Ruth Cooper
Three key learnings from the Stellenbosch Business Tourism Indaba

Three key learnings from the Stellenbosch Business Tourism Indaba[Ruth Cooper] Hosted by Stellenbosch 360 and in partnership with Wesgro and the South African National Convention Bureau, the first ever Business Tourism Indaba was held at Hofmeyer Hall in Stellenbosch...

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Mareike Pietzsch
Four alternatives to gorilla trekking in Rwanda

Four alternatives to gorilla trekking in Rwanda
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[Mareike Pietzsch] Rwanda has doubled the cost of its gorilla permits, but there are still alternatives for travellers who want to see gorillas in the wild and tick this amazing experience off their bucket list...

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Cari Coetzee
#WTMA17: How do millennials define luxury travel and why does it matter?

Anthony Berklich, founder of Inspired Citizen, in Morocco
Anthony Berklich, founder of Inspired Citizen, in Morocco
[Cari Coetzee] While millennials are optimistic about the future, they believe in living for today. Therefore, they are willing to spend more on material items they feel are special to them, or dig deep for an experience of a lifetime...

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Danny Bryer
Is Airbnb really a threat to the hotel industry?

Is Airbnb really a threat to the hotel industry?[Danny Bryer] 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...

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Boris Dzhingarov
Five global retreats every entrepreneur should attend - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] As an entrepreneur, you're always watching for the next great conference or retreat to attend. If you love to travel and see the world, here are five ideas for your next entrepreneurial adventure...

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Danette Breitenbach
#Indaba2017: Tourism's potential to change and grow Africa

#Indaba2017: Tourism's potential to change and grow Africa[Danette Breitenbach] "Tourism is the new currency that ignites and unites our continent. We are looking forward to exciting times ahead for this industry on our continent.”

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Danette Breitenbach
#Indaba2017: Indaba rebranded to Africa's Travel Indaba

#Indaba2017: Indaba rebranded to Africa's Travel Indaba[Danette Breitenbach] The annual Travel Indaba has rebranded to Africa's Travel Indaba, reflecting its evolution from a locally-orientated event to one that is representative of the African continent...

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Cari Coetzee
#WTMA17: VR, the future of travel marketing

#WTMA17: VR, the future of travel marketing[Cari Coetzee] We chat to Kelly Jackson, GM of Contiki SA, about using VR technology to give travellers a taste of what they could experience in real life...

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Danette Breitenbach
#Indaba2017: Africa moves you

#Indaba2017: Africa moves you[Danette Breitenbach] “Not only do we want to show the world what Africa has to offer, but by presenting a fantastic product, we want it to lead to more business and through that have a bigger impact on the economies of the different countries in Africa."

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Cari Coetzee
Hein Kaiser plans to keep it simple and authentic for fastjet brand

Hein Kaiser, fastjet GM Marketing and Communications
Hein Kaiser, fastjet GM Marketing and Communications
[Cari Coetzee] "The right product, the right price, at the right time. In short, delivering a compelling value proposition. Cultural and language nuances aside, this is a fundamental truth across all consumer groups."

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Cari Coetzee
#WTMA17: Euromonitor shares key tourism trends in Africa

#WTMA17: Euromonitor shares key tourism trends in Africa[Cari Coetzee] Speaking at WTM Africa 2017, Christy Tawii, research analyst at Euromonitor International explored some of the key trends influencing and driving growth in the African tourism industry...

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Josephine Wawira
The raging online battle between OTAs and hotels

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Image: Monkey Business Images
[Josephine Wawira] As hotels consistently push for direct bookings, so are Online Travel Agents (OTAs) pushing to continue leading in the online hotel market.

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Cari Coetzee
Dale Simpson, Radisson RED Cape Town's fearless curator

Dale Simpson, Radisson RED Cape Town's fearless curator[Cari Coetzee] After a global search, Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront, Cape Town has appointed Dale Simpson, who will take charge of launching this revolutionary and trendy brand in the Mother city, as its curator...

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Robin Fredericks
#WTMA17: The fast changing world of influencer and social media marketing

#WTMA17: The fast changing world of influencer and social media marketing[Robin Fredericks] A panel of travel bloggers and influencers gathered at WTM Africa 2017, to chat about the do's and don'ts of influencer marketing and the use of social media as a destination marketing tool...

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Guy Stehlik
Hotel management companies: Finding the perfect match

Hotel management companies: Finding the perfect match
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[Guy Stehlik] Whether buying or building a hotel, the decision to involve a hotel management company is a big one...

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Cari Coetzee
#AfricaMonth: What's on the menu for Food & Hospitality Africa 2017?

Nick Sarnadas
Nick Sarnadas
[Cari Coetzee] We chat to Nick Sarnadas from Food & Hospitality Africa, the largest pan-African food, drink, and hospitality trade show, to find out what's on the menu this year...

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Robin Fredericks
#WTMA17: Travelling by the coast with Oyster Bay Lodge

#WTMA17: Travelling by the coast with Oyster Bay Lodge[Robin Fredericks] As a destination to unwind from one's busy schedule and daily routine, the Oyster Bay Lodge has become known for its revitalising atmosphere and outdoor activities...

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Josephine Wawira
Trends shaping hospitality in the second quarter of 2017

Trends shaping hospitality in the second quarter of 2017
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[Josephine Wawira] The second quarter of 2017 is expected to experience a further revolution of existing as well as emerging trends...

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Josephine Wawira
The iGeneration is the new travel and hospitality disruptor

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Image: YanLev
[Josephine Wawira] The incessant tale of the millennials taking over the travel industry has brought with it the rise of another group. By 2020 the iGeneration will account for approximately 40% of all consumers with disposable income to travel...

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Cari Coetzee
#WTMA17: How to evolve into a 21st century travel agent

#WTMA17: How to evolve into a 21st century travel agent[Cari Coetzee] "We've all read that the travel agent is dead," said Natalia Rosa. The truth is, travel agents aren't dead, they are transforming into 21st century travel agents...

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