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Emirates unveils pavilion design for Expo 2020 Dubai
Emirates unveils pavilion design for Expo 2020 Dubai

Emirates has unveiled the design concepts of its pavilion for the six-month Expo 2020 Dubai event, comprising a design and visitor experience which will utilise interactive technologies and design-thinking focusing on the future of commercial aviation...

13 May 2019

Cheetah Plains opens in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Cheetah Plains opens in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Bringing a new level of luxury to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, the recently opened Cheetah Plains and its Houses combine Big Five game viewing with state-of-the-art architecture and the finest in South African art and wine, with the aim to reimagine the safari experience and what luxury in the bush means.

10 May 2019

Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy
Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy

African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy...

10 May 2019

6 things to do in White River, Mpumalanga
6 things to do in White River, Mpumalanga

While a trip to White River in Mpumalanga will always include a stop at the Kruger National Park, spotting the Big Five is not all the town has to offer...

10 May 2019

Winners of the #CapePointCreates competition announced
Winners of the #CapePointCreates competition announced

Recognising the need to allow for talent to be showcased, Cape Point and Tourvest Destination Retail recently initiated a project geared to provide local artisans with an opportunity to market their products through the Cape Point concession's curio stores...

10 May 2019

2018/19 SA wine harvest hits record low
2018/19 SA wine harvest hits record low

Climate change, shifts in production and demand and financial pressures have led to the South African wine industry becoming smaller, which has resulted in producers and wineries having to rethink the way that they do business...

9 May 2019

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Air Tanzania to resume flights to South Africa

Air Tanzania is set to resume services between O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and Dar es Salaam with connections to domestic and international destinations...

9 May 2019

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Travelport extends digital partnership with BCD Travel

The new agreement will see Travelport Digital continue to collaborate on BCD Travel's digital traveller engagement solution, TripSource...

7 May 2019

Understanding timeshare: Getting to grips with timeshare products
Understanding timeshare: Getting to grips with timeshare products

Timeshare products are inherently complex and bewildering to the average consumer, but getting to grips with the various products helps avoid pitfalls when buying timeshare and ensures that you reap all the benefits of this vacation lifestyle...

Issued by Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa 7 May 2019

Fastest growing business destinations for SA travellers revealed
Fastest growing business destinations for SA travellers revealed

According to data by Flight Centre Business Travel, the fastest growing international business destinations for South African travellers in 2018 were London, Lagos and Mauritius...

7 May 2019

SAA adds new non-stop flights to the Maldives
SAA adds new non-stop flights to the Maldives

South African Airways are set to provide an extra 24 non-stop charter flights to the southern-most tip of the Maldives in October 2019...

Issued by SA Airlines 7 May 2019

Jurni to transform SA's travel and tourism industry
Jurni to transform SA's travel and tourism industry

Jurni, an innovative public-private venture that aims revolutionise and transform South Africa's travel and tourism industry was recently launched...

7 May 2019

Big changes set with a direct flight between Cape Town and the United States
Big changes set with a direct flight between Cape Town and the United States

The sixth-busiest airport in the United States, Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, will soon be introducing the first non-stop route to Cape Town International...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 7 May 2019

Independent Timeshare Complaints Service to aid consumers
Independent Timeshare Complaints Service to aid consumers

The Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa (VOASA) has encouraged consumers to take advantage of the Independent Timeshare Complaints Service (ITCS) when dealing with disputes involving its members...

Issued by Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa 6 May 2019

#Indaba2019: Indaba unveils giant mural
#Indaba2019: Indaba unveils giant mural

The giant mural, which was unveiled by the South African Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, was created by four artists and represents Durban as well as broader South African society.

By Danette Breitenbach 6 May 2019

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Final call for entry to the 2019 Lilizela Tourism Awards

The provincial Lilizela Tourism Awards will take place during Tourism Month in September 2019 with the national event scheduled to take place on 9 November 2019...

6 May 2019

#Indaba2019: Tourism key to Africa's growth
#Indaba2019: Tourism key to Africa's growth

In 2018, 67 million international tourists visited Africa, a growth of 7% - more than the global average of 6% - and 8.5% of Africa's GDP, supporting 24 million jobs, and/ or 6.7% of all jobs on the continent...

By Danette Breitenbach 6 May 2019

Why housekeepers are critical for hotel brands, guest satisfaction and safety
Why housekeepers are critical for hotel brands, guest satisfaction and safety

The most important curator of your hotel brand is not your concierge, reception or hotel manager - it's your housekeepers...

3 May 2019

Autograph Collection Hotels debuts in Kenya
Autograph Collection Hotels debuts in Kenya

Autograph Collection Hotels has welcomed Sankara Nairobi to its portfolio of over 171 hotels around the world, marking the debut for the brand in Kenya...

3 May 2019

CLHG appointments - April 2019
CLHG appointments - April 2019

City Lodge Hotel Group has appointed Erich Oberhauser as general manager of Courtyard Hotel Port Elizabeth, Lizelle Henze as general manager of Town Lodge Umhlanga, and Ayanda Masemola as general manager of Road Lodge Umhlanga Ridge...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 2 May 2019

#ATMDubai: Machine learning, artificial intelligence will revolutionise the way you do business
#ATMDubai: Machine learning, artificial intelligence will revolutionise the way you do business

Technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) have the potential to transform the hospitality and travel sectors...

2 May 2019

Getaway names Victoria Falls one of Africa's best holiday destinations
Getaway names Victoria Falls one of Africa's best holiday destinations

South Africa travel magazine, Getaway has named Victoria Falls, Great Zimbabwe and Mana Pools National Park among Africa's 30 Best Holidays in its April 2019 edition. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, took first place in Getaway's Best Natural Wonders category, while Great Zimbabwe took second place...

2 May 2019

TPConnects launches IATA NDC-based SaaS software for global travel agents
TPConnects launches IATA NDC-based SaaS software for global travel agents

TPConnects SaaS-based solution addresses the current problem of 99% of the travel agents lacking their own digital assets...

2 May 2019

Achieve an A+ luxury Franschhoek stay at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel
Achieve an A+ luxury Franschhoek stay at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel

Stepping out of the rain into the warm, woodsy smell, the first thing you see on arriving at the charming façade of the Akademie Street Boutique Hotel is a plethora of glowing plaques announcing their five-star status and Trip Advisor accolades...

By Leigh Andrews 1 May 2019

Radisson Hotel Group signs three hotels to enter Madagascar
Radisson Hotel Group signs three hotels to enter Madagascar

The Radisson Hotel Group has signed an agreement with Groupe Talys, for three hotels to enter Madagascar, namely the Radisson Blu Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront, Radisson Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront and Radisson Serviced Apartments Antananarivo City Centre...

30 Apr 2019

British Airways streamlines its biometric technology for international flights
British Airways streamlines its biometric technology for international flights

More than 250,000 British Airways customers have experienced a glimpse of the journey of the future by using their face as their identity to board a flight from the US in the last 18 months...

30 Apr 2019

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Travelstart launches new media hub supporting tourism, travel business

Travelstart has launched a media division open to travel and tourism companies worldwide. Called 'Media Hub', the new division will support tourism agencies, airlines, cruise companies and related organisations...

30 Apr 2019

HKLM rebrand will position Tswalu as a leading African conservation and eco-tourism brand
HKLM rebrand will position Tswalu as a leading African conservation and eco-tourism brand

HKLM has been appointed to reposition the Tswalu brand for the future, evolving its current, strong eco-tourism focus into a powerful, research-based African conservation brand and world-renowned eco-tourism operation...

Issued by HKLM 29 Apr 2019

BON Hotels launches multi-tiered CSI partnership with Sunflower Fund
BON Hotels launches multi-tiered CSI partnership with Sunflower Fund

The BON Hotels group has launched a multi-tiered CSI partnership with The Sunflower Fund Registry for Africa...

29 Apr 2019

Kasada Capital Management dedicates $500m toward new sub-Saharan Africa hospitality fund
Kasada Capital Management dedicates $500m toward new sub-Saharan Africa hospitality fund

The fund will target both greenfield and brownfield projects...

29 Apr 2019

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