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Making travel more inclusive and accessible to all

Collin Thaver of Southern Africa 360 lets us in why it's become a necessity to promote special needs tours, especially to the international market, as well as what accessible and disabled friendly travel could mean to the South African market...

By Robin Fredericks 2 Jul 2018

#WTMA18: Bringing Africa to New York and New York to Africa

NYC & Company became a major blip on our radar when it locked in the first ever city-to-city partnership with Cape Town to boost tourism between the two iconic cities. We caught up with Makiko Matsuda Healy, MD of tourism market development, to find out what New York tourism is all about...

By Cari Coetzee 15 Jun 2018

Tanzania's Serengeti voted Best African Safari Park of 2018

SafariBookings.com compiled a definitive list of Africa's best safari parks and after in-depth study which included more than 2,500 reviews from safari tourists and industry experts alike, Serengeti was rated the best African Safari Park with an overall rating of 4.9 out of 5...

By Alawi Masare 14 Jun 2018

The top 10 cities for travel and play according to Mastercard

The Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index: Play shows that special cities around the world are building a brand of fun, relaxation and enjoyment for like-minded travellers...

14 Jun 2018

5 benefits of the NDC for corporate travellers

Although a lot of noise has been made around how the New Distribution Capability (NDC), launched by IATA, will 'facilitate' communication between travel agents and airlines, why should the corporate traveller care about this?

5 Jun 2018

Supporting tourism can reinvigorate the Cape economy

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

By Judiet Barnes 4 Jun 2018

Authentic African experiences with Tented Adventures

Wynand Du Toit saw a gap in the tented safari market and approached Jonathan Cohen with the idea of starting a backpacker tented camp in the Pilanesberg. Together they raised funds and with a lot of hard work, the idea became a reality...

By Cari Coetzee 1 Jun 2018

The time is right for an African attractions association

A key focus of the fifth Attractions Africa conference will be the creation of a continental attractions association in partnership with the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions...

31 May 2018

At home at the Capital Mirage

For years the Capital Group has been setting the standard in the luxury extended stay market. Meant to feel like home, this is indeed what you get from check-in to check-out at the Capital Mirage in Cape Town...

By Cari Coetzee 31 May 2018

Is Airbnb the antidote to overtourism?

Airbnb's Healthy Travel and Healthy Destinations report shows that its platform and community model helps fight mass tourism, promotes sustainable travel and is changing the economics of travel and tourism to the benefit of local families and communities...

31 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Taking some time out in Africa

While travel into some parts of Africa very firmly remains in the "business trip" category, travellers who decide to extend their business trip may be surprised at the leisure opportunities available on the continent...

By Ryan Potgieter 30 May 2018

Followme2Africa launches programme for international travel agents to market KZN

The aim of this annual gathering by Followme2Africa is to ensure that the agents are well informed about all the tourism offerings available in KwaZulu-Natal so that they can return to their countries and package the Zulu Kingdom as a premier destination...

29 May 2018

Uganda turns to its dark history to attract tourists

Gifted by Nature is a slogan Uganda uses to promote its tourism, especially wildlife, primates, and freshwater lakes. Now, Uganda plans to join countries such as Germany, Cambodia, Japan and Rwanda as destinations for what is known as dark tourism...

29 May 2018

SA car rental market shows healthy growth in leisure rentals

"Leisure travellers are giving our country a big vote of confidence. This indicates that South African travel remains popular both locally and internationally, which bodes well for future growth. The other good news from the latest figures is the geographical spread."

23 May 2018

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