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Technologies that will enhance hotel experience in 2018
Technologies that will enhance hotel experience in 2018

As we look forward to closing the year, Jumia Travel takes a keen look at emerging and growing hotel technologies that will shape the new year...

5 hours ago

Always-on a must for South African digital travellers
Always-on a must for South African digital travellers

The digital traveller experience lets consumers take full control over all aspects of their holidays. Much of this digital transformation is driven by the consumer's desire to...

By Claude Schuck 2 days ago

Handy smartphone for hotels: A revolutionary hospitality IoT solution
Handy smartphone for hotels: A revolutionary hospitality IoT solution

Tink Labs Limited officially launched the Handy smartphone, a suite of tools and call-to-action functions that reshapes the way hotels engage, communicate and cater to guests and their modern travel needs...

6 Dec 2017

Tech narrows geographical boundaries
Tech narrows geographical boundaries

A travel journey begins in the imagination. As the saying goes, it's about the journey, not the destination - and the journey is not simply the distance as the crow flies from one place to another...

By Danny Bryer 5 Dec 2017

Why South Africa needs an annual adventure summit
Why South Africa needs an annual adventure summit

South Africa is uniquely set up and qualified to be the number one adventure tourism destination worldwide - if only it were given half the chance...

By Casey van Niekerk 30 Nov 2017

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Airbnb Experiences one year later: Foodies and millennials lead the way

Airbnb - as part of their vision to bring where travellers go, what they do and who they meet together into one people-powered platform - announced Trips a year ago. As part of that, Airbnb expanded Experiences to more than 40 cities across 26 countries...

28 Nov 2017

How will the growing global economy affect SA's travel and hospitality industry?
How will the growing global economy affect SA's travel and hospitality industry?

The global upswing in economic activity is strengthening according to the IMF's latest World Economic Outlook Report. The question is how will this growth impact South Africa's travel and hospitality industry going forward?

27 Nov 2017

Magalies Park - First Group Resort of the Year 2017
Resorts need to keep evolving to deliver an experience beyond accommodation

Resorts need to constantly evolve if they want to deliver the right mix of products that cater for guests from all market segments...

24 Nov 2017

The importance of culinary tourism to travel destinations
The importance of culinary tourism to travel destinations

Modern-day travellers are more experiential in all aspects of their journey; from cultural immersion to local food sampling, a trend that has become a major influence in the growth of travel destinations...

By Josephine Wawira 22 Nov 2017

Smart Hotels: The hotel scene is changing and Gen Y is behind it
Smart Hotels: The hotel scene is changing and Gen Y is behind it

Traditionally, hotels focus on personal customer service and luxury, but the scene is changing - it is evolving to become an experience in technological advancement with various online and automated services to choose from...

15 Nov 2017

Global travel trends that will help position SA as a sought-after travel destination in 2018
Global travel trends that will help position SA as a sought-after travel destination in 2018

The South African tourism industry stands to benefit from global travel trends that will allow it to position SA as a sought-after travel destination in 2018...

14 Nov 2017

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Plant-based diet a mega 2018 trend. Restaurants need to adapt and diversify

The plant-based lifestyle is set to be a mega trend for 2018 with a host of celebrities, nutritionists, and millennials advocating the benefits of a plant-based diet...

13 Nov 2017

Direct bookings set to redefine hotel marketing
Direct bookings set to redefine hotel marketing

Guerilla Marketing, a specialist digital agency for hoteliers in South Africa, recently hosted a groundbreaking direct booking summit in Cape Town on 25 October...

Issued by Adclick Africa Media Group 9 Nov 2017

Johannesburg only sub-Saharan Africa city in Top 100 City Destinations Ranking 2017
Johannesburg only sub-Saharan Africa city in Top 100 City Destinations Ranking 2017

Euromonitor International has released the 2017 edition of the Top 100 City Destinations Ranking, incorporating global travel trends to provide insight on how cities are at the forefront of tourism growth...

7 Nov 2017

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Developing smart cities, identifying unique experiences key to growing tourism in Africa

To ensure sustained tourism and overall economic growth, African cities need to find ways to develop into smart cities capable of attracting visitors, offering unique experiences and overcoming...

3 Nov 2017

G Adventures rebrands Yolo tours programme
G Adventures rebrands Yolo tours programme

G Adventures has rebranded its Yolo tours programme for young travellers to 18-to-Thirtysomethings. The new branding makes it more transparent to travellers what kind of trip they are looking to purchase...

2 Nov 2017

Innovative campaigns, initiatives make for Cape Town Tourism success story
Innovative campaigns, initiatives make for Cape Town Tourism success story

According to Cape Tourism's Annual General Meeting report, many successful activities have taken place over the past financial year...

31 Oct 2017

Africa's new tourism draw: Experiences
Africa's new tourism draw: Experiences

African tourism is changing, say travel industry leaders, moving away from the traditional safaris and packaged tours and towards the intimate, indefinable, infinitely Instagrammable lure of experiences...

By Anita Powell 30 Oct 2017

Indian gastronomy trends spice up Taj Cape Town's Bombay Brasserie offering
Indian gastronomy trends spice up Taj Cape Town's Bombay Brasserie offering

French chef David Tilly uses his passion and talent for food to travel the world and oversee many of its finest restaurants, delving into trends he sees in gastronomic spaces across the globe...

27 Oct 2017

NEXTT: Delivering on the future of air travel
NEXTT: Delivering on the future of air travel

On-ground concepts will increasingly be required to optimise the use of emerging technologies, processes and design developments. The New Experience in Travel and Technologies initiative aims to help deliver this future...

27 Oct 2017

Air passengers want more digital technology, more control over travel processes
Air passengers want more digital technology, more control over travel processes

IATA's 2017 Global Passenger Survey showed that passengers expect technology to give them more control over their travel experience. Digital travel processes are the expectation and passengers want more...

26 Oct 2017

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The world will have to prepare for 7.8 billion air passengers by 2036

IATA expects 7.8 billion passengers to travel in 2036, a near doubling of the four billion air travellers expected to fly this year, according to the latest 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast...

25 Oct 2017

African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities
African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities

Using data to understand travellers' spending behaviours, their habits as well as their preferences, has the power to increase the number of customers and the spend...

By Elias Aad 19 Oct 2017

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...

19 Oct 2017

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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