Tourism Trends 2016

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Off the grid on a new private island

A new private tropical island will be opening its doors in April 2016. Thanda Island is the beach residence of Swedish entrepreneur and philanthropist couple Christin and Dan Olofsson...

5 Feb 2016 10:48

IATA: Lower prices boosted air travel in 2015

Global air passenger traffic jumped 6.5 percent in 2015 compared to a year earlier, boosted largely by lower airfares, IATA said...

5 Feb 2016 14:13

Sabie residents and tourists trapped by protests

Tourists and the residents of Sabie were prevented from leaving the town near Kruger Park yesterday when protesters barricaded all exit roads.

5 Feb 2016 11:00

Yellow Backie: getting around Amsterdam style

Yellow Bike introduced Yellow Backie: Amsterdam style hitchhiking. The initiative seeks to spark some love between Amsterdam locals

4 Feb 2016 10:45

Quantas' new Aussie inspired safety video

The new Qantas safety video features Australians from all walks of life talking passengers through the on-board safety instructions...

4 Feb 2016 11:47

AviaDev Africa ready for takeoff

AviaDev Africa, launched in Rwanda this year, is a unique platform that brings together airports, airlines, hotel and hospitality investors...

4 Feb 2016 11:34

How Andries Mabila got on track with tours and safaris

His desire to protect the animals in his care, and a gift for storytelling, inevitably led to Andries realising his full potential as the co-founder of Nghelekele Tours & Safaris...

By Liesl Jobson 3 Feb 2016 12:00

Global hotel trend predictions for 2016

In 2008, the global hotel industry was worth $447 billion US dollars. It experienced a dip in 2009 decreasing significantly to $395 billion US dollars

By Michelle Mangan 3 Feb 2016 12:18

Cableway's 25 millionth visitor is all smiles

Table Mountain Cableway today celebrated the arrival of its 25 millionth visitor, with the latest million achieved in just 13 months

3 Feb 2016 11:51

Why is business travel so expensive?

Many corporates and government have to deal with high business travel expenses and according to Mikha'il Ernest there is a reason behind why it's so high...

By Cari Van Wyk 2 Feb 2016 14:00

A new era of choice for passengers

Marking fastjet's newest international route in Africa, the inaugural flight between Harare in Zimbabwe and Johannesburg in South Africa took off...

2 Feb 2016 10:54

Paternoster boutique hotel to represent SA in ITB50

5-star Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel in Paternoster has been selected to represent South Africa in a global marketing campaign by travel trade show, ITB Berlin...

2 Feb 2016 09:47

WTA nominees for Africa and Indian Ocean unveiled

World Travel Awards (WTA) unveiled the nominees for the upcoming Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016, the first event on the annual Grand Tour...

2 Feb 2016 14:23

It's officially Design Month on Biz

Traditionally February is dedicated to all things design on Biz. This year we're rolling out the design theme, with a multi-industry Design Month feature on how design is influencing 20 sectors locally and globally...

Issued by 1 Feb 2016 12:32

SAA to close operations between Joburg and Abu Dhabi

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has granted approval for South African Airways to cease operating its route between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi...

1 Feb 2016 11:48

Conservation a priority for Overberg farmers

The Groenlandberg Conservancy is a growing movement of nature-conscious custodians and landowners who have mobilised themselves into a voluntary conservation forum...

1 Feb 2016 06:15

Hilton Durban ready for Tourism Indaba

Renovations to Hilton Durban's executive rooms and suites have been finished just in time for the 2016 Tourism Indaba in May...

1 Feb 2016 14:06

Meetings Africa: putting the business events sector to work

Meetings Africa serves as a platform for the business events industry in showcasing South Africa and the rest of the continent's business events and tourism offering...

By Cari Van Wyk 29 Jan 2016 15:18

British Airways puts Sol Campbell in hot seat

Midway through one of the most unpredictable season in English Premier League history, British Airways put Sol Campbell in its Club World 'hot seat'...

29 Jan 2016 10:20

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