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Will vaccines spur the business travel sector's recovery? Here are 5 things to consider
Will vaccines spur the business travel sector's recovery? Here are 5 things to considerArticle

Reigniting business travel calls for the tourism and travel industry to consider what will work and what won't when it comes to Covid-19 vaccines and health passports...

2 days ago

EXCLUSIVE: Conversation Lab wins European luxury villa rental brand
EXCLUSIVE: Conversation Lab wins European luxury villa rental brandArticle

Conversation Lab UK has won the digital account of Mi Casa Tu Casa, a high-end luxury villa rental brand in Europe...

13 Apr 2021

Joburg Tourism, stakeholders join TME Workshop to revive sector
Joburg Tourism, stakeholders join TME Workshop to revive sectorArticle

The audience of delegates and attendees comprised 87 corporate and leisure travel agents, direct corporate travel bookers, inbound tour operators, event managers, PCOs and DMCs...

31 Mar 2021

8 trends that will help shape the hospitality industry in 2021
8 trends that will help shape the hospitality industry in 2021Article

Remaining agile and ahead of the curve of new travel trends while understanding consumer behaviour is vital for brand survival in any industry but even more so for brands operating in hospitality...

Volker Heiden 17 Feb 2021

10 biggest startup layoffs in 2020 hit 25,500
10 biggest startup layoffs in 2020 hit 25,500Article

The global economy continues to relish from the coronavirus pandemic, with startups emerging as one of the most affected businesses. As a means of remaining afloat, save money, and readjust their business models, most startups have resolved to roll out massive layoffs...

Justinas Baltrusaitis 13 Jan 2021

Dept invests in innovation in tourism sector
Dept invests in innovation in tourism sectorArticle

The Department of Tourism is set to introduce a programme that will stimulate and encourage innovation in the travel sector...

15 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

#Newsmaker: Natalie Roos heads up Positive Dialogue's new influencer marketing division
#Newsmaker: Natalie Roos heads up Positive Dialogue's new influencer marketing divisionArticle

Positive Dialogue, the PR and communications agency in the Duke Group of companies, recently launched its specialist influencer marketing division, PD Influence...

Jessica Tennant 13 Nov 2020

Inspiring digital customer journeys for the travel industry
Inspiring digital customer journeys for the travel industryArticle

Now that both international and interprovincial leisure travel is once again permitted under lockdown level 1, most South African travel and tourism businesses have restarted their marketing campaigns...

Selina Bieber 28 Sep 2020

Using digital marketing to secure the survival of SA's travel industry
Using digital marketing to secure the survival of SA's travel industryArticle

As South Africa settles into lockdown level 2, many businesses in the hospitality and travel sectors are struggling to differentiate themselves as they compete for the limited spend of a still wary public. Incubeta specialists look at practical digital tips to help local venues attract customers...

7 Sep 2020

#WomensMonth: Challenges in the travel sector spark critical conversations
#WomensMonth: Challenges in the travel sector spark critical conversationsArticle

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, the sector contributed $168bn to African economies last year and given that globally, it is estimated that 50-million travel and tourism jobs are at risk due to Covid-19...

13 Aug 2020

Customer experience will help retailers overcome the financial hit from coronavirus
Customer experience will help retailers overcome the financial hit from coronavirusArticle

Retail was in trouble long before Covid-19 hit. The past five years saw daily reports of store closures and retailer bankruptcies. The growth of online commerce eroded many retailers' top-line revenues...

Frederic Dimanche 6 Jul 2020

New online resource hub launches to rebuild traveller confidence
New online resource hub launches to rebuild traveller confidenceArticle

Restoring confidence in the travel experience is crucial for the recovery of the business travel sector...

1 Jul 2020

Boutique PR and digital agency, The Platinum Club's Lee-Roy Wright and El Broide.
#StartupStory: The Platinum Club's fresh and youthful approach gives them the edgeArticle

Fully-fledged boutique PR and digital agency, The Platinum Club's, Lee-Roy Wright says that apart from the fact that they are young and vibrant, they understand the ever-changing landscapes of PR and digital and are able to evolve and adjust quickly because of it...

Juanita Pienaar 1 Jun 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

Open letter: South Africa's forgotten sector
Open letter: South Africa's forgotten sectorArticle

Those that we support and those who support us are on the verge of collapse due to the Covid-19 pandemic...

Marc Lubner, Hedley Lewis, Kelly du Plessis, Lauren Pretorius, Cassey Chambers 4 May 2020

WTM Portfolio unveils its WTM Global Hub resource platform
WTM Portfolio unveils its WTM Global Hub resource platformArticle

The WTM Global Hub online resource platform will connect and support travel industry professionals globally...

23 Apr 2020

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AU study: Covid-19 could cost Africa $500bn, damage tourism and aviation sectorsArticle

Up to 20 million jobs in the formal and informal sectors in Africa could be lost because of Covid-19, according to a new study by the African Union...

Kingsley Ighobor 17 Apr 2020

Innovating during the #Covid-19 pandemic
Innovating during the #Covid-19 pandemicArticle

In times of uncertainty and change, how can organisations ensure they have the resilience to innovate and adapt successfully?

David Lansanah and Nicki Morley, Issued by Kantar 16 Apr 2020

Media investment during a global pandemic - where should brands focus right now?
Media investment during a global pandemic - where should brands focus right now?Article

Right now, investment depends on the category and the specific product or service you're promoting...

Monique Claassen, Issued by Kantar 8 Apr 2020

Why Nigeria's hotel sector is set for a good year, despite challenges
Why Nigeria's hotel sector is set for a good year, despite challengesArticle

As one of Africa's largest economies, Nigeria has made significant strides in diversifying its oil-dependent economy, focusing on sectors such as technology, tourism, transport, and electricity, from gas to renewables...

1 Apr 2020

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FMCG brands better placed to weather Covid-19 storm - Global Advertising Trends reportArticle

According to the latest Global Advertising Trends report which focuses on FMCG and Covid-19, FMCG brands are better placed to weather the storm than other sectors...

30 Mar 2020

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The charging challenge - gearing your fleet to go electricArticle

As pressure is put on corporates globally to becoming increasingly green, so too is the pressure mounting on fleet owners to ensure they provide the infrastructure to lead the charge on electric car charging stations...

Mohammed Sader 2 Mar 2020

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Accor set to expand Ethiopia footprint with new Ibis Styles hotelArticle

Accor Hotels, in partnership with Yuluch Elyano Trading plc, is expanding its presence in Ethiopia with the opening of a new property under its design-led economy brand, Ibis Styles...

13 Feb 2020

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The coronavirus is impacting outbound travel from South AfricaArticle

Members of the Association of Southern African Travel Agents confirm that, in particular, leisure travel has been affected...

12 Feb 2020

The coronavirus will hit the tourism and travel sector hard
The coronavirus will hit the tourism and travel sector hardArticle

The economic impacts of the new coronavirus on the travel and tourism industry will be felt in every corner of the world and almost every sector of the economy...

Marion Joppe 3 Feb 2020

South Africans travelling to France is on the up
South Africans travelling to France is on the upArticle

More South Africans are diversifying their holidays and are choosing to visit the French Alps during European summer and winter, enjoying the very best of sun and snow holidays, according to the 2019 Club Med Southern Africa French Mountain Holiday Report...

Issued by Urban Espresso 2 Dec 2019

Asata outraged at unabridged birth certificates waiver not extended to South Africans
Asata outraged at unabridged birth certificates waiver not extended to South AfricansArticle

The Association of Southern African Travel Agents has reacted with outrage following the announcement that the removal of the onerous requirement to present an unabridged birth certificate when travelling with minors will not be extended to South African citizens.

12 Nov 2019

SA business travel forecast shows positive trend for 2020
SA business travel forecast shows positive trend for 2020Article

Predicting positive growth in 2020, analysts say there is good news for South African SMEs, whose bargaining power they see rising with the market's size and spend...

25 Oct 2019

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Web in Travel to launch African edition in Cape TownArticle

"The rest of the world is excited about African opportunities and the dynamism of the region echoes what we have experienced in many of Asia's emerging markets - fragmented, diverse, connected and full of promise - and we look forward to learning how the industry is changing and growing on the continent."

15 Oct 2019

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South Africa's new economic proposals highlight the role of servicesArticle

South Africa's Finance Minister Tito Mboweni recently published a package of economic policy proposals that warrant serious consideration...

Justin Visagie 6 Sep 2019

WTM Africa, Asata partner to host travel agents' academy
WTM Africa, Asata partner to host travel agents' academyArticle

WTM Africa, in partnership with the Association of Southern African Travel Agents, has launched the ASATA Travel Agents' Academy, which will be hosted at the WTM Africa 2020 event from 6-8 April 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre...

6 Sep 2019

#SONA19: Let's support President Ramaphosa's dream for a better South Africa
#SONA19: Let's support President Ramaphosa's dream for a better South AfricaArticle

The tourism industry is ideally placed to help President Cyril Ramaphosa achieve his dream for a better South Africa through job creation and increased investment, says Nomvuselelo Songelwa, CEO Jurni.

Nomvuselelo Songelwa 27 Jun 2019

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4 incentive travel trends to keep young employees happy this #YouthMonthArticle

There has never been a more critical time for companies to attract, retain and keep young employees happy in the workplace...

Teresa Richardson 18 Jun 2019

#ATMDubai: Machine learning, artificial intelligence will revolutionise the way you do business
#ATMDubai: Machine learning, artificial intelligence will revolutionise the way you do businessArticle

Technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) have the potential to transform the hospitality and travel sectors...

2 May 2019

#BizTrends2019: Tourism the golden ticket to job creation
#BizTrends2019: Tourism the golden ticket to job creationArticle

In a country where over six million people are unemployed, it is no wonder that job creation has been the hot topic...

Andrew Stark 21 Dec 2018

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The Carlyle Group strengthens Wakanow's Africa footprintArticle

The Carlyle Group has announced that it will invest $40m in Wakanow.com Limited (Wakanow), an online travel agency focused on West and East Africa...

20 Dec 2018

How travel changed in 2018
How travel changed in 2018Article

With the end of the year comes an opportunity to review what's changed in the corporate travel space over the past 12 months...

14 Dec 2018

Meeting the expectations of digital travellers this summer
Meeting the expectations of digital travellers this summerArticle

Kate Mollett, regional manager for South Africa at Veeam takes a look at the expectations of digital travellers this summer and how businesses in the tourism and travel industry can meet their demands...

Kate Mollett 6 Dec 2018

Cape Town International Airport named Africa's leading airport
Cape Town International Airport named Africa's leading airportArticle

Cape Town International Airport was named Africa's Leading Airport for the second consecutive year at the 25th World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony...

9 Oct 2018

Airbnb's Africa Travel Summit to boost community-led tourism
Airbnb's Africa Travel Summit to boost community-led tourismArticle

The Summit will explore how technology and tourism can support greater economic and social empowerment through home sharing and the promotion of people-to-people tourism...

23 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth 2018: Introducing the women of the travel sector
#WomensMonth 2018: Introducing the women of the travel sectorArticle

South Africa's retail travel sector employs around 9,000 people, 73% of which are female. This is according to a 2017 industry assessment by the Association of Southern African Travel Agents ...

7 Aug 2018

Fostering a culture of travel among South Africans
Fostering a culture of travel among South AfricansArticle

Take a moment to consider why 10 million tourists visit South Africa's shores annually...

Andrew Stark 7 Aug 2018

Top insights into the business of outbound travel
Top insights into the business of outbound travelArticle

Commissioned by the Association of Southern African Travel Agents, the Travel Market Index conducted by Grant Thornton reveals that most of the outbound travel-acquired through ASATA-member travel agencies was corporate travel, accounting for 56% of all travel turnover...

19 Jun 2018

#YouthMonth: Introducing the youth in the travel sector
#YouthMonth: Introducing the youth in the travel sectorArticle

According to the Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA), the modern travel agency has evolved into a dynamic hub for young travel professionals who have become leaders in their field, promoting #TravelwithPeaceofMind...

14 Jun 2018

10 reasons why you need to visit WTM Africa 2018
10 reasons why you need to visit WTM Africa 2018Article

Join travel professionals from 70 countries and regions over three days in Cape Town. WTM Africa is an international event providing a platform to showcase your products to serious buyers...

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 10 Apr 2018

Meaningful transformation in SA travel sector
Meaningful transformation in SA travel sectorArticle

A study conducted by Grant Thornton and commissioned by Asata has found that the South African travel sector has made significant strides in achieving meaningful B-BBEE transformation across all levels within businesses and across all business sizes...

27 Mar 2018

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Faulty business models, policies shrink air travel market, survival of airlinesArticle

Beyond the prevailing harsh operating environment, the faulty business models airlines' operators often adopt may be responsible for the perennial low market penetration and short lifespan of local carriers...

Wole Oyebade 13 Mar 2018

WTM Africa 2018 to highlight investment in Africa
WTM Africa 2018 to highlight investment in AfricaArticle

WTM Africa 2018 is excited to announce its inaugural WTM Africa Tourism Investors' Forum, a platform dedicated to connecting ministers of tourism from countries across the continent, with eager investors...

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 12 Mar 2018

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