Road Warrior

Wed, Nov 28, 2012, 00:00

The business of travel

Easyjet founder backs budget African airline

Fastjet, the new African low-cost carrier, backed by Easyjet founder by Stelios Haji-Ioannou, begins flights tomorrow from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The first three routes will be Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Mwanza, with further routes to follow in Kenya and Uganda. Thousands of bookings have already been made for the services, and Fastjet expects to become Africa’s pancontinental airline, aiming to bring international standards at low-cost rates.

Xiamen Airlines joins the Skyteam

The world’s most profitable airline, with positive financial results for 26 consecutive years, Xiamen Airlines joins the Skyteam global airline alliance this month.

With headquarters in the coastal city of Xiamen and hubs in Fuzhou and Hangzhou, the airline carried more than 15 million passengers last year to 50 cities in the greater China region. Other members of the Skyteam alliance include Delta, Aeroflot and Air France.

Review site for business travel

Understanding reviews of hotels on Tripadvisor can be a difficult, with people applying varying expectations. Carlson Wagonlit Travel hopes to overcome the differences with an innovative travel review site by business travellers for business travellers.

CWT Hotel Intel will gather reviews after stays from guests and will include key information such as wifi, parking, facilities and food. Reviews will remain within a private network and will be available to CWT clients.

Emirates sale ends on Sunday

Until Sunday December 2nd you can book sale fares with Emirates across their network for up to six months in advance. Return flights to Dubai from €492, Shanghai from €539 and Melbourne from €1,001.