Tourism Trends 2020

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Is cruising still safe? Will I be insured? What you need to know about travelling during the coronavirus crisis

As coronavirus spreads across the globe, travellers need to be smart about where they go, how they travel and what precautions they take. A travel expert offers a few tips...

By David Beirman 19 hours ago

#OrchidsandOnions: Gumtree gets it right - again

Latest ads take a jab at current generation's obsession with celebs, stuff and Fomo...

By Brendan Seery 3 days ago

Why e-visas are emerging as a smarter choice for the global traveller

With more and more countries adding the E-Visa route to the common visa channels, VFS Global's Regional Group COO Jiten Vyas discusses how smart, quicker and hassle-free solutions in this space is making it a preferred choice for the global traveller...

By Jiten Vyas 13 Feb 2020

The coronavirus is impacting outbound travel from South Africa

Members of the Association of Southern African Travel Agents confirm that, in particular, leisure travel has been affected...

12 Feb 2020

Using design thinking to improve the travel customer experience

Customers have changed over time. Today, customers are looking for a meaningful and exceptional experience, not just lip service from their various platforms or providers...

By Babajide Olowookere 12 Feb 2020

OR Tambo implements BagPortr's off-site 'bag drop' service for outbound travellers

BagPortr will collect the passenger's bag from their home, hotel or any preferred point of collection within the terms of the service, before delivering it to OR Tambo International for loading on to the traveller's flight...

12 Feb 2020

4 trends that will disrupt the status quo of corporate travel

Oz Desai, General Manager Corporate Traveller, shares his views on how the next decade will challenge the status quo of corporate travel in South Africa...

By Oz Desai 10 Feb 2020

AAXO Roar names WTM Africa best overall exhibition for 2019

The AAXO ROAR Awards are aimed at acknowledging and recognising excellence in the exhibition industry and are judged on successful exhibition strategies incorporating marketing, public relations, operations and activation...

6 Feb 2020

#ATMDubai: Travel trends for Boomers, Gen X, Y and Z to look out for

"Although all generations are now looking for activities and experiences, above all else, what makes this market more complex, is the individual preferences and demands of each generation and of course ultimately, the challenge facing marketers trying to engage with them."

6 Feb 2020

Travel-focused online radio station launched by Gallivant Africa

Data-driven media firm, Gallivant Africa is launching a niche Africa-focused online radio channel to help promote the continent as a leading travel destination...

31 Jan 2020

China-bound travellers urged to reconsider plans

The Center for Disease Control has issued a Level 3 Warning to avoid non-essential travel to China in its entirety...

31 Jan 2020

Minister welcomes plans to survey SA travel patterns

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula looks forward to the National Household Travel Survey that will be undertaken by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) on behalf of the Department of Transport...

31 Jan 2020

Perspectives from Kenya and Ghana on coronavirus preparations

Chinese officials have identified a novel coronavirus which belongs to a family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases...

29 Jan 2020

SA beefs up surveillance amid coronavirus outbreak

The National Health Department says while there is no cause for panic with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China, it has beefed up surveillance at the country's ports of entry...

28 Jan 2020

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