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Can your growing business afford to use a travel expert?

If you're watching every penny in your business, you'll probably be quite reluctant to outsource anything - including your travel planning...

Issued by Flight Centre 19 hours ago

Done and dusted: Strange and quirky travel requests

The high-profile world of entertainment often goes hand-in-hand with the many quirks of celebrities...

Issued by Stage and Screen Travel Sevices 12 Oct 2017

When visa applications become time-consuming and frustrating

According to the International Passport Index, South Africa ranks at 47 in the top 50 most powerful passports in the world? However, only 13 of the continent's 55 countries allow Africans visa-free entry...

By Konrad Laker 12 Oct 2017

Joburg takes top destination city in Africa in Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index

According to the annual Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index, Joburg was the most popular destination city in Africa in 2016 with Cape Town rising from third place to become the second most popular...

11 Oct 2017

2017/18 season will see 62 Blue Flags fly in SA

The forthcoming 2017/18 South African Blue Flag season, officially opening 1 November 2017, will see 44 beaches, seven marinas and eleven sustainable tourism boats collectively fly 62 blue flags...

6 Oct 2017

Five reasons to embark on a career in travel

What's the coolest career for up-and-coming millennials or Gen Zs entering the workforce? Travel consultants recommend that the travel industry is where you need to set your sights...

4 Oct 2017

Business travellers must be well prepared for travel into Africa

Africa is emerging as a strong economic growth region. Business travel into Africa generates a lot of revenue for the travel industry, however many travellers are simply not prepared...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 3 Oct 2017

Vacation ownership - A robust area within SA tourism

As one of the world's leading shared vacation ownership markets, South Africa has resonated the sustained vibrancy of the international market...

Issued by Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa 3 Oct 2017

Can travel managers truly advise on African destinations if they've never travelled into Africa?

Is it possible for travel managers to truly offer reliable advice on African destinations if they've never travelled into Africa themselves?

3 Oct 2017

Top tips on making business travel worth your while

It may seem like the days of face-to-face meetings are numbered. However, there's no substitute for meeting someone in person, especially at critical junctures in a business relationship...

28 Sep 2017

Why now is the time for sustainability in travel

The United Nations has designated this year as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development...

By Brett Tollman 27 Sep 2017

How travellers can make a difference

It's vital for us to travel responsibly, ensuring a sustainable tourism industry that will allow future generations to experience the wonders of travel too...

26 Sep 2017

Could group travel experiences be the answer to SA's domestic tourism woes?

Through these experiences, travellers will become ambassadors for the country and an unprecedented travel movement will be born...

26 Sep 2017

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International

MSC Cruises' innovative surveillance system bridges gap in overboard detection

MSC Cruises has launched a new vanguard video surveillance system, which will optimise on-board security, allowing for the speediest intervention in the unlikely event a person or object falls overboard.

11 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: At the forefront of customer feedback and online reputation management

The industry is increasingly being characterised by millennial travellers and their preferences. With the rise of the millennial traveller came an increase in online reviews - the importance of which cannot be understated as it can make or break an establishment's popularity and, therefore, its bottom line. Online reviews have come to fill a meaningful role in the industry: while travellers use online reviews as a measure that will determine a booking - or not - establishments have come to find value in these reviews as they can confirm great service or indicate where service needs attention, increase interaction with guests and consumers and, therefore, contribute significantly to guest retention.

By Cari Coetzee 10 Oct 2017

Pacific's Niue creates huge marine sanctuary

The tiny Pacific island nation of Niue on Friday, 6 October, announced the creation of a huge marine sanctuary, saying it wanted to stop overfishing and preserve the environment for future generations.

9 Oct 2017

Activists condemn craze for wild animal selfies

BRASILIA, Brazil - The craze for tourists taking selfies alongside wild animals, then posting on Instagram is fueling cruel treatment of iconic species in the Amazon, activists warn.

6 Oct 2017

Rethinking travel distribution

It's hard to imagine a business and leisure travel landscape that isn't dominated by aviation, but this wasn't always the case. Only after World War Two did passenger flights become the preferred method of travel, and with that change came exponential growth in the fledgeling industry's complexity.

6 Oct 2017

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