#WTMAfrica – Registration is Open: Claim your spot!

  (Posted 28th November 2023)     This is your chance to get ahead of your competitors Mark your calendar for the highly anticipated WTM Africa 2024, taking place from 10-12 April. It’s the ultimate reunion of the industry, packed with endless opportunities and we couldn’t be more excited. Brace yourself for an extraordinary mix […]

#AFRAA Virtual Industry Affairs Briefing

  (Posted 28th November 2023)   As part of AFRAA’s commitment to advocate for member airlines’ interests and keep them informed of the developments in the airline industry, the Secretariat hosts an Industry Affairs briefing webinar series every last Wednesday of the month. After each session, AFRAA generates a monthly report on African Airlines Performance updates. […]

#Arusha business community asks for #Condor stop in JRO

  (Posted 28th November 2023)     Following a workshop and seminar for travel agents and tour operators and a get together with the business community in and around Arusha, did it become clear that hopes were high that Germany’s Condor would consider stopping over in Arusha – not just for inbound traffic benefitting the […]

TravelComments.com – South Africa: South African Airways returns to Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)

  (Posted 28th November 2023)     South Africa’s flag carrier, South African Airways (SAA),  is set to introduce a new service to Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) in the Eastern Cape. The airline announced earlier today that it will launch two daily return flights between OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg and Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport (PLZ) in Gqeberha on 13 December 2023 until 31 March 2024. […]

#Airlink to resume flights between Cape Town and St. Helena

  (Posted 28th November 2023)   Direct flights between Cape Town and the remote Atlantic island of St Helena will resume from December 2024 until March 2025. The new flights will be in addition to the existing weekly flights between St Helena and Johannesburg. Airlink will operate the flight on Saturdays from and to Cape […]

Get ready for a warm winter in #Brussels

  (Posted 28th November 2023)   #BrusselsAirport is the home base of #BrusselsAirlines     Get ready for a warm winter The end of the year is approaching and with it comes a dash of magic. Until the December 31st, you can enjoy Winter Wonders in Brussels. Enjoy the various activities such as a Christmas market, light […]

Radisson Hotel Group, in partnership with EDSG, further expands its portfolio in Nigeria

  (Posted 28th November 2023)   The Radisson Hotel Group in partnership with the Edo State Government, is proud to announce its progressed expansion in Nigeria with the signing of Radisson Hotel Benin City. The 169-room hotel, scheduled to open within the next 12 months is the Group’s 12th hotel in Nigeria and officially marks their debut […]

#Capa’s Corporate Travel Community News

  (Posted 28th November 2023)   ATCNews readers continue to have daily access, courtesy of #CAPA, to their Corporate Travel Community news, by simply clicking on https://corporatetravelcommunity.com/news

#AirTanzania appoints #AviaReps as new GSA in #Kenya

  (Posted 27th November 2023)     AVIAREPS, the world’s leading international representation, marketing and communications company for aviation, tourism, hospitality, and food & beverage brands, has been appointed as General Sales Agent (GSA) for Air Tanzania in Kenya. The appointment, which came into effect on the November 9th, 2023, sees AVIAREPS Kenya responsible for […]

#Kenya declares Ivory and Rhino Horn stockpile for 2022

  (Posted 27th November 2023)   Courtesy of African Elephant News / Stenews and Cyndy Aluoch, The Star   The Kenyan government has declared the ivory and rhino trophies in its possession as per the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). CITES is an international agreement between governments […]

Strengthened Global Framework for Accelerating Aviation’s Decarbonization

  (Posted 27th November 2023)   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) looks forward to governments delivering the supportive policies needed to enable aviation’s decarbonization, as agreed at the Third Conference on Aviation Alternative Fuels (CAAF/3) hosted by The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Dubai. CAAF/3 delivered critical agreement on: •    A global framework […]

#Capa’s Corporate Travel Community News

  (Posted 27th November 2023)   ATCNews readers continue to have daily access, courtesy of #CAPA, to their Corporate Travel Community news, by simply clicking on https://corporatetravelcommunity.com/news

East African Community grows to 8 member states

  (Posted 27th November 2023)     Somalia has been admitted to the East African Community as the regional group’s 8th member state, now joining the other members (in alphabetical order) Burundi, DR Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. There has been hesitation among several member states to approve the membership, largely due […]

Elephant twins born in #Kenya

  (Posted 27th November 20230   Courtesy of African Elephant News / Stenews and CBS   https://www.cbsnews.com/news/rare-elephant-twins-born-kenya-captured-on-camera/   An elephant in Kenya has given birth to a set of twins, a conservation group said on Friday, a rare event for the planet’s largest land mammals. Save the Elephants said that the twins, both female, were […]

#ATCAF2023 gains momentum

  (Posted 26th November 2023)   In a groundbreaking initiative, the Sayari Dunia Sustainable Tourism Foundation (SDSTF) has officially launched the Africa Tourism Climate Action Forum (ATCAF) 2023, which is presently ongoing kickoff successfully on the 24th November, 2023 in Ado Ekiti.     The opening ceremony event commenced with the Nigerian national anthem and […]

#BrusselsAirlines’ agreement with unions avoids strike action

  (Posted 27th November 2023)   Yesterday, Saturday November 25th, the management of Brussels Airlines had its second meeting in two days with the cabin crew unions. The airline is satisfied to announce that all four union parties have confirmed that the current strike is off the table. The airline is happy that it can […]

TravelComments.com – Western Cape: Franschhoek Pass closed for construction!

  (Posted 24th November 2023)     The Western Cape Infrastructure Department has announced that the Franschhoek Pass, which connects Franschhoek and the towns of Grabouw and Villiersdorp, is closed due to construction work following severe storms and flooding that hit the Western Cape in September 2023. According to Infrastructure MEC Tertuis Simmers, the closure of Franschhoek Pass will take effect from… READ MORE


  (Posted 24th November 2023)   ENTER THE AFRICA YOUTH IN TOURISM INNOVATION CHALLENGE Closing Date: 01 March 2024 The Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Challenge is a platform to invite innovative ideas and solutions that goes beyond technology but are related to the travel and tourism industry for review and adjudication by a preeminent […]

TravelComments.com – South Africa: Kruger National Park goes cash free!

  (Posted 24th November 2023)   South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced that Kruger National Park will be going cash free as from 01 December 2023 at five of its entrance gates found in the southern part of the National Park as well as fuel stations. This is part of a broader cash free digital drive, which SANParks introduced in 2021 […]

TravelComments.com – Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park: Park shops with changed opening hours due to stocktaking!

  (Posted 24th November 2023)     The Regional Communications Manager: Arid Parks at South African National Parks (SANParks), Genevieve Maasdorp, announced in the SANParks – Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park facebook group that stocktaking needs to be performed at all shops in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The operating hours of the shops in Nossob Rest Camp, Mata-Mata Rest Camp and Twee Rivieren Rest Camp will […]

#AFRAA55AGA Takes Strides to Transform Aviation for Development

  (Posted 24th November 2023)     The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and Uganda Airlines concluded the 55th Annual General Assembly (AGA) in Kampala, Uganda on Tuesday evening. The event was held under the High Patronage of the Government of Uganda and officiated by H.E Jessica Rose Epel Alupo, Vice President of the Republic of […]

#Capa’s Corporate Travel Community News

  (Posted 24th November 2023)   ATCNews readers continue to have daily access, courtesy of #CAPA, to their Corporate Travel Community news, by simply clicking on https://corporatetravelcommunity.com/news

The power of data: How artificial intelligence will help unveil the future of aviation

  (Posted 24th November 2023)   zeroG and Brussels Airlines organize a hackathon in Brussels: “Unlock the Power of Data”     zeroG and Brussels Airlines are holding a hackathon entitled “Unlock the Power of Data” from yesterday, 23rd to 24th of November in Brussels to unlock the immense potential of data and artificial intelligence […]

TravelComments.com – Durban: All beaches are open for swimming!

  (Posted 24th November 2023)   The eThekwini Municipality, the local government body responsible for governing and managing Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, has released updated lists of beaches that are currently (as of 22 November 2023) open and safe for swimming, closed for swimming and of swimming pools that are currently open to the public. According to the lists… READ MORE

Traditional leaders in Zimbabwe condemn poaching

  (Posted 23rd November 2023)   Courtesy of African Elephant News / Stenews and Obert Siamilandu, News Day     Traditional leaders in Kariba district have condemned wildlife poaching in the area, adding that the crime was detrimental to the development of tourism in the district. Kariba’s tourism is anchored on wildlife, hence the need […]

Register now for Africa Travel Week 2024

  (Posted 23rd November 2023)       Register now for Africa Travel Week 2024 ? Registration now open for Africa Travel Week 2024, running from 07 to 12 April in the City of Cape Town ? 2024 programme includes WTM Africa, ILTM Africa, and various bolt-on events, conferences, and awards ceremonies running concurrently ? […]