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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Ruth Cooper
#WTMA17: Taming the Wild West web of bloggers

#WTMA17: Taming the Wild West web of bloggers[Ruth Cooper] What with accelerating technological developments and a mass of voices and content creators coming and going online, choosing who and what to pay attention to can feel a little overwhelming.

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Ruth Cooper
#WTMAfrica17: Telling worthwhile stories via social media

#WTMAfrica17: Telling worthwhile stories via social media[Ruth Cooper] Craig Rodney, managing director of Cerebra Communication and founder of the @SouthAfrica Instagram account, says being heard is all about making sure you are telling a story worth listening to.

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Angie White
MSC introduces new ships, destination and MD

MSC introduces new ships, destination and MD[Angie White] Not long after appointing Ross Volk to the position of managing director of MSC Cruises South Africa, the company has also announced that it will be introducing the MSC Meraviglia...

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Cari Coetzee
#WTMA17: Using digital marketing to convince young Africans to travel

#WTMA17: Using digital marketing to convince young Africans to travel[Cari Coetzee] "Africa's online landscape is mobile but mostly feature phone based. Travel still needs to better embrace mobile by delivering mobile and thumb ready experiences to the African youth."

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Josephine Wawira
The importance of Africa's middle-class in the hospitality industry

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[Josephine Wawira] A rising middle-class, especially concentrated in urban areas, is a contributor to the expansion of hotels in the continent...

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Cari Coetzee
Returning to an elegant era of travel with Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town

Desmond O'Connor
Desmond O'Connor
[Cari Coetzee] "A truly great hotel expresses a view of the history and heritage of its location, and the Radisson Blu's architecture does just this, conveying a strong historical story filtering through to each room."

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Leigh Andrews
Inter-hotel challenge intrigue at the Vineyard Hotel

The Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge
The Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge
[Leigh Andrews] Standing on the grass outside the Vineyard's conference centre, we sipped Pongrácz brut and early cups of cappuccino to ward off the autumnal chill, while an excited buzz grew on the night of the finale regional launch of the Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge 2017...

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Nicci Botha
How to add far-flung destinations to your bucket list, without roughing it

How to add far-flung destinations to your bucket list, without roughing it[Nicci Botha] Bucket lists are notoriously fickle things. Just when you think you've got it sorted something else comes along that bumps everything else off...

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Cari Coetzee
#BrandManagerMonth: Majozi on the road with Premier Hotels & Resorts

Majozi
Majozi
[Cari Coetzee] Premier Hotels & Resorts have made rising star Majozi its official brand ambassador for 2017...

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Boris Dzhingarov
Four ways business travel has been transformed by the internet - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] As a business traveller, your biggest travel expenses will always be your flights and accommodations. Thankfully, there are websites that you can use that help you find the best deals...

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Guy Stehlik
Three-star hotels: Comfy in the middle

Three-star hotels: Comfy in the middle
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[Guy Stehlik] Travelling abroad will make any South African hotel guest realise that our three-star market boxes way above its weight...

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Josephine Wawira
Explore Africa's havens for bikers

Rebecca Rusch and adventurer Patrick Sweeney. Image: Pat R. Notaro III
Rebecca Rusch and adventurer Patrick Sweeney. Image: Pat R. Notaro III
[Josephine Wawira] From mountain biking to road cycling, BMX racing, or just leisure biking, Africa is an awe-inspiring destination for bikers across the world...

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Stephen Marshal
Know these top five marketing trends to travel in 2017

Know these top five marketing trends to travel in 2017
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[Stephen Marshal] With purchases happening online, the travel industry is going completely digital to expand its business beyond expectations. Here are a few trends for the year 2017 that you need to watch out for...

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Cari Coetzee
#BrandManagerMonth: Repositioned Club Med opens up a world of choices

#BrandManagerMonth: Repositioned Club Med opens up a world of choices[Cari Coetzee] "The campaign is a lot more emotive and experience-driven to what we have done before, from a marketing perspective, and embodies and illustrates Club Med's double commitment ever since it was created in 1950."

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Janine Fourie
#FoodTrends: explore the world of herbs

Chef Janine
Chef Janine
[Janine Fourie] Everyone needs to save water – from landscapers to food manufacturers, restaurant dishwashers to prep kitchens as well as Jane Citizen in her apartment. Starting a herb and veggie garden is one way of saving pennies and water...

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Jarred Manasse
Five safari destinations for first-time travellers

Five safari destinations for first-time travellers[Jarred Manasse] Safaris promise unique cultural encounters, captivating wildlife adventure, and spectacular scenery. Here are five of the best safari destinations for first-time travellers:

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Cari Coetzee
#BrandManagerMonth: Cheapflights in a time of travel bans, Brexit and savvy consumers

Andrew Shelton
Andrew Shelton
[Cari Coetzee] We had a chat with award-winning commercial marketer and Cheapflights MD, Andrew Shelton, to find out what's in store for the Cheapflights brand in 2017...

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Cari Coetzee
#BrandManagerMonth: Carlson Rezidor, Africa's aspirational brand

#BrandManagerMonth: Carlson Rezidor, Africa's aspirational brand[Cari Coetzee] "Instead of starting with a concept and hoping guests like it, we start with the emotions we want guests to experience, then create the concepts necessary to bring them to life."

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Josephine Wawira
Hotel fitness centres, a new gold in the hospitality industry

Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Lagos, fitness center
Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Lagos, fitness center
[Josephine Wawira] The growing trend from home based fitness programmes to local fitness memberships, now includes the need for travellers to keep fit even when on their trips, be it leisure or business...

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