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Top insights into the business of outbound travel
Top insights into the business of outbound travel

Commissioned by the Association of Southern African Travel Agents, the Travel Market Index conducted by Grant Thornton reveals that most of the outbound travel-acquired through ASATA-member travel agencies was corporate travel, accounting for 56% of all travel turnover...

1 day ago

Registration now open for The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference
Registration now open for The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference

Set to take place at the Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on 17 October 2018, The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference, now in its third year, will feature a panel of local and international speakers who will centre their respective topics on the theme of innovation...

2 days ago

Importance of innovation and digitalisation in growing tourism
Importance of innovation and digitalisation in growing tourism

The industry is experiencing a great deal of innovative disruption, with trends such as virtual reality (VR), artificial intelligence (AI), and mobile bookings and payments taking centre stage...

By Josephine Wawira 47 minutes ago

Western Cape trade expands on Ethiopian, Africa footprint
Western Cape trade expands on Ethiopian, Africa footprint

The Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce has committed itself to a joint trade mission to Cape Town and the Western Cape aimed at increasing the region's presence in the country and generating export and partnership opportunities in key sectors of the province's economy...

2 hours ago

Encouraging creative, young entrepreneurs to explore the tourism industry
Encouraging creative, young entrepreneurs to explore the tourism industry

To offer young entrepreneurs the opportunity to gain a foothold in the tourism industry, Cape Town Tourism's Board Development Fund (BDF), created in 2013, provides mentorship and practical support to two to three disadvantaged businesses a year who shows great potential...

4 hours ago

#NewCampaign: Knysna Tourism shares the unique #SpiritofKnysna
#NewCampaign: Knysna Tourism shares the unique #SpiritofKnysna

Knysna Tourism's #SpiritofKnysna campaign pays homage to Knysna's scenic beauty, people and unique spirit, demonstrating the destinations resilience to rise above the trauma of the past year...

23 hours ago

Sanlam Top Destination Awards introduces new award for most water conscious establishment
Sanlam Top Destination Awards introduces new award for most water conscious establishment

"As the Sanlam Top Destination Awards have grown, so has our vision. Starting with the Water Sustainability Award, we are working at identifying and acknowledging establishments which strive towards all five pillars of sustainability."

2 days ago

Tourism earnings grow by 640bn in a year
Tourism earnings grow by 640bn in a year

The year under review showed that total tourism earnings surged to 5.25tri/- at the end of April against 4.61tri/- of the similar period last year. The central bank attributed the growth on account of an increased number of tourist arrivals...

2 days ago

Tourism creates 21 million jobs in Africa, exceeds manufacturing, banking
Tourism creates 21 million jobs in Africa, exceeds manufacturing, banking

"In the African continent, tourism supports about 21 million jobs translating to one in 14 jobs; this is how important tourism is. That is why we are making sure it takes its due place."

2 days ago

#YouthMonth: How to get a job in travel
#YouthMonth: How to get a job in travel

Natalia Rosa cites some of South Africa's leading travel professionals, and their words of wisdom on the travel industry...

By Natalia Rosa 3 days ago

SMME development programmes essential to SA tourism business growth
SMME development programmes essential to SA tourism business growth

"We strongly encourage SMMEs and new entrants, especially those located in our rural tourism nodes, to attend the information sessions in the upcoming months and help build an inclusive and transformed sector."

3 days ago

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The propaganda of optimism
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The propaganda of optimism

If South Africa is reality, then Malta is wonderland. Or vice versa, as I've discovered on a visit back to the old country...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 15 Jun 2018

MSC Cruises, STX France signs fifth Meraviglia class cruise ship
MSC Cruises, STX France signs fifth Meraviglia class cruise ship

The Meraviglia class cruise ship will be equipped with a new generation of dual-fuel engines designed to run on liquefied natural gas and will feature environmental technologies inclusive of advanced wastewater treatment system compliant with the world's most stringent regulatory standards...

15 Jun 2018

Here's why tourism is so important to the real estate sector
Here's why tourism is so important to the real estate sector

There are two main reasons why the tourism industry is so important to the real estate sector...

15 Jun 2018

#WTMA18: Bringing Africa to New York and New York to Africa
#WTMA18: Bringing Africa to New York and New York to Africa

NYC & Company became a major blip on our radar when it locked in the first ever city-to-city partnership with Cape Town to boost tourism between the two iconic cities. We caught up with Makiko Matsuda Healy, MD of tourism market development, to find out what New York tourism is all about...

By Cari Coetzee 15 Jun 2018

Tanzania's Serengeti voted Best African Safari Park of 2018
Tanzania's Serengeti voted Best African Safari Park of 2018

SafariBookings.com compiled a definitive list of Africa's best safari parks and after in-depth study which included more than 2,500 reviews from safari tourists and industry experts alike, Serengeti was rated the best African Safari Park with an overall rating of 4.9 out of 5...

By Alawi Masare 14 Jun 2018

#YouthMonth: Introducing the youth in the travel sector
#YouthMonth: Introducing the youth in the travel sector

According to the Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA), the modern travel agency has evolved into a dynamic hub for young travel professionals who have become leaders in their field, promoting #TravelwithPeaceofMind...

14 Jun 2018

The top 10 cities for travel and play according to Mastercard
The top 10 cities for travel and play according to Mastercard

The Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index: Play shows that special cities around the world are building a brand of fun, relaxation and enjoyment for like-minded travellers...

14 Jun 2018

Anthony Bourdain's window into Africa
Anthony Bourdain's window into Africa

I was drawn to how Bourdain upended the travel show genre, telling compelling and complicated stories about people and places most Western viewers tend to view through a lens of simplistic stereotypes or caricatures...

By Jacob Henry 14 Jun 2018

Unique travel experiences for the Muslim tourist in Cape Town
Unique travel experiences for the Muslim tourist in Cape Town

The Mother City is a family-friendly destination with access to prayer spaces, great airport facilities, rich cultural heritage, ease of communication, simple visa requirements and increasing capacity in terms of air connectivity...

By Avukile Mabombo 13 Jun 2018

The future is hospitable, indeed
The future is hospitable, indeed

Hospitality isn't about serving tea and making beds. It's big business, with immense impact on a country's overall welfare. And it is in need of a new breed of leaders that can bring together the genius of innovation, undivided attention to the client experience and outstanding business savviness...

By Sherif Mamdouh 12 Jun 2018

It is time to change the way you think about business travel
It is time to change the way you think about business travel

Whether you're new to business travel or a veteran corporate jet-setter, here are Flight Centre Business Travel's top tips to making business travel a healthy part of your lifestyle...

12 Jun 2018

Ensuring the sustainability of sustainable tourism
Ensuring the sustainability of sustainable tourism

"Our role as tourism professionals is to ensure the sustainability of sustainable tourism. That is, we're to ensure that all of the principles are built into the foundations of what we're doing and that every strategy we have for business growth and development recognises this..."

By Danny Bryer 12 Jun 2018

Seychelles bans single-use plastic straws to protect environment
Seychelles bans single-use plastic straws to protect environment

"Retailers have been given to January 2019 to use their existing stock of plastic straws. We are going to start an intensive education programme as we also need to present importers with alternatives rather than just stating that we are imposing a ban."

11 Jun 2018

Tourvest CSR initiative empowers women in Africa
Tourvest CSR initiative empowers women in Africa

Tourvest has partnered with a crafting consortium comprising 18 local women with the aim to support and develop local entrepreneurs by providing its lodges with lunch boxes weaved from dried banana skins to reduce its impact on the environment...

11 Jun 2018

Peace Parks Foundation agreement to develop ecotourism in Mozambique
Peace Parks Foundation agreement to develop ecotourism in Mozambique

In terms of the partnership, Peace Parks Foundation will provide technical and financial support for conservation and tourism development activities, which will entail merging Maputo Special Reserve and Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve into one management structure.

11 Jun 2018

Association of African Attractions launch a step toward improving Africa's attractions for visitors
Association of African Attractions launch a step toward improving Africa's attractions for visitors

The association forms part of the official African chapter of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, which enables those working in this industry to network and share best practices...

8 Jun 2018

TCC plans to ban single-use plastics from all operations
TCC plans to ban single-use plastics from all operations

With its multi-year plastics elimination strategy, The Travel Corporation is committed to ensuring the environment remains vibrant for generations to come...

8 Jun 2018

Ministers adopt UNWTO programme to develop tourism in Africa
Ministers adopt UNWTO programme to develop tourism in Africa

"This is a significant milestone for tourism on our continent. We have agreed to implement a series of measures which will develop and grow tourism in a way that advances economic transformation across Africa."

7 Jun 2018

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