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#CommerceMonth: online bookings scaled to grow
#CommerceMonth: online bookings scaled to grow

We spoke to Tom Williams, COO of online booking site SafariNow, to find out how e-commerce has changed the way business works...

By Cari Van Wyk 14 hours ago

Express gateway to Cape Town centre
Express gateway to Cape Town centre

What you can expect from the Holiday Inn Express is exactly those things that you need, especially if you're on a business trip. The ladies at reception will expressly set you up with...

By Cari Van Wyk 2 days ago

18 reasons why you should go on a Namibia self-drive safari
18 reasons why you should go on a Namibia self-drive safari

Namibia is the ideal self-drive safari escape if you're thinking of getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city to experience an authentic African safari...

By Jarred Manasse 3 days ago

Martin Modarelli, Commercial Director UK, Nordic Countries and Africa, LATAM
WTM Africa 2016: LATAM Airlines ready to introduce itself to the world

We caught up with Martin Modarelli, globe trotter and commercial director UK, Nordic countries and Africa for LATAM airlines at the LATAM stand to get some more inside info...

By Cari Van Wyk 8 Apr 2016

Stelle Obinwa being interviewed at WTM Africa 2016.
WTM Africa 2016: A destination within a destination

We caught up with Stella Obinwa, regional director for Dubai Tourism, and wanted to know more about Dubai Tourism's plans, parks and more...

By Cari Van Wyk 7 Apr 2016

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EDP to further National Development Plan for participation in tourism

The Deputy Minister of Tourism Tokozile Xasa, in partnership with the UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership recently launched the Executive Development Programme for...

By Cari Van Wyk 5 Apr 2016

18 reasons why you should see the Big Five
18 reasons why you should see the Big Five

Did you know that the lion, leopard, African buffalo, elephant and rhino were officially called the Big Five with the reason that they were the most dangerous animals...

By Jarred Manasse 1 Apr 2016

#BrandManagerMonth: What is your brand's personality?
#BrandManagerMonth: What is your brand's personality?

Crowne Plaza is perfectly situated for business in Rosebank and it's no surprise that Henri-Basil Hearne plays to its strengths as a business and pleasure hotel...

By Cari Van Wyk 31 Mar 2016

Enver Duminy
Two footed tourism an economic boon for CT

On 26 March 2016 locals and visitors descended on Cape Town for the world's most beautiful marathon, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon...

By Cari Van Wyk 29 Mar 2016

The Swiss Adventure Part 2 - Curling and Klosters
The Swiss Adventure Part 2 - Curling and Klosters

Day two in Switzerland dawned clear and sunny with not a cloud in the sky or a whisper of wind; however, it was still cold enough to make you catch your breath when first stepping out of any form of heating.

By Ruth Cooper 23 Mar 2016

The Swiss adventure part 1 - A day in Davos
The Swiss adventure part 1 - A day in Davos

The crack of virgin snow, your boots the first to break the pure. Inhale the air so fresh and damp; fill your lungs and exhale a puff of icy smoke. It's all so still, so silent, the crunch crunch of footsteps the only sound.

By Ruth Cooper 16 Mar 2016

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Festive flights: who soared and who was grounded on social media

If engagement on Facebook is anything to go by, it looks like Mango was a clear winner...

By Nick Paul 16 Mar 2016

Grab your smartphone - anyone can contribute to Google's Mzansi Experience
Grab your smartphone - anyone can contribute to Google's Mzansi Experience

If you are one of the 23 million smartphone users in South Africa, there's a good chance that you can contribute to Google's Mzansi experience...

By Jarred Manasse 15 Mar 2016

#BrandManagerMonth: You have to live your brand
#BrandManagerMonth: You have to live your brand

Sharon Gilbert-Rivett, marketing manager for Fair Trade Tourism, is an award-winning journalist, tourism consultant, safari aficionado and wildlife film-maker...

By Cari Van Wyk 14 Mar 2016

Maxine Case
#BrandManagerMonth: My brand is Cape Town

Meet Maxine Case, award-winning author, digital editor and brand ambassador of Cape Town Partnership. She shares her passion for Cape Town and its history through...

By Cari Van Wyk 10 Mar 2016

Nadav Ossendryver
#DesignMonth: Revolutionising the safari experience

Combining the concept of crowdsourcing and social media, Kruger enthusiast Nadav Ossendryver has created an app that has revolutionised the game-viewing experience...

By Cari Van Wyk 9 Feb 2016

How Andries Mabila got on track with tours and safaris
How Andries Mabila got on track with tours and safaris

His desire to protect the animals in his care, and a gift for storytelling, inevitably led to Andries realising his full potential as the co-founder of Nghelekele Tours & Safaris...

By Liesl Jobson 3 Feb 2016

Why is business travel so expensive?
Why is business travel so expensive?

Many corporates and government have to deal with high business travel expenses and according to Mikha'il Ernest there is a reason behind why it's so high...

By Cari Van Wyk 2 Feb 2016

Meetings Africa: putting the business events sector to work
Meetings Africa: putting the business events sector to work

Meetings Africa serves as a platform for the business events industry in showcasing South Africa and the rest of the continent's business events and tourism offering...

By Cari Van Wyk 29 Jan 2016

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[BizTrends 2016] Five top trends in tourism

As is the case with so many industries, digital technology will be a major influencer in the tourism sector. These are some of the continuing and emerging trends in 2016...

By Nicci Botha 18 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] New frontiers in travel and tourism
[BizTrends 2016] New frontiers in travel and tourism

Tailor-made messaging, a strong online presence and the power of word-of-mouth marketing are sure to characterise...

By Candice Winterboer 18 Jan 2016

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Do's and don'ts of hosting a travel writer

As a travel writer, just when one thinks it can't get any better, there are moments when it does. The same is true for the other side of the coin...

By Phindiwe Nkosi 22 Dec 2015

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Enhancing your international guests' travel experience

Operators are increasingly under pressure to find innovative ways to differentiate themselves and provide a superior experience to visitors...

By Hein Koen 8 Dec 2015

[Relentlessly Relevant] 1. Lessons on innovation from a Soweto street vendor
[Relentlessly Relevant] 1. Lessons on innovation from a Soweto street vendor

Take the off-ramp near Soweto, stop at just the right place, and you will meet a man who runs an unusual food stall. It isn't part of any retail chain you've ever heard of...

By Douglas Kruger 4 Sep 2015

The Portobello Hotel: a magnet to musos, fashionistas
The Portobello Hotel: a magnet to musos, fashionistas

Even before Julia Roberts entered Hugh Grant's blue door in the movie Notting Hill, W11, or Notting Hill Gate, London in the Royal Borough of Chelsea, was a place to visit...

By Brian Berkman 15 Jul 2015

Stay a while in Stuttgart
Stay a while in Stuttgart

Stuttgart, Germany may be best known as the home of Mercedes Benz, Porsche and of Bosch but it is also within proximity of a charming and characteristic University town, Tübingen...

By Brian Berkman 13 Jul 2015

Meandering in Malaysia: Reasons why you should visit
Meandering in Malaysia: Reasons why you should visit

Malaysia has never been on my bucket list, but when you begin to research the destination, you'll be surprised at what you will find...

By Evan-Lee Courie 8 Jul 2015

Ten little things that Japan does differently
Ten little things that Japan does differently

Travel is good for creativity, it forces you to look at the world with fresh eyes - and few countries are as both as strange and familiar as Japan.

By Sarah Britten 18 Jun 2015

Five gadgets to transform the way you travel
Five gadgets to transform the way you travel

Whether you're a seasoned business traveller or just recently started globetrotting, having the right gadgets can make your trip more manageable - and enjoyable...

By Nafisa Akabor 27 May 2015

Trends in ecotourism: how businesses can engage in sustainable travel
Trends in ecotourism: how businesses can engage in sustainable travel

Ecotourism is defined by responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people...

By Eran Feinstein 18 May 2015

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