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#BizTrends2021: Finding purpose and wellbeing through travel
#BizTrends2021: Finding purpose and wellbeing through travel

So what will travel look like in 2021 and going forward? One is understandably hesitant to make any confident predictions apart from the most obvious one being that 2021 will most likely continue to be a very difficult year for the global travel and tourism sector. If I had to highlight a few travel trends for the coming year and beyond, these would stand out...

By Mariette du Toit-Helmbold 6 Jan 2021

7 outdoor adventure activities in Plett and Knysna
7 outdoor adventure activities in Plett and Knysna

Now that the lockdown levels have eased and the travel ban to South Africa has lifted, both locals and overseas visitors can start planning their December holiday trips in the country. Plettenberg Bay and Knysna along the Garden Route in the Western Cape are great holiday destinations for outdoor adventures...

By Ruth Cooper 17 Nov 2020

#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Policy uncertainty is halting the recovery of SA's tourism sector
#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Policy uncertainty is halting the recovery of SA's tourism sector

"Instituting policy certainty is important - we should be able to ensure that people understand that when they arrive in South Africa, that they won't face confusion at airports and many other different places where tourism takes place," said Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, CEO of TBCSA.

By Robin Fredericks 16 Oct 2020

How to explore the wild at the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
How to explore the wild at the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

The Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in the Little Karoo has plenty on offer when it comes to exploring the wild...

By Di Brown 30 Sep 2020

Trade shows and travel to Africa: What South Africa's top source markets reveal
Trade shows and travel to Africa: What South Africa's top source markets reveal

Keen visitors from around the world are hampered by travel advisories, insurance and air access says Africa Travel Week...

By Chelsey Hale 27 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: V&A Waterfront's Tinyiko Mageza sees opportunity everywhere
#WomensMonth: V&A Waterfront's Tinyiko Mageza sees opportunity everywhere

Tinyiko Mageza talks us through her serendipitous career journey, the women who have shaped her growth, and how the V&A aims to drive meaningful impact while adapting to the pandemic...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Aug 2020

Putting people first to restore traveller confidence
Putting people first to restore traveller confidence

Consistent with the message of our government, South African Tourism's key message since the Covid-19 outbreak, has been to put the preservation of human life at the centre of our response to the pandemic...

By Sisa Ntshona 3 Aug 2020

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

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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

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

#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

#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

#LockdownLessons: Adapting to the 'new normal' will remain a priority for the foreseeable future
#LockdownLessons: Adapting to the 'new normal' will remain a priority for the foreseeable future

We chat to Tim Cordon, Radisson Hotel Group's senior area vice president for Africa and Middle East to find out more about how Covid-19 has impacted the Group during these unusual times...

By Robin Fredericks 18 May 2020

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The world of digital in uncertain times

With few warning signs, and in a mind-bending and staggering short space of time, the human species, in a fight for survival, has been jolted into a state of isolation and social distancing...

By Mike van Eck 14 May 2020

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

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#LockdownLessons: Green is the new luxury - Q&A with travel writer Dawn Jorgensen

Travel writer and earth advocate Dawn Jorgensen shares her #LockdownLessons and predictions on how travel will shift to a more authentic, climate-friendly and sustainable focus post Covid-19...

By Ruth Cooper 29 Apr 2020

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Experience design thinking: A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world [Part 3]

Start practising the art of outside-in innovation. Pretty soon you'll see things that aren't reflected in research documents or analytics data...

By Simon de Haast 29 Apr 2020

Odette Faling, CEO, Travelcheck
#LockdownLessons: Travelling towards a post-virus world

Odette Faling, CEO at Travelcheck, shares the lessons learned when her 10-month-old online travel agency was hit hard by the Covid-19 travel bans around the world...

By Odette Faling 29 Apr 2020

#LockdownLessons: Dream today, visit Treedom Villas tomorrow
#LockdownLessons: Dream today, visit Treedom Villas tomorrow

#TheLockdownSeries: Debbie Nortje, founder and managing director of Treedom Villas and Vardos, shares how Covid-19 has impacted this dream destination...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 Apr 2020

Preparing for a post-Covid-19 era in the tourism industry
Preparing for a post-Covid-19 era in the tourism industry

Our world has been turned upside down by the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. It calls for innovation and smart solutions as we brace ourselves for the economic and social impact of the outbreak and the much needed social isolation...

By Mariette du Toit-Helmbold 25 Mar 2020

Shark cage diving: Science and sustainable tourism in Gansbaai
Shark cage diving: Science and sustainable tourism in Gansbaai

My entire generation's perception of sharks is coloured by Jaws, the '70s blockbuster movie about a giant great white that terrorises an American coastal holiday spot. So I was perversely intrigued by the notion of a close encounter with these creatures with a shark cage dive...

By Nicci Botha 2 Mar 2020

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#OrchidsandOnions: Gumtree gets it right - again

Latest ads take a jab at current generation's obsession with celebs, stuff and Fomo...

By Brendan Seery 25 Feb 2020

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Tourism trends for 2020: Africa to dominate the landscape

When it comes to growth relating to where travellers want to spend their holidays in 2020 and beyond, Africa will remain the world's top performer...

By Guy Stehlik 27 Jan 2020

Winning ads featured in this week's Orchids and Onions column...
#OrchidsandOnions: 1 Stop gets it spot on

Winners: SAB's 'How about none for the road?' ad hits the mark, too. Aussie ad for sperm donation, 'All hands on d*ck', stands out, but would be banned here...

By Brendan Seery 14 Jan 2020

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

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Grande Provence: Where heritage and umami meet

The first thing that strikes you about Grande Provence is the tranquillity that not even a gaggle of tourists disembarking from a rumbling tractor can ruffle...

By Nicci Botha 24 Oct 2019

#TourismMonth: SA's got tourism talent
#TourismMonth: SA's got tourism talent

Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane recently took to the majestic slopes of the Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal to officially launch Tourism Month 2019...

By Sindy Peters 29 Aug 2019

8 top winter activities in Cape Town
8 top winter activities in Cape Town

Cape Town is surprisingly busy during the colder months with loads of great deals and happenings to get you off the couch and out and about...

By Enver Duminy 19 Aug 2019

#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

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