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World Travel Market Africa 2017

Five reasons to visit the De Hoop Nature Reserve

There's nothing like fresh, salty sea air to brush the cobwebs from your mind and put a spring in your step. The De Hoop Nature Reserve, a world heritage site situated in the Overberg region is a place that does just that.

By Ruth Cooper 16 hours ago

Cheapflights Compass Report 2017 reveals top South African travel trends

Cheapflights has published its first analysis of the inbound and outbound travel trends for South Africa. The report aims to help travellers make good choices in their future travel plans and help industry players build profitable strategies...

15 hours ago

Research reveals key drivers of sharing economy

A new whitepaper reveals the key drivers of the ever growing sharing economy, outlining the challenges and future opportunities surrounding it...

12 hours ago

Report: Zim gets chinese buy-in for Vic Falls 'Disneyland' project

n a development likely to get conservationists worried, Zimbabwe has signed an agreement with Chinese investors to develop its 'Disneyland in Africa' concept near the prime resort of Victoria Falls...

11 hours ago

Qatar to allow residents of Seychelles visa-free travel

Qatar is giving residents of Seychelles visas on arrival as a result of negotiations with the Seychelles Foreign Affairs Department...

12 hours ago

Beware the rules when Airbnb-ing sectional title property

While sectional title rentals are quite common, Paul French, commercial director for Coastal Property Management Services, says that there is a notable difference between long-term residential rentals and short-term holiday lets...

15 hours ago

Sandton Convention Centre awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Tsogo Sun's Sandton Convention Centre has been awared an official Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor...

16 hours ago

Burger special wasn't financially viable: Spur founder

When Spur ended its popular Monday Buy One Get One Free burger special at the end of March this year, cash-strapped diners mourned the loss...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

Time running out to enter the Standard Bank Top Women Awards

Entries for the 14th annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards close on 30 June 2017...

Issued by Topco Media 1 day ago

BON Hotels increase footprint in West Africa, signs twelfth hotel in Nigeria

BON Hotels has increased its footprint in West Africa with the signing of its 12th hotel in Nigeria - making the group the largest hotel management in the country.

1 day ago

#HerdTracker: Crowd-sourcing the great wildebeest migration

HerdTracker has been updated to include crowd-sourced data from anyone sharing sightings of the migratory herds using #HerdTracker and the location of the herds at the time of the sighting...

1 day ago

Major travel trade shows team up to attract global buyers

Africa's Travel Indaba and We Are Africa has entered a partnership which will see the two trade shows bringing the world to South Africa to experience a range of travel products and services for two weeks every May...

1 day ago

Why hoteliers need to do their homework before selecting a hotel management system

"Hoteliers need a solution that fits their needs. So if a solution is too small, it will not satisfy all their requirements. On the other hand, a larger solution may seem great, but..."

1 day ago

Absolutely amazing winter break at Abalone House

Imagine taking a road trip during the much-needed Cape winter rains. Within two hours you reach the quaint fishing village of Paternoster, legendarily named after the thankful prayers of Portuguese sailors who survived being shipwrecked there. Just a quick turn around the coast you enter boutique hotel of note, Abalone House and Spa...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Hilton sponsors second THINC Africa Conference

“We are bullish on Africa and believe it represents a huge opportunity for us, with the emerging middle class, urbanisation trends and increased arrivals to the continent."

1 day ago

Help choose SA's favourite everyday eateries

Review a great restaurant on the Eat Out website and help determine South Africa's favourites for the 2017 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries...

1 day ago

True taste of Africa at Birchwood Hotel's newest addition

Business-travelling foodies passing through Gauteng can look forward to a uniquely African dining experience with the launch of The Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre's new on-site restaurant, Phomolong...

Issued by Birchwood Hotel 1 day ago

Ngorongoro: A sparkling tourism jewel

Ngorongoro forms part of the Serengeti ecosystem and is home to about 2.5 million wild animals. The area is one of the most favoured tourist spots in Tanzania...

By Sosthenes Paulo Mwita 2 days ago

Knysna fire puts crucial tourism sector at risk

Tourism establishments in Knysna have been recording a huge number of cancellations from international tourists, a situation that could lead to the loss of 2,500 jobs in the town's crucial tourism sector...

By Bekezela Phakathi 2 days ago

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Qantas reveals names for its Dreamliner fleet

Qantas has revealed the names for its fleet of eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. More than 60,000 suggestions were put forward and 45,000 votes cast in selecting the names of the aircraft.

22 Jun 2017

New CNN Travel multiplatform, multimedia digital destination launched

In the latest step in CNN's strategy to build premium content brands appealing to global audiences and commercial partners, the channel has launched an all-new CNN Travel multimedia digital destination. CNN Travel has a new design as a globally-minded, mobile-first, social product with an emphasis on visual storytelling.

13 Jun 2017

The rise of film-induced tourism and its impact on local businesses

In 2001, something happened to New Zealand's tourism industry that changed it forever. The launch of the Lord of the Rings film series catapulted picturesque New Zealand into the tourism stratosphere, as fans of the phenomenally popular franchise booked trips to the mystical lands of Tolkien's heroes.

By Irma Hunkeler 12 Jun 2017

Abu Dhabi records significant growth in hotel guest arrivals

Abu Dhabi welcomed 1.6m guest arrivals year-to-end April, a 7% growth compared to the same period in 2016 according to new figures from Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), with April recording a strong performance - posting a year-on-year increase of 15% in hotel guest arrivals.

9 Jun 2017

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