming the lives of 1,322 individuals. This marked a 17.2% decrease from the approximately 1,596 deaths from […]

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  (Posted 24th May 2024)   ATCNews readers have daily access, courtesy of #CAPA, to their Corporate Travel Community news, by simply clicking on – South Africa introduces a new remote working visa!

  (Posted 24th May 2024)   The Government of South Africa has introduced a new remote working visa. The amendments to the country’s immigration regulations were gazetted on 20 May 2024. The new visa, which is introduced as a species of visitors visa, allows foreigners to work remotely for a foreign employer while residing in South Africa. However, applicants for […]

IATA “Wings of Change Focus Africa” Conference to Address Resilience and Sustainability

  (Posted 24th May 2024)   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the Wings of Change Focus Africa Conference (WOCFA) will return for its second edition under the theme ‘Towards a More Resilient and Sustainable African Aviation’. WOCFA is taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 2-3 July 2024 with South African Airways as the host airline.  […]

Qatar Airways Cargo Rejoins Forces with Animal Defenders International

  (Posted 24th May 2024)   Six young lions rescued from the illegal wildlife trade as a part of Qatar Airways Cargo WeQare initiative    Qatar Airways Cargo has once again assisted Animal Defenders International, this time by transporting six young lions from the illegal wildlife trade to the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary in Johannesburg. Known […]

Volcanoes Safaris set to open their new Kibale Lodge on 01st of July 2024

  (Posted 24th May 2024)     Volcanoes Safaris, the pioneer of gorilla and chimpanzee ecotourism in Uganda and Rwanda since 1997, announces the opening of Kibale Lodge in Uganda on 01st of July 2024. Bookings are now open!     Volcanoes’ fifth lodge is a landmark development as it creates a unique circuit linking the finest […] – Zambia: Mfuwe International Airport (MFU) gets an upgrade!

  (Posted 24th May 2024)     The Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL) has announced that Mfuwe International Airport (MFU), which serves the tourism industry based on the nearby South Luangwa National Park and other wildlife areas in the Luangwa Valley, will undergo a period of rehabilitation, commencing on… READ MORE – Malawi: Malawi Airlines increases flights between Lilongwe Nairobi!

  (Posted 23rd May 2024)     The flag carrier of Malawi, Malawi Airlines, has announced the introduction of a fourth weekly service to Kenya. The airline will add a flight on Sundays to its current schedule between Kamuzu International Airport (LLW) in Lilongwe and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. The additonal service will commence on… READ MORE

Uganda’s Tourism Minister Tom Butime and Dr. Alain St. Ange meet at #POATE2024

  (Posted 23rd May 2024)     POATE is regarded as one of East Africa’s major tourism events and Seychelles’ best known tourism personality, the island’s former Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine Minister and President of the African Tourism Board is in Uganda at the invitation of Minister Tom R. Butime, the Minister of […]

#Seychelles Official Licensed Taxi Services unite to ensure service and security

  (Posted 23td May 2024)   Courtesy of Dr. Alain St. Ange, presently attending #POATE2024 in Kampala on invitiation of the Ugandan Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities     Seychelles Official and licensed Taxi Operators have  said they are “United in our Diversity, Driving Seychelles Together” as they move to better their services and […]