Ignite Your Travel Imaginations with South African Airways Deals

South African Airways is offering travellers special deals to ignite their imaginations and create beautiful memories while exploring business opportunities and connecting with family. Whether you want to close a business deal in Hong Kong, discover the many surprises of New York or do a last minute shopping in London, the special offers will ignite your imagination. The deals include flights from Lagos to Washington from USD 1,670, Nairobi to Frankfurt from USD 1,383 and Harare to London from USD 857 and Harare to Sao Paulo from USD 1,881. Others are Luanda to Hong Kong from USD 1,213, Nairobi to Perth from USD 1,238, Windhoek to New York from NAD 17,460 and Windhoek to Munich from NAD 10,7

Network Expansion: RwandAir to Launch Flights to Israel

RwandAir will commence direct flights to Tel Aviv, the economic and technology center of Israel, from its Kigali hub starting from 25th June 2019. The East African airline will seamlessly connect tourists and business travelers between Tel Aviv and its network three times a week via its Kigali hub. The new route will be operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays by a Boeing 737-800NG offering 16 seats in business class and 138 seats in economy class. Tel Aviv will be RwandAir's 29th destination and its 2nd in the Middle East after Dubai. Tickets are now available for sale through RwandAir website, sales offices and travel agencies. With a fleet of 12 aircraft including two Airbus A330, Rw

IHG Expands in The UK with Hotel Indigo London Clerkenwell

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has signed a Management Agreement with Omenport Developments Ltd for Hotel Indigo London – Clerkenwell. The 151-room Hotel Indigo London – Clerkenwell will be the 5th Hotel Indigo in London and is expected to open in early 2021. It will feature an all-day restaurant and 5 meeting rooms. Located in the heart of the city, Hotel Indigo London – Clerkenwell is situated in a neighbourhood with strong links with Farringdon station, Barbican and Old Street all within walking distance. At the Hotel Indigo London – Clerkenwell, the current historic listed building of the Hat & Feathers pub will be added to by two newly-built modern wings. Established in 2004, Hotel

Ethiopian Airlines Clears the Air on Lagos Airport Incident

Ethiopian Airlines has cleared the air on an incident involving one its aircraft in Lagos yesterday and dismissed media reports as false and exaggerated. According to the airline, Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 901 which departed Addis Ababa on 29 May en route Lagos encountered bad weather during landing and made a go-around the airport for better and smooth landing, according to the procedure. On a second attempt, it made a safe and normal landing. Pilots are encouraged to make a similar go-around in such cases, according to safety standard. However, some media had incorrectly reported this standard safety precautionary go-around as a near-crash scenario, thereby misleading the general

Air France Launches New Direct Service to Quito, Ecuador

Air France has commenced flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Quito, the Ecuadorian capital. The inaugural flight was operated on May 23, 2019. The 3 weekly service will be operated by an Airbus A340 for the summer season (30 seats in the Business cabin, 21 seats in the Premium Economy cabin and 227 seats in the Economy cabin). For the 2019-2020 winter season, the route will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 offering 30 seats in Business cabin, 21 seats in Premium Economy cabin and 225 seats in Economy cabin. This new destination is in addition to KLM’s daily flight between Amsterdam-Schiphol and Quito, operated by Boeing 777, for the 2019 summer season. Located more than 2,850 m above se

Canopy by Hilton Set to Debut in Africa with Cape Town Hotel

Hilton has signed a management agreement with Growthpoint Properties, South Africa’s largest REIT, to open a hotel under its lifestyle Canopy by Hilton brand. The 150 guestroom Canopy by Hilton Cape Town Longkloof is expected to begin welcoming guests in 2021 and will be the brand’s debut property in Africa. Canopy by Hilton Cape Town Longkloof will be located at Long Kloof Studios, c/o Park Road and Kloof Street, Cape Town, a stone’s throw away from the city’s historical epicenter. When opened, Canopy by Hilton Cape Town Longkloof will participate in the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 17 world-class brands. Canopy by Hilton launched in 2014 to appeal to travelers seeking l

More of India: KLM Launches New Service to Bangalore

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will be expanding its Indian network with a new thrice-weekly direct service to Bangalore with effect from 28 October 2019. The new service will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays using a Boeing 787-9 offering 30 seats in Business Class, 45 in Premium Economy Class and 219 in Economy Class. Flight KL0879 departs Schiphol at 11:05 and arrives at 00:50+1 hours local time in Bangalore. Flight KL0880 departs Bangalore at 02:45 and arrives the following day at 08:25 at Schiphol. Bangalore is home to over 10 million inhabitants, making it the third largest city in India. Apart from being an attractive business destination, Bangalore is also an important tourist des

Create Exciting Eid Memories with Etihad Holidays Deals

Etihad Holidays is giving travellers the chance to create unforgettable memories this Eid with a selection of holiday packages starting from AED 1,519 per person. Passengers and holiday makers can take advantage of the Etihad Holidays’ Eid travel sale and choose from relaxing staycations or quick getaways across Asia, Europe and the US. You can jet off for the long weekend and enjoy three- night packages from only AED 1,519 or stay local and enjoy a three-night staycation from only AED 439. With the opportunity to explore the world, travellers can grab an Eid getaway from now until 31 May 2019 with packages to Phuket from AED 3,359 per person, Munich from AED 3,781 per person or Los Angeles

Marriott Hotels Elevates Guest Experience with 'This Works'

Marriott Hotels has unveiled 'This Works' as its new personal care amenity provider starting this month. This is the latest installment in Marriott Hotels’ journey to inspire guests as they travel. Renowned for its natural and clean formulations 'This Works' products are intelligently crafted to work in harmony with the body’s circadian rhythms to optimize skin performance 24 hours a day. Marriott Hotels continues to find ways that enhance the travel experience for their guests. 'This Works' collections such as In The Zone or In Transit are carefully curated to protect guests against the natural stressors that the body and hair are exposed to during travel. Other recent innovations from Marr

Nominations Open For Balafon Travel and Tourism Awards

ATQ has opened nominations for 2019 Balafon West African Travel and Tourism Awards as part of the annual travel event Accra Weizo, Atqnews will host the awards of the 2019 edition. In 2017, it hosted the awards for ‘Top 100 Tourism personalities in West Africa’ and at the 2018 edition it hosted the ‘Top 100 Hotels in West Africa’. Beside its annual Balafon award in 2019, atqnews seeks to position in positive light the leading conference centres in West Africa. Winners of the categories will be selected via nominations to atqnewsawards@gmail.com before the 4th of June and it will be ratified by a board made of Specialist and Media. The award categories are: 1. Travel Personality of the Y

Emirates Brings Champions and Europa League Finals to the Skies

Emirates will screen the UEFA Europa League Final on May 29 and the UEFA Champions League Final on June 1 live on the dedicated in flight sports channel, Sport 24. With two all-English finals, the airline will ensure all the 23 Emirates flights operating to and from England during match times are equipped with Live TV including flights to and from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle and Birmingham. Emirates currently has 175 aircraft equipped with Live TV including all Boeing 777 and select Airbus 380s. An estimated 70,000 Emirates travellers could be watching the finals mid-flight, making Emirates’ “Stadium in the sky” comparable in capacity to the Olympi

Explore Thailand with Ethiopian Airlines Deals to Bangkok

Ethiopian Airlines is offering passengers a chance to travel more and pay less with special offers to Bangkok, Thailand. The airline is giving a 10% special online discount on flights originating from all Ethiopian Airlines online points to Bangkok. To benefit from this discount, passengers must book their flights online. This promo is valid until 30 June, 2019 for travels until 31 August, 2019. Now you can visit the Temple of Dawn -Wat Arun, shop at the floating markets, and relax with the famous Thai massages. Book now. #EthiopianAirlines #TravelDeals

Children's Day: Emirates Elevates and Inspires Nigerian Children

Emirates has demonstrated its priority attention to Nigerian children by hosting a dedicated Children’s Day and exclusive screening of a blockbuster movie, ‘Aladdin.’ The children were treated to a full day of entertainment and inspiration at the spectacular Children’s Day event in Maryland Mall, Lagos yesterday. The special Children’s Day package included movie screening, special cake cutting, positive interactions, display of a model aircraft, visualization of the Emirates flying experience and one on one with the Emirates Regional Manager West Africa, Afzal Parambil. Some of the children dressed in specially made Emirates pilot and cabin crew uniforms expressed their aspirations to not on

Radisson Blu Debuts in Algeria with Radisson Blu Algiers Hydra

Radisson Blu has expanded its African portfolio with the opening of its first hotel in Algeria - The Radisson Blu Hotel, Algiers Hydra. The 4-star Radisson Blu Hotel, Algiers Hydra, features 140 rooms and holds a prime location in Hydra municipality, the capital’s thriving business and diplomatic district. The hotel is conveniently located in the administrative and political center of the country, home to many embassies, several ministries and universities. It’s situated just 20 minutes’ drive from Houari Boumediene Airport. All guest rooms and spacious suites feature modern amenities including free high-speed Wi-Fi. In addition to the Standard and Business Class rooms, the hotel also featur

TAP Portugal Launches Flights to Banjul, The Gambia

TAP Portugal airline is expanding its network in Africa with a new service to Banjul, the capital of The Gambia with effect from 26 October, 2019. The new direct service between Lisbon and Humberto Delgado Airport in Banjul, will be operated three times a week using an Airbus A320 aircraft. Outbound flights will leave Lisbon at 20:55 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and arriving in Banjul at 00:10 the next day. Return flights will leave Banjul at 01:05 (on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays), arriving Banjul at 06:05 (all times local). The launch of this new route further strengthens TAP’s service to Africa, adding one more country and one more capital to its network of destinations on

Carry More Bags with RwandAir's Free Luggage Offer

If you didn't have a reason to indulge in a shopping spree in Dubai, you now have an excuse to do so with RwandAir's free luggage offer. The airline is offering passengers extra 23Kg luggage for FREE in all travel classes on flights from originating from Dubai to Kigali and beyond. The free luggage offer is valid from now till 30th June, 2019. Book your flight here and fly the dream of Africa. #RwandAir #TravelDeals #Dubai

Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul Invites Guests to Summer Treats

Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet will host Beer & Burger nights every Tuesday and Thursday beginning in June at its iconic A’YA Rooftop Lounge. On these themed nights, large portions of a variety of burgers prepared by the brilliant culinary team of the Hotel will appeal to different tastes. The dry aged beef burger, with homemade salsa and brioche will be served with truffle oil criss-cross fries. Coleslaw will accompany the Argentinean burgers alongside curly fries flavoured with the chef’s spices to delight the palates. The menu will also feature a vegetarian option, the oriental mixed veggie burger served with mint, lemon, tahini sauce and caesar salad on the side. The Beer & B

Discover the World From Lagos With Qatar Airways Deals

Qatar Airways is offering travellers from Nigeria deals to have the perfect summer holiday by travelling with their families and friends to some of the world's most incredible destinations. The deals include return economy class flights from Lagos to Guangzhou from USD 621, New York from USD 905, London Heathrow from USD 731, Beijing from USD 984, Dallas from USD 1282 and Washington, D.C. from USD 1131. Business class deals include Lagoss to Guangzhou from USD 3858, New York from USD 3737, London Heathrow from USD 2870, Beijing from USD 2357, Dallas from USD 4463 and Washington, D.C. from USD 4489. To benefit from these deals, book your flights between 24 May 2019 and 2 June 2019 for travels

Virgin Atlantic Doubles Indian Routes with New Service to Mumbai

Virgin Atlantic is relaunching flights between London Heathrow and Mumbai, India with effect from 27th October 2019, doubling its service to India. The airline also flies to Delhi. The Mumbai flights will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 aircraft offering the airline’s award-winning Upper Class, Premium and Economy Light, Classic and Delight cabins. Passengers on the service will enjoy Virgin Atlantic's on-board services including complimentary food, drink, over 300 hours of entertainment across films, TV, music channels and Wi-Fi. The new Mumbai flights marks Virgin Atlantic’s third new route announcement this year. Flights to Tel Aviv, Israel will commence in September 2019, and São Paulo, Br

Hosted Buyer Registration For East Africa Tourism Expo Opens

The organizers of the East Africa Tourism and Hospitality Expo (EATHE) 2019 have opened the registration portal for hosted buyers application. East Africa Tourism & Hospitality Expo (EATHE) 2019 is the largest travel expo in East Africa, offering the ideal platform for B2B meetings between leading African producers and top start-up global buyers. EATHE 2019 will be a platform which connects all stakeholders for each to capitalize on the opportunities for their own success. The event is estimated to engage at least 400 exhibitors and 3000 attendees from the travel industry. 700 of the attendees are regional and international hosted buyers of which 200 are start-up buyers. The EATHE 2019 bring



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