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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

#DI2020: Designing new plant-forward African cuisine with Selassie Atadika
#DI2020: Designing new plant-forward African cuisine with Selassie Atadika

Ghanaian experiential chef, Selassie Atadika, started her Design Indaba presentation by asking the audience to close their eyes and think of food they enjoy...

By Angie White 28 Feb 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

Here are all South Africa's Blue Flag beaches for the 2019/20 season
Here are all South Africa's Blue Flag beaches for the 2019/20 season

Sixty-four Blue Flags were awarded at the 2019/20 launch of South Africa's Blue Flag season, including 45 beaches, nine marinas and 10 sustainable tourism boats across South Africa...

By Sindy Peters 24 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

#CreativeMornings: How 18 Gangster Museum is lifting others as it rises in Khayelitsha
#CreativeMornings: How 18 Gangster Museum is lifting others as it rises in Khayelitsha

Wandisile Nqeketho is the CEO and founder of 18 Gangster Museum, a social enterprise based in Khayelitsha that targets at-risk youth in the community, drawing their attention to the perils of gangsterism...

By Sindy Peters 3 Sep 2019

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Sustainable and responsible tourism practice is the travel industry's responsibility

Olivier Hannaert, the MD of Club Med Southern Africa explores the impact of travel on the planet and the environment, and what travel brands can do to ensure their destinations are environmentally sustainable...

By Olivier Hannaert 1 Aug 2019

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#CSIMonth is every month in travel and tourism

While July may be the month where we remember to give back to others, when it comes to the travel and tourism industry, every day is an opportunity to contribute to the sustainability of the planet's people, places, wildlife and natural resources...

By Natalia Rosa 22 Jul 2019

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Budget travelling is not just good for your pocket, but for the environment too

While it is a fun, educative venture, travelling can also be costly. You want to see the world and visit your favourite tourist sites but you're low on funds, so what's the best way to go about it?

By Martin Tvede Larsen 28 Mar 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

5 tips to travel more sustainably while in Africa
5 tips to travel more sustainably while in Africa

Africa today is not yet affected by overtourism, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't travel more sustainably...

By Martin Tvede Larsen 12 Dec 2018

Fancourt is not only fancy, but sustainable too
Fancourt is not only fancy, but sustainable too

As the big black entrance gates open and you drive through the lush, tree-lined avenue, you are transported to a different world. This is the heritage of Henry Fancourt White which dates back to the mid-1800s...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 Oct 2018

The art of upcycling, recycling and smart hospitality
The art of upcycling, recycling and smart hospitality

There are many novel ways in which hotels and restaurants can upcycle, recycle and reduce waste - a theme that can be adopted by businesses as part of a holistic sustainability strategy...

By Avukile Mabombo 13 Sep 2018

A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market
A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market

The Pantry Market, offering ethically produced, sustainable products in a plastic-free zone, is the newest neighbour on the Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank's art and design district...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Jul 2018

Good things happen in 3s - just ask Groot Constantia
Good things happen in 3s - just ask Groot Constantia

Friday the 13th is a bit of an urban legend, eerie day for many. I remember my great-grandmother refused to set a foot out of bed on Friday the 13th. Perhaps she had a good reason...

By Ilse van den Berg 23 Jul 2018

How sporting events like the 2018 FIFA World Cup has benefited Africa
How sporting events like the 2018 FIFA World Cup has benefited Africa

We chat with Tim Smith, managing partner at HVS Consulting to find out more about how sporting events like the 2018 FIFA World Cup has benefited the African continent and its tourism industry...

By Robin Fredericks 13 Jul 2018

Africa's travel growth exceeds expectations
Africa's travel growth exceeds expectations

"Developing our relationships with other African nations will allow us to capitalise on tourism growth across the continent."

By Enver Duminy 12 Jul 2018

Ensuring the sustainability of sustainable tourism
Ensuring the sustainability of sustainable tourism

"Our role as tourism professionals is to ensure the sustainability of sustainable tourism. That is, we're to ensure that all of the principles are built into the foundations of what we're doing and that every strategy we have for business growth and development recognises this..."

By Danny Bryer 12 Jun 2018

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#Indaba2018: Experiential tourists embracing sustainable tourism

Resistance to the negative impact of tourism, such as price inflation, is rising across the world. Simultaneously, tourists are getting off the bus as the trend towards experiences grows...

By Danette Breitenbach 17 May 2018

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#Indaba2018: Tourism's time in the spotlight

Indaba is a tourism trade B2B affair, but tourism in the African context is closely linked to infrastructural development within the individual countries that make up the continent...

By Danny Bryer 9 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The rise of Nigeria - why we should be paying attention to this travel market
#AfricaMonth: The rise of Nigeria - why we should be paying attention to this travel market

There's an energy and dogged determination one feels when visiting Nigeria for the first time. It's that palpable can-do, roll-up-your-sleeves, hurry-up-and-wait atmosphere that is simply intoxicating...

By Natalia Rosa 8 May 2018

#WTMA18: Experiencing the wild with Aquila Safaris
#WTMA18: Experiencing the wild with Aquila Safaris

Aquila Safaris in association with World Travel Market Africa invited us to get a taste of its own brand of wild during an overnight stay. Just two hours' drive from Cape Town, this gem of natural beauty welcomed us to its vibrant and breathtaking surrounds which could easily leave anyone in awe...

By Robin Fredericks 3 May 2018

#WTMA18: How small travel and tourism companies can market themselves effectively
#WTMA18: How small travel and tourism companies can market themselves effectively

Day one of WTM Africa 2018 saw Big Ambitions director of promotions, Natalia Rosa, share her insights into marketing for small tourism and travel companies...

By Robin Fredericks 24 Apr 2018

Sustaining hospitality: Embracing the Industrial Revolution 4.0
Sustaining hospitality: Embracing the Industrial Revolution 4.0

It's essential that the tourism industry embraces the Industrial Revolution 4.0 to accommodate the digital advances that will make sustainability a reality...

By Enver Duminy 29 Mar 2018

Seven reasons tourism needs major events
Seven reasons tourism needs major events

With the Cape, Johannesburg and Durban all in various degrees of water shortages, the industry needs more than a Get Well card, and events are what will see us on the road to recovery...

By Danny Bryer 19 Mar 2018

How the President Hotel plans to defeat Day Zero
How the President Hotel plans to defeat Day Zero

With the drought holding sway in Cape Town, both consumers and businesses have had to find ways to preserve water and Cape Town's luxury hotels are no exception...

By Cari Coetzee 27 Feb 2018

Peter Hayward (owner) and Celia du Preez (production executive), Hayward’s Grand Safaris.
On a Grand Safari with Peter Hayward

What we have proved with tents in the last 27 years is that you definitely don't need bricks and mortar to have an experience...

By Cari Coetzee 12 Feb 2018

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#MeetingsAfrica: Sharing the benefits of tourism

The importance of Meetings Africa in terms of its contribution to the macro-economy of the country cannot be underestimated. "It serves to boost tourism revenue while driving employment."

By Danette Breitenbach 6 Feb 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: Hospitality trends set to dominate 2018
#BizTrends2018: Hospitality trends set to dominate 2018

It's that time of year when businesses examine what's forecast for the next year. As competitors in a growing tourism and hospitality market, we need to be driving the trends rather than reacting as late adopters...

By Avukile Mabombo 17 Jan 2018

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