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We ain't no first world wannabe: Making our mark as a developing city
We ain't no first world wannabe: Making our mark as a developing city

Leigh Dawber shares her five top insights on how we are making our mark on the global stage...

By Leigh Dawber 2 days ago

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Cape Town Airport international passenger numbers grow by 9.6%

Cape Town International Airport has recorded 2.6 million international arrivals for 2018...

2 days ago

Africa's travel and tourism top 2018 highlights
Africa's travel and tourism top 2018 highlights

Africa's travel and tourism industry continued to record impressive growth in the past year. The continent hit a 63 million high in international tourist arrivals in 2017, as compared to 58 million in 2016...

By Josephine Wawira 2 days ago

Businesses think they're on top of carbon risk, but tourism destinations have barely a clue
Businesses think they're on top of carbon risk, but tourism destinations have barely a clue

Tourism is a huge contributor to emissions, accounting for 8% of emissions worldwide and climbing as tourism grows faster than the economies it contributes to...

By Susanne Becken 8 Jan 2019

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Tanzania targets Chinese tourist market

Tanzania is now targeting China as a new and an upcoming lucrative tourist market source in South East Asia after the traditional tourist market sources of Europe, North America and South Africa...

By Apolinari Tairo 4 Jan 2019

Confronting world tourism's changing economic times
Confronting world tourism's changing economic times

The New Year means that the worldwide travel industry will have to work hard to change perceptions, some of which are unfair. It also provides the additional challenge that in an industry based on expendable income our customers' moods often fluctuate with economic news...

By Peter E. Tarlow 3 Jan 2019

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Growth of African tourism as industry remains resilient

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation's Zurab Pololikashvili shares his insights with Josephine Wawira on the growth of Africa's tourism sector...

By Josephine Wawira 31 Dec 2018

UNWTO, the European Travel Commission launch new health tourism report
UNWTO, the European Travel Commission launch new health tourism report

Health tourism is an emerging, global, complex and rapidly changing segment that needs to be better understood by destinations...

28 Dec 2018

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SA tourism shows steady growth in 2018

The latest analysis of South Africa's tourism performance in 2018 shows a slight growth during the period January to October when compared with the same period last year...

20 Dec 2018

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Why cultivating agritourism in Africa is important

Food security, its opportunities and challenges were the main premise surrounding the recent Agritourism Africa Congress which recently took place in Bolzano, Italy...

19 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Tourism
#BestofBiz 2018: Tourism

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Tourism, Travel & Hospitality site over the past year...

18 Dec 2018

Cape Town Air Access welcomes V&A Waterfront as private sector supporter
Cape Town Air Access welcomes V&A Waterfront as private sector supporter

Established in 2015, Cape Town Air Access brings together the public and private sector to help secure direct routes into Cape Town International Airport...

13 Dec 2018

The CTICC exceeds its revenue growth by over 14% in 2018
The CTICC exceeds its revenue growth by over 14% in 2018

The CTICC has revealed its 2017/18 Annual Financial Results, which reflects a record break in revenues and operating profits, with contributions of R4.5bn to the South African national GDP and R3.1bn to the GGP of the Western Cape...

13 Dec 2018

Amadeus, SA tourism industry partner to strengthen inclusive transformation
Amadeus, SA tourism industry partner to strengthen inclusive transformation

South African travel and tourism stakeholders have partnered with Amadeus IT Group and South Africa's Department of Tourism to develop a technology-driven programme to strengthen and transform the public-private sector...

13 Dec 2018

Spruce up your festive Stellenbosch stay with the Spier Light Art Festival
Spruce up your festive Stellenbosch stay with the Spier Light Art Festival

With the spongy green grass of Spier farm beneath our toes and a veritable picnic feast warming our bellies, we couldn't tell if they were shivers of cold from the light breeze rustling through the trees or fear from the otherworldly feathered beings of Stravinsky's Firebird ballet and ghostly lights in the bamboo forest and haunting operatic voices from the Spier Light Art Festival...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Dec 2018

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The soft silence of Tokyo

Imagine you are in a city of close to 15 million people. You are walking down a large street. It is a lot like 5th Avenue in New York. For a couple of seconds, you are happily staring at one of the beautiful window displays. You turn around and your child is gone...

By Damon Stapleton 12 Dec 2018

National minimum wage to hit the tourism and hospitality industry hard
National minimum wage to hit the tourism and hospitality industry hard

Despite an industry sectoral determination, the hospitality and broader tourism sector are known to pay low wages and in some cases actually below minimum wage or just on the minimum wage. This means that the new National Minimum Wage will impact the majority of tourism businesses...

By Lee-Anne Bac 11 Dec 2018

South Africa highly praised at the WTTC Africa Leaders Forum
South Africa highly praised at the WTTC Africa Leaders Forum

The inaugural WTTC Africa Leaders Forum lauded the country for the progress made in travel and tourism at its inaugural Africa Leaders Forum held in Stellenbosch to discuss the key issues facing our travel and tourism sector...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 7 Dec 2018

7 key insights revealed into Chinese outbound travel
7 key insights revealed into Chinese outbound travel

South African Tourism, Wesgro, V&A Waterfront and The Table Bay Hotel recently hosted a China Ready Workshop in Cape Town with key local tourism trade representatives...

7 Dec 2018

Automation in the travel industry: Build lasting customer relationships
Automation in the travel industry: Build lasting customer relationships

Airlines, hotels and other hospitality companies are turning to automated services to remove the bottlenecks that have traditionally stood in their customers' way...

By Chantel Troskie 6 Dec 2018

UNWTO/UNESCO Conference: Cultural tourism sustains communities and living heritage
UNWTO/UNESCO Conference: Cultural tourism sustains communities and living heritage

Cultural tourism policies and strategies must consider the perspectives and interests of local communities, who can also assist governance bodies in balancing tourism development with heritage conservation and safeguarding...

6 Dec 2018

What the millennial market wants from the travel industry
What the millennial market wants from the travel industry

Keeping up with global trends is hugely important for South African companies involved in the tourism industry. If we want to encourage more foreigners to visit our shores, we have to listen to what they want...

By Judiet Barnes 6 Dec 2018

The evolving role of the DMO in optimising tourism opportunities
The evolving role of the DMO in optimising tourism opportunities

No matter what your reasons are for travelling, be it business or leisure, chances are you are joining the majority of visitors who research, plan, pay for and enjoy visits to destinations...

By Enver Duminy 4 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

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

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

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

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

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

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