Tourism Trends 2016

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AviaDev Africa ready for takeoff

AviaDev Africa, launched in Rwanda this year, is a unique platform that brings together airports, airlines, hotel and hospitality investors...

4 Feb 2016 11:34

Global hotel trend predictions for 2016
Global hotel trend predictions for 2016

In 2008, the global hotel industry was worth $447 billion US dollars. It experienced a dip in 2009 decreasing significantly to $395 billion US dollars

By Michelle Mangan 3 Feb 2016 12:18

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Paternoster boutique hotel to represent SA in ITB50

5-star Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel in Paternoster has been selected to represent South Africa in a global marketing campaign by travel trade show, ITB Berlin...

2 Feb 2016 09:47

Hilton Durban ready for Tourism Indaba
Hilton Durban ready for Tourism Indaba

Renovations to Hilton Durban's executive rooms and suites have been finished just in time for the 2016 Tourism Indaba in May...

1 Feb 2016 14:06

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Finding a venue made easy

EventRoom is dedicated to providing you with the information you need to find and book just about any venue in the country and in the easiest way possible...

29 Jan 2016 12:19

Create your #mabulamoment and win a weekend away
Create your #mabulamoment and win a weekend away

Mabula Game Lodge is home to the Big 5 and a variety of fauna and flora, offering you nature and naturally wild experiences together with comfort and hospitality...

28 Jan 2016 10:24

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Seven requests travel writers hate

While the masses are hustling in corporate offices or stuck in traffic, the travel writer could be waking up to a song of a bird s/he has never heard before...

By Phindiwe Nkosi 27 Jan 2016 09:45

Hilton opens doors in Chad
Hilton opens doors in Chad

Hilton Hotels & Resorts has announced its first hotel in Chad, Hilton N'Djamena. The 194-room property offers panoramic views of the Chari River...

22 Jan 2016 10:25

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Five ideas to fill your vacant off-peak rooms

Tired of paying staff to twiddle their thumbs during off-peak seasons when guest occupancy levels are low?

By Phindiwe Nkosi 20 Jan 2016 09:44

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The face of Africa changed by tech startups

Euromonitor International's WTM Global Trends Report 2015 reveals that technology startups are flourishing across Africa which is helping boost the economy...

20 Jan 2016 07:05

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[BizTrends 2016] Five top trends in tourism

As is the case with so many industries, digital technology will be a major influencer in the tourism sector. These are some of the continuing and emerging trends in 2016...

By Nicci Botha 18 Jan 2016 09:00

[BizTrends 2016] New frontiers in travel and tourism
[BizTrends 2016] New frontiers in travel and tourism

Tailor-made messaging, a strong online presence and the power of word-of-mouth marketing are sure to characterise...

By Candice Winterboer 18 Jan 2016 09:00

[BizTrends 2016] The connected travel experience takes centre stage
[BizTrends 2016] The connected travel experience takes centre stage

Travel continues to outperform other sectors despite uncertain global economic growth, rising geopolitical unrest, volatile oil prices and rising interest rates...

By Mariette du Toit-Helmbold 18 Jan 2016 09:00

First downtown Johannesburg City Lodge Hotel opened
First downtown Johannesburg City Lodge Hotel opened

The City Lodge Hotel Group has opened the first phase of rooms at its 148-room City Lodge Hotel Newtown with the hotel expected to be fully operational by the end of February...

12 Jan 2016 10:08

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Local tourism gives holiday home sales boost

According to Rawson Property Group MD Tony Clarke, the steep decline in the rand exchange rate over the past year has given a boost to SA tourism and the leisure property market...

8 Jan 2016 08:22

Nitestay's attempt to stand out in Nigeria's highly competitive hotel booking space
Nitestay's attempt to stand out in Nigeria's highly competitive hotel booking space

Even though e-commerce giants Jumia and Konga are still Nigeria's foremost startup companies, attention is gradually being extended to other sectors as 2015 saw the launch...

By Paul Adepoju 4 Jan 2016 15:55

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Raising the bar in the bush

There's a standard that luxury resorts, hotels and lodges stick to and either they outperform or underperform, depending on the alignment of your stars...

29 Dec 2015 08:50

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SA tops in Africa for super-rich tourists - survey

South Africa was the most popular African destination for the super-rich with about 11,000 multi-millionaires visiting...

By Carin Smith 29 Dec 2015 14:52

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Germany bans Booking.com's 'best price' clauses

The German cartel authorities have banned the online hotel booking portal, Booking.com, from requiring hotels across the country to offer it their lowest room prices...

24 Dec 2015 13:26

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Do's and don'ts of hosting a travel writer

As a travel writer, just when one thinks it can't get any better, there are moments when it does. The same is true for the other side of the coin...

By Phindiwe Nkosi 22 Dec 2015 09:13

Fair Trade Tourism certification - what it means
Fair Trade Tourism certification - what it means

The Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, along with sister hotels Oude Werf and Townhouse Hotel have all been awarded Fair Trade Tourism certification...

21 Dec 2015 08:30

Reboot at Akasha Mountain Retreat
Reboot at Akasha Mountain Retreat

In this digital day and age where a beautiful sunset or a lush forest view is more often than not viewed through a tiny screen - a captured, insta'ed and retweeted version of something magical, it is wonderfully refreshing to forget that the internet ever existed and experience and appreciate something real and IRL

By Ruth Cooper 15 Dec 2015 11:52

Square in Cape Town rebranded
Square in Cape Town rebranded

Managed by aha Hotels & Lodges, Square in Cape Town became the first property in the group's portfolio to change their signage..

15 Dec 2015 09:49

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Competition Commission counsels against Peermont takeover

Gaming and hotel giant Sun International's proposed R9.4bn buyout of rival Peermont Group has stumbled at the first hurdle...

By Marc Hasenfuss 11 Dec 2015 13:42

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Staycation with Uber and Protea Hotels

Uber and Protea Hotels have established a long-term partnership with the aim to make both business and leisure travel in the key primary cities across South Africa easy...

10 Dec 2015 14:56

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The social media tourist

Many of us can relate to seeing a friend or family member uploading pictures or status updates about their holidays onto social media...

By Velma Corcoran 8 Dec 2015 11:38

Checked in, now check this out! Out and about in Midrand - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Checked in, now check this out! Out and about in Midrand

BON Hotels' website has dedicated pages for things to do and information about the area. Their mobile app also allows you to view all activities on site and in the surrounds...

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 8 Dec 2015 11:44

Mantis and Val de Vie's new acquisition
Mantis and Val de Vie's new acquisition

Pearl Valley Golf and Country Estate has been newly purchased by Mantis Collection and Val de Vie Estate. Mantis together with Val de Vie acquired the Pearl Valley Golf and Country Estate from...

4 Dec 2015 15:37

Fancourt Manor House takes bespoke travel to the ultimate level
Fancourt Manor House takes bespoke travel to the ultimate level

Some of the hospitality lessons from luxury Asian hotels have happily filtered down to South Africa...

By Brian Berkman 1 Dec 2015 14:58

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