Hilton’s new Connected Room to debut across USA in early 2018

Hilton has confirmed its new ‘Connected Room’ a high-tech guest room that enables guests to personalise and control every aspect of their stay from one…..

Latest commitment to liberalisation shows Africa has its eyes on the value of air connectivity prize

The signing last month of a commitment to deliver a Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) may turn out to be yet another unfulfilled landmark…..

Changing market conditions – we speak to the industry!

In an era where demand for air travel continues to grow, and where competition in the dynamic aviation is getting fierce, airports and airlines must…..

Zambia intends to build a new hub airport for Africa

Zambia Airports Corporation Ltd (ZACL) recently claimed that investments at Lusaka’s Kenneth Kaunda International Airport are aimed at establishing a “new hub”, and that the…..

Bitcoin Watch – Keep an eye on the cryptocurrency taking the world by storm

At the beginning of 2017, the highly volatile Bitcoin was valued at just below USD1,000, however recently it has skyrocketed well into the teens at a…..

NIKI files for insolvency, grounds operations

Germany‘s Bundesregierung (Federal Government) announced (13-Dec-2017) the grounding of NIKI and commencement of insolvency proceedings at the local court of Berlin-Charlottenburg. Bundesregierung stated: “We very much regret the…..

ARC/Expedia: Intra-Asia traveller volumes driving international arrivals

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) and Expedia, via their joint ‘2018 Air Travel Outlook Report’ released (12-Dec-2017), the following insights into international economy and premium passenger flows to…..

European Commission approves easyJet’s acquisition of airberlin parts with no conditions

European Commission unconditionally approved (12-Dec-2017) the proposed acquisition of certain assets of airberlin by easyJet. The Commission concluded the transaction would not adversely affect competition in the EUSingle Market. Commissioner for…..

Wirecard gains Travelstart as customer for digital payments

Wirecard stated (13-Dec-2017) it is facilitating credit card acceptance for Africa‘s largest online travel agent Travelstart, enabling Travelstart customers to use their credit cards to pay online for…..

European Commission issues warning on post Brexit EU-UK connectivity

European Commission‘s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport issued (11-Dec-2017) the following guidance on post Brexit UK–EU connectivity: “As of the withdrawal date, the operating licences granted to airlines…..