#WTMA17: How to evolve into a 21st century travel agent

"We've all read that the travel agent is dead," said Natalia Rosa. The truth is, travel agents aren't dead, they are transforming into 21st century travel agents...

By Cari Coetzee 25 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: Taming the Wild West web of bloggers

What with accelerating technological developments and a mass of voices and content creators coming and going online, choosing who and what to pay attention to can feel a little overwhelming.

By Ruth Cooper 24 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: Research indicates growing opportunities for outbound travel in SA

Research released by Grant Thornton and Reed Exhibitions at World Travel Market Africa 2017 indicates growing opportunities for outbound travel in South Africa, with much of the growth coming from intra-Africa leisure travel...

24 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: WTM Africa closes its doors on a high-note

With buyers from 45 countries, over 8,000 pre-scheduled appointments confirmed and an increase in exhibitors from 2016, WTM Africa 2017 closed its doors on a high-note...

21 Apr 2017

#WTMAfrica17: Telling worthwhile stories via social media

Craig Rodney, managing director of Cerebra Communication and founder of the @SouthAfrica Instagram account, says being heard is all about making sure you are telling a story worth listening to.

By Ruth Cooper 21 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: WTM Africa celebrates an impressive second day

Reporting over 8,000 pre-scheduled appointments between local and international buyers and exhibitors for the duration of the show, WTM Africa celebrated an impressive second day...

21 Apr 2017

Winners of African Responsible Tourism Awards 2017 announced

“Our winners have a vision that extends beyond the commercial - linking business success with the wellbeing of local communities and the longevity of their environments."

21 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: Hotel Verde now Fair Trade Tourism certified

Hotel Verde has been certified by Fair Trade Tourism at the annual World Travel Market Africa, showing leadership in the rapidly growing responsible tourism market...

20 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: CTICC abuzz on first day of WTM Africa 2017

The CTICC was abuzz as travel trade show, World Travel Market Africa 2017, opened its floors and doors to inbound and outbound travel professionals

19 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: Using digital marketing to convince young Africans to travel

"Africa's online landscape is mobile but mostly feature phone based. Travel still needs to better embrace mobile by delivering mobile and thumb ready experiences to the African youth."

By Cari Coetzee 19 Apr 2017

Finalists for 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards announced

The finalists for the 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards, sponsored by Wesgro and organised by Better Tourism Africa, has been announced, but who will take the top spot?

10 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: New opportunities for outbound travel trade

“Travel agents and tour operators are constantly under pressure to provide new and exciting destinations, hotels and experiences for their clients, and WTM Africa is the ideal platform to provide access to these.”

7 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: Tomjachu, a luxury bush retreat in the heart of Mpumalanga

Tomjachu Bush Retreat will be bringing a taste of what Mpumalanga has to offer to this year's WTM Africa. Co-owner of Tomjachu, Jack Fillery, tells us more...

6 Apr 2017

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International

Qantas curates top Australian artwork for its business class amenity kits

Qantas will be featuring the work of Australia's leading artists, photographers and digital influencers on its international business class amenity kits. Called Qantas Curates, the initiative saw the airline work with professional Australian contemporary art curators to select artworks from 16 Australians specialising in a variety of different styles including pop culture, photography, fine art, abstract landscape, Indigenous art and textile design.

20 Apr 2017

Lufthansa launches cricket-themed campaign

Lufthansa has launched a marketing campaign celebrating more flights to India, pitching its shoot at the Edgbaston Cricket Stadium.

11 Apr 2017

Mango chairman moving to London-listed Fastjet

Rashid Wally, chairman of low-cost airline Mango, has resigned and taken up a similar role at the African airline Fastjet in London.

By Karl Gernetzky 3 Apr 2017

Eco-friendly digs for the modern nomad

Portuguese startup Ecocubo's 96ft2 prefab is intended to host nomads who find themselves roughing it in the wild. It's an environmentally friendly alternative living space designed by architect António Fernandes in collaboration with the Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto (UPTEC).

By Bo Bushwinkel 16 Mar 2017

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