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The value of trade shows

We've just seen the back-end of the trade show season in the hospitality industry. Current conversation concerns the present value of participating in industry trade shows...

By Guy Stehlik 13 hours ago

Joburg tourism on the life of the city
Joburg tourism on the life of the city

The Welcome to Jozi campaign calls on each Joburg resident to be Johannesburg's tourism ambassadors while also highlighting everything Joburg has to offer in terms of tourism...

By Cari Van Wyk 9 hours ago

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...

1 day ago

Potential bumper year for SA tourism
Potential bumper year for SA tourism

If the strong rebound in tourist arrivals in the first quarter of this year is any indication, the tourism sector in South Africa is in for a bumper year...

1 day ago

The new traveller, a new sense of adventure
The new traveller, a new sense of adventure

There are some secrets to becoming a traveller rather than just a tourist, secrets that will take you where the magic really is...

By Enver Duminy 1 day 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 2 days 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...

2 days 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...

3 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...

3 days ago

Hello Weekend, good morning Cape Town
Hello Weekend, good morning Cape Town

Cape Town Tourism's Hello Weekend campaign has gone live with a drive for attracting South African and Namibian visitors to Cape Town over the low season...

23 May 2016

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Empowerment levels in tourism under scrutiny

The Department of Tourism will conduct a study on the state of transformation in the tourism sector to assess the effect of B-BBEE codes...

By Khulekani Magubane 23 May 2016

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

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Five ways to contribute to the sustainable tourism agenda

As Africa develops its tourism industry, the question of sustainability is more important that ever before. The need for tourists to make a positive impact on...

By Josephine Wawira 20 May 2016

#AfricaMonth: Building real awareness of the situation in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Building real awareness of the situation in Africa

With more and more of Africa's fauna and flora under threat, many of the stories that came out of We Are Africa was the importance of conservation...

By Cari Van Wyk 19 May 2016

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#AfricaMonth: A new wave of safari travel

African safaris have always been notoriously exclusive and complicated to plan and book, and often the only people losing out are travellers themselves...

By Paul Steyn 19 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

UnionPay International deepens its cooperation with African tourism authorities
UnionPay International deepens its cooperation with African tourism authorities

UnionPay International has announced its comprehensive cooperation with Johannesburg Tourism in extending UnionPay's card-using channels and exchanging tourist information...

Issued by UnionPay International 19 May 2016

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#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

#Welcome2Jozi, where leisure is business
#Welcome2Jozi, where leisure is business

Johannesburg is much more than a stopover or gateway city. An ever increasing number of visitors are staying to explore and experience Johannesburg...

18 May 2016

21 reasons why you should go on a balloon safari in the Masai Mara
21 reasons why you should go on a balloon safari in the Masai Mara

According to Kenya Information Guide, the Masai Mara National Reserve one of the best places where you can spot wildlife in Africa.

By Jarred Manasse 16 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

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Tsitsikamma upgrades in progress

The R17 million+ planned upgrades for the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park will begin in two weeks at the Storms River Rest Camp...

13 May 2016

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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

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The pedestrianisation of Sandton Central

Sandton Central is taking steps to become more people-friendly...

12 May 2016

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Kwantu broadens scope of wildlife conservation initiatives

Kwantu Private Game Reserve's volunteer programme is drawing visitors from across the globe to participate in real life safari training. Proving popular with youth travellers...

12 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

Food and tourism go hand in hand
Food and tourism go hand in hand

Whenever you're planning a trip, central to that planning may be researching what you'll be eating when in another country.

By Enver Dumin 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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