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WTMA's Reigniting Africa award still open for entry
WTMA's Reigniting Africa award still open for entryArticle

Entries are open until 30 June 2021 with the winner announced during a special awards evening at Gold Restaurant during Africa Travel Week in the host City of Cape Town...

22 Apr 2021

#WTMA21: Africa Travel Week Virtual wraps on three days of travel trade success
#WTMA21: Africa Travel Week Virtual wraps on three days of travel trade successArticle

The virtual event featured a content programme with over 40-panel discussions and presentations by 170 international and Africa speakers on tourism-related trends in Africa and beyond...

12 Apr 2021

Domestic tourism to the rescue
Domestic tourism to the rescueArticle

Domestic and regional tourism is the light at the end of the tunnel, that holy grail that governments, tourism industries and stakeholders hope will ensure the sector's survival until international travel resumes...

Jenna Berndt 8 Apr 2021

WTMA21: Africa Travel Week day one highlights
WTMA21: Africa Travel Week day one highlightsArticle

Travel professionals from around the globe kicked off Africa Travel Week on 7 April 2021 with over 1,000 meetings and 15 content sessions all aimed at #MakingTravelHappenAgain...

8 Apr 2021

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#WTMA21 : How will the events industry rebalance itself beyond Covid-19?Article

The meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (Mice) industry was particularly hard hit by the pandemic. The big question is: What will the future of events look like?

Nicci Botha 7 Apr 2021

CPT Tourism launches digital visitors' guide
CPT Tourism launches digital visitors' guideArticle

Cape Town Tourism, together with the City of Cape Town, has launched its latest official visitors' guide in digital format, highlighting all the top things to do and see in the Mother City...

7 Apr 2021

The countdown to Africa Travel Week Virtual has begun
The countdown to Africa Travel Week Virtual has begunArticle

This year's Africa Travel Week, which takes place virtually this week from 7-9 April, will feature trends, insights and speakers from across the globe...

6 Apr 2021

Satsa to facilitate EC tourism transformation of ownership project
Satsa to facilitate EC tourism transformation of ownership projectArticle

Satsa's Access, Inclusivity and Diversity Committee, under the guidance of the Satsa Eastern Cape Chapter Chair, Mandisa Magwaxaza, has joined forces for good with a member association in the Eastern Cape to pioneer a Proof of Concept that will become a blueprint for sustainable transformation of ownership...

31 Mar 2021

SA claims 2nd place in domestic business travel recovery globally
SA claims 2nd place in domestic business travel recovery globallyArticle

FCM's latest white paper has revealed that although New Zealand leads the way when it comes to domestic business travel recovery, South Africa claims second place in the race to recovery, reaching up to 25% of pre-Covid travel volumes...

23 Mar 2021

Registration for Africa Travel Week Virtual now open
Registration for Africa Travel Week Virtual now openArticle

The fully-virtual Africa Travel Week, comprising World Travel Market Africa (WTMA) and International Luxury Travel Market Africa (ILTMA), is now open for registrations for media and trade.

15 Mar 2021

FCTG survey shows how Covid has changed the way South Africans travel
FCTG survey shows how Covid has changed the way South Africans travelArticle

Travellers won't book without flexible Ts & Cs and health and safety protocols in place, with the majority saying they want to travel internationally in 2021...

10 Mar 2021

ITIC, WTM Africa partnership to bolster Africa tourism investment opportunities
ITIC, WTM Africa partnership to bolster Africa tourism investment opportunitiesArticle

The International Tourism and Investment Summit's partnership with World Travel Market will leverage each companies' strengths and commitment to propel growth in travel and tourism through innovation in products, destination marketing and investment in sustainable development and infrastructure...

9 Mar 2021

Back to Level 1: Taking a phased approach to resuming corporate travel in 2021
Back to Level 1: Taking a phased approach to resuming corporate travel in 2021Article

As President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a return to Level 1 this week, there is a renewed sense of positivity in the air and the potential for new beginnings...

Oz Desai 5 Mar 2021

Digital health passport launches in South Africa
Digital health passport launches in South AfricaArticle

The user-friendly mobile app will provide support in helping to restart tourism, business, sports, events and job creation on a national level...

3 Mar 2021

Coming to Africa Travel Week Virtual 2021
Coming to Africa Travel Week Virtual 2021Article

Encompassing WTM Africa and ILTM Africa, Africa Travel Week Virtual will take place from will take place from 7 - 9 April...

1 Mar 2021

All things considered... do awards still matter?
All things considered... do awards still matter?Article

In a year in which the ground shifted seismically under our feet, where the collective travel industry is focused on survival rather than award show glory, are awards still relevant?

Linsey Schluter 15 Feb 2021

Africa Travel Week unveils 2021 roadmap to reignite travel and tourism
Africa Travel Week unveils 2021 roadmap to reignite travel and tourismArticle

WTM Africa and suite of sister shows to run as a virtual event from 7 to 9 April 2021 with a live element from 1 to 3 September during Tourism Month...

27 Jan 2021

Virtual reality and tourism in 2021
Virtual reality and tourism in 2021Article

"Virtual reality, or VR, is something that we have heard a lot about over the last few months - especially in response to Covid-19. It is becoming a big part of travel and tourism with many questions cropping up on what it looks like, how it works and, most importantly, how we can leverage it."

Chelsey Hale 25 Jan 2021

Safari company launches innovative training programme in East Africa
Safari company launches innovative training programme in East AfricaArticle

Asilia Africa has launched a new training programme in East Africa to help upskill young Kenyans and Tanzanians. The programme launches with help from US$100,000 grant from the Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries...

8 Jan 2021

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Health digitises Covid-19 screening at portsArticle

The Health Department will launch the Covid SA travel system, a digital screening platform that allows travellers to complete the required travel health questionnaire on their personal devices ahead of their arrival at ports of entry...

10 Dec 2020

Can roots tourism build social justice? A case study of travellers to Ghana provides insights
Can roots tourism build social justice? A case study of travellers to Ghana provides insightsArticle

It is a good time to ask how the travel and tourism industry has contributed to racism and how that can change...

Alana Dillette 2 Dec 2020

SA Tourism's new campaign to inspire travellers to do summer differently
SA Tourism's new campaign to inspire travellers to do summer differentlyArticle

South Africa has an unbelievable diversity of things to do and places to explore in all its nine provinces and this week South African Tourism kicks off a campaign to showcase this wide variety of tourism attraction and experiences across the country....

27 Nov 2020

New WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards category now open for entry
New WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards category now open for entryArticle

Entries are open for Reigniting Africa, a new award category in the inaugural WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards to acknowledge the most impactful, story-driven Covid-19 campaign...

17 Nov 2020

Emirates, FlySafair partner to strengthen SA travel options
Emirates, FlySafair partner to strengthen SA travel optionsArticle

The partnership will see Emirates and FlySafair offer the ease of single-ticket travel, as well as easing tagging of baggage for travellers transferring from Emirates' three gateways - Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban to FlySafair domestic points in South Africa, such as Port Elizabeth, East London and George...

16 Nov 2020

World Travel Awards announces Africa 2020 winners
World Travel Awards announces Africa 2020 winnersArticle

World Travel Awards - the global initiative to recognise and reward excellence in travel and tourism - has unveiled its Africa 2020 winners to coincide with its inaugural Africa Winners Day.

9 Nov 2020

6 simple things to consider when it comes to leveraging your website
6 simple things to consider when it comes to leveraging your websiteArticle

Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown forced many of us to embrace the world of social media and online tools like Zoom and Microsoft Teams as a means of survival...

Bianca Delport 3 Nov 2020

Wesgro, Satsa partner to showcase that the Western Cape is travel ready
Wesgro, Satsa partner to showcase that the Western Cape is travel readyArticle

Satsa and Wesgro, the Western Cape Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, recently joined forces to coordinate the Overberg and Garden Route Mega Fam which took place from 20-25 October...

29 Oct 2020

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The power of email marketingArticle

Standing the test of time, through Myspace, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and even a global pandemic, email marketing is still one of the most effective methods for reaching and engaging target audiences...

Chelsey Hale 29 Oct 2020

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The ultimate social media marketing success listArticle

In a time where physical distancing plays such a significant role in our lives, it has never been more important to connect with our customers through social media...

Bianca Delport 21 Oct 2020

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Seychelles reopens to several African countriesArticle

The authorities in Seychelles have given permission for travellers from South Africa to enter Seychelles as of Monday, 19 October 2020...

19 Oct 2020

These reminders could make or break your road trip
These reminders could make or break your road tripArticle

Having not been able to schedule a getaway during the higher levels of lockdown, some of our good holiday habits might be lacking. Brushing up on these key reminders before you set off will ensure your escape is well remembered...

Bertus Visser 13 Oct 2020

4 ways you can travel safely in 2020
4 ways you can travel safely in 2020Article

As the tourism industry gradually opens up, South Africans are keen to travel once again. But some might feel a little hesitant and uncertain about embarking upon their first trip - especially after having spent so much time at home during lockdown...

9 Oct 2020

Africa Travel Week rolls out final phase of meetings, masterclasses
Africa Travel Week rolls out final phase of meetings, masterclassesArticle

The final phase kicks off on Thursday, 8 October at 3pm with three virtual sessions focusing on digital tools and marketing...

7 Oct 2020

TBCSA calls for government consultation over inbound travel from high-risk countries
TBCSA calls for government consultation over inbound travel from high-risk countriesArticle

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa has welcomed the reopening of South Africa's international borders but has called for urgent consultation with government to understand the methodology used to define the list of high-risk countries from which leisure travellers are banned...

1 Oct 2020

Africa Travel Week secures partnership with Invest Africa
Africa Travel Week secures partnership with Invest AfricaArticle

The alliance provides a strategic platform for stakeholders to drive investment initiatives for economic recovery and development during the African Tourism Investment Summit...

23 Sep 2020

#TourismMonth: Africa Travel Week creates opportunity for businesses to rebuild market segments
#TourismMonth: Africa Travel Week creates opportunity for businesses to rebuild market segmentsArticle

In celebration of Tourism Month, Africa Travel Week has launced its Meetings & Masterclasses: a virtual offering set to keep the industry engaged and connected during the build-up to its live event at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 7-9 April 2021...

3 Sep 2020

Trade shows and travel to Africa: What South Africa's top source markets reveal
Trade shows and travel to Africa: What South Africa's top source markets revealArticle

Keen visitors from around the world are hampered by travel advisories, insurance and air access says Africa Travel Week...

Chelsey Hale 27 Aug 2020

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Table Mountain Cableway reopens in SeptemberArticle

Thanks to the easing of the national lockdown regulations, The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company is now ready to welcome local and domestic travellers from Tuesday, 1 September 2020...

24 Aug 2020

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The tourism dilemmaArticle

As the industry looks to the domestic market to save it in the short term, we have to view this market framed within the bigger picture...

Di Brown 20 Jul 2020

Travel agents go independent - ITC model on the rise in South Africa
Travel agents go independent - ITC model on the rise in South AfricaArticle

Even before the pandemic, we saw more travel agents choosing to become independent travel consultants in order to work independently from home - essentially running their own travel agency.

Chantal Gouws 16 Jul 2020

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Radisson Hotels welcomes back guests in South AfricaArticle

With the gradual ease of restrictions in South Africa, the countries Radisson Hotels are welcoming back guests and conference attendees in line with the South African government's directive...

14 Jul 2020

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SAA business rescue plan vote given green lightArticle

The Department of Public Enterprises has welcomed the judgment to strike off the roll an urgent court application by SA Airlink...

25 Jun 2020

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6 reasons why travel agents are not yet obsolete in 2020Article

Being a travel advisor has not been the most lucrative enterprise in 2020, but that doesn't mean the profession has become obsolete. On the contrary, it has never been more pertinent.

22 Jun 2020

SA travel bloggers launch platform in aid of local tourism
SA travel bloggers launch platform in aid of local tourismArticle

South African travel writers, Di Brown and Ryan Enslin have launched an innovative online platform called Virtual Bucket List.Guru, which seeks to contribute towards the medium to long term recovery of the South African domestic tourism industry...

17 May 2020

Local award winning documentary wins at WTM Africa 2020
Local award winning documentary wins at WTM Africa 2020Article

The Blood Lions campaign in conjunction with Love Africa Marketing has won 'Most Compelling Digital Story' in the inaugural African Travel Week Travel & Tourism Awards...

15 May 2020

#INTHEKNOW: Africa Travel Week launches virtual events for the tourism industry
#INTHEKNOW: Africa Travel Week launches virtual events for the tourism industryArticle

"The bite-sized brainstorming events are part of this new platform and aim to bring together the greatest minds in travel and tourism to come up with innovative solutions to some of the most difficult challenges we've ever faced."

11 May 2020

And then everything changed
And then everything changedArticle

Eugene Yiga explores how Covid-19 is impacting the travel, hospitality, and entertainment industries in South Africa...

Eugene Yiga 8 May 2020

Urgent appeal to global community to support African tourism, travel
Urgent appeal to global community to support African tourism, travelArticle

Without urgent funding, the Covid-19 crisis could see a collapse of the sector in Africa, taking with it millions of jobs...

7 May 2020

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African Travel and Tourism Awards announce 2020 finalistsArticle

The awards recognise the best of national, regional and city tourist boards and recognise outstanding private sector companies and individuals in Africa.

6 Apr 2020

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