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Air Madagascar suspending flights to Johannesburg

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- December 12, 2019 00:08

It has been confirmed from Air Madagascar that effective early January the airline will be stopping its twice weekly flights from Antananarivo to Johannesburg. This service using a Boeing B737-800NG ... Read More

African Tourism Board and Africa Tourism Association join forces to support World to Africa’ Tourism Conference in Johannesburg

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 22:24

New York-based African Tourism Association is getting ready for their World to Africa’ Tourism Conference. The event in Johannesburg is organized in partnership with South Africa Tourism. ATA's conference is ... Read More

African Tourism Board CEO flies home with South African terror victims on Egypt Air

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 20, 2019 09:40

African Tourism Board CEO Doris Worfel from Pretoria experienced a first-hand account on today's terror attack targeting a tour bus with South African visitors on their way to see the ... Read More

Failed project: South Africa’s economic & social decay worst for any non-war-torn country

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 01:35

Recent research from think tank Eunomix Business & Economics suggests that a much more sober view of South Africa is overdue. The study found that South Africa endured one of ... Read More

Air Madagascar renews flights to Johannesburg

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 9, 2019 01:46

Air Madagascar has announced the resumption of flights between Antananarivo and Johannesburg, effective June 17. The airline previously flew to South Africa’s main industrial and commercial center but halted flights ... Read More

British Airways reduces JNB-London frequency

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 1, 2019 21:49

British Airways will cut flights BA51 and BA50 from its Johannesburg-London route, effective from June. The flights have been cancelled for both the upcoming summer and winter seasons, says the ... Read More

Accor leverages expanded brand portfolio to accelerate Africa development plans

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2019 17:59

Accor is fast-tracking its development plans in Africa, leveraging its expanded portfolio to consolidate its leadership position in North and West Africa, and achieve rapid growth in Sub Saharan and ... Read More

Lufthansa makes dedicated staff look bad: The eTN Hero is Patricia Dzai of Swissport Johannesburg

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 24, 2019 23:52

"My personal hero today is Ms. Patricia Dzai. Patricia works for Swissport in Johannesburg, South Africa," said eTN Publisher Juergen Steinmetz. Swissport is one of the largest aviation ground-handling agencies ... Read More

Trade at WTM Africa confident of market rebound for Seychelles

editor editor- April 18, 2019 20:59

Tour operators visiting the Seychelles stand at the World Travel Market in Cape Town last week have expressed their confidence in the island destination, as forward bookings are looking very ... Read More

Air Mauritius takes delivery of its first Airbus A330neo jet

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 18, 2019 15:16

Mauritius has taken delivery of its first A330-900, on lease from ALC during a ceremony held in Toulouse. The National carrier of the Republic of Mauritius is the first A330neo ... Read More

Benchmark appoints new Regional Director of Revenue Management

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 17:05

Benchmark has appointed Michael Botha regional director of revenue management. Eric Gavin, Benchmark’s chief sales officer, made the announcement. “I am very pleased to welcome Michael to Benchmark,” said Mr. ... Read More

Etihad: Dream routes to South Africa, Nigeria, Italy

editor editor- April 10, 2019 00:48

Etihad Airways is introducing dream routes in the form of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its scheduled services this summer from Abu Dhabi to Johannesburg, effective August 1; Lagos, effective ... Read More

2nd annual Africa Business and MICE Tourism Master Class to be held in Johannesburg this June

editor editor- April 3, 2019 21:05

The 2nd edition of the Africa Business and MICE Master Class will be held in Johannesburg at the BDO South Africa offices from June 10-12, 2019. The African Tourism Board ... Read More

Nonstop between Washington Dulles and Acrra, Ghana grows on SAA

editor editor- April 3, 2019 02:07

Starting today, South African Airways (SAA) has increased its frequency on nonstop flights between Washington, D.C.-Dulles International Airport and Accra’s Kotoka International Airport to 5 days weekly. SAA offers the ... Read More

Tourism Managers on the move: New GM at Avani Seychelles

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- March 25, 2019 21:33

The Avani Seychelles Barbarons Beach Hotel & Spa has welcomed Nico Vivier as its new General Manager. Nico Vivier arrives in Seychelles with a wealth of experience having been previously ... Read More

Club Travel Corp. welcomes former Travelex head honcho

editor editor- March 21, 2019 21:52

Kananelo Makhetha will assume the role of Club Travel Corporate Chief Executive on April 1, 2019 based at Club Travel Corporate's Johannesburg office. Makhetha is a seasoned travel and tourism ... Read More

2019 Quality of Living: Vienna is still the world’s best city

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 15:42

Trade tensions and populist undercurrents continue to dominate the global economic climate. Combined with the threat of stringent and inconsistent monetary policies looming over markets, international businesses are under more ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines CEO statement about the cause of the crash of ET302

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 14:55

In a press conference held at Ethiopian Airlines Headquarters this afternoon in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam answered questions in regards to the crash of ET 302 today. ... Read More

Air Seychelles to go daily to Johannesburg

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- March 5, 2019 00:20

Air Seychelles has earlier today confirmed that the airline will operate daily flights between Seychelles and the commercial capital of South Africa’s and the country’s biggest city, Johannesburg from June ... Read More

Emirates debuts new lounge at FCO Rome airport

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- March 5, 2019 00:12

Emirates premium customers who leave from Rome Leonardo da Vinci the main Italian airport can now count on higher levels of comfort and convenience, thanks to the opening of the ... Read More

Singapore Airlines ups Johannesburg frequency

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- March 4, 2019 23:21

Effective March 31, Singapore Airlines (SQ) is permanently increasing capacity on the Johannesburg-Singapore route, with three additional flights on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. They will be on a permanent basis ... Read More

Qatar Airways increases flights to Johannesburg and Cape Town

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 28, 2019 19:27

Qatar Airways announced that it will be increasing the number of weekly flights on its popular routes to South Africa from July 2019. Weekly flight frequencies to Johannesburg, South Africa’s ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board, joined by trade partners and airlines, promote Seychelles in key Brazilian cities

editor editor- February 27, 2019 22:04

Seychelles’ visibility in Brazil received an added boost last week as a result of the Seychelles roadshow, organized annually in the four major Brazilian cities by the Seychelles Tourism Board ... Read More

Emirates airline launches new service between Dubai and Porto

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2019 20:05

Emirates announced today it will launch a four times weekly service between Portugal’s second largest city, Porto, and Dubai, from 2 July 2019. Porto will become Emirates’ second destination in ... Read More

International Hotel Investment Forum names recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award

editor editor- February 14, 2019 02:04

The International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) is delighted to announce that Sol Kerzner (KCMG), will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award during IHIF 2019. The founder and former Chairman ... Read More

Autograph Collection by Marriott International appoints GM

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 7, 2019 09:07

Autograph Collection by Marriott International today announced the appointment of Anthony Da Silva as General Manager of the African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa, Autograph Collection. In his ... Read More

Former ZImbabwe Tourism Minister Dr. Walter Mzembi is alive

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 3, 2019 19:59

The former Minister of Tourism and Hospitality for Zimbabwe, Dr. Walter Mzembi talked to eTurboNews Sunday night  from his residence in Johannesburg after social media and numerous Zimbabwe and South ... Read More

King Shaka Airport in Durban witnesses double-digit growth

editor editor- February 1, 2019 01:22

King Shaka International Airport (KSIA) in Durban ended 2018 on a record high by growing international passenger numbers by 13% in December. This, together with strong domestic passenger growth of ... Read More

Seychelles award winners at M-Net’s The Wedding Bash(ers) season 2 finale

editor editor- January 31, 2019 21:06

Representatives from the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) and the Constance Hotels had the honor to award a South African couple – winners of a wedding reality show - with their ... Read More

Rolls-Royce: All-electric plane coming to the skies over Great Britain

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 8, 2019 16:40

Rolls-Royce is leading a highly specialized challenge to build the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft. This zero-emissions plane is expected to make a run for the record books with a target ... Read More

South African Airways boosts its US-Ghana service

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 2, 2019 18:05

The flag carrier airline of South Africa, South African Airways (SAA), today announced that it will increase the frequency on direct nonstop flights between Washington, D.C.-Dulles International Airport and Accra’s ... Read More

Air Peace wants plans to connect Nigeria with the world in 2019

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 28, 2018 07:32

Air Peace has unveiled its plan for the aviation sector in 2019 that takes the airline way beyond Nigerian borders. The airline is planning long-haul routes including  Dubai, Sharjah, London, ... Read More

Joburg Tourism: AfroPunk will round off festive season

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2018 16:15

With the curtain coming down on another busy year in Joburg, the globally renowned AfroPunk Festival is due to wrap up the festive season as the city’s preeminent festive event ... Read More

Emirates partners with Star Alliance Airline SAA

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 18, 2018 08:35

Emirates, and Star Alliance Member South African Airways (SAA), the South African flag carrier, are expanding their strategic cooperation with enhancements to its codeshare agreement, opening up new destinations for ... Read More

Suspended! Fastjet airline services in Tanzania

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- December 18, 2018 01:59

Fastjet airline officials said late last week that its flights would be canceled through the end of January. Read More

Johannesburg remains Africa’s most popular destination city

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 4, 2018 16:20

Johannesburg has emerged as the most popular destination city in Africa for the fifth consecutive year, according to the annual Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index. The City of Gold attracted ... Read More