Why creating leadership positions for women in tourism is important
Why creating leadership positions for women in tourism is important

The Executive Development Programme (EDP) for Women in Tourism (WiT) leadership talk recently took place to discuss strategies to increase the number of women in strategic leadership positions in the industry...

12 hours ago

#WomensMonth: Rising above challenges as women in hospitality
#WomensMonth: Rising above challenges as women in hospitality

In celebration of #WomensMonth, we chat with Anneke Potgieter, director of operations and complex general manager at Silverstar Casino as she shares more on her challenges, career and words of wisdom...

By Robin Fredericks 1 day ago

City of Johannesburg to host 2019 SA Brand Summit
City of Johannesburg to host 2019 SA Brand Summit

Following a detailed bidding process to choose the host city for the South Africa Brand Summit & Awards, the City of Johannesburg and Gauteng Province have been confirmed as the host destination...

17 Aug 2018

SA Tourism's Sho't Left Travel Week addresses local tourism challenges
SA Tourism's Sho't Left Travel Week addresses local tourism challenges

With the recent decline in domestic tourism numbers, the Sho't Left Travel Week presents a unique opportunity to address this challenge...

16 Aug 2018

How to use performance marketing to grow business effectively
How to use performance marketing to grow business effectively

DCMN Cape Town recently hosted their first Open Night for startups in Cape Town, in which Travelstart shared their marketing journey, as well as valuable insights on the lessons they have learned over the years...

15 Aug 2018

June global passenger demand rises by 7.7%
June global passenger demand rises by 7.7%

The International Air Transport Association has announced its global passenger traffic results for June showing a demand rise of 7.8% percentage points compared to June 2017...

15 Aug 2018

2018 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge national winners announced
2018 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge national winners announced

After six months of hard work, lectures, product workshops and intense menu planning, the national winners of the sixth annual Distell Inter Hotel Challenge were announced at a gala awards event at the Belmond Mount Nelson in Cape Town...

14 Aug 2018

PwC ranks Cape Town as number 1 city of opportunity in Africa
PwC ranks Cape Town as number 1 city of opportunity in Africa

"Cape Town is a city with strong fundamentals, aspiring talent and a palpable excitement, set against a backdrop of inequality, which is borne out of the country's past but which will play a role in the city's future."

14 Aug 2018

Promotion of Kenya's tourism key to its growth
Promotion of Kenya's tourism key to its growth

Kenya's tourism industry has undergone challenges such as the uncertainty surrounding the political landscape in 2017. Yet, its resilient performance has been impactfully felt on the Kenyan economy...

By Josephine Wawira 14 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Lee-Ann Morgan embraces her deep love for all things travel
#WomensMonth: Lee-Ann Morgan embraces her deep love for all things travel

In celebration of #WomensMonth, we chat to Lee-Ann Morgan, customer growth marketing manager at Club Med Southern Africa about what it means to be a woman in the tourism industry, the challenges she's faced and how important it is to own who you are.

By Robin Fredericks 13 Aug 2018

The benefits of tourism in growing Africa's economy
The benefits of tourism in growing Africa's economy

Tourism has become important to the growth of any economy, which is why so many countries are now reviewing and developing their tourism policies...

By Robin Fredericks 13 Aug 2018

Creating smart destinations with sustainable, innovative methods
Creating smart destinations with sustainable, innovative methods

The hospitality industry is becoming highly competitive with the focus shifting from hotel design and technology to experience-based differentials...

13 Aug 2018

Save money when travelling abroad by thinking like an economist
Save money when travelling abroad by thinking like an economist

A record number of tourists and business travellers visited a country other than their own in 2017, and this year is already on pace to exceed that tally...

By Jay L. Zagorsky 10 Aug 2018

How can tourism boost opportunities for Zimbabwe?
How can tourism boost opportunities for Zimbabwe?

According to an analysis by African Sun Limited, Zimbabwe is currently ranked 117th among the most likely travel destinations in the world category as compared to South Africa which ranks 60th. As such, politicians should shift their focus from recent election result to the future of the country...

10 Aug 2018

Cape Town, Western Cape launches inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018
Cape Town, Western Cape launches inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018

The Western Cape, City of Cape Town, Wesgro and its supporting partners have announced the launch of the inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018, which will foster business links, conversations and opportunities across tourism, trade and investment...

8 Aug 2018

UnionPay establishes closer ties between Chinese, SA tourism
UnionPay establishes closer ties between Chinese, SA tourism

UnionPay International has forged relationships with the Cape Town-based tourism industry to highlight the benefits of attracting the Chinese market...

8 Aug 2018

What are the benefits of managing a green lodge?
What are the benefits of managing a green lodge?

As eco-friendliness and green living have become popular in recent years, there is a higher demand on the hospitality and tourism industry to go green and maintain a green status...

8 Aug 2018

Wesgro answers Knysna Municipality's call for tourism promotion
Wesgro answers Knysna Municipality's call for tourism promotion

Following months of engagement between Wesgro, political leadership, municipal officials and the Knysna tourism industry, Wesgro has answered the request to assist Knysna Municipality in delivering its constitutional mandate for tourism promotion and destination marketing...

6 Aug 2018

SA MICE industry at the forefront of business events in Africa
SA MICE industry at the forefront of business events in Africa

"Ranked number 34 in the International Congress and Convention Associations' global ranking, South Africa is the number one convention destination in Africa and the Middle East."

3 Aug 2018

SA emigration numbers expected to peak to the UK
SA emigration numbers expected to peak to the UK

According to Ryan Rennison, managing director of UK visa solutions experts, Move Up, the agency has seen a 22% increase in South Africans interested in relocating to the United Kingdom over the past two years...

3 Aug 2018

Tapping into data for enhanced tourism experiences
Tapping into data for enhanced tourism experiences

Large tourism enterprises across the globe are snapping up apps, business solutions and more to ensure that they're part of the digital revolution, but are these emerging technologies translating to an excellent visitor experience?

By Wynand Smit 2 Aug 2018

Demystifying luxury tourism: A case study on Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa
Demystifying luxury tourism: A case study on Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa

Luxury tourism is being redefined just like every aspect of the hospitality industry. From marketing to an older, wealthier generation, luxury tourism has evolved to include a younger generation in the rising middle class...

By Josephine Wawira 2 Aug 2018

BON Hotels develop KZN portfolio with two new properties
BON Hotels develop KZN portfolio with two new properties

Following its recent acquisition of Hotel 64 on Gordon in Durban, BON Hotels has announced the addition of two new properties in the KwaZulu-Natal region, namely BON Hotel Empangeni and BON Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay...

2 Aug 2018

Local tourism growth unlocks industry careers for students
Local tourism growth unlocks industry careers for students

As South African and African tourism continues to rise, more students are opting for a career in the industry as opportunities grow...

1 Aug 2018

WoWSA Fest to celebrate women of wine
WoWSA Fest to celebrate women of wine

In celebration of Women's Month, female winemakers, beer crafters, and spirit distillers have been invited to showcase their products at the Women of Wine South Africa (WoWSA) Festival on 12 August 2018...

1 Aug 2018

Cape Town Tourism's eKasi Session a leader in community-based collaboration
Cape Town Tourism's eKasi Session a leader in community-based collaboration

Cape Town Tourism's eKasi Session has entered its second phase of engagement between chairperson, Enver Mally and members of the tourism industry...

31 Jul 2018

SA continues to be a destination of choice for tourists in Africa
SA continues to be a destination of choice for tourists in Africa

Africa continues to be the biggest contributor of tourist's arrivals with a noticeable increase of 39.2% increase in the number of Angolans visiting South Africa during the month of May 2018 compared to the same period last year...

27 Jul 2018

SA field guide training an ideal fit for international students
SA field guide training an ideal fit for international students

Field guide training exposes students to the wild and enables them to learn about guide principles, animal behaviour, biomes, climate, as well as hospitality in the game lodge industry...

25 Jul 2018

Tourism growth for Stellenbosch and South Africa looks promising
Tourism growth for Stellenbosch and South Africa looks promising

The recently held Stellenbosch Business Tourism Indaba 2018 which took place at Cavalli Wine and Stud Farm in Stellenbosch saw panel discussions centred around business tourism, not only in Stellenbosch, but that of South Africa and Africa; its transformation, growth and how it is empowering destinations...

24 Jul 2018

Comfortable weekend cruising in the new Ford Kuga
Comfortable weekend cruising in the new Ford Kuga

At the end of a week, you have to leave extra early to miss Cape Town's Friday frenzy on the roads - especially if you're heading out of town past the Hottentots Holland mountains for the weekend...

By Ilse van den Berg 24 Jul 2018

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