Industry news

British Airways to start direct Durban to London route

British Airways

British Airways will begin flying three times weekly direct from London Heathrow’s Terminal 5 to Durban, starting on 29 October.

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What lessons can the tourism industry learn from the Cape Town water crisis?


South Africa can at times can be a very reactive country, meaning we seem to wake up very late on critical issues. Over many years we have been hearing about the scarce resource that is water. However, we have waited until water restrictions in the Western Cape are at level six before making impactful changes. […]

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Fortis Hotels launch signature brand


Fortis Hotels, an authentic local hotel chain, have launched their own signature and proudly South African hotel brand. After operating several Protea hotels around the country for many years and thereby building up a loyal and solid customer base, the time is right for this proudly South African and family owned business to make waves […]

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Alitalia’s first flight in 16 years touches down at OR Tambo International Airport


Alitalia returned to South Africa in April after a 16-year absence when an Airbus A330 touched down at O.R. Tambo International Airport shortly after 8am.

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AAXO signs strategic agreement with Italian trade fair body


The Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) has signed a strategic agreement with its Italian counterpart, the Italian Exhibition and Trade Fair Association (AEFI), to support bilateral growth and collaboration.

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The business travellers guide to good sleep

Dump the misconception that travelling for business is fun and glamorous; in fact, according to frequent travellers it’s the complete opposite. Switching between time zones messes with your routine, as well as your diet and often proves to be a sleep deprivation nightmare.

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