Danette Breitenbach
#Indaba2018: Creating experiences online

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[Danette Breitenbach] While technology is disrupting the tourism industry, it is also bringing with it benefits to the industry and the end user. By 2030, 1.8 billion tourists will visit the continent. Africa can greatly benefit from technology to grow its share of the global tourism market...

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Natalia Rosa
#AfricaMonth: Pave the way to Open Skies

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[Natalia Rosa] Although it's certainly not feasible for Africa to have thousands of city pairs because the traveller demand simply doesn't exist, there are several hundred city pairs that would certainly be sustainable...

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Danette Breitenbach
#Indaba2018: Increasing the value of tourism through collaboration

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[Danette Breitenbach] "Tourism growth and sharing the benefits of tourism, contribute to replacing poverty and despair with prosperity and hope. Africa's Travel Indaba is the ideal springboard for further growth."

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Danette Breitenbach
#Indaba2018: Experiential tourists embracing sustainable tourism

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[Danette Breitenbach] Resistance to the negative impact of tourism, such as price inflation, is rising across the world. Simultaneously, tourists are getting off the bus as the trend towards experiences grows...

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Cari Coetzee
Sanlam Top Destination Awards: Four years of celebrating SA's top accommodation establishments

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[Cari Coetzee] The annual Sanlam Top Destination Awards enters its fourth year this year, celebrating the top accommodation establishments of South Africa and recognising local entrepreneurs and their efforts to make South African tourism a success...

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Natalia Rosa
#AfricaMonth: Travel marketing in Africa

#AfricaMonth: Travel marketing in Africa[Natalia Rosa] One of the strengths of marketing travel to Africa is that its destinations offer so much diversity. How would an African Tourism Board even begin to market the continent as one brand when there are so many cultures, ethnicities, landscapes and languages that comprise the continent?

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Ruth Cooper
#WTMA18: Championing African women in travel - Q&A with Alessandra Alonso

#WTMA18: Championing African women in travel - Q&A with Alessandra Alonso[Ruth Cooper] The inaugural Women in Africa Forum took place during World Travel Market Africa 2018. Hosted by Women in Travel CIC founder Alessandra Alonso, the forum aimed to highlight the importance of women entrepreneurs in Africa...

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Euan McNeil
TMCs: When global isn't truly global

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[Euan McNeil] If you're wanting to go global-first, your travel management company (TMC) is going to need to be truly global. The reality is that many TMCs, even those who claim to be, are not...

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Danette Breitenbach
#Indaba2018: KZN gateway to Europe now open

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[Danette Breitenbach] "The gateway to Europe is now open. We are taking Durban to the world and the world to Durban."

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Robin Fredericks
#WTMA18: Digital as the predominant channel for travel

#WTMA18: Digital as the predominant channel for travel[Robin Fredericks] Working with destinations around the world on their digital strategies, Cook and his team have been witness to how tourist boards, government and private sector associations adapt and grow in the travel space...

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Danette Breitenbach
#Indaba2018: Telling Africa's stories to increase tourism

#Indaba2018: Telling Africa's stories to increase tourism[Danette Breitenbach] "Showcase our Indaba and take it to more than 80 countries here for the next three days." This year's theme is Africa's Stories, Your Success and focuses on a united goal to deliver authentic stories to increase tourism to Africa sustainably...

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Danny Bryer
#Indaba2018: Tourism's time in the spotlight

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[Danny Bryer] Indaba is a tourism trade B2B affair, but tourism in the African context is closely linked to infrastructural development within the individual countries that make up the continent...

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Natalia Rosa
#AfricaMonth: The rise of Nigeria - why we should be paying attention to this travel market

#AfricaMonth: The rise of Nigeria - why we should be paying attention to this travel market
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[Natalia Rosa] There's an energy and dogged determination one feels when visiting Nigeria for the first time. It's that palpable can-do, roll-up-your-sleeves, hurry-up-and-wait atmosphere that is simply intoxicating...

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Robin Fredericks
#WTMA18: Experiencing the wild with Aquila Safaris

#WTMA18: Experiencing the wild with Aquila Safaris[Robin Fredericks] Aquila Safaris in association with World Travel Market Africa invited us to get a taste of its own brand of wild during an overnight stay. Just two hours' drive from Cape Town, this gem of natural beauty welcomed us to its vibrant and breathtaking surrounds which could easily leave anyone in awe...

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Cari Coetzee
#WTMA18: Experiences, the Reunion Island X-factor

#WTMA18: Experiences, the Reunion Island X-factor[Cari Coetzee] Reunion Island - an island know for its spectacular beauty, diverse landscapes and a volcano that is quite fond of erupting - was one of the many tempting island destinations on display at WTM Africa 2018...

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Robin Fredericks
#WTMA18: Changing the digital narrative for destination marketing organisations

#WTMA18: Changing the digital narrative for destination marketing organisations[Robin Fredericks] Sharing some of his most favourite passions including surfing, balloons and unicorns, Cape Town Tourism CEO, Enver Duminy took us through the destination marketing organisation and its relevance in a digital world during his talk at this year's World Travel Market Africa...

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Danny Bryer
WTM Africa 2018 sets positive tone for tourism sector

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[Danny Bryer] Tourism contributes more than R400bn to South Africa, around 8% of the gross domestic product (GDP), and is viewed as the potential antidote to an unemployment rate that was at 27% in March 2018...

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Robin Fredericks
#WTMA18: How small travel and tourism companies can market themselves effectively

#WTMA18: How small travel and tourism companies can market themselves effectively[Robin Fredericks] Day one of WTM Africa 2018 saw Big Ambitions director of promotions, Natalia Rosa, share her insights into marketing for small tourism and travel companies...

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Robin Fredericks
#WTMA18: An inside look at the Google Trekker Project

#WTMA18: An inside look at the Google Trekker Project[Robin Fredericks] This was more than just putting South Africa on the map, it was a nation-building project with a common cause...

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Pieter Engelbrecht
The smart hotel of the future: How to leverage IoT to create the guest experience

The smart hotel of the future: How to leverage IoT to create the guest experience[Pieter Engelbrecht] Regardless of the size or type of property, every hotel operator that wants to remain competitive and relevant will have to embrace IoT devices and related wireless innovations over the next year to enable next-generation guest experiences...

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