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Euromonitor reveals top 100 city destinations for 2019
Euromonitor reveals top 100 city destinations for 2019

This year's report, covering the world's leading cities ranked by international tourist arrivals shows that 5 out of the top 10 most visited cities in 2018 are in Asia Pacific, with Hong Kong listed as the most visited city in the world, followed by Bangkok...

2 days ago

The long tail of business travel is wide open
The long tail of business travel is wide open

In his 2006 book "The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More," Chris Anderson wrote about how the future of commerce and culture isn't in "hits", the high-volume head of a traditional demand curve, but in what used to be regarded as misses, or the infinitely long tail of that same curve...

By Jerome Touze 3 days ago

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Radisson RED targets millennial mindset

According to financial services company UBS, millennials could be worth $24tn by 2020. To capitalise on how this growing market will impact the hotel industry, Radisson RED plans to expand its offering and further develop its brand...

By Eugene Yiga 3 days ago

New research: Travel spend in Africa could increase by 27% in 2020
New research: Travel spend in Africa could increase by 27% in 2020

Research conducted by the Sabre Corporation has revealed that spend among African travellers could increase by 27% over the next year if they were able to move more freely within the continent, and if travel pain-points were addressed...

25 Nov 2019

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Africa hotel market Q4 2019: Why investors are going at it alone

Hotel investors across the growing sub-Sahara African market are moving towards greater control of their portfolios through outright and majority ownership...

22 Nov 2019

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5 insights into event success

According to brand experience expert and group managing director of CWDi, Samantha Gabriel, eventgoers no longer respond to a one-dimensional approach. In the information age, we're bombarded with data all the time and we're more likely to retain it if it's linked to a memorable experience...

By Samantha Gabriel 15 Nov 2019

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2019 Africa Visa Openness Index shows wins in visa restrictions across Africa

For the first time, on average, Africans can travel to approximately 27 countries visa-free or with a visa on arrival; Ethiopia moves up a record 32 places on the Index, entering the top 20 most visa-open countries in Africa.

13 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

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ACSA suspends Air Zimbabwe

Airports Company South Africa has suspended Air Zimbabwe from using its airports. The airline has not adhered to the cash basis terms for using airports owned by Airports Company South Africa...

25 Oct 2019

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700 new hotel restaurants and bars will be opened in Africa by 2025

A new study forecasts that 700 new hotel restaurants and bars will be opened in Africa by 2025, in internationally branded hotels...

3 Oct 2019

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Thomas Cook closes shop, 1000s of travellers stranded

Huge debt, online competition and geopolitical events have spelled the end for Britain's oldest travel company, Thomas Cook, leaving hundreds of thousands of holiday makers stranded around the world...

23 Sep 2019

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Wilderness Safaris Botswana launches biomonitoring programme

The initiative, which began in June this year, is an example of the company's long-held commitment to using authentic ecotourism to realise its vision of conserving and restoring Africa's wilderness and wildlife...

11 Sep 2019

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Africa Trade Week shows strong growth as international trader numbers rise

The trading week saw over 500 business from 67 countries travel to Johannesburg to be a part of multi-sectoral trade across Africa...

21 Aug 2019

Festivals can transform cities by making space for overlooked people and cultures
Festivals can transform cities by making space for overlooked people and cultures

From Cape Town to Kisumu and Greater Manchester, cities around the world are seeing the benefits of festivals that celebrate traditions and people...

By Beth Perry and Rike Sitas 16 Aug 2019

Mauritius opens up to East Africa with daily direct flights from Nairobi
Mauritius opens up to East Africa with daily direct flights from Nairobi

With intra-African tourism becoming increasingly attractive for Africa's emerging middle class - and increasingly important for African economics - island paradise, Mauritius has upped its ante to attract visitors from Kenya and East Africa with daily direct flights from Nairobi...

16 Aug 2019

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Addis Ababa leads Africa in hotel room rates

According to the most recent 12-month data from STR, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has posted Africa's highest average daily rate (ADR) of $163.79...

12 Aug 2019

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Investment from abroad a boost to Africa's online travel market

In addition to the increasing number of South Africans who connect to the Internet each year, citizens have reached a point where they are above the global average in terms of how many hours they spend online daily...

5 Aug 2019

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Seychelles crowned top island destination in Africa & Middle East

Travel + Leisure 2019 World's Best Award has named Seychelles the top island destination in Africa & the Middle East.

31 Jul 2019

3 worthwhile activities in Swakopmund, Namibia
3 worthwhile activities in Swakopmund, Namibia

Swakopmund, on the west coast of Namibia, offers a plethora of adventures that will delight any tourist...

31 Jul 2019

Angola, SA partner to grow agribusiness and ecotourism in Africa
Angola, SA partner to grow agribusiness and ecotourism in Africa

Angola, being rich in natural resources is determined to develop a strategic and strong relationship with South Africa as a business partner; as such, the two countries will be presenting opportunities for bilateral trade during the inaugural Agri-Business and Eco-Tourism Forum, Angola-South Africa...

26 Jul 2019

Natural Selection to launch new property in Namibia
Natural Selection to launch new property in Namibia

Natural Selection will open their next Namibian property, Kwessi Dune Lodge on 1 March 2020...

25 Jul 2019

ATL Forum 2019 to stimulate intra-Africa travel for economic growth
ATL Forum 2019 to stimulate intra-Africa travel for economic growth

Hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government from 27-29 August 2019, the Africa Tourism Leadership Forum and Awards will determine real priorities for economic growth through travel, tourism, hospitality, aviation and tourism infrastructure development...

24 Jul 2019

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Stronger regulation of powerful airports needed to protect consumers

The International Air Transport Association has welcomed the European Commission's evaluation of the Airport Charges Directive which highlights the need to further strengthen the Directive to protect consumers...

17 Jul 2019

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Cape Town named world's best city in Africa and the Middle East

Cape Town comes in ahead of other top tourist destinations in the region like Tel Aviv, Cairo, and Marrakesh...

12 Jul 2019

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Visa-free travel to SA extends to 7 more countries

The Department of Home Affairs has announced an addition to its visa-free countries list for travel to South Africa. Citizens of Ghana, Sao Tome and Principe, New Zealand, Cuba, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia no longer require visas to visit South Africa...

11 Jul 2019

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CTICC to host over 100 international conferences by 2026

Over 100 international conferences, which are expected to bring over 127 000 delegates to Cape Town, has been confirmed to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre up until 2026...

10 Jul 2019

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Registration open for International Tourism Film Festival-Africa 2019

The International Tourism Film Festival-Africa will be hosting its first-ever film festival in South Africa, which is set to take place in Cape Town and Northern Cape from the 20-24 November 2019...

3 Jul 2019

BON Hotels expands Namibian footprint
BON Hotels expands Namibian footprint

Bon Hotels to take over hotels in Rundu and Walvis Bay, in addition to its Swakopmund hotel...

3 Jul 2019

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Botswana bans the use of foreign currency

Botswana citizens and travellers intending to visit Botswana have been informed that from 1 August 2019 BURS (Botswana Unified Revenue Service) will no longer accept any foreign currencies as a means of payment.

3 Jul 2019

Mercer Survey: Cape Town, Joburg ranked least expensive cities in Africa
Mercer Survey: Cape Town, Joburg ranked least expensive cities in Africa

The survey includes over 500 cities throughout the world; this year's ranking includes 209 cities across five continents and measures the comparative cost of more than 200 items in each location...

1 Jul 2019

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