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CTICC to host over 100 international conferences by 2026

Over 100 international conferences, which are expected to bring over 127 000 delegates to Cape Town, has been confirmed to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre up until 2026...

10 Jul 2019

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The importance of travel in 2019: How local experiences ensure sustainability

South-Africa born and Geneva-based Gavin Tollman, Global CEO of Trafalgar, shares his love of travel and what he's most excited about for its future in 2019:

By Jenna Berndt 10 Jul 2019

We organised a conference for 570 people without using plastic. Here's how it went
We organised a conference for 570 people without using plastic. Here's how it went

What did we use before single-use plastics became ingrained in our everyday lives? Before the 1980s, plastic bags were a rarity in our supermarkets. In 2019, excessive plastic use feels not just normal, but necessary...

By Elizabeth Sinclair, Charlotte Birkmanis, and Robert Pemberton 10 Jul 2019

Despite challenges, Africa's hotel market experiences strong transactional growth
Despite challenges, Africa's hotel market experiences strong transactional growth

Though Africa remains a market where hotel real estate investment is typically dominated by development, increasing transactional activity is providing much-needed liquidity...

9 Jul 2019

Gen Z employees will future-proof South Africa's travel and tourism businesses
Gen Z employees will future-proof South Africa's travel and tourism businesses

As the industry increasingly embraces technological innovation and data analytics, many exciting high-tech jobs have emerged, which are a perfect fit for Generation Z, set to become the biggest consumer market by 2020 and our future workforce...

By Dr Nomvuselelo Songelwa 8 Jul 2019

Satsa, SA Tourism to host emerging tourism businesses
Satsa, SA Tourism to host emerging tourism businesses

From 9-11 July, 38 emerging business from all nine provinces will be represented at this year's Satsa conference. This year marks the association's 50th celebration; it's also the first year that members of South African Youth Travel Confederation will be in attendance...

8 Jul 2019

Joe Schofield at the Cape Town leg of his masterclass presentations in SA. Image supplied.
Joe Schofield on his unique, multi-sensory Sensorium menus

During a masterclass held on Saturday, 29 June at Cause & Effect Cocktail Kitchen in Cape Town, International Bartender of the Year (Spirited Awards), Joe Schofield took us on a flavour-filled journey...

By Juanita Pienaar 8 Jul 2019

Makalali Game Reserve joins Wild Dog Range Expansion Project
Makalali Game Reserve joins Wild Dog Range Expansion Project

The Makalali Game Reserve has become the newest addition to the Wild Dog Range Expansion Project...

8 Jul 2019

Mobile devices permitted in-flight on Kulula Airlines
Mobile devices permitted in-flight on Kulula Airlines

South Africa's low cost airline, Kulula Airlines has announced that passengers will be allowed to use portable electronic devices throughout its flights...

Issued by SA Airlines 5 Jul 2019

Mauritius Luxury Beach Stay - 5 Days ZAR22,500 pps
Mauritius Luxury Beach Stay - 5 Days ZAR22,500 pps

This five-day package guarantees the finest of Mauritius' beach experiences, yet on a great rate as based on a long-stay special offer...

Issued by Zeigen Tours 5 Jul 2019

Mango now offering cheap flights between Lanseria and Port Elizabeth
Mango now offering cheap flights between Lanseria and Port Elizabeth

Mango Airlines has announced that it will be introducing two flights per day between Port Elizabeth Airport in Nelson Mandela Bay and Lanseria International Airport in Johannesburg from 11 July...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 5 Jul 2019

Leading hospitality players adopt a Bluewater Pro approach
Leading hospitality players adopt a Bluewater Pro approach

Leading names in the South African hospitality industry are enjoying the cost and sustainability benefits of one of the world's most advanced water purification technologies, utilising the Bluewater Pro water purification unit...

Issued by Bluewater 5 Jul 2019

IATA: Global passenger demand shows strength despite slow trend growth
IATA: Global passenger demand shows strength despite slow trend growth

The International Air Transport Association has released its global passenger traffic results for May 2019. The results show that demand rose by 4.5% compared to the same month in 2018...

5 Jul 2019

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Boeing commits $100m support to families affected by Lion Air, Ethiopian Airlines accidents

Boeing has announced a fund contribution of $100m to address family and community needs of those affected by the accidents of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302...

5 Jul 2019

Radisson, Jin Jiang launch first co-branded hotel in Germany
Radisson, Jin Jiang launch first co-branded hotel in Germany

The Radisson Hotel Group and its shareholders have together identified several opportunities to realise the true potential of the Chinese market...

5 Jul 2019

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SAA signs codeshare agreement with Brazilian airline

South African Airways has signed codeshare and frequent flyer agreements with Brazilian airline Gol - Linhas AĆ©reas, which came into effect on Thursday, 4 July 2019.

5 Jul 2019

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Ashia Cheetah Sanctuary ups conservation efforts with education-based volunteering programme

"The ultimate purpose is to strengthen the gene pool and to secure a viable cheetah metapopulation in South Africa, in order to prevent the further decline of cheetah numbers in the wild."

4 Jul 2019

From left to right: Robert-Hatton Jones, GM: Commercial and Business Development at the CTICC, Julie-May Ellingson, Chief Executive Officer at the CTICC, and Aloysius Arlando, AIPC President.
CTICC awarded the delegate choice award for innovation at AIPC, Berlin

The award comes after the centre's CEO, Julie-May Ellingson, made a compelling case during her presentation to AIPC delegates and committee members as to why the CTICC's innovation should be awarded this prestigious prize...

4 Jul 2019

Applications open for SA Tourism's 3rd annual Nordic regional roadshow
Applications open for SA Tourism's 3rd annual Nordic regional roadshow

The key objective of the roadshow is to grow arrivals to South Africa...

4 Jul 2019

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Oman Air achieves IATA NDC level 4 certification

New Distribution Capability is a key transformation project, launched by IATA to modernise airline distribution...

4 Jul 2019

WTM Africa growth bodes well for 2020's travel, tourism trade markets
WTM Africa growth bodes well for 2020's travel, tourism trade markets

WTM Africa 2019 drew 15% more visitors and attracted travel trade professionals from Mauritius, Ukraine, Belarus, Benin and San Marino for the first time, with the overall number of countries represented up by 42%...

3 Jul 2019

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Registration open for International Tourism Film Festival-Africa 2019

The International Tourism Film Festival-Africa will be hosting its first-ever film festival in South Africa, which is set to take place in Cape Town and Northern Cape from the 20-24 November 2019...

3 Jul 2019

Table Mountain Cableway closed for annual maintenance
Table Mountain Cableway closed for annual maintenance

Table Mountain Cableway will be closed for scheduled annual maintenance from Monday, 8 July 2019 until Sunday, 18 August 2019...

3 Jul 2019

New Newark/New York, CPT route to stimulate economic growth and job creation
New Newark/New York, CPT route to stimulate economic growth and job creation

This non-stop flight between North America will commence on 15 December 2019, serviced by United Airlines on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner...

3 Jul 2019

In a post-truth world experiential innovation by hospitality leaders is crucial
In a post-truth world experiential innovation by hospitality leaders is crucial

To break into the estimated $115bn annual spend on travel by the Chinese market, South African hospitality leaders must focus on what matters emotionally and culturally for this market...

By Jonathan Steyn, Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 2 Jul 2019

5 places to see the Big 5 near Cape Town
5 places to see the Big 5 near Cape Town

From the Winelands, mountain to the beaches, visitors to Cape Town are of course spoilt for choice, but many may not be aware that seeing the Big Five can easily be part of a trip to the Mother City...

2 Jul 2019

3 ways to appeal to the youth travel market
3 ways to appeal to the youth travel market

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation has estimated that by 2020 there will be almost 300 million international youth trips per year - a 59% growth in 10 years...

2 Jul 2019

How can the travel industry meet the needs of tomorrow's hotel guests?
How can the travel industry meet the needs of tomorrow's hotel guests?

Did you know that the number of international travellers is expected to almost double by 2036 to a staggering 8.2 billion air travellers? Are you, as a travel industry player, equipped to meet the needs of each of these travellers?

2 Jul 2019

2019 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries voting is now open
2019 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries voting is now open

Foodies who eat out every day may officially start voting for the 2019 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries...

1 Jul 2019

#SONA2019: Voasa encouraged by tone set for vacation industry
#SONA2019: Voasa encouraged by tone set for vacation industry

"The shared vacation ownership and timeshare industry is a significant contributor to the health, performance and diversity of South Africa's tourism mix and ecosystem as it enables local and international holidaymakers to take regular vacations in our country while boosting our economy."

1 Jul 2019

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