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Going, going, gone: Visiting vulnerable destinations before they disappear

Data shows a growing long term trend of searches for travel to destinations that are under threat from climate change pressure. Some destinations will only be experienced by future generations through videos and photographs...

12 Jun 2017

Four alternatives to gorilla trekking in Rwanda

Rwanda has doubled the cost of its gorilla permits, but there are still alternatives for travellers who want to see gorillas in the wild and tick this amazing experience off their bucket list...

By Mareike Pietzsch 7 Jun 2017

Stellenbosch eyes higher ICCA ranking for business tourism

ICCA recently ranked Stellenbosch as one of the top 10 cities in Africa for business tourism event. "Our goal is to move from the seventh to the fourth-best ranking in Africa by 2020..."

2 Jun 2017

#WTMA17: How do millennials define luxury travel and why does it matter?

While millennials are optimistic about the future, they believe in living for today. Therefore, they are willing to spend more on material items they feel are special to them, or dig deep for an experience of a lifetime...

By Cari Coetzee 31 May 2017

Tourvest East Africa expands offering with new camps in Uganda

Through the development of two new camps at Kalagala, Tourvest East Africa is increasing its presence and extending its offering along the river Nile in Uganda...

30 May 2017

Top destinations for South African travellers 2017

South Africans are looking for something different. While they still love their old mainstays, Sri Lanka, Bali, Seychelles, Maldives, UAE, and Egypt are also the sought-after destinations for South Africans in 2017...

18 May 2017

#Indaba2017: A taste of what's in store

Thousands of exhibitors, travel buyers, visitors and media from all over the world is converging on the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban to experience the dynamic African travel industry...

16 May 2017

#WTMA17: Reunion Island, for the curious traveller

"Reunion Island offers the perfect retreat away from the mundane and allows for the curious traveller to venture into the unknown, with a promise of adventure on the horizon."

By Cari Coetzee 16 May 2017

Cape Town ranked best business tourism destination in Africa

The ICCA has ranked Cape Town as the number one city in Africa for business tourism...

10 May 2017

City Sightseeing now connects all Cape Town Big 7 attractions

City Sightseeing, recently added the Cape Point Explorer to their offering and now links all Cape Town Big 7 attractions. The new Cape Point Explorer is a guided tour taking visitors to the Cape Point reserve...

5 May 2017

#WTMA17: WTM Africa closes its doors on a high-note

With buyers from 45 countries, over 8,000 pre-scheduled appointments confirmed and an increase in exhibitors from 2016, WTM Africa 2017 closed its doors on a high-note...

21 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: WTM Africa celebrates an impressive second day

Reporting over 8,000 pre-scheduled appointments between local and international buyers and exhibitors for the duration of the show, WTM Africa celebrated an impressive second day...

21 Apr 2017

KZN game reserves hit by massive budget cuts

The operational budgets of state-run game reserves in KwaZulu-Natal are facing a 40% cut, which conservationists say will affect anti-poaching efforts, biodiversity, tourism and the running of game parks...

By Katharine Child 19 Apr 2017

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International

Qantas reveals names for its Dreamliner fleet

Qantas has revealed the names for its fleet of eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. More than 60,000 suggestions were put forward and 45,000 votes cast in selecting the names of the aircraft.

1 day ago

New CNN Travel multiplatform, multimedia digital destination launched

In the latest step in CNN's strategy to build premium content brands appealing to global audiences and commercial partners, the channel has launched an all-new CNN Travel multimedia digital destination. CNN Travel has a new design as a globally-minded, mobile-first, social product with an emphasis on visual storytelling.

13 Jun 2017

The rise of film-induced tourism and its impact on local businesses

In 2001, something happened to New Zealand's tourism industry that changed it forever. The launch of the Lord of the Rings film series catapulted picturesque New Zealand into the tourism stratosphere, as fans of the phenomenally popular franchise booked trips to the mystical lands of Tolkien's heroes.

By Irma Hunkeler 12 Jun 2017

Abu Dhabi records significant growth in hotel guest arrivals

Abu Dhabi welcomed 1.6m guest arrivals year-to-end April, a 7% growth compared to the same period in 2016 according to new figures from Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), with April recording a strong performance - posting a year-on-year increase of 15% in hotel guest arrivals.

9 Jun 2017

MSC Cruises takes delivery of next-generation cruise ship MSC Meraviglia

MSC Cruises recently took official delivery of next-generation cruise ship MSC Meraviglia - at 171,598 GRT and with a guest capacity of 5,714 - at the STX France shipyard. MSC Meraviglia is both the biggest ship to ever be built by a European ship owner - MSC Cruises - and the biggest to come into service in 2017.

8 Jun 2017

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