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Can travel managers truly advise on African destinations if they've never travelled into Africa?

Is it possible for travel managers to truly offer reliable advice on African destinations if they've never travelled into Africa themselves?

3 Oct 2017

Could group travel experiences be the answer to SA's domestic tourism woes?

Through these experiences, travellers will become ambassadors for the country and an unprecedented travel movement will be born...

26 Sep 2017

Zeitz MOCAA opens at V&A

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) was officially unveiled to the public at the V&A Waterfront's Silo District...

26 Sep 2017

Four things to do this Heritage weekend

South Africans will be treated to an extended Heritage weekend - from Saturday, 23 September 2017 to Monday, 25 September 2017. Here are four things to do this Heritage weekend.

21 Sep 2017

From wine to whales, what to do in three days in Hermanus

Heritage Day falls on a Sunday, which means you get the Monday off, so if you want to get full relaxation out of your downtime, then South Africa's smaller towns come highly recommended.

By Avukile Mabombo 21 Sep 2017

#TourismMonth: NMB host #YTC2017, explores future opportunities for youth tourism

Nelson Mandela Bay is currently hosting the SAYTC Conference which brings together youth from around SA to participate in dialogue and future opportunities for the industry during Tourism Month...

13 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: An economic rethink on domestic tourism

CEO of Tourism, Sisa Ntshona shared his thoughts on global and local tourism and how we, as locals, can do our part in helping the South African economy through travelling locally...

By Robin Fredericks 12 Sep 2017

Domestic travel takes dip, but appetite for international travel remains healthy

Despite reports that South African travellers are taking fewer local trips and spending less when they travel domestically, there is still a healthy appetite for international travel...

7 Sep 2017

Beyond the seas and centuries: Louvre Abu Dhabi opens in November

The Louvre Abu Dhabi - a universal museum with a focus on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures - will open its doors on 11 November 2017...

7 Sep 2017

#TourismMonth: Why travel agents are here to stay

The demise of the travel agent has been a favourite topic in media articles over the past decade. Today's headlines, however, prompts for survival and adaptation...

4 Sep 2017

Trends driving growth in tourism and travel in Africa

At the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, Euromonitor International revealed the key trends shaping travel and tourism in Africa.

29 Aug 2017

MSC Seaview floats out for the ultimate sun and sea cruise experience

MSC Cruises and shipbuilding group, Fincantieri, has celebrated the float out of MSC Seaview, the second of MSC Cruises' Seaside generation of cruise ships...

28 Aug 2017

Women taking SA travel agencies to new heights

Dominated by women, South Africa's travel agencies have shrugged off perceptions that the industry is doomed to go downhill and fostered a generation of powerful women...

28 Aug 2017

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International

MSC Cruises' innovative surveillance system bridges gap in overboard detection

MSC Cruises has launched a new vanguard video surveillance system, which will optimise on-board security, allowing for the speediest intervention in the unlikely event a person or object falls overboard.

11 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: At the forefront of customer feedback and online reputation management

The industry is increasingly being characterised by millennial travellers and their preferences. With the rise of the millennial traveller came an increase in online reviews - the importance of which cannot be understated as it can make or break an establishment's popularity and, therefore, its bottom line. Online reviews have come to fill a meaningful role in the industry: while travellers use online reviews as a measure that will determine a booking - or not - establishments have come to find value in these reviews as they can confirm great service or indicate where service needs attention, increase interaction with guests and consumers and, therefore, contribute significantly to guest retention.

By Cari Coetzee 10 Oct 2017

Pacific's Niue creates huge marine sanctuary

The tiny Pacific island nation of Niue on Friday, 6 October, announced the creation of a huge marine sanctuary, saying it wanted to stop overfishing and preserve the environment for future generations.

9 Oct 2017

Activists condemn craze for wild animal selfies

BRASILIA, Brazil - The craze for tourists taking selfies alongside wild animals, then posting on Instagram is fueling cruel treatment of iconic species in the Amazon, activists warn.

6 Oct 2017

Rethinking travel distribution

It's hard to imagine a business and leisure travel landscape that isn't dominated by aviation, but this wasn't always the case. Only after World War Two did passenger flights become the preferred method of travel, and with that change came exponential growth in the fledgeling industry's complexity.

6 Oct 2017

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