World Travel Market Africa 2018

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Creating business communities for African unity

The run-up to the 55th Africa Day, celebrated annually on 25 May in parts of Africa and around the world in commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (now the African Union), is an ideal time to reflect on the opportunities presented by a new collective zeitgeist happening in Africa...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 8 hours ago

Whiling away days at De Hoop - a nature lover's respite

De Hoop Nature Reserve, situated in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, has remained a firm fixture on many a South African travel itinerary. And it's more than worthy of bragging rights...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 10 hours ago

Bleisure travel expected to grow in 2018 and beyond

In South Africa's tight economy, bleisure, as a rising trend, has become the ideal way to find a balance between work and play...

9 hours ago

TripAdvisor's top 10 destinations in Africa

Johannesburg and Cape Town have made into TripAdvisor's top 10 list in the Travelers' Choice Awards for Best Destinations in Africa - listed alongside some of the continent's top destinations...

11 hours ago

Buenos Aires Declaration bolsters travel and tourism's fight against wildlife crime

The TreadRight Foundation celebrated TTC's recent signing of the Buenos Aires Declaration on Travel and Tourism and Illegal Wildlife Trade - a framework to aid the travel and tourism industry in the fight against wildlife crime - to mark Endangered Species Day on 18 May...

8 hours ago

Love Cape Town, love Mitchells Plain: Cape Town Tourism releases new neighbourhoods video

Cape Town Tourism has released the latest in their "Love Cape Town Neighbourhoods" video series focusing on the Mitchells Plain neighbourhood.

3 days ago

Tantalising tapas-style Winter antipasti at Anthonij Rupert Wyne's Terra del Capo

On a day that started with a misty chill and brightened to crisp winter perfection, I joined the select group of media dining at Terra del Capo at Anthonij Rupert Wyne on the L'Ormarins Estate in Franschhoek to sample their new tapas-style winter antipasti menu. Get those taste buds ready! This is definitely one to add to your Winter to-do list...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Joburg moves up global ICCA rankings, now aims for top 100

"We have moved from position 186 to 113 globally, while also improving our ranking in Africa from position five to two. Now our team is aiming for a position in the top 100 globally in 2018..."

3 days ago

Business boost - Air Seychelles partners with Booking.com

Under the partnership, Booking.com will enable guests travelling with Air Seychelles or other airlines to book a selection of accommodations...

3 days ago

Talking trees and mating leopards: Go on a nature escape in the Sabi Sands

Mareike Pietzsch experiences an outdoor breakfast and many game sightings at the Sabi Sands Reserve in South Africa.

By Mareike Pietzsch 17 May 2018

Fastjet, Emirates interline agreement to stimulate future traffic connections

The agreement will see Fastjet's inventory available, in conjunction with Emirates inventory, through the global distribution system(s) Amadeus and Travelport, and is expected to stimulate onward connecting traffic throughout Fastjet's network in East and Southern Africa...

17 May 2018

WTM Africa 2018 records 18% increase in attendees

After a successful three days in the host city of Cape Town, WTM Africa reports that its pre-audited statistics show an 18% increase in visitor numbers in comparison to 2017...

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 17 May 2018

Mauritius: E-commerce service launched to promote local operators

The e-commerce service of the tax-free shopping digital portal Shopping Mauritius, an online platform to showcase products of tax-free shopping and handicrafts operators of the Creative Mauritius, was launched on 11 May...

17 May 2018

How a 'smart countryside' can use technology for greener ends

Smart cities are often discussed as being the key to future urban living. The increase in capacity for more complex information can help solve human and environmental problems by saving energy and regulating traffic flow...

By Nick Davies 17 May 2018

#Indaba2018: Experiential tourists embracing sustainable tourism

Resistance to the negative impact of tourism, such as price inflation, is rising across the world. Simultaneously, tourists are getting off the bus as the trend towards experiences grows...

By Danette Breitenbach 17 May 2018

The new Norval Foundation and why we should care about South African art

The recently opened Norval Foundation in the Cape Town suburb of Steenberg offers a proud, new public resource and new levels of excellence in the curation and display of South African and African visual art.

By Terry Levin 16 May 2018

Moroccan e-commerce platform Hmizate expands into fintech

Moroccan company Hmizate, which since 2011 has provided an e-commerce platform offering users access to goods, food, travel services and deals, has expanded into fintech with the launch of HmizatePay...

By Tom Jackson 16 May 2018

Review of visas for Israelis to be raised at Cabinet

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says he will take proposals to impose more stringent visa requirements on Israelis traveling to South Africa, to Cabinet, for consideration...

16 May 2018

#Indaba2018: Increasing the value of tourism through collaboration

"Tourism growth and sharing the benefits of tourism, contribute to replacing poverty and despair with prosperity and hope. Africa's Travel Indaba is the ideal springboard for further growth."

By Danette Breitenbach 16 May 2018

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