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Key influences in the growth of African tourism

Tourism development is viewed as a key pillar for African development and a major reflection of economic activities that directly or indirectly stimulate its growth...

By Josephine Wawira 17 hours ago

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Radical innovation necessary to revive tourism in the Bay

Dramatic action is needed to change the tourism momentum for Nelson Mandela Bay, and the Eastern Cape in general...

By Glenn van Eck 29 Apr 2016

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It's not too late to enter for the Sanlam Top Destination Awards 2016

Sanlam Top Destination Awards 2016, powered by Discount Traveler, is a platform to showcase and honour those in the Hospitality Industry.

28 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: ACSA elements for e-commerce success
#CommerceMonth: ACSA elements for e-commerce success

ACSA hopped on the e-commerce bandwagon (or should we say flight) and took Duty Free Shopping online, with their own portal. We spoke to Shethal Badal about ACSA's e-commerce journey...

By Cari Van Wyk 20 Apr 2016

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WC Tourism makes a comeback

The job-creating tourism sector has succeeded in fighting back against the onerous visa regulations with newly released tourism numbers for the summer season indicating...

20 Apr 2016

Get connected in the clouds at Table Mountain Cableway's Wi-Fi Lounge
Get connected in the clouds at Table Mountain Cableway's Wi-Fi Lounge

Table Mountain Cableway's new Wi-Fi Lounge can now connect visitors far above the Mother City. All visitors can connect, share, post, Tweet or...

15 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: With e-commerce the whole world becomes your playground
#CommerceMonth: With e-commerce the whole world becomes your playground

We asked Paul Midy, CEO of Jovago, to share his views on e-commerce and how it changed the industry...

By Cari Van Wyk 15 Apr 2016

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Hilton scoops 16 major awards

The World Travel Awards acknowledges, rewards, celebrates excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Hilton Hotels and Resorts won 16 major awards...

15 Apr 2016

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Adapting to new trends to improve customer service

An exceptional product, popping logo and awesome employees are only half the battle won when building your brand...

By Yvonne Matambo 14 Apr 2016

India an important market for SA tourism

As part of South African Tourism's roadshow to boost tourism from key source markets, Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom visited India to engage with the travel and tourism trade...

13 Apr 2016

Centricity Image Library
New cloud-based image library for professionals in tourism

The solution enables hotels and other tourism products to move their often scattered image libraries to a dedicated centralised cloud that can be managed, organised and shared...

12 Apr 2016

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Construction of new hotel school facilities commence

Construction of the new hotel school facilities is underway with the principal agents and architects, Botaki & Associates handing over various construction sites...

11 Apr 2016

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Weak rand and revised visa rules boost tourism

Tourist arrivals in the first month of the year showed a spectacular 15% increase compared with the same period last year due to a weakened rand and...

By Linda Ensor 11 Apr 2016

CTICC CEO, Julie-May Ellingson accepting the prestigious Top500 award.
CTICC grabs top spot on Top500 Companies list

The CTICC has grabbed first place in the Top500 Companies, Exhibition and Conference Facilities category. To merit a Top500 rating, companies must excel in three specific disciplines...

11 Apr 2016

Martin Modarelli, Commercial Director UK, Nordic Countries and Africa, LATAM
WTM Africa 2016: LATAM Airlines ready to introduce itself to the world

We caught up with Martin Modarelli, globe trotter and commercial director UK, Nordic countries and Africa for LATAM airlines at the LATAM stand to get some more inside info...

By Cari Van Wyk 8 Apr 2016

Stelle Obinwa being interviewed at WTM Africa 2016.
WTM Africa 2016: A destination within a destination

We caught up with Stella Obinwa, regional director for Dubai Tourism, and wanted to know more about Dubai Tourism's plans, parks and more...

By Cari Van Wyk 7 Apr 2016

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Go2Africa platform to disrupt local travel industry

Go2Africa, niche inbound travel specialists, is developing a new platform which is set to disrupt the local travel industry in 2017 by providing a...

1 Apr 2016

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Airports Company SA takes duty free shopping online

Airports Company South Africa has taken their Duty Free Shopping online, giving international travelers the chance to buy...

1 Apr 2016

#BrandManagerMonth: What is your brand's personality?
#BrandManagerMonth: What is your brand's personality?

Crowne Plaza is perfectly situated for business in Rosebank and it's no surprise that Henri-Basil Hearne plays to its strengths as a business and pleasure hotel...

By Cari Van Wyk 31 Mar 2016

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British Airways adds to Cape Town schedule

By offering three additional flights from Gatwick to Cape Town, British Airways is adding to its double daily schedule from London Heathrow to the Mother City...

31 Mar 2016

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SafariNow, TripAdvisor partnership boosts accommodation options

Established accommodation booking network, SafariNow has partnered with US-based TripAdvisor to expand their reach, deliver affordable travel options and...

31 Mar 2016

We Are Africa announces major partners
We Are Africa announces major partners

Luxury trade show, We Are Africa, has announced an impressive list of partners. Sine its launch in 2014, We Are Africa has united the industry...

29 Mar 2016

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New Cape West Coast tourist routes launched

James Vos officially launched two new sightseeing tourism routes in the Cape West Coast region. These circular self-drive routes, developed by West Coast Way, include some of the most beautiful and...

18 Mar 2016

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GDS makes real-time bookings a dream

Read on for all the important ways that listing your travel service on one of these portals can open up markets, boost bookings and save time for all concerned...

By Vanessa Rogers 16 Mar 2016

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Best Western Hotels expands into Southern Africa

Best Western Hotels & Resorts will be growing its portfolio from one to 14 total properties in the region over the next 12 months as part of its...

16 Mar 2016

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Competition for Sommelier Cup heating up

Competition for the WOSA Sommelier Cup finals is heating up, with South Africa seen by tastemakers as one of the most innovating and exciting wine countries...

15 Mar 2016

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#BrandManagerMonth: My brand is Cape Town

Meet Maxine Case, award-winning author, digital editor and brand ambassador of Cape Town Partnership. She shares her passion for Cape Town and its history through...

By Cari Van Wyk 10 Mar 2016

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Food and beverage offerings: in-house vs outsource

The 80s and 90s saw hotels outsourcing their food and beverages to major restaurant operators and franchises, but today more hotels are taking back ownership...

4 Mar 2016

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How to prepare for a successful conference

What is the key differentiator between a good conference and an average one?

3 Mar 2016

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