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aha Hotels & Lodges expands in Namibia through signing of Epacha Game Lodges

aha Hotels & Lodges is expanding its footprint in Namibia with the signing of the full management and marketing services contract, effective from 1 July 2017, for the Epacha Game Lodge & Spa and the Eagle Tented Lodge. Located on top of the hills of the Epacha Private Game Reserve, The Epacha Game Lodge & Spa and the Eagle Tented Lodge border the main road leading to the Etosha National Park.

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African Pride 15 on Orange tailored to the film and photographic production industry
African Pride 15 on Orange tailored to the film and photographic production industry

Cape Town has proven an attractive location for producers of movies, advertising agencies looking for a range of backdrops, the modelling industry, and for the various support services that work behind the scenes to craft the end-product.

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Constitution Hill comes of age with launch of innovative virtual guide
Constitution Hill comes of age with launch of innovative virtual guide

With the launch of an innovative app, one of South Africa's most popular and important heritage sites have become even more accessible. Visitors can now tour this sprawling precinct with a virtual guide, the Constitution Hill Guide.

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Three ways travel agents can compete with big OTAs
Three ways travel agents can compete with big OTAs

Online Travel Agents (OTAs) entered the market in early 2000, offering travellers the opportunity to become their own travel agents and quickly causing a shift in the market. Approximately 50% of all bookings today are completed online, either via OTA or directly from supplier websites, as can be seen in Phocuswright's analysis of the European travel market.

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#YouthMonth: From Y to Z, how corporate travel will evolve in years to come
#YouthMonth: From Y to Z, how corporate travel will evolve in years to come

With Generation Y (millennials) heading to the driving seat in the workforce, their successor, Generation Z, has slowly started to enter the workforce as well and is expected to bring about major disruption and changes.

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Voice search and its impact on the hospitality industry
Voice search and its impact on the hospitality industry

In years past, there was a dominant form of agricultural practice - sharecropping. A landlord would rent out his land, and farmers would rent it and pay in harvested crops. There was usually no other way for the farmer to get land, so the landlord was king. Today, decades later, the king and farmer are still tied in a forced romance, only today, we call the king Google, and the farmers - brands in the hospitality sector.

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The Ladycation: Getting away without breaking a nail on the budget
The Ladycation: Getting away without breaking a nail on the budget

Cape Town and its surrounding areas offer some great mini-breakaways for those ladies who need a break from their daily routine and hang out with this sisters. Co-founder of Cape Comoot, Yolandie Le Grange, says, “Reasonably priced, and safe access to places like Cape Point and Franschhoek is lacking. With tourism being seen as the next mining boom for South Africa, it is important that we keep this sector afloat with as much local and international support as possible.”

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Qantas reveals names for its Dreamliner fleet
Qantas reveals names for its Dreamliner fleet

Qantas has revealed the names for its fleet of eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. More than 60,000 suggestions were put forward and 45,000 votes cast in selecting the names of the aircraft.

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The battle between travel bots and TMCs - who will win?
The battle between travel bots and TMCs - who will win?

AI assistants and travel bots may be gaining ground, but a sound digital solution that incorporates these tools should be complemented by a knowledgeable travel management company (TMC) and consultant.

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Tourism Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thebethe, Deputy Minister of the Presidency Buti Manamela and North West Tourism MEC Desbo Mohono engaging with one of the exhibitors at the Youth in Tourism Imbizo
Youth in Tourism Imbizo: Tourism has the potential to alleviate youth unemployment

The core message of The Youth in Tourism Imbizo - recently held in Potchefstroom at the Ikageng stadium in the NW 405 Municipality and hosted by both the North West MEC for Tourism, Desbo Mohono and the Deputy Ministers of Tourism and Presidency, Elizabeth Thabethe and Buti Manamela respectively - is that the South African government is determined to ensure that the youth in the country are developed and molded to become leaders in the future.

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South African Airways a winner at World Airline Awards for 15 consecutive years
South African Airways a winner at World Airline Awards for 15 consecutive years

South African Airways (SAA) has been announced a winner at the World Airline Awards for fifteen consecutive years.

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Inaugural Stellenbosch Business Tourism Indaba a success

The first Stellenbosch Business Tourism Indaba recently took place and the fully booked event has been hailed a success with speakers of note including Bruce Redor of GainingEdge in Paris, a global specialist on the positioning of cities as business/conference/events destinations.

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Tourism industry offers hope for SA's unemployed youth
Tourism industry offers hope for SA's unemployed youth

The future for SA's young people looks challenging with rising unemployment and job opportunities dwindling. However, the tourism sector shows modest growth and should this growth continue, it could offer hope by providing many of SA's youth the opportunity to get a foothold on a career.

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