Sheraton Abuja Celebrates Nigeria at 58 with Discount

Sheraton Abuja Hotel is inviting guests to celebrate Nigeria’s 58th Independence on 1 October with iconic experiences at the Hotel’s Pool Bar & Restaurant. The hotel will commemorate the independence at its Pool Bar & Restaurant where it will offer guests a 10% discount to taste a variety of delicious local dishes right from the African Pot. The African Pot Menu at Sheraton Abuja hotel is priced from as low as NGN1,000 and features an array of enticing African delicacies from around different regions of Nigeria. African Pot menus include Asun (Peppered and Spiced Native Goat Meat originating from Western Nigeria), Zobo (Natural Hibiscus flower drink) and Nkwobi (a specialty local goat

Business and Pleasure: British Airways Launches Service to Munich

British Airways will launch new three daily flights from London City Airport to the Bavarian beer capital of Munich with effect from 16 February, 2019. Each-way hand baggage only fares to Munich from £59. The new route will increase the number of British Airways’ destinations from London City Airport to 34. As well as the new service British Airways will also add extra winter frequency on the popular Berlin, Dublin and Prague routes from November 10 this year and to Geneva from December. Return flights to Berlin will go up to 18 a week, Dublin to 38 a week, Prague to seven a week and Geneva to 16 a week from December. The addition of Munich complements British Airways existing flights to Ber

PaxEx: Delta Expands Pre-select Meal Service to More customers

To further enhance passenger experience, Delta is again expanding its popular pre-select meal program, giving more customers the ability to choose their meals in advance of their flight. Delta One customers can now enjoy pre-select on all outbound routes from the U.S. to Europe and flights departing from AMS, CDG and LHR inbound to the U.S (beginning Sept. 26) The pre-select meal service will also be available on select routes between the U.S. and Asia/Australia and on long-haul domestic routes where Delta One is offered. Delta One customers flying these routes who aren't SkyMiles members are now eligible to participate in the program. All that's needed is a valid email address listed in the

Tsogo Sun Marks Decades of Heritage and Tourism in Durban

Renowned as one of South Africa’s top tourism destinations, Durban has delivered excellence for both holiday and business travel, with golden beaches, a year-round warm climate, a wide range of entertainment options and conference facilities, a diverse and vibrant culture, and world-class accommodation. In honour of Tourism month and Heritage Day in September, Tsogo Sun is commemorating its growing investment in the city’s tourism offering over the last five decades. Tsogo Sun currently has 9 hotels from Umhlanga in the north to uShaka Marine World in the south, as well as the area’s leading entertainment destination, Suncoast. The group’s 9 hotels together offer 1,958 rooms, 13 restaurants,

Nigeria at 58: British Airways Offers Business to First Upgrade

British Airways will be offering travellers to and from Nigeria upgrades from Business to First for $500 to celebrate Nigeria’s Independence Day. The offer is to celebrate Nigeria’s independence at 58 and also to give their esteemed loyal and premium customers an unbeatable experience this period. From October 1, passengers flying British Airways into Nigeria from London and out of Nigeria to London are opened to the “Business to First” Upgrade offer for just $500. The “Business to First” upgrade offer which is bookable from 1 October, 2018 to 21 October, 2018, is valid for flights from Lagos or Abuja, to and from London. Travel dates are from the 1st of October to the 30th of Novemb

Turkish Airlines Reaches Highest Monthly Load Factor in August

Turkish Airlines recently announced the results of passenger and cargo traffic in August and achieved the highest monthly load factor (LF) in its history with 85.6%. On top of the strong base effect of August 2017, growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, is an important indicator of the continued growing interest in Turkey and Turkish Airlines. According to August 2018 Traffic Results; the passenger growth trend continued in August, thus total number of passengers carried went up by 2.4% reaching 7.6 million passengers, and Load Factor went up to 86%. Also, in August 2018, Total Load Factor improved by 1.3 points, with a minimal increase of 0.5% in capacity

PaxEx: Etihad Guest Programme Partners with Air Europa

Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty programme for Etihad Airways, has entered into a new partnership with Spanish carrier, Air Europa. The new partnership will enhance the benefits for its members by allowing them to earn and spend Etihad Guest Miles when flying with the Spanish carrier. The partnership also allows members to accumulate miles on codeshare flights operated and marketed by Etihad Airways in partnership with Air Europa. In addition, Etihad Guest members can redeem miles for tickets across the Air Europa network. The agreement provides for greater cooperation between the airlines’ frequent flyer programs, Etihad Guest and SUMA, enabling passengers to earn and redeem miles re

Namibia's Serra Cafema Reopens with Fresh New Looks

Following an environmentally-sensitive and inspiring rebuild, Wilderness Safaris’ Serra Cafema Camp, in Namibia’s extreme north-west, has reopened. Each incarnation of Serra Cafema has explored and enhanced its relationship with the natural world around it. The new Serra Cafema takes this to the next level. The camp is comfortable, updated and modern, incorporating fresh elements, while retaining the heart and soul of Serra Cafema. It is also 100% solar powered. Natural materials that reflect the surrounding landscape have been used throughout the camp, with stone sourced from the adjacent valley used for feature walls and defining structures. Each of the 8 spacious guest rooms overlook the

Ozwald Boateng OBE to Design British Airways New Uniforms

Savile Row tailoring expert, Ozwald Boateng OBE, is to be the next in an auspicious line-up of British designers to develop uniforms for British Airways. Boateng, who is known for bringing a modern contemporary twist to the classic British institution of tailoring, will be designing a collection for the airline’s 32,000 employees. The new uniform will form an important part of the airline’s celebrations for its Centenary next year. British Airways’ uniforms have been an iconic symbol of its brand throughout its 100-year history and the partnership with Ozwald will take the airline forward to the next chapter in its journey. British Airways is investing £4.5 billion over the next five

Disruption of Flight Operations: Air Peace Calls on Security Agencies

Nigeria's leading airline, Air Peace has urged the police, other security agencies and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to intervene in the disruption of its flight operations and attack of its staff by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and its affiliates. A statement issued by Air Peace Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah accused protesting members of NLC and its affiliates of targeting the carrier’s operations at the General Aviation Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos for disruption. Staff of the airline, the statement said, were attacked by the protesters for refusing to join the industrial action and insisting on performing their lawful dutie

Air Peace Boss Receives Agent of Positive Change Award

The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema has been recognised as an “Agent for Positive Change” at the Nigeria Goodwill Ambassador Awards 2018. Speaking at the award ceremony in Abuja, President of the Nigeria Goodwill Awards, Mr. Chris Odey said the recognition was a reward for Onyema’s “positive contribution to humanity” and development of society. Receiving the award, Onyema said he was delighted that his contributions to Nigeria’s social and economic development as well as the well being of humanity were recognised. Onyema, who was represented by Air Peace Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah, pledged to continue to work for the social and ec

On a Sad Note: KLM Stops Flying to Two African Destinations

On a sad note, KLM will stop flight operations to two African destinations including Freetown in Sierra Leone and Monrovia in Liberia with effect from 29 March 2019. KLM cited Schiphol’s slot restrictions as the reason which it said forced it to revise its portfolio of destinations sooner than expected. It will rather deploy the resources to a new route to Las Vegas in the U.S. According to KLM, the Freetown/Monrovia route would have been given more time to grow, but it was compelled to deploy its fleet and slots differently. KLM launched the Freetown/Monrovia route in 2017 Passengers with a reservation for a flight after 29 March 2019 from Amsterdam to Freetown or Monrovia will either be re

Emirates Introduces New Platform to Promote Dubai Businesses

Emirates continues to push boundaries with their ice entertainment system, with the launch of two new ice TV channels dedicated to promoting the wide range of activities in Dubai and the UAE. The channels will be on ice in December. The innovative solution will help Dubai and UAE businesses promote themselves to the over 5 million customers who fly on Emirates each month. Dubai and the UAE are home to a growing list of top restaurants, world-class facilities and events, constantly giving visitors and residents something new explore. The new channels on ice give these businesses a new platform to promote themselves to Emirates customers heading to Dubai. Two promotional TV channels will be in

Take a Long Family Weekend in Durban with Tsogo Sun Deals

Whether you want to explore the beaches of Durban or its sunny side, you can take Thursday or Monday off and make it a long weekend at Tsogo Sun hotels in Durban, South Africa. Tsogo Sun is offering guests irresistible deals to take some time off and enjoy an extended weekend away from work and stress at discounted rates. Welcome Spring and warm weather by taking advantage of Tsogo Sun's 'Make it a Long Weekend' offer with rates from as low as R1,350 bed & breakfast per room per night. Rates include Breakfast for 2 adults. 2 children under 18 stay and eat breakfast free when sharing with 2 adults in a family room. Participating hotels include Garden Court Marine Parade, Durban, Garden Court

Independence: Radisson Blu V.I Lagos Gives 25% Discount

To celebrate Nigeria’s 58th Independence, Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel Victoria Island, Lagos is giving guests 25% discount on rooms and suites for a weekend stay from 27 September to 1 October, 2018. The 25 percent discount independence offer to guests at Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel Lagos is to show the hotel's commitment to Nigeria and Nigerians. Located on the waterfront along Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel provides the perfect celebration ambiance for families, singles and corporate to enjoy the celebration of Nigeria’s independence with delicious cuisines and lots of fun. The modern Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Lagos sits on the banks of the upsca

British Airways Rolls Out Promo For Executive Club Members

Members of British Airways loyalty program, Executive Club, can now collect double the Avios when they fly, thanks to a new offer from the airline. To be eligible to collect double Avios on flights, customers must register, book and fly by December 31, 2018. Customers must register for the offer before booking, which can be done here, and be a member of the British Airways Executive Club, which is free to join. The promotion is running on all British Airways flights across all routes and cabins and can be collected on up to 10 flights. These double Avios can be spent in the same way as normal Avios, including being used for part payment, allowing customers to cut the cost of future f

Network Expansion: British Airways Launches New Service to Japan

British Airways customers are set to soak up Osaka next summer as the airline is launching direct flights to Japan’s second largest city from March 31, 2019. The four weekly service departing from Heathrow Terminal 5 and landing into Osaka’s Kansai International Airport, will be operated by a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Special return fares from £599 in World Traveller, £999 in World Traveller Plus and £2499 in Club World are bookable until October 9, for travel between May 7 and September 9, 2019. The new route takes the number of daily flights between London and Japan offered as part of British Airways’ joint business with Japan Airlines up to 32 per week. Japan Airlines will also codeshare o

PaxEx: Delta Launches First Biometric Terminal in the U.S.

Delta Air Lines, in partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), is launching the first biometric terminal in the United States at Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal (Terminal F) in Atlanta. Beginning late this year, customers flying direct to an international destination have the option of using facial recognition technology from curb to gate, transforming the customer journey with a seamless travel experience through the airport. This optional, end-to-end Delta Biometrics experience includes using facial recognition technology to check in at the self-servi

Stay More For Less at Kempinski Hotel Accra with 25% Off

Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City, Accra is giving guests a special offer of up to 25 % off Best Available Rates. Under the deal, which runs until 31 December 2019, you can book a stay of 4 to 6 nights and enjoy 20% off or a stay of 7 nights or more and enjoy 25% off. Book NOW. To benefit from the offers, book at least 7 days in advance. First night deposit will be required at the time of booking. Booking must be guaranteed with a valid credit card. The offer is subject to availability and local taxes. Cancel by 6:00pm local time 3 days prior to date of arrival for a full refund. In case of late cancellation or non-arrival, one night fee wil

Marriott Launches First Unified Marriott Rewards Promotion

Marriott International is celebrating its recently unified loyalty programs – Marriott Rewards, with a new promotion that will allow members to earn bonus points across 6,700 hotels at all 29 participating brands. “MegaBonus in More Places” offers members the broadest opportunity to earn bonus points ever, rewarding them for stays of two nights or more and for exploring new brands. Members are invited to play a limited time game, “29 Ways to Stay,” for chances to win prizes such as bonus points and nights. Points can be redeemed for free nights, flights, exclusive experiences on Marriott Rewards Moments and SPG Moments, and much more. By registering for the promotion, Marriott Rewards and SP

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