How property investors can capitalise on the 'bleisure' trend
How property investors can capitalise on the 'bleisure' trend

Mixing business and leisure travel, also known as 'bleisure' travel, has become a widely recognised phenomenon. The trend, says Bill Rawson, chairman of the Rawson Property Group, "has created some exciting opportunities in the short term rental space".

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Millennials are reshaping the face of global travel
Millennials are reshaping the face of global travel

Numbering around 79 million globally, millennials (born from 1981 onwards) are the largest generation to date and as this age group enters the workplace and begins to have families of their own, they also have the greatest potential influence to effect change these days. Born in a technological era, surrounded by high-tech gadgets and part of social networks from a young age, they are tech-savvy and more adventurous as well with research showing millennials are 23% more likely to travel abroad than their older counterparts.

14 hours ago

Greyton Lodge offers comfortable, contemporary farm-village style
Greyton Lodge offers comfortable, contemporary farm-village style

In 2012 a North West farmer decides it's time for a life change and asks his children what they should do. “They both said Cape Town,” explains Hendrik Bloem who, together with this wife Rensjah, has changed careers from farming with maize and livestock to owning and running Greyton Lodge in the picturesque Boland of the Western Cape.

By Brian Berkman 15 hours ago

#WTMA17: Rezidor's Marc Descrozaille talks African expansion
#WTMA17: Rezidor's Marc Descrozaille talks African expansion

We sat down with Marc Descrozaille, area VP, Africa and the Indian Ocean during World Travel Market 2017 as he shared insight into Rezidor Hotel Group's expansion into Africa and the group's plans for moving forward.

By Cari Coetzee and Robin Fredericks 16 hours ago

Tsogo Sun building new R220-million StayEasy in Maputo
Tsogo Sun building new R220-million StayEasy in Maputo

With the construction of a brand new R220-million hotel, Tsogo Sun is significantly increasing its investment in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. StayEasy Maputo is located just 2km from the luxury Southern Sun Maputo Hotel which had a R300-million makeover in 2014 to emerge as the largest hotel in the city with a total of 269 rooms.

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#WTMA17: How to evolve into a 21st century travel agent
#WTMA17: How to evolve into a 21st century travel agent

"We've all read that the travel agent is dead," said Natalia Rosa, director of the promotions division at Big Ambitions who is responsible for ASATA communications, speaking at World Travel Market Africa 2017. This statement was met with many a nod from the audience. The truth is, travel agents aren't dead, they are transforming into 21st century travel agents.

By Cari Coetzee 1 day ago

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Progressive Signature Lux Hotels opens first hotel in SA

In June 2017, Signature Lux Hotels will open its first hotel in South Africa - and Africa - in the heart of the Golden Mile, Sandton Johannesburg. The progressive hotel chain is targeting tech-savvy millennials and business travellers with its four-star finishes and quality connectivity, with social hubs for enhanced networking opportunities.

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A guide on how business travellers can combat stress

Business travel can be stressful and comes with a demanding schedule. According to experts, establishing a routine is paramount in reducing stress levels while travelling for business.

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#WTMA17: Research indicates growing opportunities for outbound travel in SA

Research released by Grant Thornton and Reed Exhibitions at World Travel Market Africa 2017 indicates growing opportunities for outbound travel in South Africa, with much of the growth coming from intra-Africa leisure travel. According to Otto de Vries, CEO ASATA, outbound travel from South Africa has not been tracked well. "This research is the first step to enhancing the insights our members have around patterns of leisure travel by South Africans."

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#WTMA17: WTM Africa closes its doors on a high-note
#WTMA17: WTM Africa closes its doors on a high-note

With buyers from 45 countries, over 8,000 pre-scheduled appointments confirmed and an increase in exhibitors from 2016, WTM Africa 2017 closed its doors on a high-note. “We confidently believe that WTM Africa 2017 has built on the previous years' generated business at WTM Africa, with feedback from buyers and exhibitors alike that WTM Africa 2017 has been the best yet,” says Chardonnay Marchesi, general manager of Africa Travel Week.

21 Apr 2017

WTM Africa 2017 saw over 700 exhibitors present, with over 8,000 pre-scheduled appointments for the duration of the show
#WTMA17: WTM Africa celebrates an impressive second day

Reporting over 8,000 pre-scheduled appointments between local and international buyers and exhibitors for the duration of the show, WTM Africa celebrated an impressive second day. On the second day, WTM Africa 2017 showcased the extraordinary potential of Africa as a destination for travellers, while also equipping outbound specialists with tools to better sell to the South African market. Speed Networking sessions for both Buyers and Media were naturally popular, with travel trade eager to expand the reach of their product.

21 Apr 2017

Radisson brand expands its African footprint with a new Park Inn in Kenya
Radisson brand expands its African footprint with a new Park Inn in Kenya

The Rezidor Hotel Group has added the 35th hotel to its Africa portfolio with the opening of the first Park Inn by Radisson in Nairobi's Westlands.

20 Apr 2017

Hotel Verde staff celebrating the good news of FTT accreditation at the eco pool
#WTMA17: Hotel Verde now Fair Trade Tourism certified

Hotel Verde has been certified by Fair Trade Tourism at the annual World Travel Market Africa currently underway in Cape Town - a prestigious accolade for both Hotel Verde and tourism in South Africa as it shows leadership in the rapidly growing responsible tourism market.

20 Apr 2017