Like all other industries, travel and tourism has traditionally been operated on gut feel, guesswork and historical data. Decisions on packages, pricing and destinations were made by operators, not travellers, and personalised packages were limited. However, big data is set to change this.
By Nadine Shenker 12 Feb 2014 08:05
The future success of the hospitality and tourism industry in SA depends on a strong talent pipeline of young people within the industry who will continue the legacy of responsible tourism that is being so carefully established in this country, says Caleb Mabaso, FEDHASA's head of Strategic Projects.
24 Jan 2014 14:13
South Africa and its key tourist attractions have witnessed record festive season growth figures due to an increase in international and local tourism.
23 Jan 2014 12:12
Cape Town Tourism and Wesgro will represent Cape Town and the Western Cape as part of South African Tourism's India Road Show from 20-23 January 2014.
20 Jan 2014 12:50
Burger King will open the doors of its first stores in Gauteng in February. Three stores will be opened in Rivonia Road‚ at Park Station‚ and in Centurion.
By Zeenat Moorad 17 Jan 2014 08:31
WTM Africa (World Travel Market Africa) has announced the planned line-up of its event programme, which will take place during the inaugural show on Cape Town's International Convention Centre from 2-3 May 2014.
16 Jan 2014 16:01
The inaugural SA Tourism Summit in October was an intense and productive gathering of industry leaders and I am optimistic that the summit will reap medium to long-term benefits for tourism in the country.
By Eddy Khosa 9 Dec 2013 11:41
Africa Travel Week, comprising ILTM Africa, IBTM Africa and WTM Africa, has received the full backing and support of the Western Cape Province and the City of Cape Town.
9 Dec 2013 11:03
The Woodstock Foundry, a new development in Woodstock, Cape Town, recently welcomed Browser & Grazer, a single-source catering company that provides a full range of catering needs - including healthy menu options, equipment hire, bar service and staffing hire.
By Evan-Lee Courie 5 Dec 2013 10:57
After 14 years apart, industry veterans and hoteliers Tony Romer-Lee and Euan McGlashan are back together in their newest venture, PMR Hospitality Partners, which is a boutique African hospitality management company based in Cape Town and Atlanta, US, through its sister firm, Valor Hospitality Partners.
4 Dec 2013 12:14
Indaba and We Are Africa have joined forces to introduce Two Shows One Africa, which they claim will change the face of travel trade shows on the continent, bringing unprecedented business benefits to exhibitors, buyers, and the greater African tourism sector.
3 Dec 2013 15:28
Thulani Nzima, the CEO of South African Tourism, has promised the tourism industry an intensely business-focused Indaba 2014. He said that next year's Indaba has risen to the challenge to ensure that it is revamped, relevant and future proof.
31 Oct 2013 11:05
Gail Westphal, general manager of sales and marketing for Gooderson Leisure Hospitality Group, has been appointed to the board of Tourism Marketing South Africa (TOMSA). Based on her significant experience in the tourism sector, the TOMSA board believes that Westphal will be the ideal representative for KwaZulu-Natal.
30 Oct 2013 10:37
"Quality exhibitors make for a great show," said Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, head of the South African National Convention Bureau, speaking at a special dinner held in Joburg recently to honour Meeting Africa's Top 30 exhibitors for their dedication and commitment to the show.
29 Oct 2013 15:47
Top local and international tourism leaders are billed to speak at the inaugural South African Travel and Tourism Industry Summit, which is a joint initiative of the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA), its affiliate associations and Gauteng Tourism, sponsored by South African Tourism, and set to take place from 14-15 October 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
8 Oct 2013 17:06
Gauteng Tourism and the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) on Thursday, 19 Septmeber 2013, officially announced the hosting of the inaugural South African Travel & Tourism Summit now known as "The SUMMIT" to be held from 14-15 October 2013 at Maslow Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa.
20 Sep 2013 10:57
In the lead-up to the first Africa Travel Week, to be held from 28 April to 3 May 2014, Reed Travel Exhibitions has announced further details of its exclusive global Hosted Buyer Programme for Africa Travel Week events.
16 Aug 2013 11:38
The hotels in Durban might be teeming with visitors to SA for the Brics summit this week, but this is unusual.
By Nick Hedley 28 Mar 2013 08:33
"Content" is currently on everybody's lips, with everyone from the existing media to brand owners and individuals being encouraged to become content providers. Bizcommunity has been ahead of the content curve for over a decade.
Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Mar 2013 09:03
Avis has once again had the honour of being recognised as Africa's Leading Business Car Rental Company at the World Travel Awards 2012. This is the fourth consecutive year that Avis has won the award.
28 Sep 2012 06:45
San Francisco - US publishing house John Wiley & Sons said on Monday it is selling all of its travel assets - including the well known Frommer's brand - to Internet titan Google.
17 Aug 2012 09:26
Since its launch in 2001, Bizcommunity has always seen the benefit for our readers of having industry jobs available on the site, as well as the benefit to companies looking for applicants and recruiters and recruitment agencies having a targeted audience pool to search for good quality applicants and CVs.
Issued by Bizcommunity 6 Aug 2012 09:30
DionWired, the consumer electronics and appliances store is expanding its offering by adding trendy Cellini and Wenger laptop luggage bags to shelves in all DionWired Stores. Up until now Cellini products have been available only from independent luggage stores and Edgars, while the more exclusive Wenger range has only been distributed via Cellini's own branded luggage outlets.
23 Jul 2012 21:40
The introduction of e-visas will serve not only to grow tourism volumes but will also create new job opportunities, Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said on Sunday.
9 Jul 2012 13:09
Travel Wild Medical Tours and Benzy Healthcare have teamed up to provide ultimate solution for patients looking to travel to India for medical treatment. Travel Wild Medical Tours has begun working with doctors in Nairobi, allowing their patients to choose from a number of treatment options in India.
28 Feb 2012 11:30
Launch of first direct South Africa - China flight is a game changer for our tourism industry.
By Michael Jones 17 Feb 2012 10:12
The Department of Trade and Industry wants to run a regular small business census to help improve its support and funding to the sector as part of a revised policy to boost support to small businesses.
9 Feb 2012 09:09
Production levels at South African factories rose by 2.6% in November, compared with the same month in the previous year according to figures released by Statistics South Africa.
13 Jan 2012 16:54
The Wilderness Group in Namibia recently undertook an exciting new project whereby they tested a batch of new olive oil soap from a community project in Katutura, run by six HIV-positive women.
14 Dec 2011 15:02
A newly designed 330ml Valpré spring water bottle, tailor-made for the airline industry, has won Coca-Cola South Africa (CCSA) business with South African Airways (SAA). This means that Coca-Cola is to supply SAA with its premium spring water brand Valpré for the next three years.
16 Nov 2011 14:49
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