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Cape Town named world's best city in Africa and the Middle East

Cape Town comes in ahead of other top tourist destinations in the region like Tel Aviv, Cairo, and Marrakesh...

12 Jul 2019

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Visa-free travel to SA extends to 7 more countries

The Department of Home Affairs has announced an addition to its visa-free countries list for travel to South Africa. Citizens of Ghana, Sao Tome and Principe, New Zealand, Cuba, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia no longer require visas to visit South Africa...

11 Jul 2019

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CTICC to host over 100 international conferences by 2026

Over 100 international conferences, which are expected to bring over 127 000 delegates to Cape Town, has been confirmed to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre up until 2026...

10 Jul 2019

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Registration open for International Tourism Film Festival-Africa 2019

The International Tourism Film Festival-Africa will be hosting its first-ever film festival in South Africa, which is set to take place in Cape Town and Northern Cape from the 20-24 November 2019...

3 Jul 2019

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Botswana bans the use of foreign currency

Botswana citizens and travellers intending to visit Botswana have been informed that from 1 August 2019 BURS (Botswana Unified Revenue Service) will no longer accept any foreign currencies as a means of payment.

3 Jul 2019

Mercer Survey: Cape Town, Joburg ranked least expensive cities in Africa
Mercer Survey: Cape Town, Joburg ranked least expensive cities in Africa

The survey includes over 500 cities throughout the world; this year's ranking includes 209 cities across five continents and measures the comparative cost of more than 200 items in each location...

1 Jul 2019

Emirates commits to reducing single-use plastic
Emirates commits to reducing single-use plastic

All plastic straws, plastic swizzle sticks and stirrers will be replaced with eco-friendly alternatives by the end of the year...

1 Jul 2019

To protect us all, babies travelling overseas may need the measles shot at 6 months instead of 12
To protect us all, babies travelling overseas may need the measles shot at 6 months instead of 12

Babies are normally vaccinated against measles at 12 months old. But doctors are now suggesting having the shot as early as six months might be worthwhile for youngsters traveling overseas.

By Nicholas Wood, Alexis Pillsbury and Jean Li-Kim-Moy 28 Jun 2019

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Meetings Africa 2020 exhibitor registration now open

The South Africa National Convention Bureau invites exhibitors to register for the 15th edition of the business events trade show...

28 Jun 2019

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Africa hotel growth expected to remain positive despite economic uncertainty

Opportunities aplenty for business tourism in Africa according to PwC's ninth edition of the Hotels Outlook: 2019-2023, which includes information about hotel accommodation in South Africa, Nigeria, Mauritius, Kenya and Tanzania...

27 Jun 2019

#YouthMonth: 4 African travel adventures for all generations
#YouthMonth: 4 African travel adventures for all generations

It doesn't matter your age; we all love a good travel adventure. This #YouthMonth, we seek out incredible experiences to have in Africa that are perfect not only for Generation Z and millennials but all ages...

By Jenna Berndt 27 Jun 2019

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#BizTourismReport: Africa's tourism market for June 2019

The first article provided an overview of tourism in Africa with this article focusing on Botswana...

By Martin Jansen van Vuuren 27 Jun 2019

Ethiopian Airlines adds Addis Ababa-Marseille route
Ethiopian Airlines adds Addis Ababa-Marseille route

In this perspective of strengthening relations between France and Ethiopia, Ethiopian Airlines will propose three weekly flights between Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Marseille, France from 2 July 2019...

12 Jun 2019

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The future of travel: How technology is reducing airport baggage loss

As people look to travel more and visit destinations further from home, airports and airlines alike must act swiftly to lessen the risk of baggage loss, ultimately enhancing their customers' overall experience...

By Dean Porter 10 Jun 2019

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Radisson Blu forms three-way partnership to enhance sustainable forest management in Zambia

In celebration of World Environment Day on 5 June 2019, Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka held an event to announce a new partnership between Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka, SOS Children's Village and Plant a Million Zambia...

7 Jun 2019

#WorldEnvironmentDay: Emirates upcycles SA billboards into school bags
#WorldEnvironmentDay: Emirates upcycles SA billboards into school bags

To mark World Environment Day, Emirates gave its old advertising billboards in South Africa a new lease on life, transforming the PVC Flex material into hundreds of reusable bags...

4 Jun 2019

World Travel Awards Africa, Indian Ocean 2019 winners revealed
World Travel Awards Africa, Indian Ocean 2019 winners revealed

The Africa and Indian Ocean winners have been announced for the 2019 World Travel Awards...

3 Jun 2019

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New X booking code for non-binary gender travellers

As on 1 June 2018, Travelport will be implementing a new booking code for non-binary gender airline passengers. The new code offers the option to choose "X", rather than "M" or "F"...

31 May 2019

Pan-African free trade, investment agreement enters into force
Pan-African free trade, investment agreement enters into force

The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, entered into force yesterday, brings with it the possibility of boosting intra-Africa trade and investment. The agreement, provides a framework to ease the doing of business in Africa...

31 May 2019

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Mauritius prepares to host the 2019 Africa, Indian Ocean World Travel Awards

Mauritius is making final preparations as it steps up to host the World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony on 1 June 2019...

31 May 2019

5 reasons why a trip through Africa on the romantic Rovos Rail should be on your bucket list
5 reasons why a trip through Africa on the romantic Rovos Rail should be on your bucket list

There is something impossibly romantic about travelling by luxury 'steam' train across the country. The gentle rocking motion, the rhythmic click-clacking of the tracks and flash of diverse scenery seen through open windows from the comfort of your private cabin...

By Ruth Cooper 30 May 2019

Radisson identifies Indian Ocean as key market, set to double portfolio by 2022
Radisson identifies Indian Ocean as key market, set to double portfolio by 2022

During this years Indian Ocean Hotel Investment Forum event in Mauritius, the Radisson Hotel Group shared its Indian Ocean development strategy and market insight with hotel owners, developers, banks, investment funds and hotel groups...

29 May 2019

#BizTourismReport: Africa's tourism market for May 2019
#BizTourismReport: Africa's tourism market for May 2019

The first article provided an overview of tourism in Africa with this article focusing on Namibia...

By Martin Jansen van Vuuren 27 May 2019

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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

SA meeting, events industry exceeds global standards, say experts
SA meeting, events industry exceeds global standards, say experts

"As we considered the global trend to integrate technology into show experiences - to use technology to create a best in class visitor experience - we noted that the innovations presented were already in play locally..."

23 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: 10 ultimate travel experiences in Africa
#AfricaMonth: 10 ultimate travel experiences in Africa

Wildlife, incredible landscapes, exciting road trips, centuries-old tribes and glorious beaches are just a few great travel experiences that make Africa one of the most desirable travel destinations in the world...

By Natalia Rosa 22 May 2019

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

Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy
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

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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
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

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