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Three key learnings from the Stellenbosch Business Tourism Indaba
Three key learnings from the Stellenbosch Business Tourism Indaba

Hosted by Stellenbosch 360 and in partnership with Wesgro and the South African National Convention Bureau, the first ever Business Tourism Indaba was held at Hofmeyer Hall in Stellenbosch...

By Ruth Cooper 3 days ago

Steady growth of internet penetration in Africa a boost for e-tourism
Steady growth of internet penetration in Africa a boost for e-tourism

There are approximately 345 million internet users in Africa, representing 9.3% of the total population. This reflects the opportunity for tourism and hospitality industry players in exploiting the internet to grow e-tourism...

By Josephine Wawira 9 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: FOMO Travel
#StartupStory: FOMO Travel

With the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme well underway, we chat to our first startup, FOMO Travel, about how the business is making travel affordable and debt free...

By Ilse van den Berg 31 May 2017

Anthony Berklich, founder of Inspired Citizen, in Morocco
#WTMA17: How do millennials define luxury travel and why does it matter?

While millennials are optimistic about the future, they believe in living for today. Therefore, they are willing to spend more on material items they feel are special to them, or dig deep for an experience of a lifetime...

By Cari Coetzee 31 May 2017

Is Airbnb really a threat to the hotel industry?
Is Airbnb really a threat to the hotel industry?

We read all the time about how the sharing economy - a new form of doing business that puts the supplier and the customer together digitally, leaving out the intermediary - threatens the sustainability of existing businesses...

By Danny Bryer 29 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

#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

#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: 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

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

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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

#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

MSC introduces new ships, destination and MD
MSC introduces new ships, destination and MD

Not long after appointing Ross Volk to the position of managing director of MSC Cruises South Africa, the company has also announced that it will be introducing the MSC Meraviglia...

By Angie White 24 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: Using digital marketing to convince young Africans to travel
#WTMA17: Using digital marketing to convince young Africans to travel

"Africa's online landscape is mobile but mostly feature phone based. Travel still needs to better embrace mobile by delivering mobile and thumb ready experiences to the African youth."

By Cari Coetzee 19 Apr 2017

Five of the best small towns in the Western Cape
Five of the best small towns in the Western Cape

The Western Cape is one of the most exciting places to visit in South Africa, while many towns in this province are unique and beautiful

By Jarred Manasse 7 Apr 2017

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The importance of Africa's middle-class in the hospitality industry

A rising middle-class, especially concentrated in urban areas, is a contributor to the expansion of hotels in the continent...

By Josephine Wawira 6 Apr 2017

#Shotleft: an experience of the Bacchian kind at Tokara
#Shotleft: an experience of the Bacchian kind at Tokara

Boasting magnificent views over vineyards and olive trees, award-winning wines, and delicious food, Tokara will enchant you stay a little longer than anticipated...

By Cari Coetzee 5 Apr 2017

Desmond O'Connor
Returning to an elegant era of travel with Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town

"A truly great hotel expresses a view of the history and heritage of its location, and the Radisson Blu's architecture does just this, conveying a strong historical story filtering through to each room."

By Cari Coetzee 4 Apr 2017

Majozi
#BrandManagerMonth: Majozi on the road with Premier Hotels & Resorts

Premier Hotels & Resorts have made rising star Majozi its official brand ambassador for 2017...

By Cari Coetzee 30 Mar 2017

Five ways to explore Knysna
Five ways to explore Knysna

From the famous Knysna Forest Marathon to the Rotary Knysna SPLASH, the picturesque town of Knysna along the popular Garden Route offers many opportunities to don your #activewear. Here are five active ways to explore Knysna...

By Ruth Cooper 28 Mar 2017

Rebecca Rusch and adventurer Patrick Sweeney. Image: Pat R. Notaro III
Explore Africa's havens for bikers

From mountain biking to road cycling, BMX racing, or just leisure biking, Africa is an awe-inspiring destination for bikers across the world...

By Josephine Wawira 22 Mar 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: Repositioned Club Med opens up a world of choices
#BrandManagerMonth: Repositioned Club Med opens up a world of choices

"The campaign is a lot more emotive and experience-driven to what we have done before, from a marketing perspective, and embodies and illustrates Club Med's double commitment ever since it was created in 1950."

By Cari Coetzee 17 Mar 2017

Five safari destinations for first-time travellers
Five safari destinations for first-time travellers

Safaris promise unique cultural encounters, captivating wildlife adventure, and spectacular scenery. Here are five of the best safari destinations for first-time travellers:

By Jarred Manasse 14 Mar 2017

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