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South African Tourism appoints new board to strengthen growing tourism industry

"The board has the wide range of knowledge and experience that is needed to sustain and enhance our current growth path and to develop tourism inclusively into the future."

2 hours ago

Corporate travel: Managing risk and traveller friction

The mechanics of corporate travel appear to be simple enough - pack smart, be prepared for your meetings, have your travel documents ready and it's all systems go. However...

By Euan McNeil 24 May 2018

SA car rental market shows healthy growth in leisure rentals

"Leisure travellers are giving our country a big vote of confidence. This indicates that South African travel remains popular both locally and internationally, which bodes well for future growth. The other good news from the latest figures is the geographical spread."

23 May 2018

Henley Passport Index: The most powerful passports in a time of global travel access growth

While Schengen Area countries have traditionally topped the index as a result of their open access to Europe, developed Asian nations have been able to secure equally high scores in recent years thanks to their strong international trade and diplomatic relations...

23 May 2018

Cape Town learns the language of the Muslim traveller

Cape Town Tourism has geared itself towards developing the Muslim tourism market and has implemented a number of initiatives to spread the word that the Mother City is an ideal destination for Muslim travellers...

23 May 2018

#Indaba2018: Creating experiences online

While technology is disrupting the tourism industry, it is also bringing with it benefits to the industry and the end user. By 2030, 1.8 billion tourists will visit the continent. Africa can greatly benefit from technology to grow its share of the global tourism market...

By Danette Breitenbach 22 May 2018

What flight attendants can teach us about reputation risk

Around 90% of flight attendants' training deals with saving lives rather than asking "chicken or beef?"

By William Smook 22 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Pave the way to Open Skies

Although it's certainly not feasible for Africa to have thousands of city pairs because the traveller demand simply doesn't exist, there are several hundred city pairs that would certainly be sustainable...

By Natalia Rosa 22 May 2018

Buenos Aires Declaration bolsters travel and tourism's fight against wildlife crime

The TreadRight Foundation celebrated TTC's recent signing of the Buenos Aires Declaration on Travel and Tourism and Illegal Wildlife Trade - a framework to aid the travel and tourism industry in the fight against wildlife crime - to mark Endangered Species Day on 18 May...

21 May 2018

Bleisure travel expected to grow in 2018 and beyond

In South Africa's tight economy, bleisure, as a rising trend, has become the ideal way to find a balance between work and play...

21 May 2018

What will it take for travel consultants to survive?

They say that the universities and colleges of today are training people for careers that don't even exist. The question we should be asking in travel is: What are the skills that future travel professionals will need to do their jobs?

21 May 2018

TripAdvisor's top 10 destinations in Africa

Johannesburg and Cape Town have made it into TripAdvisor's top 10 list in the Travelers' Choice Awards for Best Destinations in Africa - listed alongside some of the continent's top destinations...

21 May 2018

Love Cape Town, love Mitchells Plain: Cape Town Tourism releases new neighbourhoods video

Cape Town Tourism has released the latest in their "Love Cape Town Neighbourhoods" video series focusing on the Mitchells Plain neighbourhood.

18 May 2018

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