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EasyJet to buy slice of Air Berlin's Tegel operations

British low-cost carrier EasyJet announced that it had agreed to buy part of bankrupt carrier Air Berlin's operations at the German capital's Tegel Airport for €40 million ($46.4 million)

30 Oct 2017

EUROPE

Study: The digital future of the restaurant industry

How do restaurants use digital solutions - or why do they refrain from using them? What are their demands, and why is it worth it to drive digitisation in an industry that is still largely operated in the analogue world?

14 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Cheapflights Compass Report 2017 shows challenge is the mother of opportunity

We chat to the MD of Cheapflights to mine some insights from the Compass Report 2017

By Cari Coetzee 13 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Struggling Air Berlin eyes Lufthansa as possible partner

BERLIN, Germany: Ailing German airline Air Berlin said on Wednesday that it was open to working with Lufthansa, as it struggled to stem heavy losses

8 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Lufthansa cancels nearly 900 flights over pilot strike

Germany's flagship carrier Lufthansa said it would cancel nearly 900 flights because of a strike by pilots

23 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Paternoster boutique hotel to represent SA in ITB50

5-star Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel in Paternoster has been selected to represent South Africa in a global marketing campaign by travel trade show, ITB Berlin

2 Feb 2016

GERMANY

Germany bans Booking.com's 'best price' clauses

The German cartel authorities have banned the online hotel booking portal, Booking.com, from requiring hotels across the country to offer it their lowest room prices

24 Dec 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Electronic luggage tag to enable a smooth travel experience

Lufthansa and Rimowa were jointly awarded the prize for "Best Baggage Initiative" for the new "Rimowa Electronic Tag" at the airline industry conference

15 Sep 2015

AFRICA

African tourism acts to shake off Ebola stigma

BERLIN, GERMANY: The impact of the deadly Ebola virus fell mainly on three African countries but tourism has taken a hit across the continent of more than 50 nations as fear has kept many visitors away, tourism chiefs say

10 Mar 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work

5 Mar 2015

GERMANY

Google sees Amazon as its biggest competition

BERLIN, GERMANY: Google boss Eric Schmidt said his company's biggest competition as a search engine came from e-commerce company Amazon, and not from other search engines.

14 Oct 2014

GERMANY

Uber's services halted in Germany

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: The controversial but popular car pick-up service Uber has hit a roadblock after a German court slapped it with an injunction on the grounds it lacks the necessary legal permits to operate its services.

3 Sep 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Travel Tips from Germany

BERLIN, GERMANY: The first edition of Travel Tips covers a host of information. The German National Tourist Board themes for 2012 are exciting and cover new aspects of Germany.

6 Feb 2012

GERMANY

GfK Global Green Index: How green are German consumers really?

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: When it comes to sustainable consumption, considerations of cost and use generally outweigh concern for the environment. However, in other areas, such as the national energy supply or waste disposal/recycling, Germans have a decidedly higher awareness of green issues. These are the findings of the latest GfK Global Green Index, a new representative survey carried out by GfK Marktforschung in October 2011.

17 Nov 2011

UNITED STATES

GfK survey reveals evolving trends in American holiday shopping and spending

NUREMBURG, GERMANY / NEW YORK, US: Retailers embarking on a seasonal hiring binge this year may want to rethink their plans, according to a new survey by GfK Custom Research North America. As unemployment remains above 9% and median household incomes decline, economic anxiety continues to preoccupy the thoughts of US consumers.

25 Oct 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Newspaper sites across Europe demonstrate growth in the past year

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc has released an overview of Internet usage in Europe, showing 368.6 million unique visitors went online in June 2011 for an average of 26.1 hours per person.

19 Aug 2011

JAPAN

Tokyo maintains brand image, despite earthquake and tsunami

TOKYO, JAPAN: In the aftermath of Japan's earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear accident, the city of Tokyo has seen no significant erosion to its city image according to the 2011 Anholt-GfK Roper City Brands Index study.

27 Jul 2011

SOUTH AFRICA

Starwood Hotels & Resorts to open 50 hotels in Europe, Africa and ME

BERLIN, GERMANY: With growth fuelled by demand for its luxury and design-led brands, Starwood is poised to open 12 hotels in the region this year.

24 Mar 2011

ANDORRA

Travel & tourism report focuses on moving beyond the downturn

ANDORRA: Switzerland, Germany and France have the most attractive environments for developing the travel and tourism industry, according to the fourth Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report, just released by the World Economic Forum at the Global Tourism Forum 2011 (GTF) held in Andorra. Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Spain and Singapore complete the top 10.

9 Mar 2011

GERMANY

German holidaymakers avoid Egypt and Tunisia

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: The political unrest in North Africa has had far-reaching consequences for the tourism industry. According to GfK Retail and Technology, the majority of German holidaymakers have postponed any planned trips to Egypt and Tunisia and demand for the summer months also noticeably declined in the first few weeks of the year.

22 Feb 2011

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