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Impacting lives through sustainable tourism and transformation

With the gradual easing of border restrictions around the world and as countries slowly start welcoming tourists back, it goes without saying that Covid-19 has been particularly devastating on the tourism sector...

By Sisa Ntshona 29 Jul 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

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The importance of reliable data to reposition South Africa's tourism industry

Reliable data and the smart analysis of it are key to steering the tourism industry through this time of uncertainty. But more than that, it is the blueprint for building a better road in the future and repositioning the tourism industry for sustainable success...

By Emily Djock 28 Jul 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Hats off (and masks on) to those on the frontline of local tourism
Hats off (and masks on) to those on the frontline of local tourism

In an industry that serves almost 1,5 million of the economically active population in South Africa, and in an economy that was already ailing before the onset of Covid-19, the stakes couldn't be higher...

By Ryan Enslin 27 Jul 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

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#IamSafe2Travel: Being a responsible traveller will safeguard our tourism industry

Tourism needs us to visit and support local businesses. Let's activate our "local is lekker" vibe and do it by tapping into our rainbow nation stamina that has successfully seen us through so much before. But we must do it responsibly...

By Di Brown 22 Jul 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

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The tourism dilemma

As the industry looks to the domestic market to save it in the short term, we have to view this market framed within the bigger picture...

By Di Brown 20 Jul 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Pitch perfect or tone deaf, how are you talking to your clients?
Pitch perfect or tone deaf, how are you talking to your clients?

There will be no return to normal...

By Di Brown 27 May 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

#LockdownLessons: We need to plan, re-prioritise tourism for a new post-Covid-19 reality
#LockdownLessons: We need to plan, re-prioritise tourism for a new post-Covid-19 reality

We chat to Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism as he shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how Cape Town Tourism is navigating these unusual times...

By Robin Fredericks 26 May 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

#LockdownLessons: Covid-19 impact on the tourism sector
#LockdownLessons: Covid-19 impact on the tourism sector

Covid-19 has been devastating for the tourism sector around the world and South Africa and the rest of Africa are no exception. There will be a significant negative impact on our sector at all levels in the short to medium term...

By Sisa Ntshona 21 May 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

And then everything changed
And then everything changed

Eugene Yiga explores how Covid-19 is impacting the travel, hospitality, and entertainment industries in South Africa...

By Eugene Yiga 8 May 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Load shedding and its effect on SA's tourism industry
Load shedding and its effect on SA's tourism industry

Enver Duminy, CEO of CapeTownTourism comments on the effect of load shedding on South Africa's tourism industry...

By Enver Duminy 12 Dec 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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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

SOUTH AFRICA

#TourismMonth: Bleisure is booming - The time for blending business and leisure is now
#TourismMonth: Bleisure is booming - The time for blending business and leisure is now

Like most industries, travel has its fair share of insider expressions and "bleisure" is right up there with "staycation", "babymoon" and "voluntourism" in the trade's glossary of peculiar portmanteaus. Even if the term prompts a few eye rolls from buzzword-loathing individuals, bleisure makes a convincing case for the growing number of business travellers...

By Odette Faling 12 Sep 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#WomensMonth: Gaby Gramm talks resilience, perseverance and coping with challenging situations
#WomensMonth: Gaby Gramm talks resilience, perseverance and coping with challenging situations

Gaby Gramm, managing director and owner of LuxTravelEx lets us in on her EHL School of Hospitality - Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne schooling, what it's like being a woman marketer and what the Southern Africa's luxury hospitality industry can do to improve...

By Robin Fredericks 20 Aug 2019

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#AfricaTourismReport: An analysis of Tanzania's tourism market for July 2019

The first article provided an overview of tourism in Africa with this article focusing on Tanzania...

By Martin Jansen van Vuuren 2 Aug 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTourismReport: SA tourism market analyses for July 2019
#BizTourismReport: SA tourism market analyses for July 2019

The STR and ACSA data for the first six months of 2019 shows positive trends...

By Martin Jansen van Vuuren 25 Jul 2019

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#BizTourismReport: Africa's tourism market for June 2019

The first article provided an overview of tourism in Africa with this article focusing on Botswana...

By Martin Jansen van Vuuren 27 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#AfricaMonth: How technology keeps business travellers safe in Africa
#AfricaMonth: How technology keeps business travellers safe in Africa

Travel in Africa can be challenging and even risky at times. However, technology is helping to mitigate these issues...

By Oz Desai 30 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTourismReport: Africa's tourism market for May 2019
#BizTourismReport: Africa's tourism market for May 2019

The first article provided an overview of tourism in Africa with this article focusing on Namibia...

By Martin Jansen van Vuuren 27 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTourismReport: SA tourism market analyses for May 2019
#BizTourismReport: SA tourism market analyses for May 2019

This is a monthly series of articles to provide market intelligence on the tourism industry in South Africa...

By Martin Jansen van Vuuren 22 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#Indaba2019: Indaba unveils giant mural
#Indaba2019: Indaba unveils giant mural

The giant mural, which was unveiled by the South African Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, was created by four artists and represents Durban as well as broader South African society.

By Danette Breitenbach 6 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#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

SOUTH AFRICA

How to build a corporate culture for your remote team
How to build a corporate culture for your remote team

Did you know that almost 80% of knowledge workers worldwide work at least one day of each week remotely? By 2020, analysts expect that more than 1,3-billion people will work remotely...

By Dorine Reinstein 20 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Top African tourism countries and their perspectives
Top African tourism countries and their perspectives

Tourism is becoming one of the most important economic sectors for many African countries. According to TINA Magazine, the top ten African countries received more than 37 million visitors in 2018 which means the whole continent might be looking into a more exciting and brighter future of tourism...

By Melissa Burns 31 Jan 2019

AFRICA

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Africa receives 5% of international arrivals

Africa's travel and tourism industry continues to record impressive growth over the years. In 2017, the continent hit a 63 million high in international tourist arrivals as compared to 58 million in 2016...

By Josephine Wawira 20 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Targeting Chinese tourists along their customer journey
Targeting Chinese tourists along their customer journey

Dr Berenice Pendzialek, a Chinese outbound tourism specialist, speaks to Eugene Yiga about China's technological trends and how to connect with Chinese tourists along different touchpoints of the customer journey...

By Eugene Yiga 4 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#WomensMonth: Meet Megan Arendse, a woman who's playing a significant role in Mice tourism
#WomensMonth: Meet Megan Arendse, a woman who's playing a significant role in Mice tourism

In celebration of #WomensMonth, we chat to Megan Arendse, convention centre manager of Sun International's flagship resort, Sun City about what it means to be a woman in the MICE industry, the challenges she has faced and her message for Women's Month.

By Robin Fredericks 30 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

International spotlight on fair and inclusive tourism shines on Cape Town
International spotlight on fair and inclusive tourism shines on Cape Town

As part of Cape Town Tourism, CEO Enver Duminy has been asked to participate in the UNWTO Global Summit in Seoul, Korea in September 2018. He's been tasked with sharing on the topic of fair and inclusive tourism. Here are the points he'll be addressing, based on his own initiatives and goals...

By Enver Duminy 16 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The summer of your smile

Malta International Airport (MIA) has published its traffic results for June 2018. Passenger movements were up by 14.6% over the previous June. It proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that summer here is a thing.

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 20 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Authentic African experiences with Tented Adventures
Authentic African experiences with Tented Adventures

Wynand Du Toit saw a gap in the tented safari market and approached Jonathan Cohen with the idea of starting a backpacker tented camp in the Pilanesberg. Together they raised funds and with a lot of hard work, the idea became a reality...

By Cari Coetzee 1 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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#AfricaMonth: Taking some time out in Africa

While travel into some parts of Africa very firmly remains in the "business trip" category, travellers who decide to extend their business trip may be surprised at the leisure opportunities available on the continent...

By Ryan Potgieter 30 May 2018

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