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Air France extends African footprint
Air France extends African footprintArticle

Air France has announced that it will be expanding its operations on the African continent with increased flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Johannesburg, and a brand-new route to Maputo, Mozambique from 20 June 2021...

3 hours ago

Radisson signs third hotel in Zambia
Radisson signs third hotel in ZambiaArticle

"We have been present in Zambia for many years and have long recognised the potential of the country. It was essential for us to complement our presence in Zambia with a resort offering in one of Africa's most visited leisure tourism destinations - the Victoria Falls."

3 hours ago

#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...

1 day ago

Survey: Assessing South Africans' confidence around cruise holidays
Survey: Assessing South Africans' confidence around cruise holidaysArticle

Based on the results of the survey, it would seem that whether they are setting sail or staying on dry land, a significant portion of South Africans intend to keep their holidays local for the time being...

9 Apr 2021

Domestic tourism to the rescue
Domestic tourism to the rescueArticle

Domestic and regional tourism is the light at the end of the tunnel, that holy grail that governments, tourism industries and stakeholders hope will ensure the sector's survival until international travel resumes...

Jenna Berndt 8 Apr 2021

CPT Tourism launches digital visitors' guide
CPT Tourism launches digital visitors' guideArticle

Cape Town Tourism, together with the City of Cape Town, has launched its latest official visitors' guide in digital format, highlighting all the top things to do and see in the Mother City...

7 Apr 2021

Accor opens internationally-branded hotel in Bridgwater
Accor opens internationally-branded hotel in BridgwaterArticle

The new-build property is the first ibis hotel in the UK to showcase Accor's new Plaza-design throughout...

31 Mar 2021

Jumia Ghana launches food festival to support local restaurants
Jumia Ghana launches food festival to support local restaurantsArticle

Africa's e-commerce platform Jumia has announced the launch of its Food Festival Campaign. The campaign, which will run until 11 April 2021, is organised in partnership with local restaurants and supermarkets, as well as blue-chip international restaurant chains such as KFC, Pizza Inn and Burger King...

31 Mar 2021

Satsa to facilitate EC tourism transformation of ownership project
Satsa to facilitate EC tourism transformation of ownership projectArticle

Satsa's Access, Inclusivity and Diversity Committee, under the guidance of the Satsa Eastern Cape Chapter Chair, Mandisa Magwaxaza, has joined forces for good with a member association in the Eastern Cape to pioneer a Proof of Concept that will become a blueprint for sustainable transformation of ownership...

31 Mar 2021

TBCSA CEO awarded Karl Twiggs Floating Trophy
TBCSA CEO awarded Karl Twiggs Floating TrophyArticle

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa CEO, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa was recognised for successfully spearheading the re-opening of the tourism industry in South Africa, following the extended national lockdown put in place by government in March 2020...

26 Mar 2021

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Lions Tour green light bodes well for SA tourism industryArticle

If spectators are permitted, the Lions Tour is expected to bring about 30,000 Lions fans and R6bn in direct and indirect spend to South Africa...

25 Mar 2021

Incubeta to assist SA Tourism maximise global digital investments
Incubeta to assist SA Tourism maximise global digital investmentsArticle

Digital marketing specialist, Incubeta has been appointed as a global digital media partner to South African Tourism. The three-year deal will see Incubeta help maximise technology investment across all 27 of South African Tourism's operating regions...

24 Mar 2021

S.Pellegrino launches Young Chef Academy Monitor report
S.Pellegrino launches Young Chef Academy Monitor reportArticle

The report is dedicated to the global young chefs community...

19 Mar 2021

7 truths about the hotel industry the pandemic reminded us are real
7 truths about the hotel industry the pandemic reminded us are realArticle

Last year gave the hospitality industry a nasty shock, but it also provided an opportunity to create a new environment in which our behaviours and decision-making can contribute to the evolution of better societies and more solidarity...

Tim Cordon 17 Mar 2021

Adaptability is vital for the recovery of the South African hospitality sector
Adaptability is vital for the recovery of the South African hospitality sectorArticle

Covid-19 has taken its toll on South Africa's hospitality industry, but there is still light at the end of the tunnel. Kevin Burley, group operations director at ANEW Hotel & Resorts, shares his expertise on industry trends for the next 12 months and adapting to the new normal...

Kevin Burley 16 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

Vaccine passports may be on the way - but are they a reason for hope or a cause for concern?
Vaccine passports may be on the way - but are they a reason for hope or a cause for concern?Article

The pandemic has exposed inequalities in society. There is concern that tying freedoms to vaccinations may further disadvantage vulnerable groups...

Yara M. Asi 15 Mar 2021

Upcoming speed marketing sessions to aid sector recovery
Upcoming speed marketing sessions to aid sector recoveryArticle

South African Tourism through its business unit, Tourism Grading Council of South Africa is re-imagining the future of speed marketing by hosting virtual sessions for the second time...

11 Mar 2021

Cape Town Stadium launches business lounge
Cape Town Stadium launches business loungeArticle

Following global trends, this shared-space hospitality experience is tailored to be flexible to suit the individual's needs...

10 Mar 2021

FCTG survey shows how Covid has changed the way South Africans travel
FCTG survey shows how Covid has changed the way South Africans travelArticle

Travellers won't book without flexible Ts & Cs and health and safety protocols in place, with the majority saying they want to travel internationally in 2021...

10 Mar 2021

ITIC, WTM Africa partnership to bolster Africa tourism investment opportunities
ITIC, WTM Africa partnership to bolster Africa tourism investment opportunitiesArticle

The International Tourism and Investment Summit's partnership with World Travel Market will leverage each companies' strengths and commitment to propel growth in travel and tourism through innovation in products, destination marketing and investment in sustainable development and infrastructure...

9 Mar 2021

Back to Level 1: Taking a phased approach to resuming corporate travel in 2021
Back to Level 1: Taking a phased approach to resuming corporate travel in 2021Article

As President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a return to Level 1 this week, there is a renewed sense of positivity in the air and the potential for new beginnings...

Oz Desai 5 Mar 2021

Digital health passport launches in South Africa
Digital health passport launches in South AfricaArticle

The user-friendly mobile app will provide support in helping to restart tourism, business, sports, events and job creation on a national level...

3 Mar 2021

Qatar Airways expands SA network with 28 weekly flights
Qatar Airways expands SA network with 28 weekly flightsArticle

The weekly flights will be operated across Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg...

18 Feb 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

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

CoCT, CPT International sets off to grow the aviation economy
CoCT, CPT International sets off to grow the aviation economyArticle

"Together with our strategic business partners, we are implementing recovery plans for this crucial sector and have renewed funding for the successful Cape Town Air Access initiative, located in Wesgro, to ensure we get the aviation sector back on its feet while all roleplayers, including travellers, adhere to strict Covid-19 protocols."

17 Feb 2021

#Budget2021: What the real estate industry can expect
#Budget2021: What the real estate industry can expectArticle

As we await the National Budget Speech later this month, many investors and roleplayers in the real estate industry are holding their breath to gauge the year ahead...

Pearl Scheltema 15 Feb 2021

All things considered... do awards still matter?
All things considered... do awards still matter?Article

In a year in which the ground shifted seismically under our feet, where the collective travel industry is focused on survival rather than award show glory, are awards still relevant?

Linsey Schluter 15 Feb 2021

5 trends that will shape the way South Africans travel in 2021
5 trends that will shape the way South Africans travel in 2021Article

Travel trends ebb and flow, but nothing has reshaped the way that people plan, book and travel quite like Covid-19. While 2020 put paid to many a trip (almost overnight), 2021 will give us the first taste of travel and tourism in a post-pandemic world...

9 Feb 2021

Positioning Mozambique as the premier tourism destination
Positioning Mozambique as the premier tourism destinationArticle

By re-injecting gas revenues into the economy and facilitating infrastructural development nation-wide, Mozambique can realise its goal of becoming a regional tourism leader...

Charné Hundermark 8 Feb 2021

Radisson remains on track to boost Africa hotel development
Radisson remains on track to boost Africa hotel developmentArticle

Ahead of its five-year plan, the Radisson Hotel Group continues its transformation and seeks to cement its leadership across the continent but also aims to be recognized as one of the top three hotel brands in the world.

4 Feb 2021

Covid-19 vaccine - will it signal a return to 'normality' for business travel?
Covid-19 vaccine - will it signal a return to 'normality' for business travel?Article

Business travel took a massive hit in 2020 as Covid-19 led to travel restrictions, border closures and lockdowns. Many companies introduced complete travel bans for their employees, while others opted for essential travel only...

3 Feb 2021

Relief for SA's hospitality sector welcomed as President eases restrictions
Relief for SA's hospitality sector welcomed as President eases restrictionsArticle

Fedhasa calls on consumers and establishments not to jeopardise lives and livelihoods by adhering strictly to the health and hygiene protocols...

2 Feb 2021

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FlySafair receives rights approval to operate between SA and MauritiusArticle

While a schedule is not currently available due to the island nation's travel ban to and from South Africa, the airline will introduce a twice-weekly service as soon as government regulations allow...

1 Feb 2021

Tourism SMMEs: Looking for opportunity in uncertainty
Tourism SMMEs: Looking for opportunity in uncertaintyArticle

It's hard not feel overwhelmed. But while 2020 saw the overnight shutdown of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries, Jurni CEO, Dr Nomvuselelo Songelwa believes that 2021 will usher in a new way of travelling, opportunities amid the uncertainty, and the space to develop new tourism products and services...

28 Jan 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

Government launches R1.2bn Tourism Equity Fund
Government launches R1.2bn Tourism Equity FundArticle

Government on Tuesday launched the Tourism Equity Fund aimed at creating an inclusive and growing tourism sector by supporting entrepreneurship and investment on the supply side of the tourism sector...

27 Jan 2021

SANParks boosts digital transformation strategy
SANParks boosts digital transformation strategyArticle

Datacentrix has been working on a number of projects to support SANParks in its digital transformation journey. This includes the national rollout of software-defined networking technology...

26 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

Losses continue to mount for SA's hospitality industry
Losses continue to mount for SA's hospitality industryArticle

Total income for accommodation dropped by 66,8%, and food and beverage decreased 36,3% year-on-year in November 2020, but the real damage is likely to be far worse...

21 Jan 2021

Seychelles makes itself more accessible to potential visitors
Seychelles makes itself more accessible to potential visitorsArticle

Seychelles is reviewing its entry requirement procedures so as to make the country more accessible to potential visitors as part of the restart of its tourism activities for 2021 and beyond...

20 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

Covid-19 beach closures hit small businesses in Plettenberg Bay
Covid-19 beach closures hit small businesses in Plettenberg BayArticle

Artists and small business owners in Plettenberg bay say they are battling to make a decent living since the beaches were closed...

20 Jan 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

Duty of care - who's responsible for your business trip safety?
Duty of care - who's responsible for your business trip safety?Article

Business as usual has been flipped on its head in 2020. What was for many companies second nature-sending employees across country and continent to meet with clients and colleagues, sign new business and share knowledge-has become a more measured and complex exercise...

18 Jan 2021

Wesgro appoints Monika Iuel as new CMO
Wesgro appoints Monika Iuel as new CMOArticle

Iuel will take lead of the destination marketing organisation and communications and marketing teams from 15 March 2021...

13 Jan 2021

Cape Town's Cloud 9 reopens after six month renovation, expansion
Cape Town's Cloud 9 reopens after six month renovation, expansionArticle

The renovation involved, among other things the addition of eight additional guest rooms with balconies, also adding balconies to several of the existing rooms...

13 Jan 2021

WTTC: Downfall of discriminating against unvaccinated travellers
WTTC: Downfall of discriminating against unvaccinated travellersArticle

With comprehensive Covid-19 testing allowing for the free and safe movement of travellers, there should be no further requirements for proof of vaccination from the coronavirus...

Linda Hohnholz 13 Jan 2021

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