Tourism Trends 2020

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Time for SONA to map out "the how" for tourism

Now is the time for focus, funds and fast action to make a real difference, and we need both SONA and the upcoming Budget Speech to address concrete steps head-on, to fast-track tourism...

By Lee-Anne Bac 11 Feb 2020

Radisson Hotel Group triples Indian Ocean portfolio ahead of development plan
Radisson Hotel Group triples Indian Ocean portfolio ahead of development plan

The group has identified the Indian Ocean as a key market in its African development strategy, with a current portfolio of seven hotels in operation and under development...

11 Feb 2020

Cape Winemakers Guild selects 4 graduates to join its 2020 Protégé Programme
Cape Winemakers Guild selects 4 graduates to join its 2020 Protégé Programme

The programme, funded by the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Development Trust, aims to cultivate the next generation of award-winning winemakers, as well as empower students while promoting transformation within the industry...

11 Feb 2020

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Airline passenger market: Africa leads all regions with a 5.0% demand increase

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its global passenger traffic results, which shows that passenger demand rose by 4.2% compared to 2018...

11 Feb 2020

City Lodge Hotel Maputo now open!
City Lodge Hotel Maputo now open!

The City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) has opened its 62nd hotel, the City Lodge Hotel Maputo in Mozambique, under the leadership of general manager Gustavo Cardoso...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 10 Feb 2020

5 trends impacting the SA tourism sector in 2020
5 trends impacting the SA tourism sector in 2020

Changes in the local and global economy compel businesses in tourism to be proactive and agile in dealing with challenges and opportunities presented by evolving market dynamics...

10 Feb 2020

Air travel restrictions won't protect us from the coronavirus
Air travel restrictions won't protect us from the coronavirus

Suspending flights and screening passengers is mainly about reassuring us, not keeping us healthy...

By Lucy Budd and Stephen Ison 10 Feb 2020

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New research: Face-to-face meetings most effective for business success

The new study, conducted by Talk2 Media & Events, surveyed over 200 buyers and exhibitors from across the Asia Pacific region looking at industry challenges and the most valued attributes...

10 Feb 2020

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Western Cape hospitality forecasts positive growth in Q1

Despite mixed results over the festive season, hospitality industry members in the Western Cape believe bookings forecasted over the next six months will bring the same occupancy, if not more, than previous years...

10 Feb 2020

4 trends that will disrupt the status quo of corporate travel
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

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Tourism holds positive growth for business in Nigeria

Business in Nigeria is on the rise and foreign investors are taking notice...

7 Feb 2020

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South African Airways moves forward with restructuring plans

The joint Business Rescue Practitioners of South African Airways has announced further initiatives to support the airline's transformation into a sustainable and profitable business.

7 Feb 2020

Newmark Hotels, Reserves, Lodges and Residences expands its European reach with strategic acquisition in Portugal
Newmark Hotels, Reserves, Lodges and Residences expands its European reach with strategic acquisition in Portugal

After embarking on comprehensive research alongside a rigorous, long-term growth strategy, Newmark identified a strategic acquisition opportunity within Portugal...

Issued by Newmark 6 Feb 2020

AAXO Roar names WTM Africa best overall exhibition for 2019
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

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#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

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Advocating for African airlines to become key economic drivers

According to 2019 AFRAA Annual report, air transport in Africa currently supports 6.2 million jobs and $55.8bn of GDP and is expected to grow at a rate of 4.6% annually for the next 20 years...

6 Feb 2020

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Why cruises could represent the future of domestic travel

The biggest attraction with cruising is its all-inclusive offering...

By Ross Volk 6 Feb 2020

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How will future generations disrupt meetings and events?

Just when you thought you'd started to understand what makes millennials tick, a new generation has reared its head: Gen Z. And, they're about to disrupt the MICE industry drastically...

6 Feb 2020

Radisson Hotel Group to debut its fourth brand in South Africa
Radisson Hotel Group to debut its fourth brand in South Africa

The Radisson Hotel Group has signed its first Radisson branded hotel in South Africa, the Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit. The hotel, which will debut in 2022, marks the group's fourth brand and thirteenth hotel to open in South Africa...

5 Feb 2020

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MSC Cruises takes precautionary health measures against coronavirus

While there are no cases of coronavirus on board any of MSC Cruises' ships, these measures are additional steps to secure the health and well-being of all guests and crew...

5 Feb 2020

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Julie-May Ellingson steps down as CEO of the CTICC

Ellingson has stepped down from her CTICC CEO post after five and a half years...

5 Feb 2020

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Table Mountain Cableway expands safety measures for visitors

With so many people visiting this New7Wonder of the natural world, safety remains paramount at one of South Africa's leading tourist attractions...

5 Feb 2020

The importance of environmental sustainability in tourism and hospitality
The importance of environmental sustainability in tourism and hospitality

With sustainability being one of the most critical issues facing our world today, a green revolution within the tourism and hospitality industry is vital to ensuring the growth of these sectors into the future...

By Brett Hendricks 4 Feb 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: 'Are you kidding me?'
#OrchidsandOnions: 'Are you kidding me?'

Positive: Admitting to and rectifying mistakes can promote a brand. Negative: An Onion for SA Tourism and its PR and communications general manager...

By Brendan Seery 4 Feb 2020

The coronavirus will hit the tourism and travel sector hard
The coronavirus will hit the tourism and travel sector hard

The economic impacts of the new coronavirus on the travel and tourism industry will be felt in every corner of the world and almost every sector of the economy...

By Marion Joppe 3 Feb 2020

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UNWTO addresses travel industry on coronavirus

During times of crisis, tourism has to live up to its responsibility as an integral part of the wider society. The sector must put people and their wellbeing first...

By Juergen T Steinmetz 3 Feb 2020

City Lodge Hotel Group staff movements
City Lodge Hotel Group staff movements

City Lodge Hotel Group has announced several new appointments and promotions...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 31 Jan 2020

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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

City Lodge Hotel Group commits to cage-free eggs by 2025
City Lodge Hotel Group commits to cage-free eggs by 2025

A City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) breakfast will soon have a feel-good as well as a taste-good component as the group announces its commitment to transitioning to 100% cage-free eggs throughout its operations by 2025...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 31 Jan 2020

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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

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