World Travel Market Africa 2018

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Sars clarifies customs requirements

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has clarified the confusion surrounding customs requirements for traveller's returning to South Africa with personal valuables...

2 days ago

ACSA's 9 airports welcome more than 40 million travellers in 2017/2018

According to the latest Aviation Barometer - a quarterly indicator of passenger traffic through Airports Company South Africa's airports - more than 40 million passengers were processed through ACSA's nine airports in the 2017/2018 financial year...

2 days ago

Airbnb Experiences promotes passion travel, surfing destinations

Many of the world's top surfing destinations lie beyond traditional tourist hotspots and hotel districts - making it hard for surfers and fans of the sport to find accommodation close by...

2 days ago

IHG signs 8 new properties in key Thailand resort destinations

IHG, in partnership with Ratanakorn Asset, has signed eight new properties in Thailand's key resort destinations - Pattaya, Rayong, Phuket, Khao Lak and Koh Samui - adding more than 2,000 rooms...

2 days ago

Experience all-suite luxury at the Peninsula Hotel

The iconic windswept trees that hug the Queens Beach corner of Sea Point's Platinum Mile signify a strong link to the past for the Peninsula All-Suite Hotel. Its recent refurbishment has polished the perks that regulars love, while adding a fresh sparkle with soothing touches of the sunset-kissed sea everywhere you look...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

What you need to know about "airing" your property

Conversation around the braai has it that Airbnb is an easy way to let your property make money for you...

By Bruce Swain 3 days ago

How Hilton will reach its 2030 social and environmental goals

On top of removing plastic straws from its 650 managed properties by the end of 2018, Hilton revealed it will double its social impact investments and cut its global environmental impact in half by 2030...

3 days ago

British Airways to expand on its daily Johannesburg schedule

At the end of October 2018, British Airways will be adding four more weekly flights to its double-daily London-Johannesburg schedule...

3 days ago

Corporate travel: Managing risk and traveller friction

The mechanics of corporate travel appear to be simple enough - pack smart, be prepared for your meetings, have your travel documents ready and it's all systems go. However...

By Euan McNeil 3 days ago

Henley Passport Index: The most powerful passports in a time of global travel access growth

While Schengen Area countries have traditionally topped the index as a result of their open access to Europe, developed Asian nations have been able to secure equally high scores in recent years thanks to their strong international trade and diplomatic relations...

23 May 2018

Cape Town learns the language of the Muslim traveller

Cape Town Tourism has geared itself towards developing the Muslim tourism market and has implemented a number of initiatives to spread the word that the Mother City is an ideal destination for Muslim travellers...

23 May 2018

Radisson adds Park Inn Lusaka to Africa portfolio

The hotel will be situated in a central location within the city's concentration of embassies, diplomatic missions and United Nations offices...

23 May 2018

SA car rental market shows healthy growth in leisure rentals

"Leisure travellers are giving our country a big vote of confidence. This indicates that South African travel remains popular both locally and internationally, which bodes well for future growth. The other good news from the latest figures is the geographical spread."

23 May 2018

Andrew Widegger takes over from Clifford Ross at the helm of the City Lodge Hotel Group

After more than 30 years at the City Lodge Hotel Group, the last 15 years as Chief Executive Officer, Clifford Ross is stepping down from his role at the end of June due to ill health...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 3 days ago

What flight attendants can teach us about reputation risk

Around 90% of flight attendants' training deals with saving lives rather than asking "chicken or beef?"

By William Smook 22 May 2018

TNPA, eThekwini Municipality's sand pumping initiative nourishes Durban beaches

The special beach nourishment programme involves deploying one of TNPA's dredging vessels, the Ilembe, out at sea...

22 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Pave the way to Open Skies

Although it's certainly not feasible for Africa to have thousands of city pairs because the traveller demand simply doesn't exist, there are several hundred city pairs that would certainly be sustainable...

By Natalia Rosa 22 May 2018

#Indaba2018: Creating experiences online

While technology is disrupting the tourism industry, it is also bringing with it benefits to the industry and the end user. By 2030, 1.8 billion tourists will visit the continent. Africa can greatly benefit from technology to grow its share of the global tourism market...

By Danette Breitenbach 22 May 2018

Creating business communities for African unity

The run-up to the 55th Africa Day, celebrated annually on 25 May in parts of Africa and around the world in commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (now the African Union), is an ideal time to reflect on the opportunities presented by a new collective zeitgeist happening in Africa...

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