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GLOBAL

Rethinking tourism so the locals actually benefit from hosting visitors

The future of tourism depends on ensuring visitors do not wear out their welcome. Giving locals more of a say in tourism can help ensure they share in the benefits and minimise the costs...

By Freya Higgins-Desbiolles 24 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

SA woos 85 Nordic tour operators

The #NordicMeetSouthAfrica2018 initiative saw 85 Nordic tour operators embark on a seven-day trip showcasing the highlights of South Africa's different provinces and exposing them to local SMME experiences and top-notch hospitality...

15 Mar 2018

NORTHERN EUROPE

Freedom to roam: Sweden listed itself on Airbnb

Every lake is your infinity pool, every mountaintop your granite terrace, every meadow becomes a garden and every forest a pantry filled with mushrooms and berries...

23 May 2017

SWEDEN

Mapping a new landmark

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN: Standard practice for hotel launches is to invite local press, some travel writers, a celebrity or two and a sample of the type of clientele for which the hotel was designed. Canapés, champagne and - for the more sophisticated establishment - a goodie bag are de rigueur. Everyone has a look about, gets drunk then goes home and forgets about the hotel once they've recovered from the party.

15 Feb 2012