SOUTH AFRICA

WH Smith to buy airport retail chain InMotion for $198m

UK books and stationery retailer WH Smith has announced plans to acquire InMotion, a US travel retailer, for $198 million. The transaction marks a significant step in WH Smith's international travel growth strategy...

31 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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...

13 Feb 2018

UNITED STATES

Airbnb enters restaurant reservation business

Rent-a-room giant Airbnb is now in the restaurant reservation business, hoping to provide customers with a memorable meal before they drift off in their home away from home.

29 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

British Airways starts African and Indian Ocean Islands expansion

As part of its African network expansion, British Airways will be starting its services to the Seychelles, offering more flights to Mauritius, with more seats on other routes...

20 Sep 2017

UNITED STATES

IHG reveals new franchise-ready, midscale brand Avid

InterContinental Hotels Group has revealed the name for its new high-quality midscale brand. Avid Hotels is franchise-ready...

20 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Town, New York locks in first ever city-to-city tourism partnership

Cape Town Tourism and NYC & Company has signed a city-to-city partnership to boost tourism between the two iconic cities...

24 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Cheapflights Compass Report 2017 shows challenge is the mother of opportunity

We chat to the MD of Cheapflights to mine some insights from the Compass Report 2017...

By Cari Coetzee 13 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

The rise of film-induced tourism and its impact on local businesses

Research into film tourism - still a relatively new trend - has begun to directly link it to positive benefits for local businesses...

By Irma Hunkeler 12 Jun 2017

UNITED STATES

US hotel chain warns travel ban hitting tourism

The US tourism industry faces the possibility of another "lost decade" of foreign visitors due to President Donald Trump's travel ban, a leading hotel executive said...

6 Jun 2017