Tourism Trends 2018

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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...

16 Feb 2018

More SA travellers breaking away to Mauritius

Mauritius remains in demand for local travellers, with the island destination recording a 7% increase in arrivals year-on-year...

16 Feb 2018

On-demand helicopter booking platform partners with Airbus Helicopters

On-demand helicopter booking platform, Voom, will be joining Airbus Helicopters as part of the company's strategy to provide new urban mobility solutions for commuters...

15 Feb 2018

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...

14 Feb 2018

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

Automated passport readers at CAI a warm welcome for travellers, defence against security threats

By supplying Cairo International Airport with automated document readers, Gemalto is enabling faster border crossings for millions of travellers while ensuring rigorous security checking...

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

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

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

FCTG steps in to assist passengers affected by SAA flight cancellations

Flight Centre Travel Group has offered support and assistance to any passengers who have been affected by SAA flight cancellations or by the grounding of CemAir...

8 Feb 2018

Boom in air connectivity between Cape Town and the rest of the continent

The launch of new routes, welcomed by Cape Town Air Access, has seen air connectivity between the Cape and the rest of Africa increase significantly over the last few weeks...

6 Feb 2018

How to avoid hefty baggage fees on a cheap flight to Cape Town

Cheap flights to Cape Town can often be found online, but beware of hefty baggage fees - here's how to best avoid them...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 6 Feb 2018

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International

The smart strategy behind Tourism Australia's 'Croc Dundee' Super Bowl pitch to the Americans

Tourism Australia has resurrected Crocodile Dundee in a new Super Bowl commercial that has already reached hundreds of millions on the day and through social media. Some may have cringed at ad reinforcing stereotypes about Australians as hospitable bush-dwellers, but this is actually a good strategy.

By John Sinclair 16 hours ago

New app a digital gateway to Abu Dhabi heritage

The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is set to launch a 'one-stop' digital information platform on cultural experiences in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. This initiative will offer personalised content, 360-degree visuals, interactive floor plans, podcasts from culture experts as well as a centralised profiling database across all culture locations and events.

14 Feb 2018

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

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