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February 18, 2016
Delta is offering high-speed Internet on all transatlantic flights between the United States and the UK, mainland Europe, Israel and West Africa.
February 17, 2016

The Nigerian Consulate has run out of visa labels and will not be issuing emergency visas until further notice. The consulate said it would still issue all other visas. 

February 15, 2016
The Tourism Authority of Thailand has confirmed that there has not been an outbreak of the Zika virus in Thailand.  
February 12, 2016

The last phase of refurbishments at O R Tambo International Airport is set to begin on February 13 and will relocate the security and emigration handling processes for international passengers from

February 8, 2016

Airline check-in staff no longer have to ensure that foreign passengers travelling into South Africa are carrying an unabridged birth certificate (UBC) when travelling with a minor, confirmed Department of Home Affairs (DHA) director general, 

February 4, 2016
The Flight Centre Travel Group will host its annual Travel Expo at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg from February 6-7.
February 3, 2016

Following increasing passenger demand on the Gautrain, the Development Bank of Southern Africa has approved a loan of R3,5bn for the Gautrain Management Agency to purchase additional rolling stock. 

January 19, 2016
FCBT has appointed a new general manager, Ryan Potgieter, who took up the position at the beginning of this month. Ryan takes over from Raylene Pienaar who made the move to head up our sister brand, Corporate Traveller, late last year.  
December 4, 2015
Ethiopian Airlines has introduced a no-show fee for restrictive classes of travel such as promotional or lower RBDs. The fee will not apply to unrestricted cases of travel such as Y-economy or C-business, for instance.
December 1, 2015
Protea Hotels has introduced new requirements to its guest check-in process, following changes to South Africa’s Immigration Act.  They will take effect today (December 1).
November 27, 2015
Generational change, mobile technology and consumer travel habits are making an impact on the business travel experience, according to a study published today.
November 25, 2015

ID and passport services at certain Home Affairs offices will be disabled between November 27 and December 2 as the Department’s new Live Capture System is upgraded. This was announced by Director-General Mkuseli Apleni on Friday, November 20.

November 18, 2015
Emirates will be able to connect even more people and cargo with Algiers from October 1 when it switches from an Airbus A340-300 to a larger Boeing 777-300 aircraft.
November 17, 2015
Airlines flying to Paris are operating according to schedule but travellers are advised to prepare for delays due to security being tightened in the city after the terrorist attacks that shook the city on Friday, November 13.
November 16, 2015
Members of Multiply, the wellness and rewards programme offered by Momentum, can now take advantage of fare reductions of up to 40% on published fares (excluding taxes) when flying with SAA and its codeshare partner, Etihad Airways.



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