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Kirby Gordon, chief marketing officer, FlySafair
How to subsidise your holidayArticle

If I asked you to think of ways you might contribute to the country's economy, jumping on a flight to your favourite holiday destination might not be the first thing that comes to mind...

Kirby Gordon, 20 Apr 2021

There's never been a better time to travel, South Africa
There's never been a better time to travel, South AfricaArticle

With international travel restrictions limiting the number of foreign visitors, locals have a unique opportunity to travel South Africa without the crowds...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 14 Apr 2021

Top touristy things to do in Cape Town, Joburg and Durban
Top touristy things to do in Cape Town, Joburg and DurbanArticle

South Africans are spoilt for choice when it comes to local travel; our cities have so much to offer and explore. With the lockdown moving to Level 1 and a long weekend approaching, now is the perfect time to be a tourist in your city.

25 Mar 2021

Adaptability is vital for the recovery of the South African hospitality sector
Adaptability is vital for the recovery of the South African hospitality sectorArticle

Covid-19 has taken its toll on South Africa's hospitality industry, but there is still light at the end of the tunnel. Kevin Burley, group operations director at ANEW Hotel & Resorts, shares his expertise on industry trends for the next 12 months and adapting to the new normal...

Kevin Burley 16 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

Travel locally now, you'll be so glad you did
Travel locally now, you'll be so glad you didArticle

With international travel off the cards right now, more South Africans are discovering why millions of tourists head south every year. Why go anywhere else when you've got it all right here?...

Issued by SA Airlines 2 Mar 2021

4 reasons South Africans are loving local getaways
4 reasons South Africans are loving local getawaysArticle

According to RoomRaccoon, occupancy at boutique hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses across SA is steadily rising, thanks to locals...

25 Feb 2021

10 reasons why a family safari is one of the best escapes from Covid-19 right now
10 reasons why a family safari is one of the best escapes from Covid-19 right nowArticle

John Holley founder and director of Iconic Africa shares 10 reasons why a family safari is one of the best escapes from Covid-19 right now.

John Holley 24 Feb 2021

10 reasons to visit Kruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge in the Kruger National Park
10 reasons to visit Kruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge in the Kruger National ParkArticle

Kruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge, which sits suspended over the Sabie River in the Kruger National Park, recently opened its doors. The hotel is a must-visit destination for several reasons.

15 Feb 2021

South Africa's airlines look to local travellers for support
South Africa's airlines look to local travellers for supportArticle

The travel industry is in dire straits the world around after almost a year of strict travel restrictions that has seen casualties across the board. Now, SA airlines are turning inward to try and save their businesses by sweetening the deal for local travellers...

Issued by SA Airlines 9 Feb 2021

Homemakers distribution figures reach all-time high
Homemakers distribution figures reach all-time highArticle

With so many publishers closing their doors in 2020, it seemed that the print magazine industry was on the heavy decline. This was not true for the 39-year-old Homemakers publication. Their massive distribution reach of 290,000 has put them in a league of their own...

Issued by HOMEMAKERS 22 Jan 2021

The post-Amps landscape: play it as it lies
The post-Amps landscape: play it as it liesArticle

Mining South Africa's rich vein of marketing and media data to ensure meaningful and addressable media buying and planning decisions...

Issued by Ebony+Ivory 20 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Finding purpose and wellbeing through travel
#BizTrends2021: Finding purpose and wellbeing through travelArticle

So what will travel look like in 2021 and going forward? One is understandably hesitant to make any confident predictions apart from the most obvious one being that 2021 will most likely continue to be a very difficult year for the global travel and tourism sector. If I had to highlight a few travel trends for the coming year and beyond, these would stand out...

Mariette du Toit-Helmbold 6 Jan 2021

What the adjusted Level 3 regulations mean for your travel plans
What the adjusted Level 3 regulations mean for your travel plansArticle

Supporting South Africa's measures under the recently implemented adjusted Level 3 Covid-19 regulations, the Flight Centre Travel Group addresses questions from travellers on how these will affect their holiday plans...

31 Dec 2020

Facebook launches online city guide for Johannesburg
Facebook launches online city guide for JohannesburgArticle

Facebook has launched its "JoziPlug Community Guide", making Johannesburg the first city in Africa to join the global community guides initiative...

Wiehahn Diederichs 28 Dec 2020

What's in store for South Africa's travel sector this December?
What's in store for South Africa's travel sector this December?Article

Lee-Anne Bac and Christelle Grohmann, directors in Advisory Services at BDO go into detail on what can be done this December to start boosting the tourism sector...

Lee-Anne Bac and Christelle Grohmann 3 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

With December around the corner, are South Africans ready to travel again?
With December around the corner, are South Africans ready to travel again?Article

And most importantly, is the travel industry prepared for the country's peak holiday season? Kirby Gordon, CMO of FlySafair, looks at how the industry is rebuilding customer confidence in travel and tourism...

Kirby Gordon 13 Nov 2020

Standard Bank records surge in digital payments adoption
Standard Bank records surge in digital payments adoptionArticle

Consumers shied away from cash and gravitated towards digital payment solutions during the national lockdown, according to statistics from Standard Bank's card division...

4 Nov 2020

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Emirates expands its reach into Southern AfricaArticle

Emirates and Airlink have announced an interline agreement, widening Emirates' reach into Southern Africa as countries begin opening their borders for travellers...

20 Oct 2020

The ins and outs of travel to SA during the pandemic
The ins and outs of travel to SA during the pandemicArticle

South Africa is ready to welcome back international travellers to its shores. Yet, considering the country's strict coronavirus controls, don't expect all plain sailing when you visit...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 9 Oct 2020

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Lufthansa's regular SA flight schedule now fully operationalArticle

The first Lufthansa flight carrying holidaymakers and business travellers from Germany landed this morning, Thursday, 8 October...

8 Oct 2020

E-commerce should buoy SA's Black Friday 2020 sales
E-commerce should buoy SA's Black Friday 2020 salesArticle

While not expected to show the same growth as previous years, retail mega-event Black Friday could still help local retailers struggling to make up lost lockdown revenue...

30 Sep 2020

How to maintain your vehicle for safe driving in times of Covid-19
How to maintain your vehicle for safe driving in times of Covid-19Article

Car maintenance and adhereing to Covid-19 protocols are vital to those that are relying on their vehicle to travel during the pandemic...

11 Sep 2020

5FM's Nick Hamman kicks off '5Drive' Heritage Tour
5FM's Nick Hamman kicks off '5Drive' Heritage TourArticle

Nick Hamman has embarked on his annual 5Drive Heritage Tour. Now in its fourth year, the 5FM presenter uses the tour to travel around the country during Heritage Month...

7 Sep 2020

South African interprovincial travel soars after restrictions are lifted
South African interprovincial travel soars after restrictions are liftedArticle

It's been a long haul for South Africa as we've struggled to flatten the curve and still keep going somehow. Now, with the recent lifting of many restrictions, people are heading out in their numbers to enjoy everything the country has to offer...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 3 Sep 2020

Safari lodges offer clean air and open spaces as travel reopens
Safari lodges offer clean air and open spaces as travel reopensArticle

At last, travel restrictions are starting to ease and domestic leisure travel is on the cards once again. Find out what the future could hold for SA tourism...

Issued by SA Airlines 3 Sep 2020

Adapting your offering from 'new' to normal
Adapting your offering from 'new' to normalArticle

The business of accommodation is changing radically as the travel industry begins to emerge from the global event that has reshaped our lives over the first half of 2020. The quicker establishments adapt to new expectations from travellers, the faster the sector will move from 'new' to normal, says Guy Stehlik of BON Hotels...

Guy Stehlik 25 Aug 2020

The struggles of a local travel startup
The struggles of a local travel startupArticle

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the tourism industry has been brought to a standstill leaving this entrepreneur with limited options.

Evan-Lee Courie 6 Aug 2020

The importance of travelling locally
The importance of travelling locallyArticle

Clinton Thom, general manager of Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, pens why the local industry will need locals to support them as much as possible...

Clinton Thom 28 Jul 2020

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The world needs conscious travellersArticle

Perhaps never before has there been a more apt time to celebrate conscious living...

Sue Garrett 22 Jul 2020

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New report: SA's local travel industry in for a bumpy rideArticle

Cape Town Tourism has presented its Consumer Impact Report, which reflects that even once travel opens up and despite a desire to travel, it's going to take a while to recover as consumers have little to no disposable income to use on leisure travel...

16 Jul 2020

Webinar: Gauteng Tourism Authority reignites sector confidence
Webinar: Gauteng Tourism Authority reignites sector confidenceArticle

As a first step towards reaffirming solidarity and the gradual and eventual reopening of the tourism sector, the Gauteng Tourism Authority launched its first webinar in a four-part series of targeted engagements...

19 Jun 2020

South Africa tops travellers' post-Covid wishlists
South Africa tops travellers' post-Covid wishlistsArticle

Where will you be heading on your first post-Covid travel adventure? Research shows that most people will be going south when this all blows over...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 17 Jun 2020

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Lufthansa completes successful repatriation flight from Cape TownArticle

In addition, the flight also carried South African nationals that were permitted by the embassy to enter their intended destination for the purpose of work, study, to take up permanent residency or to receive medical treatment abroad...

9 Jun 2020

Mark Havercroft
Hospitality industry bears the brunt of the black swan event that is Covid-19Article

The hospitality industry will arguably be economically the sector hardest hit by Covid-19 across the globe. Recovery is achievable and will be quicker than most expect, says Mark Havercroft, regional director for Africa for the International hotel group Minor Hotels...

Mark Havercroft 26 May 2020

#TourismStrong: Let's start creating digital stories about South Africa
#TourismStrong: Let's start creating digital stories about South AfricaArticle

Molefi Moketsi, chief technology officer at Jurni, shares four tips for tourism #SMMEs to leverage technology efficiently...

Molefi Moketsi 4 May 2020

Odette Faling, CEO, Travelcheck
#LockdownLessons: Travelling towards a post-virus worldArticle

Odette Faling, CEO at Travelcheck, shares the lessons learned when her 10-month-old online travel agency was hit hard by the Covid-19 travel bans around the world...

Odette Faling 29 Apr 2020

Challenger Type - The Local Hero
Challenger Type - The Local HeroArticle

When it comes to destination brands, especially in relation to tourism, the everyday normal is to make the link with the role they play in attracting foreign visitors. While this is certainly a key objective of South African Tourism, this Challenger company also stimulates local travel and the economic ecosystems that surround it...

Issued by eatbigfish 24 Apr 2020

Photo tourism website 'This Is South Africa' launches during lockdown
Photo tourism website 'This Is South Africa' launches during lockdownArticle

The website aims to provide local travel inspiration and support to South Africa's tourism industry

15 Apr 2020

The end of global travel as we know it: An opportunity for sustainable tourism
The end of global travel as we know it: An opportunity for sustainable tourismArticle

The Covid-19 crisis is an epic disaster for the global travel industry. But we shouldn't try to return to business as usual...

18 Mar 2020

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Trends set to shape local travel in 2020Article

Big Ambitions' Chelsey Hale highlights key trends set to impact South Africa's tourism industry in 2020...

Chelsey Hale 3 Mar 2020

South Africa stepping up as a tourist destination of choice for millennials
South Africa stepping up as a tourist destination of choice for millennialsArticle

South Africa is rising to the challenge of attracting millennial travellers to our shores with almost four million millennials visiting the country last year...

Issued by SA Airlines 15 Jan 2020

20 trending travel destinations for 2020
20 trending travel destinations for 2020Article

Looking for the best holiday destinations for 2020? With the help of a few local travel experts, here's a list of carefully rounded up 20 unmissable getaways to add to your travel wishlist...

19 Dec 2019

#BizTrends2020: All about authenticity - 3 major trends influencing the travel industry
#BizTrends2020: All about authenticity - 3 major trends influencing the travel industryArticle

As tourism continues to rise (2018 saw a global increase of 6% in 2017) consumers are not shy to make their preferences known on how they want to travel and, afterwards, what they thought of the experience...

Jared Ruttenberg 12 Dec 2019

Brett Hendricks, CEO, Thebe Tourism Group
Fly the flag with domestic tourismArticle

We owe the Springboks a great debt of gratitude. The team's Rugby World Cup victory proved to be a much-needed pick-me-up in the wake of doom and gloom over the past year...

Brett Hendricks 28 Nov 2019

E-visas set to skyrocket South African tourism
E-visas set to skyrocket South African tourismArticle

The Department of Home Affairs will soon be implementing e-visas, along with various other visa changes, to encourage an increase in inbound tourism to South Africa...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 5 Nov 2019

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Business travel, could it be bad for your mental health?Article

More than half of local travellers believe business trips do not impact on their health. However, statistics tell a different story: Most business travellers skip exercising, sleepless and forgo healthy eating which impacts health and increases stress levels...

23 Oct 2019

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