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5 guest trends dominating travel experiences in 2021
5 guest trends dominating travel experiences in 2021Article

Given the challenges that Covid-19 brought to the hospitality industry, it has had to adapt to ensure its survival. Now with domestic travel slowly returning, the question is: What are the specific challenges that are shaping the 'new normal'?

3 May 2021

Post-pandemic travel: The trends we'll see when the world opens up again
Post-pandemic travel: The trends we'll see when the world opens up againArticle

After lockdowns and bans on flying, tourists will have high expectations and demands.

Katerina Antoniou 13 Apr 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

Business travel trends: The travel consultant of the future
Business travel trends: The travel consultant of the futureArticle

With a brand-new vaccine rolling off the shelves, 2021 is looking a lot more positive as the industry begins to recover and rebuild. What can we expect from our travel consultant in the future?

Linsey Schluter 19 Jan 2021

How to build a travel bucket list in the age of Covid-19
How to build a travel bucket list in the age of Covid-19Article

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we live in every aspect including travel - which will certainly last in the years to come...

18 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

Treedom along the Garden Route ticks all the right travel trend boxes
Treedom along the Garden Route ticks all the right travel trend boxesArticle

Once the leisure travel industry starts to open up again, it is predicted that travellers will want to explore remote, secluded, eco-friendly and self-catering accommodation options in their own countries. One such retreat getaway is the recently-built eco-friendly Treedom Villas and Vardos in the beautiful Wilderness area along the popular Garden Route...

Ruth Cooper 15 Jul 2020

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What the travel trends of yesterday mean for the future of travelArticle

We are travelling more, and younger and younger generations are now setting out to see the world and there is an ever-increasing desire by travellers to venture further and further...

Guy Stehlik 13 Jul 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

Trends transforming the traveller experience in 2020
Trends transforming the traveller experience in 2020Article

From nature treks to conscious dining - what's next in travel?

13 Feb 2020

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#ATMDubai: Travel trends for Boomers, Gen X, Y and Z to look out forArticle

"Although all generations are now looking for activities and experiences, above all else, what makes this market more complex, is the individual preferences and demands of each generation and of course ultimately, the challenge facing marketers trying to engage with them."

4 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: 2020's top 7 travel trends and predictions
#BizTrends2020: 2020's top 7 travel trends and predictionsArticle

Trends in travel and tourism, much like trends in other sectors, tend to come and go. Different destinations and experiences enjoy their moment in the sun before a new trend catches on. For 2020, however, we see more subtle changes in the way travellers are thinking, and it might just change how we travel forever...

Teresa Richardson 21 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Travel forecast for intra-Africa travel in 2020 - Spotlight on Mozambique
#BizTrends2020: Travel forecast for intra-Africa travel in 2020 - Spotlight on MozambiqueArticle

Intra-Africa travel should be a priority for every African. While visas remain a challenge for many travellers and destinations, the good news is that air accessibility is improving - although in many cases those flights are still much too expensive...

Natalie Tenzer Silva 20 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: Trends that will shape travel experiences in 2020Article

Several trends highlight that customers are moving towards self-service options, with 61% of travellers in South Africa surveyed preferring to hear about travel disruption via digital communications...

Adrian Roodt 16 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

#BestofBiz 2019: Tourism
#BestofBiz 2019: TourismArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

17 Dec 2019

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4 business travel trends to look out for in 2020Article

The new year ushers in a new decade, and in the world of business travel it brings new advances and trends for those embarking on business trips...

6 Dec 2019

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#BizTrends2020: A weak economic outlook for South Africa won't stifle business travel demandArticle

The economic growth forecast for South Africa remains uncertain with weak investor sentiment and lingering policy uncertainty...

Oz Desai 2 Dec 2019

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5 business travel trends in 2020Article

Despite a weak currency and an economy under pressure, 2019 has been a record year for business travel in South Africa...

29 Nov 2019

SA outbound travel ongoing despite tough economic times
SA outbound travel ongoing despite tough economic timesArticle

Even though South African travellers face unfavourable exchange rates, stagnant economic growth and less disposable income, international travel continues unabated...

18 Sep 2019

Explore the undiscovered local gems that SA has to offer
Explore the undiscovered local gems that SA has to offerArticle

Here are a few of SA's major cities which are guaranteed to have you feeling like you're on an exotic holiday, without breaking the budget...

2 Sep 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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Why city escapes are taking centre stageArticle

When the travel bug bites its traditionally a beach, berg or bush destination for most travellers. But seeking out the thrill of the urban city vibe and enticing nightlife holds its own unique appeal...

Shaun Lamont 5 Aug 2019

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Travel trends: How SA corporates can make the most of bleisure travel in 2020Article

According to SAP Concur travel and expense data, bleisure trips increased by 20% from 2016 to 2017...

1 Aug 2019

Atta launches sustainability charter at Experience Africa 2019
Atta launches sustainability charter at Experience Africa 2019Article

In their role as the voice of African tourism, the African Travel and Tourism Association is deepening its commitment to sustainable practices by publishing the Atta Sustainability Charter...

25 Jun 2019

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Cruising turns mainstream in AfricaArticle

Rand pricing on the horizon as holidaying from Africa evolves...

Nick Wilkinson 18 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

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Is your company spending too much on business travel?Article

Flight Centre Business Travel Brand Leader Andrew Grunewald identifies four red flags to help companies avoid overspending...

Andrew Grunewald 29 May 2019

Travel trends: Why family travel is once again on the rise
Travel trends: Why family travel is once again on the riseArticle

It's become clear that understanding what families expect from their holidays are starting to turn the travel industry on its head, particularly as multigenerational travel emerges as this year's top vacation trend...

14 May 2019

Fastest growing business destinations for SA travellers revealed
Fastest growing business destinations for SA travellers revealedArticle

According to data by Flight Centre Business Travel, the fastest growing international business destinations for South African travellers in 2018 were London, Lagos and Mauritius...

7 May 2019

A pioneering approach to the hospitality industry
A pioneering approach to the hospitality industryArticle

With travel on the rise, service providers need to be thinking out of the box to stay afloat in today's tough economic climate. Shaun Lamont, managing director of First Group, takes a look at the various elements that are influencing the future of the hospitality industry...

Shaun Lamont 2 Apr 2019

Timeshare trends to look out for in 2019
Timeshare trends to look out for in 2019Article

When it comes to accommodation, timeshare still offers more availability and choice...

28 Feb 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

Trends in local SA travel
Trends in local SA travelArticle

South Africans are increasingly exploring their own country, which offers a diverse range of destinations and activities just a few hours' drive, or short flight, away.

Kerry Hayes 16 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Put the 'human' back into corporate travel in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Put the 'human' back into corporate travel in 2019Article

Robots might be rumoured to take over the world in the future, but for now - in 2019 - the corporate travel landscape is about to get a whole lot more 'human'...

Oz Desai 15 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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Work beyond the conference room: A look at business travel trends for 2019Article

In 2018, Airbnb for Work grew exponentially, with a number of companies and business travellers making use of the travel solution offering, as such garnering insight into the way these business road warriors travel; where they go, where they prefer to stay and what they do when visiting a new city...

10 Jan 2019

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Trends developing in Africa travelArticle

Tourism is an organic industry, growing and changing as the needs and wants of travellers shift, and service providers adapt their offerings to meet these requirements...

Kerry Hayes 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The 8 travel trends you need to know for 2019
#BizTrends2019: The 8 travel trends you need to know for 2019Article

The global travel industry is experiencing a fundamental change to the way in which travel is sold and how the traveller is served. At Amadeus, we actively observe travel trends so our customers and partners, and ourselves, can innovate and create better journeys for all.

Gilles Trantoul 4 Jan 2019

How to target LGBT travellers
How to target LGBT travellersArticle

Based on data from the Department of Commerce and Community Marketing Inc., the estimated annual economic impact of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) travellers is over $75bn per year in the US alone...

Eugene Yiga 3 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 8 travel trends we can expect to see in 2019
#BizTrends2019: 8 travel trends we can expect to see in 2019Article

From 2018, we carry forward the anti-plastic movement; our concerns about over tourism; the ever more natural choice of sustainable travel; and the important need to establish animal rights in tourism. But beyond that, what travel trends can we expect to see in 2019?

Dawn Jorgensen 2 Jan 2019

#BizTrends 2019: What is the key to a successful tourism sector in Africa?
#BizTrends 2019: What is the key to a successful tourism sector in Africa?Article

The quick answer is sustainability, that is both environmental and economic sustainability...

Tim Smith 21 Dec 2018

#BizTrends2019: The Good Life: South Africans seek quality travel experiences
#BizTrends2019: The Good Life: South Africans seek quality travel experiencesArticle

Teresa Richardson, managing director of The Travel Corporation South Africa, identifies overseas and domestic trends that are influencing South African travel decisions and how this will impact travel patterns in 2019 and beyond...

Teresa Richardson 21 Dec 2018

#BizTrends2019: The role of data in sustainable tourism
#BizTrends2019: The role of data in sustainable tourismArticle

Will we see a time coming when tourists will simply slip on a headset and travel without leaving their homes?

Enver Duminy 21 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

Travel megatrends transforming Africa
Travel megatrends transforming AfricaArticle

Travel is an ever-shifting industry; how visitors adapt in their preferences is a challenge for any tourism and hospitality professional to identify and meet their requirements in order to stay relevant...

8 Nov 2018

4 tips to help entrepreneurs maximise their travel budget
4 tips to help entrepreneurs maximise their travel budgetArticle

If you're a small business owner and neither you nor your employees travel frequently, you might brush off the idea of compiling a comprehensive travel and expense management plan as unfeasible, unrealistic and a waste of time. However, there is a direct correlation between travel spend and business growth...

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Seamless Travel - Why shouldn't the journey be as pleasurable as the destination?
Seamless Travel - Why shouldn't the journey be as pleasurable as the destination?Article

Leisure travel is supposed to be a pleasurable experience. Unfortunately, even the best holiday tends to involve large quantities of administration and frustration before you get there...

Bronwyn Williams 20 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

Exploring the world: Where do the globe's most affluent spend their holiday?
Exploring the world: Where do the globe's most affluent spend their holiday?Article

With the holiday season in full swing and affluent increasingly searching for unique experiences rather than growing their material possessions, the luxury travel market is booming. What are the travel trends among the affluent worldwide?

17 Aug 2018

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