CTICC hosts AI robot Miss Pepper
CTICC hosts AI robot Miss Pepper

Developed by SoftBank Robotics, Miss Pepper, who is capable of interacting with humans and can adapt her interaction according to a human's emotions, was unveiled during the three-day Biomion World Nutrition Forum 2018 conference...

8 Oct 2018

WTM Africa launches dedicated hosted buyer programme for international exhibitors
WTM Africa launches dedicated hosted buyer programme for international exhibitors

"This programme will ensure that out outbound international exhibitors can arrange appointments with potential hosted buyers in advance that are actively selling travel, accommodation and experiences to the African market."

12 Sep 2018

#WomensMonth: Meet Megan Arendse, a woman who's playing a significant role in Mice tourism
#WomensMonth: Meet Megan Arendse, a woman who's playing a significant role in Mice tourism

In celebration of #WomensMonth, we chat to Megan Arendse, convention centre manager of Sun International's flagship resort, Sun City about what it means to be a woman in the MICE industry, the challenges she has faced and her message for Women's Month.

By Robin Fredericks 30 Aug 2018

2019 YPO Edge, Global Leadership Conference is Cape Town bound
2019 YPO Edge, Global Leadership Conference is Cape Town bound

Cape Town has been selected as the host of the 2019 YPO Edge and Global Leadership Conference (GLC) taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in March 2019...

22 Aug 2018

The importance of the MICE industry and business events in South Africa
The importance of the MICE industry and business events in South Africa

What is MICE and how does it impact our economy?...

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SA MICE industry at the forefront of business events in Africa
SA MICE industry at the forefront of business events in Africa

"Ranked number 34 in the International Congress and Convention Associations' global ranking, South Africa is the number one convention destination in Africa and the Middle East."

3 Aug 2018

Aha Hotels & Lodges completes refurbishment of its Kopanong conference centre
Aha Hotels & Lodges completes refurbishment of its Kopanong conference centre

The conference rooms offer flexibility by maximising venue space through opening the various partition doors, accommodating a maximum of 400 guests in cinema style seating, 270 delegates in school room seating and up to 260 guests in banquet style...

10 Jul 2018

THINC Africa 2018 a boost in African tourism
THINC Africa 2018 a boost in African tourism

"There's a consistently negative stigma around travelling in Africa which has been snowballing for years. We need to position ourselves correctly and draw attention to the positive experiences that can be had here."

3 Jul 2018

Voting now open for the 2018 World Travel Awards
Voting now open for the 2018 World Travel Awards

Members of the public have until 19 August 2018 to cast their votes...

22 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 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

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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#AfricaMonth: Pave the way to Open Skies

Although it's certainly not feasible for Africa to have thousands of city pairs because the traveller demand simply doesn't exist, there are several hundred city pairs that would certainly be sustainable...

By Natalia Rosa 22 May 2018

Bleisure travel expected to grow in 2018 and beyond
Bleisure travel expected to grow in 2018 and beyond

In South Africa's tight economy, bleisure, as a rising trend, has become the ideal way to find a balance between work and play...

21 May 2018

What will it take for travel consultants to survive?
What will it take for travel consultants to survive?

They say that the universities and colleges of today are training people for careers that don't even exist. The question we should be asking in travel is: What are the skills that future travel professionals will need to do their jobs?

21 May 2018

Joburg moves up global ICCA rankings, now aims for top 100
Joburg moves up global ICCA rankings, now aims for top 100

"We have moved from position 186 to 113 globally, while also improving our ranking in Africa from position five to two. Now our team is aiming for a position in the top 100 globally in 2018..."

18 May 2018

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#Indaba2018: Experiential tourists embracing sustainable tourism

Resistance to the negative impact of tourism, such as price inflation, is rising across the world. Simultaneously, tourists are getting off the bus as the trend towards experiences grows...

By Danette Breitenbach 17 May 2018

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#Indaba2018: Increasing the value of tourism through collaboration

"Tourism growth and sharing the benefits of tourism, contribute to replacing poverty and despair with prosperity and hope. Africa's Travel Indaba is the ideal springboard for further growth."

By Danette Breitenbach 16 May 2018

The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it's bigger than we thought)
The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it's bigger than we thought)

The carbon footprint of tourism is about four times larger than previously thought, according to a world-first study published in Nature Climate Change...

By Arunima Malik & Ya-Yen Sun 15 May 2018

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Sustainable conferences and events: An event greening guide

Conferences and events have a significant impact on the communities and the environment where they are hosted - some good, some bad. What is the right way to address sustainability?

14 May 2018

A survival guide to the five most expensive cities for South African business travellers
A survival guide to the five most expensive cities for South African business travellers

Corporate Traveller, a division of the Flight Centre Travel Group, names the five most expensive cities for South African business travellers and provides survival tips for when traveling for business to those destination.

14 May 2018

#Indaba2018: Amadeus, SA tourism industry enters into transformational collaboration
#Indaba2018: Amadeus, SA tourism industry enters into transformational collaboration

Amadeus IT Group - in a first-of-its-kind public-private collaboration - will develop a new National Tourism Visitor Information System as well as establish a Travel and Tourism Training Academy to accelerate skills development and create career opportunities for young South Africans in the industry...

11 May 2018

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#Indaba2018: KZN gateway to Europe now open

"The gateway to Europe is now open. We are taking Durban to the world and the world to Durban."

By Danette Breitenbach 10 May 2018

#Indaba2018: Telling Africa's stories to increase tourism
#Indaba2018: Telling Africa's stories to increase tourism

"Showcase our Indaba and take it to more than 80 countries here for the next three days." This year's theme is Africa's Stories, Your Success and focuses on a united goal to deliver authentic stories to increase tourism to Africa sustainably...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2018

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#Indaba2018: Tourism's time in the spotlight

Indaba is a tourism trade B2B affair, but tourism in the African context is closely linked to infrastructural development within the individual countries that make up the continent...

By Danny Bryer 9 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The rise of Nigeria - why we should be paying attention to this travel market
#AfricaMonth: The rise of Nigeria - why we should be paying attention to this travel market

There's an energy and dogged determination one feels when visiting Nigeria for the first time. It's that palpable can-do, roll-up-your-sleeves, hurry-up-and-wait atmosphere that is simply intoxicating...

By Natalia Rosa 8 May 2018

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ICCA names Cape Town top MICE destination in Africa

Cape Town has been named as the number one meetings destination in Africa for the tenth consecutive year...

8 May 2018

KZN, Durban open for business as it readies for Africa's #Indaba2018
KZN, Durban open for business as it readies for Africa's #Indaba2018

Underpinning Africa's Travel Indaba is tourism which energises economies and fuels the economic transformation of countries on the continent. Its benefits range from livelihoods improvement to export diversification...

7 May 2018

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#AfricaMonth: Creating a conducive environment for corporate travel in Africa

Rebone Motsatsi, Avis Rent a Car executive: commercial and licensees on corporate travel in Africa shares his thoughts on the business travel market, MICE destinations and the role government can play in making the country more attractive to corporates.

4 May 2018

#WTMA18: Six trends driving growth and change in African tourism
#WTMA18: Six trends driving growth and change in African tourism

Each region is different and coping with different tensions. Mature economies have been struggling to maintain positive growth, and emerging markets have had their own challenges to deal with...

By Cari Coetzee 3 May 2018

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