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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

Rebooting conferencing will require confidence
Rebooting conferencing will require confidenceArticle

While many are marvelling at the ease by which business meetings and even conferences have quickly segued onto an online platform, the general longing to return to the traditional ways of holding these has not left entirely, and the industry will return, say experts in the field...

23 Jul 2020

#Covid19: Procure Travel Africa postponed until 2021
#Covid19: Procure Travel Africa postponed until 2021Article

"South Africans and South African companies are, and always have been, resilient but the reality is that we have no real knowledge of how the virus will develop."

19 Mar 2020

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#MeetingsAfrica: Why Africa's diversity gives it a competitive edgeArticle

Africa has the ability to be a serious contender in the MICE industry...

25 Feb 2020

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KZN to stake its claim as Africa's MICE and bleisure tourism destinationArticle

"There is a large market of travellers who come for business but extend their stay by a few extra days in order to explore the country...We want these 'bleisure' delegates to come to KwaZulu-Natal where we have, not only the finest business events venues and infrastructure but also culture, nature and wildlife."

24 Feb 2020

Meetings Africa's BONDay to provide educational sessions for attendees
Meetings Africa's BONDay to provide educational sessions for attendeesArticle

Attendees will learn more about new industry trends which have the potential to contribute to the growth of their businesses...

21 Feb 2020

AAXO Roar names WTM Africa best overall exhibition for 2019
AAXO Roar names WTM Africa best overall exhibition for 2019Article

The AAXO ROAR Awards are aimed at acknowledging and recognising excellence in the exhibition industry and are judged on successful exhibition strategies incorporating marketing, public relations, operations and activation...

5 Feb 2020

#Indaba2019: Indaba unveils giant mural
#Indaba2019: Indaba unveils giant muralArticle

The giant mural, which was unveiled by the South African Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, was created by four artists and represents Durban as well as broader South African society.

Danette Breitenbach 6 May 2019

#Indaba2019: Tourism key to Africa's growth
#Indaba2019: Tourism key to Africa's growthArticle

In 2018, 67 million international tourists visited Africa, a growth of 7% - more than the global average of 6% - and 8.5% of Africa's GDP, supporting 24 million jobs, and/ or 6.7% of all jobs on the continent...

Danette Breitenbach 6 May 2019

Event buyer tips on the benefits of booking an arena venue
Event buyer tips on the benefits of booking an arena venueArticle

To many, arenas are the place to go to see your favourite band or sporting team play. However, increasingly arenas are becoming the 'hidden gem' of the business events world...

24 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: How tourism became an economic saving grace in sub-Saharan Africa
#WTMA19: How tourism became an economic saving grace in sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

A growing number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa have started looking to tourism as a viable option for revenue generation...

Maroefah Smith 17 Apr 2019

Durban named host city for 2019 Africa Tourism Leadership and Awards
Durban named host city for 2019 Africa Tourism Leadership and AwardsArticle

Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau has been announced as the host of this year's Africa Tourism Leadership Forum and Awards, from 29 to 30 August 2019...

16 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: A wrap on three days of tourism business success
#WTMA19: A wrap on three days of tourism business successArticle

With new connection, continent-building deals and a sense of excitement about where African travel and tourism is headed, the final day of World Travel Market Africa 2019 ended its three days of travel trade on a high note...

15 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: Keith Jenkins on what travel influencers are getting right and wrong
#WTMA19: Keith Jenkins on what travel influencers are getting right and wrongArticle

According to iambassador founder and CEO Keith Jenkins, marketing influencers in the travel industry are either executing their content mind-blowingly well or mind-bogglingly bad...

Maroefah Smith 12 Apr 2019

Cape Town exhibitors dominate #MeetingsAfrica 2019 Green Stand Awards
Cape Town exhibitors dominate #MeetingsAfrica 2019 Green Stand AwardsArticle

The Meetings Africa 2019 Green Stand Awards seek to recognise exhibitors who go that extra "green" mile to build and design stands that are environmentally and socially sustainable...

27 Feb 2019

#MeetingsAfrica: Growing South Africa's inbound tourism
#MeetingsAfrica: Growing South Africa's inbound tourismArticle

South African Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona, and Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom meets 16 hosted journalists from around the world to discuss the health of South Africa's tourism industry and how the country intends to grow it...

27 Feb 2019

#MeetingsAfrica: Collaboration is key to growing MICE tourism in Africa
#MeetingsAfrica: Collaboration is key to growing MICE tourism in AfricaArticle

Day one of Meetings Africa 2019 saw regional and local speakers share knowledge during the aptly named BONDay, or Business Opportunity Networking Day, on a variety of topics affecting the business events industry...

26 Feb 2019

CTICC achieves ISO 22000 accreditation
CTICC achieves ISO 22000 accreditationArticle

"Ensuring that our staff is comprehensively trained in the requirements of ISO 22000 is of critical importance."

5 Feb 2019

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Cape Town nominated as world's leading festival, events destinationArticle

The City of Cape Town, recognised as the Events Capital of Africa, has been nominated as World's Leading Festival and Events Destination at the 2018 World Travel Awards, set to take place at the Pátio da Galé, in Lisbon, Portugal, on 1 December 2018...

17 Oct 2018

WTM Africa launches dedicated hosted buyer programme for international exhibitors
WTM Africa launches dedicated hosted buyer programme for international exhibitorsArticle

"This programme will ensure that out outbound international exhibitors can arrange appointments with potential hosted buyers in advance that are actively selling travel, accommodation and experiences to the African market."

12 Sep 2018

#WomensMonth: Meet Megan Arendse, a woman who's playing a significant role in Mice tourism
#WomensMonth: Meet Megan Arendse, a woman who's playing a significant role in Mice tourismArticle

In celebration of #WomensMonth, we chat to Megan Arendse, convention centre manager of Sun International's flagship resort, Sun City about what it means to be a woman in the MICE industry, the challenges she has faced and her message for Women's Month.

Robin Fredericks 30 Aug 2018

2019 YPO Edge, Global Leadership Conference is Cape Town bound
2019 YPO Edge, Global Leadership Conference is Cape Town boundArticle

Cape Town has been selected as the host of the 2019 YPO Edge and Global Leadership Conference (GLC) taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in March 2019...

22 Aug 2018

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#Indaba2018: Tourism's time in the spotlightArticle

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...

Danny Bryer 9 May 2018

Tsogo Sun adds StayEasy to Mozambique portfolio
Tsogo Sun adds StayEasy to Mozambique portfolioArticle

Tsogo Sun Hotels has announced the addition of a new offshore hotel property StayEasy Maputo to its portfolio - this is the third hotel for the group in Mozambique...

16 Apr 2018

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UCI Mountain Bike World Cup series 2018 to boost Cape's tourism coffersArticle

Cycling events in the Cape already boost the economy to the tune of more than R1bn per annum, and 2018 will see the UCI World Cup series kick off the season in Stellenbosch for the first time...

Danny Bryer 27 Feb 2018

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#MeetingsAfrica: All that Africa has to offerArticle

Wowing the world with what Africa has to offer. That is the purpose of Meetings Africa...

Danette Breitenbach 6 Feb 2018

City of Cape Town gives CTICC site expansion thumbs up
City of Cape Town gives CTICC site expansion thumbs upArticle

The City of Cape Town's executive mayor, Patricia de Lille has conducted the final site inspection of the Cape Town International Convention Centre's (CTICC 2) expansion before contractors hand over the building...

7 Sep 2017

David Germain, Director: Africa and America's Seychelles Tourism Board and Amanda Lang, marketing manager, Alphonse Island.
Speed networking at the Seychelles RoadshowArticle

We caught up with the director for Africa and America's Seychelles Tourism Board and marketing manager for Alphonse Island at the Seychelles Roadshow, to find out more about MICE services and its positioning within the Seychelles...

Robin Fredericks 23 Jul 2017

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Cruising for conferencesArticle

Over the past six years, the segment catering for business MICE within the worldwide cruising business has grown over 300 percent...

14 Jul 2016

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