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November 8, 2016

Second in a series Twenty-four hours of planes, trains and automobiles en route to West Africa. 06 NOV — OGO By far, the highlight of my weekend in New York City was my reunion with my friend, Ogo, of Senegal. We met five years ago when he graciously included me in his group going to [….../ ➝

November 30, 2014

The good, the bad and the bizarre in the world of travel The IBIT Digest is back, just in time for the holidays. Just the thing to recover from the shopping hangover of Black Friday. TIS THE SEASON TO BE…STUCK AT AIRPORTS The Christmas holidays may be “the season to be jolly,” but.../ ➝

March 25, 2014

Nigeria no longer needs to rely on Europeans to operate its trans-Atlantic airline flights to the United States. Amid all the mystery and tragedy of Malaysia MH370, a little good news from the airline world…and it comes from West Africa. Last week, an Airbus A330-200, flying the colors of Ari.../ ➝

January 24, 2014

WHAT: The 2014 Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show WHERE Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center 300 E. Ocean Ave. Long Beach, CA WHEN Feb. 8-9, 2014, 10am-5pm TICKETS (per person) One-day: $10 online til Feb. 7, $12 online Feb. 7-9, $15 at the door Two-day: $16 online til Feb. 7, $18.../ ➝

June 9, 2013

The good, the bad and the bizarre in the world of travel WINNING ON POINTS There are travelers who have become so adept at using credit-card points, loyalty points and frequent-flier miles that they almost never pay for trips anymore. One of those people is Brian Kelly, who calls himself The Points .../ ➝

January 17, 2013

First of two parts [portfolio_slideshow exclude=25980,25985,25987,25992] It was a case of “something old, something new” in Long Beach last weekend at this year’s Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show in Long Beach. If you’ve been to these shows before, listening to well-known travel guru.../ ➝

December 3, 2012

With a little imagination, a new Visa card being sponsored by an East African bank and Kenya’s national airline could serve as a model for promoting black American travel to Africa. In Sunday’s IBIT Travel Digest, I mentioned the new Visa card from Kenya Airways, backed by Barclay’.../ ➝

March 24, 2012

The convening of the Africa Travel Association’s annual congress at Victoria Falls signals the rise of a new player on the African travel scene, and it’s one you might not expect. When you think of African travel and tourism, you probably don’t think of more than a handful of the 54 countries .../ ➝

March 7, 2012

One of Africa’s premier airlines is the first on the Mother Continent to acquire Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner. The implications for African travel are enormous. While US-based airlines wait to get their hands on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the world’s newest jumbo jet is already chan.../ ➝

January 7, 2012

Few people have ever heard of USAfrica Airways. A combination of forces made sure it would stay that way. I’ve spent a fair amount of time bemoaning the relative lack of US-based airlines connecting the United States to Africa — not realizing that once upon a time, there was an American air .../ ➝