Conservation success stories from around the world
Conservation success stories from around the world

While conservation is as much a buzzword as almond milk, the last few months has seen strong and positive success stories emerging in conservation for Africa. I've rounded up the top conservation stories around the world that will help protect Africa's natural resources and wildlife in a big, positive way.

By Mareike Pietzsch 16 hours ago

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.

1 day ago

Self-Drive Safari in Kenya
Adventure travel to drive growth of international travel

According to a 2014 travel industry study written by Oxford Economics, "the global travel industry is poised for a period of sustained growth over the next decade.” This growth is predicted to be driven mainly by emerging markets such as Asia and the Middle East, but Europe and the Americas are forecasted to trend positively over the same period.

2 days ago

Khayelitsha like you've never seen it before
Khayelitsha like you've never seen it before

There's more than meets the eye to Khayelitsha. The township has plenty to offer visitors including B&Bs, restaurants, arts and culture, and some interesting tours. The latest installment of the Love Cape Town Neighbourhoods series explores the township in a way that will open the eyes of those unfamiliar with the 'hood'.

2 days ago

#BizTrends2017: Key trends in the live experience space
#BizTrends2017: Key trends in the live experience space

Alexandre Torrao, MD of MUCHOMOO Experiential Marketing & Events Agency, Johannesburg identifies key trends for 2017 in the live experience space.

By Alexandre Torrao 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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.

3 days ago

The Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre Complex in Durban
SA cities first in Africa to be included in GDS-Index

The first cities in Africa to be included in the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index), an innovative new way to measure the level of sustainability cities offer to the MICE events (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions) industry, are Durban, Cape Town, and Tshwane.

16 Jan 2017

Fairview goats get a skywalk and playpark
Fairview goats get a skywalk and playpark

Fairview constantly finds itself at the forefront of the wine and cheese industry. “They constantly innovate every single aspect of the customer experience, which has led to their success,” says international wine tourism consultant, Peter McAtamney, an international guest speaker at the recent The Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference held in Cape Town in November 2016.

16 Jan 2017

StelaDi via
Travel trends and top destinations for 2017

From flexible flight options to new off-the-beaten-track destinations, Cheapflights share their annual travel predictions for 2017 that travellers and the travel industry should keep an eye out for.

16 Jan 2017

Why travellers to Zimbabwe should carry small denomination notes
Why travellers to Zimbabwe should carry small denomination notes

Corporate Traveller issued the advisory that South African business travellers to Zimbabwe should carry small denomination notes as they will receive change in bond notes which cannot be used outside Zimbabwe or converted back to hard currency. This, following Zimbabwe's introduction of the bond note in response to a shortage of hard currency in the country.

13 Jan 2017

Lavishly remastered Queen Mary 2 to dock in Cape Town
Lavishly remastered Queen Mary 2 to dock in Cape Town

The Queen Mary 2 will sail into Table Bay and dock in Cape Town for two nights on 26 January 2017, the first stop on her world cruise after a £100-million remastering which involved QM2's renowned Queens and Princess Grill suites and restaurants being given extensive enhancement.

13 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Driving growth in African tourism
#BizTrends2017: Driving growth in African tourism

Africa's tourism industry shows incredible opportunity for growth and, despite some challenges, hotels and other tourism businesses show increasing interest in investing in the continent's tourism offerings. It's this potential that has led Tim Smith and his team at HVS to host the inaugural Tourism, Hotel Investment, and Networking Conference - THINC Africa. We asked Smith, managing partner of HVS Consulting in South Africa, to share his trends for tourism in Africa.

13 Jan 2017