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Nbi101 via  - Nairobi
Africa: On a roller coaster ride

Elections are very important for the hospitality industry in Africa. Investors - those who stay in hotels, and those who invest in them - need stability, which breeds confidence, and that means economic growth...

By Trevor Ward 5 Apr 2018

More opportunities to enter job-generating tourism industry
More opportunities to enter job-generating tourism industry

With South Africa being a top tourist destination, we need to be giving more people opportunities to enter this job-generating industry by equipping them with relevant skills...

3 Apr 2018

Sustaining hospitality: Embracing the Industrial Revolution 4.0
Sustaining hospitality: Embracing the Industrial Revolution 4.0

It's essential that the tourism industry embraces the Industrial Revolution 4.0 to accommodate the digital advances that will make sustainability a reality...

By Enver Duminy 29 Mar 2018

Destiny Lodge Nelspruit by Bon Hotels
Destiny Lodge Nelspruit an ideal fit for the Bon brand

Bon Hotels has added the four-star, 35-roomed Destiny Lodge Nelspruit to its portfolio. Immediate upgrades are planned...

28 Mar 2018

The private members club set to transform Africa
The private members club set to transform Africa

The QSL Members Club will be an incubator for Africa's leading lights, an organic platform for ideas to be birthed, connections to be forged and for plans to be set in motion...

By Cari Coetzee 27 Mar 2018

Shabeer Jhetam, CEO of The Glass Recycling Company and James Peech, Managing Director of The Peech Hotel
The top ten glass recycling hospitality businesses in and around Joburg

The Glass Recycling Company visited hospitality businesses in Johannesburg during March, acknowledging them for their green behaviour in embracing glass recycling and making it an integral part of their business...

26 Mar 2018

Carolina Ödman via  - Sutherland, Northern Cape
Northern Cape tourism SMMEs to benefit from new business incubator

The Tourism Business Incubator, which has now officially been launched in the Northern Cape, is poised to improve the viability and sustainability of SMMEs. The incubator will provide business support interventions to 50 tourism enterprises...

22 Mar 2018

From Hook to Cook: Bistro Sixteen82, Abalobi partners on first restaurant-supported fishery
From Hook to Cook: Bistro Sixteen82, Abalobi partners on first restaurant-supported fishery

The partnership between traditional fishers Abalobi, WWF-Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative and Bistro Sixteen82, provide fishing communities on the western and southern Cape coast with a better price for their fish and livelihood for their families...

20 Mar 2018

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Sun International takes necessary steps to address underperforming operations

"We have taken decisive action to address underperforming operations and to focus on both cost control and increasing efficiencies. The refurbishment of Sun City and the acquisition of Sun Slots have met expectations. However, other developments have fallen well short..."

20 Mar 2018

Mastering experiential marketing with Studio H
Mastering experiential marketing with Studio H

We chat with Studio H founder Hannerie Visser about how they are using food to design brand experiences and create memorable campaigns for their clients...

By Ruth Cooper 16 Mar 2018

Dale Simpson, curator, Radisson Red Cape Town
Dale Simpson on the journey to create/curate the guest experience

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group recently rebranded to Radisson Hotel Group. Dale Simpson, curator of Radisson Red in Cape Town, explains the thinking behind the evolving brand and the changing role of the hotel GM...

14 Mar 2018

SA hosts mega Australasian familiarisation trip
SA hosts mega Australasian familiarisation trip

South African Tourism is currently hosting 52 travel agents from the Australasian region to familiarise themselves with all nine South African provinces...

13 Mar 2018

Travelstart optimises digital customer landscape with relaunch of internal travel consultancy
Travelstart optimises digital customer landscape with relaunch of internal travel consultancy

"Travelstart Live is a new channel to engage customers where our digital platforms do not fit their shopping behaviour."

13 Mar 2018

WTM Africa 2018 to highlight investment in Africa
WTM Africa 2018 to highlight investment in Africa

WTM Africa 2018 is excited to announce its inaugural WTM Africa Tourism Investors' Forum, a platform dedicated to connecting ministers of tourism from countries across the continent, with eager investors...

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 12 Mar 2018

Film tourism profitable to cultural, creative economy
Film tourism profitable to cultural, creative economy

With film contributing R5.4bn to the GDP and providing 25,000 full-time equivalent jobs, film tourism can become a lucrative part of the creative industries and can play an important role in advancing other creative sectors.

12 Mar 2018

diaznash via
Staying safe on the road in Africa

"Although an executive may have experience earned over years of travel, they may not know the nuances and intricacies of emerging markets, many of which are still adapting and changing their norms and requirements to ever-changing conditions."

9 Mar 2018

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Is your Airbnb in Seychelles licensed? Government officials now making checks

Unlicensed tourism establishments operating in Seychelles have until 12 March to contact the Ministry of Tourism to change their legal status...

8 Mar 2018

Corporate Traveller unveils fresh new identity, evolved brand
Corporate Traveller unveils fresh new identity, evolved brand

"The market in South Africa has evolved and grown up and so have we. Our new imagery and logo reflect our values and brand essence..."

7 Mar 2018

Tourism business incubator launched in Limpopo
Tourism business incubator launched in Limpopo

The Phalaborwa incubator is one of a few that will be launched across the country as part of a greater objective of the revised National Tourism Sector Strategy 2016-2026 to ensure the sustainable growth and development of the industry...

5 Mar 2018

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CNN Marketplace Africa to investigate growth of cruise ship tourism in SA

Host Eleni Goikos will speak to both cruise lines and ports who are seeing the economic benefits of growth in traffic...

2 Mar 2018

Western Cape microsite launched to assist tourism trade in answering Cape drought questions
Western Cape microsite launched to assist tourism trade in answering Cape drought questions

The key objective of the microsite is to get a single, unified message out that the Cape is open for business and provide the trade with up-to-date information relevant to their business...

1 Mar 2018

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Victoria Falls town to be transformed

The transformation of Victoria Falls to a modern tourist resort has started taking shape with the company formed to drive the process now seeking technical expertise to craft a tourism investment and development plan...

28 Feb 2018

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UCI Mountain Bike World Cup series 2018 to boost Cape's tourism coffers

Cycling events in the Cape already boost the economy to the tune of more than R1bn per annum, and 2018 will see the UCI World Cup series kick off the season in Stellenbosch for the first time...

By Danny Bryer 27 Feb 2018

Fearing tourist drought, Cape Town charts a new relationship with water
Fearing tourist drought, Cape Town charts a new relationship with water

"This is the new norm... Even if it rains tomorrow we can never go back to the old way of consuming water."

By Laurie Goering 26 Feb 2018

Professionalising tour guiding, reviewing visa regulations to streamline tourism
Professionalising tour guiding, reviewing visa regulations to streamline tourism

Tour guides play an important role in creating a positive image of our country, an undertaking that has cumulative spin-offs for the economy...

By James Vos 26 Feb 2018

What lessons can the tourism industry learn from the Cape Town water crisis?
What lessons can the tourism industry learn from the Cape Town water crisis?

South Africa can at times can be a very reactive country, meaning we seem to wake up very late on critical issues.

By Brett Hendricks 23 Feb 2018

Tourist arrivals up but underwhelming
Tourist arrivals up but underwhelming

According to Stats SA 2017 tourism arrival statistics released recently, South Africa welcomed 10.29 million foreign tourists - up only 2.4% and well below the global average...

22 Feb 2018

Business Travel 101: Choosing between tech and the human touch
Business Travel 101: Choosing between tech and the human touch

Knowing when to do it yourself, use an online booking tool or entrusting your travel requirements in the hands of a travel expert can deliver savings and enhance your productivity...

22 Feb 2018

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New Protea Hotels development to bolster accommodation, attract mega-events to Lusaka

"The hotel's planned facilities are geared to provide for a range of much-needed amenities in the city - additional conferencing venues, high-end food and beverage services, and a spa. Most exciting is the amphitheatre which will attract mega events into the city."

21 Feb 2018

Ronel Bezuidenhout - managing director and principal at Capital Hotel School
Embracing face-to-face hospitality in the modern tech era

It is predicted that by 2020, society will harness the idea of robots and programmes taking over the duties of hospitality staff... As scary as that sounds, guests, starting from millennials and up, will still crave a true, honest and genuine exchange...

21 Feb 2018

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