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Is South Africa ready for the "smart" hotel room?

There's a race on internationally among big hotel groups to unveil hotels that feature rooms equipped with the Internet of Things (IoT) devices that can carry out a variety of tasks for guests. This state-of-the-art hotel experience will likely become commonplace globally, the question is, is South Africa ready for such a development?

By Danny Bryer 2 hours ago

Overtourism: A growing global problem

The summer holidays are in full swing - and protests against overtourism have begun (yet again) in a number of popular European cities...

4 hours ago

And the World's Best Airlines of 2018 are...

Singapore Airlines has been named 2018's World's Best Airline in Skytrax's World Airline Awards. Not only that, but it also snatched the top spot as the World's Best First Class, Best Airline in Asia, and Best First Class Airline Seat...

19 Jul 2018

The impact of technology and OTAs on the hospitality industry

"As industry players become more tech savvy, there needs to be a balance between technology and human interaction. It is necessary to keep up with competition and global trends which are stirring creativity and innovativeness."

By Josephine Wawira 19 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: SAA shows its support for Mandela Centenary celebrations

South Africa Airways (SAA) has introduced special initiatives to honour Madiba by branding three aircraft within its fleet - an Airbus A320-200, A330-300, and an A340-600...

18 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: NMBT raises a special centenary flag for Madiba

The raising of the centenary flag paves the way forward for Mandela Fridays, which will see the flag hoisted every week, also aimed at building a culture of humanity and kindness for residents and visitors...

18 Jul 2018

Cape Town bags 3 awards at Routes Africa 2018

The award wins include the best airport in Africa in the 4-20 million passenger category for ACSA Cape Town International Airport, best destination marketing award for Cape Town Air Access, and the Overall Routes Africa award...

18 Jul 2018

First daily Fastjet flights between Harare and Bulawayo

Friday, 20 July 2018 will see Fastjet commence daily flights between Harare and Bulawayo...

18 Jul 2018

Henley Passport Index: African countries introduce reciprocal measures to improve SA passport strength

Ethiopia, in particular, is easing entry requirements for foreign investors and privatising a number of key state-owned enterprises after years of a strong nationalist agenda...

16 Jul 2018

Cape Town named number one city in Africa, Middle East

In Travel + Leisure's 2018 reader's poll, Cape Town has been named number one favoured city in Africa and the Middle East for the 17th year...

16 Jul 2018

Last chance to vote for your favourite Sanlam Top Destination

The final countdown for the fourth annual Sanlam Top Destination Awards has begun, with just three weeks left of voting...

16 Jul 2018

How sporting events benefit the African continent

We chat with Tim Smith, managing partner at HVS Consulting to find out more about how sporting events like the 2018 FIFA World Cup has benefited the African continent and its tourism industry...

By Robin Fredericks 13 Jul 2018

Africa's travel growth exceeds expectations

"Developing our relationships with other African nations will allow us to capitalise on tourism growth across the continent."

By Enver Duminy 12 Jul 2018

Three new hotel trends being driven by the experience economy

For the hotel industry, guest experiences have always been important but consumers in the experience economy want more...

By Sharmila Ragunanan 11 Jul 2018

Local tourism in Nigeria forecasted to get N3.6bn boost

International arrivals and employment expected to grow by 1.5% and 3.4% respectively by the end of 2018...

11 Jul 2018

Ethiopian Airlines resumes flights to Eritrea after 20 years

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that, after 20 years, it will resume daily flights to Asmara, the capital and the largest city of Eritrea, on 17 July 2018...

11 Jul 2018

Walter Sisulu honoured with Sisulu Circle Garden unveilling

The Sisulu Circle Garden - a landscaped area paying tribute to the late Walter Sisulu - was funded by the Department of Tourism as part of its plans to develop tourism destinations across the country and to pay homage to a great man for his sacrifice and significant contribution...

10 Jul 2018

Aha Hotels & Lodges completes refurbishment of its Kopanong conference centre

The conference rooms offer flexibility by maximising venue space through opening the various partition doors, accommodating a maximum of 400 guests in cinema style seating, 270 delegates in school room seating and up to 260 guests in banquet style...

10 Jul 2018

Key insights into Kenya's hospitality industry

Jumia Travel, in its annual report delves into Kenya's travel, tourism, and hospitality ecosystem, looking at the sector's GDP contribution, as well as technology trends shaping the hospitality sector...

9 Jul 2018

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