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AccorHotels to open two-tower Raffles hotel and residences on Dubai's famous Palm Jumeirah

Set to open in 2021, Palm360 will be the first beachside resort for Raffles in Dubai and the tallest structure on Palm Jumeirah with a 155m long sky pool connecting the towers 170m above ground

7 Dec 2017

IATA: Global passenger traffic bounces back

IATA's global passenger traffic results show October's performance was a strong bounce-back after the hurricane-related disruptions in September

6 Dec 2017

Growing customer demand has Cathay Pacific Group introduce high-speed Wi-Fi to its fleet

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon adopt Gogo's 2Ku satellite-based broadband in-flight connectivity technology - it will be installed on the airlines' Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 aircraft

23 Nov 2017

Turkish Airlines rolls out braille boarding passes for visually impaired passengers

Turkish Airlines has started to roll out embossed boarding passes written in braille. Visually impaired staff at Turkish Airlines were involved in the research and development of the new passes

22 Nov 2017

Welcoming the world: Rwanda to start issuing visas on arrival for all countries

Global citizens, prepare to pack your bags to visit Rwanda. The country has announced that effective from 1 January 2018, nationals of all countries will get a visa upon arrival without prior application

By Arthur Chatora 20 Nov 2017

Leles African Cuisine taps into virtual restaurant trend

The food industry is changing, with some restaurant owners forgoing physical retail spaces and instead opting to trade solely online

17 Nov 2017

Three animal tourist attractions you should never do

Wild animals should always be in the wild and not made to do our bidding. The pursuit of travel can be done responsibly, with an awareness of the environment and its inhabitants

By Elaine Clara Mah 8 Nov 2017

CNN's Go There Media Fund to aid distressed destinations in boosting travel and tourism

CNN International Commercial's (CNNIC) 'Go There Media Fund' provides travel and tourism expertise to distressed destinations and countries recovering from natural disasters

7 Nov 2017

Developing smart cities, identifying unique experiences key to growing tourism in Africa

To ensure sustained tourism and overall economic growth, African cities need to find ways to develop into smart cities capable of attracting visitors, offering unique experiences and overcoming

3 Nov 2017

NEXTT: Delivering on the future of air travel

On-ground concepts will increasingly be required to optimise the use of emerging technologies, processes and design developments. The New Experience in Travel and Technologies initiative aims to help deliver this future

27 Oct 2017

Air passengers want more digital technology, more control over travel processes

IATA's 2017 Global Passenger Survey showed that passengers expect technology to give them more control over their travel experience. Digital travel processes are the expectation and passengers want more

26 Oct 2017

US-bound passengers face new security interviews at check-in

US-bound travellers will face security interviews before checking in for flights at a number of global airlines as anti-terror measures are stepped up around the world

26 Oct 2017

The world will have to prepare for 7.8 billion air passengers by 2036

IATA expects 7.8 billion passengers to travel in 2036, a near doubling of the four billion air travellers expected to fly this year, according to the latest 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast

25 Oct 2017

#NewCampaign: $15m Emirates campaign opens up a world of good times

Emirates has launched a $15m campaign to inspire travel and promote the airline's network of global destinations. We go behind the scenes of the campaign with Boutros Boutros

By Cari Coetzee 24 Oct 2017

WAZA signs MoU to help make sustainably produced palm oil the norm

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the RSPO have signed a five-year MoU to further transformation of markets and make sustainable palm oil the norm

20 Oct 2017

Ethiopia launches e-visa service for African and international MICE participants

The service enables MICE participants to issue their visa, book, pay and check-in their flight with Ethiopian Airlines - all online

13 Oct 2017

Fastjet releases Mozambique schedule

Fastjet has released its flight schedule operations to Mozambique which comes as positive news for Mozambique as a whole as travellers will achieve greater access to different destinations in the country

13 Oct 2017

World tourism remains resilient despite global uncertainties

“This is the sixth year in a row that travel and tourism have outpaced the global economy, showing the sector's resilience, and the eagerness of people to continue to travel and discover new places"

By Josephine Wawira 13 Oct 2017

A new distribution landscape: Bringing blockchain to the travel industry

Lufthansa Group has partnered with Winding Tree which has dedicated itself to reorganising travel distribution. With a decentralised B2B marketplace system powering blockchain-based travel booking transactions

11 Oct 2017

Business-leisure market in Africa grows

African conferencing facilities are becoming more than just venues for local gatherings and are now attracting major international events

By Elzaan van Rhyn 9 Oct 2017

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