Alan Knott-Craig
Airbnb an opportunity for poor communities in Cape Town

Airbnb an opportunity for poor communities in Cape Town
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[Alan Knott-Craig] If Cape Town can use Airbnb to tackle housing shortages in poor communities and provide residents with additional rental income whilst increasing the availability of tourist accommodation, it will have created a...

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Cari Coetzee
#BizTrends2017: Travellers tired of surprises, striking out on their own

#BizTrends2017: Travellers tired of surprises, striking out on their own[Cari Coetzee] The economic climate and the volatility of the rand, has lead consumers to opt for ‘no surprises' packages, whereby more value for your rand and all-inclusive packages are preferred...

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Danette Breitenbach
#MeetingsAfrica17: Sustainability for inclusiveness

From L to R: City of Johannesburg Acting Deputy Director: Convention Bureau, Rendani Khorommbi; SA Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona; Gauteng Tourisms' Head of Conventions & Events, Nonnie Kubeka, and Chief Convention Bureau Officer of South Africa National Convention Bureau, Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo
From L to R: City of Johannesburg Acting Deputy Director: Convention Bureau, Rendani Khorommbi; SA Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona; Gauteng Tourisms' Head of Conventions & Events, Nonnie Kubeka, and Chief Convention Bureau Officer of South Africa National Convention Bureau, Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo
[Danette Breitenbach] With 40 days to go, Meetings Africa launched at the Living Room, in the Moboneng Precinct Johannesburg, with a clear message: tourism must be sustainable and inclusive if it is to be meaningful...

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Cari Coetzee
#BizTrends2017: travel companies in tune with the tech savvy traveller will thrive

Wendie White
Wendie White
[Cari Coetzee] Wendie White, the MD of Lloyd Orr Communications, has enjoyed 32 years' experience in the South African travel industry. We asked White to give us her outlook on Tourism 2017...

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Jarred Manasse
Ten reasons why you should explore the Karoo in 2017

Ten reasons why you should explore the Karoo in 2017[Jarred Manasse] If you're looking for peace and quiet away from the busy city, then the Karoo should be right at the top of our travel wish list. Become immersed in a place of immense spaces, wide-angle horizons, craggy mountain ranges and starry skies...

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Guy Stehlik
The rise of the old school general manager

The rise of the old school general manager
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[Guy Stehlik] There's been something fundamental missing in this last decade of hotel management...

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Josephine Wawira
2017 hotel trends to look out for

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Image Copyright: Unuchko Veronika
[Josephine Wawira] The hotel industry is continuously evolving and as curtains quickly fall on 2016, more evolution is expected in the coming year. Here are top hotel trends that are likely to dominate the sector in 2017...

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Cari Coetzee
Travelling the Club Med way

Travelling the Club Med way[Cari Coetzee] Travellers from across the globe have utilised the Club Med offering, including many South Africans. We spoke to Heidi Kunkel, CEO New Markets Europe and Africa at Club Med, to find out more about the Club Med way...

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Jarred Manasse
Ten reasons why you need to experience a luxury Botswana safari

Ten reasons why you need to experience a luxury Botswana safari[Jarred Manasse] If you're making travel plans for 2017, here are 10 reasons why you need to experience a luxury Botswana safari...

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Henrie Geyser: motoring editor
Our Ultimate 4X4 Trips Collection review

Our Ultimate 4X4 Trips Collection review[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] This comprehensive guide to 22 of Southern Africa's top 4X4 routes and destinations is one of the most informative and entertaining travel guides I have come across...

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Mareike Pietzsch
Were the travel predictions for 2016 correct?

Were the travel predictions for 2016 correct?[Mareike Pietzsch] We looked at the predicted travel trends for 2016, and investigated if they did indeed come true by chatting to tour consultants and industry influencers.

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Boris Dzhingarov
Tourism, foodie culture, and the new wave of startups - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] Startups have taken note of the food-driven travel trend and have come out in droves to support this culinary subculture. From the craft brewery scene to destination-driven food tours, startups are helping travelers track down the best food in town...

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Josephine Wawira
Mobile phones usage for travel

Mobile phones usage for travel
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[Josephine Wawira] In the latest report on how people use phones for travel, Google in collaboration with Ipsos has provided insights on the influences mobile devices have on travellers' decisions...

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Amit Parbhucharan
Five simple data security questions to ask your travel agent this festive season

Five simple data security questions to ask your travel agent this festive season
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[Amit Parbhucharan] When making getaway plans and booking lodges, tours, B&Bs and travel accommodations, it's common practice for many busy

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Ruth Cooper
Ruth Cooper
Sun City Sun Central Launch

The glitzy and celeb filled Sun Central Convention Centre Launch Party was held at Sun City on the 30 November 2016.

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Lauren Hartzenberg
Sanbona Explorer Camp: A holistic safari adventure in the Klein Karoo

Sanbona Explorer Camp: A holistic safari adventure in the Klein Karoo[Lauren Hartzenberg] Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is a 54,000 ha premier wildlife destination that lies at the foot of the Warmwaterberg Mountains in the heart of the Klein Karoo...

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Cari Coetzee
ALE helps hospitality industry connect with the always-on consumer

ALE helps hospitality industry connect with the always-on consumer[Cari Coetzee] Technological innovation has changed the hospitality industry significantly and continues to do so. We spoke to Ravin Naidu to find out how ALE helps establishments connect to...

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Sindy Peters
#SharetheBay with Craig Duffield of Mosaic Tourism

#SharetheBay with Craig Duffield of Mosaic Tourism[Sindy Peters] Craig Duffield, founder of Mosaic Tourism, has always had a strong desire to make a difference...

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Cari Coetzee
Taj Cape Town head sommelier serving wine with ardor

Pearl Oliver
Pearl Oliver
[Cari Coetzee] We chat to Pearl Oliver, the head sommelier at five-star Taj Cape Town to find out more about her passion for wine and excellent service...

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Cari Coetzee
Breedezicht Estate - developing in unspoiled Witsand

Breedezicht Estate - developing in unspoiled Witsand[Cari Coetzee] Breedezicht Estate is a development situated in the small town of Witsand - but it's not your regular development. The location, attractions, and architecture makes a unique destination for...

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