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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.

16 hours 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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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.

1 day ago

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

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

What will it take for travel consultants to survive?
What will it take for travel consultants to survive?

They say that the universities and colleges of today are training people for careers that don't even exist. According to the World Economic Forum, some 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that have yet to be created.

2 days ago

Joburg moves up global ICCA rankings, now aims for top 100
Joburg moves up global ICCA rankings, now aims for top 100

According to Rendani Khorommbi, deputy director of Joburg Tourism's Convention Bureau, "The recently released International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) rankings for 2017 indicate that Johannesburg has improved from the 2016 results, by hosting 23 ICCA qualifying meetings, compared to 14 which were hosted in 2016."

18 May 2018

Love Cape Town, love Mitchells Plain: Cape Town Tourism releases new neighbourhoods video
Love Cape Town, love Mitchells Plain: Cape Town Tourism releases new neighbourhoods video

Continuing on its drive to encourage visitors to fall in love with the Mother City's lesser-known but unique experiences in a destination, Cape Town Tourism has released the latest in their "Love Cape Town Neighbourhoods" video series focusing on Mitchells Plain.

18 May 2018

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Tantalising tapas-style Winter antipasti at Anthonij Rupert Wyne's Terra del Capo

On a day that started with a misty chill and brightened to crisp winter perfection, I joined the select group of media dining at Terra del Capo at Anthonij Rupert Wyne on the L'Ormarins Estate in Franschhoek to sample their new tapas-style winter antipasti menu. Get those taste buds ready! This is definitely one to add to your Winter to-do list...

By Leigh Andrews 18 May 2018

Mauritius: E-commerce service launched to promote local operators
Mauritius: E-commerce service launched to promote local operators

The e-commerce service of the tax-free shopping digital portal Shopping Mauritius, an online platform to showcase products of tax-free shopping operators and handicrafts operators of the Creative Mauritius on a 24/7-hour basis, was launched on Friday, 11 May 2018 at the seat of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (MCCI) in Port Louis.

17 May 2018

Fastjet, Emirates interline agreement to stimulate future traffic connections
Fastjet, Emirates interline agreement to stimulate future traffic connections

Following its migration to its new reservation platform, Fastjet has concluded a refreshed interline agreement with Emirates.

17 May 2018

WTM Africa 2018 records 18% increase in attendees
WTM Africa 2018 records 18% increase in attendees

After a successful three days in the host city of Cape Town, WTM Africa is pleased to report that its pre-audited statistics show an 18% increase in visitor numbers in comparison to 2017, with over 600 companies exhibiting at this prestigious travel trade exhibition.

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 17 May 2018