Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority seeking to upgrade air traffic management system

The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) plans to introduce surveillance control as the aviation body opens tenders for the modernisation of its air traffic management system. An air traffic management system is a group of software, hardware and processes that work together to provide services to aircraft. It is the primary tool of work for air traffic controllers. The…

Emirates and flydubai: A winning partnership

Over 5.27 million passengers have benefitted from seamless connectivity on the Emirates and flydubai network since both Dubai-based airlines begun their partnership in October 2017. In addition, some 800,000 Emirates Skywards members have earned over 1.5 billion Skywards Miles on Emirates and flydubai codeshare itineraries in the last 12 months. Marking the milestone as the…

China’s first electric passenger aircraft makes successful maiden flight

China’s Liaoning General Aviation Academy official announced that the inaugural flight of the country’s first self-developed four-seater electric aircraft, the RX4E, succeeded today in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang. Developed by China’s Liaoning General Aviation Academy (LGAA), the 1,200 kg aircraft is 8.4 meters long with a wingspan of 13.5 meters. It has a range of…

African Tourism Board officially launched

Pretoria, South Africa – African Tourism Board Chairman Cuthbert Ncube officially declared the African Tourism Board open and operational after less than 2 years in the making and more than 400 members included in 36 African and 25 non-African countries. It is a New Dawn for the Continent as we usher in the voice of…

Australia’s South West Sustainable Tourism Observatory joins UNWTO Observatory Network

Australia’s South West Sustainable Tourism Observatory, has officially become the latest member of the World Tourism Organization’s International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO). The Observatory will work to monitor tourism in the south-west region of Australia and help guide its sustainable development. The Australia’s South West Sustainable Tourism Observatory (ASWTO) is the first of its…

Vacation rental regulation catches up with innovation and UNWTO

Vacation rental regulations are a big issue in many parts of the world and of course for companies like AIRBNB. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has published the first systematic overview of how both national governments and local authorities are addressing and managing new business models in the accommodation industry. The so-called “sharing economy” has experienced significant…