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Aetas Mobile unveils new incentive scheme for free flights

Aetas Mobile has launched a new incentive scheme that allows its customers to earn free flights with JetVision Airlines by buying airtime...

10 May 2018

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#Indaba2018: KZN gateway to Europe now open

"The gateway to Europe is now open. We are taking Durban to the world and the world to Durban."

By Danette Breitenbach 10 May 2018

#WTMA18: Digital as the predominant channel for travel
#WTMA18: Digital as the predominant channel for travel

Working with destinations around the world on their digital strategies, Cook and his team have been witness to how tourist boards, government and private sector associations adapt and grow in the travel space...

By Robin Fredericks 10 May 2018

Continual refurbishment an essential ingredient in City Lodge Hotel Group's ongoing success story
Continual refurbishment an essential ingredient in City Lodge Hotel Group's ongoing success story

The latest hotels in the City Lodge Hotel Group to be refurbished are City Lodge Hotel Durban and Town Lodge Johannesburg Airport...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 9 May 2018

#Indaba2018: Telling Africa's stories to increase tourism
#Indaba2018: Telling Africa's stories to increase tourism

"Showcase our Indaba and take it to more than 80 countries here for the next three days." This year's theme is Africa's Stories, Your Success and focuses on a united goal to deliver authentic stories to increase tourism to Africa sustainably...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2018

#Indaba2018: Victoria Falls records a 13% increase in tourist visits
#Indaba2018: Victoria Falls records a 13% increase in tourist visits

Tourists are once again flocking to Zimbabwe, with the country's top resort town of Victoria Falls enjoying record numbers...

9 May 2018

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#Indaba2018: Tourism's time in the spotlight

Indaba is a tourism trade B2B affair, but tourism in the African context is closely linked to infrastructural development within the individual countries that make up the continent...

By Danny Bryer 9 May 2018

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Cape Town becoming top art lovers destination

Cape Town boasts many iconic experiences, but it is fast becoming the world's newest art hot spot. Now there are new experiences for art aficionados as Cape Town finds its feet among the art capitals of the world, with artwork transcending the traditional craftwork mostly associated with Africa...

9 May 2018

Applications open for Fedhasa Cape's Youth Bursary programme
Applications open for Fedhasa Cape's Youth Bursary programme

Students studying towards a hospitality qualification are invited to apply for Fedhasa Cape's 2018 Youth Bursary programme...

8 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The rise of Nigeria - why we should be paying attention to this travel market
#AfricaMonth: The rise of Nigeria - why we should be paying attention to this travel market

There's an energy and dogged determination one feels when visiting Nigeria for the first time. It's that palpable can-do, roll-up-your-sleeves, hurry-up-and-wait atmosphere that is simply intoxicating...

By Natalia Rosa 8 May 2018

Top reasons to consider a career in tourism
Top reasons to consider a career in tourism

The tourism sector is one that is rapidly increasing in growth and innovation and it creates endless opportunities. Learn the top benefits of a tourism career...

By Khanyie Dlamini, Issued by Damelin Correspondence College 8 May 2018

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ICCA names Cape Town top MICE destination in Africa

Cape Town has been named as the number one meetings destination in Africa for the tenth consecutive year...

8 May 2018

Classy magnificence of Clos Malverne's winter lifestyle package
Classy magnificence of Clos Malverne's winter lifestyle package

Passing landmarks as scenic as they sound - hello, Vineyard Lake - a stay at Clos Malverne in Devon Valley, Stellenbosch is the winter break you're dreaming of. The working farm is down -to-earth and charming, with a tangible sense of relaxation everywhere. And the food - my goodness, the food...

By Leigh Andrews 7 May 2018

Director-General for the Department of Environmental Affairs, Nosipho Jezile-Ngcaba with the Fund's CEO Paul Zille, Chairman Mavuso Msimang and board members David Frost and Yolan Friedmann at the launch on 2 May 2018 in Johannesburg.
Tourism Conservation Fund to secure SA's biodiversity, promote more inclusive tourism industry

The conservation of South Africa's biodiversity is a critical component in securing the future of tourism, an industry many South Africans depend on for their livelihood...

7 May 2018

KZN, Durban open for business as it readies for Africa's #Indaba2018
KZN, Durban open for business as it readies for Africa's #Indaba2018

Underpinning Africa's Travel Indaba is tourism which energises economies and fuels the economic transformation of countries on the continent. Its benefits range from livelihoods improvement to export diversification...

7 May 2018

18 packing tips that will ease your luggage woes
18 packing tips that will ease your luggage woes

With just a few great travel tips and packing tricks, you can master the art of cheap flights and be all-weather-ready without weighing yourself down with unnecessary baggage...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 4 May 2018

Four secrets to finding the cheapest flights
Four secrets to finding the cheapest flights

Even travel experts will tell you that booking cheap flights is not as easy as the airlines will have you believe with their clever slogans and enticing advertising...

Issued by SA Airlines 4 May 2018

Flying with babies: A checklist
Flying with babies: A checklist

From booking cheap international flights, to planning for and boarding it, flying with babies is undeniably stressful for all parents. Here's a checklist to ensure a pleasant journey for all involved...

Issued by Cheap International Flights 4 May 2018

Remaining relevant in an ever-evolving tourism industry
Remaining relevant in an ever-evolving tourism industry

With travellers working on the go and considering their carbon footprint more, businesses need to keep abreast of the latest trends to retain their offering's relevancy...

4 May 2018

New chef, new menu for On19
New chef, new menu for On19

The 1On19 series continues but with a new chef at the helm, Stephen Mandes - the Ultimate Braai Master of 2014. Far from slapping a chop on the braai, Mandes delighted with delicate and well-balanced dishes celebrating the ingredients - fynbos and Shiraz...

By Cari Coetzee 4 May 2018

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IHG expands African presence with Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport

"We currently have 25 operating hotels across eight countries in Africa, and we are looking at expanding our presence further by more than 27%, in three to five years."

4 May 2018

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#AfricaMonth: Creating a conducive environment for corporate travel in Africa

Rebone Motsatsi, Avis Rent a Car executive: commercial and licensees on corporate travel in Africa shares his thoughts on the business travel market, MICE destinations and the role government can play in making the country more attractive to corporates.

4 May 2018

SEED workshop applications open for entrepreneurs in sustainability sector
SEED workshop applications open for entrepreneurs in sustainability sector

Global non-profit organisation SEED will host its Replicator Connect Workshops in Polokwane, 17-18 May, and in Pretoria, 23-24 May...

4 May 2018

Airbnb global study reveals millennials as predominant travel consumers by 2025
Airbnb global study reveals millennials as predominant travel consumers by 2025

The study outlines a number of key findings and trends among millennials who demand more adventurous travel experiences...

3 May 2018

Grande Provence welcomes new chef and exciting autumn menu
Grande Provence welcomes new chef and exciting autumn menu

Grande Provence in Franschhoek has been serving up classic and delicious French-style dishes since 2004. October 2017 saw Chef Guy Bennet take over the kitchen and instil a stronger focus on championing locally sourced produce and a more modern style of South African cooking.

By Ruth Cooper 3 May 2018

#WTMA18: Experiencing the wild with Aquila Safaris
#WTMA18: Experiencing the wild with Aquila Safaris

Aquila Safaris in association with World Travel Market Africa invited us to get a taste of its own brand of wild during an overnight stay. Just two hours' drive from Cape Town, this gem of natural beauty welcomed us to its vibrant and breathtaking surrounds which could easily leave anyone in awe...

By Robin Fredericks 3 May 2018

#WTMA18: Six trends driving growth and change in African tourism
#WTMA18: Six trends driving growth and change in African tourism

Each region is different and coping with different tensions. Mature economies have been struggling to maintain positive growth, and emerging markets have had their own challenges to deal with...

By Cari Coetzee 3 May 2018

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The future of travel is female

If you want your destination or tourism business to grow, you need to understand the female traveller... she often calls the shots when it comes to making travel decisions and is driving the growth in tourism...

By Mariette Du Toit-Helmbold 2 May 2018

Government, Fedhasa address VAT increase concerns across SA hospitality industry
Government, Fedhasa address VAT increase concerns across SA hospitality industry

Fedhasa has been involved in on-going engagements with the government to not only deal with the VAT issue but also the impact of the recently introduced Sugar Tax and rising inflation...

2 May 2018

African Continental Free Trade Agreement to be welcomed as a boost for tourism
African Continental Free Trade Agreement to be welcomed as a boost for tourism

The African Continental Free Trade Area promotes the creation of a single market across the continent through the abolition of cross-border tariffs and greater efficiency at border posts. Opening up nearby markets can only bode well for African businesses...

By Danny Bryer 2 May 2018

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