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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 1 day ago

Constitution Hill comes of age with launch of innovative virtual guide
Constitution Hill comes of age with launch of innovative virtual guide

With the launch of an innovative app, one of South Africa's most popular and important heritage sites have become even more accessible. Visitors can now tour this sprawling precinct with a virtual guide...

1 day ago

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aha Hotels & Lodges expands in Namibia through signing of Epacha Game Lodges

aha Hotels & Lodges is expanding its footprint in Namibia with the signing of the full management and marketing services contract for the Epacha Game Lodge & Spa and the Eagle Tented Lodge...

1 day ago

African Pride 15 on Orange tailored to the film and photographic production industry
African Pride 15 on Orange tailored to the film and photographic production industry

Film and photographic production services, as a niche sector, have come to play a significant role in the economic growth of the Western Cape...

1 day ago

Voice search and its impact on the hospitality industry
Voice search and its impact on the hospitality industry

In years past, there was a dominant form of agricultural practice - sharecropping. A landlord would rent out his land, and farmers would rent it and pay in harvested crops.

By Jogbojogbo Abdulrahman 2 days ago

Qantas reveals names for its Dreamliner fleet
Qantas reveals names for its Dreamliner fleet

Qantas has revealed the names for its fleet of eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. More than 60,000 suggestions were put forward and 45,000 votes cast in selecting the names of the aircraft.

2 days ago

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

2 days 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...

2 days 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...

3 days 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...

3 days ago

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Crystal Lagoons sets eyes on Kenya for further expansion in SSA

Multinational water-innovation company Crystal Lagoons has signed its first deal in Africa - a 1.5 hectare lagoon in the new Blyde Riverwalk

3 days ago

Boschendal keeping its food garden seasonal and sustainable
Boschendal keeping its food garden seasonal and sustainable

“In winter, the garden is not as dormant as it may seem. It's the time when the root crops are ready, along with brassicas, legumes, and leaves. Growth ticks quietly along and careful tending bears rich rewards.”

3 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...

20 Jun 2017

Zambia hotels winning at sustainability with agricultural and entrepreneurship projects
Zambia hotels winning at sustainability with agricultural and entrepreneurship projects

The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel team's agricultural and entrepreneurship projects have had far-reaching impacts in terms of sustainability and socio-economic development...

20 Jun 2017

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Cape Town creates events buzz to battle the slow winter months

Organisations are working together to find ways such as putting together unique travel packages and events to attract visitors during the quieter winter months in order to combat the impact of seasonality...

20 Jun 2017

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flydubai increases frequency to Tanzania with flights to Kilimanjaro

flydubai has announced that it will start flying to Kilimanjaro from 29 October 2017 with six flights a week, three of which are via a stop in Dar es Salaam...

19 Jun 2017

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 19 Jun 2017

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...

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

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Durban clinches rights to host Mrs Universe 2017

Durban has clinched the rights to host the 40th Annual Mrs Universe Pageant - the first time this event will be held on the continent - giving Durban nine days to dazzle in the global tourism spotlight...

14 Jun 2017

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Europe lifts ban on Mozambican airlines

After teams from the EU Air Safety Committee carried out an audit of the National Institute of Civil Aviation of Mozambique in February, the EASA has lifted the ban on Mozambican airlines from flying to Europe...

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

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Airbnb hosts open their homes to those in need

In more than 65 emergencies around the world, our community has opened their doors, and spare bedrooms, to those in desperate need of a safe harbor...

By Joe Gebbia 12 Jun 2017

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Cullinan gains from upswing in foreign visitors

Cullinan Holdings enjoyed a resurgent performance from its core travel and tourism operations to post a 13% rise in interim profit before tax to R73m...

By Marc Hasenfuss 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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