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The power of exhibitions in the tourism and travel industry

WTM Africa 2017 saw $365,950,813 of business generated, proving that exhibitions remain a powerful marketing tool for business, particularly for an experiential business in the travel and tourism sector...

20 hours ago

Is CRM dead in the travel industry?

How can the idea of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) still be relevant in travel when today's consumers are in the driving seat and ‘manage' how and when they wish to engage with us?

By Craig Byren 18 hours ago

#TourismMonth: Sharing data. What does the future hold for the travel industry?

Seamless travel and personalisation are two trends that are predicted to continue to disrupt the travel industry in the next decade, according to Amadeus' latest study...

By Jannine Adams 1 day ago

Tourism business performance sees decline but it's not all doom and gloom

“The decline we have experienced recently in business performance has the potential to be temporary if the sector, as a collective unit, takes up the challenge to address the..."

1 day ago

City's big-spending visitors contribute to the tourism economy

Experiential tourism is providing more than just kicks for visitors, it's also spreading tourism rands wider across the destination...

By Avukile Mabombo 1 day ago

#TourismMonth: Open skies, more business travel means a stronger Africa

As we celebrate Tourism Month, there's an opportunity for us to acknowledge what achieving open skies in Africa would mean for the business community and business travel in general...

By Oz Desai 2 days ago

SA's art and culture takes to the streets in New York

In a month-long partnership with Citi Bike which will see South Africa's unique art and culture taking to the streets of NYC, SA Tourism's aims to encourage New Yorkers and visitors to the city to travel to SA...

2 days ago

Sanlam Top Destination Awards 2017 winners announced

The Sanlam Top Destination Awards ceremony saw 35 accommodation establishments walk away winners. The evening, themed #MyHeartBeatsAfrica, recognised the local entrepreneurs that have...

2 days ago

Is it ethical to take a luxury holiday in a ‘developing' country?

Tourism is notoriously problematic for some developing destinations as it diverts often scarce water and energy resources from the host community...

By Paul Hanna 15 Sep 2017

How does a prime tourist attraction comply with water restrictions?

Hotels and accommodation facilities have already put water saving measures in place, but it's still a challenge for popular tourist attractions like Cape Point...

15 Sep 2017

Exploring Kenya's Masai Mara through the eyes of a hotelier

Kenya boasts of diverse destinations that remain major attractions for tourists from across the world. From the classic wildlife safaris

By Josephine Wawira 14 Sep 2017

Want to add a digit to your blogging income? Here's how

While social media and mass media is quick to position bloggers as social influencers and promote this profession to aspiring bloggers, the reality is that cutting it in the industry is downright difficult...

By Phindiwe Nkosi 14 Sep 2017

#TourismMonth: What are the travel jobs of the future?

With self-drive cars, hyperloops, and holograms all on the immediate horizon, we can look forward to a range of new travel roles in the near future...

13 Sep 2017

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International

British Airways starts African and Indian Ocean Islands expansion

British Airways will be starting its services to the Seychelles, offering more flights to Mauritius, with more seats on other routes as part of its African network expansion. This will include services to the Seychelles between March and October, which will be operated by the airlines newest fleet of aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, as well as expanding its three current Boeing 777 services to five, from Gatwick to Mauritius as from October.

16 hours ago

IHG reveals new franchise-ready, midscale brand Avid

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has revealed the name for its new high-quality midscale brand. Avid Hotels is franchise-ready and more than 150 owners have already expressed interest in the brand, demonstrating strong demand and great potential for Avid Hotels in this market segment. The first Avid Hotels locations are expected to begin construction in early 2018 and the first hotel is anticipated to open in early 2019.

22 hours ago

#SACSCCongress: Nigella Lawson on the role of food in storytelling

Internationally renowned food writer and TV cook Nigella Lawson has amassed a loyal following of food lovers charmed by her no-fuss approach to cooking and ornate descriptions of food that are telling of her authentic passion for the subject.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

Study: The digital future of the restaurant industry

A recent study by the Metro Chair of Innovation at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) on the use of digital solutions in the hospitality industry, takes a look behind the scenes of the hospitality sector and offers new insights on the use of technology in the restaurant industry in Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

14 Sep 2017

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