Tourism Trends 2018

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In-the-moment-marketing: The lucrative hunting grounds for hoteliers

Let's face it. Traditional marketing methods are increasingly becoming obsolete at the speed of the internet revolution. On the other hand, smart technologies are creating immense opportunities that hotel brands can leverage for more cost-efficient guest acquisition...

By Joseph Neusu 9 hours ago

From registry books to AI: The evolution of tech in the hospitality industry
From registry books to AI: The evolution of tech in the hospitality industry

Technology in the hospitality space has come a long way since the 1950s. Looking forward, it is important to appreciate the development that the hospitality industry previously underwent and what future innovations may hold...

7 hours ago

#BizTrends2018: Hotels embrace the personalisation trend in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Hotels embrace the personalisation trend in 2018

This statistic shows the rising expectations for a more personalised experience. People are actively seeking an experience that is relevant to them and a service that makes them feel like they matter as an individual...

5 hours ago

Vinpro, Wesgro paves way for further development of local wine tourism industry
Vinpro, Wesgro paves way for further development of local wine tourism industry

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed in partnership between VinPro and Wesgro to strengthen, further develop, and improve international recognition of the wine tourism sector...

8 hours ago

The competitive edge: Why an effective PR strategy is a must for the hospitality industry
The competitive edge: Why an effective PR strategy is a must for the hospitality industry

The hotel industry is a highly competitive field, so it is no surprise that an effective PR strategy is paramount to enabling long-term, sustained messaging to keep your establishment top of mind...

1 day ago

Villa 47 opens new fusion cocktail lounge
Villa 47 opens new fusion cocktail lounge

There is no denying that fancy cocktail and gin bars with intriguing infused concoctions on the menu are trending all over the world.

By Ruth Cooper 1 day ago

#BizTrends2018: Travel trends for youth travellers
#BizTrends2018: Travel trends for youth travellers

Where, what, how and when? These are the top trends that will drive youth and millennial travellers in 2018...

By Kelly Jackson 1 day ago

#BizTrends2018: Travellers looking for more bang for their travel buck
#BizTrends2018: Travellers looking for more bang for their travel buck

Value and service continue to remain high up on the agenda for South Africans when it comes to both corporate and leisure travel...

By Andrew Stark 1 day ago

Gavin Tollman, Theresa Szejwallo and Brett Tollman May 2016
Travel trends that will influence those with wanderlust in 2018

Expecting travel to enjoy an upwards bounce, the MD of The Travel Corporation shares her top trends predictions that will influence those with a sense of wanderlust in 2018...

2 days ago

Mark Essien, CEO of Hotels.ng
Hotels.ng expands on hotel bookings and flights to win in Africa

CEO of Hotels.ng, Mark Essien, saw an opportunity to build an African focused OTA. The company has partnered with local hotels and airlines across Africa to accelerate its growth across the region...

2 days ago

Travel is not for sissies
Travel is not for sissies

I like to be in charge of my life and my decisions and no more so than when it comes to booking online for family holidays

By Konrad Laker 2 days ago

#BizTrends2018: Does timeshare deserve its bad rap?
#BizTrends2018: Does timeshare deserve its bad rap?

The term 'timeshare' all too often conjures up images of late-night phone calls and promises of freebies if you can endure the persuasive sales pitch. Despite this poor reputation, timeshare in South Africa has been growing in stature...

By Brent Dickson 2 days ago

#BizTrends2018: Hospitality trends set to dominate 2018
#BizTrends2018: Hospitality trends set to dominate 2018

It's that time of year when businesses examine what's forecast for the next year. As competitors in a growing tourism and hospitality market, we need to be driving the trends rather than reacting as late adopters...

By Avukile Mabombo 2 days ago

The Private Hotel School to launch Joburg campus
The Private Hotel School to launch Joburg campus

After 11 years of conducting hospitality training and higher education in Stellenbosch, The Private Hotel School (TPHS) will be opening its second campus in Rosebank, Johannesburg this year...

2 days ago

South Africans owe it to themselves to take leave
South Africans owe it to themselves to take leave

British Airways has conducted a research study which found that the average working South African has not taken a two-week break over the last year...

3 days ago

Air travel will remain affordable for South Africans
Air travel will remain affordable for South Africans

South Africans can continue to expect affordable domestic air ticket prices, according to FlySafair, despite predictions that global travel prices would rise sharply in 2018....

3 days ago

What travel marketers need to know about Facebook's News Feed change
What travel marketers need to know about Facebook's News Feed change

In your dual role as travel marketer and Facebook consumer, the news that Facebook is going to 'clean-up' your News Feed will likely be met with a mix of joy and despair...

By Natalia Rosa 3 days 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...

3 days 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 Dawn Jorgensen 3 days ago

#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 15 Jan 2018

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...

15 Jan 2018

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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 15 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Connecting travel brands in a meaningful way
#BizTrends2018: Connecting travel brands in a meaningful way

Travel marketing and PR is still evolving quite quickly - every year bringing a new tool or method into the mix. The mantra for professionals in this industry right now is integration and meaningful connections...

By Natalia Rosa 15 Jan 2018

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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...

12 Jan 2018

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.

12 Jan 2018

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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.

12 Jan 2018

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...

12 Jan 2018

#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 Kelvin Jonck 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

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