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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

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

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

#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

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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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Lufthansa Group to make 2017 the year of digitalisation

Lufthansa Group showcased their commitment to making 2017 the year of digitalisation by demonstrating various new digital innovations at their first digital aviation forum...

12 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

#BizTrends2017: Back to our roots - eight food trends for 2017
#BizTrends2017: Back to our roots - eight food trends for 2017

Vegetable appreciation, chocolate for breakfast, tasty waste and pop-up restaurants - award-winning food blogger Nina Timm shares her top eight foodie trends for 2017.

By Nina Timm 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

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2017 hotel trends to look out for

The hotel industry is continuously evolving and as curtains quickly fall on 2016, more evolution is expected in the coming year. Here are top hotel trends that are likely to dominate the sector in 2017...

By Josephine Wawira 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

#BizTrends2017: Make 2017 the year of the emerging domestic tourist
#BizTrends2017: Make 2017 the year of the emerging domestic tourist

I have spent much of this year speaking about untapped domestic tourism demand and pleading for a change in how we in tourism think about our target markets...

By Jerry Mabena 10 Jan 2017

Chef Janine Fourie
#BizTrends2017: Shifts in the food industry

Meet Chef Janine Fourie, the head chef at Big Easy Durban, who will provide Bizcommunity readers with a monthly preview of forthcoming trends in the food industry...

9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Connected experiential holidays, all pervasive ICT the hottest trends in tourism
#BizTrends2017: Connected experiential holidays, all pervasive ICT the hottest trends in tourism

Two trends in particular - the desire for immersive and connected travel experiences as well as digital and cyber economy innovation - are banging on the tourism door as we prepare for 2017...

By Gillian Saunders 9 Jan 2017

Were the travel predictions for 2016 correct?
Were the travel predictions for 2016 correct?

We looked at the predicted travel trends for 2016, and investigated if they did indeed come true by chatting to tour consultants and industry influencers.

By Mareike Pietzsch 13 Dec 2016

What's trending in BizTrends2017?
What's trending in BizTrends2017?

Not only are Bizcommunity's BizTrends reports a respected resource for local and global audiences on par with leading research organisations, but they also enjoy above-average engagement...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Dec 2016

Food trends: The jus just ain't worth the squeeze
Food trends: The jus just ain't worth the squeeze

What's hot on the local food scene? What's being served up and what's joining the leftovers?

By Shelley Seid 14 Oct 2016

Enver Duminy
[BizTrends 2016] Forecasting tourism trends for 2016

Enver Duminy, Cape Town Tourism CEO, shares his top predictions for 2016...

By Enver Duminy 18 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] The connected travel experience takes centre stage
[BizTrends 2016] The connected travel experience takes centre stage

Travel continues to outperform other sectors despite uncertain global economic growth, rising geopolitical unrest, volatile oil prices and rising interest rates...

By Mariette du Toit-Helmbold 18 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] New frontiers in travel and tourism
[BizTrends 2016] New frontiers in travel and tourism

Tailor-made messaging, a strong online presence and the power of word-of-mouth marketing are sure to characterise...

By Candice Winterboer 18 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Five top trends in tourism
[BizTrends 2016] Five top trends in tourism

As is the case with so many industries, digital technology will be a major influencer in the tourism sector. These are some of the continuing and emerging trends in 2016...

By Nicci Botha 18 Jan 2016