International spotlight on fair and inclusive tourism shines on Cape Town
International spotlight on fair and inclusive tourism shines on Cape Town

As part of Cape Town Tourism, CEO Enver Duminy has been asked to participate in the UNWTO Global Summit in Seoul, Korea in September 2018. He's been tasked with sharing on the topic of fair and inclusive tourism. Here are the points he'll be addressing, based on his own initiatives and goals...

By Enver Duminy 58 minutes ago

June global passenger demand rises by 7.7%
June global passenger demand rises by 7.7%

The International Air Transport Association has announced its global passenger traffic results for June showing a demand rise of 7.8% percentage points compared to June 2017...

1 day ago

PwC ranks Cape Town as number 1 city of opportunity in Africa
PwC ranks Cape Town as number 1 city of opportunity in Africa

"Cape Town is a city with strong fundamentals, aspiring talent and a palpable excitement, set against a backdrop of inequality, which is borne out of the country's past but which will play a role in the city's future."

1 day ago

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

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

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

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

Technology trends shaping the hospitality sector
Technology trends shaping the hospitality sector

Technology is progressively becoming the backbone of the hospitality sector, and the impact is significantly being felt by hoteliers in their interactions with consumers...

By Josephine Wawira 12 Jul 2018

Local tourism in Nigeria forecasted to get N3.6bn boost
Local tourism in Nigeria forecasted to get N3.6bn boost

International arrivals and employment expected to grow by 1.5% and 3.4% respectively by the end of 2018...

11 Jul 2018

Key insights into Kenya's hospitality industry
Key insights into Kenya's hospitality industry

Jumia Travel, in its annual report delves into Kenya's travel, tourism, and hospitality ecosystem, looking at the sector's GDP contribution, as well as technology trends shaping the hospitality sector...

9 Jul 2018

Africa's hotel market proves resilient in latest PwC findings
Africa's hotel market proves resilient in latest PwC findings

The hotel industry's potential for business growth has been reflected in the increase in the number of foreign and domestic travellers visiting the continent, as well as in the number of hotel chains established...

5 Jul 2018

Natural Selection opens first safari camps in Namibia
Natural Selection opens first safari camps in Namibia

Situated in the rugged and remote northwestern region, both camps opened in June 2018 and offer safari goers an in-depth experience far from the normal tourist track.

4 Jul 2018

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Airbnb Experiences a new stream of revenue in Johannesburg

Airbnb's Experiences launch in Johannesburg offers the city and its people a chance to become part of the local economy...

4 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

Climate-friendly initiatives and actions essential for tourism - UNWTO
Climate-friendly initiatives and actions essential for tourism - UNWTO

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, has called for the tourism sector to take more action in combatting climate change and biodiversity...

25 Jun 2018

Tourism creates 21 million jobs in Africa, exceeds manufacturing, banking
Tourism creates 21 million jobs in Africa, exceeds manufacturing, banking

"In the African continent, tourism supports about 21 million jobs translating to one in 14 jobs; this is how important tourism is. That is why we are making sure it takes its due place."

18 Jun 2018

#WTMA18: Bringing Africa to New York and New York to Africa
#WTMA18: Bringing Africa to New York and New York to Africa

NYC & Company became a major blip on our radar when it locked in the first ever city-to-city partnership with Cape Town to boost tourism between the two iconic cities. We caught up with Makiko Matsuda Healy, MD of tourism market development, to find out what New York tourism is all about...

By Cari Coetzee 15 Jun 2018

Tanzania's Serengeti voted Best African Safari Park of 2018
Tanzania's Serengeti voted Best African Safari Park of 2018

SafariBookings.com compiled a definitive list of Africa's best safari parks and after in-depth study which included more than 2,500 reviews from safari tourists and industry experts alike, Serengeti was rated the best African Safari Park with an overall rating of 4.9 out of 5...

By Alawi Masare 14 Jun 2018

The top 10 cities for travel and play according to Mastercard
The top 10 cities for travel and play according to Mastercard

The Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index: Play shows that special cities around the world are building a brand of fun, relaxation and enjoyment for like-minded travellers...

14 Jun 2018

Anthony Bourdain's window into Africa
Anthony Bourdain's window into Africa

I was drawn to how Bourdain upended the travel show genre, telling compelling and complicated stories about people and places most Western viewers tend to view through a lens of simplistic stereotypes or caricatures...

By Jacob Henry 14 Jun 2018

The future is hospitable, indeed
The future is hospitable, indeed

Hospitality isn't about serving tea and making beds. It's big business, with immense impact on a country's overall welfare. And it is in need of a new breed of leaders that can bring together the genius of innovation, undivided attention to the client experience and outstanding business savviness...

By Sherif Mamdouh 12 Jun 2018

It is time to change the way you think about business travel
It is time to change the way you think about business travel

Whether you're new to business travel or a veteran corporate jet-setter, here are Flight Centre Business Travel's top tips to making business travel a healthy part of your lifestyle...

12 Jun 2018

Seychelles bans single-use plastic straws to protect environment
Seychelles bans single-use plastic straws to protect environment

"Retailers have been given to January 2019 to use their existing stock of plastic straws. We are going to start an intensive education programme as we also need to present importers with alternatives rather than just stating that we are imposing a ban."

11 Jun 2018

DW journalists investigate bias against Africa visa applications
DW journalists investigate bias against Africa visa applications

Data analysis by Deutsche Welle has shown that visa prospects are worse for Africans in comparison to the rest of the world...

8 Jun 2018

Ministers adopt UNWTO programme to develop tourism in Africa
Ministers adopt UNWTO programme to develop tourism in Africa

"This is a significant milestone for tourism on our continent. We have agreed to implement a series of measures which will develop and grow tourism in a way that advances economic transformation across Africa."

7 Jun 2018

Risk managers recognising importance of crisis communications
Risk managers recognising importance of crisis communications

Crisis communications, reputation and brand value retention are increasingly recognised by risk managers, lawyers and insurers as crucial to an airline, airport, hotel or other travel and tourism organisation's recovery and ability to continue doing business during and after a crisis event...

By Linden Birns 7 Jun 2018

Ethiopia begins issuing online visas for tourists
Ethiopia begins issuing online visas for tourists

The eVisa for Ethiopia now authorises tourists from across the world to apply for a tourist eVisa online. Once issued, the Ethiopian eVisa is valid for 30 or 90 days depending on the applicant's selection...

4 Jun 2018

Consider this advice before travelling abroad for health care
Consider this advice before travelling abroad for health care

Clinics, hospitals and entire countries are actively trying to attract medical tourists through costly advertisement campaigns and other promotional efforts. But what about the friends and family who accompany them?

By Valorie A. Crooks 4 Jun 2018

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