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St Helena expecting influx of tourists with scheduled flights, new luxury hotel

The government of St Helena has announced that Airlink was the preferred bidder to fly passengers between SA and the island. To meet an anticipated influx of tourists to the remote destination, Mantis is developing a luxury hotel...

3 days ago

Four alternatives to gorilla trekking in Rwanda

Rwanda has doubled the cost of its gorilla permits, but there are still alternatives for travellers who want to see gorillas in the wild and tick this amazing experience off their bucket list...

By Mareike Pietzsch 7 Jun 2017

Westin shines a light for early morning joggers with Gear Lending programme

Westin Hotels & Resorts, in celebration of Global Running Day and with hopes to inspire travellers to rise early and own their morning, announced an addition to the brand's Gear Lending programme...

5 Jun 2017

#AfricaMonth: Improving civil aviation safety can boost African air travel

African civil aviation is said to be five to nine times riskier than the global average. Therefore, investment in regional air and ground safety can contribute to the continent's attractiveness...

By Bennie Langenhoven 31 May 2017

#WTMA17: How do millennials define luxury travel and why does it matter?

While millennials are optimistic about the future, they believe in living for today. Therefore, they are willing to spend more on material items they feel are special to them, or dig deep for an experience of a lifetime...

By Cari Coetzee 31 May 2017

Tourvest East Africa expands offering with new camps in Uganda

Through the development of two new camps at Kalagala, Tourvest East Africa is increasing its presence and extending its offering along the river Nile in Uganda...

30 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

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

#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

#WTMA17: The Seychelles playing an active role in conserving its biodiversity

David Germain, the director for Africa and America's Seychelles Tourism Board, took us through all that the Seychelles' vibrant holiday destination has to offer...

By Robin Fredericks 2 May 2017

#WTMA17: WTM Africa closes its doors on a high-note

With buyers from 45 countries, over 8,000 pre-scheduled appointments confirmed and an increase in exhibitors from 2016, WTM Africa 2017 closed its doors on a high-note...

21 Apr 2017

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International

Qantas reveals names for its Dreamliner fleet

Qantas has revealed the names for its fleet of eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. More than 60,000 suggestions were put forward and 45,000 votes cast in selecting the names of the aircraft.

19 hours ago

New CNN Travel multiplatform, multimedia digital destination launched

In the latest step in CNN's strategy to build premium content brands appealing to global audiences and commercial partners, the channel has launched an all-new CNN Travel multimedia digital destination. CNN Travel has a new design as a globally-minded, mobile-first, social product with an emphasis on visual storytelling.

13 Jun 2017

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

In 2001, something happened to New Zealand's tourism industry that changed it forever. The launch of the Lord of the Rings film series catapulted picturesque New Zealand into the tourism stratosphere, as fans of the phenomenally popular franchise booked trips to the mystical lands of Tolkien's heroes.

By Irma Hunkeler 12 Jun 2017

Abu Dhabi records significant growth in hotel guest arrivals

Abu Dhabi welcomed 1.6m guest arrivals year-to-end April, a 7% growth compared to the same period in 2016 according to new figures from Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), with April recording a strong performance - posting a year-on-year increase of 15% in hotel guest arrivals.

9 Jun 2017

MSC Cruises takes delivery of next-generation cruise ship MSC Meraviglia

MSC Cruises recently took official delivery of next-generation cruise ship MSC Meraviglia - at 171,598 GRT and with a guest capacity of 5,714 - at the STX France shipyard. MSC Meraviglia is both the biggest ship to ever be built by a European ship owner - MSC Cruises - and the biggest to come into service in 2017.

8 Jun 2017

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