From day trips to multi-week adventures, self-catering lodges to luxury tents, the demand for wildlife experiences are increasing as tourism in sub-Saharan Africa grows. As tourist and investor interest grows in this sector, HVS has released a white paper, Learnings From and For Africa's Game Lodge Industry, which brings some peculiarities and challenges of the lodging industry to light and also lists some lessons/best practices for developers.
18 hours ago
The Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA) leadership has spent a day at the Midrand Conference Centre in Johannesburg developing RETOSA's repositioning strategy with the aim of moving the SADC region share of tourism from its current 2% of global tourist arrivals and receipts respectively to 5% within the next decade. In a departure from past practice which saw more preoccupation with governments or public sector, the new vision is founded on strong partnerships with the private sector.
20 hours ago
With the backing of the African Legal Support Facility, the Government of Rwanda has taken a concrete step toward becoming a transportation hub for the East African region with the signing of a concession agreement for the construction and operation of Bugesera International Airport.
21 hours ago
Whilst 'sharing economy' is not a new concept, digital formats, alongside the rapid expansion of the online ecosystem, have led to an exponential increase in the sharing of physical goods, space, skills, and resources.
1 day ago
Dubai's new openings in the first half of 2017 have added a host of new experiences across art, culture, entertainment and dining to its offering. Here's what to look forward to in the second half of 2017:
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For the first time, Rwanda will welcome the World Travel Awards with the Africa Gala Ceremony 2017 taking place at the five-star Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre on 10 October 2017 alongside the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) and AviaDev Africa (10-12 October).
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The Seychelles Roadshow took place at the Cape Sun Hotel in Cape Town on 20 July 2017. The first leg of the Roadshow included a MICE speed networking session, which was presented by 18 Seychelles tourist offices that served as information links between the Seychelles, potential visitors, tour operators, travel agents and the media. These offices included Air Seychelles, Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Association, Vision Voyages, Alphonse Island, Berjaya Hotel, Constance Hotels, Eden Bleu Hotel, Hilton Seychelles, Six Senses, Sunsail and the Moorings, SeyUnique, The Holiday Factory, Thompsons Holidays and Variety Cruises.
Robin Fredericks 2 days ago
According to Jerry Mabena, CEO of Thebe Services which owns the Thebe Tourism Group, Afropolitans (cosmopolitan Africans) could boost the South African economy by more than R2bn annually and grow tourism if they are given appealing reasons to travel locally.
2 days ago
ARUSHA, Tanzania - The government announced a $156m (Sh340bn) major plan to boost tourism in the southern circuit. The plan, which will be financed by the World Bank (WB), will involve upgrading of roads leading to the iconic tourist sites in the zone, including the Ruaha National Park and Rungwa and Selous game reserves.
Zephania Ubwani 3 days ago
Wouldn't it be great if something as simple and pleasurable as international travel could help end something as grinding and enduring as global poverty? After all, the industry is booming, growing at least 4% a year since the 1960s (with a brief slowdown in 2009), according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
Susanne Becken 3 days ago
South African Tourism has teamed up with the Future Group hosting the inaugural Holiday Expo, which is expected to attract 7,000 visitors over two days, in an effort to ensure that SMMEs in the tourism industry get the opportunity to market and showcase their businesses on consumer-facing platforms.
21 Jul 2017
More than four million bags are carried by airlines across the globe annually, with less than 0.43 percent not arriving with their owners. The industry, however, is determined to do even better. With the goal to reduce mishandled bags and increasing efficiency in baggage operations, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines for America (A4A) have launched a global campaign related to baggage tracking.
21 Jul 2017