Explore The World From Nigeria with Kenya Airways Deals

Are you planning on exploring the world from Nigeria? Kenya Airways has rolled out the perfect deals to some of its most popular destinations around the world. Whether you want to discover the many surprises of London or explore the romantic side of Rome or close an important business deal in Guangzhou, the Kenya Airways deals are for you. The deals include flights from Lagos to London starting from NGN 258,466, New York from NGN 290,206, Dubai from NGN 245,528, Mumbai from NGN 221,669, Bangkok from NGN 269,658, Guangzhou from NGN 215,804, Rome from NGN 232,619, Paris from NGN 248,837, Geneva from NGN 269,163, Johannesburg from 150,797, Cape Town from NGN 181,959, and Nairobi from NGN 326,92

More Travel Options: Air Italy Unveils New Winter Destinations

To further expand its network and to give passengers more travel options, Air Italy has unveiled new destinations that it will be flying to this winter. The new destinations include The Maldives, Zanzibar, Tenerife and Mombasa, and will start at the end of October, operating from Milan Malpensa Airport in Italy. The first flight to Mombasa will take place on 27 October, followed by the flight to Tenerife on 28 October, while from 29 October it will fly to Zanzibar and The Maldives in the Indian Ocean. Flights from Malpensa to The Maldives, Mombasa and Zanzibar will be operated by Airbus 330 fleet offering 252 seats including 24 in Business Class and 228 in Economy Class. Onboard Air Italy’s

Four Seasons Dubai Brings a Touch of Magic to Afternoon Tea

Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre brings a touch of magic to its afternoon tea this October by partnering with Charlotte Tilbury, the award-winning make-up artist. Set beneath mirrored ceilings and ornate gold light frames, Penrose Lounge is the perfect home for Charlotte Tilbury’s first afternoon tea, filled with plush velvet couches and jewel-coloured pillows and all within easy reach of Dubai Mall, where just over a year ago Charlotte opened her magical Beauty Wonderland. The ingredients have been chosen carefully to create the most complementing combination of incredible flavours and colours for both the palate and the eyes. Highlights in the menu include foie gras

Six Great Reasons to Attend The Gauteng Getaway Show

The Gauteng Getaway Show is back at the Ticketpro Dome next weekend, delivering more than just a jam-packed travel and lifestyle expo – it’s also a fun outing for the whole family and offers enthusiasts edutainment galore. Here are the top six reasons to visit the Getaway Show between 4 and 6 October. 1. Fun for the whole family Worried that the kids will be bored as you drag them from stand to stand to plan your next holiday? Worry not because, with a kiddies and toddlers play area and a variety of adventure stations for kids of all ages, they’ll be begging to stay longer. Virtual reality pods, wacky wheels rides, a parachute ride, putt putt will provide hours of entertainment and excite

Trip to Badagry: The Nostalgia and The Superlative Conspiracy

The 15th Akwaaba African Travel Market which held earlier this week, was innovative in more ways than one. Perhaps, the most innovative thing about this year's edition of the influential travel and tourism show, was the incorporation of the African Diaspora Conference, more than 200 years after the Transatlantic Slave Trade ended in Nigeria. The conference provided guests from the Caribbean the opportunity to 'look around' and even attempt to trace or retrace their roots. And there was no better way to kick start this re-connection than with a visit to Badagry from where more than 500,000 Africans were sold into slavery. I was on the team, and it was a journey embarked on with a boat ride.

Style Meets Elegance: Inside Air France's First Airbus A350

Air France has taken delivery of its first ever Airbus A350. The aircraft named “Toulouse” was delivered to the airline on September 27, 2019. It flew to Paris the same day. This new more environmentally-friendly latest-generation The A350-900 aircraft is equipped with 324 seats, with 34 in the Business cabin, 24 in Premium Economy and 266 in Economy. Business Class cabin seats turn into a real 2 metre-long lie-flat bed, guaranteeing restful sleep. The new 18.5-inch HD touchscreen gives customers access to more than 1,400 hours of entertainment including movies, music, podcasts and more. Alone or with a travel companion, the new configuration of this chic and elegant cabin adapts to how pass

Air Peace Commences Flight Operations Between Lagos and Warri

Nigeria's and West Africa's largest carrier, Air Peace on Friday, 27 September, 2019 began flight operations between Lagos and Warri in Delta State. The inaugural flight which took off from the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, Lagos touched down at the Osubi Airport, Warri at 11.15pm. The Embraer ERJ 145 aircraft piloted by Capt. Crosby Otobo and Senior First Officer Usman were welcomed with a water guard salute by fire-fighters stationed at the airport. Speaking at the occasion, Mr Allen Onyema, the airline's Chairman/CEO said the move by the airline to extend its operations to Warri was part of the airline's 'No City-Left-Behind" project. According to him, the airline plans to introduce fli

Hyatt Hotels Elevates Guests Experience with Caption by Hyatt

In a bid to elevate guests' experience even further, Hyatt Hotels has launched Caption by Hyatt, a new lifestyle brand within the select service category that will bring people closer together. The new initiative will allow guests to work, eat or socialize in comfortable, flexible, communal spaces that encourage meaningful conversations and connections. The Caption by Hyatt is designed to create a location where guests feel comfortable striking up a conversation with someone new over a cup of coffee, a bite to eat or a drink at the end of the day. Caption by Hyatt hotels will be anchored by a distinctive food and beverage experience that will be a vibrant mash-up between café, market and bar

Discover The Philippines This Winter with Emirates Deals

Emirates is offering United Arab Emirates travellers a chance to plan early and book their next trip to the Philippines and discover the country’s cultural heritage and pristine beaches. Customers can take advantage and fly back home to visit family and friends in Manila, Clark and Cebu. Book now and look forward to a festive winter holiday. The offer is valid for bookings made starting on 26 September, 2019 until 8 October 2019, for travel until 30 June 2020. Manila starts from AED 1,795 for Economy class and from AED 7,995 for Business Class. Clark starts from AED1,895 for Economy class and AED 7,995 for Business Class. Cebu starts from AED 2145 for Economy class and from AED 8,055 for Bus

PaxEx: Schiphol Launches World’s First Fully Automatic Jet Bridge

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on Tuesday, put the world's first fully automatic double jetway into service making it faster for passengers to disembark. A new innovation allows a double jet bridge to connect automatically to aircraft within one minute, thereby reducing passenger waiting time dramatically. The new jet bridge will help to shorten times between aircraft arrival and departure, where every minute counts. It also reduces the risk of malfunction or damage caused by operator error. KLM and its SkyTeam partners will use the fully automatic bridge, which will be operated by KLM employees. KLM will test the jetway as part of Schiphol’s airport operations until

Aleph Debuts in Tanzania with Two Boutique Resorts

Aleph Hospitality has made its debut in the Tanzanian market with the signing of a management agreement to operate two boutique resorts, the Moja Tuu and Hakuna Majiwe, in Zanzibar. The new management contracts, scheduled to take effect in October, mark Aleph Hospitality’s continued expansion in Africa, with its portfolio now stretching across five countries in Africa. Speaking at the African Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), Bani Haddad, Founder and Managing Director of Aleph Hospitality, commented: “Our entry into the Tanzanian market solidifies the company’s already-rapid African expansion. This development is coming just days after the signing of an agreement for the first Marriott Internat

Ethiopian Airlines Set to Launch Flights to Houston, Texas

Ethiopian Airlines is set to launch flights between Addis Ababa and Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas with effect from 15 December, 2019. The new service will operated three times per week via Lomé–Tokoin Airport in Lomé, the capital of Togo in West Africa using a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. In addition to facilitating travel for those in the oil and gas industry and other companies, the new route will serve the large African community in the Houston area, which is home to the largest Nigerian community in the U.S. Houston is the fourth most populous city in the United States and a City where NASA's control center is located. #EthiopianAirlines #Boeing787

CSR: Lufthansa Group's Help Alliance Celebrates 20th Anniversary

One of Lufthansa Group's corporate social responsibility initiatives - help alliance - celebrated its 20th anniversary yesterday, 25 September, 2019. The globally active aid organization was founded in September 1999 as an association of employees from various areas of the Lufthansa Group. It forms the central pillar of the Group’s activities in the area of social responsibility and stands for professional, sustainable help for self-help for disadvantaged people, especially young people worldwide. To date, the help alliance has collected 17 million euros in donations, which have been used for 50 projects in Africa, 55 in Asia, around 25 in South America and 20 in Europe. The special feature:

Level Four Restaurant Welcomes Guests with New Summer Menu

54 on Bath’s fine-dining Level Four restaurant is welcoming Jozi’s warmer weather with a new summer menu and its signature focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients. In addition to the incomparably fresh line fish, Level Four’s new menu features favourites that have been tweaked for the summer season, as well as fresh new dishes. Starters include Buffalo Ridge mozzarella; Seared Yellow fin tuna; Crab & line fish bouillabaisse with roasted garlic rouille and seafood tortellini; Jersey beef tartare; Chicken terrine; Roasted beetroot tart; and Poached prawns. Main dishes include 200g Jersey fillet, Pekin duck, Sweetcorn risotto, Soil Master smoked and pulled pork belly, chop and loin, with Th

How African Sports Tourism Week Ghana 2019 Went Down

African Sports Tourism Week 2019 – which is the second edition of the sports travel trade event that brings sports and tourism stakeholders together, as they cross-breed ideas and exchange a hand of fellowship towards an Africa where sport is seen and approached as tourism – been like a cup of nations, made its stopover in the West African country of Ghana and it was enthusiastically received as major players in sports and tourism spaces showed up to discuss and learn how sport can court tourism unto marriage that produces offspring of socioeconomic boons. African Sports Tourism Summit & Olympic Roundtable The summit, which held on the 19th of September, 2019, experienced a robust exchange o

Kenya Airways Suspends Flights to Libreville and Cotonou

Kenya Airways will be suspending its flights to Libreville, Gabon and Cotonou, Benin Republic with effect from 14 October, 2019. According to the airline, passengers who had already booked to travel to the two destinations, beyond this 14 October, will be rerouted or rebooked through its partner airlines. The airline cited 'strategy to align its network worldwide' as the reason for the suspension of the routes saying that it will continue to optimize its network in order to serve its customers better while adapting to the constantly changing market demand. Passengers are advised to contact Kenya Airways 24HR Contact Centre on telephone: +254 20 327 4747 or write to Customer.Relations@Kenya-A

KLM Expands in America with New Service to Austin, Texas

KLM is expanding its American network with the launch of a new direct flight service between Amsterdam and Austin, Texas with effect from 4 May 2020. The three-weekly service will operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays using an Airbus A330-300 offering 292 seats including 30 World Business Class seats, 40 Economy Comfort seats and 222 Economy class seats. Flight KL0667 will depart Schiphol at 12:40 and arrive Austin at 16:10 local time. Flight KL0668 will depart Austin at 18:00 local time and arrive at Schiphol the next day at 10:25 hours. Austin is the 19th North Atlantic destination to be served by KLM. The new KLM flights expand the Air France-KLM transatlantic network and augment th

IHG Group and Mr & Mrs Smith Partner to Reward Guests

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) and Mr & Mrs Smith, the world-renowned travel club and boutique hotel specialists, are proud to announce their exclusive loyalty partnership. From early next year, IHG Rewards Club members will be able to earn and redeem points at over 500 handpicked Mr & Mrs Smith hotels in new and iconic locations, when booking through IHG’s direct channels including IHG.com and IHG mobile app. This exclusive partnership will more than double the number of luxury and boutique hotels which members can choose from, complementing IHG’s luxury and boutique portfolio of hotels and resorts across Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels

Emirates Gets Creative in Nigeria, Makes Bags From Billboards

To promote sustainable living and make a positive impact on local communities, Emirates gave its old advertising billboards in Nigeria a new purpose, transforming the PVC Flex material into hundreds of reusable bags. The advertising banners collected from Lagos and Abuja, were upcycled - the heavy-duty, PVC Flex material was used to produce school bags and carryalls that were donated to students of two schools in Lagos. In time for the start of the new academic year, two Nigerian entrepreneurs were commissioned to produce 200 school bags and 100 tote bags using the recycled billboard material. The school bags were presented to children from MAYOM Wisdom Academy and Ken Ade Primary School, bo

DHL and Ethiopian Airlines JV Eyes Further Growth in Ethiopia

DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services – a joint venture between DHL and Ethiopian Airlines - is scaling its operations in Ethiopia. The company has named Berhanu Kassa as General Manager. Previously director of logistics services at Ethiopian Airlines, Berhanu takes over the leadership of the joint venture company from Pramod Bagalwadi, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding, Sub-Saharan Africa, who was instrumental in the setup of the joint venture. Berhanu’s appointment comes at a time when the country is focused on growing its economy by building industrial parks in key locations to accelerate growth of exports from Ethiopia. Since its inauguration, DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services has s

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