Andrew Widegger takes over from Clifford Ross at the helm of the City Lodge Hotel Group
Andrew Widegger takes over from Clifford Ross at the helm of the City Lodge Hotel Group

After more than 30 years at the City Lodge Hotel Group, the last 15 years as Chief Executive Officer, Clifford Ross is stepping down from his role at the end of June due to ill health.

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 15 hours ago

SA car rental market shows healthy growth in leisure rentals
SA car rental market shows healthy growth in leisure rentals

The South African leisure car rental sector has continued to show healthy growth, with last year experiencing a 16.7% increase in car rentals by international visitors and a 1.6% growth in local leisure rentals. These figures reflect growth on growth coming on the back of last year's leisure market expansion of 23% and 11% respectively.

17 hours ago

Park Inn by Radisson Lusaka
Radisson adds Park Inn Lusaka to Africa portfolio

Radisson Hospitality AB has added Park Inn by Radisson Lusaka Longacres, Zambia to its expanding portfolio.

19 hours ago

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Henley Passport Index: The most powerful passports in a time of global travel access growth

Offering its citizens visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to a record total of 189 destinations, Japan takes the top spot in the Henley Passport Index. Germany and Singapore come in joint second place while third place is shared by six countries: South Korea, Finland, France, Italy, Spain, and Sweden.

20 hours ago

Cape Town learns the language of the Muslim traveller
Cape Town learns the language of the Muslim traveller

The annual Mastercard-Crescent Rating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) saw South Africa ranked as one of the ten most Muslim-friendly non-Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries for 2018. Cape Town Tourism has geared itself towards developing the Muslim tourism market and has implemented a number of initiatives to spread the word that the Mother City is an ideal destination for Muslim travellers.

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#Indaba2018: Creating experiences online

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.

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

What flight attendants can teach us about reputation risk
What flight attendants can teach us about reputation risk

Social media is unique in the history of communication, in that it potentially allows equal exposure to everyone - from David Icke, who believes that an alien-lizard Illuminati runs the world, to web pages devoted to the political philosophies of the "KarJenners" (I had to look that one up).

By William Smook 1 day ago

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#AfricaMonth: Pave the way to Open Skies

It's just 766km from Entebbe in Uganda to Bujumbura in Burundi. Yet to fly between the two destinations, travellers often need to fly hundreds of miles east via Nairobi, or connect half-way in Kigali, making what should be an hour-or-so flight, a three-to-four-hour one.

By Natalia Rosa 1 day ago

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TNPA, eThekwini Municipality's sand pumping initiative nourishes Durban beaches

A sand pumping initiative, proposed and launched by eThekwini Municipality and Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has seen sand reinstated along eroded sections of Durban's Golden Mile. As a means to tackle beach erosion exacerbated by climate change and inclement weather, the project, initially conducted as a trial in October of 2017, could offer similar benefits for beaches extending further northwards.

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Creating business communities for African unity
Creating business communities for African unity

The run-up to the 55th Africa Day, celebrated annually on 25 May in parts of Africa and around the world in commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (now the African Union), is an ideal time to reflect on the opportunities presented by a new collective zeitgeist happening in Africa.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 days ago

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Buenos Aires Declaration bolsters travel and tourism's fight against wildlife crime

The TreadRight Foundation celebrated The Travel Corporation's (TTC) recent signing of the Buenos Aires Declaration on Travel and Tourism and Illegal Wildlife Trade - a framework to aid the travel and tourism industry in the fight against wildlife crime - at the World Travel and Tourism Council's (WTTC) Global Summit to mark Endangered Species Day (18 May).

2 days ago

Bleisure travel expected to grow in 2018 and beyond
Bleisure travel expected to grow in 2018 and beyond

In South Africa's tight economy, bleisure, as a rising trend, has become the ideal way to find a balance between work and play. The combination of business and leisure means adding a little more room for relaxation on business trips, to keep one's mind and body in a positive state all year round.

2 days ago

Whiling away days at De Hoop - a nature lover's respite
Whiling away days at De Hoop - a nature lover's respite

De Hoop Nature Reserve, situated in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, has remained a firm fixture on many a South African travel itinerary. And it's more than worthy of bragging rights.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago