2017 has been an eventful year with ups and downs for the travel industry in Africa. Throughout it all, we at Amadeus have been at your side posting informative, thought-provoking and sometimes even silly blogs from the African travel industry.
We’ve decided to crunch the numbers and have identified your five favourite Amadeus blogs of 2017.
Turnup.Travel changing the way young Kenyans view local travel
Kenya has some of the best tourism sites in the world, but to really take advantage of the opportunities tourism has to offer, the Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Tourism urged tourism stakeholders to start offering Kenyan-friendly packages to encourage domestic tourism.
Understanding this gap in the market, young travel enthusiasts Brian Gatimu & Muthuri Kinyamu founded Turnup.Travel. Read all about their journey here.
Women at the top – Meet Air Mauritius’ Carla da Silva
Despite the large number of women who make up the travel and tourism workforce, unfortunately there are still very few women at the top.
However, in Africa, we have some amazing, powerful and successful women at the top of the ladder in the travel industry. Amongst these women is Air Mauritius’ Carla da Silva. We sat down with her to chat about what it takes to make it to the top. Read the full interview here.
Chit-Chat with fashionista Ruheena Jiwa Shah
If you’re based in Kenya, you have no doubt already been in contact with Ruheena Jiwa Shah, Amadeus’ Delivery Specialist and Trainer.
She describes herself in one word as ‘conscientious’. A description I’m sure you’ll all agree with. But, what you may not know about her is that she is a true fashionista and absolutely loves shoe shopping. Read the full interview with your favourite Amadeus trainer here.
“Being a travel agent is not just about making bookings anymore,” HRG Ghana’s Edem Baëta on 30 years in Travel
Amadeus has come a long way in the last 30 years, and so have travel agents across Africa.
As Amadeus celebrated its 30th birthday this year, we chatted to some of our travel agent partners across Africa. The interview that resonated the most with you was with Edem Baëta, Operations Manager for Expertravel & Tours Limited – HRG Ghana, who told us all about his experiences over the past 30 years in travel. Read more about his thoughts here.
Clients travelling from India? Take note of the new tax regime!
In July this year, India implemented the new Indian Goods and Services Tax (GST). The new tax applied to all goods and services sold in India including flights, hotels, car rental and insurance, regardless of whether the point of sale is in India.
We told you all about the new regulations in this blogpost.