News: Johannesburg most popular African city for fifth consecutive year

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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 released on Tuesday. The City of Gold, as Johannesburg is affectionately known, attracted 4.05 million international overnight visitors in 2017. Close on its heels, Marrakech in Morocco is the second most popular African destination city, […]

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Aviation: Air Namibia and Turkish Airlines sign codeshare agreement

Air Namibia and Turkish Airlines sign codeshare agreement Air Namibia (SW) and Turkish Airlines (TK) signed a codeshare agreement within yesterday. The agreement that will be effective as from March 1st, covers routes between Turkey and Namibia, and set to expand the travel opportunities for the passengers of two airlines. The signing ceremony took place at Turkish Airlines’ Headquarters in […]

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Rwandair: 11 Airplanes, 650,000 passengers 19 destinations and more to come

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AS the sun sets on the year 2016, Rwanda aviation industry, particularly RwandAir, is basking in glee following a year well spent, at least in terms of capacity building for the national carrier. Besides the new policies announced by cabinet to streamline the aviation sector activities, like cargo handling and logistics, this year the airline has laid a firm foundation […]

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Africa: British mother dies after falling 20ft from hot air balloon in South Africa as her husband and sons look on

A British mother of two has been killed in a hot air balloon crash in South Africa. The 48-year-old woman, named by reports as Susan Astle, was thrown from the basket of the balloon after it was swept up in high winds as her horrified husband and sons looked on. She suffered severe head injuries after falling 20 feet in […]

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MasterCard City Index: Jo’ burg, Cairo and Cape Town ranked African Top Cities as Lagos Drops out.

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Lagos one of Africa’s main cities has dropped out of the MasterCard Top 10 cities in Africa and the Middle East (AME). In 2014 Lagos overtook Cairo as the second most Visited city in Africa and ranked in the Top 10 in AME region. Cairo got back on the Chart in the 2015 ranking while Lagos was third but Cape […]

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Africa: Ghana gets new Taxi Company: Taxify

Online transport technology company, Taxify, has begun operations in Accra, Ghana. The Taxify app will allow customers to use their smartphones to request trips from the nearest Taxify driver, who will use GPS to locate the customer, then take the customer to an agreed destination. With competitive rates and reliability, Taxify is set to be the go-to online transportation app […]

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Aviation: RwandAir, SAA celebrates Nigeria Independence with Fare slash

Rwanda national carrier, RwandAir has slashed its fare to Dubai and Johannesburg for its teeming customers in Nigeria as a way marking the country’s 56th independence celebration. The new air fare to Dubai and Johannesburg according to the airline is from $600 and $490 respectively inclusive of taxes. The reduction in air fare which commenced from the 1st of October […]

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Tourism: My Durban experience with South African tourism

By Ebenezer Anangfio It was one hot afternoon while I was in Accra Central that I heard my phone ring. In order to avoid a situation where my phone would be snatched away from me and coupled with the incessant noise, I had hidden it in my pocket, hence my inability to hear the phone ring at the first time. […]

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Abeiku Santana of Ghana as a Tourist in South Africa

Celebrated radio presenter, Abeiku Santana has been touring destinations in Africa and at the moment he is in South Africa following his recent trip to Kenya. On Thursday he shared photos of himself and others at the South Africa’s Lion Park, one of the most popular attractions in Johannesburg where some of the world’s Cheetahs, Lions, Giraffes, Wild bush dogs […]

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As global Passenger traffic grows Africa suffers decline

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Despite a slowdown in March, passenger traffic continues to grow with airports worldwide reporting an increase in total passenger traffic. After strong year-over-year passenger traffic growth rates recorded in January (+6.9%) and February (+9.2%), passenger traffic continues to grow with airports worldwide reporting an increase in total passenger traffic by 5.7% for the month of March and 7.3% for the […]

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