Tourism Trends 2018

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Revised vision for Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

It's been almost a year since the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (NMB Stadium) moved under the aegis of the city and the Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA)...

By Mpho Mokonyama 21 Dec 2017

R37m boost for Cape business tourism
R37m boost for Cape business tourism

Business tourism is an important component of the Western Cape's economy, so the influx of 2,600 delegates - thanks to four successful bids - will provide an estimated R37m boost to local coffers...

18 Dec 2017

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SA propels MICE industry, adopts bidding support programme

South Africa's deputy minister of tourism, Elizabeth Thabethe has announced a delegate-boosting plan as part of a bidding support programme to propel the country's business events industry...

4 Dec 2017

Magalies Park - First Group Resort of the Year 2017
Resorts need to keep evolving to deliver an experience beyond accommodation

Resorts need to constantly evolve if they want to deliver the right mix of products that cater for guests from all market segments...

24 Nov 2017

Angola-South Africa visa-free exemption opens doors for trade and foreign direct investment
Angola-South Africa visa-free exemption opens doors for trade and foreign direct investment

The South African and Angolan governments' decision to exempt each other's ordinary passports from visa requirements is set to have a positive effect on business and leisure tourism, open doors for future trade and foreign direct investment...

24 Nov 2017

New Umhlanga business and leisure hotel officially opens in December
New Umhlanga business and leisure hotel officially opens in December

Offering 140 apartments and extensive conference and meeting facilities accommodating up to 200 delegates, the hotel has direct access to the main Umhlanga Beach...

24 Nov 2017

IHG grows footprint in Cairo with signing of first Crowne Plaza
IHG grows footprint in Cairo with signing of first Crowne Plaza

IHG has signed the Crowne Plaza Cairo Sheikh Zayed City hotel, the first Crowne Plaza in Cario, scheduled to open in 2021...

23 Nov 2017

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Ironman 'invaluable' to city economy

Hosting the Ironman 70.3 World Championship will cost Nelson Mandela Bay more than R200m over the next year, but the event will be invaluable to the city's economy and tourism industry...

By Odette Parfitt 21 Nov 2017

InterContinental O.R Tambo Airport Hotel loved by guests, wins gold
InterContinental O.R Tambo Airport Hotel loved by guests, wins gold

The airport hotel has become one of South Africa's sought-after hotels, providing guests with an unforgettable experience, from arrival to departure...

21 Nov 2017

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Thebe's new tourism projects pay homage to SA history, set to transform SA tourism offering

Thebe Tourism Group CEO has revealed new major tourism projects in iconic locations set to transform South African tourism and which visitors to the country can look forward to, during WTM London...

7 Nov 2017

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Marriott opens second hotel in Kenya overlooking famous Nairobi National Park

Marriott International has further strengthened its presence in Kenya with the announcement of the opening of its second hotel, Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport, overlooking the World's Wildlife Capital...

7 Nov 2017

Johannesburg only sub-Saharan Africa city in Top 100 City Destinations Ranking 2017
Johannesburg only sub-Saharan Africa city in Top 100 City Destinations Ranking 2017

Euromonitor International has released the 2017 edition of the Top 100 City Destinations Ranking, incorporating global travel trends to provide insight on how cities are at the forefront of tourism growth...

7 Nov 2017

SA preferred bidder for Rugby World Cup 2023
SA preferred bidder for Rugby World Cup 2023

SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux has pledged that South Africa will deliver a "Triple Win" in the 2023 Rugby World Cup...

1 Nov 2017

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Transcorp Hilton Abuja to remain under Hilton management until 2037

Hilton and Transcorp Hotels Plc has signed a 20-year extension to the current agreement to manage the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja which will see Hilton manage the property until 2037...

1 Nov 2017

Innovative campaigns, initiatives make for Cape Town Tourism success story
Innovative campaigns, initiatives make for Cape Town Tourism success story

According to Cape Tourism's Annual General Meeting report, many successful activities have taken place over the past financial year...

31 Oct 2017

Julie-May Ellingson, CEO, CTICC
CTICC financial results confirm its value to SA economy, business tourism industry

According to the financial results of the CTICC, the centre generated R216m in revenue, contributed R3.7bn to the national economy, sustained 7,824 jobs, hosted 482 events and 416,733 delegates...

27 Oct 2017

Birchwood Hotel rated in top three of best venues in Gauteng
Birchwood Hotel rated in top three of best venues in Gauteng

The Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre was selected as one of the three provincial winners in the Meetings, Exhibitions and Special Events category at the Lilizela Tourism Gauteng Awards...

Issued by Birchwood Hotel 23 Oct 2017

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IHG reveals new hotel concept in Singapore

The InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay offers a stylish, but laid back, relaxed feel, blending seamlessly into its residential surrounds...

17 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts
#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts

Concepts Collection creates unforgettable luxury experiences. We chat to Christina and Richard Holt to find out how it all started and what it takes to run one of the leading luxury brands in SA...

By Cari Coetzee 16 Oct 2017

Ethiopia launches e-visa service for African and international MICE participants
Ethiopia launches e-visa service for African and international MICE participants

The service enables MICE participants to issue their visa, book, pay and check-in their flight with Ethiopian Airlines - all online...

13 Oct 2017

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Winners of World Travel Awards Africa announced

The World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony 2017 saw Rwanda take top honours as Africa's leading destination...

11 Oct 2017

Business-leisure market in Africa grows
Business-leisure market in Africa grows

African conferencing facilities are becoming more than just venues for local gatherings and are now attracting major international events...

By Elzaan van Rhyn 9 Oct 2017

The realities of catering for Generation Z in the MICE space
The realities of catering for Generation Z in the MICE space

To cater for the next generation in the meetings and incentives space, there are four realities you need to consider...

By Chantal Kliche 5 Oct 2017

Top tips on making business travel worth your while
Top tips on making business travel worth your while

It may seem like the days of face-to-face meetings are numbered. However, there's no substitute for meeting someone in person, especially at critical junctures in a business relationship...

28 Sep 2017

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

City's big-spending visitors contribute to the tourism economy
City's big-spending visitors contribute to the tourism economy

Experiential tourism is providing more than just kicks for visitors, it's also spreading tourism rands wider across the destination...

By Avukile Mabombo 19 Sep 2017

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#TourismMonth: Open skies, more business travel means a stronger Africa

As we celebrate Tourism Month, there's an opportunity for us to acknowledge what achieving open skies in Africa would mean for the business community and business travel in general...

By Oz Desai 18 Sep 2017

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Exploring Kenya's Masai Mara through the eyes of a hotelier

Kenya boasts of diverse destinations that remain major attractions for tourists from across the world. From the classic wildlife safaris

By Josephine Wawira 14 Sep 2017

Nelson Mandela Bay offers diverse activities for such as sandboarding for youth to enjoy that are affordable and accessible through purchasing the Nelson Mandela Bay Pass.
#TourismMonth: NMB host #YTC2017, explores future opportunities for youth tourism

Nelson Mandela Bay is currently hosting the SAYTC Conference which brings together youth from around SA to participate in dialogue and future opportunities for the industry during Tourism Month...

13 Sep 2017

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