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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 13 hours ago

Jumia Travel, Accor Hotels report offers insight on Africa's tourism industry

Jumia Travel in collaboration with Accor Hotels and Ethiopian Airlines compiled an in-depth report delving into the continent's travel and tourism ecosystem...

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...

16 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...

17 hours ago

Cape Town to combat tourism seasonality with golf festival

The City of Cape Town in partnership with key industry role players will embark on a series of initiatives to boost Cape Town's tourism numbers during the winter and address the multiple challenges associated with seasonality...

25 May 2017

Protecting authentic storytelling in tourism

Storytelling has always been a powerful feature, great tour guides are raconteurs who can weave history and contemporary facts together in a way that brings places and experiences to life...

By Enver Duminy 25 May 2017

uShaka continues to shine

The eThekwini Municipality will continue to invest in uShaka Marine World and is actively exploring public private sector partnerships that can add exciting new attractions to Africa's largest marine theme park...

Issued by uShaka Marine World 24 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

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

THINC Africa Awards launched to honour the extraordinary in Africa's hotel industry

The inaugural THINC Africa Awards are being instituted to honour and recognise the most outstanding hotels, general managers and students in Africa.

18 May 2017

#Indaba2017: Tourism's potential to change and grow Africa

"Tourism is the new currency that ignites and unites our continent. We are looking forward to exciting times ahead for this industry on our continent.”

By Danette Breitenbach 18 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

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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.

18 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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