Tourism Trends 2018

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Eight hotel trends in sub-Saharan Africa to look out for in 2018

Following a subdued performance in 2017, hotels in sub-Saharan Africa are expected to improve its performance in 2018 with budget and midmarket segments showing strong demand fundamentals...

5 hours ago

#BizTrends2018: Three trends travel suppliers should take note of in 2018

With South Africans having to work even harder for their money, they will likely be a lot more cautious, and deliberate, about what type of travel they will be spending their hard earned money on.

By Olivier Hannaert 7 hours ago

Final call for SA creative economy conference submissions

The South African Cultural Observatory has made a last call for abstract and panel discussion submissions for its third International Conference, to be held at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium this March...

10 hours ago

Carlson Rezidor opens second hotel in Dakar, develops MICE offering

Radisson Hotel Dakar Diamniadio features 152 contemporary guest rooms and over 14,700 m² of space for large-scale exhibitions, conventions and events...

6 hours ago

#BizTrends2018: Four trends making their mark on the future of travel

As with other industries, tourism and travel are enjoying the integration of a number of new and emerging technologies, which are poised to create enhanced user experiences throughout the travel lifecycle...

By Eran Feinstein 1 day ago

Mango increases flights to Zanzibar

As of 8 March 2017, Mango Airlines will be increasing its flights to the island of Zanzibar. This will enable seamless connections from other South African cities such as Cape Town and Durban...

1 day ago

62 million international arrivals in Africa in 2017

According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, Africa reached a record of 62 million international arrivals translating to a growth of 8%, which supersedes that of the international number of...

By Josephine Wawira 1 day ago

In-the-moment-marketing: The lucrative hunting grounds for hoteliers

Let's face it. Traditional marketing methods are increasingly becoming obsolete at the speed of the internet revolution. On the other hand, smart technologies are creating immense opportunities that hotel brands can leverage for more cost-efficient guest acquisition...

By Joseph Neusu 19 Jan 2018

From registry books to AI: The evolution of tech in the hospitality industry

Technology in the hospitality space has come a long way since the 1950s. Looking forward, it is important to appreciate the development that the hospitality industry previously underwent and what future innovations may hold...

19 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Hotels embrace the personalisation trend in 2018

Statistics show the rising expectations for a more personalised experience. People are actively seeking an experience that is relevant to them and a service that makes them feel like they matter as an individual...

19 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Unpredictable travel data? Challenge accepted

Collecting data remains a challenge and turning it into relevant and useful insights is a greater challenge still. We see this as a unique opportunity for the professional travel management company to deliver true value...

By Euan McNeil 19 Jan 2018

Four Coursemen to kick off 2018 at Janse & Co.

Chef Arno Janse van Rensburg's newly unveiled Janse & Co. eatery in Kloof Street in Cape Town will host the fourth instalment of the Four Coursemen Collaboration series on 28 January 2018.

19 Jan 2018

Vinpro, Wesgro paves way for further development of local wine tourism industry

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed in partnership between VinPro and Wesgro to strengthen, further develop, and improve international recognition of the wine tourism sector...

19 Jan 2018

The competitive edge: Why an effective PR strategy is a must for the hospitality industry

The hotel industry is a highly competitive field, so it is no surprise that an effective PR strategy is paramount to enabling long-term, sustained messaging to keep your establishment top of mind...

18 Jan 2018

Villa 47 opens new fusion cocktail lounge

There is no denying that fancy cocktail and gin bars with intriguing infused concoctions on the menu are trending all over the world.

By Ruth Cooper 18 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Travel trends for youth travellers

These are the top trends that will drive youth and millennial travellers in 2018...

By Kelly Jackson 18 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Travellers looking for more bang for their travel buck

Value and service continue to remain high up on the agenda for South Africans when it comes to both corporate and leisure travel...

By Andrew Stark 18 Jan 2018

Travel trends that will influence those with wanderlust in 2018

Expecting travel to enjoy an upwards bounce, the MD of The Travel Corporation shares her top trends predictions that will influence those with a sense of wanderlust in 2018...

17 Jan 2018

City Lodge Hotel opens at Two Rivers Mall in Nairobi

The 171-room City Lodge Hotel at Two Rivers Mall in Nairobi has opened its first phase of rooms and expects to be fully open by the end of February...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 17 Jan 2018

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International

Forget the self-driving car, meet the self-driving suitcase

LAS VEGAS, USA - Self-driving cars may take a while to arrive, but the self-driving suitcase is here now.

12 Jan 2018

In the age of cheap flights, city breaks and world cruises, how to make your holiday better for the environment

Recently surfaced before and after shots of Benidorm - a seaside resort on the eastern coast of Spain - capture the physical transformations that have taken place in the region in less than 50 years.

By Brendan Canavan 8 Jan 2018

Disruptive innovation in the hospitality industry? What disruptive innovation?

The hotel room of the future is likely to be a combination of the high-tech and high-touch. EHL's YU Virtual video highlights the former, with virtual reality creating the ambience we want in our hotel room.

By Stuart Pallister 3 Jan 2018

Extreme cold sparks chaos in Canada airports

MONTREAL, Canada: Snow, lengthy de-icing procedures and missing crews created havoc at Canada's main airports on Monday, with hundreds of flights cancelled or delayed out of the country's biggest city Toronto.

2 Jan 2018

Lufthansa eyes EU green light for Air Berlin spoils

FRANKFURT - German carrier Lufthansa hopes to win EU approval to snap up a slice of bankrupt Air Berlin's operations, after competition concerns forced it to scale back its bid for the homegrown rival.

By Estelle Peard and Celine le Prioux 22 Dec 2017

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