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Facilitating change in SA's business tourism sector
Facilitating change in SA's business tourism sector

For tourism businessman Kevin Clarence steering The Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre into new waters is about identifying the need for change and the need to stay ahead of the game in a fast-changing industry...

Issued by Birchwood Hotel 2 days ago

Research shows shared vacation owners holiday more than their counterparts
Research shows shared vacation owners holiday more than their counterparts

Worldwide survey reveals that South African shared vacation owners spend on average 6.5 more days on vacation than their non-owner counterparts...

2 days ago

#WTMA17: Rezidor's Marc Descrozaille talks African expansion
#WTMA17: Rezidor's Marc Descrozaille talks African expansion

Marc Descrozaille, area VP, Africa and the Indian Ocean provides insight into Rezidor Hotel Group's expansion into Africa...

By Cari Coetzee and Robin Fredericks 26 Apr 2017

#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 25 Apr 2017

Lourensford summer winner Clifford Wort
Summer winners of #SeasonsOfLourensford Instagram comp announced

The winners of the summer category for Lourensford Estate's #SeasonsOfLourensford Instagram competition has been announced. The competition features the beauty of the farm as it transforms throughout the seasons...

24 Apr 2017

MSC introduces new ships, destination and MD
MSC introduces new ships, destination and MD

Not long after appointing Ross Volk to the position of managing director of MSC Cruises South Africa, the company has also announced that it will be introducing the MSC Meraviglia...

By Angie White 24 Apr 2017

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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...

24 Apr 2017

#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

Blood Lions - joint overall winner
Winners of African Responsible Tourism Awards 2017 announced

“Our winners have a vision that extends beyond the commercial - linking business success with the wellbeing of local communities and the longevity of their environments."

21 Apr 2017

Hotel Verde staff celebrating the good news of FTT accreditation at the eco pool
#WTMA17: Hotel Verde now Fair Trade Tourism certified

Hotel Verde has been certified by Fair Trade Tourism at the annual World Travel Market Africa, showing leadership in the rapidly growing responsible tourism market...

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

Leeu Estates - Manor House and Spa
Leeu Estates claims spot on Condé Nast Traveler Hot List 2017

Five-star boutique property in Franschhoek, Leeu Estates, joined a select few hotels from around the world on Condé Nast Traveler's Hot List for 2017 in the category. It is the only South African property to appear on the list...

19 Apr 2017

Building resilience in tourism and hospitality despite downgrades
Building resilience in tourism and hospitality despite downgrades

The tourism and hospitality industry's most important and visible competitive advantage is not found in flashy foyers but in the capability of its people...

By Peter van Nieuwenhuizen 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

Explore Cape Town in 48 hours
Explore Cape Town in 48 hours

Here's how to top up your ‘I-heart-Cape-Town' tank in just 48-hours.

By Brandon de Kock 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

Travelling abroad? Here's your travel checklist
Travelling abroad? Here's your travel checklist

The biggest problems travellers regularly encounter are due to lack of proper preparation such as not checking to make sure their passports are valid for at least six months...

13 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

George Airport upgrades to accommodate larger aircraft
George Airport upgrades to accommodate larger aircraft

George Airport has gotten the go-ahead from the South Africa Civil Aviation Authority (SACCA) to upgrade from a CAT 7 aerodrome to a CAT 8 aerodrome...

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

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

First Wing - direct access to lounges
British Airways investing millions of pounds in enhancing customer experience

From new lounges to the latest generation Wi-Fi, British Airways recently launched its investment plans for customers with a focus on excellence in the premium cabins and more choice and quality for all...

10 Apr 2017

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Demand for air travel still on the rise, says Iata

The airline industry has continued to show modest growth despite uncertainty in global policy, such as US-imposed travel restrictions. The industry witnessed year-on-year passenger growth of 8.6%...

By Karl Gernetzky 7 Apr 2017

Five of the best small towns in the Western Cape
Five of the best small towns in the Western Cape

The Western Cape is one of the most exciting places to visit in South Africa, while many towns in this province are unique and beautiful

By Jarred Manasse 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

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