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Orlando Pirates hosts Manchester Football Legends

Some of football’s most legendary players from Manchester will be going head to head with the Orlando Pirates for a one-off match next month. Fans will be travelling from all corners of the globe to see legends like Paul Scholes (former Manchester United and England Player), Dwight Yorke (former Manchester United player) and Viv Anderson […]

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Economic climate likely to dent consumer travel – Tourism Business Council

The Medium Term Budget Policy (MTBP) statement in Parliament by the Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene is a sober reminder of the challenging economic climate in which travel and tourism businesses are operating, says the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA). The Council expressed caution on the impact this is likely to have on consumer […]

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Tourvest In-flight Retail Services retains Kenya Airways contract

Tourvest In-flight Retail Services (TIRS), part of integrated tourism group Tourvest’s Travel Retail division, announced today it has successfully retained the contract to manage the in-flight duty free sales for Kenya Airways. TIRS CEO Clive Jones said the company retained the contract against stiff competition in a very thorough tender process which included document submissions, […]

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Trade can copy our learnership programme – Tourvest

Tourvest’s successful learnership programme could easily be replicated across the tourism industry to provide women with the educational and mentoring opportunities needed to advance their representation in the sector. This is the view of Judi Nwokedi, Tourvest’s chief operating officer, who attended the recent Women in Tourism Conference at the Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre where the […]

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MasterCard unveils multi-currency prepaid travel card with FNB

MasterCard’s subsidiary, Access Prepaid Worldwide, in collaboration with First National Bank (FNB) introduced the MasterCard Multi-currency Cash PassportTM to customers, providing them with a safer and more convenient alternative to foreign currency notes when travelling. The Chip and PIN protected travel payment card is secure and easy to use and can be loaded with up […]

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fastjet enables credit cards for GDS bookings

Travel agents in South Africa are now able to use credit cards to pay for fastjet flights when booking on Global Distribution Systems (GDS), following its partner – Hahn Air – enabling the acceptance of MasterCard and Visa credit cards within South Africa. fastjet has been in partnership with Hahn Air under Marketing Code H1 […]

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flydubai lands in Tanzania

Dubai-based flydubai’s inaugural flights to Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar touched down today in Tanzania. The new routes further underline flydubai’s rapid expansion in Africa, which has seen the carrier’s network double to 12 destinations this year. flydubai entered the market in 2009 with flights to Djibouti, and in 2011 Addis Ababa became flydubai’s second […]

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