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Technologies that will enhance hotel experience in 2018
Technologies that will enhance hotel experience in 2018

As we look forward to closing the year, Jumia Travel takes a keen look at emerging and growing hotel technologies that will shape the new year...

13 Dec 2017

Disruptive innovation: Are we there yet?
Disruptive innovation: Are we there yet?

If Uber and Airbnb does not qualify as genuinely disruptive companies, what is then a potentially disruptive innovation in hospitality?

By Carlos Martin-Rios 13 Dec 2017

Always-on a must for South African digital travellers
Always-on a must for South African digital travellers

The digital traveller experience lets consumers take full control over all aspects of their holidays. Much of this digital transformation is driven by the consumer's desire to...

By Claude Schuck 11 Dec 2017

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Prioritising effective EAM software solutions for customer satisfaction in the hospitality industry

Collectively, industries across the globe are turning to technological innovation to achieve service excellence - no less the hospitality industry...

11 Dec 2017

Tink Labs' handy revolutionises hospitality industry, experiences for travellers in Africa
Tink Labs' handy revolutionises hospitality industry, experiences for travellers in Africa

Created by founder and CEO of Tink Labs, Terence Kwok, handy is more than just platform to interact with hotels, it enables guests to have a hassle-free travel experience...

By Robin Fredericks 8 Dec 2017

Can independent hotels afford not to be revenue savvy?
Can independent hotels afford not to be revenue savvy?

Revenue management, although a well-established discipline in the industry for more than a decade, is a misunderstood, if not entirely absent concept in many hotels...

By Theresa Prins 7 Dec 2017

Handy smartphone for hotels: A revolutionary hospitality IoT solution
Handy smartphone for hotels: A revolutionary hospitality IoT solution

Tink Labs Limited officially launched the Handy smartphone, a suite of tools and call-to-action functions that reshapes the way hotels engage, communicate and cater to guests and their modern travel needs...

6 Dec 2017

Tech narrows geographical boundaries
Tech narrows geographical boundaries

A travel journey begins in the imagination. As the saying goes, it's about the journey, not the destination - and the journey is not simply the distance as the crow flies from one place to another...

By Danny Bryer 5 Dec 2017

Growing customer demand has Cathay Pacific Group introduce high-speed Wi-Fi to its fleet
Growing customer demand has Cathay Pacific Group introduce high-speed Wi-Fi to its fleet

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon adopt Gogo's 2Ku satellite-based broadband in-flight connectivity technology - it will be installed on the airlines' Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 aircraft...

23 Nov 2017

Journey Organiser GPS logbook automates and expedites tax and business travel claims
Journey Organiser GPS logbook automates and expedites tax and business travel claims

Do inaccurate logs mean that your company or clients are not reimbursing you for the full amount you're owed, or that you can't claim the proper tax deduction for all your business travel?...

Issued by Tiger Wheel & Tyre 21 Nov 2017

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TRVL: Shaking up the online travel industry with Jochem Wijnands

TRVL is a peer-to-peer booking platform that gives everyone access to the travel agent world. We chat to founder and CEO Jochem Wijnands about his new startup that is set to cause a stir in the travel industry...

By Cari Coetzee 17 Nov 2017

Smart Hotels: The hotel scene is changing and Gen Y is behind it
Smart Hotels: The hotel scene is changing and Gen Y is behind it

Traditionally, hotels focus on personal customer service and luxury, but the scene is changing - it is evolving to become an experience in technological advancement with various online and automated services to choose from...

15 Nov 2017

Global travel trends that will help position SA as a sought-after travel destination in 2018
Global travel trends that will help position SA as a sought-after travel destination in 2018

The South African tourism industry stands to benefit from global travel trends that will allow it to position SA as a sought-after travel destination in 2018...

14 Nov 2017

Zapper and FlySafair join forces to enhance flight booking, payment service
Zapper and FlySafair join forces to enhance flight booking, payment service

FlySafair and Zapper have joined forces to provide travellers with a more feasible flight booking service. Travellers can now use the Zapper app to pay for FlySafair tickets online...

13 Nov 2017

Direct bookings set to redefine hotel marketing
Direct bookings set to redefine hotel marketing

Guerilla Marketing, a specialist digital agency for hoteliers in South Africa, recently hosted a groundbreaking direct booking summit in Cape Town on 25 October...

Issued by Adclick Africa Media Group 9 Nov 2017

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Developing smart cities, identifying unique experiences key to growing tourism in Africa

To ensure sustained tourism and overall economic growth, African cities need to find ways to develop into smart cities capable of attracting visitors, offering unique experiences and overcoming...

3 Nov 2017

Airport retail gets virtual at OR Tambo
Airport retail gets virtual at OR Tambo

A millimetre-accurate map now allows OR Tambo International Airport visitors to navigate around retailers in the domestic and international terminals...

3 Nov 2017

Photo: Rudolph de Girardier. Source: Google Photos.
Google Street View, Drive South Africa collab captures all of SA wilderness in 360°

"For the first time, travellers and wildlife lovers from across the globe can explore the full spectrum of South Africa's diverse wilderness areas on Google Maps and Street View."

3 Nov 2017

Chef Glen Foxcroft-Williams. Photo: Claire Gunn
How are SA restaurants weathering the storm?

Restaurants play a significant role in how tourists experience South Africa, but hospitality is faced with challenges that make operating in a tight-margin industry particularly difficult...

2 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

NEXTT: Delivering on the future of air travel
NEXTT: Delivering on the future of air travel

On-ground concepts will increasingly be required to optimise the use of emerging technologies, processes and design developments. The New Experience in Travel and Technologies initiative aims to help deliver this future...

27 Oct 2017

Air passengers want more digital technology, more control over travel processes
Air passengers want more digital technology, more control over travel processes

IATA's 2017 Global Passenger Survey showed that passengers expect technology to give them more control over their travel experience. Digital travel processes are the expectation and passengers want more...

26 Oct 2017

Airbnb's Chris Lehane and CiTi's Joshin Raghurb
Airbnb's authentic experiences boost local communities through technology

Airbnb's Chris Lehane and CiTi's Joshin Raghurbar took part in a conversation on how, through technology, tourism can generate new economic opportunities and authentic experiences...

By Robin Fredericks 26 Oct 2017

Technology crucial in changing, advancing the tourism industry
Technology crucial in changing, advancing the tourism industry

Technology has eradicated borders and tedious admin in the tourism space. Businesses have had to continuously adjust to the ongoing advances that have a direct impact on...

25 Oct 2017

African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities
African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities

Using data to understand travellers' spending behaviours, their habits as well as their preferences, has the power to increase the number of customers and the spend...

By Elias Aad 19 Oct 2017

City of Cape Town, Airbnb to collaborate on spreading the benefits of tourism
City of Cape Town, Airbnb to collaborate on spreading the benefits of tourism

The City of Cape Town and Airbnb has signed a collaboration agreement to promote the benefits of people-to-people tourism for Cape Town residents and promote Cape Town across the world...

19 Oct 2017

Mobile payments give you wings
Mobile payments give you wings

Globally, mobile payments will reach $75bn in 2017, with the potential of reaching $503bn by 2020 as a result of advances in technology...

12 Oct 2017

MSC Cruises' innovative surveillance system bridges gap in overboard detection
MSC Cruises' innovative surveillance system bridges gap in overboard detection

MSC Cruises has launched a new vanguard video surveillance system, further optimising aspects of security for all guests and crew on board the ship...

11 Oct 2017

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A new distribution landscape: Bringing blockchain to the travel industry

Lufthansa Group has partnered with Winding Tree which has dedicated itself to reorganising travel distribution. With a decentralised B2B marketplace system powering blockchain-based travel booking transactions...

11 Oct 2017

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