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4 trends that will disrupt the status quo of corporate travel
4 trends that will disrupt the status quo of corporate travel

Oz Desai, General Manager Corporate Traveller, shares his views on how the next decade will challenge the status quo of corporate travel in South Africa...

By Oz Desai 10 Feb 2020

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Personalising the unique traveller experience through AI

The greater the pool of data, the more potential it has for valuable business insights, particularly in industries like travel where the spotlight is increasingly shining on personalisation...

By Adrian Roodt 24 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 2020's top 7 travel trends and predictions
#BizTrends2020: 2020's top 7 travel trends and predictions

Trends in travel and tourism, much like trends in other sectors, tend to come and go. Different destinations and experiences enjoy their moment in the sun before a new trend catches on. For 2020, however, we see more subtle changes in the way travellers are thinking, and it might just change how we travel forever...

By Teresa Richardson 23 Jan 2020

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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

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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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South Africans should work together to make the country a destination of choice

The tourism sector is one that has managed to demonstrate great resilience despite a less than favourable economic climate...

By Jerry Mabena 9 Jan 2020

What to do in a motor vehicle accident? Stay calm!
What to do in a motor vehicle accident? Stay calm!

Getting involved in a motor vehicle accident is a daunting and unpleasant experience. But what should you do if you have been involved?

By Naresh Maharaj 7 Jan 2020

Tintswalo Atlantic, a magical getaway by the seashore
Tintswalo Atlantic, a magical getaway by the seashore

If you have ever wondered what magic feels like, you wouldn't have to wonder any longer once you visit the picturesque Tintswalo Atlantic, situated in Hout Bay, along Chapman's Peak Drive...

By Robin Fredericks 9 Dec 2019

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#EntrepreneurMonth: Local website OverHere is redefining the way people travel

As South Africans plan for their December holidays, they can rely on new features in a completely free-to-use website developed by a Pretoria-based entrepreneur, Leon Schnell, founder of OverHere.co.za...

By Robin Fredericks 25 Nov 2019

The online revolution is cultivating customer confusion
The online revolution is cultivating customer confusion

Since OTAs make it difficult to tell the difference between hotel rooms and sectional title ones, guests may be disappointed in what they get for their money. This leads to negative customer experiences and bad reviews for the hotel.

By Theresa Prins 30 Oct 2019

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Are relaxed visa regulations enough to turn the tourism industry around?

It's no secret that in light of the current South African climate in general, there are serious commitments needed from our government to turn around not only the nation's perception of South Africa, but the world's...

By Guy Stehlik 28 Oct 2019

TheLAB: High-tech, eco-friendly accommodation in the Robertson Wine Valley
TheLAB: High-tech, eco-friendly accommodation in the Robertson Wine Valley

TheLAB has opened one of their signature high-tech, eco-friendly guesthouses at the Rodendal Winery in Robertson...

By Ruth Cooper 16 Oct 2019

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What's driving South Africa's guided holiday trend?

More than ever, travellers are looking for holidays that will give them the most value for money and tick their travel wish lists and needs...

By Jenna Berndt 14 Oct 2019

Leadwood Manor House at Tala Collection Game Reserve is ideal for celebrations
Leadwood Manor House at Tala Collection Game Reserve is ideal for celebrations

If you've not yet secured a venue for your year-end function or next milestone celebration, you might just be in luck with Leadwood Manor House...

By Chelsey Hale 10 Oct 2019

Samara: a charming safari destination for discerning travellers
Samara: a charming safari destination for discerning travellers

Just seconds after our entry into Samara Private Game Reserve, after a bumpy 15km dirt road journey to the main gate, we were met by a tower of elegant giraffe purposefully gazing at us as if they were about to blurt out a greeting...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Oct 2019

Celebrate spring in the lap of luxury at The Manor House
Celebrate spring in the lap of luxury at The Manor House

Each year around the start of September, the Garden Route undergoes an almost magical transformation. The days get a little warmer, the landscape is painted with hundreds of shades of green, and new flowers burst from the ground...

By Chelsey Hale 25 Sep 2019

Family travel in 2019 and trends to tap into this #TourismMonth
Family travel in 2019 and trends to tap into this #TourismMonth

September is Tourism Month in South Africa. Just ahead of the peak family travel season, it's an ideal time for businesses to be promoting domestic tourism and to encourage a culture of travel among locals...

By Sharmila Ragunanan 13 Sep 2019

Is affiliate marketing entrepreneurship's dark horse? Pro performance marketer David Hart shares his journey
Is affiliate marketing entrepreneurship's dark horse? Pro performance marketer David Hart shares his journey

From Zando in fashion to Faithful to Nature in natural foods, there are a bunch of local affiliate programmes with appealing prospects for budding entrepreneurs. Low start-up costs and an increasingly connected world are as good reasons as any to investigate the potential of affiliate marketing to build a viable income...

By Russell Jarvis 13 Sep 2019

#TourismMonth: Fall in love at the Drakensberg
#TourismMonth: Fall in love at the Drakensberg

Full disclosure: I was born and raised in KwaZulu-Natal, so the province already holds a special place in my heart. Few things get me right in the feels like going home...

By Sindy Peters 9 Sep 2019

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#WomensMonth: Female leaders in travel share their secrets for success

In celebration of Women's Month this August, three accomplished female leaders from South Africa's travel and tourism industry share some of their stories and advice for other female employees and leaders...

By Jenna Berndt 21 Aug 2019

Boutique glamping at Africamps at Pat Busch
Boutique glamping at Africamps at Pat Busch

With 10 boutique sites around South Africa, Africamps is surely leading the way when it comes to a glamping holiday in South Africa...

By Ruth Cooper 21 Aug 2019

#StartupStory: Zeelo launches in South Africa
#StartupStory: Zeelo launches in South Africa

Zeelo, the shared transportation service, has launched in South Africa - it's first overseas market after the UK...

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 Aug 2019

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Why city escapes are taking centre stage

When the travel bug bites its traditionally a beach, berg or bush destination for most travellers. But seeking out the thrill of the urban city vibe and enticing nightlife holds its own unique appeal...

By Shaun Lamont 5 Aug 2019

3 unique accommodation options in the Western Cape
3 unique accommodation options in the Western Cape

Appealing to a range of budgets and within several hours' drive of Cape Town, you can either sleep in a stationary train or a gypsy wagon or catch your dreams in a tepee or regenerate in a pod...

By Shellee-Kim Gold 18 Jul 2019

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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 17 Jul 2019

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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

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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

#YouthMonth: 4 African travel adventures for all generations
#YouthMonth: 4 African travel adventures for all generations

It doesn't matter your age; we all love a good travel adventure. This #YouthMonth, we seek out incredible experiences to have in Africa that are perfect not only for Generation Z and millennials but all ages...

By Jenna Berndt 27 Jun 2019

#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

The Westin Cape Town's City Art Run wends its way through The Waterfront
Wellness, The Westin way

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle takes discipline and commitment in the best of circumstances. Trying to do so while travelling for business or pleasure is even more of a challenge...

By Nicci Botha 24 Jun 2019

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