ILTM Africa announces move to create a more focused experiential event
ILTM Africa announces move to create a more focused experiential event

To meet luxury travel trade professional needs, ILTM Africa has announced that its 2019 show will take place in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town...

11 Oct 2018

Rudi, Michela Dalpiaz, Talia Engelbrecht and Attilio Dalpiaz.
The authentic Italian charm and rustic SA flair of Ayama Wines

On a chilly Wednesday in late-September, select members of the Cape media were shuttled to Ayama Wines at Slent Farm in the Voor Paardeberg region of Paarl, for the official opening of their deli and wine-tasting room...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Oct 2018

World Travel Awards Africa and Indian Ocean announce winners for 2018
World Travel Awards Africa and Indian Ocean announce winners for 2018

Winners of the World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa and Indian Ocean 2018 winners have been announced at a gala ceremony at the Durban International Convention Centre...

8 Oct 2018

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SATSA and SAYTC join forces

The Southern African Tourism Services Association and South African Youth Travel Confederation will be merging as of 2019...

5 Oct 2018

Africa's travel growth exceeds expectations
Africa's travel growth exceeds expectations

International tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first four months of 2018, compared to the same period last year, not only continuing the strong 2017 trend, but exceeding UNWTO's forecast for 2018...

By Enver Duminy 5 Oct 2018

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Utalk adds new languages to in-flight lessons

Language company Utalk has made its free in-flight language lessons on Emirates flights available in Arabic, Mandarin, German, and Spanish...

4 Oct 2018

Over-60 home-sharing gains momentum in SA travel
Over-60 home-sharing gains momentum in SA travel

New statistics released by Airbnb shows that more and more people over 60 are choosing to share their homes on the platform in their older years.

3 Oct 2018

Uber-Emirates partnership offers discounted rides in Dubai
Uber-Emirates partnership offers discounted rides in Dubai

Emirates and Uber have announced an exclusive partnership that will provide Emirates passengers visiting Dubai from select international countries with discounted airport rides...

27 Sep 2018

How can we #MakeTravelMatter?
How can we #MakeTravelMatter?

How do we make travel matter? How can we positively affect the planet, wildlife and people that we interact with? This well worth considering as we recognise World Tourism Day...

By Brett Tollman 27 Sep 2018

SA to pilot e-Visa in New Zealand
SA to pilot e-Visa in New Zealand

South Africa will pilot its e-Visa in New Zealand by April 2019 in a bid to improve efficiency of visa applications...

26 Sep 2018

Travelling SA minors still need unabridged birth certificates
Travelling SA minors still need unabridged birth certificates

South African minors will still be required to present unabridged birth certificates (UBC) when travelling, and will still be required to prove parental consent as required by the Children's Act...

25 Sep 2018

Sanlam Top Destination Awards announces 2018 winners
Sanlam Top Destination Awards announces 2018 winners

The Sanlam Top Destination awards ceremony 34 accommodation establishments walk away with the winning title of top destination...

21 Sep 2018

SA travellers' top 10 fastest growing destinations
SA travellers' top 10 fastest growing destinations

According to analysis conducted by Travelport, the countries that have seen the greatest growth in flight bookings from travellers in South Africa in the last 12 months are Mauritius, Thailand and Zimbabwe...

21 Sep 2018

Emirates expands on inflight entertainment, launches food and wine channel
Emirates expands on inflight entertainment, launches food and wine channel

Emirates has launched its own food and wine channels comprising a behind-the-scenes look at how it creates its onboard menus...

20 Sep 2018

Seamless Travel - Why shouldn't the journey be as pleasurable as the destination?
Seamless Travel - Why shouldn't the journey be as pleasurable as the destination?

Leisure travel is supposed to be a pleasurable experience. Unfortunately, even the best holiday tends to involve large quantities of administration and frustration before you get there...

By Bronwyn Williams 20 Sep 2018

Luxe living at the Lanzerac: Why you should visit this Stellenbosch icon
Luxe living at the Lanzerac: Why you should visit this Stellenbosch icon

As we drove up the long, tree-lined driveway into Lanzerac Wine Estate I knew that the next 24 hours were going to be special.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Sep 2018

The value behind the transaction
The value behind the transaction

With the proliferation of online tools allowing customers to see the product end-to-end, the assumption is often that this would make the travel buyer's job even easier, but it doesn't...

By Nicole Adonis 19 Sep 2018

#TourismMonth: Surge of the digital travel consumer
#TourismMonth: Surge of the digital travel consumer

Digitalisation is increasingly seen to empower travel consumers especially those seeking diversification and personalisation for a remarkable experience...

By Josephine Wawira 18 Sep 2018

Five popular visa-free destinations for South Africans
Five popular visa-free destinations for South Africans

South Africa may be falling apart, but at least your passport is still good for something. You don't need a visa to get into a multitude of beautiful and fascinating countries...

By Jason Snyman 18 Sep 2018

Here's to entering the West Coast way of living
Here's to entering the West Coast way of living

I recently got to experience the blooming Spring season on a road trip to the West Coast, which is just about an hour and a half's from Cape Town; and although the flower season is nearing its end, it sure does make for an amazing sight...

By Robin Fredericks 18 Sep 2018

Dream Hotels & Resorts joins SA Tourism's Sho't Left Travel Week movement
Dream Hotels & Resorts joins SA Tourism's Sho't Left Travel Week movement

The travel week, run by South African Tourism encourages airlines, hotel groups and tour operators to offer generous discounts to give South Africans access to travel, and expand the breadth of South Africa's tourism...

17 Sep 2018

All the opulent, old-world charm of the Oyster Box Hotel
All the opulent, old-world charm of the Oyster Box Hotel

If you've ever been to the five-star Oyster Box Hotel you'll know all about the high ceilings, palm-leaf fans, and pops of lighthouse red-and-white stripes everywhere you look, with high tea a daily occurrence. Here's why you shouldn't miss this revamped KwaZulu-Natal classic...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Sep 2018

WTM Africa launches dedicated hosted buyer programme for international exhibitors
WTM Africa launches dedicated hosted buyer programme for international exhibitors

"This programme will ensure that out outbound international exhibitors can arrange appointments with potential hosted buyers in advance that are actively selling travel, accommodation and experiences to the African market."

12 Sep 2018

Africa and the digital tourism opportunity
Africa and the digital tourism opportunity

Digital tourism in Africa contributed almost 3% to the South African GDP in 2016 and provided jobs to more than 686,000 people, as such, tourism means big business...

12 Sep 2018

Benguela Cove: more than just a wine farm
Benguela Cove: more than just a wine farm

Drinking a glass of bubbly is not what I particularly felt like when I arrived at Benguela Cove on a cold and rainy winter's morning...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Sep 2018

Disruptive tech driving business - The travel tech case study
Disruptive tech driving business - The travel tech case study

The hotel and travel industry should look to provide unique experiential offerings to customers in their attempt to respond to technological disruptions threatening the sector...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 10 Sep 2018

How to protect yourself from timeshare scams
How to protect yourself from timeshare scams

Wherever a market exists, deceptive or fraudulent activity can also be present and the same is true for the timeshare industry...

Issued by Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa 10 Sep 2018

Research identifies big gaps in generational spend
Research identifies big gaps in generational spend

According to research released by the Global Business Travel Association, Millennials are much more likely to have reservations about ordering extras such as room service or coffee and snacks as opposed to their Gen X or Boomer colleagues...

10 Sep 2018

Developing a tourism marketing plan in a changing world
Developing a tourism marketing plan in a changing world

Here are several tourism marketing ideas and points to consider when developing new and innovative marketing strategies...

By Dr. Peter E. Tarlow 6 Sep 2018

Tourism becomes the world's third-largest export sector, generating $1.6tn in 2017
Tourism becomes the world's third-largest export sector, generating $1.6tn in 2017

International tourist arrivals grew 7% in 2017, the highest increase since 2010...

By Josephine Wawira 5 Sep 2018

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