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              ≪ EYE ON AFRICA                                           ≪ GREEN NEWS                                                     ≪ TECHNOLOGY IN FOCUS
              New flights and initiatives across the                     London museums receive green                                     A holiday home iPhone app,
              continent, featuring Air France and                       awards, Ski Club launches eco-                                   new hotel reviews website and
              UNWTO...                                                  friendly ashtrays and Zimbabwe                                   HostelBookers moves into package
              READ MORE                                                 holds green conference ...                                       holidays... READ MORE
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 British Airways
 increases
 long-haul fuel                             Air France wreckage to be raised
 surcharges
                                            from Atlantic
                                            Hopes that black box flight data will be found...

                                            T    he wreckage of the Air
                                                 France A330-200 that
                                            crashed into the Atlantic in
                                            June 2009 will be lifted from
                                            the ocean bed, according to

 B      ritish Airways has increased its
        fuel surcharges on long haul
 flights following the continued rise
                                            French officials.
                                              Nathalie Kosciusco-Morizet,
                                            France’s transport minister
 in fuel. The fees will come into effect     said that the operation
 on Friday and there will be no rise in     would be launched “within three
 charges on short-haul or domestic          weeks
 flights.                                    to a month”, reported the BBC.
    As a result, World Traveller flights       Several bodies of the 228
 under nine hours will face a fee of        passengers and crew are still
 £85 and flights more than nine hours        thought to be in the wreckage.
 in duration will have a £98 fee.             The raising of the aircraft also
    Meanwhile World Traveller Plus          boosts hope of finding the black
 passengers will be charged £95             box flight data recorders, which        employed hitherto unheard of                   news. In a statement yesterday,
 and £116.50 for the respective flight       hold the key to discovering what        means to pursue searches,                      Enders said that he hoped the
 lengths. First and Club World flights       caused the crash.                       but also the crew of the Alucia                flight recorders would be found,
 will increase to £125 and £145.              Pierre-Henri Gourgeon,                (search vessel) and all the teams              as they “are essential for the
    “It’s with real regret that we have     CEO of Air France said he was           who are going to take part in, as              understanding of this accident”.
 to increase our long-haul fuel             pleased the wreckage had been           we all hope, the retrieval of the                 Last month both Air France
 surcharge. As customers will know          found.                                  flight recorders,” he said.                    and Airbus were charged with
 from the price at the petrol pumps,          “I would like to thank not only          Tom Enders, president and                   manslaughter over the crash.
 the cost of fuel has continued to          the French authorities who              CEO of Airbus also welcomed the                Click here for full story.
 rise significantly over the past three
 months,” said Nick Swift, chief
 financial officer at BA.                                                                                                             Shanghai
 Click here for full story.
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 parties to resume doing business                                                                                                  week.
 together.                                                                                                                            In a report by Shanghai Daily,
    Access to the airline’s fares and                                                                                              an unnamed government official
 schedule information has been              Superbreak launches agent incentive                                                    apparently involved in the project,
 restored on Expedia’s global sites,                                                                                               said that work will begin on Friday.
 initially via GDS technology.
    The accord follows a major
 dispute between the two
                                            O     ne travel agent will win a holiday with Kuoni in Superbreak’s new
                                                  incentive.
                                              To be in with the chance of winning the £3,000 holiday, all agents
                                                                                                                                      The 116-hectare project in the
                                                                                                                                   city’s Pudong New Area will be
                                                                                                                                   developed in phases, with the first
 companies, relating to American’s          have to do is make Superbreak bookings throughout April.                               phase expected to cost CNY24.5
 efforts to drive more bookings to its         All agent bookings will go into a draw to win the holiday and there is               billion (£2.29bn). It will become the
 own website, AA Direct Connect.            no limit on entries.                                                                   third Disney theme park in Asia,
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 TravelRepublic matches On the Beach’s TIPTO roadshow continues in north UK
 Europe holiday trend
 T    ravelRepublic has revealed
      that its top selling
 destinations for the
                                         Costa del Sol. Majorca, Tenerife,
                                                    Costa Blanca and the
                                                    Algarve have also sold
 Easter/Royal Wedding                               well on the run-up to
 break are European                                 the week, with Florida
 beach resorts.                                     named as the only
   Following On                                     long-haul destination
 the Beach’s                                        in the top 10.
 announcement that                                     “Sales are up
 Spain, Portugal and                                by an astonishing
 Greece had been                                    59.3% over the same
 selling well for the                               period last year,”
 holiday period,                                    said Paul Furner,
 TravelRepublic has                                 managing director of
 confirmed that is has seen an 180       TravelRepublic.
 percent rise in bookings to the         Click here for full story.


 Oman Air sees increase in profits
 O     man Air has recorded a 40
       percent increase in revenue
 for last year
                                         new aircraft, technology and
                                         infrastructure but boosted its
                                                          sales due to eight
                                                                               T    he nationwide TIPTO
                                                                                    roadshow visited Durham and
                                                                               Edinburgh last week to provide
                                                                                                                          Hoseasons presents a magnum
                                                                                                                          of champagne to winning agents
                                                                                                                          from Charlie Reid Travel.
 compared to                                              new destinations.    training and updates for travel               The tour will be at Maidstone on
 2009.                                                       “Oman Air’s       agents.                                    Tuesday and Southampton next
   The airline’s                                          results for 2010        Here, Ryan Carroll from                 Wednesday (12 and 13 April).
 annual report                                            are extremely
 showed a 38                                              positive and we
 percent rise in                                          have witnessed
 passengers to                                            remarkable
 3.3 million with                                         growth in all
 11 percent rise in seat factor to 72    areas of our business,” said Peter
 percent.                                Hill, CEO of Oman Air.
   It has lost £124 million on           Click here for full story.



 Okura and JAL Hotels to open UK sales
 office
 H    otel Okura and JAL Hotels have announced that they will open six new
      sales offices this year, including one in the UK. The Japanese hotel
 company has already opened offices in New York and Los Angeles and
 plans to spread to London, Frankfurt, Paris and Moscow. Okura currently
 has five offices in Japan and five others in Seoul, Hong Kong, Taipei, Denver
 and Amsterdam.




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                                            Barcelo launches
                                            MICE incentive


      QUOTE
     OF THE DAY
                                                                                                                                         EYEON
                                                                                                             ‫ ٭‬Air France to launch new West
                                                                                                             African flights
     “The raising of the                     Claire Brent from Expotel tucks into a
                                             gingerbread man with Wayne Topley from
                                             Barcelo UK.                                                       Air France will fly twice weekly to Freetown, the
      aircraft could be                                                                                      capital of Sierra Leone, and Monrovia, the capital of
      launched within                       B     arcelo UK delivered
                                                  MeetBarcelo gingerbread
                                            men to conference bookers
                                                                                                             Liberia, from 19 and 20 April respectively. These two
                                                                                                             new destinations will bring the total number of Air
      three weeks to a                      at Expotel in Stockport and                                      France-KLM destinations in Africa to 38. These new
                                            BSI in Taunton last week                                         flights to Freetown and Monrovia will be operated
                                            to launch its new ‘1 in 5’
           month.”                          incentive.                                                       via Conakry, Guinea, using a three-class Airbus
                                               The offer means that one in                                   A330-200 with 208 seats. Freetown will be served on
       Nathalie Kosciusco-                  five delegates gets to meet and                                  Tuesdays and Sundays, and Monrovia will be served
    Morizet French Transport                stay for free when they book
    Minister, on the Air France             24-hour delegate packages
                                                                                                             on Wednesdays and Fridays.
                                            (up to 20 delegates).

                                                                                                             ‫ ٭‬UNWTO to raise funds for
     aircraft that crashed in
       2009. Source: BBC.                      The incentive is also available
                                            for delegates booking day
                                            meetings at Barcelo UK hotels                                    cross-border parks
                                            until 4 September.
                                                                                                               A UNWTO conference being held in Senegal from
                                                                                                             27-28 May will aim to raise funds for sustainable
 Howard Travel named as Travel 2’s                                                                           tourism development in cross-border national
 February agent of the month for                                                                             parks and protected areas in West Africa. The West
                                                                                                             Africa Parks Project will see 10 countries – Benin,
 Midlands & the South West                                                                                   Burkina Faso, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali,
                                                                                                             Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Sierra Leone –work
                                                                                                             together to maximise the potential of their shared
                                                                                                             parks, jointly promoting the areas and working
                                                                                                             together to address problems. The conference will
                                                                                                             outline funding requirements to potential donors or
                                                                                                             investors.


                                                                                                             ‫ ٭‬Kenya’s Safarilink to offer
                                                                                                             afternoon flights
                                                                                                               Kenya’s Safarilink has announced that it will be
                                                                                                             operating daily afternoon flights from Nairobi’s Wilson
                                                                                                             Airport to Ol Donyo Wuas, in the Masai Mara game
                                                                                                             reserve. The afternoon flights to Ol Donyo Wuas will
                                                                                                             operate from 1 July to 31 October 2010 departing
                                                                                                             Nairobi’s Wilson Airport at 2pm. The seasonal
 Andy Harris, key account manager at Travel 2 (second from left)                                             services will run in addition to the regular morning
 hands over the accolade to Howard Travel’s Joanne Earney, Maxine                                            flights.
 Laws, Joanne Hussey and Rod Mitchell (manager).




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                 Aerosvit Airlines launches its direct non-stop flight from
               London Gatwick to Kiev on 1st March 2011 to meet growing
               commercial demands. The new route will initially operate five
               times a week with easy
               immediate onward connections to Russia, Kazakhstan, Eastern
               Europe, Middle East and domestic cities in Ukraine. To service the new
               route, Aerosvit will deploy its comfortable Airbus A321 with a two-class confi guration
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               CIS, Russia and the Balkans.To celebrate the launch of the route, one lucky travel agent
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                              70 destinations in 32 countries. The Airline operates a modern western fl eet comprising of Airbus 320/321, Boe    eing
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                                                                                                                                GREEN
                                                                                                            
                                                                                                             London museums receive green awards
                                                                                                                Twelve London museums have won Green Tourism
                                                                                                            awards for holding sustainability lessons and making their
                                                                                                            buildings more eco-friendly. “Being green is not just about
                                                                                                            technology - it is about telling the story of how people might

 Greater Miami reports record rise in
                                                                                                            have lived sustainably in the past, how they created things and
                                                                                                            found solutions to their problems without relying on a global
 visitors and spend                                                                                         infrastructure,” said John Proctor, technical director of Green


 G
                                                                                                            Tourism. “That’s where museums can have tremendously positive
        reater Miami Convention &                      “The strength of the Miami                           impact, encouraging people to rethink how they deal with green
        Visitors Bureau (GMCVB)                     brand to attract a record number of                     issues even if it’s just one person changing the way they do
 has announced that the number                      overnight visitors who generated                        things after a visit.” Click here for full story.
 of overnight visitors to the region                record-breaking expenditures
 increase 5.6 percent last year                     helped our industry recover from
 compared to                                                             the global                          Club launches eco ashtray for slopes
                                                                                                             Ski
 2009.                                                                   recession more
                                                                                                                 The Ski Club of Great Britain has launched
    A record                                                             quickly than other
                                                                                                            an eco-friendly portable ashtray as part of its
 breaking 12.6                                                           destinations,”
                                                                                                            Respect the Mountain campaign. The ashtrays
 million overnight                                                       said Steven
                                                                                                            will be distributed to resorts across Europe and
 stays were                                                              Haas, chairman
                                                                                                            North America to stop skiers and snowboarders
 registered in                                                           of the GMCVB
                                                                                                            dropping cigarette butts on the slopes. This
 Greater Miami                                                           Board of
                                                                                                            is the Ski Club's latest initiative to encourage
 and the Beaches,                                                        Directors. It is
                                                                                                            people not to drop their litter on the mountains",
 fuelled by a 6.6                                                        thought that
                                                                                                            says Caroline Stuart Taylor, Chief Executive of
 percent increase in international                  the region’s marketing campaigns
                                                                                                            the Ski Club of Great Britain. "Our Respect the
 travellers.                                        have also helped the destination
                                                                                                            Mountain campaign aims to raise awareness
    In addition, the GMCVB recorded                 to recover following the BP oil spill,
                                                                                                            about how skiers and snowboarders can try and minimise their
 a 10 percent rise in tourism spend                 after it received a £755,578 grant for
                                                                                                            impact on the environment, and with our new eco ashtrays we
 to US$18.8 billion (£11.6bn), £7.6bn               marketing from the State of Florida.
                                                                                                            are taking a practical step to actually help them do this." The
 from international guests.                         Click here for full story.
                                                                                                            portable ashtray is made from recycled, biodegradable products
                                                                                                            and can be ordered for free from Ski Club’s website.

 Machu Picchu to close for centenary                                                                        
 celebrations
                                                                                                             Zambia to host green tourism conference
                                                                                                                The Zambian capital, Lusaka will host the 5th IIPT African
                                                                                                            Conference, entitled ‘Meeting the Challenges of Climate Change
                                                                                                            to Tourism in Africa and the Developing’, from 15-20 May, 2011.
                                                                                                            The aim of the conference is to showcase models of ‘best
                                                                                                            practice’ in addressing the impacts of climate change on tourism
                                                                                                            in Africa and the developing world. The event is being organised
                                                                                                            by International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) in
                                                                                                            partnership with the UNWTO, PATA, and other organisations.



                                                                                                       Qatar Airways announces plans for 20
                                                                                                       new routes
                                                                                                       Q     atar Airways has revealed that it is looking to launch flights to more
                                                                                                             than 20 new destinations in the next three years.
                                                                                                          The airline will launch its 100th destination, Aleppo, tomorrow and
                                                                                                       yesterday took delivery of its 25th Boeing 777-300 ER.
                                                                                                          The aircraft is part of an order made in November 2007 and will most

 T    he Regional Direction of Culture at Cusco has announced that Machu
      Picchu will have restricted access for two days while it celebrates the
 centenary of ‘Machu Picchu for the World’. The area will only be open until
                                                                                                       likely be used on long-haul routes.
                                                                                                          “The Boeing 777 forms the backbone of our long-haul and ultra-long-
                                                                                                       haul fleet,” said Akbar Al Baker, CEO or Qatar Airways.
 10am on 6 and 7 July to those who have pre-booked tickets. However, the                                  The airline hopes to own 100 aircraft by summer 2011.
 tickets will be valid for admission between 8-10 July. There will be no tickets                          Meanwhile, its Doha-Budapest route has now been made a daily
 issued of entry fees on the day.                                                                      service.




                                                                                                                                   InterContinental
                                                                                                                                   Kuala Lumpur
                                                                                                                                   opens




   From right - Yang Berhormat Dato Dr. James Dawos Mamit, deputy minister of tourism Malaysia signed on the plaque during the official launch
   of InterContinental Kuala Lumpur. He is joined by Adam McDonald, general manager of InterContinental Kuala Lumpur; Alan Watts, vice
   president of operations Malaysia at IHG; Thomas Lee, director of MTJ Development and Shantha De Silva, director of operations at IHG.




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                                                                       TECHNOLOGY
                                                                       IN FOCUS SPONSORED BY



   Hostelbookers
                                               Perfect
   launches
                                               Getaways
   holiday
                                               launches iPhone
   booking site
     HostelBookers has
                                               app
   launched a sister travel                      Holiday home website Perfect
   website allowing customers                  Getaways has launched a
   to book all holiday aspects.                new travel application for
     AnyTrip.com allows                        the iPhone. The free Rent
   customers to book                           Holiday Homes and Villas
   accommodation on the site                   app allows users to search
   with 20 percent of the price                accommodation by country,
   upfront and no booking                      region and town. It will then
   fees.                                       allow them to contact the
     Flights, tours and car                    owner directly by phone or
   hire can then be booked                     email, as well as Perfect
   through partner sites,                      Getaways’ call centre. The app
   directed by AnyTrip.                        is one of several apps to be
     “We’ve joined forces with                 launched by the company over
   great partners such as                      the next four months.
   isango!, Skyscanner and
   CarTrawler in order to give
   customers the possibility
   to book tours, flights and
   car hire,” said David Smith,
                                             New hotel review website launches
   COO at HostelBookers.                     with moderated entries


   EasyRMS
   adds first
   independent
   Chinese hotel
   client
      Easy Revenue
   Management Solutions Ltd
   (EasyRMS) has secured a                     A new review website has been launched that investigates posts
   new contract in China.                    before allowing them to be viewed online.
      The EzRMS Internet                       Employees at Vinivi.co.uk will read through reviews and check
   Product Suite has now                     that the reviewer stayed at the hotel recently before confirming its
   been deployed at China                    online status.
   National Convention Center                  Hotels will get the chance to reply to negative feedback and it is
   (CNCC) Grand Hotel, which                 thought 80 percent of reviews will be ‘certified’.
   becomes the company’s                       “Increasingly hotels are under threat from reviews posted
   first independent hotel                   by unscrupulous competitors, companies paid to post fake
   client in the country.                    comments, and from individuals who choose to offer undeserved
      The 420-room hotel,                    criticism of properties of whom they have never been a guest,”
   which hosts most                          said Gilles Granger, founder of the Vinivi system.
   delegates for CNCC                          “Whilst allowing for freedom of opinion, Vinivi’s transparency
   events, rolled-out the                    principle ensures that consumers are not being misled by the spite
   EzRMS solution in March.                  and dishonourable behaviour which we estimate can drive up to
                                             20 percent of uncertified reviews.”




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