Tourism Trends 2019

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Ethiopian Airlines: 737- Max 8 data, voice recorder recovered

Ethiopian Airlines announces that the Digital Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder of ET302 have been recovered...

11 Mar 2019

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Travelport's new campaign to support airline passengers with intellectual disabilities

Travelport has launched a global campaign to improve awareness and use of the DPNA Special Service Request code...

8 Mar 2019

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6 innovations shaping business travel in 2019

Corporate Traveller general manager, Oz Desai takes a look at six innovations business travellers can look out for during their next trip...

7 Mar 2019

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Growing tourism with innovative visitor experience design technology

Visitor attractions form the backbone of tourism, but to ensure continued growth in visitor numbers tourism destinations will need to stay on the forefront of global visitor attraction trends and technologies...

25 Feb 2019

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World Travel Awards calls for entries

The World Travel Awards has opened for submission and invites travel brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence to participate in the annual programme...

31 Jan 2019

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Wesgro represents Cape Town, Western Cape at NY Times Travel Show

From 25-27 January 2019, Wesgro CEO Tim Harris and Wesgro head of leisure tourism, Inge Dykman will join over 560 exhibitors representing 170 destinations at this years' New York Times Travel Show...

24 Jan 2019

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WoSA export report shows positive growth of SA wine internationally

The 4% increase in value to R9.06bn reflects the positive sentiments towards South African wine in international markets, despite the 6% decrease in volume to 420.2 million litres of wine sold internationally...

23 Jan 2019

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In 'airports of the future,' everything new is old again

As massive new airports open across Asia and the Middle East, US airports are enhancing security checkpoints with technological gadgets to screen passengers and luggage more quickly...

By Janet Bednarek 18 Jan 2019

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Dubai runway closure: Emirates adjusts schedule

Emirates has announced adjustments to its operational schedules in 2019 to minimise the impact of the closure of Dubai International Airport's Southern Runway in April and May 2019...

By Juergen T Steinmetz 14 Jan 2019

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Work beyond the conference room: A look at business travel trends for 2019

In 2018, Airbnb for Work grew exponentially, with a number of companies and business travellers making use of the travel solution offering, as such garnering insight into the way these business road warriors travel; where they go, where they prefer to stay and what they do when visiting a new city...

10 Jan 2019

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Businesses think they're on top of carbon risk, but tourism destinations have barely a clue

Tourism is a huge contributor to emissions, accounting for 8% of emissions worldwide and climbing as tourism grows faster than the economies it contributes to...

By Susanne Becken 8 Jan 2019

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How to target LGBT travellers

Based on data from the Department of Commerce and Community Marketing Inc., the estimated annual economic impact of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) travellers is over $75bn per year in the US alone...

By Eugene Yiga 3 Jan 2019

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Le Quartier Français completes refurbishment in Franschoek

Boutique hotel Le Quartier Français, part of the Leeu Collection located in Franschhoek, South Africa, has reopened after completing its refurbishment and expansion.

28 Dec 2018

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People travel more, spend less

The size of the travel retail market is slowly shrinking...

21 Dec 2018

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Study shows 44% of leisure travellers plan and book vacations at the last minute

While conventional wisdom would suggest the vast majority of the world's travellers plan and book their trips a month or more in advance, a study by Hoffman York reveals that nearly half opt for last minute vacation booking...

14 Dec 2018

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Lufthansa extends business lounge at Frankfurt Airport

Lufthansa's business lounge expansion follows an increase in passenger numbers using the already two existing lounges in the area. Now, with the additional 1,100 square metres, seat capacity has increased by 40%...

13 Dec 2018

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First global gastronomy tourism startup competition launched

The gastronomic tourism sector is moving towards innovation and the diversification of its offerings. UNWTO, in collaboration Basque Culinary Center, has launched the first UNWTO Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition, an initiative dedicated to identifying new companies that will lead gastronomic tourism sector transformation...

19 Oct 2018

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Uber doubles down on safety, launches Safety Toolkit for riders and drivers

Uber rolls out of new Safety Toolkit app across Europe, the Middle East and Africa...

18 Oct 2018

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WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2019 applications are now open

The World Travel and Tourism Council calls on travel and tourism organisations to showcase their achievements by entering the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2019...

By Juergen T Steinmetz 5 Sep 2018

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Save money when travelling abroad by thinking like an economist

A record number of tourists and business travellers visited a country other than their own in 2017, and this year is already on pace to exceed that tally...

By Jay L. Zagorsky 10 Aug 2018

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