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SAATM still misunderstood

The roll-out of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) has been slow because African governments appear to haveonlya narrow perspective of what it means for their market. This was explained byAaron Munetsi, CEO of the Airlines Asso
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26 May 2024

Europe's costly hotels put off luxury travellers

Luxury travellers are beginning to show price resistance as hotel rates soar across Europe. Panellistsat Preferred Hotels and Resorts Global Conference 2024 agreed thatthere had been a shift in the market, reports Travel Weekly . I f
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26 May 2024

Cape Grace unveils new look

Cape Grace, situated in Cape Towns V A Waterfront, is now a Fairmont-managed hotel. After nine months of extensive renovations, the property has reopened its doors. 1508 London was behind the architectural and interior redesign, which portr
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26 May 2024

Proflight Zambia boosts baggage allowance

Proflight Zambia has rolled out a new baggage policy that allows passengers to have up to 23kg of luggage spread across multiple bags at no charge. Previously, the airlines cheapest fare class allowed 15kg of luggage; classic fares permitte
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26 May 2024

Tech expert advises agents to use ChatGPT

British software company Lokulus has told travel agents to embrace AI and use ChatGPT to supplement staff shortages. Despite the documented shortfalls in AIs capacity to generate accurate travel-related information,Mark Chamberlain,
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26 May 2024

Heathrow and Gatwick lounges showcase local art

Lounges in London Heathrow andGatwick Airports are hosting art exhibitions for the European summer season. The Plaza Premium Lounge in London Heathrow at Terminal 2 will spotlight the art ofMarcia Scott.The lounge will display
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26 May 2024

Monday Smile: Pink elephant joins buddies for a swim

Alberto Scattolin captured this delightful video of a young albino elephant joining its friends for a tumble in a watering hole at Matimba Bush Lodge, Kruger National Park. The video was published by Cute Tings, Latest Sightings, on
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26 May 2024

Latest Changes on Travelinfo (24May'24)

Falcon Africa: 4 Night Masai Mara Thompsons Holidays: Public holiday closure notice United Airlines: From 01 June new items available complimentary in premium cabins on select flights part of United Airlines World Leisure Holi
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26 May 2024

Lack of data stifling African aviation

Richard Aisuebeogun, CEO of Avialog Company Limited, highlighted during last weeks Aviation Stakeholders Convention how a lack of accurate data has negatively impacted Africas aviation industry. In Nigeria, for example, there are oft
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24 May 2024