Tourism Trends 2019



What to expect from WTM Africa 2019

The WTM Africa 2019 speaker line-up and programme are taking shape, with Conference, Inspire, Destination and Travel Forward Theatres set to host presentations and interactive sessions with global travel influencers between 10 and 12 April 2019...

10 Jan 2019

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

Spruce up your festive Stellenbosch stay with the Spier Light Art Festival

With the spongy green grass of Spier farm beneath our toes and a veritable picnic feast warming our bellies, we couldn't tell if they were shivers of cold from the light breeze rustling through the trees or fear from the otherworldly feathered beings of Stravinsky's Firebird ballet and ghostly lights in the bamboo forest and haunting operatic voices from the Spier Light Art Festival...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Dec 2018

5 tips to travel more sustainably while in Africa

Africa today is not yet affected by overtourism, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't travel more sustainably...

By Martin Tvede Larsen 12 Dec 2018

What the millennial market wants from the travel industry

Keeping up with global trends is hugely important for South African companies involved in the tourism industry. If we want to encourage more foreigners to visit our shores, we have to listen to what they want...

By Judiet Barnes 6 Dec 2018

Import regulations: What traveller's to SA should know

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has called all international travellers, who will be visiting South Africa during the festive season, to comply with the country's import requirements for agricultural and related regulated products...

26 Nov 2018

2018 SANParks Kudu Awards winners announced

SANParks recently held its 14th Kudu Awards ceremony celebrating its employees, as well as multiple stakeholders who play a pivotal role in strengthening conservation in SA...

22 Nov 2018

CTICC enhances water-saving success, constructs reverse osmosis plant

The plant is currently in its test phase of implementation, and the centre is in the process of fine-tuning the extraction and purification process...

21 Nov 2018

Why we need to work with local communities in tackling the illegal wildlife economy

While millions of rands have been disbursed to fight illegal wildlife trade, rhino poaching continues...

13 Nov 2018

SANParks and Welgevonden Game Reserve enter partnership agreement

SANParks and Welgevonden Game Reserve have signed a partnership agreement, which "comes at an opportune time to effectively enhance security, address socio-economic challenges and bolster development opportunities..."

12 Nov 2018

Travel megatrends transforming Africa

Travel is an ever-shifting industry; how visitors adapt in their preferences is a challenge for any tourism and hospitality professional to identify and meet their requirements in order to stay relevant...

8 Nov 2018

Meet 2018's Sassi Trailblazer chefs

The eight chefs, acknowledged for actively championing sustainable seafood practices in their restaurants, were recently announced at the Sassi (South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative) Trailblazer Awards, which was held at the Harbour House, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town...

7 Nov 2018

WowZulu to boost community-based tourism

Community-based tourism has received a massive boost with the recent launch of WowZulu, an initiative that seeks to create inclusive tourist destinations that serve as a best-case South African model for the sector...

5 Nov 2018

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