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FlightSiteAgent ejects red tape at selling travel products

No experience required, no upfront fees payable and no hidden agendas…just bring your passion for the travel industry and start selling travel products to your immediate friends, family and colleagues…that is the premise on which FlightSiteAgent operates. While its competitors follow a strict guideline for anyone interesting at selling their travel products such as experience […]

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Emirates explores West Africa with Arik Air

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, and Arik Air, West Africa’s leading airline, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop and expand their existing commercial relationship and explore further areas of co-operation. Emirates and Arik Air currently have a one-way interline agreement, whereby Emirates passengers are connected throughout Nigeria and West Africa […]

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Emirates takes off from Frankfurt

Emirates, a global connector and facilitator of vital trade links, today adds Frankfurt to its growing list of A380 destinations. With the addition of Frankfurt, Emirates now serves 30 global destinations with the A380. Post by Emirates. Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer arrived on the launch flight, commenting: “We are […]

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Soweto Wine Festival toasts to African music #SWFturns10

The sounds of Africa are coming to the 10thTOPS at SPAR Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival, presented by Joburg Tourism, with renowned Pan-African musicians, Della Tamin, Mbollo and Romeo Mputu, taking to the stage at the festival’s Gauteng Tourism’s Taste of Africa Dining Experience. Kicking off the 10 year celebrations on Thursday, 4 September, is […]

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Tourism Business Council comments about Ebola

Misconceptions about the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), how the virus can be contracted and the location of the affected countries is of great concern to the local and international travel trade, says the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA). The organisation said the outbreak of the virus in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and now […]

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Board members of the Safari Professionals of the Americas heard from a panel of top media and PR experts during their recent meeting in Washington, DC. (L to R) Jemma Uglow, Beyond Luxury; Board Chair Sunit Sanghrajka, Alluring Africa; Virginia Sheridan, Finn Partners; Amy Farley, Travel+Leisure; Cherri Briggs, Explore; Craig Beal, Travel Beyond; Wendy Perrin, wendyperrin,.com; Chris Liebenberg, Piper and Heath; and Julian Harrison, Premier Travel and Tours. Photo Credit: We Are Africa

Safari Professionals of the Americas hosts first AGM

Safari Professionals of the Americas held its first annual meeting July 29-31 in Washington, DC, moderated by Board Chair Sunit Sanghrajka of Alluring Africa. Top executives from Wilderness Safaris, Singita, andBeyond and Asilia Africa updated attendees on their conservation and community initiatives, many of which are open to guest participation and support. Travelex outlined current […]

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fastjet flies to Uganda

fastjet, the low-cost pan-African airline, is delighted to announce that it is launching flights between Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Entebbe, Uganda. Entebbe is fastjet’s fourth international destination and the new route will be the only direct air link between the two African capitals. Tickets for the new route go on sale today. Flights are […]

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Tourism Transforming Lives – Wendy Carstens, Melville Koppies (Chairperson) #TourismMonth

Today is the first day of tourism month and this year’s theme for World Tourism Day is “Tourism: Transforming Lives” and I’ll be sharing stories of people who have their lives transformed through tourism. Wendy Carstens curved herself a new career when she retired from teaching and now looks after the Melville Koppies in Johannesburg, […]

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