How CapeTown tourism survived the drought
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...

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VR technology gives new meaning to 'holidaying at home'. But is it really a substitute for travel?
VR technology gives new meaning to 'holidaying at home'. But is it really a substitute for travel?

Tourism is a quintessential part of the "experience economy", creating memories that can be recalled, re-lived and re-shared for a lifetime. But not all travel experiences take place in the real world...

By Vikki Schaffer,Alexandra Bec, Brent D. Moyle, Noel 1 day ago

66 Blue Flag status' awarded to SA's top beaches, boats and marinas
66 Blue Flag status' awarded to SA's top beaches, boats and marinas

The South African Blue Flag for 2018/19 season will officially open on 1 November 2018 and will see 66 Blue Flags flown across 46 beaches, 8 marinas and 12 sustainable boats...

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Hilton invests $1m in sustainable travel, tourism programmes across Africa
Hilton invests $1m in sustainable travel, tourism programmes across Africa

Hilton has invested $1m in driving sustainable travel and tourism in Africa, incorporating five key areas, namely that of youth opportunities, water stewardship, anti-human trafficking, local sourcing of entrepreneurs and protecting wildlife-based tourism...

12 Oct 2018

Use of innovative technology in designing diverse tourism products
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

ILTM Africa announces move to create a more focused experiential event
ILTM Africa announces move to create a more focused experiential event

To meet luxury travel trade professional needs, ILTM Africa has announced that its 2019 show will take place in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town...

11 Oct 2018

Shortmarket Club chef duo go back to basics with The Commissary
Shortmarket Club chef duo go back to basics with The Commissary

Shortmarket Club co-founders Chef Wesley Randles and Simon Widdison are set to pare things down with their new dinner-only dining eatery in Cape Town...

11 Oct 2018

Passenger safety a top priority for Robben Island Museum
Passenger safety a top priority for Robben Island Museum

The Robben Island Museum management has reported to the Western Cape Provincial Parliament's Standing Committee on Economic Opportunities, Tourism and Agriculture on the progress made since the incident where the chartered ferry, Thandi took on water...

11 Oct 2018

Paarl, Wellington wine tourism celebrates International Pinotage Day
Paarl, Wellington wine tourism celebrates International Pinotage Day

Saturday, 13 October 2018 will see Paarl and Wellington wine route pay homage to the father of the South African Pinotage varietal, Professor Abraham Izak Perold on International Pinotage Day...

11 Oct 2018

Hospitality market experiences positive growth in the Francophone Africa region
Hospitality market experiences positive growth in the Francophone Africa region

In a market first, the FrancoReal Summit taking place in Dakar, Senegal on 16 and 17 October 2018, will provide a platform for hospitality leaders to engage with regional investors and developers...

10 Oct 2018

Peter Tempelhoff to open restaurant in Cape Town CBD
Peter Tempelhoff to open restaurant in Cape Town CBD

Chef Peter Tempelhoff is set to open his new restaurant in the Cape Town CBD. Fyn, the Afrikaans word for 'fine' and what he refers to as the "better half of the word 'fynbos'", is the realisation of a 22-year dream for Tempelhoff...

10 Oct 2018

How IATA's NDC technology is changing travel distribution
How IATA's NDC technology is changing travel distribution

Ian Heywood, Travelport's global head of new distribution, recently addressed over 200 business leaders at Travelport LIVE Africa on the topic of New Distribution Capability, a technology standard launched by IATA that allows data to be transferred in a common way over the internet...

10 Oct 2018

Does sunny South Africa really have an ideal climate for tourism?
Does sunny South Africa really have an ideal climate for tourism?

South Africa's climate is perfect. The average temperature is just right. Even scientific indices that measure the weather's suitability for tourism classify the country as "ideal". But that doesn't mean that every tourist leaves satisfied with the weather they experienced...

By Jennifer Fitchett and Gijsbert Hoogendoorn 9 Oct 2018

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Wine & Food Tourism conference announces big data speaker lineup

This year's Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference, which takes place on 17 October at Spier near Stellenbosch, has lined up several high-profile international and local speakers, some of whom will discuss the role of big data as part of the event's wider theme of innovation...

9 Oct 2018

Cape Town International Airport named Africa's leading airport
Cape Town International Airport named Africa's leading airport

Cape Town International Airport was named Africa's Leading Airport for the second consecutive year at the 25th World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony...

9 Oct 2018

The real impact of highly discounted rates
The real impact of highly discounted rates

During times of low demand, it is only natural to reduce rates to stimulate interest and incentivise customers to book your hotel - but what happens in distressed demand time when everyone is fighting for the same customer?

By Theresa Prins 9 Oct 2018

Rugby Sevens series boosts tourism in Africa
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

CTICC hosts AI robot Miss Pepper
CTICC hosts AI robot Miss Pepper

Developed by SoftBank Robotics, Miss Pepper, who is capable of interacting with humans and can adapt her interaction according to a human's emotions, was unveiled during the three-day Biomion World Nutrition Forum 2018 conference...

8 Oct 2018

SA hospitality gets industry boost through chef training programme
SA hospitality gets industry boost through chef training programme

The National Youth Chefs Training Programme forms a part of the broader objectives of the National Tourism Sector Strategy to address skills shortages in the hospitality and tourism industry

8 Oct 2018

Rudi, Michela Dalpiaz, Talia Engelbrecht and Attilio Dalpiaz.
The authentic Italian charm and rustic SA flair of Ayama Wines

On a chilly Wednesday in late-September, select members of the Cape media were shuttled to Ayama Wines at Slent Farm in the Voor Paardeberg region of Paarl, for the official opening of their deli and wine-tasting room...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Oct 2018

Emirates wins Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year
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

World Travel Awards Africa and Indian Ocean announce winners for 2018
World Travel Awards Africa and Indian Ocean announce winners for 2018

Winners of the World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa and Indian Ocean 2018 winners have been announced at a gala ceremony at the Durban International Convention Centre...

8 Oct 2018

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SATSA and SAYTC join forces

The Southern African Tourism Services Association and South African Youth Travel Confederation will be merging as of 2019...

5 Oct 2018

Harbour House to open La Parada at V&A
Harbour House to open La Parada at V&A

The Harbour House Group will unveil a La Parada at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Featuring two floors of dining and cocktail spaces, La Parada V&A Waterfront is set to marry on-trend surrounds with its contemporary tapas menu...

5 Oct 2018

Africa's travel growth exceeds expectations
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

Western Cape campaign to boost investor confidence in the Cape
Western Cape campaign to boost investor confidence in the Cape

The campaign's key objective is to promote the Cape and South Africa internationally, by showcasing opportunities for investment across a variety of sectors...

5 Oct 2018

#5ForChange: Discover the 'New York of Africa' with Dlala Nje
#5ForChange: Discover the 'New York of Africa' with Dlala Nje

What started off in 2012 as a games arcade for the 400-plus kids of Ponte City in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, has evolved into an inspiring social development project...

By Sindy Peters 4 Oct 2018

AccorHotels signs Pullman Hotel Accra Airport in Ghana
AccorHotels signs Pullman Hotel Accra Airport in Ghana

The partnership will lead to the opening of the 363-key hotel and serviced apartments, making it the largest hotel and the first dual hospitality offering in Ghana set to open in 2021...

4 Oct 2018

Tanzania tour operators demand new tourism policy
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

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