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#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 20 hours ago

#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

#WTMA18: Six trends driving growth and change in African tourism
#WTMA18: Six trends driving growth and change in African tourism

Each region is different and coping with different tensions. Mature economies have been struggling to maintain positive growth, and emerging markets have had their own challenges to deal with...

By Cari Coetzee 3 May 2018

2018 hospitality IoT trends: Creating a home away from home
2018 hospitality IoT trends: Creating a home away from home

There's a seismic shift happening in the hospitality industry, forcing businesses to take their wireless infrastructure beyond just offering free Wi-Fi, to enabling next-generation guest journeys. Here are the four most important IoT and wireless trends for the coming year...

By Pieter Engelbrecht 8 Feb 2018

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Travel and hospitality trends to dominate in 2018

Various tech solutions, diversification of services by hotels, and the surge of millennial travel are just some of the highlights that marked 2017. The question is, will these continue to dominate in 2018?

By Josephine Wawira 26 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Top trends for hotel investors in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Top trends for hotel investors in 2018

Today's hotel developers are under constant pressure to 'future-proof' their respective hotel projects. We see this translate into the function and style of hotels under development, as well as those hotels that have recently commenced operations across the continent...

By Michelé de Witt 25 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Alternative payment methods gaining ground in corporate travel
#BizTrends2018: Alternative payment methods gaining ground in corporate travel

Sometimes necessity is the mother of invention, and sometimes invention is spurred by convenience. Business travellers increasingly use not one or two, but three or four different payment mechanisms throughout the duration of their trip...

By Pascalle Albrecht 25 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Entrepreneurs redefine SME business travel
#BizTrends2018: Entrepreneurs redefine SME business travel

Jetlag, tasteless in-flight meals and 2pm hotel check-ins can hardly be considered hardships when you've been clocking 16-hour days to grow your SME business. So, what's trending in the world of travel management in the SME realm?

By Ryan Potgieter 24 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Three trends travel suppliers should take note of in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Three trends travel suppliers should take note of in 2018

With South Africans having to work even harder for their money, they will likely be a lot more cautious, and deliberate, about what type of travel they will be spending their hard earned money on.

By Olivier Hannaert 23 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Visa openness the key to unlocking Africa's economy
#BizTrends2018: Visa openness the key to unlocking Africa's economy

While many parts of the world grapple with conversations around closing borders, there are murmurs of the opposite in Africa, a region renowned for its lack of visa openness and one that could see prosperity and growth if the barriers to travel were consciously broken down...

By Oz Desai 23 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Four trends making their mark on the future of travel
#BizTrends2018: Four trends making their mark on the future of travel

As with other industries, tourism and travel are enjoying the integration of a number of new and emerging technologies, which are poised to create enhanced user experiences throughout the travel lifecycle...

By Eran Feinstein 22 Jan 2018

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In-the-moment-marketing: The lucrative hunting grounds for hoteliers

Let's face it. Traditional marketing methods are increasingly becoming obsolete at the speed of the internet revolution. On the other hand, smart technologies are creating immense opportunities that hotel brands can leverage for more cost-efficient guest acquisition...

By Joseph Neusu 19 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Unpredictable travel data? Challenge accepted
#BizTrends2018: Unpredictable travel data? Challenge accepted

Collecting data remains a challenge and turning it into relevant and useful insights is a greater challenge still. We see this as a unique opportunity for the professional travel management company to deliver true value...

By Euan McNeil 19 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Travel trends for youth travellers
#BizTrends2018: Travel trends for youth travellers

These are the top trends that will drive youth and millennial travellers in 2018...

By Kelly Jackson 18 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Travellers looking for more bang for their travel buck
#BizTrends2018: Travellers looking for more bang for their travel buck

Value and service continue to remain high up on the agenda for South Africans when it comes to both corporate and leisure travel...

By Andrew Stark 18 Jan 2018

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