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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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Botswana bans the use of foreign currency

Botswana citizens and travellers intending to visit  Botswana have been informed that from 1 August 2019 BURS (Botswana Unified Revenue Service) will no longer accept any foreign currencies as a means of payment.  In a statement issued on Thursday BURS said, “The decision is made to curb administrative costs incurred by BURS as cost of…
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Air Tanzania to launch Johannesburg flights

Air Tanzania plans to resume flights to South Africa on 28 June, Tanzania’s Citizen TV has reported. The new flights according to Citizen TV is aimed at attracting South African tourists and business travellers. The flight schedule will also reportedly connect four major airports in Tanzania with OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg with four…
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Nasa’s ISS tourism: How much it’ll cost and the views you might see

Nasa has announced that it will open the International Space Station to business ventures including space tourism. The move seeks to financially disengage from the orbiting research lab. “Nasa is opening the International Space Station to commercial opportunities and marketing these opportunities as we’ve never done before,” NASA chief financial officer Jeff DeWit said in…
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New terminal opens in Seychelles airport

Domestic travel between the islands of the Seychelles is expected to be easier following the opening of a new domestic terminal at Seychelles International Airport in Mahé. The development includes a larger floor area, new check-in and baggage areas, arrival and departure lounges, drop-off and pick-up areas and security posts. The new terminal also has…
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