Tourism Trends 2018

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The competitive edge: Why an effective PR strategy is a must for the hospitality industry

The hotel industry is a highly competitive field, so it is no surprise that an effective PR strategy is paramount to enabling long-term, sustained messaging to keep your establishment top of mind...

19 hours ago

#BizTrends2018: Travellers looking for more bang for their travel buck

Value and service continue to remain high up on the agenda for South Africans when it comes to both corporate and leisure travel...

By Andrew Stark 22 hours ago

Villa 47 opens new fusion cocktail lounge

There is no denying that fancy cocktail and gin bars with intriguing infused concoctions on the menu are trending all over the world.

By Ruth Cooper 21 hours ago

#BizTrends2018: Does timeshare deserve its bad rap?

The term 'timeshare' all too often conjures up images of late-night phone calls and promises of freebies if you can endure the persuasive sales pitch. Despite this poor reputation, timeshare in South Africa has been growing in stature...

By Brent Dickson 1 day ago

Hotels.ng expands on hotel bookings and flights to win in Africa

CEO of Hotels.ng, Mark Essien, saw an opportunity to build an African focused OTA. The company has partnered with local hotels and airlines across Africa to accelerate its growth across the region...

1 day ago

Travel trends that will influence those with wanderlust in 2018

Expecting travel to enjoy an upwards bounce, the MD of The Travel Corporation shares her top trends predictions that will influence those with a sense of wanderlust in 2018...

1 day ago

#BizTrends2018: Hospitality trends set to dominate 2018

It's that time of year when businesses examine what's forecast for the next year. As competitors in a growing tourism and hospitality market, we need to be driving the trends rather than reacting as late adopters...

By Avukile Mabombo 1 day ago

The Private Hotel School to launch Joburg campus

After 11 years of conducting hospitality training and higher education in Stellenbosch, The Private Hotel School (TPHS) will be opening its second campus in Rosebank, Johannesburg this year...

1 day ago

Travel is not for sissies

I like to be in charge of my life and my decisions and no more so than when it comes to booking online for family holidays

By Konrad Laker 1 day ago

City Lodge Hotel opens at Two Rivers Mall in Nairobi

The 171-room City Lodge Hotel at Two Rivers Mall in Nairobi has opened its first phase of rooms and expects to be fully open by the end of February...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 1 day ago

What travel marketers need to know about Facebook's News Feed change

In your dual role as travel marketer and Facebook consumer, the news that Facebook is going to 'clean-up' your News Feed will likely be met with a mix of joy and despair...

By Natalia Rosa 2 days ago

#BizTrends2018: Travel influence - inspiring authentic and conscious travel in 2018

Travel bloggers and influencers have become responsible for providing authentic travel experience to their readers, from destination travel best practices to providing insight into enhancing travel adventures...

By Dawn Jorgensen 2 days ago

#BizTrends2018: A look in the crystal ball - what can we expect for travel in 2018?

ASATA lifts the veil on which destinations will emerge as the most popular in the new year and which will be the main trends and inspirations that will inspire South African travellers in 2018...

2 days ago

Air travel will remain affordable for South Africans

South Africans can continue to expect affordable domestic air ticket prices, according to FlySafair, despite predictions that global travel prices would rise sharply in 2018....

2 days ago

South Africans owe it to themselves to take leave

British Airways has conducted a research study which found that the average working South African has not taken a two-week break over the last year...

2 days ago

#BizTrends2018: Connecting travel brands in a meaningful way

Travel marketing and PR is still evolving quite quickly - every year bringing a new tool or method into the mix. The mantra for professionals in this industry right now is integration and meaningful connections...

By Natalia Rosa 3 days ago

#BizTrends2018: What does the travel store of the future look like?

The travel agency of tomorrow will blend a personal and human touch with digital technologies. Instead of travel agents, we'll see the emergence of...

By Jannine Adams 3 days ago

Tapping into medical tourism

Foreign spending on medical care in South Africa has increased from R582m to approximately R916m in 2015...

3 days ago

Tanzania publishes new fees for tourism players

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism has announced new fee rates and charges to be paid by tour operators and safari outfitters following the amendment of tourism fees and charges regulation...

By Rosemary Mirondo 3 days ago

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International

Forget the self-driving car, meet the self-driving suitcase

LAS VEGAS, USA - Self-driving cars may take a while to arrive, but the self-driving suitcase is here now.

12 Jan 2018

In the age of cheap flights, city breaks and world cruises, how to make your holiday better for the environment

Recently surfaced before and after shots of Benidorm - a seaside resort on the eastern coast of Spain - capture the physical transformations that have taken place in the region in less than 50 years.

By Brendan Canavan 8 Jan 2018

Disruptive innovation in the hospitality industry? What disruptive innovation?

The hotel room of the future is likely to be a combination of the high-tech and high-touch. EHL's YU Virtual video highlights the former, with virtual reality creating the ambience we want in our hotel room.

By Stuart Pallister 3 Jan 2018

Extreme cold sparks chaos in Canada airports

MONTREAL, Canada: Snow, lengthy de-icing procedures and missing crews created havoc at Canada's main airports on Monday, with hundreds of flights cancelled or delayed out of the country's biggest city Toronto.

2 Jan 2018

Lufthansa eyes EU green light for Air Berlin spoils

FRANKFURT - German carrier Lufthansa hopes to win EU approval to snap up a slice of bankrupt Air Berlin's operations, after competition concerns forced it to scale back its bid for the homegrown rival.

By Estelle Peard and Celine le Prioux 22 Dec 2017

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