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Adrenaline-inducing adventures down the rapids of the Zambezi

Travellers with the adventure streak should consider doing the short and easy journey to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World - Victoria Falls...

3 hours ago

Mike Horn: Making a career out of adventure
Mike Horn: Making a career out of adventure

Chris Brinlee Jr, a budding adventurer and photographer, along with The Red Bulletin, joined explorer Mike Horn on his sail to Antarctica and discovered that overcoming the impossible requires nothing more than...

23 hours ago

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Contiki takes on Thailand as its newest 360° VR destination

Contiki's global team has partnered with the Tourism Authority of Thailand to create an immersive 360° virtual reality and cinematic Thailand experience aimed towards the millennial traveller...

1 day ago

Boris Dzhingarov
Four ways business travel has been transformed by the internet

As a business traveller, your biggest travel expenses will always be your flights and accommodations. Thankfully, there are websites that you can use that help you find the best deals...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 24 Mar 2017

Pauline du Paty
#BrandManagerMonth: Building a new brand in SA

I often wonder how I managed before Uber came waltzing into my life, solving the parking issue I so often have when in town, simplifying short distance travel and even pickups from the airport. But what about longer distances?

By Ilse van den Berg 23 Mar 2017

Africa's dramatic decline in travel freedom
Africa's dramatic decline in travel freedom

African countries account for 16 of the 20 biggest fallers on the annual Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index over the last decade, with the continent as a whole suffering the most dramatic decline in travel freedom...

22 Mar 2017

To roam or not to roam: keeping in touch while working abroad
To roam or not to roam: keeping in touch while working abroad

South African businesses are wary about employees roaming while working abroad, with data costing up to R500 per MB. There are ways, however, businesses travellers can stay connected without breaking the bank...

22 Mar 2017

Rebecca Rusch and adventurer Patrick Sweeney. Image: Pat R. Notaro III
Explore Africa's havens for bikers

From mountain biking to road cycling, BMX racing, or just leisure biking, Africa is an awe-inspiring destination for bikers across the world...

By Josephine Wawira 22 Mar 2017

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Fitness travel beyond the hotel gym

If wellness tourism is increasing while usage of hotel gyms is decreasing, where are travellers getting their fitness fix?

20 Mar 2017

Know these top five marketing trends to travel in 2017
Know these top five marketing trends to travel in 2017

With purchases happening online, the travel industry is going completely digital to expand its business beyond expectations. Here are a few trends for the year 2017 that you need to watch out for...

By Stephen Marshal 20 Mar 2017

Elephant Cafe
Elephant Café enjoys bush gourmet cuisine success

The Elephant Café has been named The Luxury Travel Guide's Boutique Restaurant of the Year (Africa and Middle East) in the international 2017 awards, further establishing its reputation for bush gourmet cuisine...

17 Mar 2017

Lauren_vdM via  - Nassau, Bahamas
10 destinations South Africans can visit visa-free

There is a number of beautiful destination South Africans can travel to without a visa. Here's a list of the top ten visa-free destinations with insights and must-see locations...

17 Mar 2017

Gogos on Tour
Driving local travel with Gogos on Tour in the Western Cape

With the aim to drive local travel, South African Tourism has kicked-off its Gogos on Tour campaign in Western Cape; an initiative aimed at showcasing the ease of travel for short leisure breaks around South Africa...

15 Mar 2017

Five safari destinations for first-time travellers
Five safari destinations for first-time travellers

Safaris promise unique cultural encounters, captivating wildlife adventure, and spectacular scenery. Here are five of the best safari destinations for first-time travellers:

By Jarred Manasse 14 Mar 2017

Andrew Shelton
#BrandManagerMonth: Cheapflights in a time of travel bans, Brexit and savvy consumers

We had a chat with award-winning commercial marketer and Cheapflights MD, Andrew Shelton, to find out what's in store for the Cheapflights brand in 2017...

By Cari Coetzee 14 Mar 2017

Climate change could enlarge malaria areas in SA
Climate change could enlarge malaria areas in SA

Social media is abuzz about three women who died of malaria in the Tshwane region – none of whom had been to a malaria-endemic area...

10 Mar 2017

Golfer at Tamarina
Preferential agreement enriches Mauritius golf offering

Sugar Beach Hotel has been renamed Sugar Beach Golf & Spa Resort after signing a preferential agreement with Tamarina Golf Club, based on the west coast of Mauritius, which has become a popular golfing destination...

By Cari Coetzee 9 Mar 2017

How to fly like a seasoned business traveller
How to fly like a seasoned business traveller

Few of us would enjoy flying every day and living out of suitcase. For some, however, business travel is a necessity, so here are a few hints and tips that can make a big difference...

9 Mar 2017

Jumia Travel expands with new local and international destinations
Jumia Travel expands with new local and international destinations

Jumia Travel has unveiled new destinations with new properties in South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, and Tunisia, as well as outbound destinations including Dubai, London, New York, Paris, and Mecca...

9 Mar 2017

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Airlines add 80,000 new seats with flights to Victoria Falls

80,000 more tourists a year could soon fly into Zimbabwe's resort town of Victoria Falls...

8 Mar 2017

Previous winners of the African Responsible Tourism Awards
Longlist for 2017 African Responsible Tourism unveiled

The 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards has moved into the second round with over 30 tourism organisations, all demonstrating the power of responsible tourism in Africa, vying for top spots...

7 Mar 2017

The Cape Getaway Show returns to Lourensford Wine Estate
The Cape Getaway Show returns to Lourensford Wine Estate

Lourensford Wine Estate will once again host the Cape Getaway Show from 31 March-2 April. The travel, outdoor and adventure event offers mountain bike races for all ages and experience levels as well as a trail run.

7 Mar 2017

Behind the scenes: Sarah Graham's Food Safari recipe mag
Behind the scenes: Sarah Graham's Food Safari recipe mag

After starting her food blog in 2010, Sarah Graham has published multiple cookbooks and has been travelling around the country cooking up a storm...

By Cari Coetzee 3 Mar 2017

Penstones via
Seychelles reports 17% increase in South African visitors

The latest figure from the Seychelles National Bureau of Statistics shows around 903 visitors entered the country in January, compared to 750 last year, marking a 17% increase...

2 Mar 2017

Entries for 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards open
Entries for 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards open

The Lilizela Tourism Awards will once again celebrate the best of the best in accommodation establishments and other tourism-related products and services.

2 Mar 2017

HomingPin homing in on travellers' lost stuff
HomingPin homing in on travellers' lost stuff

Around 20 million bags are mislaid at airports yearly and thousands of mobile phones left behind in taxis. HomingPIN offers an innovative solution to this global problem with the HomingPIN tag...

2 Mar 2017

Singer Group, FOMO Travel partnership set to disrupt the travel industry
Singer Group, FOMO Travel partnership set to disrupt the travel industry

The Singer Group has partnered with fintech startup, FOMO Travel to offer customers a new way to book and pay for future travel...

28 Feb 2017

Biking through the desert
The shift from luxury travel to authentic experiences

Travellers are more concerned with the narrative of the trip than the brand-based luxury elements that traditionally drove travel purchase decisions...

28 Feb 2017

LTA redefines luxury in new travel incentive offerings
LTA redefines luxury in new travel incentive offerings

This year the LTA showcase will mainly highlight intimate meetings, bush style conventions and conferencing in breath taking natural settings. Open skies allow for creativity, heritage and culture; taking executives back to basics...

28 Feb 2017

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