#BizTrends2018: Travellers looking for more bang for their travel buck
#BizTrends2018: Travellers looking for more bang for their travel buck

Value and service continue to remain high up on the agenda for South Africans when it comes to both corporate and leisure travel trends. Expert opinion and ongoing booking support when planning holidays abroad are also important factors that South African travellers count on.

By Andrew Stark 1 hour ago

City Lodge Hotel opens at Two Rivers Mall in Nairobi
City Lodge Hotel opens at Two Rivers Mall in Nairobi

City Lodge Hotel Group's third hotel in Nairobi and 59th hotel in Southern and East Africa

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 18 hours ago

Gavin Tollman, Theresa Szejwallo and Brett Tollman May 2016
Travel trends that will influence those with wanderlust in 2018

According to Theresa Szejwallo, the MD of The Travel Corporation (TTC) in South Africa, the positive strides the rand has taken recently bodes well for travellers in 2018. Expecting travel to enjoy an upwards bounce, Szejwallo shares her top trends predictions that will influence those with a sense of wanderlust in 2018.

21 hours ago

Mark Essien, CEO of Hotels.ng
Hotels.ng expands on hotel bookings and flights to win in Africa

There were only 300 Nigerian hotels listed online in 2013, but by 2017 Hotels.ng raised over $1.5m in venture capital to list over 10,000 hotels across 320 cities with pictures and reviews. It has also added over 5,000 places of interest in Nigeria to its site, it has acquired a stake in event booking website, OgaVenue, and importantly, became profitable in 2017.

22 hours ago

Travel is not for sissies
Travel is not for sissies

I like to be in charge of my life and my decisions and no more so, than when it comes to booking online for family holidays, a business trip or some 'me' time. But then I found myself stuck at an airport in a foreign country - I had travelled here on business and had the family join me for an extended holiday - when our flight home was grounded due to bad weather, I stood there like a deer in headlights, unsure of what to do, who to call or how to get out of there.

By Konrad Laker 22 hours ago

#BizTrends2018: Does timeshare deserve its bad rap?
#BizTrends2018: Does timeshare deserve its bad rap?

Let's face it, the term 'timeshare' all too often conjures up images of late-night phone calls and promises of freebies if you can endure the persuasive sales pitch. Despite this poor reputation, timeshare in South Africa has been growing in stature over recent years as locals are pushed to seek affordable alternative holiday options with an increasingly unfavourable rand exchange rate.

By Brent Dickson 23 hours ago

#BizTrends2018: Hospitality trends set to dominate 2018
#BizTrends2018: Hospitality trends set to dominate 2018

It's that time of year when businesses examine what's forecast for the next year. As competitors in a growing tourism and hospitality market, we need to be driving the trends rather than reacting as late adopters. Here are some trends likely to be visible in 2018.

By Avukile Mabombo 1 day ago

The Private Hotel School to launch Joburg campus
The Private Hotel School to launch Joburg campus

After 11 years of conducting hospitality training and higher education in Stellenbosch, The Private Hotel School (TPHS) will be opening its second campus in Rosebank, Johannesburg this year.

1 day ago

South Africans owe it to themselves to take leave
South Africans owe it to themselves to take leave

British Airways has conducted a research study which found that the average working South African has not taken a two-week break over the last year; either as a result of not being able to take time off or worrying about the workload on their return.

1 day ago

Air travel will remain affordable for South Africans
Air travel will remain affordable for South Africans

South Africans can continue to expect affordable domestic air ticket prices, according to FlySafair, despite predictions that global travel prices would rise sharply in 2018. Kirby Gordon, head of sales and distribution, says: "A strengthening rand means that we will be able to offset the increase in oil prices for a little longer than we would have with a stagnant or weakening currency."

1 day ago

What travel marketers need to know about Facebook's News Feed change
What travel marketers need to know about Facebook's News Feed change

In your dual role as travel marketer and Facebook consumer, the news that Facebook is going to 'clean-up' your News Feed will likely be met with a mix of joy and despair.

By Natalia Rosa 1 day ago

#BizTrends2018: A look in the crystal ball - what can we expect for travel in 2018?
#BizTrends2018: A look in the crystal ball - what can we expect for travel in 2018?

The Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA) lifts the veil on which destinations will emerge as the most popular in the new year and which will be the main trends and inspirations that will inspire South African travellers in 2018.

2 days ago

Young South Africans pick the US as top travel destination
Young South Africans pick the US as top travel destination

Most South Africans between the ages of 18-35 selected the United States of America as the number one destination they would like to travel to in 2018. This finding forms part of Contiki's The Power of Travel research project, which aims to find the ways in which travel makes young people the best versions of themselves. The study surveyed thousands of 18-35-year-olds around the world, including 305 South Africans.

12 Jan 2018