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#MeetingsAfrica: Connecting people and ideas to strengthen Africa's tourism market
#MeetingsAfrica: Connecting people and ideas to strengthen Africa's tourism marketArticle

The first leg of this year's Meetings Africa kicked off with discussions between buyers and exhibitors centred around relationships and sharing of ideas, and how these can impact tourism across the continent...

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Is tourism the answer to Ethiopia's job creation goal?Article

Could a surge in domestic and international travel be the answer Dr Ephrem Tekle, Jobs Creation Commissioner of Ethiopia, is looking for?

2 days ago

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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."

2 days ago

Meetings Africa's BONDay to provide educational sessions for attendees
Meetings Africa's BONDay to provide educational sessions for attendeesArticle

Attendees will learn more about new industry trends which have the potential to contribute to the growth of their businesses...

21 Feb 2020

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5 reasons why luxury local cruising should be your new favourite way to travelArticle

Cruising has many advantages - over and above unlimited legroom and the joy of only having to unpack once...

20 Feb 2020

WTM Africa continues commitment to advance sustainable travel in 2020
WTM Africa continues commitment to advance sustainable travel in 2020Article

WTM Africa 2020 is tackling travel sustainability at macro and micro levels this year, by lining up a number of eco-conscious initiatives alongside recognising game-changing sustainability practices in the African travel industry...

19 Feb 2020

Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achieved
Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achievedArticle

We analysed what the world's top 58 airlines - such as American Airlines, British Airways and Qantas - are doing about climate change. Even the best airlines are not doing anywhere near enough...

Susanne Becken 17 Feb 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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Accor set to expand Ethiopia footprint with new Ibis Styles hotelArticle

Accor Hotels, in partnership with Yuluch Elyano Trading plc, is expanding its presence in Ethiopia with the opening of a new property under its design-led economy brand, Ibis Styles...

13 Feb 2020

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Virgin Atlantic returns to Cape TownArticle

Cape Town Air Access has announced the return of Virgin Atlantic back to Cape Town. The direct flight from London Heathrow to Cape Town will commence from October 2020...

13 Feb 2020

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The coronavirus is impacting outbound travel from South AfricaArticle

Members of the Association of Southern African Travel Agents confirm that, in particular, leisure travel has been affected...

12 Feb 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

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Time for SONA to map out "the how" for tourismArticle

Now is the time for focus, funds and fast action to make a real difference, and we need both SONA and the upcoming Budget Speech to address concrete steps head-on, to fast-track tourism...

Lee-Anne Bac 11 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

5 trends impacting the SA tourism sector in 2020
5 trends impacting the SA tourism sector in 2020Article

Changes in the local and global economy compel businesses in tourism to be proactive and agile in dealing with challenges and opportunities presented by evolving market dynamics...

10 Feb 2020

4 trends that will disrupt the status quo of corporate travel
4 trends that will disrupt the status quo of corporate travelArticle

Oz Desai, General Manager Corporate Traveller, shares his views on how the next decade will challenge the status quo of corporate travel in South Africa...

Oz Desai 10 Feb 2020

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Airline passenger market: Africa leads all regions with a 5.0% demand increaseArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its global passenger traffic results, which shows that passenger demand rose by 4.2% compared to 2018...

7 Feb 2020

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How will future generations disrupt meetings and events?Article

Just when you thought you'd started to understand what makes millennials tick, a new generation has reared its head: Gen Z. And, they're about to disrupt the MICE industry drastically...

6 Feb 2020

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Why cruises could represent the future of domestic travelArticle

The biggest attraction with cruising is its all-inclusive offering...

Ross Volk 5 Feb 2020

AAXO Roar names WTM Africa best overall exhibition for 2019
AAXO Roar names WTM Africa best overall exhibition for 2019Article

The AAXO ROAR Awards are aimed at acknowledging and recognising excellence in the exhibition industry and are judged on successful exhibition strategies incorporating marketing, public relations, operations and activation...

5 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

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

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New research: Face-to-face meetings most effective for business successArticle

The new study, conducted by Talk2 Media & Events, surveyed over 200 buyers and exhibitors from across the Asia Pacific region looking at industry challenges and the most valued attributes...

4 Feb 2020

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Table Mountain Cableway expands safety measures for visitorsArticle

With so many people visiting this New7Wonder of the natural world, safety remains paramount at one of South Africa's leading tourist attractions...

4 Feb 2020

The coronavirus will hit the tourism and travel sector hard
The coronavirus will hit the tourism and travel sector hardArticle

The economic impacts of the new coronavirus on the travel and tourism industry will be felt in every corner of the world and almost every sector of the economy...

Marion Joppe 3 Feb 2020

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MSC Cruises takes precautionary health measures against coronavirusArticle

While there are no cases of coronavirus on board any of MSC Cruises' ships, these measures are additional steps to secure the health and well-being of all guests and crew...

31 Jan 2020

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China-bound travellers urged to reconsider plansArticle

The Center for Disease Control has issued a Level 3 Warning to avoid non-essential travel to China in its entirety...

31 Jan 2020

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Tourism trends for 2020: Africa to dominate the landscapeArticle

When it comes to growth relating to where travellers want to spend their holidays in 2020 and beyond, Africa will remain the world's top performer...

Guy Stehlik 27 Jan 2020

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4 innovations to disrupt SA tourism in 2020Article

Will 2020 herald in the decade of flying cars, AI concierges and holograph meetings with clients and colleagues across the world?

27 Jan 2020

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Personalising the unique traveller experience through AIArticle

The greater the pool of data, the more potential it has for valuable business insights, particularly in industries like travel where the spotlight is increasingly shining on personalisation...

Adrian Roodt 23 Jan 2020

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WiT Africa 2020 to connect Asian and African travel marketsArticle

The first WiT Africa, to be held on May 28 at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town will explore the opportunities and dynamism of a region that echoes what has been seen in Asia's emerging markets...

23 Jan 2020

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Ugu South Coast Tourism launches new app for holidaymakers and localsArticle

The app uses geolocation and GPS so visitors can easily find their preferred tourism product or locate various sites within KwaZulu-Natal South Coast with ease...

23 Jan 2020

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Deadline closing in for inaugural WTM Africa Travel & Tourism AwardsArticle

Themed Under African Skies, the awards seek to celebrate the outstanding tourism promotional work done by private sector companies and individuals, in eight categories, which are judged by an independent panel of international industry experts.

21 Jan 2020

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Table Mountain Cableway releases annual maintenance datesArticle

For continued compliance with the Swiss Governing Body for Cableways standards in terms of machinery specifications, maintenance requirements and procedures, extraordinary maintenance tasks require a shutdown and cannot be done in between normal operations...

21 Jan 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

#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

Radisson RED calls SA creatives to enter #REDexperiment 2.0
Radisson RED calls SA creatives to enter #REDexperiment 2.0Article

The Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront, Cape Town is once again embarking on a #REDexperiment competition, to offer South African designers and creatives the opportunity to design the hotel's new staff uniform, which includes a T-shirt, a cap and a long-sleeve jacket; with entries closing on 31 January 2020...

20 Jan 2020

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South Africans to pay more for Schengen VisaArticle

South Africans will as from next month pay a fee of €80 instead of €60 when applying for a Schengen Visa from South Africa...

17 Jan 2020

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Airlink to operate exclusively under new 4Z flight codeArticle

The new commercial arrangement is based on an existing partnership - a franchise agreement - between Airline and South African Airways. Previously, the franchise agreement saw flights operated by Airlink carry the SA8 flight designator; under the new commercial arrangement, however, they will operate as Airlink's unique 4Z code...

17 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

AAVEA to co-host first annual IAAPA SA Summit
AAVEA to co-host first annual IAAPA SA SummitArticle

Taking place on 27 January to 27-February 2020 - in Johannesburg and Cape Town - the event will give attendees a unique and in-depth experience around the country...

16 Jan 2020

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Semigration: What's all the hype about?Article

Grant Smee, entrepreneur, property investor and himself a semigrant shares his views on this growing trend...

Grant Smee 16 Jan 2020

Tintswalo Atlantic joins luxury travel network Virtuoso
Tintswalo Atlantic joins luxury travel network VirtuosoArticle

Tintswalo Atlantic's acceptance into Virtuoso gives it direct relationships with the world's leading leisure travel agencies in North and Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East...

16 Jan 2020

4 tips to help business travellers stress less in 2020
4 tips to help business travellers stress less in 2020Article

Most business travellers tend to skip exercising, sleep less and forgo healthy eating for the duration of their trip. These bad habits end up impacting on their health and stress levels...

13 Jan 2020

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Radisson Hotel set to debut in Reunion IslandArticle

The group is now present in three of the four main Indian Ocean Islands, bringing their Indian Ocean portfolio to seven hotels in operation and under development...

10 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: Waste management in the hospitality sector in 2020Article

Effective waste management is a universal problem that affects us all. It's the one factor we, in the hospitality industry, can collectively prevent from worsening during 2020...

Sharmila Ragunanan 10 Jan 2020

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South Africans should work together to make the country a destination of choiceArticle

The tourism sector is one that has managed to demonstrate great resilience despite a less than favourable economic climate...

Jerry Mabena 9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Managing human-digital relationships in the hospitality education sector
#BizTrends2020: Managing human-digital relationships in the hospitality education sectorArticle

Trends disrupting and evolving industry dynamics create opportunities for new players on the market, new business models, and new kinds of travel experiences...

Vera Schneider 8 Jan 2020

Emirates adds plant-based options in celebration of Veganuary
Emirates adds plant-based options in celebration of VeganuaryArticle

Emirates is celebrating Veganuary on board by including an additional plant-based option on its menus for the month of January...

8 Jan 2020

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