Month: July 2019

Etihad starts charging for snacks in economy

Etihad Airways is now charging economy-class passengers for snacks and drinks outside of the scheduled meal service. The airline’s Sweet or Salty retail menu includes Kit Kat bars for US$3 (R43), and blueberry muffins and chocolate chip cookies for $5 (R71) each. Larger snacks such as lasagne and chicken curry cost $7 (R99). Drinks, such…
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New travel requirement for visitors to New Zealand

Immigration New Zealand is introducing a new travel requirement for some visitors to New Zealand. Effective 1 October 2019, travellers from 60 visa waiver countries will need a NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority). This means that the change will only apply to passport holders from countries that currently do not require a visa to travel to New Zealand. Please…
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Comair increases domestic frequencies

Passengers on British Airways (operated by Comair) will be able to enjoy increased flight frequencies from mid-September. BA will operate 34 additional flights a week on routes serviced from Johannesburg – Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth – as well as between Cape Town and Durban. The flights are now available for booking. Shaun Pozyn,…
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Hertz welcomes debit cards in Europe

Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty customers can now rent a car using a Debit MasterCard from any country of origin across selected European locations. They are Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Slovakia, mainland Spain and the UK. When customers pay with a debit card a pre-authorised deposit is taken to cover the…
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Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott opens in Durban

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Durban Umhlanga Ridge has officially opened, making it the first Fire & Ice! by Marriott hotel in KwaZulu Natal and the fourth in South Africa. The hotel is in Umhlanga, just north of Durban, and a short drive from King Shaka International Airport. Previously a Protea Hotel by…
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France to introduce eco-tax on airlines

France will introduce an eco-tax on all outbound flights from 2020, as reported by Business Insider. Elisabeth Borne, the country’s transport minister, announced that there would be a tax of €1,50 (R24) on economy-class tickets and €9 (R143) on business-class tickets for domestic flights and those within Europe. Business-class tickets to points outside the European Union…
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XL Millennium travel to Kenya

XL Millennium travelled to Kenya and are proud to have been apart of the logistic management for the Mastercard Foundation Young African Works in Kenya launch. The event took place on 20 June 2019 at Radisson Blu Upperhill, Nairobi Kenya. President Uhuru Kenyatta with Mastercard Foundation chairman Jim Leech, Mastercard Foundation CEO Reeta Roy, amongst…
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A cup of coffee with… Grace Ruivo, Financial Director, XL Millennium

This month we share a cup of coffee with Grace Ruivo, Financial Director based in our Johannesburg office. Q: When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? A: I like to unwind with a good book. Q: If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? A: To…
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XL Millennium Interns Shine at Graduation

The Women to Women BursaryXL Millennium funds this bursary programme to assist disadvantaged young ladies who are studying Travel and Tourism at Northlink College. This bursary offers more than just financial support for the student, it also offers an 18 month internship within the company. The internship focuses on assisting the young women with transitioning…
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Giving the gift of life…

Friday, 14 June 2019 was World Blood Donor Day. The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood. Our teams in both Cape Town and Johannesburg took to the donation stations to show their support towards this…
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