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The battle between travel bots and TMCs - who will win?

AI assistants and travel bots may be gaining ground, but a sound digital solution that incorporates these tools should be complemented by a knowledgeable travel management company and consultant...

1 day ago

Tourism industry offers hope for SA's unemployed youth
Tourism industry offers hope for SA's unemployed youth

While many see it as a space for tour guides or front-of-house hotel workers, it now encompasses a variety of career options including opportunities for advertising, marketing and design, financial management, IT and tech and more...

1 day ago

Three ways travel agents can compete with big OTAs
Three ways travel agents can compete with big OTAs

While there is continued growth in online bookings, the market has matured, and the hype has passed. In fact, there is a clear trend of specific market niches returning to traditional travel agents...

By Eran Feinstein 10 minutes ago

#YouthMonth: From Y to Z, how corporate travel will evolve in years to come
#YouthMonth: From Y to Z, how corporate travel will evolve in years to come

With Generation Y heading to the driving seat in the workforce, their successor, Generation Z, has slowly started to enter the workforce as well and is expected to bring about major disruption and changes...

2 hours ago

Tourism Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thebethe, Deputy Minister of the Presidency Buti Manamela and North West Tourism MEC Desbo Mohono engaging with one of the exhibitors at the Youth in Tourism Imbizo
Youth in Tourism Imbizo: Tourism has the potential to alleviate youth unemployment

Tourism has the potential to create opportunities that will contribute to alleviating youth unemployment, poverty, and inequality...

1 day ago

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Inaugural Stellenbosch Business Tourism Indaba a success

The first Stellenbosch Business Tourism Indaba recently took place and the fully booked event has been hailed a success...

1 day ago

Lack of trained professionals hampering tourism development in Ghana
Lack of trained professionals hampering tourism development in Ghana

It is imperative that the Ghanaian industry takes a much closer look at one aspect that draws us back. Lack of trained professionals or professionalism is hampering the growth and development of tourism and hospitality in Ghana...

By Bennet Otoo 2 days ago

CT Tourism senior researcher a leader in destination marketing globally
CT Tourism senior researcher a leader in destination marketing globally

Cape Town Tourism team member Roxanne Lombard has been named as one of the 30 Future Leaders of Destination Marketing globally - the first honoree in Africa to receive this prestigious accolade...

2 days ago

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Responsible tourism in the WC: Water-wise tips for tourists

While tourism to the Western Cape is to be encouraged, it is also one of the biggest drains on the province's natural resources. Here are some savvy tips on saving water while travelling in the region...

2 days ago

Three key learnings from the Stellenbosch Business Tourism Indaba
Three key learnings from the Stellenbosch Business Tourism Indaba

Hosted by Stellenbosch 360 and in partnership with Wesgro and the South African National Convention Bureau, the first ever Business Tourism Indaba was held at Hofmeyer Hall in Stellenbosch...

By Ruth Cooper 3 days ago

St Helena expecting influx of tourists with scheduled flights, new luxury hotel
St Helena expecting influx of tourists with scheduled flights, new luxury hotel

The government of St Helena has announced that Airlink was the preferred bidder to fly passengers between SA and the island. To meet an anticipated influx of tourists to the remote destination, Mantis is developing a luxury hotel...

3 days ago

SA's new tourism development strategy places greater emphasis on domestic travel
SA's new tourism development strategy places greater emphasis on domestic travel

A revision to the national tourism strategy, while it maintains a focus on foreign tourism as the driving force for the industry, places greater emphasis on investment in the domestic segment...

19 Jun 2017

RonPorter via  - Knysna lagoon
Help Knysna rebuild, do tourism

The community of Knysna and the entire Garden Route region remains dependent on tourism to thrive and survive and now it will require tourism to rebuild after the devastating fires...

15 Jun 2017

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Research reveals positive development in the African tourism sector

Through the partnership between WTM Africa and Euromonitor International, research divulged at the exhibition showed that key performance indicators revealed positive development in the travel sector of Africa...

15 Jun 2017

#GFWS2017: All the good food, wine and memories
#GFWS2017: All the good food, wine and memories

My highlight of the 2017 Good Food & Wine Show, held at the beginning of the month at the CTICC was the life-size grey elephant cake with tiny calf lumbering alongside her. But there was so much more to see, hear, touch, taste and smell...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Jun 2017

What amenities do business travellers desire most?
What amenities do business travellers desire most?

According to a recent study conducted by Corporate Traveller as part of its SmartSTAY programme, the top five global value-adding inclusions preferred for a hotel stay is...

13 Jun 2017

New CNN Travel multiplatform, multimedia digital destination launched
New CNN Travel multiplatform, multimedia digital destination launched

CNN has launched an all-new CNN Travel multimedia digital destination. CNN Travel has a new design as a globally-minded, mobile-first, social product with an emphasis on visual storytelling...

13 Jun 2017

Back from left to right: Andrew Boraine (CEO, WC Economic Development Partnership -Guest Speaker), Chris Godenir (Alternate: Hotels segment), Rema Wiese (Executive Officer),Carl van Rooyen (Chairperson: Restaurant and Catering segment), Noli Mini (Alternate: Young Professionals segment), Karin Augustyn (Alternate: Trusted Partners segment), Zaid Adams (Alternate: Restaurant & Catering segment).

Front from left to right: Joep Schoof (Chairperson: Hotels segment), Ruth Kamau (Chairperson: Small Accommodation segment), Jeff Rosenberg: (FEDHASA Cape Chairperson), Alan Lester (Chairperson: Trusted Partners segment), Ndaba Dube (Chairperson - Young Professionals segment).
FEDHASA Cape announces new board members

FEDHASA Cape announced new members elected to the regional board at its 13th Annual General Meeting. Members will drive key segments for the association in the Western and Northern Cape provinces...

13 Jun 2017

lailamjimenez via  - Hobbiton, New Zealand
The rise of film-induced tourism and its impact on local businesses

Research into film tourism - still a relatively new trend - has begun to directly link it to positive benefits for local businesses...

By Irma Hunkeler 12 Jun 2017

The hotel room of the future
The hotel room of the future

Guest-centric features that revolve around technology will define the future of the hotel room and all the advancements will be geared towards making the guest king...

By Jogbojogbo Abdulrahman 9 Jun 2017

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Abu Dhabi records significant growth in hotel guest arrivals

Abu Dhabi welcomed 1.6m guest arrivals year-to-end April, a 7% growth compared to the same period in 2016 according to new figures from Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority...

9 Jun 2017

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CTICC: The MICE industry is still as strong as ever

The MICE industry is still going strong despite tough economic conditions. The CTICC has hosted eight consumer shows in the first four months of 2017...

8 Jun 2017

Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront creatives
Radisson RED CT revolutionising hotel staff recruitment with creative new approach

In the recruitment process, there has been a gradual shift in focus toward personality and potential for growth. This trend is particularly prevalent in the hospitality industry with growing importance placed on company culture...

7 Jun 2017

The #REDexperiment: Bringing art to life
The #REDexperiment: Bringing art to life

Winners of the #REDExperiment - a collaboration between Radisson Red and the Youngblood Africa Foundation - were announced at the Youngblood Art Gallery in Bree Street, Cape Town...

By Robin Fredericks 6 Jun 2017

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Westin shines a light for early morning joggers with Gear Lending programme

Westin Hotels & Resorts, in celebration of Global Running Day and with hopes to inspire travellers to rise early and own their morning, announced an addition to the brand's Gear Lending programme...

5 Jun 2017

Fast, free Wi-Fi key to Namibian tourist experience
Fast, free Wi-Fi key to Namibian tourist experience

Tourists have high expectations of connectivity in terms of service speed, quality, overall experience and typically for the service to be free at their hotel...

5 Jun 2017

Lanzerac Governors Hall Restaurant
Historic Lanzerac Hotel now in ashes

Historic Stellenbosch hotel located in the Jonkershoek Valley, Lanzerac Hotel, has been devastated by a fire. The estate has been closed until further notice...

2 Jun 2017

Stellenbosch eyes higher ICCA ranking for business tourism
Stellenbosch eyes higher ICCA ranking for business tourism

ICCA recently ranked Stellenbosch as one of the top 10 cities in Africa for business tourism event. "Our goal is to move from the seventh to the fourth-best ranking in Africa by 2020..."

2 Jun 2017

Sisa Ngebulana, founder, Billion Group
Billion Group makes its debut in hotel development with Mayfair Hotel in Mthatha

With the opening of four-star, R130-million Mayfair Hotel in Mthatha, Billion Group, known for its development of major malls, celebrated its inroads into hotel development...

1 Jun 2017

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