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20 OctNorth American travellers ready to holiday in 2021


An overwhelming majority of US and Canadian travellers (99%) are eager to travel again, with 70% stating they plan to take…

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20 OctCOVID malaise infects Malaysian carriers


Malaysia Airlines ceo, Izham Ismail, says he is prepared to shut the airline down if ongoing talks with leasing companies about…

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20 OctMauritius’s December season in the balance


With South Africans’ summer holiday season coming up, it is still unclear when Mauritius will open its borders without a compulsory…

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16 OctHooray! Virgin is coming back!


Virgin Atlantic is set to restart flights from London Heathrow to Johannesburg from October 18 and Heathrow to Cape Town from…

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16 OctOpen air bridges between the UK and Africa


The African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA) has launched a petition to open up Africa for UK travellers. The petition puts…

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13 OctLow risk of inflight COVID-19 transmission – Iata


Since the start of 2020 there have been 44 reported cases where COVID-19 transmission is thought to have been associated with…

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13 OctQuarantines and lockdowns deter travellers


In our latest poll in Travel News, we asked readers the question: In your opinion, which of the following will put travellers off…

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09 OctCOVID sets back Durban’s air capacity 10 years


While airlines have resumed air services in and out of South Africa, Durban has dropped off the map for a number…

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09 Oct‘Replace quarantine with fast, efficient testing’


Airports Council International (ACI) and Iata issued a joint call yesterday for a globally consistent approach to testing international passengers. The…

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09 OctLufthansa returns to Cape Town


Lufthansa flight LH576 touched down at Cape Town International Airport at 10h00 this morning (Thursday, October 8) at the start of…

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