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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 24 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Lufthansa expands its tourist-oriented long-haul portfolio in Frankfurt, Munich

Lufthansa Group will be expanding its tourist-oriented long-haul portfolio at its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich with Eurowings. For Frankfurt Airport, this means that Eurowings will be taking off from the metropolis on the main river...

8 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Cheapflights Compass Report 2017 shows challenge is the mother of opportunity

We chat to the MD of Cheapflights to mine some insights from the Compass Report 2017...

By Cari Coetzee 13 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Paternoster boutique hotel to represent SA in ITB50

5-star Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel in Paternoster has been selected to represent South Africa in a global marketing campaign by travel trade show, ITB Berlin...

2 Feb 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Electronic luggage tag to enable a smooth travel experience

Lufthansa and Rimowa were jointly awarded the prize for "Best Baggage Initiative" for the new "Rimowa Electronic Tag" at the airline industry conference...

15 Sep 2015

GERMANY

Google sees Amazon as its biggest competition

BERLIN, GERMANY: Google boss Eric Schmidt said his company's biggest competition as a search engine came from e-commerce company Amazon, and not from other search engines.

14 Oct 2014

GERMANY

Uber's services halted in Germany

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: The controversial but popular car pick-up service Uber has hit a roadblock after a German court slapped it with an injunction on the grounds it lacks the necessary legal permits to operate its services.

3 Sep 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Travel Tips from Germany

BERLIN, GERMANY: The first edition of Travel Tips covers a host of information. The German National Tourist Board themes for 2012 are exciting and cover new aspects of Germany.

6 Feb 2012

GERMANY

GfK Global Green Index: How green are German consumers really?

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: When it comes to sustainable consumption, considerations of cost and use generally outweigh concern for the environment. However, in other areas, such as the national energy supply or waste disposal/recycling, Germans have a decidedly higher awareness of green issues. These are the findings of the latest GfK Global Green Index, a new representative survey carried out by GfK Marktforschung in October 2011.

17 Nov 2011

UNITED STATES

GfK survey reveals evolving trends in American holiday shopping and spending

NUREMBURG, GERMANY / NEW YORK, US: Retailers embarking on a seasonal hiring binge this year may want to rethink their plans, according to a new survey by GfK Custom Research North America. As unemployment remains above 9% and median household incomes decline, economic anxiety continues to preoccupy the thoughts of US consumers.

25 Oct 2011