Airbnb an opportunity for poor communities in Cape Town
Airbnb an opportunity for poor communities in Cape Town

Cities around the world are struggling to tackle the onslaught of technology. Accommodation is a big sector. Hotels contribute a significant amount towards municipality revenues in the form of special taxes and rates, i.e. bed tax. These industry players are being threatened by the likes of Airbnb which is flooding the with thousands of extra “beds”, with no direct tax payable to the municipality, and threatening the incumbent hotel players.

By Alan Knott-Craig 10 hours ago

Renaissance Hotels makes its debut in Nigeria
Renaissance Hotels makes its debut in Nigeria

Renaissance Hotels, a brand known for helping business travellers discover unexpected experiences, has announced the opening of its first hotel in Sub-Saharan Africa - the Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel located in Nigeria's commercial centre.

1 day ago

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
#MeetingsAfrica17: Sustainability for inclusiveness

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.

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

Premier Hotels & Resorts continues rebranding in 2017
Premier Hotels & Resorts continues rebranding in 2017

As part of the second phase of a nationwide rebranding across all properties that took place in 2016, Premier Hotels & Resorts has changed Premier Hotel Cape Manor to Premier Hotel Cape Town.

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#BizTrends2017: all inclusive holidays, snowy destinations trending for SA travellers
#BizTrends2017: all inclusive holidays, snowy destinations trending for SA travellers

We spoke to Lesego Matabane, marketing manager for Club Med South Africa, about identified Club Med travel trends, and South African travellers and their habits, in particular.

20 Jan 2017

City Lodge Hotel Group launches CLHG Rewards programme
City Lodge Hotel Group launches CLHG Rewards programme

CLHG Rewards enables online bookers to earn points towards B&B or room only

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 19 Jan 2017

#Sharethebay: A summer of thrills in Nelson Mandela Bay
#Sharethebay: A summer of thrills in Nelson Mandela Bay

With ideal weather conditions, fine festive events and activations, and tourists from around the globe impressed with the destination's tourism offering, Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism (NMBT) experienced a successful summer.

19 Jan 2017

How to address the needs of the uncompromising customer
How to address the needs of the uncompromising customer

Intercontinental Hotels Group's (IHG) 2017 Trends Report - The Uncompromising Customer: Addressing the Paradoxes of the ‘Age of I', launched at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, highlights the uncompromising nature of today's customer who expects brands to deliver experiences that satisfy contradictory needs.

19 Jan 2017

Wendie White
#BizTrends2017: travel companies in tune with the tech savvy traveller will thrive

Wendie White, the MD of Lloyd Orr Communications which specialises in communications strategies for travel and tourism organisations has enjoyed 32 years' experience in the South African travel industry, having spent most of her career in wholesale outbound tour operating. We asked White to give us her outlook on Tourism 2017.

By Cari Coetzee 18 Jan 2017

Photo: Troy Davies - Kirstenbosch Galileo open air festival
December 2016 exceeded expectations for tourism in Cape Town

Expectations were exceeded with visitor traffic at the city's major attractions and Cape Town International Airport in December 2016.

17 Jan 2017