Air Canada adjusts schedule following the grounding of Boeing 737-MAX

Air Canada said today that it has adjusted its schedule through to April 30 to cover 98 per cent of its planned flying following Transport Canada’s closure of Canadian airspace to Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operations. In compliance with the safety notice, Air Canada has grounded its 24 737 MAX aircraft and Boeing has advised that deliveries of its 737 […]

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Africa-Asia partner to improve healthcare

If Africa and Asia are to reap the benefits of having a youthful population and improve their economies, they must improve healthcare for women, adolescents and youth. By doing so, Dr Tshepo Motsepe said the two continents will be able to improve their economies, create jobs and enjoy benefits for all. Dr Motsepe, who is a medical doctor by profession […]


Hyundai, Kia invest USD 300 mn in Ola for EVs, smart mobility solutions

Korean automobile major Hyundai and its subsidiary Kia have together invested USD 300 million in ride-hailing company Ola to jointly develop electric vehicles ecosystem and fleet services for global markets. Under the partnership, the three companies will also aim to develop electric vehicles (EVs) and charging infrastructure customised for Indian market, the companies said in joint statement Tuesday. “India is the centrepiece of Hyundai […]


IMF: Seychelles’ economic situation earns high marks

Seychelles’ macroeconomic performance in 2018 continued to be robust, said a top official from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The statement was made by Amadou Sy, the IMF deputy chief, on Monday after the completion of the third review under the Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles. Sy said that the good macroeconomic performance of Seychelles, an archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, is due […]


Azores winds: Britain ‘hotter than Madrid’

Britain is set to be hotter than Madrid as warm air blows in from the Azores and sends temperatures close to 20C, some forecasts claim. Wednesday is the first day of spring, and the season is getting off to a mild and relatively calm start just days after much of the country was hit by strong winds and heavy rain […]

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Jamaica Tourism Minister lauds Tourism Service Excellence finalists

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett has lauded the contribution of the finalists who will vie for the coveted award of national champions in the Tourism Service Excellence Awards (TSEA) on March 30. The TSEA, which is in its sixth staging was created by the Ministry of Tourism, and is implemented annually by the Tourism Product Development Company Limited (TPDCo). […]


Seychelles eco-friendly tourism efforts put forward in Germany

Environment conservation efforts being made by Seychelles, and how tourists can join in the initiatives, were the focus points of a press conference organized by the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) during the Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin (ITB) fair that took place in Berlin, Germany. Held as part of the STB’s participation activities at the 53rd edition of travel trade show, the […]

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Inca city welcomed biggest cruise ship ever

Modernization works continue generating a positive impact on the Inca country’s tourism industry, and this includes cruises. Peru’s tourist city of Paracas welcomed the biggest cruise ship in the metropolis’ history at San Martin Port. It brought in over 3,900 passengers onboard the 330-meter long Royal Princess. “This figure will make a significant impact on the local tourism industry,” Terminal […]

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U.S. Visa for Cubans: Cuban tourists face harsh restrictions

The U.S. Embassy in Cuba posted a bomb-shell message on their website today, punishing Cuban citizen and the travel and tourism trade between Cuba and the United States. The message reads: Effective March 18, 2019, the United States will reduce the B2 visa validity for Cuban nationals to three months with a single entry.  U.S. immigration law requires that U.S. visa […]


Russia to debut MC-21 narrow-body passenger aircraft at MAKS 2019 Air Show

New Russian-made narrow-body jet, Irkut MC-21-300, with a passenger interior will make its public debut at this year’s Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS 2019), which runs from August 27 to September 1. The presentation will “visually demonstrate to potential customers and future passengers one of the most important competitive advantages of the Russian airliner – an increased level […]