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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

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

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Switching on the corporate aspect of travel for economic growthArticle

With the release last week of South Africa's GDP Q2 figures and President Cyril Ramaphosa's calls for a quick and bold plan to place South Africa on a "rapid growth trajectory", a spotlight is shone on tourism as the sector with the greatest potential to reignite South Africa's economy, sustainably...

16 Sep 2020

SA wins bid to host the 59th ICCA's global hybrid experience conference
SA wins bid to host the 59th ICCA's global hybrid experience conferenceArticle

Attendees, partners and the general public can join in the host destination Kaohsiung, virtually or in one of ICCA's seven regional hubs; Cape Town, Kuching, Latin America, Luxembourg, Malaga, North America, Riyadh...

2 Sep 2020

Pushing the boundaries for Africa - Fuelled by global partners
Pushing the boundaries for Africa - Fuelled by global partnersArticle

With delegate registrations and award nominations now open, the 2020 Africa Brand Summit is set to push several boundaries...

Issued by Africa Brand Summit 31 Aug 2020

Not taking lockdown lying down: A 360 industry overview
Not taking lockdown lying down: A 360 industry overviewArticle

An overview of Bizcommunity's Press Offices, companies and organisations putting the grit in integrity, by continuing to communicate and innovate despite the many challenges of the Covid-19 lockdown...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 21 Apr 2020

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KZN to stake its claim as Africa's MICE and bleisure tourism destinationArticle

"There is a large market of travellers who come for business but extend their stay by a few extra days in order to explore the country...We want these 'bleisure' delegates to come to KwaZulu-Natal where we have, not only the finest business events venues and infrastructure but also culture, nature and wildlife."

24 Feb 2020

Powerful international speaker line-up at Brand Summit Africa 2020
Powerful international speaker line-up at Brand Summit Africa 2020Article

This year's Brand Summit Africa speaker and panellist line-up include respected international influencers in their fields. The Head of the United National in South Africa will also speak at the summit...

Issued by Africa Brand Summit 6 Feb 2020

The importance of environmental sustainability in tourism and hospitality
The importance of environmental sustainability in tourism and hospitalityArticle

With sustainability being one of the most critical issues facing our world today, a green revolution within the tourism and hospitality industry is vital to ensuring the growth of these sectors into the future...

Brett Hendricks 4 Feb 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

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

Tanzania, a leader in Africa's business tourism events
Tanzania, a leader in Africa's business tourism eventsArticle

Tanzania's growth within the business tourism sector has been driven by growing international recognition of a tourism industry second to none in terms of diversity and quality of experiences...

20 Nov 2019

Africa's exhibition challenges and opportunities
Africa's exhibition challenges and opportunitiesArticle

Scan Display's managing director, Justin Hawes, addresses some of the issues related to the African exhibition industry...

Issued by Scan Display 11 Nov 2019

Regus brings the Flexible Working Revolution to Britam Towers, Nairobi
Regus brings the Flexible Working Revolution to Britam Towers, NairobiArticle

Businesses in Nairobi eagerly await the arrival of the tenth Regus business centre, in Britam Towers - making this its 10th location in Nairobi - in November 2019...

Issued by GO Content Lab 8 Oct 2019

Cape Town makes top 10 in official bucket list of the best cities to visit
Cape Town makes top 10 in official bucket list of the best cities to visitArticle

Cape Town has made it into the top 10 of global travel website, Big 7 Travel's, new, official list of the 'Top 50 Bucket List Destinations 2019'...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 6 Aug 2019

The 2020 Brand Summit South Africa set to boost business tourism
The 2020 Brand Summit South Africa set to boost business tourismArticle

Organisers of the annual Brand Summit South Africa are already in discussions with various partners to stretch the event into a week-long one, starting in 2020...

Issued by Africa Brand Summit 3 Jul 2019

The SA tourism market: Taking stock of the landscape
The SA tourism market: Taking stock of the landscapeArticle

As the tourism industry rallies together, motivated by the president's call to double visitor numbers to around 21 million by 2030, it is worth taking stock of where the industry is at the moment, and the most attractive opportunities for reaching that ambitious figure...

Christelle Grohmann and Lee-Anne Bac 27 Jun 2019

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Africa hotel growth expected to remain positive despite economic uncertaintyArticle

Opportunities aplenty for business tourism in Africa according to PwC's ninth edition of the Hotels Outlook: 2019-2023, which includes information about hotel accommodation in South Africa, Nigeria, Mauritius, Kenya and Tanzania...

27 Jun 2019

#AfricaMonth: Africa's top leisure destinations for business travellers
#AfricaMonth: Africa's top leisure destinations for business travellersArticle

Intra-Africa travel should be a priority for every South African...

Jenna Berndt 21 May 2019

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TBI records below normal performance for SA business tourism in Q1Article

Below normal business conditions were recorded across the board for the second half of 2018 and are expected to persist into the first half of 2019...

28 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

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Stable real estate market continues to draw investment in Casablanca - JLLArticle

JLL's 2018 Year in Review report has outlined a relatively stable real estate market in Casablanca across its hospitality, retail and industrial sectors...

6 Mar 2019

#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overview
#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overviewArticle

Bizcommunity invited contributors to join its vision for Africa (with over 230 industry trend contributions making up the 2019 report) at BizTrendsLIVE!, which took place at Ster-Kinekor Sandton City in Johannesburg on Thursday, 31 January.

Jessica Tennant, Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: 9 Africa Trends for 2019
#BizTrends2019: 9 Africa Trends for 2019Article

Bizcommunity.Africa has curated our business-to-business outlook for Africa for this year...

Louise Marsland 31 Jan 2019

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#MeetingsAfrica2019: Building a shared economyArticle

In his opening address at the 2019 Meetings Africa launch, South African Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona delved into how SA Tourism is looking to grow business tourism in the country through NCB efforts to sell the country as a business events destination of choice...

30 Jan 2019

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SPM reports positive tourism levy growth despite challengesArticle

Stellenbosch Publicity & Marketing reported positive growth in income derived from tourism levies last week during its AGM at Devon Valley Hotel. The 1% levy from member companies, mainly accommodation establishments, increased by 28%, representing approximately R127,000...

29 Jan 2019

Cape Town CBD continues to attract hotel property developers
Cape Town CBD continues to attract hotel property developersArticle

Even through South Africa's technical recession and the Western Cape drought, foreign tourism rose by 2.4% in 2017, building on a 12.8% increase in 2016...

21 Dec 2018

Cape Town to host Agritech Africa conference, exhibition in 2020
Cape Town to host Agritech Africa conference, exhibition in 2020Article

Cape Town and the Western Cape Convention Bureau, together with the support of the South African National Convention Bureau will play host to Kenes Exhibitions' Agritech Africa 2020 in Cape Town.

11 Dec 2018

Why human interaction is still relevant in growing hospitality
Why human interaction is still relevant in growing hospitalityArticle

"Today, there are roughly 124 different roles available across food & beverage, housekeeping, front office and chef departments. This industry is possibly the most diverse environment to cater to varied personality types, and this won't change much in the future."

11 Dec 2018

Cape Town, Western Cape secures over R1bn in business events
Cape Town, Western Cape secures over R1bn in business eventsArticle

Meetings secured are expected to attract 32,080 delegates between May and September...

11 Dec 2018

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Cape Town nominated as world's leading festival, events destinationArticle

The City of Cape Town, recognised as the Events Capital of Africa, has been nominated as World's Leading Festival and Events Destination at the 2018 World Travel Awards, set to take place at the Pátio da Galé, in Lisbon, Portugal, on 1 December 2018...

17 Oct 2018

Use of innovative technology in designing diverse tourism products
Use of innovative technology in designing diverse tourism productsArticle

Investment in new technology provides the tourism sector with opportunities for novelty, aimed at providing a platform for designing new and tangible tourism products...

Josephine Wawira 12 Oct 2018

Joburg Tourism launches information portal for business, leisure travellers
Joburg Tourism launches information portal for business, leisure travellersArticle

Joburg has a new online presence following the recent launch of Visit.Joburg by Joburg Tourism...

2 Oct 2018

Cape Town selected to host IAU General Assembly in 2024
Cape Town selected to host IAU General Assembly in 2024Article

The International Astronomical Union has selected Cape Town as the host city its General Assembly in 2024...

6 Sep 2018

2019 YPO Edge, Global Leadership Conference is Cape Town bound
2019 YPO Edge, Global Leadership Conference is Cape Town boundArticle

Cape Town has been selected as the host of the 2019 YPO Edge and Global Leadership Conference (GLC) taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in March 2019...

22 Aug 2018

Why creating leadership positions for women in tourism is important
Why creating leadership positions for women in tourism is importantArticle

The Executive Development Programme (EDP) for Women in Tourism (WiT) leadership talk recently took place to discuss strategies to increase the number of women in strategic leadership positions in the industry...

21 Aug 2018

The importance of the MICE industry and business events in South Africa
The importance of the MICE industry and business events in South AfricaArticle

What is MICE and how does it impact our economy?...

Issued by GL events South Africa 16 Aug 2018

UnionPay establishes closer ties between Chinese, SA tourism
UnionPay establishes closer ties between Chinese, SA tourismArticle

UnionPay International has forged relationships with the Cape Town-based tourism industry to highlight the benefits of attracting the Chinese market...

8 Aug 2018

Tourism growth for Stellenbosch and South Africa looks promising
Tourism growth for Stellenbosch and South Africa looks promisingArticle

The recently held Stellenbosch Business Tourism Indaba 2018 which took place at Cavalli Wine and Stud Farm in Stellenbosch saw panel discussions centred around business tourism, not only in Stellenbosch, but that of South Africa and Africa; its transformation, growth and how it is empowering destinations...

24 Jul 2018

Cape Town named number one city in Africa, Middle East
Cape Town named number one city in Africa, Middle EastArticle

In Travel + Leisure's 2018 reader's poll, Cape Town has been named number one favoured city in Africa and the Middle East for the 17th year...

13 Jul 2018

Why Cape Town is still a top tourist hotspot in 2018
Why Cape Town is still a top tourist hotspot in 2018Article

Despite its recent dry spell, with amazingly cheap flights to Cape Town, the Mother City is still a top tourist destination and is raking in tourism awards to prove it...

Issued by SA Airlines 5 Jun 2018

Supporting tourism can reinvigorate the Cape economy
Supporting tourism can reinvigorate the Cape economyArticle

Tourism has long been a huge economic driver. As with any other industry, however, we are vulnerable to slumps...

Judiet Barnes 4 Jun 2018

Creating business communities for African unity
Creating business communities for African unityArticle

The run-up to the 55th Africa Day, celebrated annually on 25 May in parts of Africa and around the world in commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (now the African Union), is an ideal time to reflect on the opportunities presented by a new collective zeitgeist happening in Africa...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 21 May 2018

Joburg moves up global ICCA rankings, now aims for top 100
Joburg moves up global ICCA rankings, now aims for top 100Article

"We have moved from position 186 to 113 globally, while also improving our ranking in Africa from position five to two. Now our team is aiming for a position in the top 100 globally in 2018..."

18 May 2018

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ICCA names Cape Town top MICE destination in AfricaArticle

Cape Town has been named as the number one meetings destination in Africa for the tenth consecutive year...

8 May 2018

Business events can lead the growth of African tourism
Business events can lead the growth of African tourismArticle

As the economy continues to shift from being resource-based, knowledge industries such as tourism will become more sophisticated and important and while business travel makes up just a quarter of the overall tourism pie, its potential extends far beyond its current nominal contribution...

Yugashnee Naicker 24 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

Davinci Hotel awarded Meetings Africa 2018 Green Hotel Award
Davinci Hotel awarded Meetings Africa 2018 Green Hotel AwardArticle

The award recognises the hotel that puts the most effort in maintaining a green footprint across a host of disciplines within its business...

23 Mar 2018

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Drought should not impede Easter travels to the Eastern and Western CapeArticle

Water levels are already stretched in both the Eastern Cape and Western Cape due to the ongoing drought, however, the coastal cities should be more than capable of meeting demand from increased tourism activity...

15 Mar 2018

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