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FlySafair, Tripco partner to launch all-in-one travel package solutions
FlySafair, Tripco partner to launch all-in-one travel package solutionsArticle

"As our whole industry works together toward recovery, we wanted to expand our offering to customers giving them the option to book all the elements of a local getaway in one place."

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Dubai to host first in-person global travel, tourism event since the onset of Covid
Dubai to host first in-person global travel, tourism event since the onset of CovidArticle

"The theme of this year's show is A new dawn for travel and tourism and the spotlight will be focused on the very latest Covid news from around the world - vaccine rollouts, the current state of the industry and more importantly, what the future holds."

4 May 2021

Bergrivier Tourism launches new travel app
Bergrivier Tourism launches new travel appArticle

the app serves as a travel directory with lists of all the available tourism products and services in town within the Bergrivier district - with categories such as where to eat, where to stay, what to do, must-see locations, where to shop, and festivals...

28 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

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

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

How FlySafair is improving its customer experience as airlines face recovery
How FlySafair is improving its customer experience as airlines face recoveryArticle

FlySafair has just launched a new mobile app to make its customer's experience much simpler, by centralising all booking details into one place, enabling customers to manage their journeys on their own devices...

17 Feb 2021

How can technology revive the travel industry?
How can technology revive the travel industry?Article

The industry now has a unique opportunity to reevaluate, restrategise, and create robust structures better suited to roll with the pandemic punches...

Greg Cooke 15 Feb 2021

Business travel to see growing demand for technology
Business travel to see growing demand for technologyArticle

As the world moves into the second year of coping with Covid-19 and the many changes and consequences that the virus has brought about, traveller confidence remains a key focus for travel managers...

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

The reopening of the hospitality industry requires an enhanced customer experience
The reopening of the hospitality industry requires an enhanced customer experienceArticle

Travel and hospitality businesses have had to rapidly transition to new ways of working, often remotely, providing an enhanced experience for both their clientele and employees...

Raeford Liebenberg 20 Jan 2021

Rethinking travel through regenerative tourism, tech advancement
Rethinking travel through regenerative tourism, tech advancementArticle

With world arrivals forecast to be down 50% by the end of 2020, the global travel supply chain is under immense pressure...

9 Nov 2020

How tech can boost hospitality in 2021 and beyond
How tech can boost hospitality in 2021 and beyondArticle

Covid-19 has not only had a significant impact on public health, but it has also severely affected one of the linchpins of the global economy - the tourism industry. Here's how technology and innovation can improve accommodation pressure points to help prepare for the next normal...

22 Oct 2020

Travelport launches new Covid-19 smartpoint plugin initiative
Travelport launches new Covid-19 smartpoint plugin initiativeArticle

The tool provides detailed information on a range of topics, including lockdown rules, entry requirements and quarantine measures for travellers...

15 Jul 2020

Local tech startup connects worldwide delegates to AIDS 2020: Virtual
Local tech startup connects worldwide delegates to AIDS 2020: VirtualArticle

Flexiroam Africa, a Cape Town-based travel technology will be providing a connectivity solution for the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020: Virtual) taking place from 6-10 July 2020.

3 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

#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

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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Using design thinking to improve the travel customer experienceArticle

Customers have changed over time. Today, customers are looking for a meaningful and exceptional experience, not just lip service from their various platforms or providers...

Babajide Olowookere 12 Feb 2020

Why e-visas are emerging as a smarter choice for the global traveller
Why e-visas are emerging as a smarter choice for the global travellerArticle

With more and more countries adding the E-Visa route to the common visa channels, VFS Global's Regional Group COO Jiten Vyas discusses how smart, quicker and hassle-free solutions in this space is making it a preferred choice for the global traveller...

Jiten Vyas 11 Feb 2020

Investment on IT support improves passenger experience
Investment on IT support improves passenger experienceArticle

Airlines and airports spent a record US$50bn in 2018 on IT to support improvements to the passenger journey...

11 Dec 2019

Registration open for WiT Africa 2020
Registration open for WiT Africa 2020Article

Registration has opened for Web in Travel Africa, with the event scheduled to take place on 28 May 2020 in Cape Town...

8 Nov 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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FCM Travel explores the future of corporate travel pitchesArticle

FCM Travel Solutions has released its latest whitepaper, examining how travel managers can structure an effective travel Request For Proposal...

20 Aug 2019

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#WomensMonth: Meet the mother of two who summits mountains in life and businessArticle

Odette Faling, CEO of Travelcheck.co.za talks women making a mark on the male-dominated tech scene, balancing family life and work, and her unshakeable thirst to explore, which recently took her to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro...

11 Aug 2019

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Time travel as dementia care is spreading, but the future may be more powerful than the pastArticle

The village of Hogeweyk in The Netherlands has been compared with the Truman Show. It is home to 152 people with dementia and is run by carers who maintain a round-the-clock false reality for the residents...

Kellie Morrissey & James Hodge 6 Aug 2019

Is your company's travel technology future-proof?
Is your company's travel technology future-proof?Article

Digital transformation and rapid innovation have seen companies completely rethink the way they conduct business these past few years...

18 Jul 2019

Gen Z employees will future-proof South Africa's travel and tourism businesses
Gen Z employees will future-proof South Africa's travel and tourism businessesArticle

As the industry increasingly embraces technological innovation and data analytics, many exciting high-tech jobs have emerged, which are a perfect fit for Generation Z, set to become the biggest consumer market by 2020 and our future workforce...

Dr Nomvuselelo Songelwa 1 Jul 2019

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Future of travel: British Airways looks to AI to improve air travel experiencesArticle

British Airways chairman and CEO, Alex Cruz is encouraging AI experts to come up with new ideas to make travel more frictionless...

14 Jun 2019

The 2019 Global Youth Travel Awards are open for entry
The 2019 Global Youth Travel Awards are open for entryArticle

The Global Youth Travel Awards reward organisations in the youth, student and educational travel industry, who make an outstanding contribution to the sector. Winners will be announced on 11 October 2019...

12 Jun 2019

Research reveals SA business travellers seek digital solutions, hybrid support
Research reveals SA business travellers seek digital solutions, hybrid supportArticle

Fifty-percent of business travellers in South Africa finds it 'very painful' when they are unable to access their booking information on all of their devices...

4 Jun 2019

Jurni to transform SA's travel and tourism industry
Jurni to transform SA's travel and tourism industryArticle

Jurni, an innovative public-private venture that aims revolutionise and transform South Africa's travel and tourism industry was recently launched...

6 May 2019

British Airways streamlines its biometric technology for international flights
British Airways streamlines its biometric technology for international flightsArticle

More than 250,000 British Airways customers have experienced a glimpse of the journey of the future by using their face as their identity to board a flight from the US in the last 18 months...

30 Apr 2019

How digital hospitality can be utilised to transform guest experiences in Africa
How digital hospitality can be utilised to transform guest experiences in AfricaArticle

As hospitality providers across the globe embrace digital transformation, the question arises; what do intelligent hotels offer?

23 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: Day two travel trade business highlights
#WTMA19: Day two travel trade business highlightsArticle

Today marks the third and final day of WTM Africa 2019 - Highlights to look forward to include the opening of Travel Forward in partnership with E-Tourism Africa Seminar (eTAS) and day two of the Business Case for Responsible Tourism Conference.

11 Apr 2019

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6 ways tech can make business travel bookings easierArticle

Corporate Traveller's Oz Desai points out six scenarios where the right technology can considerably simplify and improve the travel booking process...

Oz Desai 25 Mar 2019

New report: Bots, AI, wearables, VR to create billion-dollar savings in tourism
New report: Bots, AI, wearables, VR to create billion-dollar savings in tourismArticle

Latest research from Colliers International, in partnership with ATM 2019, reveals potential multi-billion dollar savings for the tourism industry...

20 Mar 2019

How far can tech steer business traveller behaviour and safety?
How far can tech steer business traveller behaviour and safety?Article

Where there are rules, there are always those who try to break, ignore or circumvent them. Business travel is no different. Rogue business travellers - those who book on their own and tend to flaunt the 'rules' - are causing serious concern for travel managers...

Nicole Adonis 14 Mar 2019

#WTMA19: Travel Forward Summit to boost digital travel market
#WTMA19: Travel Forward Summit to boost digital travel marketArticle

Travel technology assumes a prominent role at this year's WTM Africa with a dedicated one-day event - the Travel Forward conference in partnership with e-Tourism Africa Summit on Friday, 12 April...

13 Mar 2019

6 innovations shaping business travel in 2019
6 innovations shaping business travel in 2019Article

Corporate Traveller general manager, Oz Desai takes a look at six innovations business travellers can look out for during their next trip...

7 Mar 2019

Virtual reality adds to tourism through touch, smell and real people's experiences
Virtual reality adds to tourism through touch, smell and real people's experiencesArticle

We need to change our preconceptions about what virtual reality is. Let's not limit VR experiences to recreations of the real world, instead let's open our minds to history, mythology and fresh perspectives from real people...

Erik Malcolm Champion 5 Mar 2019

4 tourism trends to look out for in 2019
4 tourism trends to look out for in 2019Article

Despite the prevailing tough economic environment, the tourism industry in South Africa continues to provide a glimmer of hope, as one of the sectors that will continue to boost growth and job creation this year...

27 Feb 2019

Corporate Traveller launches new technology for SME corporates
Corporate Traveller launches new technology for SME corporatesArticle

To mark the celebration of its 20th anniversary this year, Corporate Traveller has announced the launch of a new technology platform, Your.CT, in the South African market...

6 Feb 2019

Clearing the air around facial recognition in travel
Clearing the air around facial recognition in travelArticle

Biometrics are already a fact of life in today's travel, but there are concerns about privacy issues...

Thierry Mesnard 1 Feb 2019

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World Travel Awards calls for entriesArticle

The World Travel Awards has opened for submission and invites travel brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence to participate in the annual programme...

31 Jan 2019

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Lufthansa Group invests in AI partnership with HopperArticle

The Lufthansa Group and the Lufthansa Innovation Hub have entered into a research alliance with Hopper focused on the subject of artificial intelligence...

22 Jan 2019

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