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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 1 day ago

#AfricaMonth: Africa's top leisure destinations for business travellers

Intra-Africa travel should be a priority for every South African...

By Jenna Berndt 21 May 2019

Cape Town-St Helena seasonal midweek flight launched

Cape Town Air Access, together with the St Helena Government (SHG) and Airlink, are launching a new connection between Cape Town and St Helena...

17 May 2019

VFS Global to roll out new Italy Visa Application Centres in SA, Botswana

VFS Global has been awarded the contract to provide Italy visa services in South Africa and Botswana, and will roll out six new Italy Visa Application Centres in Johannesburg, Durban, Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Polokwane and Gaborone...

15 May 2019

Travel trends: Why family travel is once again on the rise

It's become clear that understanding what families expect from their holidays are starting to turn the travel industry on its head, particularly as multigenerational travel emerges as this year's top vacation trend...

14 May 2019

6 things to do in White River, Mpumalanga

While a trip to White River in Mpumalanga will always include a stop at the Kruger National Park, spotting the Big Five is not all the town has to offer...

10 May 2019

Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy

African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy...

10 May 2019

Air Tanzania to resume flights to South Africa

Air Tanzania is set to resume services between O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and Dar es Salaam with connections to domestic and international destinations...

9 May 2019

W Hospitality names Radisson Blu Africa's fastest growing hotel

Radisson Blu has for a second year in a row, secured the leading position as the hotel brand with the most hotels under development and the most hotel deals in its pipeline in Africa...

9 May 2019

African airlines see 2.1% rise in demand for passenger travel

The International Air Transport Association has announced its global passenger traffic results for March 2019 showing that demand rose by 3.1%, compared to the same month a year ago...

9 May 2019

Fastest growing business destinations for SA travellers revealed

According to data by Flight Centre Business Travel, the fastest growing international business destinations for South African travellers in 2018 were London, Lagos and Mauritius...

7 May 2019

Hilton expands footprint, debuts four properties in Africa

Many of these properties represent first-in-country openings for Hilton Garden Inn and for the Hilton enterprise as a whole, including Botswana, Zambia and Uganda...

6 May 2019

#Indaba2019: Tourism key to Africa's growth

In 2018, 67 million international tourists visited Africa, a growth of 7% - more than the global average of 6% - and 8.5% of Africa's GDP, supporting 24 million jobs, and/ or 6.7% of all jobs on the continent...

By Danette Breitenbach 6 May 2019

#ATMDubai: Machine learning, artificial intelligence will revolutionise the way you do business

Technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) have the potential to transform the hospitality and travel sectors...

2 May 2019

TPConnects launches IATA NDC-based SaaS software for global travel agents

TPConnects SaaS-based solution addresses the current problem of 99% of the travel agents lacking their own digital assets...

2 May 2019

Getaway names Victoria Falls one of Africa's best holiday destinations

South Africa travel magazine, Getaway has named Victoria Falls, Great Zimbabwe and Mana Pools National Park among Africa's 30 Best Holidays in its April 2019 edition. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, took first place in Getaway's Best Natural Wonders category, while Great Zimbabwe took second place...

2 May 2019

Radisson Hotel Group signs three hotels to enter Madagascar

The Radisson Hotel Group has signed an agreement with Groupe Talys, for three hotels to enter Madagascar, namely the Radisson Blu Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront, Radisson Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront and Radisson Serviced Apartments Antananarivo City Centre...

30 Apr 2019

Accor set to accelerate Africa development plans in new, existing markets

Target growth markets include Kenya and Tanzania in East Africa; Ghana and Nigeria in West Africa; and Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa...

26 Apr 2019

Qatar Airways strengthens ties with Amadeus to maximise revenue, improve customer experience

Last summer, the aviation industry set a new record, with over 200,000 aircraft taking to the skies every day. In a competitive marketplace, airlines are looking for the right technology that enables them to deliver memorable experiences for their customers...

26 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: Pinq Travel's Jason Fiddler talks marketing LGBTIQ+ travellers

According to the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, the visibility and acceptance of LGBTQ+ people in society have increased globally over the past decade; however, the underrepresentation of gay and lesbian travellers in the tourism sector still exists...

By Robin Fredericks 25 Apr 2019

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