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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

David Morobe, executive general manager: impact investment, Business Partners
#BizFinFocus: Read the signs to forge ahead in a gloomy economyArticle

Although the International Monetary Fund gave South Africa's economic growth prospects a downward revision for this year, 2020 could still hold significant opportunities for business owners who know where to look...

David Morobe 12 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

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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 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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UNWTO addresses travel industry on coronavirusArticle

During times of crisis, tourism has to live up to its responsibility as an integral part of the wider society. The sector must put people and their wellbeing first...

Juergen T Steinmetz 3 Feb 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

PRISM Awards calls for 2020 entries
PRISM Awards calls for 2020 entriesArticle

The call is out for all communications and public relations consultancies to submit their online entries for the industry's most sought-after awards...

Issued by PRISA 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

#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

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

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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: Data, mobility and content are the key media trends as we enter 2020
#BizTrends2020: Data, mobility and content are the key media trends as we enter 2020Article

This past decade has been a decade of disruption globally...

Cathy Ibal 6 Jan 2020

Aleph Hospitality opens first hotel in Kenya
Aleph Hospitality opens first hotel in KenyaArticle

The new hotel marks the hotel management company's first operation in Kenya, with three further contracts already signed...

17 Dec 2019

Pilot phase of new tourism booking tool kicks off
Pilot phase of new tourism booking tool kicks offArticle

The booking tool is expected to level the playing field for tourism players in South Africa by empowering all tourism businesses, including smaller and rural-based SMMEs, to access customers through a digital platform...

8 Dec 2019

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Building an inclusive and sustainable tourism sector for allArticle

The third of December marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities as well as the start of Disability Awareness Month, in South Africa. Observing this month affords the tourism sector to once again place greatly needed emphasis on universal accessibility...

4 Dec 2019

It's official: Foreign children no longer require an unabridged birth certificate
It's official: Foreign children no longer require an unabridged birth certificateArticle

As of 8 November 2019, foreign families travelling to South Africa with their children will no longer be required to present the minors' unabridged birth certificates at the port of entry...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 3 Dec 2019

South Africans travelling to France is on the up
South Africans travelling to France is on the upArticle

More South Africans are diversifying their holidays and are choosing to visit the French Alps during European summer and winter, enjoying the very best of sun and snow holidays, according to the 2019 Club Med Southern Africa French Mountain Holiday Report...

Issued by Urban Espresso 2 Dec 2019

Brett Hendricks, CEO, Thebe Tourism Group
Fly the flag with domestic tourismArticle

We owe the Springboks a great debt of gratitude. The team's Rugby World Cup victory proved to be a much-needed pick-me-up in the wake of doom and gloom over the past year...

Brett Hendricks 28 Nov 2019

Shaun Moleea, RC Alumnus and founder of Socioolite Travel & Tours
Shaun Moleea, RC Alumnus and founder of Socioolite Travel & ToursArticle

We recently caught up with Shaun Moleea an RC Alumnus to learn more about his business - Socioolite Travel & Tours which he started in 2015...

Issued by Rosebank College 26 Nov 2019

South African cruise season opens with a bang
South African cruise season opens with a bangArticle

Forget what you think you know about cruising. Today's cruise liners have turned cruising on its head, offering an experience that suits absolutely everyone...

Natalie Major 22 Nov 2019

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SAA may not be able to pay November salariesArticle

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan's announcement that SAA may not be able to pay workers' salaries at the end of November, comes as a shocker to SAA employees and taxpayers alike...

22 Nov 2019

United's first non-stop service to Cape Town on the horizon
United's first non-stop service to Cape Town on the horizonArticle

In just under a month, United Airlines will launch the first-ever nonstop service between Cape Town and New York/Newark, commencing 16 December 2019...

19 Nov 2019

Timeshare resorts shine at Lilizela Awards
Timeshare resorts shine at Lilizela AwardsArticle

Quality holidays and the valuable contribution that timeshare resorts make to the country's tourism value-chain were recognised at this year's Lilizela Tourism Awards...

Issued by Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa 14 Nov 2019

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SA-csi ranking reveals low-cost, local airlines lead customer satisfactionArticle

FlySafair leads the 2018 South African Customer Satisfaction Index ranking, with 78 points out of 100, followed by British Airways (Comair) which scored 75.7 and Kulula Airlines reached 74.4 - all-in leader positions...

14 Nov 2019

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TBCSA addresses SA outbound travel concerns following unabridged waiverArticle

ASATA had expressed concerns regarding outbound travel by South African children; following this, the TBCSA together with ASATA have engaged with the Minister of Tourism Hon. Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane...

14 Nov 2019

Asata outraged at unabridged birth certificates waiver not extended to South Africans
Asata outraged at unabridged birth certificates waiver not extended to South AfricansArticle

The Association of Southern African Travel Agents has reacted with outrage following the announcement that the removal of the onerous requirement to present an unabridged birth certificate when travelling with minors will not be extended to South African citizens.

12 Nov 2019

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Decision to waiver unabridged birth certificate welcomedArticle

South African Tourism acting CEO, Sthembiso Dlamini, has welcomed the news that international minors travelling to South Africa no longer require Unabridged Birth Certificates or consent letters when travelling with their parents...

11 Nov 2019

Realm Digital celebrates 20 years of industry success
Realm Digital celebrates 20 years of industry successArticle

Back in 1999, the internet was filled with dial-up tones, dancing babies and more 'Under Construction' pages than we care to remember. It was, however, also filled with innovation with the potential to change the world...

Issued by Realm Digital 5 Nov 2019

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SA Tourism to exhibit at WTM LondonArticle

Attendance at the event forms part of South African Tourism's global strategy to double international tourist arrivals to the country to 21 million by 2030...

30 Oct 2019

Tribes: Introducing a new way to appeal to readers
Tribes: Introducing a new way to appeal to readersArticle

In a time when consumers are spoiled for choice, brands have come to realise that for their message to be heard above the chaos of a cluttered advertising environment they need to zone into those consumers who want to listen...

Issued by Ads24 29 Oct 2019

ATMDubai: Unlocking the tourism potential of Saudi, India, Russia and China
ATMDubai: Unlocking the tourism potential of Saudi, India, Russia and ChinaArticle

New forums and events to place the spotlight on tourism opportunities from leading source markets for Middle East destinations...

29 Oct 2019

SA business travel forecast shows positive trend for 2020
SA business travel forecast shows positive trend for 2020Article

Predicting positive growth in 2020, analysts say there is good news for South African SMEs, whose bargaining power they see rising with the market's size and spend...

25 Oct 2019

AfDB in Angola (L - R): Joohoon Kim, Chargé d’ Affaires of the Republic of Korea in Angola; Moono Mupotola, the Bank’s Director for Regional Development & Regional Integration; Joffre Van-Dúnem Júnior, Minister of Commerce; Sérgio dos Santos, Secretary of State for Economy; Joseph Ribeiro, the Bank’s Country M.anager for Angola
Angolan study to improve competitiveness in tradeArticle

African Development Bank funds Angola initiative to improve business environment...

24 Oct 2019

SA Tourism calls on tourism businesses to join Travel Trade Friday
SA Tourism calls on tourism businesses to join Travel Trade FridayArticle

The aim of Travel Trade Friday is to find new products and services and update the existing products and services, in order to promote South Africa's tourism offerings to trade and media...

16 Oct 2019

Travelstart acquires Club Travel Group
Travelstart acquires Club Travel GroupArticle

Travelstart has completed its acquisition of Southern Africa's Club Travel Group...

10 Oct 2019

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700 new hotel restaurants and bars will be opened in Africa by 2025Article

A new study forecasts that 700 new hotel restaurants and bars will be opened in Africa by 2025, in internationally branded hotels...

3 Oct 2019

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All the winners of the 2019 Lisbon International Advertising FestArticle

The 2019 Lisbon International Advertising Festival was recently held at the Pavilhão do Conhecimento, Centro Ciência Viva in Portugal...

23 Sep 2019

Family travel in 2019 and trends to tap into this #TourismMonth
Family travel in 2019 and trends to tap into this #TourismMonthArticle

September is Tourism Month in South Africa. Just ahead of the peak family travel season, it's an ideal time for businesses to be promoting domestic tourism and to encourage a culture of travel among locals...

Sharmila Ragunanan 13 Sep 2019

SA's local tourism market still holds potential for growth
SA's local tourism market still holds potential for growthArticle

Despite the prevailing tough economic conditions putting pressure on disposable income, South Africans are still travelling and touring local destinations...

11 Sep 2019

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#WomensMonth: Female leaders in travel share their secrets for successArticle

In celebration of Women's Month this August, three accomplished female leaders from South Africa's travel and tourism industry share some of their stories and advice for other female employees and leaders...

Jenna Berndt 20 Aug 2019

Two Tone Group becomes a member of the prestigious global Travel Consul
Two Tone Group becomes a member of the prestigious global Travel ConsulArticle

One of South Africa's most cutting-edge integrated agencies has become the latest inductee into the prestigious Travel Consul, sealing its brand as a bona fide global leader in the travel and tourism communication industry...

Issued by Orchard on 25 14 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: How Zeenith Rahiman shaped her purpose with passion
#WomensMonth: How Zeenith Rahiman shaped her purpose with passionArticle

This Women's Month, we chat to Zeenith Rahiman, Air France KLM Royal Dutch Airlines commercial director, who has been with the company for over 15 years...

Robin Fredericks 11 Aug 2019

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#AfricaTourismReport: An analysis of Tanzania's tourism market for July 2019Article

The first article provided an overview of tourism in Africa with this article focusing on Tanzania...

Martin Jansen van Vuuren 2 Aug 2019

National Minister of Tourism, a first for Wine & Food Tourism Conference
National Minister of Tourism, a first for Wine & Food Tourism ConferenceArticle

Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane will present the inaugural Wine & Food Tourism Awards at Spier, near Stellenbosch, on 18 September...

Issued by August Collective 26 Jul 2019

Africa's hotel investment forum returns to Ethiopia
Africa's hotel investment forum returns to EthiopiaArticle

One of the most important roles played by AHIF is to facilitate networking between delegates...

26 Jul 2019

ATL Forum 2019 to stimulate intra-Africa travel for economic growth
ATL Forum 2019 to stimulate intra-Africa travel for economic growthArticle

Hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government from 27-29 August 2019, the Africa Tourism Leadership Forum and Awards will determine real priorities for economic growth through travel, tourism, hospitality, aviation and tourism infrastructure development...

24 Jul 2019

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