Ethiopian Airlines Offers 20% Discount on Dubai Flights

To celebrate the 48th anniversary of the United Arab Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines is offering passengers 20% discounts on all Dubai flights. The 20 % discount applies to all Ethiopian Airlines flights to Dubai from all Ethiopian Airlines destinations as well as all flights from Dubai to all Ethiopian Airlines destinations. The offer is bookable between 30 November, 2019 to 2 December, 2019. Travel period is from 1 February, 2020 and onwards. The 20% discount is for all travel classes, and is only available online on both Ethiopian Airlines website and on the airline's mobile App. #EthiopianAirlines #TravelDeals #Dubai

Qatar Airways Features Neymar, Lewandowski and Cafu in New Video

Qatar Airways has turned the pre-match team-talk into an entertaining safety video that will be shown on board flights before the end of the year. Featuring football legends past and present, the humorous video delivers important safety information with the help of personalities from the airline’s ongoing partnerships with AS Roma, FC Bayern Munich and FIFA. The film stars Brazilian footballer Neymar Jr, FC Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski and AS Roma legend Cafu, who are led through the in-flight safety routine by a comedic double act of coach and kitman played by British television regular Jason Thorpe and comedy actor Ross Hatt. This is a locker room like never before in which Lewand

Swakopmund Truly is a Treasure, Discover it with BON Hotels

In an annual competition looking at Southern Africa’s top towns in the categories of culture, activities, landscape, tourism and heritage, thousands of viewers of M-Net’s Kwela voted the Namibian town of Swakopmund as 2019’s Dorp van die Jaar (Town of the Year). Since this is a location that clearly has plenty to offer, Swakopmund local and General Manager of BON Hotel Swakopmund, Ross Hill, takes us through some of the highlights of this coastal town, especially what makes it a destination of choice for the upcoming summer vacation period. Culture Namibia’s indigenous Herero people called the town Otjozondjii with today’s name for the town derived from the Nama word Tsoakhaub which later be

Black Friday: British Airways Rolls Out Irresistible Deals

British Airways has launched its Black Friday sale offers. Low fares and cut-price upgrade deals are available across the airline’s short and long-haul routes. To take advantage, customers must book by December 3, 2019. Customers can bag heavily reduced World Traveller (long-haul economy) return flights from London for under £300. Destinations include Abu Dhabi - £297, Las Vegas - £399, Kingston - £495, Johannesburg - £499, and Grand Cayman - £649. The airline is also offering customers the chance to purchase a World Traveller Plus (long-haul premium economy) flight for just £199 more than a World Traveller (long-haul economy) fare on routes including Washington DC, Toronto, Osaka, New Orlea

Emirates Reinvents Inflight Retail Offering with EmiratesRED

Emirates has reinvented its inflight retail offering by launching EmiratesRED. The new collection offers customers on board not only a wide selection of duty and tax free products, but also the ability to purchase unique experiences in Dubai and beyond, as well as products from Emirates Official Store. The revamped offering has been welcomed by customers as the airline has seen a 23% increase in sales since its launch a month ago. EmiratesRED TV In what is considered a first for the airline industry, Emirates has also introduced a dedicated shopping channel on its award-winning inflight entertainment system, ice, called EmiratesRED TV. The shopping channel, hosted by Andi Peters, introduces

Registration Officially Opens For WTM Africa 2020

Registration has officially opened for the 2020 edition of WTM Africa. You can register on the home page of the WTM Africa website by clicking HERE. WTM Africa attracts an array of industry leaders and has become a true global marketplace for companies across the travel and tourism sector. Engage in real value business conversations with a wide range of South African, Sub-Saharan African and International exhibitors who will be showcasing their products and services at the 2020 show, from travel technology, film tourism through to our newly launched EQUAL Africa Conference. WTM Africa holds insightful and topical Conference & Event Programmes, presented by global experts covering the latest

RwandAir Brings Back Popular 20% Discount Promo

Due to popular demand, RwandAir has brought back its 20% discount promo on flight tickets to enable passengers and holidaymakers create more memories while travelling for less. Under the special offer, passengers who book their tickets before or by 9 December, 2019 will enjoy 20% discount on flights to any of the airline's destinations. Sales period: 25 November, 2019 to 9 December 2019. Travel period: 15 January, 2020 to 1 November 2020. Black out period: 1 July, 2020 to 15 September 2020. To benefit from the 20% discount, insert the promo code (LSPN20) on the website at the point of booking. The promo tickets can also be purchased via other modes of sales including Travel Agencies. B

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Launches New Service to Cork, Ireland

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will expand its European network with daily flights from Amsterdam to Cork, Ireland with effect from March 2020. The flights will be operated using Embraer 175 and Embraer 190 equipment offering 20 seats in Business Class, 8 Economy Comfort and 60 Economy Class, and 20 seats in Business Class, 8 Economy Comfort and 72 Economy Class respectively. Cork will be the second Irish destination, next to Dublin, and is the 93rd European destination to be served directly by KLM. To open Cork as a new destination, changes have been made to the medium haul KLM network to free up slots at Schiphol. Flight KL1087 will depart from Amsterdam daily at 15.50 and arrive in Cork at 16.4

Create New Year Memories From Lagos with Qatar Airways Deals

The new year will soon be upon us and it calls for new adventures, new expeditions, and new memories. And with Qatar Airways deals, it’s never too early to start planning for 2020. Book your flights by 4 December 2019 and save on all-inclusive Economy and Business Class fares from Lagos for travel until 31 July 2020. Flight offers from Lagos include Bangkok Economy Class from 749 USD Business Class from 3,989 USD; Hong Kong Economy Class from 769 USD Business Class from 5,759 USD; Zurich Economy Class from 849 USD Business Class from 2,389 USD. Others are Birmingham Economy Class from 909 USD Business Class from 4,099 USD; Chicago Economy Class from 1,119 USD Business Class from 4,969

Oxford City Centre Property Reopens as Voco Oxford Spires

voco® Oxford Spires has re-branded under IHG’s newest upscale brand voco™, offering a modern, stylish and unstuffy hotel experience for guests. The 181- room refurbished hotel embodies the characteristics of voco™ with exclusive features and distinctive hallmarks, setting it apart for a memorable stay. Located alongside the River Thames and on University College Oxford grounds, the hotel is surrounded by rural beauty whilst only being a 10-minute walk away from the historic city centre of Oxford. Built 20 years ago, the property was designed by local builder John Ede and businessman Brian Murtyr, but buildings on the grounds such as Eastwyke Farmhouse date back as far as the 15th Century. Th

British Airways and Aston Martin Partner For A Piece of Concorde

In its centenary year and on the anniversary of Concorde’s final flight, British Airways has partnered with Aston Martin for a limited-edition sports car that honours the supersonic aircraft. The luxury British car manufacturer has created the DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition that will offer the owners a rare opportunity to own a piece of the legendary Concorde. Launching in October 2020, each Aston Martin Superleggera Concorde Edition vehicle will feature titanium from compressor blades that were used across British Airways’ supersonic fleet. Each model will have a unique CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) approved registration number and British Airways’ iconic Chatham Flag tailfin has been

Black Friday: Voodoo Lily Offers All-Day Happy Hour

Voodoo Lily restaurant in leafy Birdhaven is running happy hour all day on Black Friday which includes small plates at R40, selected wines at R90, cocktails at R40 and Boss Larger at R30. The New York-style restaurant with its indoor and outdoor spaces, is designed to be the ideal place for amazing meals from morning to night, tea and coffee, and after work drinks. The restaurant also offers spaces for all types of functions, a post-dog-walk snack, or a place to work with a separate corner adapted as ‘workstations’. Little people and doggy friends are also accommodated. Located in Birdhaven, Johannesburg, Voodoo Lily restaurant is open daily for breakfast and lunch and Tuesday to Satur

BON Hotels to Expand in Nigeria with 22 Hotels and Residences

The Nigerian hospitality industry can look forward to exciting developments nationwide with as BON Hotels group gears up to open over 22 hotels in major Nigerian cities and major towns. Hotels are expected in major cities like Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, as well as Kano, Yola, Kebbi, Ekiti, Ibadan, Warri, Enugu, Asaba, Owerri, and Awka, to name a few. The BON Hotels group, which currently has 10 operational hotels in Nigeria, will open these hotels and residences in the next few years. Hotels in Kano, Ibadan, Warri, Asaba and Port Harcourt are coming first, opening within the next four months. These properties will focus on not only local and international business travellers, but keen l

Kenya Airways Enhances Services on Nairobi-Rome Route

Kenya Airways has enhanced services to its customers on the Nairobi-Rome route with seamless connections to unlimited African Safari destinations and enhanced on-board services. The airline, which resumed plying the route in June, has packaged an array of services to meet the needs of its leisure and corporate customers including signing a codeshare agreement with Alitalia that will enable customers connect to 17 Italian domestic and 9 international destinations. Kenya Airways flies 4 times a week from Rome to Nairobi deploying a newly upgraded Boeing 787-8 fleet carrying a total of 234 passengers including 30 in the Premier class and 204 in Economy. The newly introduced Economy Comfort Seat

PaxEx: Emirates Brings Special Thanksgiving Menus to US Flights

Emirates will bring the culinary traditions of one the most beloved holidays in the United States (US) to passengers on flights between the US and Dubai. In celebration of Thanksgiving, Emirates passengers can expect special holiday menus across in Emirates premium lounges in Dubai and in the US and in all classes of service on flights between Dubai and the US. The Thanksgiving menu will be available to customers traveling between Dubai and the US from November 23rd to 30th. First and Business Class passengers travelling from Dubai can choose from appetizers including: a smoked duck salad, served with poached fig, pickled beetroot, green beans, plum chutney and hazelnuts and creamy cauliflow

Salvatore Sciacchitano of Italy Elected President of ICAO Council

Italy's Salvatore Sciacchitano has been elected as the new President of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council for a three-year term, beginning 1 January 2020. Mr. Sciacchitano succeeds Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu of Nigeria, who has held the position for two consecutive terms since 1 January 2014. His election follows an accomplished 39-year career in aviation, during which he served inter alia as General Director of the Italian Airworthiness Authority (RAI), as Deputy General Director of the Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC), and many other international positions including as Executive Secretary of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC; 2010–2018). H

TAP Portugal Increases Frequencies to North America and Africa

As from March 2020, TAP Portugal will increase flights from Lisbon to Boston and Newark from 5 to 7 flights per week, and flights to Toronto, Canada, increase from 4 to 5 flights per week. But first, in January next year, the Portuguese airline will launch its seventh flight per week to the island of Sal, in Cape Verde. TAP offers new quality and comfort standards to its passengers, based on its new fleet of state-of-the-art aircraft. These are more modern and efficient, allowing greater operating profit. TAP has also worked and invested heavily in the consolidation and operational improvement of its Lisbon hub. It has improved the connectivity of the flights of its destination netw

Ethiopian Airlines CEO Speaks at 2019 Fortune Global Forum

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO spoke at the 2019 Fortune Global Forum where CEOs of the world’s biggest multinational companies and economic leaders convene at Paris, France. "… We are in the middle of our Vision 2025, a 15 years’ strategic road map, and the Airline has grown in the last one decade by 5 fold, from less than 40 airplanes to more than 121 airplanes, and destinations more than 125 all over the world in 5 continents…" Please watch the full interview: #EthiopianAirlines

W Hotels Arrives in UAE Capital With W Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Buckle up… W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International Inc., today announced the highly anticipated debut of the W brand in the UAE capital with the opening of W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island. Located in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s bustling entertainment epicenter, the hotel is the brand’s second W Hotel to open this year in the United Arab Emirates after W Dubai – The Palm, and has the bragging rights to be the only hotel in the world located atop a Grand Prix racetrack. Set to galvanize the island with its innovative design and pulsating energy, this architectural marvel sits between the racetrack and local marina. W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island is surrounded by iconic landmarks, located just 15-mi

South African Airways Set to Restore Normal Operations

South African Airways passengers can now heave a sigh of relief as the airline says it will be restoring a full flight schedule in stages over the weekend. This process has been made possible following the agreement reached to resolve the ongoing industrial dispute between SAA and the coalition between the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and the South African Airways Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) unions. In practical terms, this means that South African Airways will operate a near normal service on Saturday 23 November 2019. Whilst there will be selected cancellations, principally on the domestic network and on a small number of regional flights, the airline expects t



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