Tourism Trends 2018

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What lessons can the tourism industry learn from the Cape Town water crisis?

South Africa can at times can be a very reactive country, meaning we seem to wake up very late on critical issues.

By Brett Hendricks 2 days ago

Onomo Hotels acquires Signature Lux, focuses on Africa strategy

As the old adage states: 'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.' It is with this in mind that Signature Lux Hotels has announced its acquisition by Onomo Hotels.

2 days ago

Tourist arrivals up but underwhelming

According to Stats SA 2017 tourism arrival statistics recently released, South Africa welcomed 10.29 million foreign tourists - up only 2.4% and well below the global average...

3 days 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."

21 Feb 2018

Embracing face-to-face hospitality in the modern tech era

It is predicted that by 2020, society will harness the idea of robots and programmes taking over the duties of hospitality staff... As scary as that sounds, guests, starting from millennials and up, will still crave a true, honest and genuine exchange...

21 Feb 2018

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."

20 Feb 2018

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...

19 Feb 2018

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 19 Feb 2018

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...

19 Feb 2018

South African Tourism Board endorses Hostex as gateway to African market

The South African Tourism Board has announced its endorsement of the pan-African food and drink trade show, Hostex powering Food & Hospitality Africa and IFEA...

15 Feb 2018

Hilton strengthens presence in Egypt with dual-branded hotel in Cairo

Hilton continues to grow and develop in Egypt with the opening of the Hilton Cairo Heliopolis and by confirming plans for the debut of its luxury brand Waldorf Astoria in Egypt later this year...

15 Feb 2018

Drought cancellations: Are you charging cancellation fees?

It appears that most hoteliers in Cape Town are not planning to charge cancellation fees for reservations that are cancelled due to the drought in the Mother City. Is this really the right decision?

By Theresa Prins 15 Feb 2018

Travel Expo 2018 fosters local, international travel demand

The eighth edition of the annual Travel Expo, a showcase of over 150 South African travel companies under one roof, saw over 22,000 prospective travellers in attendance...

14 Feb 2018

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International

Cathay Pacific set to launch non-stop flights to Cape Town

Complementing is daily non-stop flights to Johannesburg, Cathay Pacific is set to launch a seasonal non-stop service to Cape Town - three-times-weekly from 13 November 2018 to 18 February 2019 - directly linking Hong Kong and the Mother City for the first time.

2 days 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 20 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 - a record-breaking feat with the Guinness World Records officially declaring his successful attempt a world record. Fisher clocked a flying time of 52 hours and 34 minutes, beating the previous record by 3 hours and 13 minutes, and using only four scheduled commercial flights instead of five to achieve his lifelong ambition.

16 Feb 2018

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

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