Tourism Trends 2018

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#BizTrends2018: Hospitality trends set to dominate 2018

It's that time of year when businesses examine what's forecast for the next year. As competitors in a growing tourism and hospitality market, we need to be driving the trends rather than reacting as late adopters...

By Avukile Mabombo 1 day ago

#BizTrends2018: Travel influence - inspiring authentic and conscious travel in 2018

Travel bloggers and influencers have become responsible for providing authentic travel experience to their readers, from destination travel best practices to providing insight into enhancing travel adventures...

By Dawn Jorgensen 3 days ago

Tourvest Green Seat programme a boost for conservation programmes

Tourvest Destination Management, Africa's largest inbound tour operator and a member of integrated tourism group Tourvest,

9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: 2018 travel forecast - seven trends to anticipate

In 2018, there will be an increased swathe of people fully engaged in the sharing economy, communicating to the world the wonderfully enriching experiences that they have discovered...

By Gavin Tollman 9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Trends shift as travel evolves

Travel is not a static experience - why, how and when visitors want to visit and interact with a destination is constantly evolving...

By Enver Duminy 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Creating new hospitality paradigms

Hotels' offerings must be relevant for a new generation of guests. These do not just include millennials, but also refer to modern travellers who expect more innovation from hotels...

By Gillian Saunders 8 Jan 2018

In the age of cheap flights, city breaks and world cruises, how to make your holiday better for the environment

The ultimate aim of sustainable development is to protect the existing economic, social and environmental landscapes of a place. These are after all, what tourists come to explore...

By Brendan Canavan 8 Jan 2018

#MeTourism: The hidden costs of selfie tourism

Research shows that it is not age, but the dark triad of personality traits - narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy that push people to pursue selfie glory regardless of the result...

By Marianna Sigala 5 Jan 2018

Tropical island paradise with a cautious eye to growth

It's a nation that boasts warm azure seas and dream beaches, a landscape ranging from volcanic rocks to tropical rainforest, and stable democratic rule - yet many people have never heard of it...

4 Jan 2018

The travel industry has sparked a backlash against tourists by stressing quantity over quality

Travel is a major global industry, but in 2017 it attracted unprecedented resentment and retaliation towards tourists...

By Carter A. Hunt 4 Jan 2018

Southern right whales: Nurturing one of SA's greatest tourism resources

The Overberg's diverse fauna and flora have become a major drawcard for nature-lovers from across the globe and there's undoubtedly something really special to be found in the waters of the sheltered bays of Hermanus and the surrounding Cape Whale Coast towns...

3 Jan 2018

Social media can help conservation

Table Mountain National Park has a problem, but Instagram can help...

28 Dec 2017

Voluntourists' intentions may be misplaced

Volunteer tourism, or voluntourism, is an emerging trend of travel linked to "doing good". Yet these efforts to help people and the environment have come under heavy criticism - for good reason...

By Andrea Freidus 20 Dec 2017

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International

Forget the self-driving car, meet the self-driving suitcase

LAS VEGAS, USA - Self-driving cars may take a while to arrive, but the self-driving suitcase is here now.

12 Jan 2018

Disruptive innovation in the hospitality industry? What disruptive innovation?

The hotel room of the future is likely to be a combination of the high-tech and high-touch. EHL's YU Virtual video highlights the former, with virtual reality creating the ambience we want in our hotel room.

By Stuart Pallister 3 Jan 2018

Extreme cold sparks chaos in Canada airports

MONTREAL, Canada: Snow, lengthy de-icing procedures and missing crews created havoc at Canada's main airports on Monday, with hundreds of flights cancelled or delayed out of the country's biggest city Toronto.

2 Jan 2018

Lufthansa eyes EU green light for Air Berlin spoils

FRANKFURT - German carrier Lufthansa hopes to win EU approval to snap up a slice of bankrupt Air Berlin's operations, after competition concerns forced it to scale back its bid for the homegrown rival.

By Estelle Peard and Celine le Prioux 22 Dec 2017

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