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Travel agents must value their services
Travel agents must value their services

It's no secret that the internet has changed life as we know it. Sometimes for the good, sometimes for the not so good...

By Rian Bornman 13 Jul 2015 11:28

New travel regulations now in place
New travel regulations now in place

The new Passport and Travel Documents Act officially took effect from 1 June 2015...

1 Jun 2015 12:55



Local lady farmer to supply fresh produce to The Maslow
Local lady farmer to supply fresh produce to The Maslow

As part of its promise to help build sustainable communities through supporting small enterprise development, Sun International's The Maslow has partnered with Gugu Mlipha, founder of Gugu & Daughters Farming near Walkerville in Gauteng to provide vegetables and other fresh produce for use in the hotel's kitchens...

6 May 2015 11:15

[WTM Africa] Day 3 - the show comes to an end, but business continues
[WTM Africa] Day 3 - the show comes to an end, but business continues

The third and final day [Friday, 17 April 2015] of WTM Africa 2015 got off to a phenomenal start when Executive Mayor for the City of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, began her morning with a visit around WTM Africa's show floor to engage with local, regional and international exhibitors...

20 Apr 2015 09:40

[WTM Africa] Highlights from Day 2
[WTM Africa] Highlights from Day 2

Day two of Africa's largest inbound and outbound B2B show has yet again been a huge success, proving that Africa is a trendy and emerging market in terms of both travel and tourism sectors of the industry...

17 Apr 2015 11:23

Winners of African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 announced
Winners of African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 announced

At a special ceremony at World Travel Market Africa, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, winners of the inaugural African Responsible Tourism Awards were announced with Gansbaai took the coveted position of Overall Winner from of a selection of 22 finalists...

16 Apr 2015 17:20

[WTM Africa] Highlights from Day 1
[WTM Africa] Highlights from Day 1

A different, quality way of doing business is how buyers, visitors and exhibitors described their experience of the first day of World Travel Market (WTM) Africa 2015 taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre...

16 Apr 2015 13:13

CTICC to host its first conference week - CTICC Conferencing
CTICC to host its first conference week

Whether you are planning a large conference or a small meeting, the CTICC has the capacity, flexibility and expertise to create a professional event that will be sure to exceed your delegates' expectations...

Issued by CTICC Conferencing 8 Apr 2015 16:48

The Table Bay goes for Level 2 BBBEE
The Table Bay goes for Level 2 BBBEE

The Table Bay at Cape Town's Victoria & Alfred Waterfront has embraced the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) objective of its holding company, Sun International, to achieve Level 2 BBBEE status...

20 Mar 2015 14:27

Tourism, hospitality and small business app launched
Tourism, hospitality and small business app launched

Awesome South Africa is a mobile application that presents a platform to promote products, services and establishments in a wide range of industries for the benefit of vendors and merchants...

20 Mar 2015 11:41

TGCSA's Chief Quality Assurance Officer resigns
TGCSA's Chief Quality Assurance Officer resigns

Thembi Kunene, Chief Quality Assurance Officer at the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA), has tendered her resignation effective from 31 March 2015...

17 Mar 2015 08:46

Wings Travel Management launches GoData
Wings Travel Management launches GoData

Wings Travel Management has launched GoData an intuitive, mobile-enabled business intelligence tool that gives clients direct access to every aspect of their travel data...

11 Mar 2015 12:21

World tourism leaders attend IIPT Interactive World Symposium
World tourism leaders attend IIPT Interactive World Symposium

Taleb Rifai, the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organisation of the United Nations, and David Scowsill, President and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council, are attending the IIPT Interactive World Symposium, on bringing peace through tourism in Johannesburg.

17 Feb 2015 12:11

Tech trends that will influence travel in 2015
Tech trends that will influence travel in 2015

Like most sectors, travel is being disrupted by technologybringing with it a new demand for its countless products and services by rethinking old business models and behaviours...

By Evan-Lee Courie 10 Feb 2015 15:16

Cape Town Tourism identifies 10 top trends in destination marketing
Cape Town Tourism identifies 10 top trends in destination marketing

"Visual storytelling, engagement and inspiration are among the factors that are set to dominate cutting-edge destination marketing in 2015"...

26 Jan 2015 16:20

'Trust Capital' is the key, IHG Trends Report finds
'Trust Capital' is the key, IHG Trends Report finds

The 2015 Trends Report, Building Trust Capital: The new business imperative in the Kinship Economy, from the InterContinental Hotels Group, identifies trends and issues of importance in the building of both brand and organisational trust...

23 Jan 2015 09:05

SAA partners Indaba Wines to commit to social responsibility
SAA partners Indaba Wines to commit to social responsibility

Education initiatives directed at marginalised communities were the big winners when South African Airways named the Indaba Sauvignon Blanc and Indaba Chenin Blanc as two of its large volume selections to be served in global Economy Class in 2015...

4 Dec 2014 10:29

Jurgens Ci launches advertising campaign
Jurgens Ci launches advertising campaign

Who among us would not like to go on holiday 52 times a year? It is on this premise that Jurgens Ci's new advertising campaign for Campworld is based...

17 Nov 2014 12:04

Commonwealth Games would offer great economic growth potential for SA
Commonwealth Games would offer great economic growth potential for SA

Hosting the Commonwealth or Olympic Games would not only allow South Africa to access a greater share of the global sports tourism market, which is estimated to be valued at between R2- and R6 trillion, but also better position the country for tourism and inward investment, according to Grant Thornton.

10 Nov 2014 10:25

Welcome wellness, says Technogym
Welcome wellness, says Technogym

The very concepts of holiday and business travel have long been associated with excess: too much eating, drinking and too little sleep. This century-old problem has left too many travellers less healthy when they check out.

7 Nov 2014 10:44

Avios partners Cardova to promote travel rewards programme
Avios partners Cardova to promote travel rewards programme

Avios Group and Cardova Trading have partnered within the branded content sphere to encourage sign-ups for, and education about, the new travel rewards programme, Avios, through which members can collect the Avios currency with their everyday spending.

21 Oct 2014 15:56

SA Tourism to open marketing office in Sao Paulo
SA Tourism to open marketing office in Sao Paulo

South African Tourism will officially open a marketing office in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 23 September 2014.

18 Sep 2014 13:30

National Tourism Careers Expo launched in PE
National Tourism Careers Expo launched in PE

The National Tourism Careers Expo was recently launched in Port Elizabeth. The expo was initiated by the National Department of Tourism in partnership with the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism and Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, Sport Sector Education and Training Authority.

11 Sep 2014 10:03

CEO of ASATA named Business Travel Personality of the Year
CEO of ASATA named Business Travel Personality of the Year

Hosted by Future Group, the 3rd annual Business Traveller Africa Awards in association with headline sponsor Gautrain took place at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton on 2 September 2014. The awards honour the business travel trade and acknowledge those brands/entities that have performed with excellence over the past 12 months.

3 Sep 2014 12:23

Film industry set to increase SA tourism
Film industry set to increase SA tourism

South Africa's varied landscapes, climate and variety of locations, which are able to pass for major cities or rural areas, has made the country an ideal destination for commercial film and TV productions...

19 Aug 2014 14:26

International Hotel School awards R210,000 bursary
International Hotel School awards R210,000 bursary

Eighteen-year-old Rossouw Koen, a matric student at Swartland High School, Malmesbury, has been awarded the International Hotel School (IHS) "Ticket to Life" Bursary in Professional Cookery, valued at R210,000, after he won the Western Cape Finals of the annual competition at The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel recently.

31 Jul 2014 07:25

Business Traveller Africa Awards in SA and Nigeria
Business Traveller Africa Awards in SA and Nigeria

Future Group - the publisher of Business Traveller Africa magazine - in association with headline sponsor Gautrain and global research specialist TNS, will be hosting the third annual Business Traveller Africa Awards, which will take place on 2 September at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg.

8 Jul 2014 10:04

PwC report anticipates growth in Africa's hospitality sector
PwC report anticipates growth in Africa's hospitality sector

Despite the state of the South African economy, the hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years in the wake of a number of inbound travellers to the African continent, according to a report issued by PwC.

23 Jun 2014 12:16

The new rules for travelling with children
The new rules for travelling with children

Flight Centre is urging all travellers to be aware of new regulations governing travel with minors. The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has announced new, strict procedures for parents travelling with children under the age of 18 years in and out of South Africa.

17 Jun 2014 12:21

Grant Thornton report analyses 20 years of tourism
Grant Thornton report analyses 20 years of tourism

South Africa's tourism industry has grown significantly over the past 20 years, but there is certainly room for more growth, according to data since 1994, which has been analysed by Grant Thornton.

13 Jun 2014 12:32

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