OR Tambo no longer accepts irregular shaped bags
OR Tambo no longer accepts irregular shaped bags

New rules for checking in bags of irregular shape and size will be applied at OR Tambo International Airport from as of 25 March 2019. As per the International Air Transport Association (IATA) guidelines, the rules are aimed at preventing blockages and breakdowns in the baggage handling system caused by bags that do not have any flat surfaces or that have long straps or grips.

3 hours ago

Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitation
Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitation

By efficient management, the sustainable exploitation of resources in oceans, seas, lakes and rivers - also known as the blue economy - could contribute up to $1.5tn to the global economy.

By Ruth Waruhiu 6 hours ago

How can African hospitality effectively adopt new hotel technology?
How can African hospitality effectively adopt new hotel technology?

Africa's potential continues to grow as several countries experience a boom in tourism, development and investment, however, although hotel technology development is gaining traction across the globe, Africa's hospitality industry is still lagging somewhat in its uptake.

3 days ago

New report: Bots, AI, wearables, VR to create billion-dollar savings in tourism
New report: Bots, AI, wearables, VR to create billion-dollar savings in tourism

Latest research from Colliers International, in partnership with ATM 2019, reveals potential multi-billion dollar savings for the tourism industry thanks to the impact of disruptive technologies such as IoT, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR) and wearable technology.

20 Mar 2019

How to build a corporate culture for your remote team
How to build a corporate culture for your remote team

Did you know that almost 80% of knowledge workers worldwide work at least one day of each week remotely? By 2020, analysts expect that more than 1,3-billion people will work remotely.

By Dorine Reinstein 20 Mar 2019

Africa's Travel Indaba 2019 introduces first ever Green Stand Awards
Africa's Travel Indaba 2019 introduces first ever Green Stand Awards

For the first time, the Africa Travel Indaba will introduce the Green Stand Awards to award exhibitors who go that extra "green" mile to build and design stands that are environmentally and socially sustainable between 2 and 4 May 2019 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre (Durban ICC), KwaZulu-Natal.

20 Mar 2019

Nederburg included in World's Most Admired Wine Brand top 50 list
Nederburg included in World's Most Admired Wine Brand top 50 list

For the fourth consecutive year, Nederburg has been included in the top 50 list of The World's Most Admired Wine Brands by UK-based publication, Drinks International. The results were announced during an awards evening at Steigenberger Park Hotel in Düsseldorf in Germany. The ceremony also served as the inaugural party for ProWein 2019 - the top international trade fair for wine and spirits, which concludes today, 19 March.

19 Mar 2019

6 fun things to do in Worcester
6 fun things to do in Worcester

Not to be confused with its British namesake, the Western Cape's Worcester is more than a mini metropole. Located a mere 90-minute drive from Cape Town on the N1 towards Johannesburg, it's a gateway to an ever-widening range of attractions.

19 Mar 2019

Mike Croucher
How cloud can be used to meet the changing demand in digital travel

Travellers now have a wide range of options when it comes to planning their trips. While it might have once been common to visit your local travel agent to plan a trip after seeing a neighbour's vacation snaps, it's now more likely that vacation pictures on social media are leading someone to browse for a getaway online. People can perform their own search and use a travel-booking website to compare the vast amount of options available.

By Mike Croucher 19 Mar 2019

Cape Town welcomes first-ever pintxos bar
Cape Town welcomes first-ever pintxos bar

When I drink a well-deserved cocktail or two or indulge in a few glasses of wine after a gruelling 9-5 I get snacky, like very snacky - friends can attest to the fact that I'm always angling to order some nibbles with our drinks - so I'm pretty excited that Cape Town has recently opened a pintxos bar.

By Ruth Cooper 18 Mar 2019

How far can tech steer business traveller behaviour and safety?
How far can tech steer business traveller behaviour and safety?

Where there are rules, there are always those who try to break, ignore or circumvent them. Business travel is no different. Rogue business travellers - those who book on their own and tend to flaunt the 'rules' - are causing serious concern for travel managers.

By Nicole Adonis 18 Mar 2019

Sheraton marks guest experience transformation with new logo design
Sheraton marks guest experience transformation with new logo design

Marriott International's Sheraton Hotels & Resorts has unveiled a new logo paying homage to its past, depicting its vision for the future. The new design will appear across all collateral and websites from April 2019.

18 Mar 2019

Boeing 737 Max: Air safety, market pressures and cockpit technology
Boeing 737 Max: Air safety, market pressures and cockpit technology

In just five short months, two Boeing 737 Max 8 airliners crashed, killing a total of 346 passengers and crew members. Both occurred shortly after take-off, and the similarities between the two catastrophes raised fundamental questions about the aircraft's safety. It was grounded by nation after nation, with only Canada and the United States holding out. Finally, they too halted flights on March 13.

By Oihab Allal-Chérif 18 Mar 2019