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#YouthMonth: How to get a job in travel
#YouthMonth: How to get a job in travel

Natalia Rosa cites some of South Africa's leading travel professionals, and their words of wisdom on the travel industry...

By Natalia Rosa 13 hours ago

MSC Cruises, STX France signs fifth Meraviglia class cruise ship
MSC Cruises, STX France signs fifth Meraviglia class cruise ship

The Meraviglia class cruise ship will be equipped with a new generation of dual-fuel engines designed to run on liquefied natural gas and will feature environmental technologies inclusive of advanced wastewater treatment system compliant with the world's most stringent regulatory standards...

3 days ago

Tanzania's Serengeti voted Best African Safari Park of 2018
Tanzania's Serengeti voted Best African Safari Park of 2018

SafariBookings.com compiled a definitive list of Africa's best safari parks and after in-depth study which included more than 2,500 reviews from safari tourists and industry experts alike, Serengeti was rated the best African Safari Park with an overall rating of 4.9 out of 5...

By Alawi Masare 14 Jun 2018

#YouthMonth: Introducing the youth in the travel sector
#YouthMonth: Introducing the youth in the travel sector

According to the Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA), the modern travel agency has evolved into a dynamic hub for young travel professionals who have become leaders in their field, promoting #TravelwithPeaceofMind...

14 Jun 2018

The top 10 cities for travel and play according to Mastercard
The top 10 cities for travel and play according to Mastercard

The Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index: Play shows that special cities around the world are building a brand of fun, relaxation and enjoyment for like-minded travellers...

14 Jun 2018

Unique travel experiences for the Muslim tourist in Cape Town
Unique travel experiences for the Muslim tourist in Cape Town

The Mother City is a family-friendly destination with access to prayer spaces, great airport facilities, rich cultural heritage, ease of communication, simple visa requirements and increasing capacity in terms of air connectivity...

By Avukile Mabombo 13 Jun 2018

The future is hospitable, indeed
The future is hospitable, indeed

Hospitality isn't about serving tea and making beds. It's big business, with immense impact on a country's overall welfare. And it is in need of a new breed of leaders that can bring together the genius of innovation, undivided attention to the client experience and outstanding business savviness...

By Sherif Mamdouh 12 Jun 2018

It is time to change the way you think about business travel
It is time to change the way you think about business travel

Whether you're new to business travel or a veteran corporate jet-setter, here are Flight Centre Business Travel's top tips to making business travel a healthy part of your lifestyle...

12 Jun 2018

Ensuring the sustainability of sustainable tourism
Ensuring the sustainability of sustainable tourism

"Our role as tourism professionals is to ensure the sustainability of sustainable tourism. That is, we're to ensure that all of the principles are built into the foundations of what we're doing and that every strategy we have for business growth and development recognises this..."

By Danny Bryer 12 Jun 2018

Peace Parks Foundation agreement to develop ecotourism in Mozambique
Peace Parks Foundation agreement to develop ecotourism in Mozambique

In terms of the partnership, Peace Parks Foundation will provide technical and financial support for conservation and tourism development activities, which will entail merging Maputo Special Reserve and Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve into one management structure.

11 Jun 2018

Association of African Attractions launch a step toward improving Africa's attractions for visitors
Association of African Attractions launch a step toward improving Africa's attractions for visitors

The association forms part of the official African chapter of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, which enables those working in this industry to network and share best practices...

8 Jun 2018

TCC plans to ban single-use plastics from all operations
TCC plans to ban single-use plastics from all operations

With its multi-year plastics elimination strategy, The Travel Corporation is committed to ensuring the environment remains vibrant for generations to come...

8 Jun 2018

NMBT wins gold for service excellence at the 2018 Chinese Tourism Welcome Awards
NMBT wins gold for service excellence at the 2018 Chinese Tourism Welcome Awards

Nelson Mandela Bay was identified as a destination that is rich in variety and culture by South African Tourism representative, Annie Zhang who received the award on behalf of NMBT and pointed out the great experiences like marine safaris, diving and exploring the sardine run...

7 Jun 2018

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IATA addresses travel restrictions, evolves Open Borders Strategy

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments to remove onerous barriers to the free movement of people across borders.

6 Jun 2018

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MSC Cruises takes delivery of new, innovative MSC Seaview

The ship, with an iconic design and generous outdoor public space will be a game changer for guests who want to make the most of the sun and outdoors, while enjoying the sea during their cruise experience...

6 Jun 2018

5 benefits of the NDC for corporate travellers
5 benefits of the NDC for corporate travellers

Although a lot of noise has been made around how the New Distribution Capability (NDC), launched by IATA, will 'facilitate' communication between travel agents and airlines, why should the corporate traveller care about this?

5 Jun 2018

The West Coast is a wondrous place for a wine-tasting
The West Coast is a wondrous place for a wine-tasting

Five hours on the N7 in a van is unnerving even to the most easy-going traveller. Even so, the scenery is pleasant on the eyes and good for the heart. Philadelphia, Malmesbury, Morreesburg, Piketberg for a quick pitstop to stretch legs, and off we were again...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Jun 2018

Supporting tourism can reinvigorate the Cape economy
Supporting tourism can reinvigorate the Cape economy

Tourism has long been a huge economic driver. As with any other industry, however, we are vulnerable to slumps...

By Judiet Barnes 4 Jun 2018

What do you want your airports to be named? Have your say!
What do you want your airports to be named? Have your say!

Airports Company South Africa is calling for public comments and proposals for the renaming of four national and international airports in South Africa...

1 Jun 2018

Relax in the 5-star fairytale charm of Franschhoek Country House
Relax in the 5-star fairytale charm of Franschhoek Country House

Here's how the Franschhoek Country House (FCH) experience exceeded our expectations and why you need to take advantage of their 'Local is lekker' package...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Jun 2018

Authentic African experiences with Tented Adventures
Authentic African experiences with Tented Adventures

Wynand Du Toit saw a gap in the tented safari market and approached Jonathan Cohen with the idea of starting a backpacker tented camp in the Pilanesberg. Together they raised funds and with a lot of hard work, the idea became a reality...

By Cari Coetzee 1 Jun 2018

The time is right for an African attractions association
The time is right for an African attractions association

A key focus of the fifth Attractions Africa conference will be the creation of a continental attractions association in partnership with the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions...

31 May 2018

At home at the Capital Mirage
At home at the Capital Mirage

For years the Capital Group has been setting the standard in the luxury extended stay market. Meant to feel like home, this is indeed what you get from check-in to check-out at the Capital Mirage in Cape Town...

By Cari Coetzee 31 May 2018

Is Airbnb the antidote to overtourism?
Is Airbnb the antidote to overtourism?

Airbnb's Healthy Travel and Healthy Destinations report shows that its platform and community model helps fight mass tourism, promotes sustainable travel and is changing the economics of travel and tourism to the benefit of local families and communities...

31 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Taking some time out in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Taking some time out in Africa

While travel into some parts of Africa very firmly remains in the "business trip" category, travellers who decide to extend their business trip may be surprised at the leisure opportunities available on the continent...

By Ryan Potgieter 30 May 2018

Followme2Africa launches programme for international travel agents to market KZN
Followme2Africa launches programme for international travel agents to market KZN

The aim of this annual gathering by Followme2Africa is to ensure that the agents are well informed about all the tourism offerings available in KwaZulu-Natal so that they can return to their countries and package the Zulu Kingdom as a premier destination...

29 May 2018

Late Ugandan strongman Idi Amin built the chamber on the grounds of Buganda Lubiri Palace to store weapons and ammunition, but it was later used for torture. The chamber is now part of a guided tour. Photo:
Uganda turns to its dark history to attract tourists

Gifted by Nature is a slogan Uganda uses to promote its tourism, especially wildlife, primates, and freshwater lakes. Now, Uganda plans to join countries such as Germany, Cambodia, Japan and Rwanda as destinations for what is known as dark tourism...

29 May 2018

Experience all-suite luxury at the Peninsula Hotel
Experience all-suite luxury at the Peninsula Hotel

The iconic windswept trees that hug the Queens Beach corner of Sea Point's Platinum Mile signify a strong link to the past for the Peninsula All-Suite Hotel. Its recent refurbishment has polished the perks that regulars love, while adding a fresh sparkle with soothing touches of the sunset-kissed sea everywhere you look...

By Leigh Andrews 24 May 2018

Corporate travel: Managing risk and traveller friction
Corporate travel: Managing risk and traveller friction

The mechanics of corporate travel appear to be simple enough - pack smart, be prepared for your meetings, have your travel documents ready and it's all systems go. However...

By Euan McNeil 24 May 2018

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