BizTrends 2018


Exhibitors lines up to meet with Buyers from all over the world for a Speed Networking session today. (Image Supplied)
#WTMA18: Day two tourism business highlights

"It's always fantastic to see how WTM Africa allows attendees the platform to write productive business and make genuine connections that will indeed further tourism."

20 Apr 2018

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#WTMA18: First day highlights from meetings, networking and events

Travel trade show World Travel Market Africa 2018 opened its doors at the CTICC in Cape Town on 18 April 2018 - welcoming a host of travel professionals eager to meet, network and consolidate business...

19 Apr 2018

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#WTMA18: New 28-destinations strong Cape Way circular route to boost local tourism

World Travel Market Africa 2018 will see the launch of a new route combining popular tourist hotspots with some unknown and unique Cape destination...

18 Apr 2018

WTM Africa 2018 ready to welcome leading travel and tourism professionals in Cape Town
WTM Africa 2018 ready to welcome leading travel and tourism professionals in Cape Town

WTM Africa 2018 is set to deliver another impactful and important exhibition dedicated to furthering the potential of tourism on the continent and even further afield...

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 13 Apr 2018

#WTMA18: 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards finalists announced
#WTMA18: 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards finalists announced

The finalists for the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards have been announced, competing in five categories as well as for the much-coveted 'Overall Winner'. Who will take the top spots?

12 Apr 2018

Five outdoor adventure activities in Cape Town
Five outdoor adventure activities in Cape Town

Cape Town is not only a bucket list destination for its good looks, world-renowned wine and food, and bustling creativity; the city also offers a bevvy of exciting and unusual adventure activities along its many coastlines and mountain passes.

By Ruth Cooper 11 Apr 2018

10 reasons why you need to visit WTM Africa 2018
10 reasons why you need to visit WTM Africa 2018

Join travel professionals from 70 countries and regions over three days in Cape Town. WTM Africa is an international event providing a platform to showcase your products to serious buyers...

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 10 Apr 2018

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#WTMA18: Retosa, Arta partnership to find more responsible tourism success stories

Retosa has partnered with the African Responsible Tourism Awards to encourage more entries to the awards from the SADC. The aim of the awards is to inspire change in the tourism sector by showcasing examples that tourism providers can learn from...

14 Mar 2018

WTM Africa 2018 to highlight investment in Africa
WTM Africa 2018 to highlight investment in Africa

WTM Africa 2018 is excited to announce its inaugural WTM Africa Tourism Investors' Forum, a platform dedicated to connecting ministers of tourism from countries across the continent, with eager investors...

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 12 Mar 2018

MICE participants encouraged to save like a local
MICE participants encouraged to save like a local

WTM Africa 2018 will work with the City of Cape Town to ensure that its attendees understand how water can be saved within the tourism sector, and how exhibitions can use less water...

12 Feb 2018

The power of exhibitions in the tourism and travel industry
The power of exhibitions in the tourism and travel industry

WTM Africa 2017 saw $365,950,813 of business generated, proving that exhibitions remain a powerful marketing tool for business...

20 Sep 2017

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Research reveals positive development in the African tourism sector

Through the partnership between WTM Africa and Euromonitor International, research divulged at the exhibition showed that key performance indicators revealed positive development in the travel sector of Africa...

15 Jun 2017

Anthony Berklich, founder of Inspired Citizen, in Morocco
#WTMA17: How do millennials define luxury travel and why does it matter?

While millennials are optimistic about the future, they believe in living for today. Therefore, they are willing to spend more on material items they feel are special to them, or dig deep for an experience of a lifetime...

By Cari Coetzee 31 May 2017

WTM Africa 2017 impressive increase in numbers
WTM Africa 2017 impressive increase in numbers

The WTM portfolio is set to smash last year's achievement of $7bn worldwide industry deals after posting impressive visitor increases at its recent 2017 events - WTM Latin America, WTM Africa and Arabian Travel Market...

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 26 May 2017

#WTMA17: Reunion Island, for the curious traveller
#WTMA17: Reunion Island, for the curious traveller

"Reunion Island offers the perfect retreat away from the mundane and allows for the curious traveller to venture into the unknown, with a promise of adventure on the horizon."

By Cari Coetzee 16 May 2017

#WTMA17: An African experience with a cultural twist in Swaziland
#WTMA17: An African experience with a cultural twist in Swaziland

Swaziland Tourism recently exhibited at WTM Africa 2017, showing that this small, landlocked country has big aspirations for its tourism industry...

By Cari Coetzee 15 May 2017

Guerilla Marketing showcases performance-based marketing solutions at WTM Africa
Guerilla Marketing showcases performance-based marketing solutions at WTM Africa

The just-ended World Travel Market Africa 2017, held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, provided a shot in the arm for travel and tourism businesses in Africa...

Issued by Adclick Africa Media Group 11 May 2017

#WTMA17: VR, the future of travel marketing
#WTMA17: VR, the future of travel marketing

We chat to Kelly Jackson, GM of Contiki SA, about using VR technology to give travellers a taste of what they could experience in real life...

By Cari Coetzee 10 May 2017

#WTMA17: Euromonitor shares key tourism trends in Africa
#WTMA17: Euromonitor shares key tourism trends in Africa

Speaking at WTM Africa 2017, Christy Tawii, research analyst at Euromonitor International explored some of the key trends influencing and driving growth in the African tourism industry...

By Cari Coetzee 9 May 2017

#WTMA17: The fast changing world of influencer and social media marketing
#WTMA17: The fast changing world of influencer and social media marketing

A panel of travel bloggers and influencers gathered at WTM Africa 2017, to chat about the do's and don'ts of influencer marketing and the use of social media as a destination marketing tool...

By Robin Fredericks 5 May 2017

City Sightseeing now connects all Cape Town Big 7 attractions
City Sightseeing now connects all Cape Town Big 7 attractions

City Sightseeing, recently added the Cape Point Explorer to their offering and now links all Cape Town Big 7 attractions. The new Cape Point Explorer is a guided tour taking visitors to the Cape Point reserve...

5 May 2017

WTM Africa 2017 celebrates multiple successes
WTM Africa 2017 celebrates multiple successes

From increased visitor numbers, to more media and even greater attendance by trade specialists, World Travel Market Africa 2017 closed with praise from both local and international travel professionals...

Issued by WORLD TRAVEL MARKET AFRICA 5 May 2017

#WTMA17: Travelling by the coast with Oyster Bay Lodge
#WTMA17: Travelling by the coast with Oyster Bay Lodge

As a destination to unwind from one's busy schedule and daily routine, the Oyster Bay Lodge has become known for its revitalising atmosphere and outdoor activities...

By Robin Fredericks 4 May 2017

#WTMA17: When Just a Drop can make everything count
#WTMA17: When Just a Drop can make everything count

This year, Just a Drop partnered with World Travel Market, whose events responsible tourism agenda highlighted ‘This Bottle is a Lifesaver” campaign...

By Robin Fredericks 3 May 2017

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#WTMA17: The Seychelles playing an active role in conserving its biodiversity

David Germain, the director for Africa and America's Seychelles Tourism Board, took us through all that the Seychelles' vibrant holiday destination has to offer...

By Robin Fredericks 2 May 2017

#WTMA17: Rezidor's Marc Descrozaille talks African expansion
#WTMA17: Rezidor's Marc Descrozaille talks African expansion

Marc Descrozaille, area VP, Africa and the Indian Ocean provides insight into Rezidor Hotel Group's expansion into Africa...

By Cari Coetzee and Robin Fredericks 26 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: How to evolve into a 21st century travel agent
#WTMA17: How to evolve into a 21st century travel agent

"We've all read that the travel agent is dead," said Natalia Rosa. The truth is, travel agents aren't dead, they are transforming into 21st century travel agents...

By Cari Coetzee 25 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: Taming the Wild West web of bloggers
#WTMA17: Taming the Wild West web of bloggers

What with accelerating technological developments and a mass of voices and content creators coming and going online, choosing who and what to pay attention to can feel a little overwhelming.

By Ruth Cooper 24 Apr 2017

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#WTMA17: Research indicates growing opportunities for outbound travel in SA

Research released by Grant Thornton and Reed Exhibitions at World Travel Market Africa 2017 indicates growing opportunities for outbound travel in South Africa, with much of the growth coming from intra-Africa leisure travel...

24 Apr 2017

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