Tourism Trends 2018

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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...

3 days ago

New app a digital gateway to Abu Dhabi heritage

The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi is set to launch a 'one-stop' digital information platform initiave on cultural experiences in the emirate of Abu Dhabi on 27 February 2018...

3 days ago

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

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

British Airways enhances long-haul flights with Wi-Fi

The first three British Airways long-haul aircraft powered with Wi-Fi is now in service. Over the next two year, the airline will connect 118 of its long-haul aircraft, allowing customers to browse and stream from the comforts of their seats...

5 Feb 2018

Tiki the Travel Bot helps travellers navigate personalised trips

Contiki has created a chatbot - Tiki the Travel Bot - on the Facebook Messenger platform to provide a personalised experience by suggesting trips relevant to the users' travel interests...

30 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Four trends making their mark on the future of travel

As with other industries, tourism and travel are enjoying the integration of a number of new and emerging technologies, which are poised to create enhanced user experiences throughout the travel lifecycle...

By Eran Feinstein 22 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Hotels embrace the personalisation trend in 2018

Statistics show the rising expectations for a more personalised experience. People are actively seeking an experience that is relevant to them and a service that makes them feel like they matter as an individual...

19 Jan 2018

From registry books to AI: The evolution of tech in the hospitality industry

Technology in the hospitality space has come a long way since the 1950s. Looking forward, it is important to appreciate the development that the hospitality industry previously underwent and what future innovations may hold...

19 Jan 2018

In-the-moment-marketing: The lucrative hunting grounds for hoteliers

Let's face it. Traditional marketing methods are increasingly becoming obsolete at the speed of the internet revolution. On the other hand, smart technologies are creating immense opportunities that hotel brands can leverage for more cost-efficient guest acquisition...

By Joseph Neusu 19 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Unpredictable travel data? Challenge accepted

Collecting data remains a challenge and turning it into relevant and useful insights is a greater challenge still. We see this as a unique opportunity for the professional travel management company to deliver true value...

By Euan McNeil 19 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Travellers looking for more bang for their travel buck

Value and service continue to remain high up on the agenda for South Africans when it comes to both corporate and leisure travel...

By Andrew Stark 18 Jan 2018

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International

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.

2 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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