Tourism Trends 2018

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More SA travellers breaking away to Mauritius

With a 7% increase in arrivals from South Africa to the paradise island of Mauritius for the year ended December 2017, it is clear that this luxurious, 5-star holiday destination remains very much in demand for local travellers.

2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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...

3 days ago

New app a digital gateway to Abu Dhabi heritage

The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi is set to launch a 'one-stop' digital information platform initiave on cultural experiences in the emirate of Abu Dhabi on 27 February 2018...

3 days ago

Morocco tops 11-million mark in record tourism year

Visitor arrivals numbered some 11.4 million, a 10% increase over 2016, with tourists from "emerging markets" such as China and Brazil joining those from France, Spain and Germany...

14 Feb 2018

Cape Town Yoga Experiences partner with Table Mountain Aerial Cableway to launch exclusive Table Mountain Yoga Experience

Take the first cable car of the day for an unparalleled yoga experience on top of Table Mountain, in the quiet of the early morning before the crowds arrive...

Issued by Cape Town Yoga Experiences 13 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...

13 Feb 2018

On a Grand Safari with Peter Hayward

What we have proved with tents in the last 27 years is that you definitely don't need bricks and mortar to have an experience...

By Cari Coetzee 12 Feb 2018

Zimbabwe's government to review visa regime to boost tourism

The government is in the process of reviewing the country's visa requirements to boost tourism and attract foreign direct investment...

12 Feb 2018

Rainmaker's Vista.360 virtual tours proves a powerful boost for destination Namibia

Rainmaker's Vista.360 virtual tours were viewed by more than three million potential guests focused on Namibia as a destination in December 2017...

9 Feb 2018

Garden Route National Park implements new tariff adjustment for Tsitsikamma

Registered tour operators bringing international visitors to the Tsitsikamma section of the park can now pay 50% of the tariff when visiting for only four hours...

9 Feb 2018

E-commerce penetration in Kenya ramping up travel

Travellers' resolve and ability to purchase services on the move has increased the reliance on mobile devices, thus giving service providers who invest in easy-to-use apps a rising edge...

By Josephine Wawira 9 Feb 2018

FlySafair enables cashless transactions in-flight

FlySafair has officially launched AviaPay, a new mobile POS system, which enables passengers to use their credit and/or debit cards to purchase refreshments in-flight...

9 Feb 2018

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International

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.

2 days ago

Belmond acquires historic Tuscan castle in Italy

Belmond has announced the acquisition of Castello di Casole, located within easy access of Florence and Siena. The intimate, 39-room hotel sits within 1,500 acres of farmland, vineyards and olive groves - one of the largest private estates in Italy.

12 Feb 2018

Cathay Pacific launches in-flight yoga programme to boost well-being of air travellers

In harmony with Cathay Pacific's Life Well Travelled campaign, the airline has partnered with Pure Yoga to launch a new in-flight well-being programme - Travel Well with Yoga, a series of six easy-to-follow videos.

30 Jan 2018

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