#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.

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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.

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Blood Lions - joint overall winner
Winners of African Responsible Tourism Awards 2017 announced

On 20 April during World Travel Market Africa 2017 at the CTICC, Cape Town, the winners of the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2017 were announced before a packed audience including tourism professionals, media, and government officials.

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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.

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#WTMA17: CTICC abuzz on first day of WTM Africa 2017
#WTMA17: CTICC abuzz on first day of WTM Africa 2017

Travel trade show, World Travel Market Africa 2017, opened its floors and doors to inbound and outbound travel professionals on 19 April - hosting a mix of international buyers, local outbounds specialists, tourism product and destination marketing organisations.

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#WTMA17: Using digital marketing to convince young Africans to travel
#WTMA17: Using digital marketing to convince young Africans to travel

Jacques du Bruyn, MD at digital marketing agency Flume, covered the topic "The untapped African youth market" at World Travel Market Africa 2017 - addressing the questions "How do you (as a travel brand or individual) speak to the African youth from a digital perspective?" and "How do you convince the African youth online?" We asked Du Bruyn to give us some of the answers.

By Cari Coetzee 19 Apr 2017

Leeu Estates - Manor House and Spa
Leeu Estates claims spot on Condé Nast Traveler Hot List 2017

Five-star boutique property in Franschhoek, Leeu Estates, joined a select few hotels from around the world on the Condé Nast Traveler Hot List for 2017 in the category for Africa and the Middle East. It is the only South African property to appear on the list.

19 Apr 2017

Building resilience in tourism and hospitality despite downgrades
Building resilience in tourism and hospitality despite downgrades

The recent downgrades by international rating agencies signal that South African businesses must find ways to build strengths that could survive the political turbulence that plagues the country. Now is the time to reconsider real or perceived competitive advantages and to get ready for the time that the economy will survive the chaos and return to calmer waters.

By Peter van Nieuwenhuizen 19 Apr 2017

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NMBT hosts international visitors to position Nelson Mandela Bay as top travel destination

By extending its reach into the international travel market, and building collaborations with trade and media, Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism (NMBT) has been making great efforts to position the city as a world-class travel destination. Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism has been hosting visiting groups such as tour operators, destination marketing agencies and international media, providing them with an authentic experience of Nelson Mandela Bay, effectively making them brand ambassadors for the city and its surrounds.

19 Apr 2017

Explore Cape Town in 48 hours
Explore Cape Town in 48 hours

The Mother City always features on ‘top ten' lists - and for good reason. Curious culinistas get a world-class menu of foodie opportunities, sun slaves can't resist the Atlantic seaboard and nature lovers get an eye-watering visual feast. Here's how to top up your ‘I-heart-Cape-Town' tank in just 48-hours. The best part? You don't have to take a single day of leave.

By Brandon de Kock 18 Apr 2017

Table Bay Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
A review of Africa's hospitality market 2016

Hotel investment in Africa made progressive strides, new hotels launched in cities across the continent, and new opportunities and challenges presented itself in 2016 amid economic and political events, currency volatility, and fluctuating tourism demand. HTI Consulting provides a brief summary of the top and the bottom five performers across 13 African cities for 2016, as indicated by STR Global.

18 Apr 2017