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ASATA Diners Club Award winners announced
ASATA Diners Club Award winners announced

ASATA and Diners Club have announced the names of those travel professionals who have been singled out to receive ASATA Diners Club Awards...

14 hours ago

Can the hotel industry survive terrorism challenges in Africa?
Can the hotel industry survive terrorism challenges in Africa?

Hotels offering accommodation in regions with high security threats face pervasive risks which require professional handling to avoid escalation...

By Josephine Wawira 1 day ago

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BON Hotels grows portfolio with Shishangeni Private Game Lodge

BON Hotels has taken over Shishangeni Private Game Lodge situated on a 15,000-hectare private concession of Kruger National Park...

1 day ago

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South African passport the second most powerful in Africa

South African passport holders can travel to 58 countries visa free and another 32 that only require visas on arrival according to the 2016 Passport Index...

2 days ago

Why SA hotels need to catch the growing tech wave with travellers
Why SA hotels need to catch the growing tech wave with travellers

According to Grant Thornton, South African hotels which continue to lag behind their global peers in adopting technologies risk being cut adrift in a digital economy...

2 days ago

Ryan Wallace with Anthea Myburgh (Fleewinter) and Charlotte April Harris (Charlotte Travel Limited).
#AfricaMonth: Authentic African stories and why we should tell them

We spoke to Ryan Wallace, event director for We Are Africa, about the importance of telling authentic African stories and how this will influence tourism and growth in Africa...

By Cari Van Wyk 20 May 2016

Pros and cons of foreign investment in the African tourism market
Pros and cons of foreign investment in the African tourism market

Africa is increasingly promoting the tourism industry as a means of improving the continent's economic development. Africa continues to attract foreign investors...

By Josephine Wawira 19 May 2016

Hassan Ahdab at Meetings Africa
#AfricaMonth: Entering Africa and staying there

We wanted to know more about operating in Africa and who better to ask than the vice-president and regional director for Africa and Indian Ocean operations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts...

By Cari Van Wyk 18 May 2016

Government savings to impact on travel agencies' bottom line
Government savings to impact on travel agencies' bottom line

Travel agencies may be forced to forego volume based override commissions and rebates as government plans to save up to R25bn a year through the tightening of...

17 May 2016

Booking Emirates Airline flights just got easier
Booking Emirates Airline flights just got easier

Emirates Airline will now be offering Visa Checkout, the online checkout service by Visa, which allows shoppers to pay with their cards online and on any device...

17 May 2016

Newmark plans expansion into Africa
Newmark plans expansion into Africa

Newmark hotels aim to grow its footprint on the African content and a key strategic intervention for group's expansion is the establishment of...

17 May 2016

Airbnb now a member of World Tourism Organization
Airbnb now a member of World Tourism Organization

Airbnb has officially joined the World Tourism Organization as an affiliate member and in doing so, joins influential community leaders within...

16 May 2016

Pentravel expands national footprint with Mall of Africa
Pentravel expands national footprint with Mall of Africa

The opening of the Mall of Africa in Midrand has dominated national news lately and record numbers of visitors have been reported.

16 May 2016

Nicola D'Elia
Airbnb suits SA's personal hospitality style

Airbnb is growing in popularity in SA with thousands of homes listed across the country. We spoke to Nicola D'Elia to find out more about the South African Airbnb market...

By Cari Van Wyk 13 May 2016

Four ways technology is shaping the next leisure travel revolution
Four ways technology is shaping the next leisure travel revolution

Boeing's now-iconic 747 Jumbo Jet revolutionised travel in the 1970s by making mass international air travel affordable. Now trends indicate that a second revolution is underway...

11 May 2016

Emirates Boeing 777-300ER
Emirates to add third daily flight to Cape Town

Emirates has announced that it will introduce a third daily service between Dubai and Cape Town from 4 July 2016, supplementing two current daily flights between the two cities...

10 May 2016

#INDABA2016: Indaba a gem for SMMEs
#INDABA2016: Indaba a gem for SMMEs

Indaba is set to increase its commitment to transformation and inclusiveness to South African tourism by growing the SMME sector in tourism...

By Danette Breitenbach 10 May 2016

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#INDABA2016: Tourism is South Africa's and Africa's future

SA is intrinsically linked to the continent and if tourism succeeds...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2016

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#INDABA2016: SMMEs the future of tourism

In the developing world, SMMEs make up as much as 90% of the tourism sector. In South Africa, this is not the case, despite 20 years of investment into SMMEs...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2016

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#INDABA2016: Positioning Africa globally, promoting Africa internally

In less than 15 years it is hoped tourist figures will rise from 56 million to 136 million in Africa. However, Ambassador Abba Omar believes the continent can do better...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2016

INDABA puts greater focus on tourism SMMEs
INDABA puts greater focus on tourism SMMEs

Putting a firm focus on the sector's, Tourism INDABA will have a Hidden Gems Zone built to showcase products and services from 70 South African SMMEs...

6 May 2016

Why SA tourists are choosing the Maldivian sunny side of life
Why SA tourists are choosing the Maldivian sunny side of life

South Africans are increasingly making their way to the white sandy beaches and blue waters of the Maldives with a 12.7% increase in the number of South Africans travelling to...

By Cari Van Wyk 5 May 2016

Key influences in the growth of African tourism
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 3 May 2016

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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

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

Airbnb inspires travellers to live like a local
Airbnb inspires travellers to live like a local

Airbnb is rolling out an updated app and launching a global brand campaign to encourage people to change the way they experience the world around them...

21 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

WC Tourism makes a comeback
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

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