African Tourism Board: The Need for Greater Industry Synergy in West Africa

The 2019 IATA’s Regional Aviation Forum is being held at the Marriott Hotel in Accra, Ghana. On Tuesday Alain St.Ange, President of the African Tourism Board and the former Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine Minister of Seychelles will be moderating a session titled “West and Central Africa as Preferred Tourism Destination: The Need for Greater Industry Synergy”. Participants at the  African […]

Eva Air

Eva Air celebrates delivery of first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Eva Air has celebrated the delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner. The plane is the first of 20 super-efficient 787-10s the carrier plans to use on high-density routes within Asia from this summer. The airline, which is also celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, already operates a fleet of four 787-9 Dreamliners. “The 787 Dreamliner has become the flagship […]


València tourism grows in first four months this year

Tourism in the city of València has continued to grow during the first four months of the year. According to data published by the INE (National Institute of Statistics – Spain), it has shown an improvement in the number of overnight stays and visitors and has also shown a positive change in profitability indicators for tourism: RevPAR, hotel occupancy and […]


Lufthansa unveils Eurowings turnaround plan

Lufthansa has unveiled a turnaround plan for its troubled Eurowings subsidiary. In a crowded low-cost marketplace, the hybrid airline has failed to find a sustainable role. In an attempt to revive its fortunes, Lufthansa said today Eurowings will be given be a clear focus on short-haul, point-to-point operations. The carrier will be standardised with a fleet of Airbus A320 planes, […]


Pansy Tlakula elected to UN Human Rights body

International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) Minister Naledi Pandor has congratulated Pansy Tlakula on her election to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). “Minister Pandor is confident that Advocate Tlakula’s election will greatly enhance the work of the committee as she has lived experience and extensive professional experience in terms of the promotion, protection and fulfilment […]


Sooty tern eggs scarce and pricey this year

A seasonal delicacy in Seychelles — bird eggs — are in short supply and high in price this year. Sooty tern eggs, available from June until August are being collected only on Bird Island – the northernmost island of Seychelles, this year. Bird Island receives thousands of birds that come to the island to lay their eggs. SNA has been unable to speak […]

Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines takes delivery of first A350 XWB

Japan Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first aircraft produced by Airbus for JAL. The milestone event was attended by JAL representative director and chairman, Yoshiharu Ueki, and Airbus chief commercial officer, Christian Scherer. Altogether JAL has ordered 31 A350 XWB aircraft, comprising 18 A350-900s and 13 […]

South America

Jamaica minister of tourism promotes destination

As part of an ongoing goal of generating greater global awareness and increasing visitor arrivals, Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism for Jamaica, and Donovan White, director of tourism at the Jamaica Tourist Board, were in Paris earlier this week to meet with France’s major tour operators. On the agenda was a meeting with Promovacances, France’s second largest tour operator which […]


Rove at the Park expands mid-sector accommodation options

Rove Hotels has opened its sixth hotel in Dubai, Rove at the Park, in Dubai Parks & Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region. The large property has 579 comfortably sized rooms and interconnecting family rooms, making it an ideal choice for families and groups. Guests at Dubai Parks & Resorts can access more than 100 fun […]