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#WTMA19: Keith Jenkins on how best to harness influencer marketing in travel
#WTMA19: Keith Jenkins on how best to harness influencer marketing in travel

For influencer marketing to continue to grow and perform, it needs to return to its roots of honesty and authenticity says iambassador founder and CEO Keith Jenkins...

By Ruth Cooper 15 hours ago

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South Africa, a medical tourism destination not fully realised

Of the 9.5 million foreign visitors to South Africa in 2008, an estimated 4.3% were medical tourists and in 2015, foreign spending on medical care in South Africa was valued at R961m...

14 hours ago

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#BizTourismReport: An analysis of Africa's tourism market for April 2019

Welcome to the first #BizTourismReport for Africa...

By Martin Jansen van Vuuren 14 hours ago

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Robben Island to be designated a Marine Protected Area

In an effort toward the conservation of Robben Island's marine biodiversity, and advancing the sustainable tourism agenda, the island will soon be declared a Marine Protected Area...

17 hours ago

How businesses in hospitality can get their indemnity right
How businesses in hospitality can get their indemnity right

With the South African hospitality, leisure and tourism industry broadening and attracting more customers each year, it is imperative that business owners in these industries make sure that their property and staff are properly indemnified...

By Adrian Chester 18 Apr 2019

Travellers called to comply with SA's import regulations
Travellers called to comply with SA's import regulations

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has called all international travellers, who will be visiting or returning to South Africa during the Easter holidays, to comply with the country's import requirements for agricultural and related regulated products...

18 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: How tourism became an economic saving grace in sub-Saharan Africa
#WTMA19: How tourism became an economic saving grace in sub-Saharan Africa

A growing number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa have started looking to tourism as a viable option for revenue generation...

By Maroefah Smith 17 Apr 2019

Durban named host city for 2019 Africa Tourism Leadership and Awards
Durban named host city for 2019 Africa Tourism Leadership and Awards

Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau has been announced as the host of this year's Africa Tourism Leadership Forum and Awards, from 29 to 30 August 2019...

17 Apr 2019

Cathay Pacific reinstates seasonal Cape Town-Hong Kong route
Cathay Pacific reinstates seasonal Cape Town-Hong Kong route

Cathay Pacific has announced that its non-stop seasonal flight between Cape Town and Hong Kong will be returning. The route will operate alongside the existing daily non-stop flights from Johannesburg to Hong Kong...

17 Apr 2019

KNP adjusts gate quotas for 2019 Easter holidays
KNP adjusts gate quotas for 2019 Easter holidays

The Kruger National Park management is urging visitors to be aware of gate quotas that will be in effect this coming Easter long weekend...

17 Apr 2019

6 aviation claim trends to watch
6 aviation claim trends to watch

The global airline industry has experienced some of its safest years ever, yet the number of claims shows no sign of abating...

17 Apr 2019

Boeing crashes and Uber collision show passenger safety relies on corporate promises, not regulators' tests
Boeing crashes and Uber collision show passenger safety relies on corporate promises, not regulators' tests

Government regulators and industry experts often overlook the complexities and risks of human-technology interactions and increasingly rely on companies' voluntary oversight and self-assessments...

By Adam Gabriele and Thaddeus R. Miller 17 Apr 2019

Indaba 2019 teams up with local street artists in Durban
Indaba 2019 teams up with local street artists in Durban

South African Tourism has partnered with three acclaimed Durban artists to paint a 22-metre wall mural inside the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre that will be unveiled during Africa's Travel Indaba taking place from 2-4 May 2019...

17 Apr 2019

Public invited to submit comments on tourism amendment draft bill
Public invited to submit comments on tourism amendment draft bill

Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom has invited tourism stakeholders and the public to comment on the recently published Tourism Amendment Draft Bill...

17 Apr 2019

WTMA19: Marketing minimalism, do less, but do it better
WTMA19: Marketing minimalism, do less, but do it better

Day one of World Travel Market Africa 2019 saw Natalia Rosa, director promotions division for Big Ambitions, take us back to basic travel marketing principles; sharing how to build and roll out the right marketing strategy for your brand...

By Robin Fredericks 16 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: Turning the Africa misconception into a profitable, hyperlocal, luxury experience
#WTMA19: Turning the Africa misconception into a profitable, hyperlocal, luxury experience

Africa is a continent filled with places to be explored, yet there are so many countries on the continent that foreigners have never heard of...

By Robin Fredericks 16 Apr 2019

#BizTourismReport: SA tourism market analyses for April 2019
#BizTourismReport: SA tourism market analyses for April 2019

Welcome to the #BizTourismReport for South Africa compiled by Martin Jansen van Vuuren, co-founder and director of Futureneer Advisors. This will be the first in a monthly series of articles to provide market intelligence on the tourism industry in South Africa...

By Martin Jansen van Vuuren 16 Apr 2019

Why the human touch remains necessity in hospitality
Why the human touch remains necessity in hospitality

Looking at other hospitality functions such as stock taking and procurement, advanced technology is certainly making these processes far more efficient. However, the need for human labour in controlling these processes will always remain...

15 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: Keith Jenkins on what travel influencers are getting right and wrong
#WTMA19: Keith Jenkins on what travel influencers are getting right and wrong

According to iambassador founder and CEO Keith Jenkins, marketing influencers in the travel industry are either executing their content mind-blowingly well or mind-bogglingly bad...

By Maroefah Smith 15 Apr 2019

#DistellInterHotelChallenge: Q&A w/ Annette Kesler and Chania Morritt-Smith
#DistellInterHotelChallenge: Q&A w/ Annette Kesler and Chania Morritt-Smith

We chat to the creative duo and business partners of Showcook, Annette Kesler and Chania Morritt-Smith, the masterminds behind the Distell Inter Hotel Challenge...

By Juanita Pienaar 15 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: A wrap on three days of tourism business success
#WTMA19: A wrap on three days of tourism business success

With new connection, continent-building deals and a sense of excitement about where African travel and tourism is headed, the final day of World Travel Market Africa 2019 ended its three days of travel trade on a high note...

15 Apr 2019

Landmark NYSE listing for Africa's unicorn, Jumia
Landmark NYSE listing for Africa's unicorn, Jumia

Pan-African e-commerce platform, Jumia, has become the first African startup to list on the New York Stock Exchange...

15 Apr 2019

Cradle of Human Culture launches in the Western Cape
Cradle of Human Culture launches in the Western Cape

The Western Cape Government launched the Cradle of Human Culture - archaeological and paleontological heritage routes with three anchor sites in the Western Cape - alongside the World Travel Market Africa 2019 conference in Cape Town...

12 Apr 2019

Gondwana Game Reserve launches new fynbos conservation experience
Gondwana Game Reserve launches new fynbos conservation experience

Gondwana Game Reserve on the Garden Route will launch a Fynbos Conservation Experience this month, which includes a guided nature walk lead by their resident botanist...

12 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: Day two travel trade business highlights
#WTMA19: Day two travel trade business highlights

Today marks the third and final day of WTM Africa 2019 - Highlights to look forward to include the opening of Travel Forward in partnership with E-Tourism Africa Seminar (eTAS) and day two of the Business Case for Responsible Tourism Conference.

12 Apr 2019

AAVEA mobilises attractions, bodies to comment on proposed 2021 school calendar
AAVEA mobilises attractions, bodies to comment on proposed 2021 school calendar

The African Association for Visitor Experiences and Attractions (AAVEA) has mobilised its members, attractions industry peers and national tourism bodies to provide comment on the Department of Basic Education's proposed 2021 school calendar before Saturday 13 April 2019.

11 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: WTM Africa 2019 first day highlights from meetings, networking and events
#WTMA19: WTM Africa 2019 first day highlights from meetings, networking and events

World Travel Market Africa 2019 opened its doors at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 10 April, welcoming a host exhibitors, buyers, travel professionals and media...

11 Apr 2019

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve named overall winner of the 2019 African Responsible Tourism Award
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve named overall winner of the 2019 African Responsible Tourism Award

"Our winners have an ethos that extends beyond the commercial - linking thriving business with the wellbeing of local people and the longevity of their environments..."

10 Apr 2019

Model, Shanelle Nyasiase.
Emirates launches new campaign with original anthem for Africa

Emirates has launched a new pan-African brand advertising campaign that celebrates the talented 'pioneers' who are rewriting the narrative of Africa and presents an original anthem for Africa...

10 Apr 2019

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