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5 trends that will shape the way South Africans travel in 2021
5 trends that will shape the way South Africans travel in 2021

Travel trends ebb and flow, but nothing has reshaped the way that people plan, book and travel quite like Covid-19. While 2020 put paid to many a trip (almost overnight), 2021 will give us the first taste of travel and tourism in a post-pandemic world...

9 Feb 2021

Tourism SMMEs: Looking for opportunity in uncertainty
Tourism SMMEs: Looking for opportunity in uncertainty

It's hard not feel overwhelmed. But while 2020 saw the overnight shutdown of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries, Jurni CEO, Dr Nomvuselelo Songelwa believes that 2021 will usher in a new way of travelling, opportunities amid the uncertainty, and the space to develop new tourism products and services...

28 Jan 2021

Virtual reality and tourism in 2021
Virtual reality and tourism in 2021

"Virtual reality, or VR, is something that we have heard a lot about over the last few months - especially in response to Covid-19. It is becoming a big part of travel and tourism with many questions cropping up on what it looks like, how it works and, most importantly, how we can leverage it."

Chelsey HaleBy Chelsey Hale 25 Jan 2021

5 ways data can shape your corporate travel programme in 2021
5 ways data can shape your corporate travel programme in 2021

In a 2021 - hopefully post-Covid - world, we can expect data to become 'the old answer to new questions in travel...

25 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Wine in the wake of corona
#BizTrends2021: Wine in the wake of corona

From Covid-19 to an economic downturn, so much of our energy was spent just getting through each day. For many of us in the wine industry, this became a lot harder when a ban on alcohol sales was implemented in late March 2020. Join us as we take a moment to reflect on what was and the lessons we can take into the new year...

By Kristen Duff and Gosia Young 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Finding purpose and wellbeing through travel
#BizTrends2021: Finding purpose and wellbeing through travel

So what will travel look like in 2021 and going forward? One is understandably hesitant to make any confident predictions apart from the most obvious one being that 2021 will most likely continue to be a very difficult year for the global travel and tourism sector. If I had to highlight a few travel trends for the coming year and beyond, these would stand out...

Mariette du Toit-HelmboldBy Mariette du Toit-Helmbold 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The value shift - how the travel customer has changed
#BizTrends2021: The value shift - how the travel customer has changed

For those of us who work in the travel industry, we know that travel as we knew and loved it, is over. As consumers grapple with uncertainty during this time, their purchasing behaviour has become more erratic and quite frankly almost impossible to predict...

Natalia RosaBy Natalia Rosa 6 Jan 2021

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#BizTrends2021: 5 government interventions urgently-needed to support air transport, tourism sector

The air transport industry was one of the hardest hit in 2020 with traffic and revenues falling off a cliff at the end of last March following the imposition of worldwide Covid-19 containment restrictions on travel...

Muhammad Ali AlbakriBy Muhammad Ali Albakri 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The 2020 hotel crash and 2021 crystal ball
#BizTrends2021: The 2020 hotel crash and 2021 crystal ball

The South African hospitality industry was well on its way to break records in 2020 until Covid-19 became our reality. Derek Martin, founder and CEO of TrevPAR World looks at how Covid-19 impacted the industry and what is needed for recovery...

Derek MartinBy Derek Martin 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: How the aviation industry is taking off during the pandemic
#BizTrends2021: How the aviation industry is taking off during the pandemic

Safety protocol, communication and collaboration across industries is key to economic recovery...

Anand YederyBy Anand Yedery 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Together we can do so much more
#BizTrends2021: Together we can do so much more

Twenty-twenty was a devastating year for South Africa's tourism industry - but it was also the year that we came together as one tourism community and saw the power of true alignment and collaboration...

David FrostBy David Frost 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Understanding your "why" - establishing a new norm through purpose-driven actions
#BizTrends2021: Understanding your "why" - establishing a new norm through purpose-driven actions

In a year when we arguably found ourselves with more time on our hands than ever before, thanks to the Covid-19 lockdowns, the upside was the opportunity to step back from our hectic diaries, to consider the cost to society of our relentless focus on corporate profit.

Ramsay RankoussiBy Ramsay Rankoussi 6 Jan 2021

What does a post-Covid future hold for the MICE industry?
What does a post-Covid future hold for the MICE industry?

Tim Cordon, senior area vice president, Middle East & Africa, Radisson Hotel Group outlines some of the key factors that will give MICE operators an edge once the world begins emerging from the Covid-19 reality...

17 Dec 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!
Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

#BizTrends2021 - write them, own them, make them possible
#BizTrends2021 - write them, own them, make them possible

There's never been a better time to rewrite the future or a better time to come on board to sponsor BizTrends...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 14 Sep 2020

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What the travel trends of yesterday mean for the future of travel

We are travelling more, and younger and younger generations are now setting out to see the world and there is an ever-increasing desire by travellers to venture further and further...

Guy StehlikBy Guy Stehlik 13 Jul 2020

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WTM Africa 2020 visitor, media registration now open

World Travel Market Africa 2020, which takes place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre is set to be one of the African continent's largest and leading business-to-business travel trade show yet...

5 Mar 2020

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#ATMDubai: Travel trends for Boomers, Gen X, Y and Z to look out for

"Although all generations are now looking for activities and experiences, above all else, what makes this market more complex, is the individual preferences and demands of each generation and of course ultimately, the challenge facing marketers trying to engage with them."

6 Feb 2020

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What does the future hold for the retail travel industry?

Jenna Berndt sits down with Sue Garrett, general manager of marketing and product at Flight Centre Travel Group, to talk about what the next 25 years will look like for the retail travel trade in South Africa...

Jenna BerndtBy Jenna Berndt 22 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Travel forecast for intra-Africa travel in 2020 - Spotlight on Mozambique
#BizTrends2020: Travel forecast for intra-Africa travel in 2020 - Spotlight on Mozambique

Intra-Africa travel should be a priority for every African. While visas remain a challenge for many travellers and destinations, the good news is that air accessibility is improving - although in many cases those flights are still much too expensive...

Natalie Tenzer SilvaBy Natalie Tenzer Silva 21 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: Trends that will shape travel experiences in 2020

Several trends highlight that customers are moving towards self-service options, with 61% of travellers in South Africa surveyed preferring to hear about travel disruption via digital communications...

Adrian RoodtBy Adrian Roodt 16 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: Waste management in the hospitality sector in 2020

Effective waste management is a universal problem that affects us all. It's the one factor we, in the hospitality industry, can collectively prevent from worsening during 2020...

Sharmila RagunananBy Sharmila Ragunanan 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Top food and restaurant trends from the 2019 Eat Out Award-winning chefs
#BizTrends2020: Top food and restaurant trends from the 2019 Eat Out Award-winning chefs

2019 Eat Out Award-winning chefs Bertus Basson of Overture Restaurant, Candice Philip of Grei, Gregory Czarnecki of The Restaurant at Waterkloof, Ivor Jones of Chef's Warehouse Beau Constantia, Michael Cooke of Camphors at Vergelegen and Ryan Cole of Salsify at The Roundhouse, weigh in with their top food and restaurant trends for 2020...

8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: All about authenticity - 3 major trends influencing the travel industry
#BizTrends2020: All about authenticity - 3 major trends influencing the travel industry

As tourism continues to rise (2018 saw a global increase of 6% in 2017) consumers are not shy to make their preferences known on how they want to travel and, afterwards, what they thought of the experience...

By Jared Ruttenberg 8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Data dive - 3 areas of focus for digital companies
#BizTrends2020: Data dive - 3 areas of focus for digital companies

When applied correctly and ethically, data is a powerful resource in how businesses target and personalise customer interactions in the digital age...

Odette FalingBy Odette Faling 7 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: The future of the travel agent profession

Digital has changed the face of travel, both making it easier for consumers to plan their own travel experiences and lowering the barriers of entry to the hospitality industry through apps such as Airbnb and Uber. The travel agent, the traditional middleman, has therefore been squeezed from both sides...

Olivier HannaertBy Olivier Hannaert 6 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: A weak economic outlook for South Africa won't stifle business travel demand

The economic growth forecast for South Africa remains uncertain with weak investor sentiment and lingering policy uncertainty...

Oz DesaiBy Oz Desai 6 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: SA wine industry shifting gears

The South African wine industry is entering a new phase of repositioning, consolidation and reinvestment. Although challenges such as climate change, shifts in production and demand and financial pressures are expected to continue into 2020, it has led to the industry becoming more streamlined, focused and adaptable...

Rico BassonBy Rico Basson 6 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: 5 South African tourism trends to watch in 2020

Many global megatrends, that will have an impact on the South African tourism industry, have already been identified. These include the rising importance of technology and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, flight shaming and the rise of carbon-neutral trips and the rise of Bleisure...

Martin Jansen van VuurenBy Martin Jansen van Vuuren 6 Jan 2020

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019



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