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SA government to support trade and tourism development, deputy minister tells Africa Trade Week
SA government to support trade and tourism development, deputy minister tells Africa Trade WeekArticle

Tourism and hospitality will be a key driver of economic growth and job creation in South Africa, and the government is gearing up to create an environment conducive for the growth of the sector...

17 hours ago

What to expect from the 123rd Durban July
What to expect from the 123rd Durban JulyArticle

The Vodacom Durban July (VDJ) will return for the 123rd time at the Greyville Racecourse in KZN on 6 July 2019...

17 hours ago

Canal Walk Retail Excellence Awards honour top retailers
Canal Walk Retail Excellence Awards honour top retailersArticle

Canal Walk Shopping Centre's top retailers were recognised at its Retail Excellence Awards, an annual celebratory event that acknowledges standout tenants...

17 hours ago

8 firms reveal designs for Uber Air skyports
8 firms reveal designs for Uber Air skyportsArticle

SHoP Architects, Gensler, Corgan, and Humphreys & Partners Architects are among the firms revealing new skyports designs for Uber Air...

19 hours ago

#BizTourismReport: SA tourism market analyses for June 2019
#BizTourismReport: SA tourism market analyses for June 2019Article

This is a monthly series of articles to provide market intelligence on the tourism industry in South Africa...

Martin Jansen van Vuuren 21 hours ago

Carla da Silva is back in the cockpit at BARSA
Carla da Silva is back in the cockpit at BARSAArticle

Carla da Silva, Air Mauritius Regional Manager: Africa and Latin America, has been re-elected as chairman to the Board of International Airlines South Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

Border screening at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. EPA-EFE/DANIEL IRUNGU
Kenya responded fast to Ebola scare, but cross-border risk remains highArticle

The second largest Ebola virus disease outbreak on record is currently raging in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with over 2,000 cases and more than 1,400 deaths recorded...

Abdhalah Ziraba 3 days ago

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#SONA2019: SA to double international tourist arrivals in ten yearsArticle

Government will double international tourist arrivals to 21 million by 2030, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced.

3 days ago

Travel to the Vodacom Durban July 2019 in style, on the Blue Train
Travel to the Vodacom Durban July 2019 in style, on the Blue TrainArticle

We're off to the races! Quite literally with the 2019 Vodacom Durban July...

Issued by Havas Johannesburg 20 Jun 2019

The Box Shop June 16 Food Market backed by American Express celebrated a youth on the rise
The Box Shop June 16 Food Market backed by American Express celebrated a youth on the riseArticle

Vilakazi Street came alive as it was transformed into the epitome of youth culture hustle, echoing the entrepreneurial and creative spirit of 2019...

Issued by OnPoint PR 20 Jun 2019

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#YouthMonth: Staying the course of passion in hospitalityArticle

For Youth Month, we chat to Isabelle Boast, hospitality student at Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne to find out more about the growing hospitality opportunity, participation in the industry and the importance of being challenged as a youth...

Robin Fredericks 20 Jun 2019

Travel insurance, why its not a one-size-fits-all solution
Travel insurance, why its not a one-size-fits-all solutionArticle

Last year saw around 515,398 South Africans travelling to destinations abroad, and according to StatsSA's estimates, this year will see even more people venturing outside of South Africa's borders...

20 Jun 2019

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Swissport, Sita join forces to develop new predictive solutions to make air travel easierArticle

By collecting and combining different sets of data, services can be designed based on the individual customer needs and processes will become even more efficient...

20 Jun 2019

#CannesLions2019: Radio Lions winners!
#CannesLions2019: Radio Lions winners!Article

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 20 June with the 2019 Radio & Audio Lions announced during the Communication award ceremony, with SA once again roaring with metal!

19 Jun 2019

What I learnt from my father
What I learnt from my fatherArticle

With Father's Day having just passed us by, Zodwa Kumalo-Valentine caught up with Samsonite brand ambassador Mohale Motaung to talk about his father's influence in his life, his passion for business and love affair with travel...

Issued by Samsonite 19 Jun 2019

It's good to talk even in a high-tech world
It's good to talk even in a high-tech worldArticle

When we think of industries obsessed with customer experience, we often think about travel, retail or even retail banking...

Roger Woodend 19 Jun 2019

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Keeping up with the iGenners: Reinventing travel for Gen ZArticle

Whether you love or loathe the selfies, the "wokeness" and general thrust of Generation Z culture, the ideas, technologies and resultant change this vibrant populace of our era has ushered in, cannot be overstated...

Odette Faling 19 Jun 2019

2019 Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge calls on SA winemakers to enter
2019 Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge calls on SA winemakers to enterArticle

Submissions will be assessed by a panel of seasoned critics, winemakers and sommeliers. Entries should be delivered to Villiera in Stellenbosch between 15 and 18 July 2019. Winners will be announced on 30 August 2019...

19 Jun 2019

The six #CannesLions2019 Reach Lions Grand Prix winners...
#CannesLions2019: Reach Lions winners!Article

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on Wednesday, 19 June, with the 2019 Creative Data, Creative Strategy, Direct, Media, PR and Social & Influencer winners announced during the Reach award ceremony...

19 Jun 2019

African Tourism Board, ATA join forces to support the World to Africa Tourism Conference
African Tourism Board, ATA join forces to support the World to Africa Tourism ConferenceArticle

New York-based African Tourism Association is getting ready for their World to Africa' Tourism Conference in Johannesburg from 22 to 26 July 2019...

19 Jun 2019

Boeing seeks to replace costly airborne tests with digital simulation
Boeing seeks to replace costly airborne tests with digital simulationArticle

According to the latest reports, Boeing is considering phasing out some old-school airborne jet tests and relying more on digital simulation analysis in order to "streamline" the flight safety certification of its latest long-range 777X and future planes...

19 Jun 2019

Futureproof yourself with STEM for these 7 careers that could exist in 2050
Futureproof yourself with STEM for these 7 careers that could exist in 2050Article

While many of today's occupations will continue to be a part of the future - some will transform into something entirely new or disappear altogether...

18 Jun 2019

Teach in the US - applications open for 2020 programme
Teach in the US - applications open for 2020 programmeArticle

Over the past two decades, Participate Learning has given hundreds of South African teachers the opportunity to teach and live in the United States, and now the August 2020 programme is open for application...

18 Jun 2019

#YouthMonth: Are you a Youthpreneur?
#YouthMonth: Are you a Youthpreneur?Article

Are you a youthpreneur who would like to be featured on Bizcommunity as an opinion leader in your sector? This Youth Month, Bizcommunity invites you to nominate your favourite youth influencers in any industry making a difference in our region...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Jun 2019

Protea Hotels by Marriott voted coolest hotel brand in SA
Protea Hotels by Marriott voted coolest hotel brand in SAArticle

For the ninth consecutive year, Protea Hotels by Marriott has been named South Africa's Coolest Hotel Brand in the Sunday Times Generation Next Survey for 2019...

18 Jun 2019

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American Express launches vPayment in South Africa for TMCsArticle

American Express has launched vPayment in the South African market, offering travellers and travel agents a safe, simple and reliable way to pay for their travel bookings...

18 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

#CannesLions2019: All the SA winners!
#CannesLions2019: All the SA winners!Article

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity came to an end on 21 June 2019, rounding out a full week of award shows that celebrated creativity across various categories. Here's how SA fared overall...

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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#BehindtheSelfie with... Simon HillArticle

This #YouthMonth, we go behind the selfie with Simon Hill, presenter on Mansfield in the Morning, head of creative at Hot 91.9FM, and Liberty Radio Awards 2019 Bright Star, awarded to those with an intrinsic understanding and love for the medium, respects its past, but who also has great ideas about its future...

Leigh Andrews 18 Jun 2019

#CannesLions2019: Radio & Audio shortlist
#CannesLions2019: Radio & Audio shortlistArticle

The Cannes Lions Radio & Audio shortlist has been released, with SA seeing four agencies appear with multiple entries making it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2019...

14 Jun 2019

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International Bartender of The Year hosts masterclasses in SAArticle

Joe Schofield, reigning "International Bartender of The Year 2018" and one of the more recognised names in the global bar industry, is set to land on South Africa's shores June 2019...

14 Jun 2019

Global cryptocurrency regulation standards expected in June
Global cryptocurrency regulation standards expected in JuneArticle

During a speech at Consenus 2019, Sigal Mandelker, the US Treasury's Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, reiterated the projection that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will adopt international standards for cryptocurrency-based services in June 2019...

Christopher Murrer and Dean Joffe 14 Jun 2019

#Newsmaker: SundanceTV Shorts winner recognised globally for zombie film
#Newsmaker: SundanceTV Shorts winner recognised globally for zombie filmArticle

On her return from the Sundance Film Festival in London, where she premiered her award-winning short film Life's a Drag, Johannesburg-based filmmaker Kate D'hotman tells us what she learnt through the experience...

Jessica Tennant 14 Jun 2019

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Cape Town Tourism looks to Muslim travel to boost local tourismArticle

By 2020, approximately 26% of the world's population will be Muslim, but most importantly for tourism destinations like Cape Town, Muslim tourism is already one of the fastest growing sectors...

14 Jun 2019

#YouthMonth: Ondela Mlandu is shifting the Africa travel mindset
#YouthMonth: Ondela Mlandu is shifting the Africa travel mindsetArticle

"Has anybody ever asked you what you're passionate about and you can't help but have a glow before you respond?"

Robin Fredericks 14 Jun 2019

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Future of travel: British Airways looks to AI to improve air travel experiencesArticle

British Airways chairman and CEO, Alex Cruz is encouraging AI experts to come up with new ideas to make travel more frictionless...

14 Jun 2019

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Cape Town Air Access to promote New York/Newark-Cape Town routeArticle

As a mark of a collaborative effort between United Airlines and Cape Town Air Access, Cape Town and the Western Cape will be represented at the annual United Airlines Global Sales Conference in Anaheim on 17 June 2019...

14 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

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Canal+ International to launch Canal+ University in AfricaArticle

Canal + International launches Canal + University to provide professional training to audiovisual actors in Africa...

14 Jun 2019

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The President Hotel turns 21: A coming of ageArticle

The President Hotel in Bantry Bay, Cape Town celebrated 21 years of exceptional experiences and memories since the late Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela opened the newly rebuilt iconic President Hotel in 1998...

Juanita Pienaar 13 Jun 2019

#YouthMonth: A career in tourism is yours for the taking
#YouthMonth: A career in tourism is yours for the takingArticle

A dynamic, fulfilling career in tourism and hospitality awaits young school leavers, graduates and professionals - that is the message myself and the Dream Hotels & Resorts team would like to share with South Africa's youth...

Sharmila Ragunanan 13 Jun 2019

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Capsicum and The Private Hotel School partner with youth travel specialists OVCArticle

Local culinary food and hospitality institutions, Capsicum Culinary Studio and The Private Hotel School, have partnered with youth travel specialists OVC to give their students the opportunity to work in hotels and resorts in the US for 12 months in paid internships...

13 Jun 2019

Gen-Z really loves property, wants to own before 30
Gen-Z really loves property, wants to own before 30Article

It's Youth Month, when SA focuses on the 38% of the population aged between 18 and 35. But there are two distinct generations of consumers represented within that cohort, and they have very different ideas about real estate...

Rudi Botha 13 Jun 2019

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