Tourism Trends 2018

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#BizTrends2018: What does the travel store of the future look like?
#BizTrends2018: What does the travel store of the future look like?

The travel agency of tomorrow will blend a personal and human touch with digital technologies. Instead of travel agents, we'll see the emergence of...

By Jannine Adams 22 hours ago

Tapping into medical tourism
Tapping into medical tourism

Foreign spending on medical care in South Africa has increased from R582m to approximately R916m in 2015...

22 hours ago

#BizTrends2018: A look in the crystal ball - what can we expect for travel in 2018?
#BizTrends2018: A look in the crystal ball - what can we expect for travel in 2018?

ASATA lifts the veil on which destinations will emerge as the most popular in the new year and which will be the main trends and inspirations that will inspire South African travellers in 2018...

43 minutes ago

#BizTrends2018: Travel influence - inspiring authentic and conscious travel in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Travel influence - inspiring authentic and conscious travel in 2018

Travel bloggers and influencers have become responsible for providing authentic travel experience to their readers, from destination travel best practices to providing insight into enhancing travel adventures...

By Robin Fredericks 1 hour ago

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Tanzania publishes new fees for tourism players

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism has announced new fee rates and charges to be paid by tour operators and safari outfitters following the amendment of tourism fees and charges regulation...

By Rosemary Mirondo 23 hours ago

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Record number of South African travellers flocked to the Seychelles in 2017

South African arrivals increased by 15% year-on-year for the year ending 2017, making SA the sixth best source market for the island destination...

3 days ago

Young South Africans pick the US as top travel destination
Young South Africans pick the US as top travel destination

Most South Africans between the ages of 18-35 selected the United States of America as the number one destination they would like to travel to in 2018.

3 days ago

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Forget the self-driving car, meet the self-driving suitcase

Some of the technologies used in autonomous cars have been adapted in products unveiled at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, to help travellers with the weighty problem of dealing with baggage.

3 days ago

Western Cape peak season sees increase in international arrivals, regional trips
Western Cape peak season sees increase in international arrivals, regional trips

Initial reports show a high growth of international arrivals as well as an increase in visitors to regions across the Western Cape during the December 2017 peak tourism month. 30 out of 36 local tourism offices noted increases in visitors...

3 days ago

#BizTrends2018: Why the travel industry should be keeping its ear to the social media ground
#BizTrends2018: Why the travel industry should be keeping its ear to the social media ground

YouKnow Digital, in partnership with consumer insights platform Crimson Hexagon, launched an extensive South African Consumer Trends Report. MD at YouKnow Digital unpacks the report focusing on the travel and hospitality findings...

By Cari Coetzee 12 Jan 2018

Travel agents focus on end-to-end, multi-platform consumer experiences
Travel agents focus on end-to-end, multi-platform consumer experiences

In the world of travel, old school appears to be making a comeback. Overwhelmed by the extent of travel information and choice online, consumers are returning to the travel agent...

11 Jan 2018

IHG debuts in Algeria, opens Holiday Inn Algiers in strategic move
IHG debuts in Algeria, opens Holiday Inn Algiers in strategic move

IHG has made its debut in Algeria with the opening of Holiday Inn Algiers - Cheraga Tower, bringing the group's portfolio to 25 operational hotels across nine countries in Africa...

11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Six food trends for 2018
#BizTrends2018: Six food trends for 2018

The trend is still leaning to eating light and healthily, diners want to know the source of their food (farm to table is still very popular) and they are also considering eat-in options where they enjoy the best of both worlds by ordering their favourite dishes from their preferred restaurants.

By Janine Fourie 11 Jan 2018

Simone Kuhn, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group's business development manager for Africa and Indian Ocean
#BizTrends2018: Advancing brands by aligning with the mindset of travellers

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group's business development manager for Africa and Indian Ocean shares four top travel trends the group is aligning with to advance its brands...

By Simone Kuhn 11 Jan 2018

Velma Corcoran, Airbnb's local representative for South Africa
#BizTrends2018: The authentic travel experience with a twist

Airbnb has been gaining momentum across the globe with investments fast-tracking their influence in the travel market through authentic experiences...

11 Jan 2018

Why SA's class of 2017 should consider a career in hospitality
Why SA's class of 2017 should consider a career in hospitality

For matriculants at a crossroad on what to do as a career, there are many career opportunities in hospitality - from reception to guest relations, chef to restaurant manager...

10 Jan 2018

Andy Hedley, GM Southern Africa, Amadeus
#BizTrends2018: Airlines in the digital realm - putting data in the driving seat

Airlines have never had such access to the brains and feelings of their customers as they do today. By leveraging this data, airlines will be able to start experimenting with creative and fun new tools...

By Andy Hedley 10 Jan 2018

TTC reveals its top 10 trips for 2018
TTC reveals its top 10 trips for 2018

The Travel Corporation (TTC) has announced the launch of its 2018 #TTCTOP10 list of trips, showcasing its global collection of brands and destinations.

10 Jan 2018

2018 Henley Passport Index: Africa lagging behind in travel freedom
2018 Henley Passport Index: Africa lagging behind in travel freedom

"Of all the continents, Africa as a whole has suffered the most dramatic decline in travel freedom on the 2018 Henley Passport Index, with African countries accounting for 19 of the 27 biggest fallers over the past decade..."

10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: How migrant cooking has revolutionised westernised food
#BizTrends2018: How migrant cooking has revolutionised westernised food

What is the new definition of westernised food in a world as ethnically interwoven as ours?

By Georgia East 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Top hospitality trends 2018
#BizTrends2018: Top hospitality trends 2018

Leon Meyer, general manager at The Westin Cape Town shares his top hospitality trends for 2018...

By Leon Meyer 10 Jan 2018

Franchising model breeds success for Col'Cacchio pizzerias
Franchising model breeds success for Col'Cacchio pizzerias

In 2013, Greg Mommsen left the IT industry to set up one of the first Col'Cacchio pizzeria franchises in Bryanston...

9 Jan 2018

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Tourvest Green Seat programme a boost for conservation programmes

Tourvest Destination Management, Africa's largest inbound tour operator and a member of integrated tourism group Tourvest,

9 Jan 2018

Tourism marketing trends to tap into in 2018
Tourism marketing trends to tap into in 2018

The competitive nature of the tourism industry - coupled with consumers constantly changing expectations - has meant that keeping tabs on, and tapping into, marketing trends is a must for business success...

By Christa Badenhorst 9 Jan 2018

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Ten steps to create an accurate hotel income budget

There are so many influencing factors to consider when setting a budget. It is a lengthy, but worthwhile exercise. The aim is always to: grow the business, set a realistic budget and get it as accurate as possible.

By Theresa Prins 9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Conscious consumption
#BizTrends2018: Conscious consumption

I'm not that big on food trends, to be honest. I find gimmicks and 'flavour of the month' offerings a very slippery slope. That said, I do think established chefs, producers and industry thought-leaders who have the ability to change with the times are critical for the industry.

By Andy Fenner 9 Jan 2018

Gavin Tollman, CEO, Trafalgar
#BizTrends2018: 2018 travel forecast - seven trends to anticipate

In 2018, there will be an increased swathe of people fully engaged in the sharing economy, communicating to the world the wonderfully enriching experiences that they have discovered...

By Gavin Tollman 9 Jan 2018

Enver Duminy, CEO, Cape Town Tourism
#BizTrends2018: Trends shift as travel evolves

Travel is not a static experience - why, how and when visitors want to visit and interact with a destination is constantly evolving...

By Enver Duminy 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Tourism and travel - Africans are doing it for themselves
#BizTrends2018: Tourism and travel - Africans are doing it for themselves

Where once demand was dependent on international travellers Africans are now doing it for themselves, and as a consequence creating a much more robust and sustainable industry...

By Tim Smith 8 Jan 2018

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