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Qantas relooks Joburg-Perth route

With SAA out of the picture for more than a year, international media reports indicate that Qantas could be relooking at introducing a direct Johannesburg-Perth flight down the line. According to simpleflying.com, Qantas began flying the Joburg-Perth route in the 1950s. In 2000, the airline signed a codeshare with SAA on flights between Australia and South […]

Vic Falls Marvels Internationally

Despite the disruptive effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has grounded the tourism industry, Victoria Falls has been named the second-best place to visit for holiday and leisure in the world, according to Geo Fernweh, a German travel inspiration magazine. This comes days after American Travel + Leisure magazine named Victoria Falls Safari Lodge one […]

Airlink Launches New Non-stop Flights Between Cape Town And Harare

17 December 2020 – Airlink, the independent regional airline, will launch a convenient new non-stop service between Cape Town and Harare from 18 January 2021 – its latest in a series of new and resumed routes across its Southern African network. It will satisfy demand for direct flights between the two cities and follows the […]

Emirates ups Zim and Zam frequencies

Emirates has added another flight from Dubai to Harare, via Lusaka, taking the total number of flights to three a week. The extra flight will operate on Fridays, using a Boeing 777-300ER, complementing the Saturday and Monday flights. Flight EK714 departs Harare at 12h55 on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays, then departs Lusaka at 15h30, arriving […]

Govt and IFC Launch Victoria Falls Tourism Recovery Plan

October 22, 2020—The Government of Zimbabwe and International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, today launched an initiative to boost tourism in and around Victoria Falls to help strengthen Zimbabwe’s tourism industry, which has suffered a sharp decline in visitors because of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative, the ‘Victoria Falls […]

Zimbabwe Resumes International Flights

Zimbabwe Thursday resumed international flights after taking a six month COVID-19 forced hiatus since March. According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ), three airlines resumed international flights, Fastjet; Harare to Johannesburg, Ethiopian Airlines; Addis Ababa to Harare and Emirates; Dubai to Harare. Kenya Airways and RwandAir will both resume tomorrow. In a statement, […]

ATTA President takes UK Foreign Office to task

The African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA) will work with its tourism partners across the globe to lobby for the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to lift its mandatory 14-day quarantine period for travellers returning from visiting Africa. FCDO is “misguided” in its assessment of Africa’s COVID-19 safety risk and is doing “enormous […]

ZTA Remains Optimistic Of Safe Tourism , As Zim Opens Skies

The Zimbabwean government announced last week that it is resuming domestic and international flights after a six month sabbatical due to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. The world over, flights had been stopped as global cases of the virus continued to surge. This has had a huge, negative impact on tourism, both domestically and internationally. A […]