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#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

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

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

Africa Travel Week unveils 2021 roadmap to reignite travel and tourism
Africa Travel Week unveils 2021 roadmap to reignite travel and tourismArticle

WTM Africa and suite of sister shows to run as a virtual event from 7 to 9 April 2021 with a live element from 1 to 3 September during Tourism Month...

27 Jan 2021

Africa Travel Week secures partnership with Invest Africa
Africa Travel Week secures partnership with Invest AfricaArticle

The alliance provides a strategic platform for stakeholders to drive investment initiatives for economic recovery and development during the African Tourism Investment Summit...

23 Sep 2020

OurAfrica.Travel virtual trade show launched
OurAfrica.Travel virtual trade show launchedArticle

The 'travel show' will connect African suppliers such as hotels, lodges, activity operators and inbound operators with global buyers, via pre-scheduled one-on-one, face-to-face virtual meetings...

27 Jul 2020

#tourisminmyblood promotes information sharing in the travel industry
#tourisminmyblood promotes information sharing in the travel industryArticle

The membership of new travel trade community initiative launched on a Facebook platform had grown to more than 10,400 travel industry professionals in 99 countries, within its first 10 days...

28 Apr 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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Update: SA Tourism cancels Travel Trade FridayArticle

The spread of the Coronavirus has presented the world with a new set of business challenges and a very unpredictable environment to operate in...

24 Mar 2020

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SA Tourism calls tourism businesses to participate in Travel Trade FridayArticle

An initiative by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa, Travel Trade Friday allows trade businesses and service providers to find new products and services, and update existing products and services, in order to promote South Africa's tourism offerings to trade and media...

9 Mar 2020

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WTM Africa 2020 visitor, media registration now openArticle

World Travel Market Africa 2020, which takes place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre is set to be one of the African continent's largest and leading business-to-business travel trade show yet...

4 Mar 2020

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SA Tourism launches new brand campaignArticle

"It was important for us to start this brand journey by firstly reminding South Africans of who we are, of creating conversation and of re-invigorating the national psyche..."

14 Feb 2020

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What does the future hold for the retail travel industry?Article

Jenna Berndt sits down with Sue Garrett, general manager of marketing and product at Flight Centre Travel Group, to talk about what the next 25 years will look like for the retail travel trade in South Africa...

Jenna Berndt 21 Jan 2020

SA set for increased arrivals from India
SA set for increased arrivals from IndiaArticle

"India remains one of our key trading partners and a priority market for driving arrival numbers to South Africa. We will continue to invest in our marketing and engagement efforts, both with our trade partners and travellers while providing diversified tourism products."

19 Jan 2020

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SA Tourism to exhibit at WTM LondonArticle

Attendance at the event forms part of South African Tourism's global strategy to double international tourist arrivals to the country to 21 million by 2030...

30 Oct 2019

Gauteng Tourism joins SA Tourism to promote South Africa in Russia
Gauteng Tourism joins SA Tourism to promote South Africa in RussiaArticle

The Gauteng Tourism Authority will this weekend form part of South African Tourism delegation travelling to the Russian Federation to promote tourism into the country and grow arrivals from this important member of the BRICS, G8 and G20 nations...

25 Oct 2019

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Cape Winelands selected as one of Lonely Planet's top 10 best value destinations for 2020Article

Lonely Planet has announced its Top 10 Best Value Destinations for 2020, with the Western Cape's Cape Winelands coming in eighth position...

23 Oct 2019

SA Tourism, Tencent sign MoU to boost Chinese tourist arrivals
SA Tourism, Tencent sign MoU to boost Chinese tourist arrivalsArticle

The partnership is aimed at positioning South Africa as a preferred tourism destination in China through digital marketing campaigns on WeChat, as well as other platforms within the Tencent ecosystem...

23 Oct 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

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SA Tourism boosts outbound tourism with Saudi Arabia travel tradeArticle

"There is a need to increase the product offering for Saudi Arabia, one that will reflect the value for money proposition, where there is diversification of product that will enhance the true image of South Africa as a destination that has over 3,000 adventure activities,"

4 Sep 2019

SANParks offers special National Parks Week discount for accommodation, camping
SANParks offers special National Parks Week discount for accommodation, campingArticle

As part of South African National Parks Week 2019, the South African National Parks (SANParks) is giving the public a discount of up to 40% on accommodation and camping in selected National Parks...

2 Sep 2019

SA Tourism's European Roadshow explores packaging the SA story, tourist needs
SA Tourism's European Roadshow explores packaging the SA story, tourist needsArticle

South African Tourism and the Tourism Business Council of South Africa have kicked-off the first leg of their Global Roadshow in Zurich, Switzerland in a bid to boost tourist arrivals to South Africa...

29 Aug 2019

SA Tourism, TBCSA embark on global roadshow to increase international arrivals
SA Tourism, TBCSA embark on global roadshow to increase international arrivalsArticle

Over the next 10 days, the South African delegation will engage with over 100 key decision-makers of the travel trade industry responsible for promoting South Africa as a tourist destination...

27 Aug 2019

Social impact experiences show that tourism can be powerful
Social impact experiences show that tourism can be powerfulArticle

According to the 2019 Travel Trends Report by the UK travel trade association ABTA, 45% of British travellers feel the social and environmental sustainability credentials of their tour operators, accommodation, and other travel suppliers are important...

22 Aug 2019

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Africa's Travel Indaba 2020 registration now openArticle

The event will take place from 11-14 May 2020 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban.

20 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Gaby Gramm talks resilience, perseverance and coping with challenging situations
#WomensMonth: Gaby Gramm talks resilience, perseverance and coping with challenging situationsArticle

Gaby Gramm, managing director and owner of LuxTravelEx lets us in on her EHL School of Hospitality - Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne schooling, what it's like being a woman marketer and what the Southern Africa's luxury hospitality industry can do to improve...

Robin Fredericks 11 Aug 2019

Beyond hospitality: The new face of hospitality management graduates
Beyond hospitality: The new face of hospitality management graduatesArticle

A fairly fixed perception and expectation of the role and responsibility comes to mind when we talk about a doctor, a lawyer, an engineer, or a schoolteacher. But what do we know about the careers of professional hospitality management graduates?

Susina Jooste 16 Jul 2019

Applications open for SA Tourism's 3rd annual Nordic regional roadshow
Applications open for SA Tourism's 3rd annual Nordic regional roadshowArticle

The key objective of the roadshow is to grow arrivals to South Africa...

4 Jul 2019

WTM Africa growth bodes well for 2020's travel, tourism trade markets
WTM Africa growth bodes well for 2020's travel, tourism trade marketsArticle

WTM Africa 2019 drew 15% more visitors and attracted travel trade professionals from Mauritius, Ukraine, Belarus, Benin and San Marino for the first time, with the overall number of countries represented up by 42%...

2 Jul 2019

Reissuing of South African Tourism's marketing and communications agency service tender
Reissuing of South African Tourism's marketing and communications agency service tenderArticle

The mandate of South African Tourism in terms of the Tourism Act is to provide for the development and promotion of sustainable tourism for the benefit of the Republic, its residents and its visitors...

Issued by South African Tourism 28 Jun 2019

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Cradle of Human Culture launches at 2019 Asia Pacific RoadshowArticle

The Western Cape's Destination Marketing Organisation at Wesgro, in partnership with South African Tourism, has launched the Cradle of Human Culture at the Asia Pacific Roadshow 2019 in China...

25 Jun 2019

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Airbnb unveils new collection for adventure travellersArticle

Airbnb has unveiled its new collection, Airbnb Adventures - an expansion of its Airbnb Experiences...

14 Jun 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

Join our dynamic South African Tourism team as a marketing and communications agency/ies
Join our dynamic South African Tourism team as a marketing and communications agency/iesArticle

SA Tourism has undergone a needs analysis to determine a recommended marketing and communications agency model going forward to be evaluated through an open tender (procurement) process, against SA Tourism's business requirements...

Issued by The Media Shop 26 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: Pinq Travel's Jason Fiddler talks marketing LGBTIQ+ travellers
#WTMA19: Pinq Travel's Jason Fiddler talks marketing LGBTIQ+ travellersArticle

According to the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, the visibility and acceptance of LGBTQ+ people in society have increased globally over the past decade; however, the underrepresentation of gay and lesbian travellers in the tourism sector still exists...

Robin Fredericks 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

#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

#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

#WTMA19: What to expect from WTM Africa 2019
#WTMA19: What to expect from WTM Africa 2019Article

World Travel Market Africa 2019 kicks off today at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town. Doors open at 10 am to one of the continent's largest inbound and outbound business-to-business travel trade shows, which will welcome thousands of buyers, media and VIP guests.

9 Apr 2019

Road Lodges now bookable on GDS
Road Lodges now bookable on GDSArticle

Road Lodges, part of the City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG), are now bookable via global distribution systems (GDS). The 22 Road Lodges, totalling 2,059 rooms, have been listed on Galileo and Amadeus, with the Sabre listings to be completed soon...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 25 Mar 2019

Africa's Travel Indaba 2019 introduces first-ever Green Stand Awards
Africa's Travel Indaba 2019 introduces first-ever Green Stand AwardsArticle

The introduction of the first ever Green Stand Awards at Africa's at this year's Africa Travel Indaba ties into South African Tourism's promotion of responsible tourism...

19 Mar 2019

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How an innovation hub could boost Africa's travel tradeArticle

Deeper collaboration is needed to drive the development and delivery of cutting-edge technology across the continent' travel and tourism industry.

13 Mar 2019

#MeetingsAfrica: 2019 Top 40 Women in MICE Awards launched
#MeetingsAfrica: 2019 Top 40 Women in MICE Awards launchedArticle

The Women in MICE initiative held a breakfast event at Meetings Africa 2019 to launch the Top 40 Women in MICE Awards...

28 Feb 2019

Inaugural 2019 Arabian Travel Week to feature 4 co-located events
Inaugural 2019 Arabian Travel Week to feature 4 co-located eventsArticle

Taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 27 April-1 May 2019, the event will comprise ATM 2019 and ILTM Arabia as well as CONNECT Middle East, India and Africa 2019...

26 Feb 2019

AAXO Roar names WTM Africa best trade exhibition
AAXO Roar names WTM Africa best trade exhibitionArticle

The Association of African Exhibition Organisers Roar awards has named World Travel Market Africa Best Trade Exhibition in its 6,001-12,000 sqm category...

1 Feb 2019

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Wesgro represents Cape Town, Western Cape at NY Times Travel ShowArticle

From 25-27 January 2019, Wesgro CEO Tim Harris and Wesgro head of leisure tourism, Inge Dykman will join over 560 exhibitors representing 170 destinations at this years' New York Times Travel Show...

24 Jan 2019

SA Tourism to host Learn SA Roadshow in Instanbul
SA Tourism to host Learn SA Roadshow in InstanbulArticle

In a bid to increase the knowledge of the trade in Turkey and to create platforms for trade from South Africa to get access to the Turkish market, South Africa Tourism will be hosting, for the first time, it's Learn SA Roadshow in Istanbul...

24 Jan 2019

Register for WTM Africa 2019 today
Register for WTM Africa 2019 todayArticle

World Travel Market Africa brings travel exhibitors, buyers, experts, media and stakeholders from across Africa together for three intensive days of meeting; networking and interacting...

15 Jan 2019

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