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Articles tagged “gateway”

Tourism

Trafalgar and Sister Brands Expand Into Southern and Eastern Africa

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.

Trafalgar and Sister Brands Expand Into Southern and Eastern Africa

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Airlines

Battle for Air Supremacy on Key Australian Route Heats Up

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.

Battle for Air Supremacy on Key Australian Route Heats Up

Airlines

Airlines Recoup $500 Million in Blocked Funds From African Countries

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.

Airlines Recoup $500 Million in Blocked Funds From African Countries

Rental Cars

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

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.

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

Airlines

Airlink Flexes Its Muscles in Africa Focusing on Regional Routes

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.

Airlink Flexes Its Muscles in Africa Focusing on Regional Routes

Tourism

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

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.

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

Tourism

First Unified Tourism Voice for Africa Faces Challenges

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.

First Unified Tourism Voice for Africa Faces Challenges

Tourism

India’s Ola Enters Competitive Australian Ground Transport Market

India’s Ola has started operations in two major Australian cities, following hot on the heels of Estonia’s Taxify. The newcomers are exploiting opportunities unlocked when Uber paved the way for increased competition in a market in the tight grip of taxi operators.

India’s Ola Enters Competitive Australian Ground Transport Market

Tourism

Tariff Spat Could Chill China-U.S. Travel Even Without a Trade War

Travel companies were spared the first round of the U.S.-China trade war. But outbound travel to the United States and U.S. hospitality companies could become collateral damage without too much provocation.

Tariff Spat Could Chill China-U.S. Travel Even Without a Trade War