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Nine must-do activities in Namibia
Nine must-do activities in Namibia

Namibia, and specifically its capital Windhoek, has much to offer tourists. Here are a list of must-do activities in the desert land.

1 day ago

New Contiki campaign encourages travellers to see the bigger picture
New Contiki campaign encourages travellers to see the bigger picture

Reflecting its No Regrets Philosophy, Contiki, in its latest campaign, asked 18 to 35-year-olds one question: What will you do in 2017 that you'll remember forever?

1 day ago

FEDHASA sheds light on immigration and labour regulations
FEDHASA sheds light on immigration and labour regulations

A recent media briefing, after a meeting between South Africa's Minister of Home Affairs and industry stakeholders, has raised some concerns in the hospitality and tourism industry...

16 Feb 2017

Google Maps adds bucket list feature
Google Maps adds bucket list feature

You can create lists of places, share your lists and follow other lists, all without ever leaving the Google Maps app...

15 Feb 2017

Flux in luxury travel and what to know
Flux in luxury travel and what to know

While conventional travel is associated with low-cost adventure, travellers are increasingly shifting gear and are willing to part with the extra dollar for extra special attention and services...

By Josephine Wawira 13 Feb 2017

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Thomas Cook says demand picking up for Egypt holidays

British travel group, Thomas Cook said that demand for holidays in Egypt is picking up again, after unrest in the North African nation had pushed holidaymakers into choosing rival sun spots

10 Feb 2017

The impact of Trump's travel ban on airlines and Iran
The impact of Trump's travel ban on airlines and Iran

The executive order by the Trump administration, banning refugees and citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US, has triggered an immediate change...

9 Feb 2017

Spier Burgers & Blends
Stellenbosch Wine Routes outshines peers at international Wine Tourism Challenge

The Stellenbosch Wine Routes organisation has again impressed judges in the international Wine Tourism Challenge and was named the winner of Best Promotional Body...

8 Feb 2017

Samsonite and Uzwelo Luggage Cover
#DesignMonth: Turning excess fabrics destined for landfills into unique luggage covers

Uzwelo Bags has designed and manufactured unique, eye-catching luggage covers that will ensure that you never miss your bag on that overcrowded carousel ever again...

By Cari Coetzee 8 Feb 2017

#FakeNews: Trump waives visa requirements for South African travellers
#FakeNews: Trump waives visa requirements for South African travellers

Following a hoax news article stating that President Trump waivered visa requirements for South Africans travelling to the USA, ASATA is requesting that consumers verify facts about travel that they read online...

8 Feb 2017

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The future of out-of-home is here, with Uber (of course)

Uber and Hubble (previously known as Taxi Media Group) have partnered to offer riders interactive entertainment during their trips...

6 Feb 2017

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Lufthansa writes its love for Cape Town on the wall

Lufthansa has partnered with Cape Town graffiti artists Lyle Dolman and Mathew Schafer from Arts Alternative to create a series of temporary art installations to celebrate the airline's love for the Mother City...

6 Feb 2017

Clearing up the confusion: What travellers between SA and New Zealand need to know
Clearing up the confusion: What travellers between SA and New Zealand need to know

New visa regulations have come into effect for travellers from New Zealand to South Africa and vice versa, causing confusion and concern. Immigration and citizenship law specialist Stefanie De Saude clarifies matters...

By Stefanie De Saude 6 Feb 2017

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Why millions chose Africa as their safari destination

Tourists select the continent as a destination for wildlife viewing and to enjoy the sunny skies. Africa is the world's number one destination for safaris which range from the exotic to the very simple...

By Marco Scholtz 3 Feb 2017

Tchegera Island, Congo
The time is now for remote Africa to take advantage of global travel trends

The number of international visitors travelling to historically avoided or forgotten destinations in Africa has seen a steady increase since 2000...

3 Feb 2017

Caution urged following avian flu outbreak
Caution urged following avian flu outbreak

Since November 2016, some 40 countries have reported avian flu, also know as bird flu, outbreaks in wild birds and domestic poultry...

1 Feb 2017

Queen Mary 2: the ship of superlatives
Queen Mary 2: the ship of superlatives

Queen Mary 2 docked in Cape Town on 26 January 2017 after a £100-million remastering. We were invited to take a tour of QM2 to experience the refit for ourselves and I can say this truly is a ship of superlatives...

By Cari Coetzee 1 Feb 2017

Qantas 2017 safety video promotes Australian destinations
Qantas 2017 safety video promotes Australian destinations

The new Qantas safety video for 2017 features everyday Australians in their favourite destinations across every state and territory and several cameo appearances including...

31 Jan 2017

Navigating Royal Malewane
Navigating Royal Malewane

Until you've been seen by a wild animal you haven't really been seen.

By Brian Berkman 30 Jan 2017

A wanderlust-inducing time-lapse of Vietnam: Land of the Dragon
A wanderlust-inducing time-lapse of Vietnam: Land of the Dragon

South African time-lapse artists, Rory Allen has released a wanderlust-inducing video of his nearly three-week holiday in Vietnam...

26 Jan 2017

South African travellers have an appetite for canal boating
South African travellers have an appetite for canal boating

The growth in the number of South Africans doing canal boating in Europe the past year exceeded that of the USA and Australia...

25 Jan 2017

Kenya's top five adventure activities
Kenya's top five adventure activities

Already well known for its traditional Kenya Safari, the East African country offers an array of adventurous experiences to its growing number of tourists.

25 Jan 2017

Eco-huts attract tourists and cash to Kenyan herding communities
Eco-huts attract tourists and cash to Kenyan herding communities

A modern version of the Maasai traditional dwelling, equipped with clean energy, is helping tribal women earn an income...

By Benson Rioba 24 Jan 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

WTM Africa registration is now open!
WTM Africa registration is now open!

With registration officially open, the local and international travel sectors are gearing up for a bigger and better year than ever with WTM Africa 2017 - Africa's most extraordinary B2B travel exhibition...

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 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

#Sharethebay: A summer of thrills in Nelson Mandela Bay
#Sharethebay: A summer of thrills in Nelson Mandela Bay

With ideal weather conditions, fine festive events and activations, and tourists from around the globe impressed with the destination's tourism offering, Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism experienced a successful summer...

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

Khayelitsha like you've never seen it before
Khayelitsha like you've never seen it before

There's more than meets the eye to Khayelitsha. The latest video in the Love Cape Town Neighbourhoods series explores the township in a way that will open the eyes of those unfamiliar with the 'hood'...

18 Jan 2017

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