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Is Airbnb really a threat to the hotel industry?

We read all the time about how the sharing economy - a new form of doing business that puts the supplier and the customer together digitally, leaving out the intermediary - threatens the sustainability of existing businesses...

By Danny Bryer 15 hours ago

ASATA, ABTA membership top of mind for corporates selecting a TMC

96% of corporates said that ASATA membership is important to non-negotiable when selecting a TMC to service their account and 82% of corporates cited ABTA membership as an important factor...

3 days ago

Mixing business with leisure is the new normal

"Bleisure' travel is booming - mixing in a little fun with a formal trip is gaining ground among frequent business travellers...

18 hours ago

Create your own festival experience with 10 things to do at Wacky Wine

The fourteenth annual Wacky Wine Weekend is happening from 1-4 June 2017 and you can create your own unique festival experience with this list of ten things you can do at the event...

19 hours ago

The importance of travel insurance uncovered

Whether you are a domestic traveler or embarking on an international trip the various travel insurance options can seem unnecessary but more often than not it becomes a matter of, “Oh, I wish, I had.”

By Konrad Laker 25 May 2017

Airbnb responds to FEDHASA concerns regarding "non-compliance"

FEDHASA CEO, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, recently expressed concern regarding Airbnb's "non-compliance", stressing the importance for all accommodation providers to abide by the same set of rules. Airbnb responds...

25 May 2017

Harnessing the power of technology to benefit African tourism businesses

Using technology to connect African nations through tourism will grow the continent's economy and improve its competitiveness with other global tourist destinations...

By Josephine Wawira 24 May 2017

FEDHASA calls for intervention in non-compliance of Airbnb

FEDHASA CEO, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, expressed concern regarding Airbnb's "non-compliance" and called on the government to intervene in order to ensure the online platform becomes industry compliant...

24 May 2017

Marriott to strengthen Indian Ocean position with debut of Ritz-Carlton in Zanzibar

The hotel will be part of the Amber Resort complex expected to be the largest mixed-use development in Africa occupying approximately 1,750 hectares of pristine Indian Ocean coastline in the northeast of the island...

23 May 2017

Freedom to roam: Sweden listed itself on Airbnb

Every lake is your infinity pool, every mountaintop your granite terrace, every meadow becomes a garden and every forest a pantry filled with mushrooms and berries...

23 May 2017

VOASA responds to commissioner's address on vacation ownership inquiry

Following the address made by Commissioner Ebrahim Mohamed at the launch of the public inquiry into the vacation ownership industry, VOASA has responded saying that it will continue to offer its full support...

23 May 2017

Zanzibar about to undergo mega transformation of the sustainable kind

Pennyroyal Gibraltar Ltd has announced the development of the Zanzibar Amber Resort, which will see the cluster of tropical islets forming Zanzibar undergo a mega transformation in terms of social upliftment and tourism...

19 May 2017

Karoo increasingly capturing the hearts of travellers, property investors

Increasingly, the Karoo is seen a compelling and exciting tourism destination by the many travellers and visitors who explore the vast open spaces and myriad of towns that comprise this broad-spread and varied region.

19 May 2017

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Radisson Blu contributing to SDGs with Blu Planet for Meetings

To make meetings carbon-free at Radisson Blu hotels worldwide by the end of the year, the hotel brand is launching Blu Planet for Meetings. Inge Huijbrechts, vice president of responsible business for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group says: “Since the COP21 climate accord, an increasing number of corporations are concerned about fighting climate change and about reducing their carbon footprints, also when they plan meetings.

20 hours ago

Etihad Airways chosen as official airline partner for 2019 Special Olympic World Summer Games

Etihad Airways has been announced as the official airline partner of the 2019 Special Olympic World Summer Games. The announcement, attended by Special Olympic athletes from the UAE and Etihad Airways Emirati cadet pilots, was marked by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by His Excellency Mohamad Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the Etihad Aviation Group board, and His Excellency Mohamad Abdulla Al Junaibi, Chairman of the Higher Committee of the Special Olympics World Summer Games.

3 days ago

RwandAir launches flights to London

RwandAir will today, 26 May 2017, take off for the first direct commercial flight to Gatwick International Airport in London.

By Peterson Tumwebaze 3 days ago

Five fun things to do on a business trip to Australia

Now that business is taking you to Australia for a few days or weeks, are you thinking of catching some fun while handling business?

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 15 May 2017

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