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Importance of innovation and digitalisation in growing tourism
Importance of innovation and digitalisation in growing tourism

The industry is experiencing a great deal of innovative disruption, with trends such as virtual reality (VR), artificial intelligence (AI), and mobile bookings and payments taking centre stage...

By Josephine Wawira 49 minutes ago

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SANPark's 2018 Kudu Awards now open for entries

The South African National Parks' 2018 Kudu Awards winners will be announced in Gauteng in October...

1 hour ago

Western Cape trade expands on Ethiopian, Africa footprint
Western Cape trade expands on Ethiopian, Africa footprint

The Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce has committed itself to a joint trade mission to Cape Town and the Western Cape aimed at increasing the region's presence in the country and generating export and partnership opportunities in key sectors of the province's economy...

2 hours ago

A Sandton business hotel stay that won't leave you feeling blue
A Sandton business hotel stay that won't leave you feeling blue

Where to stay in the Sandton area really depends on why you are there. While Sandton is an ever-changing landscape with buildings and road works falling and rising like a yo-yo, that it remains the money hub is a constant.

By Brian Berkman 4 hours ago

Encouraging creative, young entrepreneurs to explore the tourism industry
Encouraging creative, young entrepreneurs to explore the tourism industry

To offer young entrepreneurs the opportunity to gain a foothold in the tourism industry, Cape Town Tourism's Board Development Fund (BDF), created in 2013, provides mentorship and practical support to two to three disadvantaged businesses a year who shows great potential...

4 hours ago

#NewCampaign: Knysna Tourism shares the unique #SpiritofKnysna
#NewCampaign: Knysna Tourism shares the unique #SpiritofKnysna

Knysna Tourism's #SpiritofKnysna campaign pays homage to Knysna's scenic beauty, people and unique spirit, demonstrating the destinations resilience to rise above the trauma of the past year...

23 hours ago

New tapas-style eatery Upper Bloem ticks all the boxes
New tapas-style eatery Upper Bloem ticks all the boxes

As a self-admitted foodie snob, it's not often that I whole-heartedly adore every dish placed in front of me when I eat out, let alone if there happens to be TEN dishes placed in front of me. However, this unicorn of a culinary experience happened last Saturday night at Upper Bloem Restaurant...

By Ruth Cooper 1 day ago

Top insights into the business of outbound travel
Top insights into the business of outbound travel

Commissioned by the Association of Southern African Travel Agents, the Travel Market Index conducted by Grant Thornton reveals that most of the outbound travel-acquired through ASATA-member travel agencies was corporate travel, accounting for 56% of all travel turnover...

1 day ago

Zaha Hadid Architects completes Morpheus Hotel in Macau
Zaha Hadid Architects completes Morpheus Hotel in Macau

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has completed the Morpheus Hotel in Macau, China...

1 day ago

Sanlam Top Destination Awards introduces new award for most water conscious establishment
Sanlam Top Destination Awards introduces new award for most water conscious establishment

"As the Sanlam Top Destination Awards have grown, so has our vision. Starting with the Water Sustainability Award, we are working at identifying and acknowledging establishments which strive towards all five pillars of sustainability."

2 days ago

Tourism earnings grow by 640bn in a year
Tourism earnings grow by 640bn in a year

The year under review showed that total tourism earnings surged to 5.25tri/- at the end of April against 4.61tri/- of the similar period last year. The central bank attributed the growth on account of an increased number of tourist arrivals...

2 days ago

Registration now open for The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference
Registration now open for The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference

Set to take place at the Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on 17 October 2018, The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference, now in its third year, will feature a panel of local and international speakers who will centre their respective topics on the theme of innovation...

2 days ago

Tourism creates 21 million jobs in Africa, exceeds manufacturing, banking
Tourism creates 21 million jobs in Africa, exceeds manufacturing, banking

"In the African continent, tourism supports about 21 million jobs translating to one in 14 jobs; this is how important tourism is. That is why we are making sure it takes its due place."

2 days ago

#YouthMonth: How to get a job in travel
#YouthMonth: How to get a job in travel

Natalia Rosa cites some of South Africa's leading travel professionals, and their words of wisdom on the travel industry...

By Natalia Rosa 3 days ago

Schulphoek House in Hermanus introduces more eco-friendly features
Schulphoek House in Hermanus introduces more eco-friendly features

The five-star graded Schulphoek House, just three kilometres outside of Hermanus' CBD, has benefitted from a major 2017 upgrade which includes wonderful pieces of South African art and modern furniture.

By Brian Berkman 3 days ago

SMME development programmes essential to SA tourism business growth
SMME development programmes essential to SA tourism business growth

"We strongly encourage SMMEs and new entrants, especially those located in our rural tourism nodes, to attend the information sessions in the upcoming months and help build an inclusive and transformed sector."

3 days ago

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The propaganda of optimism
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The propaganda of optimism

If South Africa is reality, then Malta is wonderland. Or vice versa, as I've discovered on a visit back to the old country...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 15 Jun 2018

MSC Cruises, STX France signs fifth Meraviglia class cruise ship
MSC Cruises, STX France signs fifth Meraviglia class cruise ship

The Meraviglia class cruise ship will be equipped with a new generation of dual-fuel engines designed to run on liquefied natural gas and will feature environmental technologies inclusive of advanced wastewater treatment system compliant with the world's most stringent regulatory standards...

15 Jun 2018

Ultimate romance at Emily Moon River Lodge
Ultimate romance at Emily Moon River Lodge

Legend has it that Harry Mallard built a magical place for his Emily, and the love they share is said to touch all who visit Emily Moon River Lodge today...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Jun 2018

Entries now open for Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce Awards
Entries now open for Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce Awards

Entries are officially open for the third annual Tech and E-commerce Awards hosted by price comparison website Pricecheck...

15 Jun 2018

Here's why tourism is so important to the real estate sector
Here's why tourism is so important to the real estate sector

There are two main reasons why the tourism industry is so important to the real estate sector...

15 Jun 2018

#WTMA18: Bringing Africa to New York and New York to Africa
#WTMA18: Bringing Africa to New York and New York to Africa

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...

By Cari Coetzee 15 Jun 2018

Tanzania's Serengeti voted Best African Safari Park of 2018
Tanzania's Serengeti voted Best African Safari Park of 2018

SafariBookings.com compiled a definitive list of Africa's best safari parks and after in-depth study which included more than 2,500 reviews from safari tourists and industry experts alike, Serengeti was rated the best African Safari Park with an overall rating of 4.9 out of 5...

By Alawi Masare 14 Jun 2018

#YouthMonth: Introducing the youth in the travel sector
#YouthMonth: Introducing the youth in the travel sector

According to the Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA), the modern travel agency has evolved into a dynamic hub for young travel professionals who have become leaders in their field, promoting #TravelwithPeaceofMind...

14 Jun 2018

The top 10 cities for travel and play according to Mastercard
The top 10 cities for travel and play according to Mastercard

The Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index: Play shows that special cities around the world are building a brand of fun, relaxation and enjoyment for like-minded travellers...

14 Jun 2018

Anthony Bourdain's window into Africa
Anthony Bourdain's window into Africa

I was drawn to how Bourdain upended the travel show genre, telling compelling and complicated stories about people and places most Western viewers tend to view through a lens of simplistic stereotypes or caricatures...

By Jacob Henry 14 Jun 2018

Unique game viewing with Gondwana's new mountain bike trails
Unique game viewing with Gondwana's new mountain bike trails

I've experienced my fair share of diverse game reserves and game drives over the years, however a recent stay at the Gondwana Game Reserve on South Africa's Garden Route, just four hours out of Cape Town, offered the most unique game viewing experience yet; upon two wheels and through the handle bars of a mountain bike.

By Ruth Cooper 14 Jun 2018

Apply now for free hospitality training programme with Airbnb Africa Academy
Apply now for free hospitality training programme with Airbnb Africa Academy

Airbnb Africa Academy is calling for applications for its free two-day skills training programme, but act fast - entries are open for a limited period only and there are only a handful of slots available...

13 Jun 2018

Find, book and rate SA restaurants with Eat Out's new free app
Find, book and rate SA restaurants with Eat Out's new free app

South African food guide Eat Out has launched a new free app. The app will provide users with the ability to book and review more than 6,000 restaurants across the country.

13 Jun 2018

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