Articles tagged “africa”

Middle East and African Nations Need to Do More to Protect Airlines: IATA

Middle East and African Nations Need to Do More to Protect Airlines: IATA

Alexander Cornwell and Omar Mohammed, Reuters

The world's aviation body is calling for more clarity on what African and Middle Eastern states are going to do to help distressed airlines survive the crisis.

1 month ago

How a Women-Led Hospitality Team Is Paving a Path for Africa’s Next Generation

How a Women-Led Hospitality Team Is Paving a Path for Africa’s Next Generation

Colin Nagy, Skift

For Africa to realize a lot of its economic potential, especially within hospitality, elevating women to positions of leadership will help power and accelerate growth. Asilia's Dunia Camp in Tanzania, run by General Manager Angel Vendeline Namshali and her team of all women, is an example of this positive change.

3 months ago

How Luxury Travel Can Build Community and Awareness in Africa

How Luxury Travel Can Build Community and Awareness in Africa

Colin Nagy, Skift

Connecting luxury travelers to the local community and fostering a better understanding of a destination is hard to do well. Here are two examples that the industry can draw inspiration from.

3 months ago

Ethiopian Airlines to Spend $5 Billion to Build a Next-Generation Airport for Africa

Ethiopian Airlines to Spend $5 Billion to Build a Next-Generation Airport for Africa

Danielle Hyams, Skift

In a region that has historically struggled in the aviation field, state-run Ethiopian Airlines is truly a success story, playing a key role in the country's economic development and helping solidify its status as a tourist destination. A new airport takes it to the next level.

5 months ago

A Bush Pilot Who Always Longs to Return to African Skies

A Bush Pilot Who Always Longs to Return to African Skies

Colin Nagy, Skift

Kirsty Henderson has arguably one of the coolest jobs in aviation: She’s a bush pilot, ferrying passengers across scenic African landscapes like Botswana. What’s more, she’s helping show aviation as a viable career path for young women.

5 months ago

2019 Was the Third Safest Year Ever in the Airline Industry

2019 Was the Third Safest Year Ever in the Airline Industry

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Despite the Ethiopian Airlines crash, 2019 stands as one of the safest on record. It's something worth remembering next time you board an aircraft.

5 months ago

Botswana Takes Another Shot at Elephant Hunt Despite Tourism Warnings

Botswana Takes Another Shot at Elephant Hunt Despite Tourism Warnings

Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg

Conservationists worldwide warn tourists may go elsewhere. But Botswana is not listening. It does so at its own risk, as tourism accounts for a fifth of its economy.

6 months ago

Africa Needs to Make Conservation a Growth Industry

Africa Needs to Make Conservation a Growth Industry

Colin Nagy, Skift

If leaders continue to look at African conservation as a charitable cause, it is doomed. As a growth industry — yes, an industry — that creates jobs and economic mobility, there is still hope for a sustainable future driven by the very young population on the continent.

6 months ago

South African Government Will Take Tough Approach Over Struggling Flag Carrier

South African Government Will Take Tough Approach Over Struggling Flag Carrier

Andres Guerra Luz, Bloomberg

Sounds like the government intends to play hardball with South African Airways. Given the carrier's financial struggles and current labor unrest, a turnaround seems pretty remote at the moment.

7 months ago

South African Airways May Fire a Fifth of Its Employees in Restructuring

South African Airways May Fire a Fifth of Its Employees in Restructuring

Hilton Shone, Bloomberg

Nearly 1,000 people might be losing their jobs as the airline tries to slow its ongoing losses. Hopefully the company doesn't meet the same fate as Jet Airways, the Indian airline that was grounded earlier this year after racking up over $1 billion in debt.

7 months ago

Ethiopian Airlines Considers Buying a Stake in South African Airways

Ethiopian Airlines Considers Buying a Stake in South African Airways

John Bowker, Bloomberg

Ethiopian Airlines is a an African aviation success story. Would it really be a good idea to get involved with the struggling South African Airways?

8 months ago

Perfect Starry Skies: A New Draw for Travelers to Southern Africa

Perfect Starry Skies: A New Draw for Travelers to Southern Africa

Richard Holmes, Skift

The luxury safari market in southern Africa is a competitive space, and it pays to leverage any unique selling points. Now savvy lodge operators are trading on the darkness of the night skies to encourage bookings.

9 months ago