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City of Cape Town, Airbnb to collaborate on spreading the benefits of tourism
City of Cape Town, Airbnb to collaborate on spreading the benefits of tourism

The City of Cape Town and Airbnb has signed a collaboration agreement to promote the benefits of people-to-people tourism for Cape Town residents and promote Cape Town across the world...

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Crimson, YouKnow launch social analytics-based trends report
Crimson, YouKnow launch social analytics-based trends report

YouKnow Digital in partnership with consumer insights platform Crimson Hexagon launched the South African Consumer Trends Report today, 12 October...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Oct 2017

Mobile payments give you wings
Mobile payments give you wings

Globally, mobile payments will reach $75bn in 2017, with the potential of reaching $503bn by 2020 as a result of advances in technology...

12 Oct 2017

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Cape Town chefs educated on Halal gourmet cuisine to meet needs of Muslim travellers

Muslim travellers are becoming a significant segment in the global travel and tourism sector and Cape Town Tourism has been seeking ways to develop awareness around Muslim travellers' needs...

10 Oct 2017

The realities of catering for Generation Z in the MICE space
The realities of catering for Generation Z in the MICE space

To cater for the next generation in the meetings and incentives space, there are four realities you need to consider...

By Chantal Kliche 5 Oct 2017

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Signature Lux Hotel tapping into millennial travel trends

Being the most travelled generation there's no surprise that the hotel industry is constantly looking at new concepts and ideas that make this demographic tick when it comes to travelling and selecting their preferred accommodation...

4 Oct 2017

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#WFconf2017: The keys to growing Cape Winelands tourism

The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2017 saw those operating in the Cape's wine, food and hospitality industries gather to glean insights from local and international specialists...

29 Sep 2017

Diversifying composition of tourism industry could unlock domestic tourism potential
Diversifying composition of tourism industry could unlock domestic tourism potential

If the domestic tourism industry expands so that it caters for everyone in the country rather than focusing on traditional tourists, it has the potential to contribute significantly more to the economy...

28 Sep 2017

Could group travel experiences be the answer to SA's domestic tourism woes?
Could group travel experiences be the answer to SA's domestic tourism woes?

Through these experiences, travellers will become ambassadors for the country and an unprecedented travel movement will be born...

26 Sep 2017

Airlines changing with the trends, taking flight with millennials
Airlines changing with the trends, taking flight with millennials

Millennials have become so important that major airlines, including Mango, have started taking note and are offering specialised experiences to attract millennials...

By Pumla Luhabe 21 Sep 2017

#TourismMonth: Sharing data. What does the future hold for the travel industry?
#TourismMonth: Sharing data. What does the future hold for the travel industry?

Seamless travel and personalisation are two trends that are predicted to continue to disrupt the travel industry in the next decade, according to Amadeus' latest study...

By Jannine Adams 19 Sep 2017

Tourism business performance sees decline but it's not all doom and gloom
Tourism business performance sees decline but it's not all doom and gloom

“The decline we have experienced recently in business performance has the potential to be temporary if the sector, as a collective unit, takes up the challenge to address the..."

19 Sep 2017

City's big-spending visitors contribute to the tourism economy
City's big-spending visitors contribute to the tourism economy

Experiential tourism is providing more than just kicks for visitors, it's also spreading tourism rands wider across the destination...

By Avukile Mabombo 19 Sep 2017

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#TourismMonth: Open skies, more business travel means a stronger Africa

As we celebrate Tourism Month, there's an opportunity for us to acknowledge what achieving open skies in Africa would mean for the business community and business travel in general...

By Oz Desai 18 Sep 2017

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#InnovationMonth: Mobile, the future of guest engagement

With the use of smartphones to book hotel rooms increasing significantly over the past years, Ankerdata has partnered with ConnectHotel to bring SA a customised mobile concierge and booking application...

By Cari Coetzee 15 Sep 2017

Foodies meet #Brewfood - Beerhouse launches new menu and food trend
Foodies meet #Brewfood - Beerhouse launches new menu and food trend

Remember a time before craft beer? Strange to think that only a few years back, your local beer options were pretty much Castle or Black Label. Now beers come artfully packaged and flavoured with anything from cinnamon to pineapple...

By Ruth Cooper 14 Sep 2017

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Exploring Kenya's Masai Mara through the eyes of a hotelier

Kenya boasts of diverse destinations that remain major attractions for tourists from across the world. From the classic wildlife safaris

By Josephine Wawira 14 Sep 2017

South African Concierges Conference 2017 puts focus on bleisure trend
South African Concierges Conference 2017 puts focus on bleisure trend

"This phenomenon is becoming a trend globally and with so much South Africa has to offer, the bleisure experiences market is poised for growth."

11 Sep 2017

#TourismMonth: Tread the right way to tackle over-tourism
#TourismMonth: Tread the right way to tackle over-tourism

Over-tourism has become a major problem throughout Europe. Diversifying the tourism experience away from the crowds is key to solving tourism overcrowding...

6 Sep 2017

Trends driving growth in tourism and travel in Africa
Trends driving growth in tourism and travel in Africa

At the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, Euromonitor International revealed the key trends shaping travel and tourism in Africa.

29 Aug 2017

Enver Duminy, CEO, Cape Town Tourism
Cape Town Tourism one of the top 25 tourism websites in the world

The site's user experience is outstanding, and that use of rich content such as video and tapping into global travel trends are what contribute to the site's success...

By Enver Duminy 22 Aug 2017

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

#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

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

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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

#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

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#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

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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

#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

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