Month: September 2019

Namibia airport to be renamed

The Namibia Airports Company is in the process of renaming Ondangwa Airport (OND) in the Oshana region of the country. The airport will be renamed Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo Airport. Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo was a Namibian anti-apartheid activist and politician who served in senior government positions, including Minister of Mines and Energy,…
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Domestic gets Delight-ful

Virgin Atlantic’s Economy Delight is now available for booking as a through-fare. The product can now be purchased from domestic points of sale with Virgin’s partner interline airlines SAA, BA Comair and kulula.com, and is available in the SME, nett and published markets for agents. “We have worked hard to open this up to agencies,…
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Online portal for tourism visa applications now open

The immigration authority in Angola has opened an online portal for foreign nationals to submit tourist visa applications. This follows the launch in July of the Tourism Visa for business and tourist trips, which has replaced the Ordinary Visa. The Tourism Visa is available for business visitors travelling for prospective business opportunities and for tourists…
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SA Tourism embarks on global roadshow

As South Africa looks to increase its international tourism arrival numbers, South African Tourism along with the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) will embark on a global roadshow to engage with key travel and trade stakeholders. Recently, President Cyril Ramaphosa challenged the South African tourism industry to grow its numbers to 21 million international visitors…
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Saudi Arabia lifts travel restrictions on women

Riyadh – Saudi Arabia has allowed adult women to travel without permission and granted them more control over family matters, further eroding a heavily criticized male guardianship system at a time of heightened scrutiny over its human rights record. A series of royal decrees now stipulate that a Saudi passport should be issued to any…
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Marriott to eliminate famous tiny toiletry bottles globally

The brand announced that it’s expanding an initiative to replace tiny, single-use toiletry bottles of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel with larger, recyclable pump-topped bottles alternative in their guestrooms. Marriott has already rolled out larger bottles at about 1 000 properties in North America, and its other hotels are expected to make the switch by December 2020. If…
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