Here are some of the relevant travel news headlines and stories from the previous week through today:
- Emirates seeks to expand its presence in the US – Already the world’s largest international carrier, the airline is looking to make the US one of its three most profitable regions. (Bloomberg)
- … and Emirates also plans African expansion – The world’s largest international carrier is betting on Africa by aiming for at least 10 new routes in the next 10 years. (Skift)
- Nigeria planning national airline – Africa’s largest economy plans to start a national carrier in the next few years as tourism becomes ever more important. (Bloomberg)
- Longest route now belongs to Qantas – The Australian carrier now claims the title to the world’s longest flight, a 15-hour, 8,578-mile (13,805-kilometer) journey between Sydney and Dallas. (Skift)
- Marriott planning dozens new African hotels – In a further sign tourism’s coming-of-age in Africa, the accommodations’ giant is planning up to 50 new hotels in Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt each by 2020. (Skift)
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