Tourism Trends 2017

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Renaissance Hotels makes its debut in Nigeria

Renaissance Hotels has announced the opening of its first hotel in Sub-Saharan Africa - the Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel located in Nigeria's commercial centre...

18 hours ago

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...

23 hours ago

Emirates increases flights between Dubai and Nairobi to 21 a week

From 1 June 2017, Emirates will introduce a third daily flight between Dubai and Kenya's capital Nairobi, increasing the number of scheduled Emirates flights between the two cities to 21 a week...

19 hours ago

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...

By Mareike Pietzsch 20 Jan 2017

Rocking burgers and shakes at Rocomamas

In a world where pretty much everything is digital, it's very satisfying to literally tick boxes and scribble an alias for your order, bringing an air of old-skool anonymity.

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

WTM Africa registration is now open!

With registration officially open, the local and international travel sectors are gearing up for a bigger and better year than ever with WTM Africa 2017, Africa's most extraordinary B2B travel exhibition...

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 3 days ago

Turbulence ahead for travellers in 2017

South Africans will continue to enjoy low airfares and access to value-for money destinations, but, make no mistake, the struggling economy means there is turbulence ahead for travellers in 2017...

By Andrew Stark 3 days ago

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

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

20 Jan 2017

What AFCON means for African tourism and hospitality

AFCON 2017 kicked off this week, bringing together 16 of Africa's finest footballing nations to Gabon for the 31st edition of the continent's greatest football showpiece...

By Bennet Otoo 20 Jan 2017

Seabourn Sojurn returns to Alaska in 2017

International cruise line representative in Southern Africa, Cruises International recently announced that Seabourn Sojurn will return to Alaska in 2017 for the first time in 15 years...

3 days ago

How to address the needs of the uncompromising customer

Intercontinental Hotels Group's 2017 Trends Report highlights the uncompromising nature of today's customer...

19 Jan 2017

City Lodge Hotel Group launches CLHG Rewards programme

The City Lodge Hotel Group has officially renamed its online rewards programme to CLHG Rewards from Lodger Club which developed a strong following over many years...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 19 Jan 2017

Decline in support of elephant back safaris sees it phased out

Safari Par Excellence and Zambezi Elephant Trails have decided to phase out elephant back safaris...

19 Jan 2017

#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 experienced a successful summer...

19 Jan 2017

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

Wendie White, the MD of Lloyd Orr Communications, has enjoyed 32 years' experience in the South African travel industry. We asked White to give us her outlook on Tourism 2017...

By Cari Coetzee 18 Jan 2017

#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 18 Jan 2017

Adventure travel to drive growth of international travel

The trend toward adventure travel is clear to see in the statistics yes, but more than that the need for something deeper from travel became clear...

18 Jan 2017

Khayelitsha like you've never seen it before

There's more than meets the eye to Khayelitsha. The latest video in the Love Cape Town Neighbourhoods series explores the township in a way that will open the eyes of those unfamiliar with the 'hood'...

18 Jan 2017

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

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