Tourism Trends 2020

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Why e-visas are emerging as a smarter choice for the global traveller
Why e-visas are emerging as a smarter choice for the global traveller

With more and more countries adding the E-Visa route to the common visa channels, VFS Global's Regional Group COO Jiten Vyas discusses how smart, quicker and hassle-free solutions in this space is making it a preferred choice for the global traveller...

By Jiten Vyas 13 Feb 2020

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#BizTrends2020: Trends that will shape travel experiences in 2020

Several trends highlight that customers are moving towards self-service options, with 61% of travellers in South Africa surveyed preferring to hear about travel disruption via digital communications...

By Adrian Roodt 16 Jan 2020

New CLHG app makes stays a snap
New CLHG app makes stays a snap

The City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) has launched a direct booking application or app for mobile phones, available to download for free from iOS for Apple and Google Play for Android...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 3 Dec 2019

Registration open for WiT Africa 2020
Registration open for WiT Africa 2020

Registration has opened for Web in Travel Africa, with the event scheduled to take place on 28 May 2020 in Cape Town...

8 Nov 2019

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5 trends opening doors for African tech entrepreneurs

Travelcheck CEO, Odette Faling unpacks the trends that underpin Africa's bold digital future and are creating opportunities for entrepreneurs...

By Odette Faling 5 Nov 2019

#SingularityUSouthAfrica2019: Rewriting the rules of travel and mobility
#SingularityUSouthAfrica2019: Rewriting the rules of travel and mobility

These are the highlights of Andres de Leon's presentation at the SingularityU South Africa 2019 Summit...

23 Oct 2019

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What does the future of tourism in South Africa look like in a 4IR age?

Technology has changed and revolutionised every aspect of our lives, including our tourism experiences. However people remain at the heart of every innovation...

By Dorine Reinstein 17 Oct 2019

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Web in Travel to launch African edition in Cape Town

"The rest of the world is excited about African opportunities and the dynamism of the region echoes what we have experienced in many of Asia's emerging markets - fragmented, diverse, connected and full of promise - and we look forward to learning how the industry is changing and growing on the continent."

15 Oct 2019

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Cost savings top the list for corporate travel managers

A recent survey shows that 90% of South African companies rate cost savings as the the most important value-add they look for from their travel management company...

3 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

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Social media can make or break your tourism business

While the tourism industry is arguably one of those that has most benefited from the advent of social media, it hasn't arrived without pitfalls for owner-managed tourism businesses...

25 Sep 2019

4 reasons why business travel will boost your growing business
4 reasons why business travel will boost your growing business

Why would you travel for business if you can effortlessly connect with clients across the world via Skype, Slack or Zoom for free?..

Issued by Fight Centre Business Travel 9 Sep 2019

British Airways to trial VR entertainment
British Airways to trial VR entertainment

British Airways customers will be transported to their own 3D cinema in the skies as the airline exclusively trials a new virtual reality headset...

15 Aug 2019

Flight Centre rolls out new online travel booking system
Flight Centre rolls out new online travel booking system

The new web-based technology will allow online customers to book a wide range of travel content, from tours to accommodation on a single platform featuring the best direct rates...

7 Aug 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

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3 things robots can't do better than humans (and two things they can)

There has been no shortage of predictions about how advances in artificial intelligence and robotics will replace humans in all kinds of jobs...

By Oz Desai 23 Jul 2019

Is your company's travel technology future-proof?
Is your company's travel technology future-proof?

Digital transformation and rapid innovation have seen companies completely rethink the way they conduct business these past few years...

19 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

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

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

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Future of travel: British Airways looks to AI to improve air travel experiences

British Airways chairman and CEO, Alex Cruz is encouraging AI experts to come up with new ideas to make travel more frictionless...

14 Jun 2019

#StartupStory: Ticking all the boxes with newly launched Travelcheck
#StartupStory: Ticking all the boxes with newly launched Travelcheck

Travelcheck.co.za, SouthAfrica's newest online booking website has launched. We chat to CEO Odette Faling to find out more...

By Robin Fredericks 10 Jun 2019

Research reveals SA business travellers seek digital solutions, hybrid support
Research reveals SA business travellers seek digital solutions, hybrid support

Fifty-percent of business travellers in South Africa finds it 'very painful' when they are unable to access their booking information on all of their devices...

4 Jun 2019

Jurni to transform SA's travel and tourism industry
Jurni to transform SA's travel and tourism industry

Jurni, an innovative public-private venture that aims revolutionise and transform South Africa's travel and tourism industry was recently launched...

7 May 2019

British Airways streamlines its biometric technology for international flights
British Airways streamlines its biometric technology for international flights

More than 250,000 British Airways customers have experienced a glimpse of the journey of the future by using their face as their identity to board a flight from the US in the last 18 months...

30 Apr 2019

How digital hospitality can be utilised to transform guest experiences in Africa
How digital hospitality can be utilised to transform guest experiences in Africa

As hospitality providers across the globe embrace digital transformation, the question arises; what do intelligent hotels offer?

25 Apr 2019

Landmark NYSE listing for Africa's unicorn, Jumia
Landmark NYSE listing for Africa's unicorn, Jumia

Pan-African e-commerce platform, Jumia, has become the first African startup to list on the New York Stock Exchange...

15 Apr 2019

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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 25 Mar 2019

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

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