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Joburg tourism on the life of the city
Joburg tourism on the life of the city

The Welcome to Jozi campaign calls on each Joburg resident to be Johannesburg's tourism ambassadors while also highlighting everything Joburg has to offer in terms of tourism...

By Cari Van Wyk 2 days ago

INDABA
The value of trade shows

We've just seen the back-end of the trade show season in the hospitality industry. Current conversation concerns the present value of participating in industry trade shows...

By Guy Stehlik 2 days ago

The new traveller, a new sense of adventure
The new traveller, a new sense of adventure

There are some secrets to becoming a traveller rather than just a tourist, secrets that will take you where the magic really is...

By Enver Duminy 3 days ago

Howard Russell
#AfricaMonth: See the Africa of what was rather than what is

Though most Safari experiences have been commercialised at this point due to their popularity, there are still a few destinations that can offer travellers a taste of the untouched wild...

By Cari Van Wyk 25 May 2016

Ryan Wallace with Anthea Myburgh (Fleewinter) and Charlotte April Harris (Charlotte Travel Limited).
#AfricaMonth: Authentic African stories and why we should tell them

We spoke to Ryan Wallace, event director for We Are Africa, about the importance of telling authentic African stories and how this will influence tourism and growth in Africa...

By Cari Van Wyk 20 May 2016

#AfricaMonth: Building real awareness of the situation in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Building real awareness of the situation in Africa

With more and more of Africa's fauna and flora under threat, many of the stories that came out of We Are Africa was the importance of conservation...

By Cari Van Wyk 19 May 2016

Elephant Pepper camp
#AfricaMonth: A new wave of safari travel

African safaris have always been notoriously exclusive and complicated to plan and book, and often the only people losing out are travellers themselves...

By Paul Steyn 19 May 2016

Hassan Ahdab at Meetings Africa
#AfricaMonth: Entering Africa and staying there

We wanted to know more about operating in Africa and who better to ask than the vice-president and regional director for Africa and Indian Ocean operations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts...

By Cari Van Wyk 18 May 2016

21 reasons why you should go on a balloon safari in the Masai Mara
21 reasons why you should go on a balloon safari in the Masai Mara

According to Kenya Information Guide, the Masai Mara National Reserve one of the best places where you can spot wildlife in Africa.

By Jarred Manasse 16 May 2016

Nicola D'Elia
Airbnb suits SA's personal hospitality style

Airbnb is growing in popularity in SA with thousands of homes listed across the country. We spoke to Nicola D'Elia to find out more about the South African Airbnb market...

By Cari Van Wyk 13 May 2016

#INDABA2016: Indaba a gem for SMMEs
#INDABA2016: Indaba a gem for SMMEs

Indaba is set to increase its commitment to transformation and inclusiveness to South African tourism by growing the SMME sector in tourism...

By Danette Breitenbach 10 May 2016

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#INDABA2016: SMMEs the future of tourism

In the developing world, SMMEs make up as much as 90% of the tourism sector. In South Africa, this is not the case, despite 20 years of investment into SMMEs...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2016

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#INDABA2016: Tourism is South Africa's and Africa's future

SA is intrinsically linked to the continent and if tourism succeeds...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2016

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#INDABA2016: Positioning Africa globally, promoting Africa internally

In less than 15 years it is hoped tourist figures will rise from 56 million to 136 million in Africa. However, Ambassador Abba Omar believes the continent can do better...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2016

Why SA tourists are choosing the Maldivian sunny side of life
Why SA tourists are choosing the Maldivian sunny side of life

South Africans are increasingly making their way to the white sandy beaches and blue waters of the Maldives with a 12.7% increase in the number of South Africans travelling to...

By Cari Van Wyk 5 May 2016

Nick Dreyer
ExpoRSA curating valuable learning experiences

Following a visit to the Power of Poison exhibition, we wanted to know more about ExpoRSA and the exhibitions they bring to our country from Nick Dreyer, director of ExpoRSA...

By Cari Van Wyk 3 May 2016

Ngrund via
Radical innovation necessary to revive tourism in the Bay

Dramatic action is needed to change the tourism momentum for Nelson Mandela Bay, and the Eastern Cape in general...

By Glenn van Eck 29 Apr 2016

#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 28 Apr 2016

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 26 Apr 2016

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 25 Apr 2016

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

EDP to further National Development Plan for participation in tourism
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

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

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