NYC & Company became a major blip on our radar when it locked in the first ever city-to-city partnership with Cape Town to boost tourism between the two iconic cities. We caught up with Makiko Matsuda Healy, MD of tourism market development, to find out what New York tourism is all about...
Cari Coetzee 15 Jun 2018
InterContinental Hotels Group has revealed the name for its new high-quality midscale brand. Avid Hotels is franchise-ready...
20 Sep 2017
We chat to the MD of Cheapflights to mine some insights from the Compass Report 2017...
Cari Coetzee 13 Jul 2017
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
WASHINGTON - Home-sharing giant Airbnb injected a surprise political message during the Super Bowl on Sunday with a television spot highlighting multiculturalism and the hashtag #WeAccept...
6 Feb 2017
NEW YORK, USA: Business software specialist Oracle confirmed it will buy rival Micros Systems for $5.3bn in a deal that will expand its 'big data' efforts in the hotel and restaurant sectors.
24 Jun 2014
RESTON, US: Total online travel spending up 9% to US$103bn, led by Air Travel Southwest, Expedia and Marriott led respective travel sub-categories in 2012 web page views.
21 Feb 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: The foundation behind crowd-sourced knowledge compendium Wikipedia on Tuesday (15 January) launched a free online travel guide built collaboratively by volunteers from around the globe.
17 Jan 2013
Joining up with a travel group is a great way to see Idaho. In the winter, there is plenty to do and numerous ways to enjoy the snow, including skiing. This is the perfect location to get some fresh air and enjoy the outdoors. And you'll find it a great deal cooler than South Africa right now.
21 Dec 2012
NEW YORK, USA: Travel ratings website TripAdvisor was sold on Tuesday (11 December) to media tycoon John Malone's Liberty Interactive, which paid US$300m for a controlling stake in the operation.
12 Dec 2012
MINNEAPOLIS, US / BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company, and The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world, recently announced that they have established The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The group is also starting 2012 in Africa, on a high note...
1 Feb 2012
NUREMBURG, GERMANY / NEW YORK, US: Retailers embarking on a seasonal hiring binge this year may want to rethink their plans, according to a new survey by GfK Custom Research North America. As unemployment remains above 9% and median household incomes decline, economic anxiety continues to preoccupy the thoughts of US consumers.
25 Oct 2011
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand stands to reap a US$62.8 million* windfall from the Rugby World Cup 2011 final weekend, according to MasterCard Research.
21 Oct 2011
NASHVILLE / WASHINGTON DC, US: STR named newBrandAnalytics as its social media analytics partner this week. The joint venture will launch a product suite for the hospitality industry, integrating Social Guest Satisfaction and revenue performance.
21 Oct 2011