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Harnessing the power of technology to benefit African tourism businesses

Using technology to connect African nations through tourism will grow the continent's economy and improve its competitiveness with other global tourist destinations...

By Josephine Wawira 8 hours ago

Lily's adds a touch of whimsy to Seapoint strip
Lily's adds a touch of whimsy to Seapoint strip

Lily's, The Kove Collection's new edition and latest eatery gracing the Mouille Point ‘Golden Mile is all kinds of whimsy...

By Ruth Cooper 1 day ago

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Five global retreats every entrepreneur should attend

As an entrepreneur, you're always watching for the next great conference or retreat to attend. If you love to travel and see the world, here are five ideas for your next entrepreneurial adventure...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 2 days ago

Nine global trends in food and beverage
Nine global trends in food and beverage

Globally, food and beverage are playing an increasingly important role in the reason people visit shopping centres...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

#FoodTrends: Chocolate health benefits
#FoodTrends: Chocolate health benefits

Chef Janine of Big Easy Durban throws caution to the wind and shares the sheer indulgence of chocolate with bizcommunity readers. But there's a twist - chocolate is full of health benefits and more...

By Janine Fourie 19 May 2017

Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport offers a convenient and comfortable stay
Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport offers a convenient and comfortable stay

Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport is the perfect choice for travellers visiting Johannesburg for a quick stop...

By Eugene Yiga 19 May 2017

#Indaba2017: Tourism's potential to change and grow Africa
#Indaba2017: Tourism's potential to change and grow Africa

"Tourism is the new currency that ignites and unites our continent. We are looking forward to exciting times ahead for this industry on our continent.”

By Danette Breitenbach 18 May 2017

#Indaba2017: Indaba rebranded to Africa's Travel Indaba
#Indaba2017: Indaba rebranded to Africa's Travel Indaba

The annual Travel Indaba has rebranded to Africa's Travel Indaba, reflecting its evolution from a locally-orientated event to one that is representative of the African continent...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 May 2017

Wild and romantic Samara
Wild and romantic Samara

Breathtakingly dramatic, wild and untamed and impossibly romantic Samara Luxury Private Game Lodge is an ideal spot for uncluttered and secluded wild life spotting and leisurely unwinding.

By Ruth Cooper 16 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

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The raging online battle between OTAs and hotels

As hotels consistently push for direct bookings, so are Online Travel Agents (OTAs) pushing to continue leading in the online hotel market.

By Josephine Wawira 11 May 2017

Head Lakeside when travelling the Garden Route
Head Lakeside when travelling the Garden Route

If you find yourself travelling the ever-popular Garden Route, make sure to add Lakeside Lodge and Spa in Sedgefield to your list of places to visit. This peaceful 5-star lodge is a perfect resting spot between Cape Town and Plett or Jeffrey's Bay.

By Ruth Cooper 10 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

#Indaba2017: Africa moves you
#Indaba2017: Africa moves you

“Not only do we want to show the world what Africa has to offer, but by presenting a fantastic product, we want it to lead to more business and through that have a bigger impact on the economies of the different countries in Africa."

By Danette Breitenbach 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

Hein Kaiser, fastjet GM Marketing and Communications
Hein Kaiser plans to keep it simple and authentic for fastjet brand

"The right product, the right price, at the right time. In short, delivering a compelling value proposition. Cultural and language nuances aside, this is a fundamental truth across all consumer groups."

By Cari Coetzee 9 May 2017

Dale Simpson, Radisson RED Cape Town's fearless curator
Dale Simpson, Radisson RED Cape Town's fearless curator

After a global search, Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront, Cape Town has appointed Dale Simpson, who will take charge of launching this revolutionary and trendy brand in the Mother city, as its curator...

By Cari Coetzee 8 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

Hotel management companies: Finding the perfect match
Hotel management companies: Finding the perfect match

Whether buying or building a hotel, the decision to involve a hotel management company is a big one...

By Guy Stehlik 5 May 2017

Nick Sarnadas
#AfricaMonth: What's on the menu for Food & Hospitality Africa 2017?

We chat to Nick Sarnadas from Food & Hospitality Africa, the largest pan-African food, drink, and hospitality trade show, to find out what's on the menu this year...

By Cari Coetzee 4 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

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Airline PR disasters and the lessons you can learn

In light of the recent news reports on bad customer service on airlines, Aki Kalliatakis from Leadership LaunchPad shares a number of ariline PR disasters and some lessons you can learn from them...

By Aki Kalliatakis 3 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

Trends shaping hospitality in the second quarter of 2017
Trends shaping hospitality in the second quarter of 2017

The second quarter of 2017 is expected to experience a further revolution of existing as well as emerging trends...

By Josephine Wawira 3 May 2017

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The iGeneration is the new travel and hospitality disruptor

The incessant tale of the millennials taking over the travel industry has brought with it the rise of another group. By 2020 the iGeneration will account for approximately 40% of all consumers with disposable income to travel...

By Josephine Wawira 2 May 2017

Once in a lifetime dining with One Star House Party
Once in a lifetime dining with One Star House Party

Imagine pumpkin soup served in a gem squash goblet, silky seaweed oil, springbok consommé and biltong like you've never experienced it before...

By Ruth Cooper 2 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

Greyton Lodge offers comfortable, contemporary farm-village style
Greyton Lodge offers comfortable, contemporary farm-village style

In 2012 a North West farmer decides it's time for a life change and asks his children what they should do. “They both said Cape Town,” explains Hendrik Bloem...

By Brian Berkman 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

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