Tourism Trends 2018

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Cape Town to host major water conferences

The Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau has won the bid for Cape Town to host its third major water conference, the International Conference on Sanitation, Waste and Water...

2 days ago

South African Tourism Board endorses Hostex as gateway to African market

The South African Tourism Board has announced its endorsement of the pan-African food and drink trade show, Hostex powering Food & Hospitality Africa and IFEA...

2 days ago

Hilton strengthens presence in Egypt with dual-branded hotel in Cairo

Hilton continues to grow and develop in Egypt with the opening of the Hilton Cairo Heliopolis and by confirming plans for the debut of its luxury brand Waldorf Astoria in Egypt later this year...

2 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

Doing hotels The Capital way

We chat with Marc Wachsberger, MD at The Capital Hotels and Apartments, about hotels, the industry and what the future holds...

By Cari Coetzee 3 days ago

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

MICE participants encouraged to save like a local

WTM Africa 2018 will work with the City of Cape Town to ensure that its attendees understand how water can be saved within the tourism sector, and how exhibitions can use less water...

12 Feb 2018

#MeetingsAfrica: All that Africa has to offer

Wowing the world with what Africa has to offer. That is the purpose of Meetings Africa...

By Danette Breitenbach 7 Feb 2018

Bon Hotels adds Destiny Exclusive Hotel, Wellness Spa and Conference Centre to portfolio

Bon Hotels has bolstered its South African portfolio with the boutique-style 40-roomed Destiny Exclusive Hotel, Wellness Spa and Conference Centre in Kempton Park...

7 Feb 2018

#MeetingsAfrica: Sharing the benefits of tourism

The importance of Meetings Africa in terms of its contribution to the macro-economy of the country cannot be underestimated. "It serves to boost tourism revenue while driving employment."

By Danette Breitenbach 6 Feb 2018

Hilton makes its debut in Cape Verde

Hilton has made its debut in Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) with the opening a new resort on the Island of Sal...

1 Feb 2018

CTICC 2 opens for business, strengthens Cape Town tourism initiatives

The new facility is set to strengthen Cape Town's reputation as a global business events destination and marks significant progress in the CTICC's strategy of becoming one of the top ten long-haul convention centre's in the world...

29 Jan 2018

Cape Town proves its mettle as Africa's events capital

Blessed with natural beauty, cultural attractions and sophisticated facilities, Cape Town has proven itself as a host of world-class events that draw in audiences and participants from across the world...

29 Jan 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 - 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.

1 day 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.

3 days ago

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 in February 2018. With special airfare offers and more, Cape Town is set to receive more New Yorkers.

13 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

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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