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

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BON Hotels adds new DRC development to its Africa portfolio

BON Hotels have extended their African presence with the addition of its Karibu Kolwezi hotel. Situated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the 55-roomed hotel, which is scheduled to open in April next year, will be the first of its kind for the Lualaba Province of the DRC.

2 days ago

Jock Safari Lodge in Kruger relaunches
Jock Safari Lodge in Kruger relaunches

As of 1 November 2018, Jock Safari has made some significant changes to the two sections of their lodge; the main camp area and the family-friendly Fitzpatrick Lodge..

By Ruth Cooper 4 Dec 2018

Targeting Chinese tourists along their customer journey
Targeting Chinese tourists along their customer journey

Dr Berenice Pendzialek, a Chinese outbound tourism specialist, speaks to Eugene Yiga about China's technological trends and how to connect with Chinese tourists along different touchpoints of the customer journey...

By Eugene Yiga 4 Dec 2018

Supermodel Mala Bryan brings Afro-Caribbean cuisine to Cape Town
Supermodel Mala Bryan brings Afro-Caribbean cuisine to Cape Town

Caribbean supermodel Mala Bryan's new Afro-Caribbean eatery in Cape Town, the Kwéyòl Restaurant and Bar, is inspired by her childhood memories, growing up on the island of St Lucia'...

3 Dec 2018

Lufthansa introduces the Airbus A350-900 to its Munich-Cape Town route
Lufthansa introduces the Airbus A350-900 to its Munich-Cape Town route

Lufthansa has added the Airbus A350-900 to its Munich-Cape Town route, with its flight landing in Cape Town on Sunday, 2 December 2018...

3 Dec 2018

Norval Foundation to host the 2019 American Express Barrel Auction
Norval Foundation to host the 2019 American Express Barrel Auction

Wine connoisseurs will have the opportunity to taste, bid and potentially own exclusive wine vintages at the annual American Express Barrel Auction, which takes place on Friday, 1 March 2019...

3 Dec 2018

2018 World Travel Awards names Cape Town as best festival, events destination
2018 World Travel Awards names Cape Town as best festival, events destination

Cape Town has been named the World's Leading Festival and Events Destination at this year's World Travel Awards in Lisbon, Portugal...

3 Dec 2018

5 restaurants with great views of Cape Town
5 restaurants with great views of Cape Town

Visitors to Cape Town are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining rooms with a view...

3 Dec 2018

Drostdy Hof, PYDA partner to advance one young female's wine career
Drostdy Hof, PYDA partner to advance one young female's wine career

Drostdy Hof, in collaboration with the Stellenbosch-based Pinotage Youth Development Academy has created a year-long programme, which will include technical on-the-job learning and personal development in the South African wine industry...

3 Dec 2018

SA is favoured as one of the leading MICE destinations in Africa
SA is favoured as one of the leading MICE destinations in Africa

During this week's IBTM World trade show conference, it was emphasised how South Africa has become a leader in business events; with the announcement of its hosting of the 2019 ICCA Association Meetings Programme and launch of its new business events campaign...

30 Nov 2018

AccorHotels strengthens West Africa footprint with signing of new hotel
AccorHotels strengthens West Africa footprint with signing of new hotel

AccorHotels has signed Mövenpick Hotel Dakar in partnership with Excellenc6 Senegal Hotels & Resorts...

30 Nov 2018

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Tanzania tour operators lose hope

Tour operators in Tanzania are losing hope over the government's delay to enforce the import duty exemptions on tourist vehicles as the clock ticks towards the onset of the high tourism season...

By Adam Ihucha 30 Nov 2018

Taking local is lekker to new heights this holiday season
Taking local is lekker to new heights this holiday season

A huge trend in travel today is the authentic travel experience, but how many South Africans have experienced this in their own country?

29 Nov 2018

Air travel is expensive in Africa but what can be done to make it affordable?
Air travel is expensive in Africa but what can be done to make it affordable?

At the moment, Africa's aviation industry supports 6.8 million jobs and $72.5bn in economic activity, however, this has had little or no impact on the rates of these airlines...

By Adeniyi Ogunfowoke 29 Nov 2018

Africa Trade Week 2019 set for Johannesburg in June
Africa Trade Week 2019 set for Johannesburg in June

Africa Trade Week will be held from 23 to 25 June 2019 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg...

28 Nov 2018

The Blue Train's new repositioning tips the scale on luxury rail experiences
The Blue Train's new repositioning tips the scale on luxury rail experiences

The Blue Train has launched its new brand repositioning - the first in over 20 years - featuring an all-new MICE offering...

28 Nov 2018

Nigeria grants tax exemption to tourism investors
Nigeria grants tax exemption to tourism investors

Nigeria has granted a three-year tax exemption and export incentives to intending tourism investors. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said on Wednesday at the fourth edition of the Tourism Investors Forum and Exhibition...

By Alain St.Ange 28 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Could your growing business use a travel management company?
#EntrepreneurMonth: Could your growing business use a travel management company?

As an entrepreneur or business owner, you know better than anyone that every penny counts. Spending money to outsource your travel planning is therefore likely to be at the bottom of your list of priorities...

By Dorine Reinstein 28 Nov 2018

Radisson Hotel Group names Abongile Mani as its first Barista Championship winner
Radisson Hotel Group names Abongile Mani as its first Barista Championship winner

Eleven of the Radisson Hotel Group hotels in South Africa nominated two staff members from their food and drinks team to become trained baristas by undergoing theoretical and practical training provided by Hausbrandt...

27 Nov 2018

Emirates enhances onboard menu offering with curated India cuisine
Emirates enhances onboard menu offering with curated India cuisine

Emirates has enhanced its menu offering on its routes to India, on the back of its recent festive menu for Diwali...

27 Nov 2018

Vision Style Awards names eco-resort Bisate Lodge Most Innovative New Venue
Vision Style Awards names eco-resort Bisate Lodge Most Innovative New Venue

Rwandan safari camp, Bisate Lodge has been named the winner of 'Most Innovative New Venue' design in the 2018 Vision Style Awards...

27 Nov 2018

3 predominately vegetarian and vegan eateries in the south peninsula and southern suburbs
3 predominately vegetarian and vegan eateries in the south peninsula and southern suburbs

Cape Town is arguably the continent's capital when it comes to choice and the sheer number of vegetarian and vegan eateries. Full 'raw' restaurants rival both of these...

By Shellee-Kim Gold 27 Nov 2018

Digital tourism - Pii Digital, leading the industry
Digital tourism - Pii Digital, leading the industry

Having earned its reputation as the digital agency of choice in delivering custom-designed digital marketing systems, solutions, technology, products and services to the South African travel and tourism industry, Pii Digital continues on its path of virtual excellence and expertise...

Issued by Pii Digital 27 Nov 2018

Governments urged to unlock Africa's aviation's benefits
Governments urged to unlock Africa's aviation's benefits

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments in Africa to maximise the positive social and economic power of aviation...

27 Nov 2018

Import regulations: What traveller's to SA should know
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

KZN women in tourism launch empowerment programme, enhance opportunities
KZN women in tourism launch empowerment programme, enhance opportunities

Women involved within the tourism sector in KwaZulu-Natal have formed a regional chapter, Women in Tourism...

26 Nov 2018

Chef Rikku Ò'Donnchü brings theatrical and interactive dining to the Winelands with new restaurant Gåte
Chef Rikku Ò'Donnchü brings theatrical and interactive dining to the Winelands with new restaurant Gåte

Calling all foodies, there's a new restaurant in town and you're gonna wanna make sure you make a booking...

By Ruth Cooper 26 Nov 2018

SA first Africa country to host WTTC Africa Leaders Forum
SA first Africa country to host WTTC Africa Leaders Forum

World Travel and Tourism Council gathered the CEOs and regional leaders of the top Travel & Tourism companies from across Africa, along with tourism ministers and regional experts at its inaugural Africa Leaders Forum in Stellenbosch on 22 November 2018...

26 Nov 2018

#NewCampaign: All you people, this ad's for you
#NewCampaign: All you people, this ad's for you

Nando's' new ad highlights the ways in which South Africans typically stereotype one another and the inherent hypocrisy that comes with that, with uniquely local scenes of people pigeonholing one another...

By Jessica Tennant 26 Nov 2018

Positive growth for SA tourism despite economic barriers
Positive growth for SA tourism despite economic barriers

During September 2018, South Africa experienced an upsurge in both domestic and regional tourism, with trips in and around the country experiencing an increase of 8.5% when compared to the same period of last year...

23 Nov 2018

Protea Hotels by Marriot, MLT upgrade vehicle offering for guests
Protea Hotels by Marriot, MLT upgrade vehicle offering for guests

In partnership with MLT Vehicle Hire Company, Protea Hotels by Marriot has upgraded its fleet of vehicles for guests...

23 Nov 2018

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