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Lorne Philpot

Teacher and tourism enthusiast, Lorne Philpot enjoys exploring Johannesburg and its offerings. He likes to share his experiences and reflections on his travels around the city.
Japan e-visas

How to apply for Japan’s e-visas

By Lorne Philpot 02-08-23 11:54

Japan’s e-visa makes travel to Japan much more convenient and accessible for tourists from a number of countries. Unlike visa processing for Europe (Schengen Area) and the United Kingdom, there is no need to pay for the services of handling agencies. It is not There is also no need to attend an interview at the […]

Japan e-visas

Japan opens up e-visas to South Africans

By Lorne Philpot 02-08-23 09:08

Good news for SA! Travelling to Japan has become simpler and much more convenient for South African passport holders. Japan has joined many other Asian countries that are eager to welcome tourists and visitors. Thus, it has decided that a number of nationalities (who are not visa-exempt) are now able to travel to that country […]

South African Airways

South African Airways dogdes a bullet with Airlink claim

By Lorne Philpot 28-07-23 10:00

The High Court in Johannesburg has ruled that South Africa’s national carrier South African Airways does not have to repay nearly R900M to Airlink. Local carrier Airlink made a claim for a large sum of money it is owed by the national carrier for airfares that South African Airways accepted on behalf of Airlink, prior […]

Brussels night flight ban

Night flight ban at Brussels airport to impact African flights

By Lorne Philpot 27-07-23 10:38

Belgian Federal Transport Minister, Georges Gilkinet has proposed a ban on night flights at Belgium’s Brussels Zavantem International Airport. The airport is a hub for a number of international airlines that fly into and out of the Belgian capital, including those from African destinations. BAN ON NIGHT FLIGHTS Gilkinet suggested that the airport serving the capital […]

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