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Millennials are reshaping the face of global travel
Millennials are reshaping the face of global travel

"Millennials are having a tremendous impact on global travel - both in terms of travel for business and leisure - and as their experience and spending power increase, so will their preferences continue to shape travel for decades to come."

1 day ago

Tsogo Sun building new R220-million StayEasy in Maputo
Tsogo Sun building new R220-million StayEasy in Maputo

“StayEasy Maputo is in a magnificent location, and being part of a mixed-use development, will undoubtedly be popular with both business and leisure travellers looking for the best and latest accommodation in the economy branded sector.”

2 days ago

#WTMA17: How to evolve into a 21st century travel agent
#WTMA17: How to evolve into a 21st century travel agent

"We've all read that the travel agent is dead," said Natalia Rosa. The truth is, travel agents aren't dead, they are transforming into 21st century travel agents...

By Cari Coetzee 2 days ago

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Progressive Signature Lux Hotels opens first hotel in SA

Signature Lux Hotels will open its first hotel in South Africa - and Africa - in the heart of the Golden Mile, Sandton Johannesburg. The progressive hotel chain is targeting tech-savvy millennials and business travellers...

2 days ago

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A guide on how business travellers can combat stress

Business travel can be stressful and comes with a demanding schedule. According to experts, establishing a routine is paramount in reducing stress levels while travelling for business...

2 days ago

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#WTMA17: Research indicates growing opportunities for outbound travel in SA

Research released by Grant Thornton and Reed Exhibitions at World Travel Market Africa 2017 indicates growing opportunities for outbound travel in South Africa, with much of the growth coming from intra-Africa leisure travel...

3 days ago

#WTMA17: WTM Africa closes its doors on a high-note
#WTMA17: WTM Africa closes its doors on a high-note

With buyers from 45 countries, over 8,000 pre-scheduled appointments confirmed and an increase in exhibitors from 2016, WTM Africa 2017 closed its doors on a high-note...

21 Apr 2017

WTM Africa 2017 saw over 700 exhibitors present, with over 8,000 pre-scheduled appointments for the duration of the show
#WTMA17: WTM Africa celebrates an impressive second day

Reporting over 8,000 pre-scheduled appointments between local and international buyers and exhibitors for the duration of the show, WTM Africa celebrated an impressive second day...

21 Apr 2017

Qantas curates top Australian artwork for its business class amenity kits
Qantas curates top Australian artwork for its business class amenity kits

Qantas will be featuring the work of Australia's leading artists, photographers and digital influencers on its international business class amenity kits...

20 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: CTICC abuzz on first day of WTM Africa 2017
#WTMA17: CTICC abuzz on first day of WTM Africa 2017

The CTICC was abuzz as travel trade show, World Travel Market Africa 2017, opened its floors and doors to inbound and outbound travel professionals

19 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: Using digital marketing to convince young Africans to travel
#WTMA17: Using digital marketing to convince young Africans to travel

"Africa's online landscape is mobile but mostly feature phone based. Travel still needs to better embrace mobile by delivering mobile and thumb ready experiences to the African youth."

By Cari Coetzee 19 Apr 2017

Radisson RED CT OUIBar & Ktchn
Calling all creatives for the #REDexperiment

Radisson RED Cape Town has joined forces with Youngblood Africa Foundation to give creatives the opportunity to join the #REDexperiment design contest...

19 Apr 2017

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NMBT hosts international visitors to position Nelson Mandela Bay as top travel destination

Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism has been making great efforts to position the city as a world-class travel destination by hosting visiting groups and providing them with an authentic experience of Nelson Mandela Bay...

19 Apr 2017

Hilton to ramp up expansion in North Africa with Casablanca office
Hilton to ramp up expansion in North Africa with Casablanca office

Hilton will be ramping up its expansion in North Africa with the establishment of a dedicated development office in Casablanca...

18 Apr 2017

Table Bay Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
A review of Africa's hospitality market 2016

Hotel investment in Africa made progressive strides, new hotels launched in cities across the continent, and new opportunities and challenges presented itself in 2016 amid economic and political events...

18 Apr 2017

Move to make city highlights more accessible for disabled tourists
Move to make city highlights more accessible for disabled tourists

The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality is on a mission to make the city more disabled-friendly by improving accessibility to all tourism hotspots...

By Siyamtanda Capa 13 Apr 2017

Forest Loop opening
iSimangaliso Wetland Park's new 2km Forest Loop completed

The new R2.3 million, 2km Forest Loop has been completely successfully and has officially been opened on the Eastern Shores section of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park..

12 Apr 2017

SA in for REDvolution with first Radisson RED Hotel opening in Cape Town
SA in for REDvolution with first Radisson RED Hotel opening in Cape Town

Africa's first Radisson RED will soon open in the V&A Waterfront's newly revamped Silo District...

11 Apr 2017

Finalists for 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards announced
Finalists for 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards announced

The finalists for the 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards, sponsored by Wesgro and organised by Better Tourism Africa, has been announced, but who will take the top spot?

10 Apr 2017

AccorHotels reinforces position in Algeria with grand opening of Novotel and ibis Setif
AccorHotels reinforces position in Algeria with grand opening of Novotel and ibis Setif

More than 200 national and international guests recently gathered for the grand opening ceremony of the Novotel and ibis Setif site - a joint project developed by the Algerian private group GIMMO and the AccorHotels group...

10 Apr 2017

The Highlands - view from camp
Why we should tread lightly: The growing importance of eco-travel

The relevance and importance of eco-travel are increasing with growing pressure on earth's resources. Social and environmental trends have led to global travellers taking greater ownership of...

10 Apr 2017

Emirates allows passengers to borrow tablets on US-bound flights
Emirates allows passengers to borrow tablets on US-bound flights

As part of this latest service, Emirates premium customers will have Microsoft Surface tablets equipped with Microsoft Office 2016 available for loan onboard...

7 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: New opportunities for outbound travel trade
#WTMA17: New opportunities for outbound travel trade

“Travel agents and tour operators are constantly under pressure to provide new and exciting destinations, hotels and experiences for their clients, and WTM Africa is the ideal platform to provide access to these.”

7 Apr 2017

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Unlocking the unrealised potential of tourism in sub-Saharan Africa

For the past few years, the planned pipeline of new hotels has grown steadily...

6 Apr 2017

Cathay Pacific bag tag
Cathay Pacific Kiosk allows passengers to print their own bag tags

Passengers can now print their own bag tags and tag their own luggage at a Cathay Pacific Kiosk machine, where they can also print the number of bag tags they require according to the specified luggage allowance...

6 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: Tomjachu, a luxury bush retreat in the heart of Mpumalanga
#WTMA17: Tomjachu, a luxury bush retreat in the heart of Mpumalanga

Tomjachu Bush Retreat will be bringing a taste of what Mpumalanga has to offer to this year's WTM Africa. Co-owner of Tomjachu, Jack Fillery, tells us more...

6 Apr 2017

Asilia expands with two new safari properties in southern Tanzania
Asilia expands with two new safari properties in southern Tanzania

In a joint venture between Asilia and British businessman Jim Ratcliffe, Asilia will open Roho ya Selous in the Selous Game Reserve in August 2017 and Jabali Ridge in September 2017 in Ruaha National Park...

5 Apr 2017

Desmond O'Connor
Returning to an elegant era of travel with Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town

"A truly great hotel expresses a view of the history and heritage of its location, and the Radisson Blu's architecture does just this, conveying a strong historical story filtering through to each room."

By Cari Coetzee 4 Apr 2017

Contiki deploys AI trip managers
Contiki deploys AI trip managers

Contiki, in a ground-breaking world first, will be utilising Artificial Intelligence Trip Managers or A.T.I.T.A and plans to gradually remove the human trip manager altogether...

1 Apr 2017

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