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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 2 days ago

#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

Image by Nick Fox
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

Image by Kenneth Dedeu
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

By Diana Grytsku
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

Image: By Anna Om
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

Travelling the Club Med way
Travelling the Club Med way

Travellers from across the globe have utilised the Club Med offering, including many South Africans. We spoke to Heidi Kunkel, CEO New Markets Europe and Africa at Club Med, to find out more about the Club Med way...

By Cari Coetzee 30 Dec 2016

Ten reasons why you need to experience a luxury Botswana safari
Ten reasons why you need to experience a luxury Botswana safari

If you're making travel plans for 2017, here are 10 reasons why you need to experience a luxury Botswana safari...

By Jarred Manasse 28 Dec 2016

Our Ultimate 4X4 Trips Collection review
Our Ultimate 4X4 Trips Collection review

This comprehensive guide to 22 of Southern Africa's top 4X4 routes and destinations is one of the most informative and entertaining travel guides I have come across...

By Henrie Geyser 21 Dec 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Tourism, foodie culture, and the new wave of startups

Startups have taken note of the food-driven travel trend and have come out in droves to support this culinary subculture. From the craft brewery scene to destination-driven food tours, startups are helping travelers track down the best food in town...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 8 Dec 2016

What's new at Sun City
What's new at Sun City

A much loved and popular holiday destination for local and international families since the late 70s, Sun City has been synonymous with fun-filled family holidays, glitzy gambling, and an OTT African kitsch style that tourists just can't seem to get enough of.

By Ruth Cooper 8 Dec 2016

Mobile phones usage for travel
Mobile phones usage for travel

In the latest report on how people use phones for travel, Google in collaboration with Ipsos has provided insights on the influences mobile devices have on travellers' decisions...

By Josephine Wawira 6 Dec 2016

Sanbona Explorer Camp: A holistic safari adventure in the Klein Karoo
Sanbona Explorer Camp: A holistic safari adventure in the Klein Karoo

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is a 54,000 ha premier wildlife destination that lies at the foot of the Warmwaterberg Mountains in the heart of the Klein Karoo...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Dec 2016

#SharetheBay with Craig Duffield of Mosaic Tourism
#SharetheBay with Craig Duffield of Mosaic Tourism

Craig Duffield, founder of Mosaic Tourism, has always had a strong desire to make a difference...

By Sindy Peters 1 Dec 2016

Breedezicht Estate - developing in unspoiled Witsand
Breedezicht Estate - developing in unspoiled Witsand

Breedezicht Estate is a development situated in the small town of Witsand - but it's not your regular development. The location, attractions, and architecture makes a unique destination for...

By Cari Coetzee 29 Nov 2016

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