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#CSIMonth: 5 easy tips for travel companies to make their CSI truly matter

Every industry has a responsibility to do good. In the travel industry, and as travellers, making our travel matter is vital.

By Teresa Richardson 1 day ago

SOUTH AFRICA

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The importance of travel in 2019: How local experiences ensure sustainability

South-Africa born and Geneva-based Gavin Tollman, Global CEO of Trafalgar, shares his love of travel and what he's most excited about for its future in 2019:

By Jenna Berndt 10 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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#YouthMonth: Empowering youth in South Africa's travel industry

For South Africa's travel industry to prosper long-term, young school leavers and employees must be convinced of the many exciting opportunities and chances for skills development a career in travel will bring...

By Sam van Gool 27 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#YouthMonth: Why SA's youth is the world's best-kept secret
#YouthMonth: Why SA's youth is the world's best-kept secret

As a lover of all things travel - and the ambition to start his own business - Matt Davison, founder of Tickets and Tour, who is still young himself, has catapulted his passion, not only for the industry, but for South Africa's youth...

By Robin Fredericks 24 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#YouthMonth: Ondela Mlandu is shifting the Africa travel mindset
#YouthMonth: Ondela Mlandu is shifting the Africa travel mindset

"Has anybody ever asked you what you're passionate about and you can't help but have a glow before you respond?"

By Robin Fredericks 21 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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Keeping up with the iGenners: Reinventing travel for Gen Z

Whether you love or loathe the selfies, the "wokeness" and general thrust of Generation Z culture, the ideas, technologies and resultant change this vibrant populace of our era has ushered in, cannot be overstated...

By Odette Faling 20 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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4 incentive travel trends to keep young employees happy this #YouthMonth

There has never been a more critical time for companies to attract, retain and keep young employees happy in the workplace...

By Teresa Richardson 18 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#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

SOUTH AFRICA

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5 things you always wanted to know about your company's travel spend

Is your company still relying on Excel worksheets or - dare we say it - using pen and paper to calculate travel expenses? If so, you're not alone...

By Oz Desai 21 May 2019

AFRICA

#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

SOUTH AFRICA

The golf addiction - A course in business travel
The golf addiction - A course in business travel

Business is stressful, and stress is not something you want to flirt with. In a health-conscious world, more and more people are looking for a work-play balance that helps to ease the strain and provide food for the soul at the same time...

By Avukile Mabombo 8 Apr 2019

GLOBAL

Cape Town selected for prestigious study on global destinations
Cape Town selected for prestigious study on global destinations

Cape Town, South Africa, was selected as one of 15 top global destinations for a case study by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation and the World Tourism Cities Federation...

By Enver Duminy 12 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Futureproofing your travel for 2019
Futureproofing your travel for 2019

When the Finance Minister chooses an Aloe Ferox - that bitter, hardy and spiky indigenous species best known for its resilience in extreme climates - as a metaphor for the country's budget, you know you're in for a rather prickly year...

By Andrew Stark 11 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

The number 1 skill for travel marketers in 2019
The number 1 skill for travel marketers in 2019

For many years, content has been king when it comes to marketing travel and tourism brands. This is changing...

By Natalia Rosa 4 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Trends in local SA travel
Trends in local SA travel

South Africans are increasingly exploring their own country, which offers a diverse range of destinations and activities just a few hours' drive, or short flight, away.

By Kerry Hayes 16 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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Trends developing in Africa travel

Tourism is an organic industry, growing and changing as the needs and wants of travellers shift, and service providers adapt their offerings to meet these requirements...

By Kerry Hayes 9 Jan 2019

GLOBAL

How to target LGBT travellers
How to target LGBT travellers

Based on data from the Department of Commerce and Community Marketing Inc., the estimated annual economic impact of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) travellers is over $75bn per year in the US alone...

By Eugene Yiga 3 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Mastering the art of giving people what they want in 2019
Mastering the art of giving people what they want in 2019

Personalisation has become a buzzword in the travel industry with the rise of the digital age. As travel businesses, we are increasingly challenged to build a personal connection with the consumer or risk losing them to businesses that do.

By Teresa Richardson 13 Dec 2018

AFRICA

Africa's travel growth exceeds expectations
Africa's travel growth exceeds expectations

International tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first four months of 2018, compared to the same period last year, not only continuing the strong 2017 trend, but exceeding UNWTO's forecast for 2018...

By Enver Duminy 5 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Fostering a culture of travel among South Africans
Fostering a culture of travel among South Africans

Take a moment to consider why 10 million tourists visit South Africa's shores annually...

By Andrew Stark 7 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Careers on a cruise
Careers on a cruise

In his role as cruise director of MSC Opera and MSC Sinfonia, Stephen Cloete has been to over 65 countries around the world. He tells Eugene Yiga about his love for life (and work) at sea...

By Eugene Yiga 1 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

3 keys to unlock the heart of customer experience in travel
3 keys to unlock the heart of customer experience in travel

The brand-customer relationship is a complex one; in contemporary marketing, it's developed by data analytics, and to a large degree, relationship marketing tools such as loyalty programmes. The question is, how relevant are these programmes to the local consumer?

By Danny Bryer 30 Jul 2018

AFRICA

Africa's travel growth exceeds expectations
Africa's travel growth exceeds expectations

"Developing our relationships with other African nations will allow us to capitalise on tourism growth across the continent."

By Enver Duminy 12 Jul 2018

MALTA

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A table of economies
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A table of economies

July's 30 degree-plus temperatures and long sunny days mark the advent of the Mediterranean summer season and herald the arrival of Malta's 2.3 million tourists...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 6 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#YouthMonth: How to get a job in travel
#YouthMonth: How to get a job in travel

Natalia Rosa cites some of South Africa's leading travel professionals, and their words of wisdom on the travel industry...

By Natalia Rosa 18 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Airbnb's Chris Lehane and CiTi's Joshin Raghurb
Airbnb's authentic experiences boost local communities through technology

Airbnb's Chris Lehane and CiTi's Joshin Raghurbar took part in a conversation on how, through technology, tourism can generate new economic opportunities and authentic experiences...

By Robin Fredericks 26 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Entrepreneurs: Five tips for safe business travels across the world

Travelling safely isn't just about protecting yourself and your belongings - it's about taking the time to understand the customs and laws of your destination...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Five global retreats every entrepreneur should attend

As an entrepreneur, you're always watching for the next great conference or retreat to attend. If you love to travel and see the world, here are five ideas for your next entrepreneurial adventure...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 22 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

MSC introduces new ships, destination and MD
MSC introduces new ships, destination and MD

Not long after appointing Ross Volk to the position of managing director of MSC Cruises South Africa, the company has also announced that it will be introducing the MSC Meraviglia...

By Angie White 24 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

How to add far-flung destinations to your bucket list, without roughing it
How to add far-flung destinations to your bucket list, without roughing it

Bucket lists are notoriously fickle things. Just when you think you've got it sorted something else comes along that bumps everything else off...

By Nicci Botha 3 Apr 2017

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