#TourismMonth: Surge of the digital travel consumer

Digitalisation is increasingly seen to empower travel consumers especially those seeking diversification and personalisation for a remarkable experience...

By Josephine Wawira 8 hours ago

Five popular visa-free destinations for South Africans

South Africa may be falling apart, but at least your passport is still good for something. You don't need a visa to get into a multitude of beautiful and fascinating countries...

By Jason Snyman 8 hours ago

Dream Hotels & Resorts joins SA Tourism's Sho't Left Travel Week movement

The travel week, run by South African Tourism encourages airlines, hotel groups and tour operators to offer generous discounts to give South Africans access to travel, and expand the breadth of South Africa's tourism...

1 day ago

All the opulent, old-world charm of the Oyster Box Hotel

If you've ever been to the five-star Oyster Box Hotel you'll know all about the high ceilings, palm-leaf fans, and pops of lighthouse red-and-white stripes everywhere you look, with high tea a daily occurrence. Here's why you shouldn't miss this revamped KwaZulu-Natal classic...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Sep 2018

WTM Africa launches dedicated hosted buyer programme for international exhibitors

"This programme will ensure that out outbound international exhibitors can arrange appointments with potential hosted buyers in advance that are actively selling travel, accommodation and experiences to the African market."

12 Sep 2018

Africa and the digital tourism opportunity

Digital tourism in Africa contributed almost 3% to the South African GDP in 2016 and provided jobs to more than 686,000 people, as such, tourism means big business...

12 Sep 2018

Benguela Cove: more than just a wine farm

Drinking a glass of bubbly is not what I particularly felt like when I arrived at Benguela Cove on a cold and rainy winter's morning...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Sep 2018

Disruptive tech driving business - The travel tech case study

The hotel and travel industry should look to provide unique experiential offerings to customers in their attempt to respond to technological disruptions threatening the sector...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 10 Sep 2018

How to protect yourself from timeshare scams

Wherever a market exists, deceptive or fraudulent activity can also be present and the same is true for the timeshare industry...

Issued by Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa 10 Sep 2018

Research identifies big gaps in generational spend

According to research released by the Global Business Travel Association, Millennials are much more likely to have reservations about ordering extras such as room service or coffee and snacks as opposed to their Gen X or Boomer colleagues...

10 Sep 2018

Developing a tourism marketing plan in a changing world

Here are several tourism marketing ideas and points to consider when developing new and innovative marketing strategies...

By Dr. Peter E. Tarlow 6 Sep 2018

Tourism becomes the world's third-largest export sector, generating $1.6tn in 2017

International tourist arrivals grew 7% in 2017, the highest increase since 2010...

By Josephine Wawira 5 Sep 2018

Elaine Durr on her 20 years in the tourism sector

Elaine Durr, operations director at World Leisure Holiday, has enjoyed a career spanning 22 years in the travel and leisure industry. Here she shares just how the industry has shaped her, the challenges she has faced and how she has overcame them...

3 Sep 2018

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