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#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

Getting your healthy on in Franschhoek
Getting your healthy on in Franschhoek

Think Franschhoek. Think wine and food. Right? After all this dorpie at the foot of Africa is true to its Gallic heritage of joie de vivre. But what if you're looking for other, a tad less indulgent, options?

By Nicci Botha 25 Apr 2019

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#BizTourismReport: An analysis of Africa's tourism market for April 2019

Welcome to the first #BizTourismReport for Africa...

By Martin Jansen van Vuuren 23 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: Keith Jenkins on how best to harness influencer marketing in travel
#WTMA19: Keith Jenkins on how best to harness influencer marketing in travel

For influencer marketing to continue to grow and perform, it needs to return to its roots of honesty and authenticity says iambassador founder and CEO Keith Jenkins...

By Ruth Cooper 23 Apr 2019

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

Welcome to the #BizTourismReport for South Africa compiled by Martin Jansen van Vuuren, co-founder and director of Futureneer Advisors. This will be the first in a monthly series of articles to provide market intelligence on the tourism industry in South Africa...

By Martin Jansen van Vuuren 16 Apr 2019

#DistellInterHotelChallenge: Q&A w/ Annette Kesler and Chania Morritt-Smith
#DistellInterHotelChallenge: Q&A w/ Annette Kesler and Chania Morritt-Smith

We chat to the creative duo and business partners of Showcook, Annette Kesler and Chania Morritt-Smith, the masterminds behind the Distell Inter Hotel Challenge...

By Juanita Pienaar 15 Apr 2019

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

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

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Cape Town's Bloubergstrand is South Africa's most Instagrammable place

After South Africa was crowned as the fifth most Instagrammable country in the world earlier this month by Big Seven Travel, a long list of places that put it on the map has now been published...

By Andy Walker 24 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Tourism the golden ticket to job creation
#BizTrends2019: Tourism the golden ticket to job creation

In a country where over six million people are unemployed, it is no wonder that job creation has been the hot topic...

By Andrew Stark 22 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The role of data in sustainable tourism
#BizTrends2019: The role of data in sustainable tourism

Will we see a time coming when tourists will simply slip on a headset and travel without leaving their homes?

By Enver Duminy 14 Jan 2019

We ain't no first world wannabe: Making our mark as a developing city
We ain't no first world wannabe: Making our mark as a developing city

Leigh Dawber shares her five top insights on how we are making our mark on the global stage...

By Leigh Dawber 14 Jan 2019

Africa's travel and tourism top 2018 highlights
Africa's travel and tourism top 2018 highlights

Africa's travel and tourism industry continued to record impressive growth in the past year. The continent hit a 63 million high in international tourist arrivals in 2017, as compared to 58 million in 2016...

By Josephine Wawira 14 Jan 2019

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Growth of African tourism as industry remains resilient

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation's Zurab Pololikashvili shares his insights with Josephine Wawira on the growth of Africa's tourism sector...

By Josephine Wawira 31 Dec 2018

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The soft silence of Tokyo

Imagine you are in a city of close to 15 million people. You are walking down a large street. It is a lot like 5th Avenue in New York. For a couple of seconds, you are happily staring at one of the beautiful window displays. You turn around and your child is gone...

By Damon Stapleton 12 Dec 2018

Automation in the travel industry: Build lasting customer relationships
Automation in the travel industry: Build lasting customer relationships

Airlines, hotels and other hospitality companies are turning to automated services to remove the bottlenecks that have traditionally stood in their customers' way...

By Chantel Troskie 6 Dec 2018

The evolving role of the DMO in optimising tourism opportunities
The evolving role of the DMO in optimising tourism opportunities

No matter what your reasons are for travelling, be it business or leisure, chances are you are joining the majority of visitors who research, plan, pay for and enjoy visits to destinations...

By Enver Duminy 4 Dec 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Invest in stone
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Invest in stone

The Maltese have a saying - invest in stone - which means put your money into property...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 26 Oct 2018

Fuelling the fires of the tourism economy
Fuelling the fires of the tourism economy

Behind the scenes in tourism, an epic struggle is taking place...

By Enver Duminy 22 Oct 2018

Google Street View to heavily impact Kenya's tourism sector
Google Street View to heavily impact Kenya's tourism sector

Technology. A constant component that progressively weathers challenges of e-commerce evolution in every industry...

By Josephine Wawira 22 Oct 2018

Use of innovative technology in designing diverse tourism products
Use of innovative technology in designing diverse tourism products

Investment in new technology provides the tourism sector with opportunities for novelty, aimed at providing a platform for designing new and tangible tourism products...

By Josephine Wawira 12 Oct 2018

Transforming the tourism industry into a women's world
Transforming the tourism industry into a women's world

There might be significant representation of women in the tourism industry as a whole, but it is clear that this is not being seen at top levels. Women continue to struggle to reach senior management in corporate tourism...

By Velma Corcoran 25 Sep 2018

#TourismMonth: Surge of the digital travel consumer
#TourismMonth: Surge of the digital travel consumer

Digitalisation is increasingly seen to empower travel consumers especially those seeking diversification and personalisation for a remarkable experience...

By Josephine Wawira 18 Sep 2018

The tourism industry will have to put up a tough fight amid the recession
The tourism industry will have to put up a tough fight amid the recession

"The word "recession" is an abstract one; it sounds quite depressing, if not terrifying, but its reality is a harsh one that we must face."

By Enver Duminy 10 Sep 2018

Book into a farm cottage for a getaway that brings you nearer to nature
Book into a farm cottage for a getaway that brings you nearer to nature

Agritourism or farm stays is a growing hospitality sector and the reasons why are clear: better bang for the buck and an opportunity to be nearer to nature...

By Brian Berkman 6 Sep 2018

Tourism becomes the world's third-largest export sector, generating $1.6tn in 2017
Tourism becomes the world's third-largest export sector, generating $1.6tn in 2017

International tourist arrivals grew 7% in 2017, the highest increase since 2010...

By Josephine Wawira 5 Sep 2018

#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

#WomensMonth: Maira Koutsoudakis on building a luxury lifestyle brand
#WomensMonth: Maira Koutsoudakis on building a luxury lifestyle brand

Maira Koutsoudakis is the CEO of the Life Group of Companies, a luxury lifestyle and hospitality specialist, which she owns and operates with her husband and business partner, engineer John Koutsoudakis...

By Eugene Yiga 28 Aug 2018

Increased investment in security, soaring Kenya's tourism
Increased investment in security, soaring Kenya's tourism

Kenya's tourism industry is increasingly driving exports and providing foreign exchange, earning the country tourism expenditures of about $1.2bn in 2017. This represented a 20% increase from approximately $989m in 2016...

By Josephine Wawira 27 Aug 2018

Disruptive tech driving transformation in tourism
Disruptive tech driving transformation in tourism

The world as we know it is changing, with technology disrupting how we explore the global village...

By Enver Duminy 23 Aug 2018

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