TripAdvisor: The ultimate travel resource site

Founded in 2000, TripAdvisor is an international travel reviews and booking site offering user generated destination reviews, ranked hotel accommodation and flight bookings online. It also offers vacation rentals, travel guides, recommended things to do per destination, as well as restaurant reviews submitted by TripAdvisor users.   The company currently operates in Africa, the USA, the Middle East, Europe and in the Asia Pacific region, employing over 2,000 staffers. The company was spun off from Expedia in a public offering during December 2011, and has…

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fastjet and Expedia join forces to sell fastjet flights internationally

Leading African low cost airline fastjet recently announced that the company has entered a partnership agreement with Expedia, the biggest online travel company in the world. This agreement will see fastjet flights being marketed to millions of air travellers already using the Expedia Group’s portfolio of brands to meet their travel related requirements. The Expedia Group’s sites include full-service online travel agency Hotwire and Egencia, one of the top 5 global travel management companies service corporate entities in over 60 countries. With air travel volumes…

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Fastjet Specials: Joburg to Dar es Salaam from only R783 in June!

30 May 2014: Make the most of the remaining days of summer with a trip to Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam. Today, for one day only, fastjet is offering 1-way flights between Johannesburg and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, for an incredible R783 including taxes! These cheap flight rates are valid for travel between 1 May 2014 and 30 June 2014. There are limited seats available, so book yours now at www.fastjet.co.za to avoid disappointment! The fastjet airfare sale is in line with a recent decision by the airline…

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FlySafair ticket sales to resume early in second half of 2014

During a Business Day TV interview released today, FlySafair CFO Elmar Conradie talks about the airline’s challenges in getting its operating license. According to Conradie, the airline is optimistic that it will be able to launch domestic scheduled flights “early” into the second half of 2014. FlySafair will be launching at least 3 return flights along the Cape Town to Johannesburg route, yet ticket prices and when ticket sales will commence currently remains to be confirmed. Significantly, the airline managed to retain most of its…

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Kulula Winter Specials – get the perfect holiday package for you!

Bored of sitting at home this winter? Get out there and explore the warmer reaches of SA with Kulula’s latest winter holiday package promotions! Hit the beach at Durban’s Protea Hotel Umhlanga  – get 2 nights from only R2255 per person sharing! Or, if you’re feeling like a Garden Route getaway, why not check out Shearwater On Sea for only R2479 per person sharing? Kulula is also offering a host of package holiday options to Cape Town, such as the Cape Town Lodge Hotel, for…

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Cheap Flights to Paris

Looking for cheap flights to Paris? SA Airlines puts you in the driving seat with access to the latest cheap airfares across scores of airlines flying to France. With summer 2014 just around the corner, it’s not to late to find affordable air fares just yet. Check out our Paris destination overview below for a taste of what to expect, and book the cheapest international flights here. You can also book your Paris accommodation and apply for a visa online below. Why is Paris one of Europe’s top…

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Skywise airline “not going anywhere”

South African low cost carrier FlySafair recently beat Skywise in overcoming a critical barrier to entry into the South African LCC market – getting its air service license renewed. Skywise, on the other hand, had their request for a license extension declined. While Skywise has  experienced a number of legal and regulatory setbacks during the past year, yet the executive team, which also built the 1Time Airline brand, remain hopeful. Skywise CEO Rodney James is quoted as saying that “it’s obviously a big blow…but we…

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FlySafair Launch: Breaking News – the wait is almost over!

FlySafair today announced that the Air Services Licensing Council, or ASLC for short, has approved the airline’s application for a domestic air service license. This approval means that FlySafair will finally be able to launch their domestic scheduled flights operation in South Africa, a piece of news that no doubt will be to the liking of South African air travellers across the board. According to a statement published on www.flysafair.co.za, the license adds to the airline’s domestic and international unscheduled license, which it has held…

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Skywise Airlines: Where to from here?

Aspiring low-cost airline Skywise recently hit a major setback as the South African Department of Transport failed to renew the airline’s Air Services license, effectively delaying scuppering plans to enter the South African flights market. According to recent media reports, the airline is now exploring its options. Competing startup FlySafair’s initial license was revoked before it could take to the skies last year, after the airline had run afoul of ownership regulations stating that at least 75% of the airline’s ownership shares had to be…

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The Air Travel Roundup Volume 1: 13 April 2014

For the love of air travel  Welcome to your first instalment of The Air Travel Roundup, the post that brings you everything awesome in travel from across the Interwebs! Without further ado, let’s get to all the juicy reasons you decided to open this: Recent news and specials worth knowing about In case you missed them, the following airline and holiday package specials ran in March 2014: During March 2014, Kulula.com were offering awesome school holiday package specials to Mauritius – 5 nights hotel accommodation…

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