Fly Blue Crane: Former SAA and Express executives join the startup airlines race in SA

Former SAA and SA Express CEO Siza Mzimela and ex SAA executives Theunis Potgieter and Jermoe Simelane have joined the startup airlines race in South Africa with their bid to launch a new low cost carrier in SA: Fly Blue Crane. Other hopefuls include 1time follow up airline Skywise and  FlySafair, with East African airline fastjet still keen on expanding their routes footprint in South Africa as well. There are some serious barriers to entry into the domestic flights market; most notably resistance from existing and more…

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Flight Centre: Meet one of SA’s largest travel agency brands

Flight Centre is one of South Africa’s largest and best known travel agencies. The company is a local subsidiary of the Australian-international Flight Centre Travel Group, which operates in the US, New Zealand, Canada, India, Hong Kong, China as well as Australia. Flight Centre has over 2500 outlets in 10 countries, and employs over 15,000 staff members around the world. Established in 1982 and with headquarters in Brisbane, Queensland, Flight Centre recorded a whipping A$2 billion in revenue during 2013, making a profit of A$240…

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TripAdvisor launches mobile app in travel booking feature

Global travel resource site TripAdvisor recently announced the launch of their in-app booking capability for mobile devices. The development of this feature on their suite of native mobile apps was prompted by the massive growth in TripAdvisor’s mobile adoption; a growth spike of 90% in the past year alone. The company recorded a massive 108 unique visitors per month on their mobile apps during the first quarter of 2014. Their usage research found that while travellers use TripAdvisor for pre-trip planning, they were also increasingly…

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Mango Airlines: Book your Zanzibar flights or Zanzibar Travel Packages now!

Mango Airlines now flies to Zanzibar on the cheap! Book your Zanzibar flights or Zanzibar Travel Packages now: Get 7  nights at the Ngalawa Beach Village, Zanzibar from only R8990 per person sharing! This travel package includes: Return flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar – direct 7 nights accommodation at the 3* Ngalawa Beach Village in a seaview suite with breakfast, lunch and dinner included daily Return airport and hotel transfers 2 x half hour massage treatments at the spa per stay. Book your Zanzibar travel package…

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