Tourism Trends 2018

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The competitive edge: Why an effective PR strategy is a must for the hospitality industry
The competitive edge: Why an effective PR strategy is a must for the hospitality industry

The hotel industry is a highly competitive field, so it is no surprise that an effective PR strategy is paramount to enabling long-term, sustained messaging to keep your establishment top of mind...

1 day ago

#BizTrends2018: Travellers looking for more bang for their travel buck
#BizTrends2018: Travellers looking for more bang for their travel buck

Value and service continue to remain high up on the agenda for South Africans when it comes to both corporate and leisure travel...

By Andrew Stark 1 day ago

Vinpro, Wesgro paves way for further development of local wine tourism industry
Vinpro, Wesgro paves way for further development of local wine tourism industry

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed in partnership between VinPro and Wesgro to strengthen, further develop, and improve international recognition of the wine tourism sector...

10 hours ago

Gavin Tollman, Theresa Szejwallo and Brett Tollman May 2016
Travel trends that will influence those with wanderlust in 2018

Expecting travel to enjoy an upwards bounce, the MD of The Travel Corporation shares her top trends predictions that will influence those with a sense of wanderlust in 2018...

2 days ago

Mark Essien, CEO of Hotels.ng
Hotels.ng expands on hotel bookings and flights to win in Africa

CEO of Hotels.ng, Mark Essien, saw an opportunity to build an African focused OTA. The company has partnered with local hotels and airlines across Africa to accelerate its growth across the region...

2 days ago

#BizTrends2018: Hospitality trends set to dominate 2018
#BizTrends2018: Hospitality trends set to dominate 2018

It's that time of year when businesses examine what's forecast for the next year. As competitors in a growing tourism and hospitality market, we need to be driving the trends rather than reacting as late adopters...

By Avukile Mabombo 2 days ago

South Africans owe it to themselves to take leave
South Africans owe it to themselves to take leave

British Airways has conducted a research study which found that the average working South African has not taken a two-week break over the last year...

3 days ago

Air travel will remain affordable for South Africans
Air travel will remain affordable for South Africans

South Africans can continue to expect affordable domestic air ticket prices, according to FlySafair, despite predictions that global travel prices would rise sharply in 2018....

3 days ago

What travel marketers need to know about Facebook's News Feed change
What travel marketers need to know about Facebook's News Feed change

In your dual role as travel marketer and Facebook consumer, the news that Facebook is going to 'clean-up' your News Feed will likely be met with a mix of joy and despair...

By Natalia Rosa 3 days ago

#BizTrends2018: A look in the crystal ball - what can we expect for travel in 2018?
#BizTrends2018: A look in the crystal ball - what can we expect for travel in 2018?

ASATA lifts the veil on which destinations will emerge as the most popular in the new year and which will be the main trends and inspirations that will inspire South African travellers in 2018...

3 days ago

#BizTrends2018: Travel influence - inspiring authentic and conscious travel in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Travel influence - inspiring authentic and conscious travel in 2018

Travel bloggers and influencers have become responsible for providing authentic travel experience to their readers, from destination travel best practices to providing insight into enhancing travel adventures...

By Dawn Jorgensen 3 days ago

#BizTrends2018: What does the travel store of the future look like?
#BizTrends2018: What does the travel store of the future look like?

The travel agency of tomorrow will blend a personal and human touch with digital technologies. Instead of travel agents, we'll see the emergence of...

By Jannine Adams 15 Jan 2018

Tapping into medical tourism
Tapping into medical tourism

Foreign spending on medical care in South Africa has increased from R582m to approximately R916m in 2015...

15 Jan 2018

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Tanzania publishes new fees for tourism players

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism has announced new fee rates and charges to be paid by tour operators and safari outfitters following the amendment of tourism fees and charges regulation...

By Rosemary Mirondo 15 Jan 2018

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Record number of South African travellers flocked to the Seychelles in 2017

South African arrivals increased by 15% year-on-year for the year ending 2017, making SA the sixth best source market for the island destination...

12 Jan 2018

Western Cape peak season sees increase in international arrivals, regional trips
Western Cape peak season sees increase in international arrivals, regional trips

Initial reports show a high growth of international arrivals as well as an increase in visitors to regions across the Western Cape during the December 2017 peak tourism month. 30 out of 36 local tourism offices noted increases in visitors...

12 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Why the travel industry should be keeping its ear to the social media ground
#BizTrends2018: Why the travel industry should be keeping its ear to the social media ground

YouKnow Digital, in partnership with consumer insights platform Crimson Hexagon, launched an extensive South African Consumer Trends Report. MD at YouKnow Digital unpacks the report focusing on the travel and hospitality findings...

By Kelvin Jonck 12 Jan 2018

Travel agents focus on end-to-end, multi-platform consumer experiences
Travel agents focus on end-to-end, multi-platform consumer experiences

In the world of travel, old school appears to be making a comeback. Overwhelmed by the extent of travel information and choice online, consumers are returning to the travel agent...

11 Jan 2018

Velma Corcoran, Airbnb's local representative for South Africa
#BizTrends2018: The authentic travel experience with a twist

Airbnb has been gaining momentum across the globe with investments fast-tracking their influence in the travel market through authentic experiences...

By Velma Corcoran 11 Jan 2018

2018 Henley Passport Index: Africa lagging behind in travel freedom
2018 Henley Passport Index: Africa lagging behind in travel freedom

"Of all the continents, Africa as a whole has suffered the most dramatic decline in travel freedom on the 2018 Henley Passport Index, with African countries accounting for 19 of the 27 biggest fallers over the past decade..."

10 Jan 2018

Gavin Tollman, CEO, Trafalgar
#BizTrends2018: 2018 travel forecast - seven trends to anticipate

In 2018, there will be an increased swathe of people fully engaged in the sharing economy, communicating to the world the wonderfully enriching experiences that they have discovered...

By Gavin Tollman 9 Jan 2018

Enver Duminy, CEO, Cape Town Tourism
#BizTrends2018: Trends shift as travel evolves

Travel is not a static experience - why, how and when visitors want to visit and interact with a destination is constantly evolving...

By Enver Duminy 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Tourism and travel - Africans are doing it for themselves
#BizTrends2018: Tourism and travel - Africans are doing it for themselves

Where once demand was dependent on international travellers Africans are now doing it for themselves, and as a consequence creating a much more robust and sustainable industry...

By Tim Smith 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Creating new hospitality paradigms
#BizTrends2018: Creating new hospitality paradigms

Hotels' offerings must be relevant for a new generation of guests. These do not just include millennials, but also refer to modern travellers who expect more innovation from hotels...

By Gillian Saunders 8 Jan 2018

#MeTourism: The hidden costs of selfie tourism
#MeTourism: The hidden costs of selfie tourism

Research shows that it is not age, but the dark triad of personality traits - narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy that push people to pursue selfie glory regardless of the result...

By Marianna Sigala 5 Jan 2018

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Tropical island paradise with a cautious eye to growth

It's a nation that boasts warm azure seas and dream beaches, a landscape ranging from volcanic rocks to tropical rainforest, and stable democratic rule - yet many people have never heard of it...

4 Jan 2018

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Southern right whales: Nurturing one of SA's greatest tourism resources

The Overberg's diverse fauna and flora have become a major drawcard for nature-lovers from across the globe and there's undoubtedly something really special to be found in the waters of the sheltered bays of Hermanus and the surrounding Cape Whale Coast towns...

3 Jan 2018

The Langa Quarter team. (Image Supplied)
Tourism enterprise Langa Quarter officially launched in Cape Town

The Langa Quarter, proactively zoned for tourism, has officially been launched recently - a hub of enterprise and social development projects...

3 Jan 2018

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Afropunk fest and engaging exhibitions coming to Joburg

Constitution Hill in association with Afropunk will be keeping Jozi lights on this festive season with engaging exhibitions and a ground-breaking music festival...

21 Dec 2017

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