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World Travel Market Africa 2017

Why hoteliers need to consider a digital strategy to boost upsell time

Consumers are moving towards an anonymous service style like we have seen from the disruptive success globally of technology services like Uber...

2 hours ago

Tourvest East Africa expands offering with new camps in Uganda

Through the development of two new camps at Kalagala, Tourvest East Africa is increasing its presence and extending its offering along the river Nile in Uganda...

4 hours ago

Moments of Truth: The benefit of self-empowerment through ownership

A genuine hospitality experience can only be realised when employees are not only effective, but also motivated to contribute towards a guest's ultimate experience...

By Chris Godenir 1 hour ago

Seychelles, Maldives shifts from romantic getaway to family-friendly image

Popular honeymoon islands in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles and Maldives, are rebranding their image to a family-friendly destination...

3 hours ago

Is Airbnb really a threat to the hotel industry?

We read all the time about how the sharing economy - a new form of doing business that puts the supplier and the customer together digitally, leaving out the intermediary - threatens the sustainability of existing businesses...

By Danny Bryer 1 day ago

Create your own festival experience with 10 things to do at Wacky Wine

The fourteenth annual Wacky Wine Weekend is happening from 1-4 June 2017 and you can create your own unique festival experience with this list of ten things you can do at the event...

1 day ago

Mixing business with leisure is the new normal

"Bleisure' travel is booming - mixing in a little fun with a formal trip is gaining ground among frequent business travellers...

1 day ago

#AfricaMonth: Making Africa greener, one hotel at a time

The developers of Hotel Verde Cape Town, Africa's greenest hotel, Verde Hotels has further plans for the continent. We chat to the CEO of Verde Hotels to find out more...

1 day ago

Radisson Blu contributing to SDGs with Blu Planet for Meetings

To make meetings carbon-free at Radisson Blu hotels worldwide by the end of the year, the hotel brand is launching Blu Planet for Meetings...

1 day ago

Jumia Travel, Accor Hotels report offers insight on Africa's tourism industry

Jumia Travel in collaboration with Accor Hotels and Ethiopian Airlines compiled an in-depth report delving into the continent's travel and tourism ecosystem...

26 May 2017

RwandAir launches flights to London

RwandAir will today, 26 May 2017, take off for the first direct commercial flight to Gatwick International Airport in London...

By Peterson Tumwebaze 26 May 2017

Etihad Airways chosen as official airline partner for 2019 Special Olympic World Summer Games

Etihad Airways has been announced as the official airline partner of the 2019 Special Olympic World Summer Games that will bring together more than 7,000 athletes from 170 nations...

26 May 2017

WTM Africa 2017 impressive increase in numbers

The WTM portfolio is set to smash last year's achievement of $7bn worldwide industry deals after posting impressive visitor increases at its recent 2017 events - WTM Latin America, WTM Africa and Arabian Travel Market...

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 26 May 2017

ASATA, ABTA membership top of mind for corporates selecting a TMC

96% of corporates said that ASATA membership is important to non-negotiable when selecting a TMC to service their account and 82% of corporates cited ABTA membership as an important factor...

26 May 2017

Cape Town to combat tourism seasonality with golf festival

The City of Cape Town in partnership with key industry role players will embark on a series of initiatives to boost Cape Town's tourism numbers during the winter and address the multiple challenges associated with seasonality...

25 May 2017

Airbnb responds to FEDHASA concerns regarding "non-compliance"

FEDHASA CEO, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, recently expressed concern regarding Airbnb's "non-compliance", stressing the importance for all accommodation providers to abide by the same set of rules. Airbnb responds...

25 May 2017

La Petite Colombe to open in Franschhoek

The iconic La Colombe's new La Petite Colombe is replacing The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français in Franschhoek and will open its doors on Tuesday, 1 August...

25 May 2017

The importance of travel insurance uncovered

Whether you are a domestic traveler or embarking on an international trip the various travel insurance options can seem unnecessary but more often than not it becomes a matter of, “Oh, I wish, I had.”

By Konrad Laker 25 May 2017

Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront closing pool to help save water

The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront announced that it is closing the hotel's swimming pool until further notice, due to the proposed level 4 water restrictions...

25 May 2017

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International

Freedom to roam: Sweden listed itself on Airbnb

The official tourism board of Sweden, Visit Sweden, has partnered with Airbnb to list the entire country and travellers won't have to officially book accommodation as all publicly owned land is entirely free and accessible to everyone.

23 May 2017

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