Tourism Trends 2018

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SA woos 85 Nordic tour operators

The #NordicMeetSouthAfrica2018 initiative saw 85 Nordic tour operators embark on a seven-day trip showcasing the highlights of South Africa's different provinces and exposing them to local SMME experiences and top-notch hospitality...

15 Mar 2018

#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...

14 Mar 2018

SANParks continues to roll out security plans for its GRNP sections

To optimise national safety, the SANParks team have devised security strategies, led by major-general Jooste, to revisit risks, threats and vulnerabilities to the Garden Route National Park and its visitors...

14 Mar 2018

Facebook launches Trip Consideration tool

Facebook recently rolled out a new ad-optimisation programme called Trip Consideration. The new tool is only applicable to travel-related companies and offers an opportunity to turn travel intention into conversion...

14 Mar 2018

Newly discovered Hominin tracks adds to Western Cape heritage treasure chest

The discovery could help put the province on the map for visitors interested in SA's rich heritage...

13 Mar 2018

SA hosts mega Australasian familiarisation trip

South African Tourism is currently hosting 52 travel agents from the Australasian region to familiarise themselves with all nine South African provinces...

13 Mar 2018

Celebrations as Mauritius marks 50th year of independence

The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius is marking an important milestone this week, with various events and activities underway to celebrate the island's 50 years of independence, as well as it's 26th anniversary as a republic...

13 Mar 2018

WTM Africa 2018 to highlight investment in Africa

WTM Africa 2018 is excited to announce its inaugural WTM Africa Tourism Investors' Forum, a platform dedicated to connecting ministers of tourism from countries across the continent, with eager investors...

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 12 Mar 2018

Film tourism profitable to cultural, creative economy

With film contributing R5.4bn to the GDP and providing 25,000 full-time equivalent jobs, film tourism can become a lucrative part of the creative industries and can play an important role in advancing other creative sectors.

12 Mar 2018

What the youth travel market is really about

Millennial and GenZ travellers are not only lucrative for destinations, but they're also the market that is ready, and willing, to fully embrace sustainable travel...

12 Mar 2018

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

How to tap into the power of youth travel

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

#BehindtheSelfie with... Tshepang Molisana

This week we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Tshepang Molisana, self-employed freelance writer behind Taste Let's See, who calls herself a technophobe...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Mar 2018

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Sun International takes necessary steps to address underperforming operations

Sun International has released its year-end results, reporting revenue growth of 12%, with an increase in EBITDA - earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation - of 13%. The revenue's growth is attributed to the inclusion of the Sun Dreams (from 1 June 2016), Sun Slots (from 1 April 2016) and Time Square (from 1 April 2017) results.

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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

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