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#WomensMonth is not important

“Women's Month is not important if it means we only pay attention to women's issues for 31 days of the year." - Moyin Oloruntoba...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 hour ago

Marriott to strengthen Indian Ocean position with debut of Ritz-Carlton in Zanzibar

The hotel will be part of the Amber Resort complex expected to be the largest mixed-use development in Africa occupying approximately 1,750 hectares of pristine Indian Ocean coastline in the northeast of the island...

22 hours ago

Zanzibar about to undergo mega transformation of the sustainable kind

Pennyroyal Gibraltar Ltd has announced the development of the Zanzibar Amber Resort, which will see the cluster of tropical islets forming Zanzibar undergo a mega transformation in terms of social upliftment and tourism...

19 May 2017

#Indaba2017: Indaba rebranded to Africa's Travel Indaba

The annual Travel Indaba has rebranded to Africa's Travel Indaba, reflecting its evolution from a locally-orientated event to one that is representative of the African continent...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 May 2017

THINC Africa Awards launched to honour the extraordinary in Africa's hotel industry

The inaugural THINC Africa Awards are being instituted to honour and recognise the most outstanding hotels, general managers and students in Africa.

18 May 2017

#Indaba2017: Tourism's potential to change and grow Africa

"Tourism is the new currency that ignites and unites our continent. We are looking forward to exciting times ahead for this industry on our continent.”

By Danette Breitenbach 18 May 2017

#WTMA17: Reunion Island, for the curious traveller

"Reunion Island offers the perfect retreat away from the mundane and allows for the curious traveller to venture into the unknown, with a promise of adventure on the horizon."

By Cari Coetzee 16 May 2017

#WTMA17: An African experience with a cultural twist in Swaziland

Swaziland Tourism recently exhibited at WTM Africa 2017, showing that this small, landlocked country has big aspirations for its tourism industry...

By Cari Coetzee 15 May 2017

Minor Hotels to modernise Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino in $7m refurbishment

Minor Hotels have announced an investment of over $7m in an extensive refurbishment project of Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino in Botswana, encompassing all public spaces and guest bedrooms...

12 May 2017

Rwanda targets wealthy tourists with new gorilla permit fees

The decision by Rwanda to increase the price of gorilla trekking permits is likely to benefit its neighbours Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo...

12 May 2017

Cape Town ranked best business tourism destination in Africa

The ICCA has ranked Cape Town as the number one city in Africa for business tourism...

10 May 2017

#Indaba2017: Africa moves you

“Not only do we want to show the world what Africa has to offer, but by presenting a fantastic product, we want it to lead to more business and through that have a bigger impact on the economies of the different countries in Africa."

By Danette Breitenbach 10 May 2017

Hein Kaiser plans to keep it simple and authentic for fastjet brand

"The right product, the right price, at the right time. In short, delivering a compelling value proposition. Cultural and language nuances aside, this is a fundamental truth across all consumer groups."

By Cari Coetzee 9 May 2017

#WTMA17: Euromonitor shares key tourism trends in Africa

Speaking at WTM Africa 2017, Christy Tawii, research analyst at Euromonitor International explored some of the key trends influencing and driving growth in the African tourism industry...

By Cari Coetzee 9 May 2017

Etihad Airways throws down travel gauntlet with 48-hour stopover challenge

Etihad Airways has challenged the millions of travellers who transit through Abu Dahbi, as well as UAE residents, to experience as many once-in-a-lifetime activities as they can throughout the emirate in just 48 hours...

8 May 2017

#WTMA17: The fast changing world of influencer and social media marketing

A panel of travel bloggers and influencers gathered at WTM Africa 2017, to chat about the do's and don'ts of influencer marketing and the use of social media as a destination marketing tool...

By Robin Fredericks 5 May 2017

WTM Africa 2017 celebrates multiple successes

From increased visitor numbers, to more media and even greater attendance by trade specialists, World Travel Market Africa 2017 closed with praise from both local and international travel professionals...

Issued by WORLD TRAVEL MARKET AFRICA 5 May 2017

#AfricaMonth: What's on the menu for Food & Hospitality Africa 2017?

We chat to Nick Sarnadas from Food & Hospitality Africa, the largest pan-African food, drink, and hospitality trade show, to find out what's on the menu this year...

By Cari Coetzee 4 May 2017

Wesgro to entice tourists with new luxury tourism offering launched at We Are Africa 2017

Wesgro premiered a new advert that showcases some of Cape Town and the Western Cape's most luxurious tourism offers. This is the first in a series that aims to entice tourists...

4 May 2017

Africa's top tourism innovators crowned

"What was most exciting to see from the entries was how each one provided a snapshot into what is set to be a very cutting-edge future for the African travel and hospitality industry."

4 May 2017

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International

Freedom to roam: Sweden listed itself on Airbnb

The official tourism board of Sweden, Visit Sweden, has partnered with Airbnb to list the entire country and travellers won't have to officially book accommodation as all publicly owned land is entirely free and accessible to everyone.

23 hours ago

Five fun things to do on a business trip to Australia

Now that business is taking you to Australia for a few days or weeks, are you thinking of catching some fun while handling business?

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 15 May 2017

Smoother connections with Qantas' new international transit lounge at Perth Airport

Construction is to begin on a new integrated domestic and international passenger precinct at Perth Airport. A new international wing will be located within the existing T3/T4 area, featuring a large outdoor deck with alfresco seating, a streamlined immigration and customs area, a new Duty-Free store and additional food and beverage outlets. According to Alan Joyce, Qantas group CEO, all of the airline's domestic flights, as well as services to Singapore, Auckland, and London would operate from the combined precinct.

11 May 2017

#WTMA17: When Just a Drop can make everything count

During the World Travel Market of 1998, Fiona Jeffery OBE, founded and launched Just a Drop, an initiative to help raise awareness on the importance of access to safe and sanitised water.

By Robin Fredericks 3 May 2017

Etihad Airways goes all-A380 on Abu Dhabi - Sydney route

As Etihad Airways marks the 10th anniversary of flying to Sydney, its first Australian destination, it has announced that all 14 weekly flights on the Abu Dhabi - Sydney route will be operated with its flagship A380 aircraft, effective 29 October. The current daily A380 Sydney flights will be joined by a second daily superjumbo service.

3 May 2017

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