British Airways Holidays opens a new rescue enclosure at a big cat sanctuary in South Africa in cooperation with charity Born Free

British Airways Holidays recently announced partnership with international wildlife charity Born Free as part of its new Animal Welfare Policy The travel company has funded the creation of a new enclosure in South Africa British Airways has flown two neglected lionesses, rescued from a failed zoo in Spain to their new home Part of a… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises broke ground on the construction of the new world-class Durban Cruise Terminal in South Africa

Durban, South Africa, 2019-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises through Kwazulu Cruise Terminal (KCT) yesterday broke ground on the construction of the new world-class Durban Cruise Terminal in South Africa which is expected to be operational from January 2021. Ross Volk, Managing Director of MSC Cruises South Africa and Director of KCT, said; ”The multi-user… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group announces the signing of its second Radisson RED in South Africa – the Radisson RED Johannesburg Rosebank

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2019-Sep-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group, one of the largest and most dynamic hotel groups in the world, is pleased to announce the signing of its second Radisson RED in South Africa – continuing the brand’s fast growing African and global expansion. Scheduled to open early 2021, the Radisson RED Johannesburg… Read the full press release

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Durban uMhlanga Ridge officially opens

Edgy and innovative hotel brand comes to uMhlanga Ridge Cape Town,  South Africa, 2019-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Durban uMhlanga Ridge officially opened this month, making it the first Fire & Ice! by Marriott hotel in KwaZulu-Natal and the fourth in South Africa. A highly anticipated addition… Read the full press release

Emirates transforms old advertising billboards into hundreds of reusable bags to celebrate World Environment Day

Embarks on an innovative recycling project for World Environment Day Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — To mark World Environment Day, Emirates gave its old advertising billboards in South Africa a new lease of life, transforming the PVC Flex material into hundreds of reusable bags. In an effort to spread the message of… Read the full press release

Singita to take guests from the warm Kruger National Park in South Africa to the icy expanse of Antarctica on an 11-night Adventure to the South

Cape Town, South Africa, 2019-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Announcing a limited-edition trip for November 2019, Singita is launching a spectacular 11-night Adventure to the South in collaboration with One&Only and White Desert. The journey takes guests from the warm lowveld of Kruger National Park in South Africa to the icy expanse of Antarctica, giving safari lovers… Read the full press release

Emirates Group plays part to support and preserve biodiversity

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley protect valuable wildlife ecosystems and provide sustainable tourism experiences Emirates supports United for Wildlife’s efforts to tackle the illegal wildlife trade, and has signed the WTTC’s Buenos Aires Declaration on Travel and Tourism and Illegal Wildlife Trade dnata4good pledges support for wildlife research and rehabilitation projects… Read the full press release

O. R. Tambo International Airport welcomes inaugural Singapore Airlines’ evening flights between South Africa and Singapore

KEMPTON PARK, South Africa, 2019-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The first of Singapore Airlines’ three evening flights between South Africa and Singapore took to the skies from O. R. Tambo International Airport last night (31 March) With demand growing for connectivity to Singapore’s Changi Airport as a gateway to Asia, Singapore Airlines now provides 10… Read the full press release

Emirates announces four additional flights a week; introduces First Class experience on the additional flights

Seasonal increase from 14 June 2019 until 04 August 2019 JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2019-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates today (25 March 2019) announced a seasonal increase to its existing daily service to Durban, with four additional flights a week, effective from 14 June to 04 August 2019. This is in response to growing demand… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to increase number of weekly flights on its popular routes to South Africa from July 2019

The award-winning airline will increase weekly flights to Johannesburg to 21 by the end of October 2019 Passengers will also see an increase in flights to the popular holiday destination of Cape Town, which will increase from seven to 10 a week from 27 October 2019 DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo named ‘Global Air Cargo Airline of the Year’ by STAT Trade Times

The cargo carrier was also runner-up for ‘Global Air Cargo Brand of the Year’ and ‘International Cargo Airline of the Year in Africa’ DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo is pleased to announce that it has been named ‘Global Air Cargo Airline of the Year’ by STAT Trade Times. The… Read the full press release

Emirates and South African Airways expand codeshare agreement

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Dec-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates, the world’s largest international airline and South African Airways (SAA), the South African flag carrier, are expanding their strategic cooperation with enhancements to its codeshare agreement, opening up new destinations for both Emirates and SAA customers. Pending governmental approval, SAA and Emirates have signed an enhanced… Read the full press release

Singita partners with Panthera to undertake a key camera trap survey of leopards in the Kruger National Park, South Africa

Following increasing concern about the conservation status of leopards, Singita partnered with Panthera to undertake a key camera-trap survey in the Kruger National Park, South Africa Singita unveils new conservation-led gift-gifting opportunity for the holiday season, with unique support for ‘Furs for Life’ initiative Kruger National Park, South Africa, 2018-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — In… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific celebrates the launch of non-stop services to Davao City (Philippines), Medan (Indonesia) and, Cape Town (South Africa)

Cathay Pacific celebrates the launch of services to Davao City, Medan and Cape Town as record-breaking year of expansion continues Hong Kong, China, 2018-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cathay Pacific Group’s continuing network growth has been highlighted over the past few weeks by the launch of non-stop services to three new destinations – Davao… Read the full press release

SAA Cargo is the airfreight partner of The Love Quilt Project

JOHANNESBURG,  South Africa, 2018-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) freight division, SAA Cargo, is the proud airfreight partner of The Love Quilt Project (LQP), the US-based non-profit organisation that helps vulnerable children in South Africa and the US. SAA Cargo, as part of the airline being a responsible corporate citizen, when contacted… Read the full press release

King Shaka International Airport wins the Aviation Security Award at the inaugural Civil Aviation Industry Awards

Durban, South Africa, 2018-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — King Shaka International Airport (KSIA), one of Airports Company South Africa’s leading international airports, won the Aviation Security Award, at the inaugural Civil Aviation Industry Awards, which took place at Galleria in Sandton on Friday 16th November 2018. The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) introduced the… Read the full press release

UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit highlights on investment in tourism technology

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit, held yesterday by World Travel Market and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), was well received by participants from government and the private sector for its more dynamic new format leading to more concrete takeaways around this year’s theme: Investment in Tourism Technology. This year,… Read the full press release

Autograph Collection welcomes 5 African Pride Hotels in South Africa

Washington, D.C., , 2018-May-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Autograph Collection, Marriott International’s distinctive collection of thoughtfully designed independent hotels, today welcomed 5 African Pride Hotels to its global portfolio, marking the debut of the brand in South Africa. These hotels include, African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, African Pride 15 On Orange Hotel, African Pride Mount Grace… Read the full press release

British Airways launches new direct service to the South African city of Durban

LONDON, 2018-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Travellers hoping to escape the Northern Hemisphere’s shorter days and long, cold nights this winter have a new destination: the South African city of Durban with the start of British Airways’ new direct service. From October 29 holidaymakers will be able to surf their heart out along the Golden… Read the full press release

Oman Air announces the appointment of Holiday Aviation as General Sales Agent for South Africa

Oman Air announces the appointment of Holiday Aviation as General Sales Agent for South Africa   MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has announced the appointment of Holiday Aviation as General Sales Agent (GSA) for South Africa. The appointment of Holiday Aviation will ensure… Read the full press release

South African Airways receives clearance to commence operations between South Africa and Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG, 2017-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways has received clearance to commence operations between South Africa and Zimbabwe. Flights between the two countries will resume today (20 August 2017). Flights between South Africa and Zimbabwe were affected yesterday due to flight restrictions imposed by the Zimbabwean authorities on operations. The decision to… Read the full press release

New study shows air transport sector in South Africa provides immense value to the people and economy

Johannesburg, 2017-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released new data showing that the air transport sector in South Africa provides immense value to the people and economy of the country supporting some 490,000 jobs including tourism-related employment and contributing US$12 billion or 3.5% to the country’s GDP. These findings… Read the full press release

Radisson Blu opens new Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence in Cape Town, South Africa

Radisson Blu opens new Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence in Cape Town, South Africa   BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Mar-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Blu, the iconic hotel brand driven by innovation and design, is proudly announcing the opening of a new Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence in Cape Town, South Africa. This is Carlson… Read the full press release

AirBnB Partners With Non-profit Organization to Empower Women in Social Enterprise

San Francisco, 2017-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Today,  nine women entrepreneurs from Langa Township in Cape Town graduated from a program that will  help them boost their community by providing sustainable accommodation options to global travelers. The graduates are the first class of hosts from iKhaya le Langa, a non-profit aimed at revitalizing the area… Read the full press release

Park Inn by Radisson announces the opening of its new property in Polokwane, South Africa

Park Inn by Radisson announces the opening of its new property in Polokwane, South Africa   BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2017-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Park Inn by Radisson, the colorful and dynamic mid-market brand, today (13 Feb 2017) announced the opening of its first property in Polokwane. The Park Inn by Radisson Polokwane is the… Read the full press release

South Africa: Marriott, The Amdec Group to develop the Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch and Marriott Executive Apartments Johannesburg Melrose Arch

Marriott International, Africa’s largest hotel operator, announces an agreement to develop the Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch and Marriott Executive Apartments Johannesburg Melrose Arch, in partnership with The Amdec Group Cape Town, South Africa, 2015-9-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. ( NASDAQ: MAR) continues to expand its footprint across the African continent by… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Airlines to start flights to Cape Town, South Africa and Gaborone, Botswana as of 30 June 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 2015-5-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has finalized preparations to start flights to Cape Town, 2nd destination in South Africa and Gaborone, Botswana as of 30 June 2015. The flights to Cape Town and Gaborone will be operated three-times-a-week as… Read the full press release

First Radisson Red in EMEA: The Radisson Red Hotel V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa will open in late 2016

Hotel at Africa’s most visited destination is the first Radisson Red in EMEA Brussels, Belgium, 2015-4-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Carlson Rezidor, one of the most dynamic hotel groups worldwide, announces the very first Radisson Red in Europe, the Middle East and Africa: the group’s new upscale lifestyle select brand launches in Cape Town, South… Read the full press release

World Travel & Tourism Council CEO David Scowsill: South Africa is leading the world in many areas of its Travel & Tourism development

LONDON, 2015-2-18 — /Travel PR News/ — “South Africa is leading the world in many areas of its Travel & Tourism development and President Zuma’s commitment to reform visa regulations should enable the country to maximise the industry’s potential for economic growth and social advancement”, says David Scowsill, President & CEO, World Travel & Tourism… Read the full press release

South African Airways: yellow fever vaccinations no longer necessary for travel between Zambia, Tanzania and South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, 2015-2-12 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has welcomed the scrapping of yellow fever vaccinations, which is no longer necessary for travel between Zambia, Tanzania and South Africa. The announcement was made by the South African Department of Health and the requirement was lifted with immediate effect. The decision was made at the… Read the full press release