Cape Town nominated as world's leading festival, events destination

The City of Cape Town, recognised as the Events Capital of Africa, has been nominated as World's Leading Festival and Events Destination at the 2018 World Travel Awards, set to take place at the Pátio da Galé, in Lisbon, Portugal, on 1 December 2018...

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How CapeTown tourism survived the drought

Cape Town has just been through one of the worst droughts in the region's history and yet, through the collective efforts of its citizens, the city is back in business - thanks largely to the city's municipal leadership and its ability to mobilise its people towards sustained conservative usage...

1 day ago

Use of innovative technology in designing diverse tourism products

Investment in new technology provides the tourism sector with opportunities for novelty, aimed at providing a platform for designing new and tangible tourism products...

By Josephine Wawira 12 Oct 2018

Rugby Sevens series boosts tourism in Africa

The Rugby Sevens in Southern and East Africa has gained momentum over recent years; drawing in more and more spectators from the international community...

9 Oct 2018

Emirates wins Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year

Emirates has won the Aviation 100 Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year, awarded by Airline Economics magazine...

8 Oct 2018

Africa's travel growth exceeds expectations

International tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first four months of 2018, compared to the same period last year, not only continuing the strong 2017 trend, but exceeding UNWTO's forecast for 2018...

By Enver Duminy 5 Oct 2018

Tanzania tour operators demand new tourism policy

Tanzania's tourism is facing a pricing crisis causing the frustration of a multi-billion-dollar industry that wants to grow by leaps and bounds...

By Adam Ihucha 4 Oct 2018

SA travellers' top 10 fastest growing destinations

According to analysis conducted by Travelport, the countries that have seen the greatest growth in flight bookings from travellers in South Africa in the last 12 months are Mauritius, Thailand and Zimbabwe...

21 Sep 2018

#THINCAfrica: Mining the millennial mindset

During day two of the THINC Africa conference, which recently took place in Cape Town, Radisson RED curator, Dale Simpson, navigated a conversation around what millennials expect from employers in hospitality and what employers can do to stay relevant to this segment...

By Robin Fredericks 20 Sep 2018

Research highlights key challenges Africa's youth face in tourism, hospitality

The research findings call on sector stakeholders to address the gaps that challenge young people's ability to secure and retain opportunities in the sector...

13 Sep 2018

AccorHotels' MyChicAfrica platform a gateway to Africa lifestyle, travel

AccorHotels' MyChicAfrica travel media platform aims to make the continent more accessible and open for not only international travellers, but for Africans and the diaspora to rediscover and celebrate fashion, art, dining, modernity, design and adventure...

13 Sep 2018

Africa and the digital tourism opportunity

Digital tourism in Africa contributed almost 3% to the South African GDP in 2016 and provided jobs to more than 686,000 people, as such, tourism means big business...

12 Sep 2018

#THINCAfrica: Redefining growth in hospitality education

We caught up with Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne's associate dean: graduate programme, Dr Achim Schmitt, and alumni and industry relations director, Valerie De Corte to find out how the school is changing the narrative when it comes to the of quality students it produces...

By Robin Fredericks 12 Sep 2018

#THINCAfrica: The year that was for SA tourism

On day one of the 2018 THINC Africa conference, Jeff Rosenberg delved into a conversation focused on the first half of 2018 - how it compared to 2017 and what the industry can expect going forward - with Derek Martin, Joe Bester, and Phillip Wooler...

By Robin Fredericks 11 Sep 2018

IATA releases global air transport statistics for 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its industry performance statistics for 2017, which reflects annual air passenger numbers exceeding four billion for the first time globally...

7 Sep 2018

HVS' Hotel Valuation Index reveals Africa hotel market evolving despite challenges

The fifth edition of the HVI analysed the hotel values of 26 markets operating in 19 African countries, providing crucial information for investors...

6 Sep 2018

Developing a tourism marketing plan in a changing world

Here are several tourism marketing ideas and points to consider when developing new and innovative marketing strategies...

By Dr. Peter E. Tarlow 6 Sep 2018

Tourism becomes the world's third-largest export sector, generating $1.6tn in 2017

International tourist arrivals grew 7% in 2017, the highest increase since 2010...

By Josephine Wawira 5 Sep 2018

Africa unites to form tourism board, harnesses growth on the continent

Africa's tourism competitiveness is below its potential, and despite the great progress that it has been made, the tourism industry on the continent remains behind other regions in terms of competitiveness...

4 Sep 2018

IATA records positive growth on July passenger demand

The International Air Transport Association has announced its global passenger demand for July, with all regions reporting positive growth...

31 Aug 2018

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