Exploring the world: Where do the globe's most affluent spend their holiday?
Exploring the world: Where do the globe's most affluent spend their holiday?

With the holiday season in full swing and affluent increasingly searching for unique experiences rather than growing their material possessions, the luxury travel market is booming. What are the travel trends among the affluent worldwide?

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A relevant travel policy optimises savings, limits friction
A relevant travel policy optimises savings, limits friction

It is crucial to review a corporate travel programme regularly and implement improvements that focus on cost optimisation, as well as traveller safety and comfort...

By Kim Cochrane 16 Aug 2018

How to use performance marketing to grow business effectively
How to use performance marketing to grow business effectively

DCMN Cape Town recently hosted their first Open Night for startups in Cape Town, in which Travelstart shared their marketing journey, as well as valuable insights on the lessons they have learned over the years...

15 Aug 2018

2018 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge national winners announced
2018 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge national winners announced

After six months of hard work, lectures, product workshops and intense menu planning, the national winners of the sixth annual Distell Inter Hotel Challenge were announced at a gala awards event at the Belmond Mount Nelson in Cape Town...

14 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Lee-Ann Morgan embraces her deep love for all things travel
#WomensMonth: Lee-Ann Morgan embraces her deep love for all things travel

In celebration of #WomensMonth, we chat to Lee-Ann Morgan, customer growth marketing manager at Club Med Southern Africa about what it means to be a woman in the tourism industry, the challenges she's faced and how important it is to own who you are.

By Robin Fredericks 13 Aug 2018

Save money when travelling abroad by thinking like an economist
Save money when travelling abroad by thinking like an economist

A record number of tourists and business travellers visited a country other than their own in 2017, and this year is already on pace to exceed that tally...

By Jay L. Zagorsky 10 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth 2018: Introducing the women of the travel sector
#WomensMonth 2018: Introducing the women of the travel sector

South Africa's retail travel sector employs around 9,000 people, 73% of which are female. This is according to a 2017 industry assessment by the Association of Southern African Travel Agents ...

7 Aug 2018

Fostering a culture of travel among South Africans
Fostering a culture of travel among South Africans

Take a moment to consider why 10 million tourists visit South Africa's shores annually...

By Andrew Stark 7 Aug 2018

A pioneering approach to the hospitality industry
A pioneering approach to the hospitality industry

Shaun Lamont, managing director of First Group, takes a look at the various elements that are influencing the future of the hospitality industry...

By Shaun Lamont 6 Aug 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A shot of mass tourism on the rocks
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A shot of mass tourism on the rocks

Question: What do Malta and Iceland have in common besides being Game of Thrones locations? Answer: More than you think...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 3 Aug 2018

Don't get bogged down with airline baggage rules
Don't get bogged down with airline baggage rules

Benediction Zubane, head of department: marketing at Mango Airlines says things could very quickly turn pear-shaped if you haven't paid attention to airline baggage regulations...

By Benediction Zubane 2 Aug 2018

Careers on a cruise
Careers on a cruise

In his role as cruise director of MSC Opera and MSC Sinfonia, Stephen Cloete has been to over 65 countries around the world. He tells Eugene Yiga about his love for life (and work) at sea...

By Eugene Yiga 1 Aug 2018

Western Cape beats odds in World Travel Awards
Western Cape beats odds in World Travel Awards

Although the Western Cape has come under pressure in the past year because of the drought, things are looking up for the province as the region has dominated in the World Travel Awards nominations for Africa, with dozens of tourism sites and facilities shortlisted for this year...

By Joseph Booysen 30 Jul 2018

3 keys to unlock the heart of customer experience in travel
3 keys to unlock the heart of customer experience in travel

The brand-customer relationship is a complex one; in contemporary marketing, it's developed by data analytics, and to a large degree, relationship marketing tools such as loyalty programmes. The question is, how relevant are these programmes to the local consumer?

By Danny Bryer 30 Jul 2018

DHL Global, Ethiopian Airlines maximise growth through joint venture
DHL Global, Ethiopian Airlines maximise growth through joint venture

DHL Global Forwarding and Ethiopian Airlines have signed a new agreement to form DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services Ltd, a cargo logistics provider joint venture company in Africa...

27 Jul 2018

SA continues to be a destination of choice for tourists in Africa
SA continues to be a destination of choice for tourists in Africa

Africa continues to be the biggest contributor of tourist's arrivals with a noticeable increase of 39.2% increase in the number of Angolans visiting South Africa during the month of May 2018 compared to the same period last year...

27 Jul 2018

5 flight booking management tips for travel buyers
5 flight booking management tips for travel buyers

Here's how to make sure that the perfect airfare never passes you by, saving your travel business time and money, and have you stay in tune with your traveller...

25 Jul 2018

Sandton set for big BRICS Summit
Sandton set for big BRICS Summit

A "ring of steel" has been thrown around the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg as more than 2500 delegates, including some 20 heads of state, are set to descend on the centre for the high profile 10th BRICS Summit, which starts tomorrow...

By Suren Naidoo 24 Jul 2018

Comfortable weekend cruising in the new Ford Kuga
Comfortable weekend cruising in the new Ford Kuga

At the end of a week, you have to leave extra early to miss Cape Town's Friday frenzy on the roads - especially if you're heading out of town past the Hottentots Holland mountains for the weekend...

By Ilse van den Berg 24 Jul 2018

Good things happen in 3s - just ask Groot Constantia
Good things happen in 3s - just ask Groot Constantia

Friday the 13th is a bit of an urban legend, eerie day for many. I remember my great-grandmother refused to set a foot out of bed on Friday the 13th. Perhaps she had a good reason...

By Ilse van den Berg 23 Jul 2018

Get high: Why Elgin's Cape Canopy tour is bucket list worthy
Get high: Why Elgin's Cape Canopy tour is bucket list worthy

It's no small wonder why people head to the mountains to recharge. The clean air and refreshing sense of space are like natural remedies for a mind bogged down with city smog and strife...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Jul 2018

And the World's Best Airlines of 2018 are...
And the World's Best Airlines of 2018 are...

Singapore Airlines has been named 2018's World's Best Airline in Skytrax's World Airline Awards. Not only that, but it also snatched the top spot as the World's Best First Class, Best Airline in Asia, and Best First Class Airline Seat...

19 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: SAA shows its support for Mandela Centenary celebrations
#Mandela100: SAA shows its support for Mandela Centenary celebrations

South Africa Airways (SAA) has introduced special initiatives to honour Madiba by branding three aircraft within its fleet - an Airbus A320-200, A330-300, and an A340-600...

18 Jul 2018

Cape Town bags 3 awards at Routes Africa 2018
Cape Town bags 3 awards at Routes Africa 2018

The award wins include the best airport in Africa in the 4-20 million passenger category for ACSA Cape Town International Airport, best destination marketing award for Cape Town Air Access, and the Overall Routes Africa award...

18 Jul 2018

Families are still required to carry unabridged birth certificates
Families are still required to carry unabridged birth certificates

Despite a recent announcement by the Department of Home Affairs that their modernisation drive would eliminate the need for unabridged birth certificates, parents travelling with children are still required to carry one...

17 Jul 2018

5 adventure activities along the Garden Route
5 adventure activities along the Garden Route

Are you planning a road trip to South Africa's Garden Route and wondering what you can get up to while you're there? From Mossel Bay to the Storms River, the Garden Route is full of adventure.

By Tatum-Lee Louw 17 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: SA tourism honours Mandela centenary, promotes local travel
#Mandela100: SA tourism honours Mandela centenary, promotes local travel

To honour Nelson Mandela's centenary, the South Africa travel and tourism industry will place its focus on boosting local tourism...

17 Jul 2018

Henley Passport Index: African countries introduce reciprocal measures to improve SA passport strength
Henley Passport Index: African countries introduce reciprocal measures to improve SA passport strength

Ethiopia, in particular, is easing entry requirements for foreign investors and privatising a number of key state-owned enterprises after years of a strong nationalist agenda...

16 Jul 2018

How sporting events like the 2018 FIFA World Cup has benefited Africa
How sporting events like the 2018 FIFA World Cup has benefited Africa

We chat with Tim Smith, managing partner at HVS Consulting to find out more about how sporting events like the 2018 FIFA World Cup has benefited the African continent and its tourism industry...

By Robin Fredericks 13 Jul 2018

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

"Developing our relationships with other African nations will allow us to capitalise on tourism growth across the continent."

By Enver Duminy 12 Jul 2018

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