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Rethinking tourism so the locals actually benefit from hosting visitors

The future of tourism depends on ensuring visitors do not wear out their welcome. Giving locals more of a say in tourism can help ensure they share in the benefits and minimise the costs...

By Freya Higgins-Desbiolles 1 day ago

#AfricaMonth: Africa's top leisure destinations for business travellers
#AfricaMonth: Africa's top leisure destinations for business travellers

Intra-Africa travel should be a priority for every South African...

By Jenna Berndt 21 May 2019

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VFS Global to roll out new Italy Visa Application Centres in SA, Botswana

VFS Global has been awarded the contract to provide Italy visa services in South Africa and Botswana, and will roll out six new Italy Visa Application Centres in Johannesburg, Durban, Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Polokwane and Gaborone...

15 May 2019

Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy
Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy

African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy...

10 May 2019

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W Hospitality names Radisson Blu Africa's fastest growing hotel

Radisson Blu has for a second year in a row, secured the leading position as the hotel brand with the most hotels under development and the most hotel deals in its pipeline in Africa...

9 May 2019

African airlines see 2.1% rise in demand for passenger travel
African airlines see 2.1% rise in demand for passenger travel

The International Air Transport Association has announced its global passenger traffic results for March 2019 showing that demand rose by 3.1%, compared to the same month a year ago...

9 May 2019

Hilton expands footprint, debuts four properties in Africa
Hilton expands footprint, debuts four properties in Africa

Many of these properties represent first-in-country openings for Hilton Garden Inn and for the Hilton enterprise as a whole, including Botswana, Zambia and Uganda...

6 May 2019

#Indaba2019: Tourism key to Africa's growth
#Indaba2019: Tourism key to Africa's growth

In 2018, 67 million international tourists visited Africa, a growth of 7% - more than the global average of 6% - and 8.5% of Africa's GDP, supporting 24 million jobs, and/ or 6.7% of all jobs on the continent...

By Danette Breitenbach 6 May 2019

#ATMDubai: Machine learning, artificial intelligence will revolutionise the way you do business
#ATMDubai: Machine learning, artificial intelligence will revolutionise the way you do business

Technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) have the potential to transform the hospitality and travel sectors...

2 May 2019

Getaway names Victoria Falls one of Africa's best holiday destinations
Getaway names Victoria Falls one of Africa's best holiday destinations

South Africa travel magazine, Getaway has named Victoria Falls, Great Zimbabwe and Mana Pools National Park among Africa's 30 Best Holidays in its April 2019 edition. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, took first place in Getaway's Best Natural Wonders category, while Great Zimbabwe took second place...

2 May 2019

TPConnects launches IATA NDC-based SaaS software for global travel agents
TPConnects launches IATA NDC-based SaaS software for global travel agents

TPConnects SaaS-based solution addresses the current problem of 99% of the travel agents lacking their own digital assets...

2 May 2019

Radisson Hotel Group signs three hotels to enter Madagascar
Radisson Hotel Group signs three hotels to enter Madagascar

The Radisson Hotel Group has signed an agreement with Groupe Talys, for three hotels to enter Madagascar, namely the Radisson Blu Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront, Radisson Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront and Radisson Serviced Apartments Antananarivo City Centre...

30 Apr 2019

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Qatar Airways strengthens ties with Amadeus to maximise revenue, improve customer experience

Last summer, the aviation industry set a new record, with over 200,000 aircraft taking to the skies every day. In a competitive marketplace, airlines are looking for the right technology that enables them to deliver memorable experiences for their customers...

26 Apr 2019

New study reveals top trends in online payments in MENA
New study reveals top trends in online payments in MENA

In the fourth quarter of 2018, the approval rate rose by 5.1% bringing MENA's rate just 3% behind the rest of the world. Due to the high transaction value in the travel industry, card approval rates have seen a slower growth rate than other industries...

By Fundisiwe Maseko 25 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

Event buyer tips on the benefits of booking an arena venue
Event buyer tips on the benefits of booking an arena venue

To many, arenas are the place to go to see your favourite band or sporting team play. However, increasingly arenas are becoming the 'hidden gem' of the business events world...

25 Apr 2019

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#ATMDubai: IATA forecasts Africa will increase its aviation potential by 2040

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) projects that the African continent will become one of the fastest growing aviation regions within the next 20 years, with an average annual expansion rate of almost 5%...

24 Apr 2019

Forbes Travel Guide to open new office in Cape Town
Forbes Travel Guide to open new office in Cape Town

"Forbes Travel Guide has been verifying luxury for more than 60 years, and we look forward to sharing the finest properties in the region with consumers."

24 Apr 2019

WTMA19: Marketing minimalism, do less, but do it better
WTMA19: Marketing minimalism, do less, but do it better

Day one of World Travel Market Africa 2019 saw Natalia Rosa, director promotions division for Big Ambitions, take us back to basic travel marketing principles; sharing how to build and roll out the right marketing strategy for your brand...

By Robin Fredericks 16 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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Emirates launches new campaign with original anthem for Africa

Emirates has launched a new pan-African brand advertising campaign that celebrates the talented 'pioneers' who are rewriting the narrative of Africa and presents an original anthem for Africa...

10 Apr 2019

Ecotourism operators in Africa join forces to effect conservation change
Ecotourism operators in Africa join forces to effect conservation change

&Beyond, Conservation Travel Foundation by Ultimate Safaris, Singita and Wilderness Safaris, in partnership with the Lion Recovery Fund, have joined forces to launch the Lionscape Coalition initiative...

10 Apr 2019

Marriott expected to add 19 properties to its Middle East, Africa portfolio
Marriott expected to add 19 properties to its Middle East, Africa portfolio

Marriott estimates its development pipeline through 2023 represents up to $8bn of investment from property owners and is expected to generate over 20,000 new jobs across the region...

8 Apr 2019

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Zim hoteliers indulge in price gouging

The Zimbabwean government have called hoteliers out after some of Bulwayo's top hotels and lodges hiked their rates by as much as 350% ahead of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF)...

5 Apr 2019

#Indaba2019: To boost tourism, Africa needs to change its narrative
#Indaba2019: To boost tourism, Africa needs to change its narrative

Africa's Travel Indaba media launch, which was held at The Plant Venue Co., Durban on 3 April 2019, provided the opportunity South Africa's tourism industry to tell their success stories...

4 Apr 2019

Map of Africa unveiled, set to boost local SA tourism economy
Map of Africa unveiled, set to boost local SA tourism economy

The symbolism of the map pays homage to the African continent and boasts a circumference of 30 metres...

29 Mar 2019

2019 Henley Passport Index: Top global passports revealed, SA improves ranking
2019 Henley Passport Index: Top global passports revealed, SA improves ranking

South Africa has ranked 51st on the 2019 Henley Passport Index, occupying third place in sub-Saharan Africa...

29 Mar 2019

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Budget travelling is not just good for your pocket, but for the environment too

While it is a fun, educative venture, travelling can also be costly. You want to see the world and visit your favourite tourist sites but you're low on funds, so what's the best way to go about it?

By Martin Tvede Larsen 28 Mar 2019

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New travel show for Vox Africa

Vox Africa has launched a new travel show hosted by UK comedian Eddie Kadi...

26 Mar 2019

OR Tambo no longer accepts irregular shaped bags
OR Tambo no longer accepts irregular shaped bags

New rules for checking in bags of irregular shape and size will be applied at OR Tambo International Airport. The rules are aimed at preventing blockages and breakdowns in the baggage handling system...

25 Mar 2019

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