Tourism Trends 2018

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#WTMA18: Retosa, Arta partnership to find more responsible tourism success stories

Retosa has partnered with the African Responsible Tourism Awards to encourage more entries to the awards from the SADC. The aim of the awards is to inspire change in the tourism sector by showcasing examples that tourism providers can learn from...

3 days ago

Western Cape wine tourism grows by 16%, lesser known wine routes enjoy increased popularity

The 2017 Wine & Food Tourism Study showed that wine tourism in the Western Cape has grown by 16% between 2016 and 2017 and tour operators indicate that 99% of Cape Town-based itineraries include a trip to the Winelands...

3 days ago

UCI World Cup an opportunity to showcase the Western Cape to international audience

The first leg of the 2018 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Series, which takes place on 10 March 2018 in Stellenbosch is part of an international series, presented in 10 different countries...

9 Mar 2018

Hotel Verde Zanzibar opens doors to guests, promotes responsible tourism

On 21 March 2018, Hotel Verde Zanzibar - Azam Luxury Resort & Spa will open its doors to guests for the first time...

6 Mar 2018

Dream Hotels and Resorts expands KZN footprint with Jozini Tiger Lodge

Dream Hotels and Resorts have taken over the management contract of the Jozini Tiger Lodge & Spa, in which the local community has a significant shareholding...

5 Mar 2018

Tourism business incubator launched in Limpopo

The Phalaborwa incubator is one of a few that will be launched across the country as part of a greater objective of the revised National Tourism Sector Strategy 2016-2026 to ensure the sustainable growth and development of the industry...

5 Mar 2018

Community-based wildlife conservation is bringing success to Tanzania

Higher densities of giraffes and dik-diks have been recorded and participating villages are receiving a direct share of income from wildlife tourism...

By Derek E. Lee 2 Mar 2018

The Caledon, Theewaterskloof municipality partners to recycle spa water

The Caledon Casino Hotel Spa and Entertainment and the Theewaterskloof (TWK) Local Municipality have entered into a joint venture to collect the spa water from The Caledon and pump it back to the Badskop reservoir...

1 Mar 2018

Western Cape microsite launched to assist tourism trade in answering Cape drought questions

The key objective of the microsite is to get a single, unified message out that the Cape is open for business and provide the trade with up-to-date information relevant to their business...

1 Mar 2018

Cape Town Air Access proves a phenomenal success

2017 saw an exceptional growth of 20% in international passengers to Cape Town despite South Africa's economy facing a technical recession...

1 Mar 2018

Innovative water use at Karoo-based Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa

While the Breede Valley municipal region has not been flagged as a water crisis zone, the Karoo-based Big 5 safari destination in Touws River has, since its inception, treated the commodity with respect and sustainability...

1 Mar 2018

Water savvy wineries ensure water-wise OmmiBerg Harvest Celebration

"OmmiBerg celebrates the harvest, which is one of the most important periods on our agricultural calendar and as a single-day event, it does not place a significant burden on our water resources."

27 Feb 2018

New amphibious wheelchairs makes SA Blue Flag beaches universally accessible

Wessa has donated amphibious wheelchairs to four coastal municipalities in South Africa with the aim to make South African beaches universally accessible to all persons with disabilities...

27 Feb 2018

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SA woos 85 Nordic tour operators

With its sights set on the Nordic market, South African Tourism, SAA and local destination marketing companies including SW Africa arranged a mega familiarisation trip with the aim to drive inbound travel from Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway - markets which contributed to 60,000 tourist arrivals between January and July 2017, according to SA Tourism..

2 days ago

How to tap into the power of youth travel

The New Horizons survey of more than 57,000 young travellers globally, conducted once every five years, provides an overview of the youth travel market, which WYSE Travel Confederation and UNWTO have estimated to account for 23% of international arrivals annually. While growth in youth travel globally seems a sure thing, a critical factor remains for attracting more millennial and Gen Z travellers - and it's not avocado toast or free Wi-Fi.

8 Mar 2018

Cathay Pacific set to launch non-stop flights to Cape Town

Complementing its daily non-stop flights to Johannesburg, Cathay Pacific is set to launch a seasonal non-stop service to Cape Town - three-times-weekly from 13 November 2018 to 18 February 2019 - directly linking Hong Kong and the Mother City for the first time.

23 Feb 2018

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 the ad reinforcing stereotypes about Australians as hospitable bush-dwellers, but this is actually a good strategy.

By John Sinclair 20 Feb 2018

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.

16 Feb 2018

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