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6 ways tech can make business travel bookings easier

Corporate Traveller's Oz Desai points out six scenarios where the right technology can considerably simplify and improve the travel booking process...

By Oz Desai 1 day ago

New report: Bots, AI, wearables, VR to create billion-dollar savings in tourism
New report: Bots, AI, wearables, VR to create billion-dollar savings in tourism

Latest research from Colliers International, in partnership with ATM 2019, reveals potential multi-billion dollar savings for the tourism industry...

20 Mar 2019

Mike Croucher
How cloud can be used to meet the changing demand in digital travel

The travel industry is transforming with emerging technologies, new business models and changing consumer expectations...

By Mike Croucher 19 Mar 2019

How far can tech steer business traveller behaviour and safety?
How far can tech steer business traveller behaviour and safety?

Where there are rules, there are always those who try to break, ignore or circumvent them. Business travel is no different. Rogue business travellers - those who book on their own and tend to flaunt the 'rules' - are causing serious concern for travel managers...

By Nicole Adonis 18 Mar 2019

#WTMA19: Travel Forward Summit to boost digital travel market
#WTMA19: Travel Forward Summit to boost digital travel market

Travel technology assumes a prominent role at this year's WTM Africa with a dedicated one-day event - the Travel Forward conference in partnership with e-Tourism Africa Summit on Friday, 12 April...

13 Mar 2019

Virtual reality adds to tourism through touch, smell and real people's experiences
Virtual reality adds to tourism through touch, smell and real people's experiences

We need to change our preconceptions about what virtual reality is. Let's not limit VR experiences to recreations of the real world, instead let's open our minds to history, mythology and fresh perspectives from real people...

By Erik Malcolm Champion 5 Mar 2019

Bannockburn’s Battle Room. Bright White
Tourist attractions are being transformed by immersive experiences - some lessons from Scotland

The Battle of Bannockburn is fought indoors on a daily basis. At least, it is in Stirling in central Scotland in 2019 at the visitor centre dedicated to the battle.

19 Feb 2019

Photo: Travel Indaba
Africa's Travel Indaba 2019 dates brought forward

The 2019 Africa's Travel Indaba will take place from 2-4 May 2019 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban...

13 Feb 2019

Corporate Traveller launches new technology for SME corporates
Corporate Traveller launches new technology for SME corporates

To mark the celebration of its 20th anniversary this year, Corporate Traveller has announced the launch of a new technology platform, Your.CT, in the South African market...

6 Feb 2019

Clearing the air around facial recognition in travel
Clearing the air around facial recognition in travel

Biometrics are already a fact of life in today's travel, but there are concerns about privacy issues...

By Thierry Mesnard 1 Feb 2019

Sherry Zameer
Keep abreast of the travel tech wave to realise tourism potential

Technology is revolutionising travel. To keep growing its tourism industry, South Africa must continuously invest in new technologies to deliver the right experiences to discerning travellers...

By Sherry Zameer 10 Jan 2019

TGCSA, Waze partner to offer real-time guide alerts to travellers
TGCSA, Waze partner to offer real-time guide alerts to travellers

Waze helps the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa's graded establishments to appear on the user's map, potentially steering them in their direction, be it a hotel, bed and breakfast, hostel or conference venue...

9 Jan 2019

Travelstart announces pay-in-store partnership with Pick n Pay
Travelstart announces pay-in-store partnership with Pick n Pay

South Africans can now book their Travelstart flights online and pay for them at their nearest participating Pick n Pay store nationwide...

21 Nov 2018

Airbnb sees leap in older generation hosts and guests
Airbnb sees leap in older generation hosts and guests

Numbers from Airbnb reveal a leap in growth in the over 60s age group, both in hosts and guests...

29 Oct 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

Uber doubles down on safety, launches Safety Toolkit for riders and drivers
Uber doubles down on safety, launches Safety Toolkit for riders and drivers

Uber rolls out of new Safety Toolkit app across Europe, the Middle East and Africa...

18 Oct 2018

VR technology gives new meaning to 'holidaying at home'. But is it really a substitute for travel?
VR technology gives new meaning to 'holidaying at home'. But is it really a substitute for travel?

Tourism is a quintessential part of the "experience economy", creating memories that can be recalled, re-lived and re-shared for a lifetime. But not all travel experiences take place in the real world...

By Vikki Schaffer,Alexandra Bec, Brent D. Moyle, Noel 15 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Use of innovative technology in designing diverse tourism products
Use of innovative technology in designing diverse tourism products

Investment in new technology provides the tourism sector with opportunities for novelty, aimed at providing a platform for designing new and tangible tourism products...

By Josephine Wawira 12 Oct 2018

Seamless Travel - Why shouldn't the journey be as pleasurable as the destination?
Seamless Travel - Why shouldn't the journey be as pleasurable as the destination?

Leisure travel is supposed to be a pleasurable experience. Unfortunately, even the best holiday tends to involve large quantities of administration and frustration before you get there...

By Bronwyn Williams 20 Sep 2018

These 5 technologies are transforming the travel experience
These 5 technologies are transforming the travel experience

The whole notion of what today's hyperconnected travellers want, and what they value, has changed. While cost, choice and convenience are still significant, booking decisions are now based on the experience...

By Guido Verweij 19 Sep 2018

The value behind the transaction
The value behind the transaction

With the proliferation of online tools allowing customers to see the product end-to-end, the assumption is often that this would make the travel buyer's job even easier, but it doesn't...

By Nicole Adonis 19 Sep 2018

#TourismMonth: Surge of the digital travel consumer
#TourismMonth: Surge of the digital travel consumer

Digitalisation is increasingly seen to empower travel consumers especially those seeking diversification and personalisation for a remarkable experience...

By Josephine Wawira 18 Sep 2018

AccorHotels' MyChicAfrica platform a gateway to Africa lifestyle, travel
AccorHotels' MyChicAfrica platform a gateway to Africa lifestyle, travel

AccorHotels' MyChicAfrica travel media platform aims to make the continent more accessible and open for not only international travellers, but for Africans and the diaspora to rediscover and celebrate fashion, art, dining, modernity, design and adventure...

13 Sep 2018

Africa and the digital tourism opportunity
Africa and the digital tourism opportunity

Digital tourism in Africa contributed almost 3% to the South African GDP in 2016 and provided jobs to more than 686,000 people, as such, tourism means big business...

12 Sep 2018

Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce Awards 2018 winners revealed
Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce Awards 2018 winners revealed

Takealot cleaned up at this year's Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce Awards, bagging four of the 14 awards presented, including the coveted E-commerce Service of the Year...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Aug 2018

Finalists announced for 2018 PriceCheck Tech and E-commerce Awards
Finalists announced for 2018 PriceCheck Tech and E-commerce Awards

The 2018 PriceCheck Tech and E-commerce Awards shortlist has been announced...

27 Aug 2018

Disruptive tech driving transformation in tourism
Disruptive tech driving transformation in tourism

The world as we know it is changing, with technology disrupting how we explore the global village...

By Enver Duminy 23 Aug 2018

Travelport, IBM launch AI travel management platform for corporates
Travelport, IBM launch AI travel management platform for corporates

Delivered via the IBM Cloud, the platform uses IBM Watson capabilities to intelligently track, manage, predict and analyse travel costs in one place to fundamentally change how companies manage and optimise their travel programmes...

22 Aug 2018

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