Articles tagged “gateway”

Australian Airlines Accused of Ignoring Crew Sexual Harassment

Australian Airlines Accused of Ignoring Crew Sexual Harassment

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

It’s been one of the dirty secrets of the airline business for decades, but the #MeToo movement is now exposing sexual harassment among cabin crew in Australia. Accusations from a leading union have forced the airlines to issue strong denials about systemic problems.

2 weeks ago

Grand Prix Near Victoria Falls Stirs Opposition From Southern Africa Tourism Execs

Grand Prix Near Victoria Falls Stirs Opposition From Southern Africa Tourism Execs

Richard Holmes, Skift

The proposed Grand Prix in Zimbabwe near Victoria Falls is either a bold and ambitious vision for the future, or hubristic folly that will ruin the local tourism industry. Are investors and developers for real with their plans for a Grand Prix circuit on the outskirts of Victoria Falls? We'll see.

4 weeks ago

Flight Centre Buys Umapped to Boost Tech Capability

Flight Centre Buys Umapped to Boost Tech Capability

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Most of Flight Centre’s acquisitions to date have been about adding market share and a broader international footprint, but the Australian company is now looking for tech advantages. It's hoping Canadian itinerary management platform Umapped will raise its game.

1 month ago

What’s Behind the Face-Off Between Airports and Airlines in Australia

What’s Behind the Face-Off Between Airports and Airlines in Australia

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Australia’s airlines are urging the government to rein in the airports, claiming they are abusing their monopoly power to extract unreasonable charges. It’s a tough call for Canberra, which wants to see more investment in airport infrastructure, but doesn’t want to be seen allowing price gouging from some of the most profitable airport operators in the world.

1 month ago

Trafalgar and Sister Brands Expand Into Southern and Eastern Africa

Trafalgar and Sister Brands Expand Into Southern and Eastern Africa

Richard Holmes, Skift

The Travel Corp. is taking three of its core brands to Africa for the first time. It’s a savvy move, leveraging the local knowledge and infrastructure of its sister companies on the continent, with the feel-good upside of boosting inbound tourism to Africa.

2 months ago

Flight Centre Stock Tumbles After TV Report Alleges Anti-Consumer Practices

Flight Centre Stock Tumbles After TV Report Alleges Anti-Consumer Practices

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Negative press about working conditions and markups has dented Flight Centre’s stock price, despite record financial results. The claims have been denied, but the share price is still suffering. The mural incident doesn't do anything to bolster confidence in corporate culture.

2 months ago

Battle for Air Supremacy on Key Australian Route Heats Up

Battle for Air Supremacy on Key Australian Route Heats Up

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

As the Air New Zealand-Virgin Australia alliance on services across the Tasman Sea comes to an end, Virgin will not take the snub from its Kiwi counterpart lying down. It is already flagging improved services and better frequent flyer rewards and trying to block rival Qantas from working with its former ally.

2 months ago

Airlines Recoup $500 Million in Blocked Funds From African Countries

Airlines Recoup $500 Million in Blocked Funds From African Countries

Richard Holmes, Skift

Accountants at Emirates, British Airways, and South African Airways must be breathing a sigh of relief. A combination of economic carrots and airline sticks — smoothed over by IATA diplomacy — has helped international carriers recoup more than $500 million in blocked funds from African governments since the start of 2018.

2 months ago

How Nairobi-Based Ridesharing Service Little Competes With Uber in Africa

How Nairobi-Based Ridesharing Service Little Competes With Uber in Africa

Richard Holmes, Skift

On the streets of Nairobi, homegrown ridesharing service Little is giving Uber a run for its money. And judging by the growth, innovative ideas are proving just as useful as deep pockets.

4 months ago

Airlink Flexes Its Muscles in Africa Focusing on Regional Routes

Airlink Flexes Its Muscles in Africa Focusing on Regional Routes

Richard Holmes, Skift

On a continent still very much in love with the notion of a flag carrier, money-losing or not, privately owned airlines offering scheduled services remain something of a rarity. But carriers like South Africa’s Airlink are showing lumbering state-owned airlines how it’s done.

4 months ago

Tourism Australia Bets Big on Old Movie Franchise and Croc Dundee Delivers

Tourism Australia Bets Big on Old Movie Franchise and Croc Dundee Delivers

Allan Leibowitz

Tourism Australia’s Super Bowl 2018 advertising campaign has been hailed as a marketing triumph. Now, it’s closely watching the booking to make sure it did the right thing by putting all its eggs in one basket.

5 months ago

First Unified Tourism Voice for Africa Faces Challenges

First Unified Tourism Voice for Africa Faces Challenges

Richard Holmes, Skift

Is the formation of a pan-African tourism body the solution to boosting the continent’s tourism numbers? With industry players slow to sign up, the new African Tourism Board initiative from the International Coalition of Tourism Partners has its work cut out for it.

6 months ago