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Nelson Mandela Bay to host SATSA 2018 Conference

Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) will play host to the South African Tourism Association 2018 conference, under the theme Transforming Geographical Spread...

1 day ago

VR and digital video storytelling as top marketing tools for 2018

Creative director and virtual reality expert Brendan Stein of Soapbox Films video production company explains how to make B2B video pop and why you need to get to the 'why' fast in your VR and video marketing, or else...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

#WTMA18: African Responsible Tourism Awards 2018 winners announced

"The judges looked for winners who might educate and inspire others, challenging the industry to achieve more by demonstrating what can be done by businesses and organisations to realise the ambition of responsible tourism. That ambition is simply put: to use tourism to make better places for people to live in."

2 days ago

#WTMA18: First day highlights from meetings, networking and events

Travel trade show World Travel Market Africa 2018 opened its doors at the CTICC in Cape Town on 18 April 2018 - welcoming a host of travel professionals eager to meet, network and consolidate business...

2 days ago

Five ways to become a more eco-friendly traveller

If you want to join the sustainable travel movement, but don't really know where to start, it's easier than you think.

2 days ago

Refurbished Ritz Hotel and revolving Top of the Ritz restaurant, a new Cape Town must-do

The iconic Ritz Hotel best known for it 360° revolving restaurant which sits on the 23rd floor of the hotel like an akwardly landed spaceship, has been synonymous with the Seapoint skyline since the early 70s...

By Ruth Cooper 3 days ago

New Durban cruise terminal confirmed

A newly signed agreement between Transnet and KwaZulu Cruise Terminal (KCT) is paving the way for a new cruise terminal facility in the Port of Durban...

3 days ago

Fusion and vision for The Gold Room by Chef Daniel Gamiche

We talk to the four Michelin star chef that will be opening a new restaurant at the QSL Private Members Club - Chef Daniel Gamiche...

3 days ago

#WTMA18: New 28-destinations strong Cape Way circular route to boost local tourism

World Travel Market Africa 2018 will see the launch of a new route combining popular tourist hotspots with some unknown and unique Cape destination...

3 days ago

This is your country: SA Tourism promotes local travel with inspiring TV ad

From the Union Building in Pretoria to Krugersdorp, the new South African Tourism TV ad demonstrates a wealth of tourism activities on offer locally...

17 Apr 2018

Tsogo Sun adds StayEasy to Mozambique portfolio

Tsogo Sun Hotels has announced the addition of a new offshore hotel property StayEasy Maputo to its portfolio - this is the third hotel for the group in Mozambique...

17 Apr 2018

Western Cape wine tourism taps into big data, grows SA travel industry

According to Margi Biggs, convenor of the annual Business of Wine and Food Tourism, wine tourists in the Western Cape are increasingly opting for guided tours with a growing preference for tailor-made itineraries to suit their specific interests...

17 Apr 2018

Baby boomers transform vacation ownership travel

While it is true that mature travellers join their children and grandchildren on multi-generational holidays, the frequent nature of travel among boomers poses significant opportunities for South Africa's tourism sector, including vacation ownership...

By Sharmila Ragunanan 17 Apr 2018

Cape Town International Airport to be renamed after Nelson Mandela

NEWSWATCH: Airports Company SA has announced that Cape Town International Airport will be renamed but, despite Julius Malema's suggestion, not after Winnie Madikizela-Mandela...

By Ilse van den Berg 16 Apr 2018

Increase in Edelweiss Air flights show European appetite for Cape Town

Edelweiss Air is adding an additional weekly flight between Zurich and Cape Town from October 2018, increasing the number of direct seasonal flights between the cities from three to four a week...

16 Apr 2018

Developing next-gen hospitality solutions

A group of hoteliers and hospitality consultants decided to create a system of standards that worked together and had new functionality that would be adopted by the industry - 'next-generation solutions', they call it...

16 Apr 2018

Conserving cultural heritage for future travellers

On 18 April, the International Day for Monuments and Sites, global attention will be focused on the need to conserve culturally significant monuments and sites. The doors of many sites around the world will open for free...

16 Apr 2018

How devices can improve business travel

Technology has made business communication and business travel easier than ever, but it's still possible to have a minor disaster involving your indispensable devices...

By Dawn Weir 16 Apr 2018

WTM Africa 2018 ready to welcome leading travel and tourism professionals in Cape Town

WTM Africa 2018 is set to deliver another impactful and important exhibition dedicated to furthering the potential of tourism on the continent and even further afield...

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 13 Apr 2018

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