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What does the future hold for the retail travel industry?

Jenna Berndt sits down with Sue Garrett, general manager of marketing and product at Flight Centre Travel Group, to talk about what the next 25 years will look like for the retail travel trade in South Africa...

By Jenna Berndt 22 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Travel forecast for intra-Africa travel in 2020 - Spotlight on Mozambique
#BizTrends2020: Travel forecast for intra-Africa travel in 2020 - Spotlight on Mozambique

Intra-Africa travel should be a priority for every African. While visas remain a challenge for many travellers and destinations, the good news is that air accessibility is improving - although in many cases those flights are still much too expensive...

By Natalie Tenzer Silva 21 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: Trends that will shape travel experiences in 2020

Several trends highlight that customers are moving towards self-service options, with 61% of travellers in South Africa surveyed preferring to hear about travel disruption via digital communications...

By Adrian Roodt 16 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: Waste management in the hospitality sector in 2020

Effective waste management is a universal problem that affects us all. It's the one factor we, in the hospitality industry, can collectively prevent from worsening during 2020...

By Sharmila Ragunanan 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Data dive - 3 areas of focus for digital companies
#BizTrends2020: Data dive - 3 areas of focus for digital companies

When applied correctly and ethically, data is a powerful resource in how businesses target and personalise customer interactions in the digital age...

By Odette Faling 7 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: The future of the travel agent profession

Digital has changed the face of travel, both making it easier for consumers to plan their own travel experiences and lowering the barriers of entry to the hospitality industry through apps such as Airbnb and Uber. The travel agent, the traditional middleman, has therefore been squeezed from both sides...

By Olivier Hannaert 6 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: A weak economic outlook for South Africa won't stifle business travel demand

The economic growth forecast for South Africa remains uncertain with weak investor sentiment and lingering policy uncertainty...

By Oz Desai 6 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: SA wine industry shifting gears

The South African wine industry is entering a new phase of repositioning, consolidation and reinvestment. Although challenges such as climate change, shifts in production and demand and financial pressures are expected to continue into 2020, it has led to the industry becoming more streamlined, focused and adaptable...

By Rico Basson 6 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: 5 South African tourism trends to watch in 2020

Many global megatrends, that will have an impact on the South African tourism industry, have already been identified. These include the rising importance of technology and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, flight shaming and the rise of carbon-neutral trips and the rise of Bleisure...

By Martin Jansen van Vuuren 6 Jan 2020

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

Food in the hospitality industry: Why sourcing it locally matters
Food in the hospitality industry: Why sourcing it locally matters

As the desire for fresh local food continues to grow, farm-to-table dining is set to become an even more significant 2019 trend in the hospitality industry...

By Sharmila Ragunanan 23 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: A Proptech (R)evolution
#BizTrends2019: A Proptech (R)evolution

It's no secret that technology has revolutionised much of our lives. Why then, is the property rental journey still the same as it was 100 years ago?

By Daniel Levy 22 Jan 2019

#BizTrends 2019: 2019, a year to reconnect, revitalise and re-engage
#BizTrends 2019: 2019, a year to reconnect, revitalise and re-engage

The buzzword for 2018 was conscious travel. People were interested in carbon footprint, contributing to communities and supporting local economies. The buzzword for 2019 is "Transformative Holidays"...

By Olivier Hannaert 21 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Put the 'human' back into corporate travel in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Put the 'human' back into corporate travel in 2019

Robots might be rumoured to take over the world in the future, but for now - in 2019 - the corporate travel landscape is about to get a whole lot more 'human'...

By Oz Desai 16 Jan 2019

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

#BizTrends2019: Why rent when you can buy?
#BizTrends2019: Why rent when you can buy?

Investing in owned media to promote your travel brand...

By Natalia Rosa 16 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Top consumer/business trends in aviation for 2019
#BizTrends2019: Top consumer/business trends in aviation for 2019

Using Air France-KLM (AFKLM) and its performance, as a global airline, as a benchmark against which we measure consumer and business trends...

By Wouter Vermeulen 15 Jan 2019

#BizTrends 2019: What is the key to a successful tourism sector in Africa?
#BizTrends 2019: What is the key to a successful tourism sector in Africa?

The quick answer is sustainability, that is both environmental and economic sustainability...

By Tim Smith 14 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

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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

#BizTrends2019: What's the future of aviation in Africa?
#BizTrends2019: What's the future of aviation in Africa?

African airlines are faced with challenges and competition just like most other airlines in the world...

By Abel Alemu 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 8 travel trends we can expect to see in 2019
#BizTrends2019: 8 travel trends we can expect to see in 2019

From 2018, we carry forward the anti-plastic movement; our concerns about over tourism; the ever more natural choice of sustainable travel; and the important need to establish animal rights in tourism. But beyond that, what travel trends can we expect to see in 2019?

By Dawn Jorgensen 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The Good Life: South Africans seek quality travel experiences
#BizTrends2019: The Good Life: South Africans seek quality travel experiences

Teresa Richardson, managing director of The Travel Corporation South Africa, identifies overseas and domestic trends that are influencing South African travel decisions and how this will impact travel patterns in 2019 and beyond...

By Teresa Richardson 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: What the hospitality sector should stay on top of for 2019
#BizTrends2019: What the hospitality sector should stay on top of for 2019

As part of Bizcommunity's BizTrends series, Sharmila Ragunanan, hospitality expert and group marketing manager for Dream Hotels & Resorts, dishes on hotel trends that will make the traveller experience even more exciting in 2019, and other industry developments that lie ahead.

By Sharmila Ragunanan 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Redirecting an economy, a tourism imperative for 2019
#BizTrends2019: Redirecting an economy, a tourism imperative for 2019

Trends in tourism tend to speak towards hot destinations or new patterns of exploration; and, while those are always happening, there's an overarching trend that will influence how South Africans experience travel in 2019...

By Avukile Mabombo 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Trends in wine and food tourism
#BizTrends2019: Trends in wine and food tourism

The swinging doors to kitchen culture were first held open by celebrity chefs like Julia Child and Jamie Oliver. For the tourism industry, it was the travel documentary style of Rick Stein and Anthony Bourdain that beamed travel to exotic locations, and Cornwall, into our lounges...

By Marisah Nieuwoudt 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 3 reasons why South African tourism is primed to surge forward, and how data can help
#BizTrends2019: 3 reasons why South African tourism is primed to surge forward, and how data can help

In October of 2018, I had the tremendous pleasure of keynoting the Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference held at Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch, and here was my most salient takeaway from the experience...

By Cathy Huyghe 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The 8 travel trends you need to know for 2019
#BizTrends2019: The 8 travel trends you need to know for 2019

The global travel industry is experiencing a fundamental change to the way in which travel is sold and how the traveller is served. At Amadeus, we actively observe travel trends so our customers and partners, and ourselves, can innovate and create better journeys for all.

By Gilles Trantoul 7 Jan 2019

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

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