Emirates to become early adopter of IATA Travel Pass

Emirates has partnered with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to become one of the first airlines in the world to trial the IATA Travel Pass, a mobile app to help...

Dubai halts live hotel entertainment acts after 100s of Covid-19 rule breaches

A circular sent out to hotel owners and managers from Dubai Government’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTM) said bands, DJs, dancers and live entertainers will no longer...

Will Burundi’s tourism turn the tide?

Burundi, which describes itself as “The Heart of Africa”, is generally bypassed by travellers to the region, with its more famous neighbours — Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda —...

‘Complete stop’ in European air travel as Covid testing wipes out demand

Aircraft movements in European airspace are collapsing towards the low levels seen during the first wave of the pandemic in April, as more travel restrictions hit demand for airline...

Emirates Kenya Country Manager Pays Courtesy Call to KATA CEO

The newly appointed Kenya Country Manager for Emirates Airlines Christophe Leloup recently paid a courtesy call to Ms. Agnes Mucuha, the Chief Executive Officer of Kenya Association of...

RDB, Kenya Association of Travel Agents ink deal to promote regional tourism

Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and Rwanda Chamber of Tourism (RCT) have inked an agreement with the Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) and the East African Tourism Platform (EATP) to...

Facial recognition can help re-start post-pandemic travel. Here’s how to limit the risks

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on transportation companies, especially airports and train stations, because of the travel restrictions implemented by most countries...

UAE’s tourism sector gets a shot in the arm as Israelis flock to Dubai

Despite COVID-19, up to 50,000 Israelis have been flying to Dubai since last November. The UAE is adapting to the new clientele as mutual business interests start to take off. If there was...

Kenyan passport eighth most powerful in Africa – report

The Kenyan passport is the eighth most powerful in Africa giving holders access to 71 destinations without obtaining a prior visa. It has equally strengthened in the latest global...

Emirates appoints new country manager for Kenya

Emirates Airline has appointed Christophe Leloup as its country manager for Kenya replacing Hendrik Du Preez who left the airline to join Qatar Airways as the vice president for Africa last...

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