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Incubeta to assist SA Tourism maximise global digital investments
Incubeta to assist SA Tourism maximise global digital investmentsArticle

Digital marketing specialist, Incubeta has been appointed as a global digital media partner to South African Tourism. The three-year deal will see Incubeta help maximise technology investment across all 27 of South African Tourism's operating regions...

24 Mar 2021

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Call for entries: ITTFA opens submissions for international tourism film festivalArticle

The International Tourism Film Festival Africa has opened entries for the international version of their event; the deadline for submissions is 15 March 2021...

10 Feb 2021

Meet Monika Iuel, the new chief marketing officer at Wesgro
Meet Monika Iuel, the new chief marketing officer at WesgroArticle

Monika Iuel has been appointed as the new chief marketing officer at Wesgro, the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape...

Evan-Lee Courie 18 Jan 2021

Visit Stellenbosch launches new brand and logo
Visit Stellenbosch launches new brand and logoArticle

The new Stellenbosch brand identity captures the town's warmth and generosity, providing a fresh vibrant palette and visual elements that reflect our youthful charm...

5 Nov 2020

6 essential SEO tips for tourism businesses
6 essential SEO tips for tourism businessesArticle

One place where travel and tourism businesses can help their business to be more visible online is from search engine optimisation. Here are some helpful tips on how you can move your website to one of the top spots on Google and other popular search engines result pages.

Selina Bieber 12 Oct 2020

How the decline in Chinese tourists around the world has hit the luxury sector
How the decline in Chinese tourists around the world has hit the luxury sectorArticle

A significant number of Chinese tourists spend large sums on luxury items, such as designer clothes and accessories, when they travel overseas...

Xiaoqing Chen and Carol Zhang 1 Oct 2020

#WomensMonth: V&A Waterfront's Tinyiko Mageza sees opportunity everywhere
#WomensMonth: V&A Waterfront's Tinyiko Mageza sees opportunity everywhereArticle

Tinyiko Mageza talks us through her serendipitous career journey, the women who have shaped her growth, and how the V&A aims to drive meaningful impact while adapting to the pandemic...

Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Aug 2020

SA tourism industry lobbies for earlier reopening of inbound tourism
SA tourism industry lobbies for earlier reopening of inbound tourismArticle

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa is advocating for the earlier phased reopening of international tourism to South Africa this year to as soon as September 2020...

5 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: Covid-19 impact on the tourism sector
#LockdownLessons: Covid-19 impact on the tourism sectorArticle

Covid-19 has been devastating for the tourism sector around the world and South Africa and the rest of Africa are no exception. There will be a significant negative impact on our sector at all levels in the short to medium term...

Sisa Ntshona 21 May 2020

Preparing for a post-Covid-19 era in the tourism industry
Preparing for a post-Covid-19 era in the tourism industryArticle

Our world has been turned upside down by the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. It calls for innovation and smart solutions as we brace ourselves for the economic and social impact of the outbreak and the much needed social isolation...

Mariette du Toit-Helmbold 25 Mar 2020

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The effect of the coronavirus outbreak on the sports and entertainment industry and thus sponsorshipArticle

Judith Mugeni from Ganizani Consulting shares her thoughts on the effect of the Covid-19/coronavirus outbreak on the sports and entertainment industry and how this affects sponsorship...

Judith Mugeni 13 Mar 2020

CoCT, Cape Town Tourism partner to boost in-destination marketing
CoCT, Cape Town Tourism partner to boost in-destination marketingArticle

Within the partnership, The City of Cape Town aims to boost domestic and international tourism arrival numbers and business benefits for the city...

2 Jan 2020

SA tightens tourist safety strategy
SA tightens tourist safety strategyArticle

Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has announced that R40m has been ring-fenced to improve safety, especially for tourists visiting SA...

17 Dec 2019

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Customer-centric strategies will grow tourism industryArticle

The decline in international visitors has caused unease in the tourism sector. The factors attributed to this decrease are many, but tourism service providers need to look inwards to grow and recover 'Brand SA'...

12 Dec 2019

SA Tourism calls on tourism businesses to join Travel Trade Friday
SA Tourism calls on tourism businesses to join Travel Trade FridayArticle

The aim of Travel Trade Friday is to find new products and services and update the existing products and services, in order to promote South Africa's tourism offerings to trade and media...

16 Oct 2019

#TourismMonth: SA's got tourism talent
#TourismMonth: SA's got tourism talentArticle

Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane recently took to the majestic slopes of the Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal to officially launch Tourism Month 2019...

Sindy Peters 29 Aug 2019

Cape Town, NYC renews tourism marketing partnership
Cape Town, NYC renews tourism marketing partnershipArticle

The renewal of a shared marketing agreement between New York City and the Mother City has been marked by Cape Town Tourism and NYC & Company...

28 Aug 2019

Two Tone Group becomes a member of the prestigious global Travel Consul
Two Tone Group becomes a member of the prestigious global Travel ConsulArticle

One of South Africa's most cutting-edge integrated agencies has become the latest inductee into the prestigious Travel Consul, sealing its brand as a bona fide global leader in the travel and tourism communication industry...

Issued by Orchard on 25 14 Aug 2019

New 3-year Cape Town Tourism, CoCT agreement to assist 'tourism-preneurs'
New 3-year Cape Town Tourism, CoCT agreement to assist 'tourism-preneurs'Article

Cape Town Tourism and the City of Cape Town on Monda have signed a new three-year agreement that will see the voluntary membership organisation deliver visitor services, tourism marketing and special tourism projects on behalf of the city...

14 Aug 2019

SA government to support trade and tourism development, deputy minister tells Africa Trade Week
SA government to support trade and tourism development, deputy minister tells Africa Trade WeekArticle

Tourism and hospitality will be a key driver of economic growth and job creation in South Africa, and the government is gearing up to create an environment conducive for the growth of the sector...

24 Jun 2019

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Cape Town Air Access to promote New York/Newark-Cape Town routeArticle

As a mark of a collaborative effort between United Airlines and Cape Town Air Access, Cape Town and the Western Cape will be represented at the annual United Airlines Global Sales Conference in Anaheim on 17 June 2019...

14 Jun 2019

#StartupStory: Ticking all the boxes with newly launched Travelcheck
#StartupStory: Ticking all the boxes with newly launched TravelcheckArticle

Travelcheck.co.za, SouthAfrica's newest online booking website has launched. We chat to CEO Odette Faling to find out more...

Robin Fredericks 7 Jun 2019

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CoCT approves three-year tourism development project with CPT TourismArticle

A three-year agreement has been approved between the City of Cape Town and Cape Town Tourism for in-destination and visitor services, tourism marketing and special City projects, until 2022...

31 May 2019

The number 1 skill for travel marketers in 2019
The number 1 skill for travel marketers in 2019Article

For many years, content has been king when it comes to marketing travel and tourism brands. This is changing...

Natalia Rosa 1 Feb 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Tourism
#BestofBiz 2018: TourismArticle

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Tourism, Travel & Hospitality site over the past year...

18 Dec 2018

Study shows 44% of leisure travellers plan and book vacations at the last minute
Study shows 44% of leisure travellers plan and book vacations at the last minuteArticle

While conventional wisdom would suggest the vast majority of the world's travellers plan and book their trips a month or more in advance, a study by Hoffman York reveals that nearly half opt for last minute vacation booking...

14 Dec 2018

2019 family travel forecast: Millennial travel is about to change
2019 family travel forecast: Millennial travel is about to changeArticle

Family travel is set to grow by 25% in 2022, from 300-million trips recorded in 2017 to an estimated 376-million over the next four years, according to research by data and insight agency GlobalData...

Chelsey Hale 7 Dec 2018

Does sunny South Africa really have an ideal climate for tourism?
Does sunny South Africa really have an ideal climate for tourism?Article

South Africa's climate is perfect. The average temperature is just right. Even scientific indices that measure the weather's suitability for tourism classify the country as "ideal". But that doesn't mean that every tourist leaves satisfied with the weather they experienced...

Jennifer Fitchett and Gijsbert Hoogendoorn 9 Oct 2018

Rugby Sevens series boosts tourism in Africa
Rugby Sevens series boosts tourism in AfricaArticle

The Rugby Sevens in Southern and East Africa has gained momentum over recent years; drawing in more and more spectators from the international community...

9 Oct 2018

Western Cape campaign to boost investor confidence in the Cape
Western Cape campaign to boost investor confidence in the CapeArticle

The campaign's key objective is to promote the Cape and South Africa internationally, by showcasing opportunities for investment across a variety of sectors...

5 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

Developing a tourism marketing plan in a changing world
Developing a tourism marketing plan in a changing worldArticle

Here are several tourism marketing ideas and points to consider when developing new and innovative marketing strategies...

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow 5 Sep 2018

SA's Tourism Charter Council releases industry B-BBEE report
SA's Tourism Charter Council releases industry B-BBEE reportArticle

As part of its monitoring of B-BBEE in the tourism industry, the Tourism Charter Council has released the state of tourism sector transformation report to advise the minister of tourism on the extent of transformation...

30 Aug 2018

Promotion of Kenya's tourism key to its growth
Promotion of Kenya's tourism key to its growthArticle

Kenya's tourism industry has undergone challenges such as the uncertainty surrounding the political landscape in 2017. Yet, its resilient performance has been impactfully felt on the Kenyan economy...

Josephine Wawira 8 Aug 2018

3 keys to unlock the heart of customer experience in travel
3 keys to unlock the heart of customer experience in travelArticle

The brand-customer relationship is a complex one; in contemporary marketing, it's developed by data analytics, and to a large degree, relationship marketing tools such as loyalty programmes. The question is, how relevant are these programmes to the local consumer?

Danny Bryer 27 Jul 2018

Two new board members for City Lodge Hotel group
Two new board members for City Lodge Hotel groupArticle

The JSE-listed City Lodge Hotel group has appointed two new executive directors to its board with effect from 1 July 2018...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 5 Jun 2018

Joint marketing campaign to bring #WaterWiseTourism to the world
Joint marketing campaign to bring #WaterWiseTourism to the worldArticle

Efforts by the government, citizens and tourism industry have emerged as best practice for sustainable water management and promoting "water-wise tourism" in the face of climate change...

11 May 2018

Three Black Pencils awarded at 2018 D&AD Awards!
Three Black Pencils awarded at 2018 D&AD Awards!Article

Three Black Pencils, the highest accolade in the creative industry, were awarded at the 56th D&AD Awards, with the ceremony held at The Old Truman Brewery in London on 26 April 2018. SA was responsible for six wood Pencils...

26 Apr 2018

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D&AD Awards Pencil winners - Day 2Article

Day two's results revealed South African agencies Joe Public United, VML South Africa, Grey SA and TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, amongst the overall winners announced...

24 Apr 2018

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D&AD Awards Pencil winners - Day 1Article

The first set of D&AD Pencil winners is announced today, with two South African agencies making the cut...

23 Apr 2018

#WTMA18: Changing the digital narrative for destination marketing organisations
#WTMA18: Changing the digital narrative for destination marketing organisationsArticle

Sharing some of his most favourite passions including surfing, balloons and unicorns, Cape Town Tourism CEO, Enver Duminy took us through the destination marketing organisation and its relevance in a digital world during his talk at this year's World Travel Market Africa...

Robin Fredericks 23 Apr 2018

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South African tourism holding steadyArticle

South African Tourism, asserts optimistically that the current water crisis may actually help position the country as a global leader in sustainable tourism practices, including the judicious use of water...

Kerry Dimmer 13 Apr 2018

Barsa Summit establishes mechanisms for greater alignment, closer collaboration
Barsa Summit establishes mechanisms for greater alignment, closer collaborationArticle

The Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa (Barsa) convened the Barsa Aviation Summit 2018, under the theme 'A Blueprint for Collaboration', earlier this month...

20 Mar 2018

Facebook launches Trip Consideration tool
Facebook launches Trip Consideration toolArticle

Facebook recently rolled out a new ad-optimisation programme called Trip Consideration. The new tool is only applicable to travel-related companies and offers an opportunity to turn travel intention into conversion...

13 Mar 2018

Fearing tourist drought, Cape Town charts a new relationship with water
Fearing tourist drought, Cape Town charts a new relationship with waterArticle

"This is the new norm... Even if it rains tomorrow we can never go back to the old way of consuming water."

Laurie Goering 26 Feb 2018

Vinpro, Wesgro paves way for further development of local wine tourism industry
Vinpro, Wesgro paves way for further development of local wine tourism industryArticle

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed in partnership between VinPro and Wesgro to strengthen, further develop, and improve international recognition of the wine tourism sector...

19 Jan 2018

Tourism marketing trends to tap into in 2018
Tourism marketing trends to tap into in 2018Article

The competitive nature of the tourism industry - coupled with consumers constantly changing expectations - has meant that keeping tabs on, and tapping into, marketing trends is a must for business success...

Christa Badenhorst 5 Jan 2018

#MeTourism: The hidden costs of selfie tourism
#MeTourism: The hidden costs of selfie tourismArticle

Research shows that it is not age, but the dark triad of personality traits - narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy that push people to pursue selfie glory regardless of the result...

Marianna Sigala 5 Jan 2018

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#WFconf2017: The keys to growing Cape Winelands tourismArticle

The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2017 saw those operating in the Cape's wine, food and hospitality industries gather to glean insights from local and international specialists...

28 Sep 2017

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