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World Travel Market Africa 2017

Africa's travel market experiencing healthy growth, Lagos falls short

According to an analysis conducted by ForwardKeys, Lagos has seen a substantial decline in both its domestic and international capacity...

13 hours ago

PE's renovated Campanile Memorial unveiled

Renovations and upgrading of the Campanile, one of Port Elizabeth's most visible skyline and audible heritage landmarks, has been completed and is now open to visitors to the Friendly City.

15 hours ago

Solar power rising in southern African hotel industry

Members of the southern African hospitality industry are rapidly joining the green revolution and its not for show or Google ranking - there are savings to be had and natural vistas to preserve...

By Vanessa Rogers 16 hours ago

Combatting food theft

In the food industry, the opportunities for theft are many, whether they involve giving away food and drinks without getting authorisation or taking food home...

17 hours ago

uShaka Marine World celebrates KZN Top Business Awards 2017

uShaka Marine world's diverse attractions, high standard of service excellence and contribution to the local economy resulted in it being voted KZN's top tourism brand...

Issued by uShaka Marine World 13 hours ago

Nollywood blockbuster puts spotlight on SA tourism gems

A range of South Africa's leisure tourism attractions are showcased in the Nollywood blockbuster, 10 Days in Sun City - a shining example of how entertainment and tourism can converge...

1 day ago

In good company with Franschhoek's Grand Provence

Stay in understated luxury at one of Franschhoek's most historic wine estates, Grande Provence, at local-is-lekker off-season rates that are hard to beat for value for money.

By Brian Berkman 1 day ago

Renowned hotel architect Dexter Moren to speak at THINC Africa

Highly awarded hotel architect and founder of Dexter Moren Associates, Dexter Moren is returning to THINC Africa by popular demand to share his expertise and experience...

1 day ago

First ever SA Snow Holiday Report released

Club Med Southern Africa has released its first ever SA Snow Report, evaluating behaviours and trends of South Africans opting for snow holidays...

1 day ago

Garden Route women show their mettle

Two women in the Garden Route National park, in pursuit of organisational objectives post tragedies, prove Eleanor Roosevelt right - a woman is like a teabag...

1 day ago

#WomensMonth: In the business development driving seat with Simone Kuhn

We chat to Simone Kuhn, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group's business development manager for Africa and Indian Ocean and one of Africa's Top 100 Women in Tourism...

By Cari Coetzee 2 days ago

Durban Cruise Terminal could be just what the African cruise industry needs

“This won't be any old cruise terminal, it will be a new and iconic structure in Durban, with international-class cruise facilities that link up with existing tourist attractions...”

2 days ago

#WomensMonth: Leaving a Flight Centre SA legacy behind

For those who have been reading the news and started dusting off their passports in preparation for "greener pastures", Flight Centre Travel Group GM shares why she would always choose South Africa...

2 days ago

Umodzi Park makes strides in Malawian hospitality industry

Celebrating two years of hospitality success, the five-star hotel and conferencing destination, Umodzi Park continues to make strides in Malawian tourism and the economy at large...

2 days ago

North West to hold timeshare public hearings

The National Consumer Commission has begun public hearings into the timeshare industry in Mahikeng in the North West...

2 days ago

Ecotourism camps flourish through impact investment

Asilia's newest impact investment, Roho ya Selous, in the UNESCO world heritage site of Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania, is the latest addition to its stable of ecotourism camps...

11 Aug 2017

More women are joining the hotel and hospitality fray

The hotel and hospitality business is a tough one; it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out. Why, then, do so many women opt for this as a career choice?

11 Aug 2017

Women unite in moving South Africa forward, focus on gender gap

According to Premier Hotels & Resorts' chief operating officer, Sigal Geva, Women's Month gives pause for reflection on the state of gender equality and its impact...

11 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Two decades in food driven by passion

The President Hotel has welcomed travellers from around the world for decades and the hotel's longest-standing employee, junior sous chef Caroline Ncoko, has been around for two of those...

By Cari Coetzee 11 Aug 2017

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Pam Golding appointed to market Zanzibar Amber Resort luxury apartments and villas

Pam Golding Property has been appointed to market the luxury apartments and villas of mega-development Zanzibar Amber Resort, set to be the largest premium hospitality investment and resort in East Africa. The apartments and villas are to be completed as part of the first seven phases of the development.

8 Aug 2017

Thinking like an economist can make your next trip abroad cheaper

A record number of tourists and business travellers visited another country in 2016, and this year is already on pace to exceed that tally.

By Jay L. Zagorsky 4 Aug 2017

Quality of social media engagement trumps quantity of mentions in Middle East Airlines sentiment study

A study conducted by Brandseye on behalf of the Aerospace division of the Toulouse MBA programme found that Qatar Airways is the leading Middle East airline according to consumer sentiment on social media. The study, with the aim to understand global public sentiment towards the leading airlines in the region and the factors driving it, analysed the social media universe of the four biggest Middle Eastern airlines according to social media conversation - Qatar Airways, Etihad, Emirates and Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) - with over half a million online mentions in both English and Arabic captured between March and May 2017.

4 Aug 2017

Unusual laws that could get you in trouble on your next trip overseas

When travelling overseas for business, you will encounter laws that may seem strange to you. While your company will try to prepare you for every eventuality because it's their Duty of Care responsibility, you could land in hot water if you're not aware of certain rules says Corporate Traveller's Oz Desai.

1 Aug 2017

Travel agents to benefit from travel aggregator platform, booking engine

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: TP Connects, one of the first International Air Transport Association (IATA) certified travel aggregators and IT providers, working with British Airways as a new distribution capability (NDC) service provider, has integrated directly to the airline's NDC APIs with a B2B reseller platform and internet booking engine for online travel agencies.

28 Jul 2017

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