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#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 1 day ago

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 2 days ago

#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

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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

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#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

#BrandManagerMonth: The brand pillars of historic Lanzerac
#BrandManagerMonth: The brand pillars of historic Lanzerac

Lanzerac's GM, Barend Barnard, tells the Lanzerac story - from the estate's offering to its award-winning wine...

By Cari Coetzee 14 Mar 2017

Andrew Shelton
#BrandManagerMonth: Cheapflights in a time of travel bans, Brexit and savvy consumers

We had a chat with award-winning commercial marketer and Cheapflights MD, Andrew Shelton, to find out what's in store for the Cheapflights brand in 2017...

By Cari Coetzee 14 Mar 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: Carlson Rezidor, Africa's aspirational brand
#BrandManagerMonth: Carlson Rezidor, Africa's aspirational brand

"Instead of starting with a concept and hoping guests like it, we start with the emotions we want guests to experience, then create the concepts necessary to bring them to life."

By Cari Coetzee 13 Mar 2017

Golfer at Tamarina
Preferential agreement enriches Mauritius golf offering

Sugar Beach Hotel has been renamed Sugar Beach Golf & Spa Resort after signing a preferential agreement with Tamarina Golf Club, based on the west coast of Mauritius, which has become a popular golfing destination...

By Cari Coetzee 9 Mar 2017

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The best conferencing facilities in Africa 2017

The MICE industry is booming in Africa, with countries investing millions of dollars in constructing or renovating existing conference facilities...

By Josephine Wawira 8 Mar 2017

The big business of bicycles
The big business of bicycles

The Cape Town Cycle Tour, the world's biggest individually timed cycle race, may only take a few exhilarating hours to complete but the impact on the Cape's tourism economy is ginormous...

By Enver Duminy 7 Mar 2017

Behind the scenes: Sarah Graham's Food Safari recipe mag
Behind the scenes: Sarah Graham's Food Safari recipe mag

After starting her food blog in 2010, Sarah Graham has published multiple cookbooks and has been travelling around the country cooking up a storm...

By Cari Coetzee 3 Mar 2017

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Ethiopia's tourism potential yet to be fully exploited

The country is looking for a transformational growth that will take the sector to the next level, marketing Ethiopia locally and internationally to list the country among Africa's top five destinations...

By Josephine Wawira 22 Feb 2017

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Personalising hotel guest experience by leveraging tech

Providing a personalised experience to guests is key to having a competitive advantage in the hotel industry...

By Josephine Wawira 17 Feb 2017

Hard work ahead to address opportunities in tourism
Hard work ahead to address opportunities in tourism

Tourism took a deserved mention in the State President's State of the Nation Address, with the sector viewed as a key area for driving job creation...

By Enver Duminy 16 Feb 2017

Flux in luxury travel and what to know
Flux in luxury travel and what to know

While conventional travel is associated with low-cost adventure, travellers are increasingly shifting gear and are willing to part with the extra dollar for extra special attention and services...

By Josephine Wawira 13 Feb 2017

Samsonite and Uzwelo Luggage Cover
#DesignMonth: Turning excess fabrics destined for landfills into unique luggage covers

Uzwelo Bags has designed and manufactured unique, eye-catching luggage covers that will ensure that you never miss your bag on that overcrowded carousel ever again...

By Cari Coetzee 8 Feb 2017

Queen Mary 2: the ship of superlatives
Queen Mary 2: the ship of superlatives

Queen Mary 2 docked in Cape Town on 26 January 2017 after a £100-million remastering. We were invited to take a tour of QM2 to experience the refit for ourselves and I can say this truly is a ship of superlatives...

By Cari Coetzee 1 Feb 2017

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African tourism expected to grow further in 2017

A boost in African tourism is simultaneous to the economic growth being experienced across many parts of the continent...

By Josephine Wawira 26 Jan 2017

From L to R: City of Johannesburg Acting Deputy Director: Convention Bureau, Rendani Khorommbi; SA Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona; Gauteng Tourisms' Head of Conventions & Events, Nonnie Kubeka, and Chief Convention Bureau Officer of South Africa National Convention Bureau, Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo
#MeetingsAfrica17: Sustainability for inclusiveness

With 40 days to go, Meetings Africa launched at the Living Room, in the Moboneng Precinct Johannesburg, with a clear message: tourism must be sustainable and inclusive if it is to be meaningful...

By Danette Breitenbach 23 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Key trends in the live experience space
#BizTrends2017: Key trends in the live experience space

Alexandre Torrao, MD of MUCHOMOO Experiential Marketing & Events Agency, Johannesburg identifies key trends for 2017 in the live experience space.

By Alexandre Torrao 18 Jan 2017

Wendie White
#BizTrends2017: Travel companies in tune with the tech savvy traveller will thrive

Wendie White, the MD of Lloyd Orr Communications, has enjoyed 32 years' experience in the South African travel industry. We asked White to give us her outlook on Tourism 2017...

By Cari Coetzee 18 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Travellers tired of surprises, striking out on their own
#BizTrends2017: Travellers tired of surprises, striking out on their own

The economic climate and the volatility of the rand, has lead consumers to opt for ‘no surprises' packages, whereby more value for your rand and all-inclusive packages are preferred...

By Cari Coetzee 11 Jan 2017

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