Tourism Trends 2018

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How technology can save SA airports and travel industry

Securing South Africa's airports is going to involve a lot more than more vigilant travellers and more visible policing...

By Roy Alves 9 hours ago

New Protea Hotels development to bolster accommodation, attract mega-events to Lusaka

"The hotel's planned facilities are geared to provide for a range of much-needed amenities in the city - additional conferencing venues, high-end food and beverage services, and a spa. Most exciting is the amphitheatre which will attract mega events into the city."

8 hours ago

Conservationists hope World Bank funds will help save Selous

Conservationists believe that part of $150m offered by the World Bank for boosting tourism in the southern circuit can be used to mitigate effects of economic projects planned within the Selous Game Reserve...

6 hours ago

The smart strategy behind Tourism Australia's 'Croc Dundee' Super Bowl pitch to the Americans

Tourism Australia has resurrected Crocodile Dundee in a new Super Bowl commercial that has already reached hundreds of millions on the day and through social media. Some may have cringed at ad reinforcing stereotypes about Australians as hospitable bush-dwellers, but this is actually a good strategy...

By John Sinclair 1 day ago

President Ramaphosa's proposed investor conference welcomed by tourism industry

"A key focus must be on shifting the international perception of investing in South Africa, which has recently been negative. To ensure that this happens, structural reforms will be needed to ensure that our credit ratings improve as soon as possible."

1 day ago

Katonga on track to become 11th national park

Uganda Wildlife Authority has embarked on a programme to upgrade the Katonga Game Reserve to a national park in its drive to diversify wildlife resources and boost tourism...

By Sadab Kitatta Kaaya 1 day ago

New personalised safaris and tour operator launched in Namibia

Orlando Safaris, based in Windhoek, has opened its doors to domestic and foreign tourists and offers a full service for arranging and booking safaris throughout Namibia...

1 day ago

Save water, save tourism

Tourism is such an integral part of our economy. It is no wonder that 'Water Crisis' and 'Day Zero' elicit feelings of fear, not only among citizens but also with visitors and investors...

By James Vos 2 days ago

Kenya - Why tourists prefer Tanzania

Kenya has admitted that it has been losing tourists to Tanzania in recent years. The lack of adequate world-class hotels in Kenya had made Tanzania a better proposition for tourists in East Africa...

2 days ago

Two luxury properties in sought-after Cape locations added to La Rive portfolio

The La Rive portfolio, managed by luxury villa expert Alexis Gillis, has launched two luxury private properties in Franschhoek and on the Atlantic Seaboard...

2 days ago

Littlegig 2018 delivers on the hype

Respect and a thousand thank you's to every single soul involved in Littlegig 2018 festival. Apart from the online hype, I had no real expectations, which is always the best way to have them surpassed and Littlegig does...

By Terry Levin 2 days ago

Extraordinary expands South African footprint with Mont d'Or properties

Extraordinary expanded their portfolio and South African footprint with the addition of The Mont d'Or Group's five luxury boutique properties...

2 days ago

More SA travellers breaking away to Mauritius

Mauritius remains in demand for local travellers, with the island destination recording a 7% increase in arrivals year-on-year...

16 Feb 2018

RwandAir launch of direct route to Cape Town expected to boost tourism, trade and investment

As of 16 May 2018, the Rwandan national carrier will fly directly from Kigali to Cape Town International Airport, with a stop-over in Harare, four times a week...

16 Feb 2018

Etihad exec's marathon round-the-world journey breaks Guinness World Record

Etihad Airways' high flying executive Andrew Fisher travelled around the globe in the fastest time and in the fewest number of flights...

16 Feb 2018

GinaZ BnB: a new arrival in Ballito

Beaches kissed by the African sun and washed by the warm Indian Ocean. Isn't this what we all desire for a beach holiday? Well, Ballito offers this and a whole lot more and has fast become one of the chosen destinations on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast.

By Tony Birkholtz 16 Feb 2018

CTICC working toward water neutral events with water-wise initiatives, reduced consumption

As the City of Cape Town has instituted Level 6B water restrictions, The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) has been working with clients and event organisers to ensure that major upcoming events don't place further pressure on water resources...

16 Feb 2018

How to improve the customer experience at your restaurant

If you think that you could be doing more to improve the customer experience at your restaurant, read on for some ideas on how to make this happen...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 16 Feb 2018

Adclick Africa rebrands

Adclick Africa is now offering direct booking solutions to hoteliers in the country. This announcement was made by Adclick Africa's CEO, Velly Bosega, at a launch party held on 9 February...

Issued by Adclick Africa Media Group 15 Feb 2018

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International

New app a digital gateway to Abu Dhabi heritage

The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is set to launch a 'one-stop' digital information platform on cultural experiences in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. This initiative will offer personalised content, 360-degree visuals, interactive floor plans, podcasts from culture experts as well as a centralised profiling database across all culture locations and events.

14 Feb 2018

Cape Town, New York kicks off with tourism co-marketing campaign

The co-marketing agreement between Cape Town Tourism and NYC & Company which sees the two destination marketing agencies pool their resources to market each other's destinations is going live in February 2018. With special airfare offers and more, Cape Town is set to receive more New Yorkers.

13 Feb 2018

Belmond acquires historic Tuscan castle in Italy

Belmond has announced the acquisition of Castello di Casole, located within easy access of Florence and Siena. The intimate, 39-room hotel sits within 1,500 acres of farmland, vineyards and olive groves - one of the largest private estates in Italy.

12 Feb 2018

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