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Eco-huts attract tourists and cash to Kenyan herding communities
Eco-huts attract tourists and cash to Kenyan herding communities

A modern version of the Maasai traditional dwelling, equipped with clean energy, is helping tribal women earn an income...

By Benson Rioba 8 hours ago

Five horse riding destinations in Africa
Five horse riding destinations in Africa

There isn't anything quite like experiencing the exhilaration of horse power out in the open. Below are five countries which offer an unforgettable horse riding experience.

By Zintle Tsholoba 13 hours ago

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Durban to net millions from World Economic Forum Africa

Sihle Zikalala predicted that direct revenue from hosting the event would be at least R63-million, with a total revenue of R155-million and the creation of more than 500 jobs...

9 hours ago

Turbulence ahead for travellers in 2017
Turbulence ahead for travellers in 2017

South Africans will continue to enjoy low airfares and access to value-for money destinations, but, make no mistake, the struggling economy means there is turbulence ahead for travellers in 2017...

By Andrew Stark 20 Jan 2017

What AFCON means for African tourism and hospitality
What AFCON means for African tourism and hospitality

AFCON 2017 kicked off this week, bringing together 16 of Africa's finest footballing nations to Gabon for the 31st edition of the continent's greatest football showpiece...

By Bennet Otoo 20 Jan 2017

Conservation success stories from around the world
Conservation success stories from around the world

While conservation is as much a buzzword as almond milk, the last few months has seen strong and positive success stories emerging in conservation for Africa...

By Mareike Pietzsch 20 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: all inclusive holidays, snowy destinations trending for SA travellers
#BizTrends2017: all inclusive holidays, snowy destinations trending for SA travellers

We spoke to Lesego Matabane, marketing manager for Club Med South Africa, about South African travellers and their habits.

20 Jan 2017

#Sharethebay: A summer of thrills in Nelson Mandela Bay
#Sharethebay: A summer of thrills in Nelson Mandela Bay

With ideal weather conditions, fine festive events and activations, and tourists from around the globe impressed with the destination's tourism offering, Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism experienced a successful summer...

19 Jan 2017

How to address the needs of the uncompromising customer
How to address the needs of the uncompromising customer

Intercontinental Hotels Group's 2017 Trends Report highlights the uncompromising nature of today's customer...

19 Jan 2017

Elephant with handler
Decline in support of elephant back safaris sees it phased out

Safari Par Excellence and Zambezi Elephant Trails have decided to phase out elephant back safaris...

19 Jan 2017

Self-Drive Safari in Kenya
Adventure travel to drive growth of international travel

The trend toward adventure travel is clear to see in the statistics yes, but more than that the need for something deeper from travel became clear...

18 Jan 2017

Khayelitsha like you've never seen it before
Khayelitsha like you've never seen it before

There's more than meets the eye to Khayelitsha. The latest video in the Love Cape Town Neighbourhoods series explores the township in a way that will open the eyes of those unfamiliar with the 'hood'...

18 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Key trends in the live experience space
#BizTrends2017: Key trends in the live experience space

Alexandre Torrao, MD of MUCHOMOO Experiential Marketing & Events Agency, Johannesburg identifies key trends for 2017 in the live experience space.

By Alexandre Torrao 18 Jan 2017

Wendie White
#BizTrends2017: travel companies in tune with the tech savvy traveller will thrive

Wendie White, the MD of Lloyd Orr Communications, has enjoyed 32 years' experience in the South African travel industry. We asked White to give us her outlook on Tourism 2017...

By Cari Coetzee 18 Jan 2017

Photo: Troy Davies - Kirstenbosch Galileo open air festival
December 2016 exceeded expectations for tourism in Cape Town

Expectations were exceeded with visitor traffic at the city's major attractions and Cape Town International Airport in December 2016...

17 Jan 2017

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Abu Dhabi evolving into a distinctive global destination

In Mastercard's new Global Cities Index Report, Abu Dhabi ranks as the fastest-growing destination in the Middle East and among the fastest-growing in the world...

17 Jan 2017

The Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre Complex in Durban
SA cities first in Africa to be included in GDS-Index

The Global Destination Sustainability Index is an innovative new way to measure the level of sustainability cities offer to the MICE events (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions) industry...

16 Jan 2017

Fairview goats get a skywalk and playpark
Fairview goats get a skywalk and playpark

35 years after its famous Goat Tower was first built, Fairview has introduced a new landmark attraction – South Africa's first skywalk and activity playpark for goats...

16 Jan 2017

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Travel trends and top destinations for 2017

From flexible flight options to new off-the-beaten-track destinations, Cheapflights share their annual travel predictions for 2017 that travellers and the travel industry should keep an eye out for....

16 Jan 2017

Why travellers to Zimbabwe should carry small denomination notes
Why travellers to Zimbabwe should carry small denomination notes

South African business travellers to Zimbabwe should carry small denomination notes as they will receive change in bond notes which cannot be used outside Zimbabwe...

13 Jan 2017

Lavishly remastered Queen Mary 2 to dock in Cape Town
Lavishly remastered Queen Mary 2 to dock in Cape Town

The Queen Mary 2 will sail into Table Bay and dock in Cape Town on 26 January 2017, the first stop on her world cruise after a £100-million remastering...

13 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Driving growth in African tourism
#BizTrends2017: Driving growth in African tourism

Africa was once perceived as relatively dangerous and expensive, with either luxury accommodation or poor quality hotels. Now people understand you can have an amazing experience...

13 Jan 2017

2017: Weathering a tough year for business
2017: Weathering a tough year for business

Dr Yudhvir Seetharam says it isn't all doom and gloom as he shares his outlook on a few trends that we can expect in 2017 in various industries...

12 Jan 2017

Campaigns, book changing the thought processes behind local travel
Campaigns, book changing the thought processes behind local travel

South African Tourism, through their support of Fikile Hlatshwayo's book Blacks Do Caravan, aims to encourage South Africans to visit local destinations and discover their country...

12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: The future of marketing in 360-degrees
#BizTrends2017: The future of marketing in 360-degrees

The technology to watch in 2017 is Virtual Reality - along with the accompanying practice of 360-degree videography, the mechanism used by consumers and professionals to create immersive virtual reality experiences...

By Andre Van Kets 12 Jan 2017

New flights deliver record boost to Cape Town tourism industry
New flights deliver record boost to Cape Town tourism industry

From June to December 2016, every month saw record numbers of international tourists arrive at the Cape Town Airport. New direct flights have given the tourist industry a fabulous boost...

11 Jan 2017

Retirement tourism - the answer to our economic growth
Retirement tourism - the answer to our economic growth

South Africa, with a low cost of living and a weak currency position, is in a perfect position to take advantage of increasing consumption in the retiring and elderly category...

By Li-Pei Huang 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Travellers tired of surprises, striking out on their own
#BizTrends2017: Travellers tired of surprises, striking out on their own

The economic climate and the volatility of the rand, has lead consumers to opt for ‘no surprises' packages, whereby more value for your rand and all-inclusive packages are preferred...

By Cari Coetzee 11 Jan 2017

Between theory and practice: visa surprises for immigrants
Between theory and practice: visa surprises for immigrants

It is not uncommon to find a number of visa applicants having different outcomes to the same visa/permit applications filed...

By Stefanie De Saude 10 Jan 2017

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