WTM Africa Takes its Place on Global Travel Trade Stage

World Travel Market (WTM) Africa 2019 is shaping up to be the biggest iteration of the African continent’s leading B2B Travel Trade Show, yet, with an ever-growing confirmed exhibitor list full stop. This year’s show is the 6th edition, with the first event launched in 2014. The official Press Conference kicks off at 10:30 on Wednesday 10 April, where key industry leaders from the African Continent will address attendees on the state of tourism in Africa. The Host City of Cape Town, who has been awarded the world’s leading festival & event destination 2018 by World Travel Awards, will welcome travel professionals from across the globe to #WTMA19. With its status as a global tourism hotspot c

Ethiopian Becomes Official Carrier For World Press Freedom Day

Ethiopian Airlines has been chosen as the Official Carrier for the 2019 World Press Freedom Day Global Conference to be held in Addis Ababa from May 1-3, 2019. The conference is jointly organized by UNESCO, African Union and the Government of Ethiopia under the theme ‘Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation’. As the official carrier of the event, Ethiopian will provide air transport service to the 1000-1500 participants who will be coming to Addis Ababa from around the globe. As a pan-African airline and the leading aviation group in Africa, Ethiopian has been serving as the Official Carrier for different regional and continental conferences held in African

Etihad Guest Members to Bid For Cabin Upgrades With Miles

Etihad Airways has enhanced its upgrade system, enabling customers to now use Etihad Guest Miles as a form of payment to bid for a premium seat in a higher cabin. The new function will give customers the choice to bid on their upgrades using miles in addition to the existing credit card option. Guests will see real-time notifications of their bids on their screen, allowing 2 or more individual bids at the same time. Email and SMS will also be sent to notify them of the status of their bid. Etihad Guest members will receive an email invitation to bid for a one-cabin upgrade days before their flight, or they can visit the etihad.com/Manage Your Booking or etihadguest.com. The auction will tak

British Airways Flies to Milan Bergamo From London Gatwick

Customers will soon be able to reach the metropolis of Milan from Gatwick with a year-round British Airways route to Milan Bergamo. The six-per-week service launches on September 1, 2019 with bookings available on BA.com from today. Bergamo Airport is conveniently nestled between some of Italy’s most picturesque lakes and Milan. The airport is 45km from the fashion capital known for its sophistication and creativity which is perfect for a weekend city break. For those seeking a relaxed sunshine escape, Bergamo is the closest gateway to Lake Como and driving distance from Lake Garda, as well as the Franciacorta Wine Region. Bergamo also borders the Alps, providing access to a number of ski re

Tribute Portfolio by Marriott Opens Sarasota Modern Brand

Tribute Portfolio, Marriott International’s newest collection brand, has opened The Sarasota Modern in the heart of downtown Sarasota in Florida, USA. its newest collection brand and growing global family of characterful, independent hotels drawn and their drive to create vibrant social scenes for guests and locals alike. With European inspired design and located in the epicenter of the urban ‘Rosemary District', the hotel features 89 rooms with indoor and outdoor living features, two aqua pools and a hot spa. Blending European inspiration with the unique climate of Florida’s Gulf Coast, the hotel delivers an unexpected yet authentic Sarasota experience. Showcasing a highly anticipated Ameri

What to Experience at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum 2019

Preparations for the agenda for this year's AHIF in Addis Ababa is now underway. With an anticipated speaking faculty of over 90 leading professionals this is a must attend event for anyone looking to invest on the continent. AHIF is renowned to be attended by the highest calibre international hotel investors of any conference in Africa. It is the leading hotel investment conference that connects business leaders from the international and local markets, driving investment into tourism projects, infrastructure and hotel development across Africa. 2019 will also welcome attendees to a regional briefing in Cape Town in April to explore the South African market in more detail. This addition to

Irresistible Deal: EgyptAir Offers 45% Discount From New York

EgyptAir is offering passengers travelling from the United States of America the opportunity to travel more and pay less while discovering the world outside America. The airline is offering an irresistible 45% discount on its flights originating from New York to any of its destinations across the world. Enjoy discounts up to 45% when you book your #EGYPTAIR ticket from New York to all our network Sales date until 15 April. Travel date until 30 April. Other terms and conditions apply. To benefit from this offer, just book your ticket online on EgyptAir' website. #EgyptAir #TravelDeals

Make Your Easter Memorable With Kempinski Accra Deals

Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra has created the perfect package to help you relax and rejuvenate this season while celebrating Easter with a 5 Star luxury experience. The Easter holidays package offers you the opportunity to book your stay at the 5 star hotel and enjoy 20% discount on room rates as well as on food in the hotel's Cedar Garden Restaurant. The offer is valid from now till 22nd April 2019 for stays between 18th to 23rd April, 2019. The offer is valid for a minimum stay of two nights. In addition to the discounts on rooms and food, you also get to enjoy early check-in from 10:00 am, late check-out until 4:00 pm and complimentary upgrade to next room category. Conveniently l

AviaDev: Meeting System Opens For Registered Delegates

Registered attendees of AviaDev can now start making those important route development meetings with a view to increasing their connectivity. With senior planning officers from 27 airlines ready to discuss new routes this is your last chance to ensure your destination is part of these discussions. Airports participating in these discussions include Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Is your airport represented? The meeting system allows you to choose in preference order your top priority meetings and we will them tailor your meeting schedule based on your choices. In additi

Nigeria and Africa Shine in Emirates New Pan-African Campaign

The talent, energy, creativity and global appeal of Nigerian and African artistes are being celebrated by Emirates in its new pan-African brand advertising campaign. The world's fastest growing airline is taking the message of ‘New Africa’ to the world. The campaign video highlights the achievements of Nigerian born Abiola Oke and amplifies the energy and rich potentials of Africa. The campaign also features an original song with energy-filled music and inspiring lyrics that reflects the beats of contemporary African electronic club music. Produced by Blinky Bill, the song has popular sounds and rhythms that are currently dominating the radio, blasting out of taxicabs and on the dance floor

Turkish Airlines Launches New Service to Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Turkish Airlines is expanding its operations in Nigeria with the launch of a new service between Istanbul and Port Harcourt in the southern part of Nigeria. The new direct service will commence on June 24, 2019 and will be operated four times a week between the two cities. A Boeing 737-900NG has been scheduled to operate this service. With the launch of the new service, Port Harcourt will become Turkish Airlines third destination in Nigeria and 53rd in Africa. The airlines already flies to Lagos and Abuja. Port Harcourt is the capital and largest city of Rivers State, Nigeria. It lies along the Bonny River and is located in the oil rich Niger Delta region. #TurkishAirlines #Boeing737

Easter Holiday: Kenya Airways Rolls Out Irresistible Packages

Whether you want to 'get lost' on one of the several beautiful islands of Seychelles or visit the lush greenery and stunning beaches of Mauritius, Kenya Airways has got you covered. Kenya Airways has rolled out the perfect and exclusive packages to help you celebrate memorable Easter holidays in some of the world's most beautiful holiday destinations. The package includes Mombasa from USD 196, Dubai from USD 533, Zanzibar from USD 784, Cape Town from USD 1,052, Mahe Island from USD 1,276, and Mauritius from USD 1,584. The package rates include three nights’ accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, return flights in Economy Class (inclusive of airport taxes) and airport transfers.

The World’s Largest Residence Inn By Marriott Opens

Marriott International has opened Residence Inn Calgary Downtown/Beltline District, the largest property in the brand’s global portfolio. The Residence Inn Calgary is Marriot's the 800th hotel. Well located in one of Calgary’s most dynamic neighbourhoods, the Residence Inn Calgary Downtown/Beltline District was designed to capture the unconventional charm of the city. Standing 33 stories high, the property features 390 well-appointed spacious suites, offering unbeatable views of the city, all while blending comfort and style. The property stands out within Calgary’s iconic skyline and boasts unique design elements from floor-to-ceiling murals to cowboy boot stitching incorporated into all gu

Emirates Offers Nigerians Special Deals With Hotel Stay

Emirates is enhancing the travel experience of Nigerian travellers by offering complimentary hotel stay with special offers across its cabins, the offer also includes Skywards bonus miles. The special offers are valid from March 26, 2019 and April 3, 2019, while travel dates are from April 1, 2019 till June 30 2019. Nigerian Travellers departing from Lagos to Dubai can avail a roundtrip ticket for USD 8,963 on First Class, USD 3,229 on Business Class, and USD 799 on Economy class. For travellers departing from Abuja to Dubai, the roundtrip ticket is USD 8,963 on First Class, USD 3,229 on Business Class, and USD 629 on Economy class. Nigerian Economy Class travellers will enjoy one fir

Discover Enugu With BON Hotel Sunshine Room Deals

Whether you want it quiet or a little loud, BON Hotel Sunshine Enugu has rolled out the perfect deal to help you discover Enugu, Nigeria while enjoying the serenity of the Coal City. The four-star hotel hotel is offering guests 30% discount on room rates when they book and stay for three or more nights between 1 February 2019 and 31 July 2019. This offer is subject to availability and is valid for a minimum three night stay. Upgrade fees apply. Full pre-payment is required at the time of booking. The offer is not valid for groups. Situated not far from the Enugu International Airport in the suburb of Asata, BON Hotel Sunshine Enugu caters to business and leisure travellers with facilities of

Quattro Four Seasons Marrakech Resort Hosts Wine Tasting

To launch this year’s Quattro restaurant wine program, Quattro Restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Marrakech invites guests on a multi-sensory experience with the vibrant discovery of Italian vineyards. Throughout the evening, Sommelier Ferdinando Nando and his team will be on hand to talk guests through the complexity of each Italian region and expand their curiosity on the different styles of wines. In the casual and sleek setting of Quattro restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Marrakech, wine connoisseurs will be encouraged to taste and ask questions to the experts on hand, while learning about the history of the Italian vineyards. Guests will also enjoy Chef Piero Nogaro’s aperitivo delicacies

BON Hotels Acquires Die Kliphuis Boutique Hotel

BON Hotels has acquired the Die Kliphuis boutique hotel located in Standerton, in Mpumalanga, South Africa, to augment the group’s fast-growing portfolio. Set in peaceful surroundings with gracious living and a high standard of comfort and cuisine, the property will be positioned as a 4-star, boutique hotel, and renamed Die Kliphuis Standerton by BON Hotels. The hotel offers over 60 rooms, restaurant, bar, gift shop, conference facilities and lush gardens, ideal for intimate weddings and celebrations. For long-stay guests, they also have three apartments and two 2-bedroomed townhouses available in close proximity to the hotel. A soft refurb is planned for the hotel including the restaurant a

Ethiopian Wins Prestigious ‘African Champion of the Year’ Award

Ethiopian Airlines has won the prestigious African Champion of the Year Award on March 26, 2019 at the ongoing Africa CEO Forum in Kigali which is being attended by more than 1,800 delegates. The AFRICA CEO FORUM is the leading international conference dedicated to the private sector in Africa and hosts the continent’s top CEOs, international investors, experts and high-level policy makers every year. Every year, the AFRICA CEO FORUM AWARDS recognize the companies and investors that have shaped the year in Africa, during the AFRICA CEO FORUM Gala Dinner. Ethiopian Airlines is a multi-award winning airline. On November 8, 2017, SKYTRAX, the most prestigious international air transport s

Fly With British Airways and Collect 100% More Avios

British Airways is running a promotion giving its Executive Club Members the chance to collect 100 per cent more (double) Avios when they fly. To be eligible to collect double Avios on flights, customers must register and book by April 19, and then fly by December 31, 2019. The promotion is running on flights across all routes and cabins and can be collected on up to six flights, giving Members a great opportunity to build their Avios balances as the airline celebrates its 100th birthday. Also included in the promotion are flights booked using Avios part payment. Any Member who books and completes six qualifying flights in the above time periods also receive a further bonus 2,019 Avios,

PaxEx: Etihad Airways and Elenium Revolutionize Travel Experience

Etihad Airways and Elenium will demonstrate how a newly developed voice activated self-service kiosk, bag drop and boarding gate facility will revolutionize the travel experience by taking facial recognition technology to new heights. The demonstration will take place at Passenger Terminal EXPO (PTE) in London between 26 – 28 March. Using cloud technology, artificial intelligence computer vision and natural human interfacing, Etihad Airways and Elenium will demonstrate how they will change the way consumers travel by showcasing the airport experience of the future. A key area of cooperation involves the use of technologies from Elenium, Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud computing subsidia

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