Emirates SkyCargo helps deliver lifesaving medical equipment from Seoul to countries in Africa

Dubai/ Seoul, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline and the world’s largest international cargo airline has helped deliver lifesaving medical equipment from Seoul to several countries in Africa. Since 2015, the air cargo carrier has transported over 800,000 units of malaria tester kits and other associated equipment… Read the full press release

Zoo Atlanta announces new partnership with Conservation South Luangwa to protect African elephants

Partnership with Zambia-based Conservation South Luangwa aligns with a new Conservation Strategic Action Plan. Atlanta GA, 2018-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — In a substantial new commitment to wildlife conservation, Zoo Atlanta announces a new partnership with Conservation South Luangwa to protect African elephants and other species impacted by wildlife trafficking and human-wildlife conflict. The partnership… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality and AccorHotels create the number one sustainable hospitality fund dedicated to Africa

Doha, Qatar, 2018-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Katara Hospitality, a leading global hotel owner, developer and operator, based in Qatar, and AccorHotels, a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator with a presence in 100 countries and c.4,500 hotels, announced the creation of an investment fund with a targeted investment capacity of over… Read the full press release

Singita Pamushana Lodge re-opens with striking new interiors and two new two-bedroom suites

Revealing a total transformation of the existing lodge and two new two-bedroom suites New-look interiors draw on the palatial architecture of Great Zimbabwe and the lodge’s natural surrounds as key design informants Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, Zimbabwe 2018-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ —  Following a significant design transformation, Singita Pamushana Lodge has re-opened this month with striking new… Read the full press release

Oman Air announces plans to further expand its destinations in Africa

MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier for the Sultanate of Oman is reviewing its route network with a view to further expanding its destinations in Africa. The airline already flies to Cairo in Egypt, Nairobi in Kenya, Zanzibar, Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania and recently on July 1st launched… Read the full press release

TravelClick Reservations, Web and Media Solutions to support Mangalis Hotel Group with its rapid expansion across Africa

TravelClick Offerings Enable Mangalis to Maximize Revenue during Rapid Expansion Across Africa NEW YORK, 2018-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — TravelClick, a leading global provider of data and revenue-generating solutions for hoteliers, today (July 9, 2018) announced that Mangalis Hotel Group, the African-born hospitality group with its dynamic innovative brands Noom Hotels, Seen Hotels and Yaas Hotels, has selected TravelClick’s… Read the full press release

UNWTO names Aliko Dangote an Ambassador for Responsible Tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO’s Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, named Aliko Dangote an Ambassador for Responsible Tourism in the framework of the 61st Regional Commission meeting for Africa, celebrated in Abuja, Nigeria. Considered one of the most successful businessmen in Africa, Aliko Dangote founded the Dangote Group 30 years ago and turned his enterprise… Read the full press release

Embraer appoints Ron Baur as SVP Strategy and Hussein Dabbas as General Manager Special Projects for Middle East & Africa

São José dos Campos, Brazil, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Embraer announces today (06/04/2018) the appointment of Ron Baur as Senior Vice President Strategy and Hussein Dabbas as General Manager Special Projects for Middle East & Africa. Both executives will join the Commercial Aviation business unit to strengthen Embraer’s global marketing & sales team… Read the full press release

Travelzoo Survey reveals Africa as Top Destination to Explore In-depth in 2018 among Chinese travelers

SHANGHAI, 2018-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, is forecasting the largest popularity growth of Africa in 2018 among avid Chinese travelers, according to the results of the latest Travelzoo Travel Trends Survey.* Africa Becomes Top Destination to Explore In-depth in 2018 The… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes Ethiopian Airlines’ first-ever direct service between Chicago and Africa

CHICAGO, 2018-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation and its newest air carrier partner, Ethiopian Airlines, announced today (02/05/2018) that new nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD) will begin on June 9, 2018. The addition of this new service represents the first-ever… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes the launch of the Single African Air Transport Market initiative to enhance Africa’s air connectivity

Addis Ababa, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the launch of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) initiative by the African Union (AU) to open up Africa’s skies and improve intra-African air connectivity. Enhanced connectivity will stimulate demand, improve the competitiveness of the African airline industry, and make… Read the full press release

World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony 2017 to take place in Rwanda’s thriving capital, Kigali, on 10th October

World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony 2017 to take place in Rwanda’s thriving capital, Kigali, on 10th October   London, 2017-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Rwanda will welcome World Travel Awards for the first time, with the Africa Gala Ceremony 2017 set to take place in the country’s thriving capital, Kigali, on 10th October. Spanning several… Read the full press release

UNWTO and UNCTAD present the Annual Report on Economic Development in Africa

UNWTO and UNCTAD present the Annual Report on Economic Development in Africa   MADRID, Spain, 2017-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has partnered with UNCTAD, the United Nations Conference on Development and Trade, to present the Annual Report on Economic Development in Africa at UNWTO’s Headquarters in Madrid. The 2017 edition… Read the full press release

Wyndham Hotel Group appoints Patrick Divall as Regional VP, Western Europe and Ignace Bauwens as Regional VP, Middle East and Africa

New Regional Vice Presidents for Western Europe and Middle East, Africa Offer More than 60 Years of Combined Hotel Industry Expertise LONDON, UK, 2016-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with nearly 8,000 hotels across a portfolio of 16 iconic brands, today (22 November 2016) announced two new appointments… Read the full press release

Zimbabwe Tourism Authority becomes the first national tourism organisation from Africa to join the Pacific Asia Travel Association

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2016-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) is the first national tourism organisation from the continent of Africa to join the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The two organisations signed a Letter of Agreement during the annual Sanganai World Tourism Expo in Bulawayo held from June 16-18, 2016. The Agreement reinforces Zimbabwe’s determination to increase the numbers… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways continues its expansion in Africa with the launch of services to its latest destination, Djibouti

Three-times-weekly flights from Djibouti to offer Connections via Doha to the rest of the World Award-winning Airline Celebrates launch with Community Initiative DJIBOUTI, 2014-10-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has continued its expansion in Africa with the launch of services to its latest destination, Djibouti, which began this week. The five-star airline commenced the three-times-weekly… Read the full press release

Five airports operated by Airports Company South Africa awarded by the Airports Council International (ACI) for their excellence in customer service

Johannesburg, South Africa, 2014-2-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Airports Company South Africa is proud to announce that five of its airports have been awarded by the Airports Council International (ACI) for their excellence in customer service as recognised by their passengers. O.R. Tambo International, Cape Town International, King Shaka International, Upington International Airports and East London Airport have… Read the full press release

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer: international tourism grew by 5% in the first nine months of 2013

Madrid, Spain, 2013-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — In the first nine months of 2013, international tourism grew by 5% according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. The number of international tourist arrivals reported by destinations around the world increased by some 41 million between January and September, growing above UNWTO’s initial forecast and creating an important stimulus to… Read the full press release

Brussels Airlines staff to take part in the Bike for Africa campaign in support of African children

Brussels, Belgium, 2013-12-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Five days on the road, covering a distance of 240 kilometres, 75 of which involve rough terrain: From 31 January to 4 February 2014, 29 Brussels Airlines staff and roughly the same number of representatives of other Belgian companies will switch to another mode of transport as part of the Bike… Read the full press release

Raphael Kuuchi appointed New IATA Vice President for Africa

Mombasa, Kenya, 2013-11-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the appointment of Raphael Kuuchi as the Association’s Vice President for Africa from 17 February 2014. Kuuchi joins IATA from the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) where he was the Director of Commercial, Corporate and Industry Affairs, based at AFRAA headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. He… Read the full press release

Emirates launched services to Conakry, Republic of Guinea

DUBAI, U.A.E., 2013-10-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Emirates today launched services to Conakry in the Republic of Guinea, marking its 24th destination in Africa and sixth new destination launch since January 2013. Situated on the Atlantic coast of Africa, Conakry is the nation’s economic, financial and cultural centre, home to an estimated population of 2 million people, almost… Read the full press release

Arik Air launched sales promotion on long haul routes to celebrate its 7th anniversary

Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest commercial airline has launched a special sales promotion to celebrate its 7th anniversary. The promotion is valid on the airline’s long haul routes; Lagos-London Heathrow, Lagos-Johannesburg and Lagos-New York. Lagos, Nigeria, 2013-10-23— /travelprnews.com/ — Guests travelling between Lagos and London will be able to buy a return economy class ticket… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Airlines named Service Quality Institute’s Worldwide Customer Service Leader at the Worldwide Customer Service Conference

Istanbul, Turkey, 2013-10-21— /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most customer service driven airline in Africa, was chosen as Service Quality Institute’s Worldwide Customer Service Leader in Istanbul Turkey on 12 October during the awards banquet at the Worldwide Customer Service Conference. CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde Gebremariam received the award. Also present at the… Read the full press release

South African Airways (SAA) and Boeing work together to develop the first ever sustainable aviation fuel supply chains in Africa

Chicago, United States, 2013-10-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — South African Airways (SAA) is committed to ensuring that environmental sustainability is the cornerstone of how the national carrier’s business is done into the future. This is in line and under the guidance of the Department of Public Enterprise’s Climate Change Policy Framework for State Owned Companies. A key driver… Read the full press release

Carlson Rezidor hotels across Europe, Middle East and Africa organized almost 700 activities and raised 107,000 EUR for World Childhood Foundation

Brussels, Belgium, 2013-10-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, celebrated its 10th Responsible Business Action Month in September: The group’s hotels across Europe, the Middle East and Africa organized almost 700 activities and raised 107,000 EUR for Carlson Rezidor’s charity partner World Childhood Foundation. Childhood is… Read the full press release

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group becomes exclusive hotel partner for CNBC Africa’s prestigious TV series “It’s Africa’s Time”

Minneapolis, Minn., United States, 2013-10-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, ranked for four consecutive years on Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical companies list, joins the prestigious TV series “It’s Africa’s Time” (CNBC Africa) as an exclusive hotel partner. In episode 11, “It’s Africa’s Time” travels with Carlson Rezidor to Cape Town and Addis Ababa… Read the full press release

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announced Park Inn by Radisson Abuja Kaura in Nigeria scheduled to open in Q1 2015

2013-08-05— /travelprnews.com/ — Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the ten largest hotel companies worldwide and a leading international hotel operator on the African continent, announces the Park Inn by Radisson Abuja Kaura in Nigeria. The full service mid-market property featuring 150 keys is scheduled to open in Q1 2015. “Nigeria is a focus country for… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Airlines first in Africa started regular flights to Incheon Airport Korea

2013-07-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — On June 19th, 21:05 Korean time, Ethiopian Airlines (ET), one of the biggest airlines in Africa, has started a new Incheon-Hong Kong-Addis Ababa air route as the first African-nation airline. Ethiopian Airlines operates between Incheon and Addis Ababa (via Hong Kong) four times per week (Mon., Wed., Fri., Sun.) using B767- 300… Read the full press release

Travelport unveils investment plans for east Africa, in response to region’s projected 7% GDP growth

GDS provider reinforces commitment to the region in response to projected 7% GDP growth Nairobi, Kenya, 2013-07-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, a leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry, has unveiled its investment plans for east Africa, in response to projected 7% growth in the region’s GDP. According to recent research from Euromonitor… Read the full press release