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LAM, Fastjet signs MoU to stimulate commercial aviation

LAM - Mozambique Airlines and Fastjet have announced the joint signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to explore long-term commercial cooperation...

1 day ago

Davinci Hotel awarded Meetings Africa 2018 Green Hotel Award

The award recognises the hotel that puts the most effort in maintaining a green footprint across a host of disciplines within its business...

1 day ago

Western Cape tourism remains undeterred by water crisis impact

"There have been many queries around the water crisis, people considering cancelling their future trips, events and conferences. We have aligned our messages to convey that we are open for business, as tourism. We are mindful of the impact tourism has on water but also that we've found augmented solutions that address that."

1 day ago

Bon Hotels opens in Enugu, Nigeria

Bon Hotels has bolstered its Nigerian portfolio with Bon Hotel Sunshine Enugu, located just 12 minutes from the airport and in close proximity to the city centre...

2 days ago

Northern Cape tourism SMMEs to benefit from new business incubator

The Tourism Business Incubator, which has now officially been launched in the Northern Cape, is poised to improve the viability and sustainability of SMMEs. The incubator will provide business support interventions to 50 tourism enterprises...

2 days ago

Kyoto Garden Sushi introduces magical six-course tasting menu

Shallow Seas, Into the Cold, Rising Sun, Deep Ika, Ocean Blue, and Kori Cream; the course titles for Kyoto Garden Sushi's current six-course tasting menu reads like an enchanting poem or titles of captivating artworks.

By Ruth Cooper 2 days ago

Tour guides critical to success, sustainability of tourism industry

"The industry's success rides on the coat-tail of the memorable experiences shaped by tourist guides as they usher local and international visitors through our beautiful country."

2 days ago

#WorldWaterDay: Hosting responsibly takes on new meaning for Cape Town Airbnb hosts

With World Water Day on 22 March, Cape Town's Airbnb hosts are now looking ahead to collectively rethink how to best host in a city where "hosting responsibly" has taken on new meaning and where water shortages will become the "new normal"...

2 days ago

New competition launches to improve ease, enjoyment of African air travel

An innovation competition addressing the question 'What information, tools or technology will first-time air travellers in Africa need to make their journeys easy, successful and enjoyable?' has been launched by the UK-based SITA Air Transport Community Foundation, in conjunction with Wits University and the Tshimologong Precinct...

2 days ago

Five South African glamping destinations to consider this Easter

From adventurous locations, wineries, bush camps and a sundry natural world, South Africa is considered one of the continent's top dream vacation destinations for tourists from across the world.

3 days ago

Sea Monster animation adds to Cape Town's sustainable tourism toolkit

South African animation company Sea Monster Entertainment donated a series of videos that showcase sustainable tourism in practice, highlighting how locals and visitors can engage with their spaces in beneficial ways...

20 Mar 2018

From Hook to Cook: Bistro Sixteen82, Abalobi partners on first restaurant-supported fishery

The partnership between traditional fishers Abalobi, WWF-Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative and Bistro Sixteen82, provide fishing communities on the western and southern Cape coast with a better price for their fish and livelihood for their families...

20 Mar 2018

Airbnb releases new filters and features to help disabled guests find the right accommodation

Airbnb has released 21 new accessibility filters to aid disabled guests in find accessible travel accommodation. Previously, guests on Airbnb were only able to search for ''wheelchair accessible' listings, which did not always meet travellers' individual needs...

20 Mar 2018

Mauritians celebrate half a century of building a nation hand-in-hand

As we took our seats in the grandstand, we could feel the electric atmosphere and the nation's uncontainable excitement - and this was no rock concert, nor was it a World Cup event...

By Ilse van den Berg 20 Mar 2018

Sun International takes necessary steps to address underperforming operations

"We have taken decisive action to address underperforming operations and to focus on both cost control and increasing efficiencies. The refurbishment of Sun City and the acquisition of Sun Slots have met expectations. However, other developments have fallen well short..."

20 Mar 2018

Cape Town Carnival, Absa Cape Epic delivers significant economic impact & water savings

"Events of this magnitude are a major tourism drawcard, building on our reputation as a world-class destination, creating growth and jobs for local residents. We also applaud the event organisers for making plans to be water neutral."

20 Mar 2018

IFEC product standpoints for African airlines, tech-savvy passengers and content producers

As the exciting IFEC revolution takes shape, African airlines must comply by providing their tech-savvy passengers unrivalled customer experience onboard and African content producers a golden opportunity to tell the African story 35,000 feet in the air...

By Kevin Odhiambo Opiyo 19 Mar 2018

Seven reasons tourism needs major events

With the Cape, Johannesburg and Durban all in various degrees of water shortages, the industry needs more than a Get Well card, and events are what will see us on the road to recovery...

By Danny Bryer 19 Mar 2018

R350m Regency Apartment Hotel to cater to the busy Menlyn district

Luxury lifestyle development, the Regency Apartment Hotel located in the bustling Menlyn Node, has entered a key construction phase and is due for completion in June 2018...

19 Mar 2018

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SA woos 85 Nordic tour operators

With its sights set on the Nordic market, South African Tourism, SAA and local destination marketing companies including SW Africa arranged a mega familiarisation trip with the aim to drive inbound travel from Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway - markets which contributed to 60,000 tourist arrivals between January and July 2017, according to SA Tourism..

15 Mar 2018

How to tap into the power of youth travel

The New Horizons survey of more than 57,000 young travellers globally, conducted once every five years, provides an overview of the youth travel market, which WYSE Travel Confederation and UNWTO have estimated to account for 23% of international arrivals annually. While growth in youth travel globally seems a sure thing, a critical factor remains for attracting more millennial and Gen Z travellers - and it's not avocado toast or free Wi-Fi.

8 Mar 2018

Cathay Pacific set to launch non-stop flights to Cape Town

Complementing its daily non-stop flights to Johannesburg, Cathay Pacific is set to launch a seasonal non-stop service to Cape Town - three-times-weekly from 13 November 2018 to 18 February 2019 - directly linking Hong Kong and the Mother City for the first time.

23 Feb 2018

The smart strategy behind Tourism Australia's 'Croc Dundee' Super Bowl pitch to the Americans

Tourism Australia has resurrected Crocodile Dundee in a new Super Bowl commercial that has already reached hundreds of millions on the day and through social media. Some may have cringed at the ad reinforcing stereotypes about Australians as hospitable bush-dwellers, but this is actually a good strategy.

By John Sinclair 20 Feb 2018

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