A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market
A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market

The Pantry Market, offering ethically produced, sustainable products in a plastic-free zone, is the newest neighbour on the Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank's art and design district...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Jul 2018

Is Airbnb the antidote to overtourism?
Is Airbnb the antidote to overtourism?

Airbnb's Healthy Travel and Healthy Destinations report shows that its platform and community model helps fight mass tourism, promotes sustainable travel and is changing the economics of travel and tourism to the benefit of local families and communities...

31 May 2018

Followme2Africa launches programme for international travel agents to market KZN
Followme2Africa launches programme for international travel agents to market KZN

The aim of this annual gathering by Followme2Africa is to ensure that the agents are well informed about all the tourism offerings available in KwaZulu-Natal so that they can return to their countries and package the Zulu Kingdom as a premier destination...

29 May 2018

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#Indaba2018: Creating experiences online

While technology is disrupting the tourism industry, it is also bringing with it benefits to the industry and the end user. By 2030, 1.8 billion tourists will visit the continent. Africa can greatly benefit from technology to grow its share of the global tourism market...

By Danette Breitenbach 22 May 2018

What will it take for travel consultants to survive?
What will it take for travel consultants to survive?

They say that the universities and colleges of today are training people for careers that don't even exist. The question we should be asking in travel is: What are the skills that future travel professionals will need to do their jobs?

21 May 2018

The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it's bigger than we thought)
The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it's bigger than we thought)

The carbon footprint of tourism is about four times larger than previously thought, according to a world-first study published in Nature Climate Change...

By Arunima Malik & Ya-Yen Sun 15 May 2018

#Indaba2018: Amadeus, SA tourism industry enters into transformational collaboration
#Indaba2018: Amadeus, SA tourism industry enters into transformational collaboration

Amadeus IT Group - in a first-of-its-kind public-private collaboration - will develop a new National Tourism Visitor Information System as well as establish a Travel and Tourism Training Academy to accelerate skills development and create career opportunities for young South Africans in the industry...

11 May 2018

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TMCs: When global isn't truly global

If you're wanting to go global-first, your travel management company (TMC) is going to need to be truly global. The reality is that many TMCs, even those who claim to be, are not...

By Euan McNeil 11 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

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

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

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

Reduced development pipeline, strong demand expected to improve hotel performance in East Africa
Reduced development pipeline, strong demand expected to improve hotel performance in East Africa

The impact of the elevated supply growth across the region will likely continue to be felt in 2018, but strong demand fundamentals will improve hotel performance thereafter...

24 Apr 2018

#WTMA18: How small travel and tourism companies can market themselves effectively
#WTMA18: How small travel and tourism companies can market themselves effectively

Day one of WTM Africa 2018 saw Big Ambitions director of promotions, Natalia Rosa, share her insights into marketing for small tourism and travel companies...

By Robin Fredericks 24 Apr 2018

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G20 forum commits to strengthening tourism industry capacity to generate jobs

To promote entrepreneurship in tourism, especially for women and the youth, Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom and his G20 counterparts have committed their countries to create more jobs around the world...

23 Apr 2018

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#WTMA18: A wrap on three days of travel trade success

With travel trade from all over the world in attendance, a 6% increase in pre-scheduled appointments and marked growth in exhibitors, WTM Africa 2018 closed its doors to its most successful exhibition to date...

23 Apr 2018

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#WTMA18: Day two tourism business highlights

"It's always fantastic to see how WTM Africa allows attendees the platform to write productive business and make genuine connections that will indeed further tourism."

20 Apr 2018

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#WTMA18: First day highlights from meetings, networking and events

Travel trade show World Travel Market Africa 2018 opened its doors at the CTICC in Cape Town on 18 April 2018 - welcoming a host of travel professionals eager to meet, network and consolidate business...

19 Apr 2018

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Western Cape economy, communities benefit from R5bn Airbnb boost

New data released by Airbnb, which looks at host earning and guest spending, shows the home sharing company has had a positive impact on the growth of guests and on local families, communities and businesses...

12 Apr 2018

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Africa: On a roller coaster ride

Elections are very important for the hospitality industry in Africa. Investors - those who stay in hotels, and those who invest in them - need stability, which breeds confidence, and that means economic growth...

By Trevor Ward 5 Apr 2018

More opportunities to enter job-generating tourism industry
More opportunities to enter job-generating tourism industry

With South Africa being a top tourist destination, we need to be giving more people opportunities to enter this job-generating industry by equipping them with relevant skills...

3 Apr 2018

Sustaining hospitality: Embracing the Industrial Revolution 4.0
Sustaining hospitality: Embracing the Industrial Revolution 4.0

It's essential that the tourism industry embraces the Industrial Revolution 4.0 to accommodate the digital advances that will make sustainability a reality...

By Enver Duminy 29 Mar 2018

Destiny Lodge Nelspruit by Bon Hotels
Destiny Lodge Nelspruit an ideal fit for the Bon brand

Bon Hotels has added the four-star, 35-roomed Destiny Lodge Nelspruit to its portfolio. Immediate upgrades are planned...

28 Mar 2018

The private members club set to transform Africa
The private members club set to transform Africa

The QSL Members Club will be an incubator for Africa's leading lights, an organic platform for ideas to be birthed, connections to be forged and for plans to be set in motion...

By Cari Coetzee 27 Mar 2018

Shabeer Jhetam, CEO of The Glass Recycling Company and James Peech, Managing Director of The Peech Hotel
The top ten glass recycling hospitality businesses in and around Joburg

The Glass Recycling Company visited hospitality businesses in Johannesburg during March, acknowledging them for their green behaviour in embracing glass recycling and making it an integral part of their business...

26 Mar 2018

Carolina Ödman via  - Sutherland, Northern Cape
Northern Cape tourism SMMEs to benefit from new business incubator

The Tourism Business Incubator, which has now officially been launched in the Northern Cape, is poised to improve the viability and sustainability of SMMEs. The incubator will provide business support interventions to 50 tourism enterprises...

22 Mar 2018

From Hook to Cook: Bistro Sixteen82, Abalobi partners on first restaurant-supported fishery
From Hook to Cook: Bistro Sixteen82, Abalobi partners on first restaurant-supported fishery

The partnership between traditional fishers Abalobi, WWF-Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative and Bistro Sixteen82, provide fishing communities on the western and southern Cape coast with a better price for their fish and livelihood for their families...

20 Mar 2018

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Sun International takes necessary steps to address underperforming operations

"We have taken decisive action to address underperforming operations and to focus on both cost control and increasing efficiencies. The refurbishment of Sun City and the acquisition of Sun Slots have met expectations. However, other developments have fallen well short..."

20 Mar 2018

Mastering experiential marketing with Studio H
Mastering experiential marketing with Studio H

We chat with Studio H founder Hannerie Visser about how they are using food to design brand experiences and create memorable campaigns for their clients...

By Ruth Cooper 16 Mar 2018

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